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In Josephine's Cotton- The Revue, The First Black American Superstar dives deeper into her childhood, adult life experiences and reflections through imagining a world that might exist during the Harlem Renaissance movement. Imagine All of the Icons Meeting the Great Josephine, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Eartha Kitt, Carmen Miranda & More! This fictional portrayal through stories of pioneers are timeless and sure to capture audiences globally. Josephine's experiences with a cast of exuberant influential icons will prove to be as timely as they are potent.



Josephine's Cotton THE REVUE- Produced by Tina Thompson

OFF-Broadway Production ROY ARIAS THEATRE'S

Photography by Andrew Mark Williams

Set Design by Lance Pope

Costume Design by Tina Thompson/ Jessica Morales

Assistant Choreographers: Josef Woodson/ Natasha DeVaughn

Public Relations: Charlotte Allen

Wardrobe Assistant: Luke Destin


Tina Thompson-  'Freda' Josephine Baker

Jessica Morales- Carmen Miranda

Josef Woodson- Harry Belafonte

Natasha DeVaughn- Ella Fitzgerald

Kiara Brown- Billie Holiday

Joel Feliciano- Cab Calloway

Janell Barnett- Show Girl

Jordan Whitner- Kofee

Monica Barclift- Ziegfeld Follies

Shawnique Lord- Pearl Bailey

Joi Favor Jackson-Ziegfeld Follies

Charles Carter- Paul Robeson

Lance Pope- Sam Cooke

Luke Destin- Eric De Juan

Melody Perry- Lena Horne

Maryam Abdul Qawiyy- La Lupe

Vernard Pelage- Sammy Davis Jr.

Kijana Lewis- Louis Armstrong

Katie Oliver/Sheila Oneigo- Eartha Kitt

A New Musical Produced, Conceptualized and Choreographed by

Tina Thompson-Pope

Special Guest Performers/ Choreographer's

Set to Music from Various New Pioneer Artists


In Greek mythology, Terpsichore is one of the nine Muses and goddess of dance and chorus. She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre, accompanying the dancers' choirs with her music. Her name comes from the Greek words τέρπω ("delight") and χoρός ("dance"). She was also said to be the mother of the Sirens and Parthenope by Achelous. In some accounts, she bore the Thracian king Biston by Ares. 








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