Digitally-restored production makes big-screen premiere in Festival’s Direct from Broadway series
Sedona AZ (December 7, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival concludes its “Direct from Broadway” series with the big-screen debut of Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies”, premiering Dec. 13-14. The production premieres in high definition at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
The recently restored and remastered recordings of the Tony Award-winning Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Ladies” are being exhibited on the big screen for the first time. The production features the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington and a knockout cast that includes Grammy-winner Phyllis Hyman and 3-time Tony-winner, Hinton Battle. An all-star score celebrates the Duke with “Take the “A” Train”, “I’m Beginning to See the Light”, “Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”, In a Sentimental Mood”, “Sophisticated Lady”, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, “Satin Doll”, and “I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good”, among many others. Read More→