Casting announced for This Joint is Jumping’ at The Other Palace Studio.
New York’s hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers will bring a 1920s Harlem rent party to The Other Palace Studio in April 2017.
A fusion of live jazz, tap dancing and storytelling, This Joint is Jumping’ celebrates and radically interprets jazz icon Fats Waller’s music; breathing new life into classics such as Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black and Blue and Honeysuckle Rose.
Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Lillias White (Dreamgirls, The Life, Netflix’s The Get Down) will make her London debut in This Joint is Jumpin’.
British actor Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who, Gavin and Stacey, Emmerdale) plays the host of the rent party, which features internationally celebrated tap dance artist Michela Marino Lerman, Princess Grace Award-winning tap dancer Joseph Wiggan (Shuffle Along, Cirque du Soliel’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour), critically acclaimed vocalist Michael Mwenso and his band The Shakes: a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry.
This Joint is Jumping’ will run from 4 April 2017 until 15 April 2017 at The Other Palace Studio.