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Dinah: A Musical Revue

Les Howard as Brook Benton and Delana Flowers as Dinah Washington

By Ernest McCarty
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
At Madison Arts Center, 3401 Milwaukee Street
April 5th – April 28th 2024

Set during the last year of the short life of the remarkable woman called the Queen of the Blues. Dinah includes a riveting array of musical numbers and biographical vignettes. This show provides a powerful insight into the tragic and often controversial life of Dinah Washington, one of the most popular African-American singers of the 1950s.

“Flowers is a magical, versatile vocalist…. “Dinah” is a sensation that is not to be missed.” – Burgh Vivant

Previews: New Pittsburgh Courier, On Stage Pittsburgh

Reviews: Burgh Vivant, Pittsburgh Owlscribe

“Go and see what a difference an evening makes to your spirit by catching this retrospective look at some of the songs made popular by one of the biggest stars of the 1950s.” – Pittsburgh Owlscribe

Starring Delana Flowers as Dinah Washington

Featuring some of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians:

Also featuring:

Photos by Derek Shelton