Joshua Bergasse to Direct and Choreograph “Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker” at New York City Center!

“This jazz-infused retelling of the classic holiday story celebrates the music and magic of Harlem’s Sugar Hill, where a rebellious Black heroine happens upon a secret world waiting to fulfill her fantasies. Sugar Hill is set to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s arrangement of the classic Tchaikovsky score and embeds the story of their artistic relationship. Directed by Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics nominee Joshua Bergasse with choreography by a team of dance world superstars, the piece is a tribute to the joy of collaboration.” Sugar Hill runs from November 15-27 at New York City Center. Click here for more information!