August 15 - September 21, 2014
By Willard Manus
Fri, Sat. 8pm
Bird Lives! is a solo play, with music, about the life and times of one of the giants of jazz music, who is also one of the founders of bebop jazz, Charlie Parker. Miles Davis once said, “You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker.”
Chris Walker of LA Weekly raves "GO! Montae Russell not only resembles Parker but delivers a moving performance."
broadwayworld.com raves "[Montae Russell's] performance as Parker in BIRD LIVES! is an amazing feat of artistry"