Mary Robin Roth’s Rose is a tireless force of nature in this production that reinforces the ruthless and bitter aspects of the burlesque star’s story.
The Hollywood legend’s oft-brilliant work delighted many but took others aback.
Later generations knew him primarily as the tireless conductor of the Labor Day weekend telethons to raise funds for victims of muscular dystrophy.
The exhibit is an expansion of “Color(ed) Theory.” For that project, started in 2014, Amanda Williams painted eight abandoned houses.
A five-member advisory board helped ensure historical accuracy and cultural authenticity when creating the doll, the company said.
Gregory was one of the first black comedians to find mainstream success with white audiences in the early 1960s, most notably Chicago’s Playboy Club.