Group performs Duke Ellington musical at P.S. 47

The nonprofit Inside Broadway group performed Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies" at P.S. 47 in Parkchester Tuesday. The performers are touring the city's public schools.

The nonprofit Inside Broadway group performed Duke Ellington's

The nonprofit Inside Broadway group performed Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies" at P.S. 47 in Parkchester Tuesday. (2/9/16)

THE BRONX - The nonprofit Inside Broadway group performed Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies" at P.S. 47 in Parkchester Tuesday.

The performers are touring the city's public schools.

"Rather than just having a child in their classroom reading about Duke Ellington, now what we're doing is bringing it to life for them," says the group's Valerie Lynn Williams.

The show, a musical, paired jazz and dancing during the Harlem Renaissance.  

The students responded with cheers and applause. 

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