A change in the availability of rights for songs made popular by Nat King Cole has thwarted the announced revue, The House That Nat Built, at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's Stackner Cabaret in early 2000. Instead, the Rep is reviving the 1997-98 conceptual rhythm and blues revue, From My Hometown, Jan. 21-March 12, 2000. Hits made popular by The Temptations, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others will echo in the cabaret space of the Rep's multi-house facility. The show, about three performers (one from Detroit, another Memphis and another from Philadelphia) was written by Lee Summers, Herbert Rawlings Jr. and Ty Stephens.
Tickets are $15-$23. Call (414) 224-9490 for information.
-- By Kenneth Jones