PHOTO CALL: Jazz Hands: Jolson Takes His Bow

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Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Stephen Mo Hanan takes his bow as the star of Jolson & Company, which opened Sept. 29 at Off-Broadway's Century Center for the Performing Arts.

The two-act Jolson tuner, a musical docudrama, explores the life of the legendary stage, film and radio star, arguably the most influential performer of the 20th century. Jolson's signature hits, "Rock a Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody," "You Made Me Love You," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World," "California Here I Come," "Swanee," "Sonny Boy," "My Mammy," "April Showers," "Toot Toot Tootsie, Goodbye," and more, are all part of the show. Stephen Mo Hanan stars as Jolson with Nancy Anderson and Robert Ari playing a variety of roles including Ruby Keeler, Harry Cohn, Mae West and Barry Gray.

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— By Christine Ehren