The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
The Queen brings Bessie back to life.
Did You Know?
Charles S. Dutton
, who plays Pa Rainey, made his Broadway debut in 1984 in August Wlson's play "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." See more
I ain't playing second to nobody!
Prove It on Me
Written by Ma Rainey
Performed by Pat Bass See more