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SINGING THE BLUES.

Disaster continues to rain down on the Broadway tuner "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues," a show whose title appears to be all too apt.

Days after it was bumped from the Tonycast, the show's co-creator and star, Ron Taylor, 46, suffered a stroke just prior to the June 11 performance at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Taylor was released from St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan on June 16. According to "Blues" producer Eric Krebs, "He's expected to make a full recovery."

For the next four to six weeks, Taylor's role will be covered by C.E. Smith, whose Broadway credits include "Dreamgirls," "Ain't Misbehavin' "and "Street Corner Symphony."

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Publication:Variety
Date:Jun 21, 1999
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