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Jelly Roll Morton

Date of Death: July 10, 1941 (50)

Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA

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Jelly Roll Morton Awards and Nominations


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Off Broadway Musical

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Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

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Jelly Roll Morton News


See What's Coming Up At Birdland July 15th - July 28th

Birdland has announced jazz programming running at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater July 15th - July 28th.
Birdland Jazz Club And Birdland Theater Reveals July 2024 Programming

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this July with a full slate of nightly performances.
See What's Coming Up At Birdland July 1st - July 14th

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater has announced jazz programming running at Birdland July 1st - July 14th.
Find Out What's Coming Up at Birdland June 24th - July 7th

Birdland has announced jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running Birdland June 24th - July 7th.
Review: JELLY'S LAST JAM at Pasadena Playhouse

Director Kent Gash’s production in Pasadena serves up equal parts heat and cool, a slick and sweaty celebration of a man who was as vibrant and dangerous as his music. Under the musical direction of Darryl Archibald and choreography of Dell Howlett – both of which are first-rate – the evening cooks.
JELLY'S LAST JAM Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse's production of the Tony Award-winning musical JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Kent Gash will close this month. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Photos: Celebrities on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of JELLY'S LAST JAM at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse is now presenting a new production of the Tony Award winning musical Jelly’s Last Jam, featuring a book by George C. Wolfe, music by Jelly Roll Morton, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead with musical adaptation and additional music composed by Luther Henderson. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!
Photos/Video: First Look at Pasadena Playhouse's JELLY'S LAST JAM

Get a first look at Pasadena Playhouse's new production of the Tony Award winning musical Jelly’s Last Jam, now on stage through through June 23, 2024. The production features a book by George C. Wolfe, music by Jelly Roll Morton, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead with musical adaptation and additional music composed by Luther Henderson. 
THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY AND JUNE & More Lead Los Angeles's June 2024 Top Theatre Shows

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for June 2024 include The Ballad of Johnny and June & more!
Interview: John Clarence Stewart's the Jelly in JELLY'S LAST JAM

Next up at the Pasadena Playhouse, the Tony Award-winning Jelly’s Last Jam opening June 2, 2024 (with previews starting May 29th). Kent Gash directs the cast led by John Clarence Stewart as Jelly Roll Morton, Cress Williams, Jasmine Amy Rogers; Wilkie Ferguson III, Karole Foreman, Eric B. Anthony, Doran Butler, Chante Carmel, Cyd Charisse Glover-Hill, Summer Nicole Greer, Janaya Jones, Grasan Kingsberry, Amber Liekhus, Davon Rashawn, Joe Aaron Reid, Naomi C. Walley and Hannah Yosef. I had the chance to chat with John Clarence while he was navigating Los Angeles traffic.
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for JELLY'S LAST JAM at Pasadena Playhouse

Get a first look at rehearsals for the new production of the Tony Award winning musical Jelly’s Last Jam at Pasadena Playhouse, featuring a book by George C. Wolfe, music by Jelly Roll Morton, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead with musical adaptation and additional music composed by Luther Henderson.  
Charles W. Eisemann Center For Performing Arts Announces EISEMANN CENTER PRESENTS Lineup For 2024-2025 Season

Discover the exciting lineup for the 2024-2025 season at the CHARLES W. EISEMANN CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS. Single tickets are now available for a diverse range of performances and events.
Review: Opening Night at Pops Showcases George Gershwin, Harry Connick, Jr., and More

There were three great pianists on the program when the Boston Pops recently opened its 138th season at Symphony Hall.
Video: See Stewart, Williams, and Rogers in Teaser for Pasadena Playhouse's JELLY'S LAST JAM

Watch a teaser for Jelly's Last Jam at Pasadena Playhouse in the video here!
Cast Set For JELLY'S LAST JAM at Pasadena Playhouse

Full casting has been announced for the new production of the Tony Award winning musical Jelly’s Last Jam.
Dave Stryker Organ Trio, Take 6, and More to Play Birdland Over the Next Two Weeks

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced all jazz programming running April 29th - May 12th.
See Alice Ripley and John McDaniel, JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY & More at Birdland in April

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.
Stella Cole, Chad LB Quartet, and More Take the Stage At Birdland In April

Get all the details about the upcoming jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running April 1st - April 14th.
John Clarence Stewart, Jasmine Amy Rogers & Cress Williams to Lead JELLY'S LAST JAM in Pasadena

Pasadena Playhouse has revealed the cast for its new production of the Tony Award winning musical Jelly’s Last Jam. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Maria Schneider Orchestra, Christian Sands Trio, and More Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced programming running March 11th - March 24th. Performers appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Maria Schneider Orchestra, Emilio Solla & La Inestable de Brooklyn, Christian Sands Trio, and Canadian Jazz Collective.

Jelly Roll Morton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Jelly Roll Morton written?

Jelly Roll Morton has written 3 shows including Jelly's Last Jam (Composer), Jelly Roll (Composer/Lyricist), Jelly Roll! (Composer).

What awards has Jelly Roll Morton been nominated for?

Jelly Roll Morton has been nominated for the following awards: Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam.

What awards has Jelly Roll Morton won?

Jelly Roll Morton has won the Best Off Broadway Musical award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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