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Louis Jordan

 
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Date of Birth: July 08, 1908
Date of Death: February 04, 1975 (66)

Birth Place: Brinkley, AR, USA
 

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Louis Jordan News

Winter Park Playhouse Announces 2023 - 2024 Mainstage Series Photo Winter Park Playhouse Announces 2023 - 2024 Mainstage Series
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 22, 2023

The Winter Park Playhouse, Central Florida's professional musical theatre, has announced their 2023-2024 Mainstage Series of musical productions. This new lineup of productions boasts a wide variety of Broadway and Off-Broadway hits and regional premieres for the Central Florida area. 

Grammy-Winning Roots Music Legend Taj Mahal to Release New Album 'Savoy' Photo Grammy-Winning Roots Music Legend Taj Mahal to Release New Album 'Savoy'
by Michael Major - Jan 9, 2023

With guest vocals of Maria Muldaur on ‚ÄúBaby It‚Äôs Cold Outside‚ÄĚ and Evan Price‚Äôs violin on two tracks, the album covers 14 standards composed by the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, George Gershwin and Louis Armstrong, brought to life by the unique voice and character of the one and only Taj Mahal.

John Robert Wiltgen Releases Inspirational Memoir THE CANDY IN MY POCKET Photo John Robert Wiltgen Releases Inspirational Memoir THE CANDY IN MY POCKET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2022

With holiday shopping just around the corner, John Robert Wiltgen's riveting memoir 'The Candy in My Pocket,' is now available for the gift giving season.

Review: 5 GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Theatre Troupe Photo Review: 5 GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Theatre Troupe
by Nathaniel Jones - Oct 4, 2022

5 Guy's Named Moe wow's audiences as the true hidden gem of the valley, Black Theatre Troupe

Black Theatre Troupe FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Opens September 16 Photo Black Theatre Troupe FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Opens September 16
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2022

Black Theatre Troupe opens its new season with the exuberant Broadway Hit, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. Performances are September 16 - 25 at Black Theatre Troupe, 1333 E. Washington.

Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring RESPECT: THE MUSICAL, BLACK N Photo Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring RESPECT: THE MUSICAL, BLACK NATIVITY & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Black Theatre Troupe has announced its 2022-23 Season with two musicals, two dramas and the company's annual holiday tradition, Black Nativity.

Review: Taryn Lumia and Todd William Donovan Dazzle in the Tarpon Arts Production of  Photo Review: Taryn Lumia and Todd William Donovan Dazzle in the Tarpon Arts Production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Peter Nason - Jul 25, 2022

It's mostly a beauty of a production with some beastly issues that get in the way. I have seen dozens of productions of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST over the years, but rarely if ever have I seen Belle connect with the title Beast. Usually the two come across as distant cousins at best, not a romantic pairing for the ages. Sometimes the rose has more personality than this duo. But finally--FINALLY!--we have a Belle and Beast who connect with the Tarpon Arts' latest production of this classic musical (music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice; and a book by Linda Woolverton, although her name was misspelled on the front cover of the program).

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Announced at Hattiloo Theatre Photo FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Announced at Hattiloo Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

Five Guys Named Moe to run¬†July 15 ‚Äď 7 August 7, 2022 at¬†Hattiloo Theatre, 37 South Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104.

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Fulton Theater Photo BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Fulton Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jun 6, 2022

Fulton's newest fourth floor production will definitely make you want to come back for 'Moe'. Five Guys Named Moe is a peppy, cheerful musical dedicated to the music of jazz giant, Louis Jordan. Davon Williams stars as Nomax, a down on his luck fella who would rather spend an evening with the bottle than his best girl.

Fulton Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Photo Fulton Theatre Presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022

The Fulton Theatre will close out the 2021/22 Season's Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series with Five Guys Named Moe, a swinging musical tribute celebrating the exuberant sounds of rhythm and blues pioneer, Louis Jordan. The title song, Five Guys Named Moe, was written in 1942 and performed by Jordan and his Tympani Five. The Harlem Renaissance is alive and well with zoot suits, upright bass, swinging beats, and soulful jazz. This musical fantasy is filled with high-energy dancing and incredible vocals that are sure to bring sheer joy and entertainment to all.

Louis Jordan Videos

Frank Black and Iggy Pop Celebrate Mose Allison, Out Nov. 29 Videoplay
Frank Black and Iggy Pop Celebrate Mose Allison, Out Nov. 29

by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 11, 2019

Today, on Mose Allison's birthday, Fat Possum Records releases two newly-recorded Allison tracks from IF YOU'RE GOING TO  THE CITY:  A Tribute To Mose Allison, out November 29. Pixies vocalist Frank Black has recorded 'Numbers on Paper,' while punk icon Iggy Pop puts his spin on the title track. IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE CITY also benefits Sweet Relief, which assists musicians in need. 

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the Trailer for FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Underbelly Productions have released a behind the scenes look at the trailer for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out the video below!

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.'

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena Stage
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!

TV: Five Guys Named Moe at the Theatre Royal Stratford East
by Robert Diamond - Sep 10, 2010

Check out our new piece from our UK video partners featuring interviews with all Five Guys Named Moe (Ashley Campbell, Christopher Colquhoun, Carlton Connell, Paul Hazel, Horace Oliver) and, of course, Clarke Peters. The video also includes exclusive clips from the production, which was filmed this week at Theatre Royal Stratford East.


Louis Jordan Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Louis Jordan written?
Louis Jordan has written 1 shows including Five Guys Named Moe (Composer/Lyricist).