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A Wonderful World - 2020 - Regional (US)

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, featuring songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy. A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, and the complex history of race in America, from the birth of jazz in Armstrong’s native New Orleans to international stardom and the Civil Rights era. Squire focuses his musical drama through the prism of the women in Armstrong’s life. Directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw. Music arranged by Annastasia Victory and Michael O. Mitchell.


Colony Theatre

(Miami Beach, FL)
1040 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

A Wonderful World Regional (US) Cast


by David Clarke - Sep 17, 2020
The fact that Nick Cordero isna??t here to celebrate NICK CORDERO: LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW is an injustice. The record is absolutely breathtaking. Corderoa??s sincerity, heart, and remarkable talent radiates across every second of the recording.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Verve Label Group and UMe, the global catalog company of Universal Music Group, today announced the release of the first-ever official music video for Louis Armstrong’s beloved hit song, “What A Wonderful World.”
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
James Quaife Productions today announces the world première of Paul Harvard's debut play GHBoy - opening at the Charing Cross Theatre on 10 November 2020, with previews from 4 November, and runs until 28 November.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Roustabout Theatre present The Great Big Story Mix Up, a highly interactive, improvised family show which puts children's imaginations at the heart of the action in a completely original way. When the show is performed on stage, the company uses suggestions, interruptions, and wild ideas from its young audience to create never-before-seen fairy tales.
by Ella Embry - Nov 24, 2020
With wholesome jokes, clever Zoom cinematography, and even more clever Zoom choreography, I escaped into a wonderful world of fun songs and kind characters for the night.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 23, 2020
The talent flows from the community in ways nobody dreamed of, as a series of music videos came into the world in 2020. These are the short films nominated for a Broadway World Award.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 22, 2020
The jazz proficient's fourth CD is her most personal one because the story it shares is her own.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2020
The majestic and much-loved production Magic Beach returns to Brisbane after a sell-out season at Brisbane Powerhouse in November. It will play a strictly limited season at QUT Gardens Theatre from 14 January 2021.
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
ABC serves up an extra helping of holiday magic this Thanksgiving with a nostalgic fifth anniversary edition of “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration,” THURSDAY, NOV. 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
The Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts' “Imagine U Storytime” series will finish out the fall season with engaging shows for young audiences from Nov. 22 to Dec. 13.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021
The majestic and much-loved production Magic Beach returns to Brisbane after a sell-out season at Brisbane Powerhouse in November. It will play a strictly limited season at QUT Gardens Theatre from 7 April 2021.
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2021
Tracee Ellis Ross performs “Song of the Runaway Bunny,” the never-before-released song written by Margaret Wise Brown based on a Provençal love ballad which inspired Brown to write this book. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2021
Song Project calls on artists to write an original song inspired by this unique moment in American history, touching of themes of the ongoing COVID pandemic and other prominent current events.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Columbia University's Center for Jazz Studies, in conjunction with The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation (LAEF), presents The Louis Armstrong International Continuum, a Free virtual symposium and concert set for April 8 (6:00 pm – 10:30 pm ET) and April 9 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET).
by The Chaos Twins - Mar 24, 2021
Black Girl Magic, but make it CHAOS. Malcom X described the black woman as the most disrespected, unprotected and neglected person in America, and yet, black women are surely at the center of much political progress, artistic genius, and family structure throughout history.
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
Cole takes on classics like 'Black Mountain Blues,' 'Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out)' and 'What a Wonderful World,' creating a patchwork of American music.'
by Maria Nockin - Mar 12, 2021
On March 11, 2021, Santa Fe Opera presented an online benefit concert for its renowned apprentice programs. Singing the concert were former apprentices mezzo-soprano Emily Fons, tenor Jack Swanson, and baritone Will Liverman. Fons sings an aria from The Haunted Manor, Liverman sings an aria from Pagliacci and Swanson sings 'What a Wonderful World.'
by Virag Dombay - Mar 10, 2021
To celebrate Women's History Month, next up on my arts in conversation is Asabi Goodman, Lisa Hickey, Lauren Roche and Amanda McErlean from the cast of The Curator's The Revolutionists. Their respective bios are featured at the bottom of this article. Here's what these remarkable ladies had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Little Angel Theatre are thrilled to be adapting two stories from Tim Hopgood's classic songbook collection, Moon River and What a Wonderful World. The performances will be broadcast for free on the Little Angel Theatre YouTube channel on consecutive weekends in July.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Students from the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy for gifted pre-college pianists and string playersa?"along with their families and special guestsa?"have created a tribute to healthcare and other essential workers with a video performance of the song a?oeWhat A Wonderful World,a?? made famous by jazz great Louis Armstrong.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was incredibly saddened to report that Nick Cordero died at 41 years of age at Cedar-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles after 91 days in the hospital. Stars from the stage and screen are mourning Cordero's death with touching tributes on social media.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2021
Nicolas King (Beauty and the Beast, Hollywood Arms, A Thousand Clowns) has teamed up with Norm Lewis (Les Miserables, Porgy and Bess, The Phantom of the Opera) for the first single off King’s new record, “Act One” - a collection celebrating 25 years of recordings (his first recording is from age 4!)!
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 29, 2021
Nicolas King dug into the vaults and found some treasures, then he made some new ones and he is sharing them with the world on a new album that celebrates his brief time already spent in show business.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the Blu-Ray recording of the West End production of Kinky Boots, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021
CLUB44 RECORDS is launching their relationship with acclaimed vocalist Nicolas King with the release of his new collection Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings, which will be available in streaming and digital formats on Friday, January 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
Watch JW's Inspirational Singers of NYC, who has sung behind Sam Smith at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, The Macy's Day Parade, The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, The John Oliver Show, as well as, Joes Pub, Green Room 42 and the infamous Birdland Jazz Club, Take on Cynthia Erivo's, 'Stand Up' from the Oscar Nominated Harriet Movie.
by BWW Staff - Jan 12, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Miami Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021
Set and production designer Adam Koch has designed sets for over 50 productions worldwide. Recently, Koch designed the set for the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's immersive, site-specific, outdoor production of A Christmas Carol in November, where people walked from scene to scene across 10-acres of land at the historic Harn Homestead.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 5, 2021
Directed by Ted Lange of “The Love Boat” fame, opening February 19 and running through February 28 with 12 pre-recorded performances, “Satchmo at the Waldorf” is set in 1971, Louis’ last public performance, four months before his passing. The show takes place in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Louis is reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and relationship with his manager.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
CLUB44 RECORDS is launching their relationship with acclaimed vocalist Nicolas King with the release of his new collection Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings, which is available on CD today, Friday, February 26. The album was released in streaming and digital formats last month.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2021
Every year New Paradigm Theatre ( hosts a party for their 'tribe' of supporters on Giving Day.  This year we are hosting a virtual party that is full of performances and shout outs from our favorite Broadway performers and youth.  Performers include Grammy and Emmy winner Paul Bogaev, Broadway veterans Jodi Stephens, Janelle Robinson, Kristin Huffman, Jamie Karen, Patrick Heffernan, Randye Kaye, Mark Deklin, Sue Gilad, Larry Rowgowski, Joe Barros, Barbara Distinti and many more!  
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 22, 2021
Friday evening I had the pleasure of experiencing a story loosely based on fact of the wonderful Louis Armstrong celebrated Jazz trumpeter and singer. Understandably hesitant at first with the idea of a “Virtual Performance” I sat in the comfort of my home with an open mind willing and ready to experience what was about to be laid forth. I've seen many performances presented by American Stage so I knew the magic would be there, but there is something about the “physical connection” that sort of “ the room where it happens” that I missed so greatly here. That is not to diminish the understandably beautiful piece in which the fine folks at American Stage presented, and I completely admire their work here as we are all so much in need of live performances.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
The Lied Center is presenting one of the most diverse programs of events in the nation this spring, featuring the world's top artists. Responding to the COVID19 pandemic, nearly all spring season events will feature both in-person and virtual attendance options.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
Sasha Hutchings (Hamilton, Oklahoma! Fosse/Verdon) and co-host of The Chaos Twins will host HomeGrown: Black Dance History Series, an online event celebrating African influence in American dance. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021
Today's top stories: Nicole Kassell will direct The Wizard of Oz remake, First Date starring Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin comes to BroadwayHD, and more!
by Annette Stolt - Dec 20, 2020
Annual Christmas Concert free to stream at Konserthuset Play
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2020
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the CD edition of soundtrack to the Netflix film adaptation of The Prom, new album from Jason Robert Brown, a song from Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella, and more!
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
Hot off his Grammy and Tony nominated performance in the hit Broadway show Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, Broadway star Derrick Baskin has put a holiday spin on the Louis Armstrong classic, “What A Wonderful World”; the song premieres via Bring Back Soul Music today. 
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 13, 2020
With his twenty-five year CD retrospective, Nicolas King gives music lovers a glimpse of the greatness due to come with his next quarter of a century.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
On October 1st, preeminent global theatrical distributor Abramorama will host the world premiere of the documentary Herb Alpert Is…. The global event will take place via Facebook LIVE and will feature a Q&A with Herb Alpert and director John Scheinfeld moderated by the Grammy Museum’s Artistic Director Scott Goldman immediately following.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2021
Gold Coast Jazz Society brings Award-winning Jazz Singer Nicole Henry to Broward County on May 12th, Henry is sure to magnetize excitement and attraction in this beloved venue after a year of theater closure. 
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
Imagination rules and teamwork triumphs in 'Disney's Magic Bake-Off,' as three teams of two race against the clock to design a Disney-inspired cake utilizing Tastemade's signature recipe videos and an enchanted pantry filled with a wonderful world of ingredients and surprises.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Internationally renowned pianist and composer Danny Wright, known for his contemporary piano, pop instrumentals, new age, and inspirational music, released Prayers: Songs of Reflection and Inspiration, his latest CD and what he considered one of his most special releases to date.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
CLUB44 RECORDS will celebrate the new Nicolas King album Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings on Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00 PM Eastern with an all-star online release party event. Nicolas will perform several songs with Mike Renzi at the piano.