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A Wonderful World - 2020 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More


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

About the Theatre
(Miami Beach, FL)
1040 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

A Wonderful World Regional (US) Cast


by Ricky Pope - Sep 25, 2021
Christine Andreas' show, AND SO IT GOES, which opened at 54 Below last evening, doesn’t contain even a whiff of politics. But it focuses on the disjointedness the past decade or so has created in all our souls and holds up art and music as a way out of some of the chaotic noise that is making us lesser humans. It is a celebration of our collective humanity and an embrace of some of our best qualities as a species: kindness, tenderness, compassion, and love. That’s a lot to pack into a 70 minute cabaret evening. But Christine Andreas is no ordinary cabaret performer. In addition to her prodigious gifts as a singer and actress, she has always used her keen mind to focus on the bigger questions. She set out constructing this show as a way to cheer herself up. But what evolved is much more. It is a journey into the darkness and out again.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2021
Peter's Alley is back with the Pulitzer Prize Winning Proof by David Auburn October 8-31, 2021 at Theatre on the Run in Arlington. It's been a long dark two years and what better way to commemorate the rebirth of Live Theater than with this witty and warm classic of contemporary American theater?
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 10, 2021
During the lockdown Christine Andreas inspired the public with at-home musical performances. She's ready to go live, once again.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021
Vasthy and Friends brings some extra joy to spooky season with a virtual, family friendly Halloween event Featuring Stars of the Broadway Show Beetlejuice - On Saturday, October 30th, 11:00 am ET Broadway actress Vasthy Mompoint will be joined by Beetlejuice Stars Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Gilbert L. Bailey II (Book of Mormon) Dana Steingold (Avenue Q) and ASL Star Arlene 'LeLe' Ngalle-Paryani.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2021
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will perform George Balanchince's The Nutcracker at Hershey Theatre on December 18 and 19, 2021, at 2 p.m.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2021
Playhouse on the Square Department of Theatre Education, in partnership with Theatre Education and Outreach super sponsor AutoZone, ArtsMemphis, The Hyde Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Tennessee Arts Commission, will offer its Adult and Youth Theatre School program January 8 through February 26, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021
Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke is joined by jazz trumpet sensation Byron Stripling for a musical celebration of the life and art of Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz and popular culture in the United States.
by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2021
The 5-track release includes covers of Willie Nelson’s “Funny How Time Slips Away”, 'Let It Be Me' made famous by The Everly Brothers, and Louis Armstrong’s timeless hit “What A Wonderful World.” Watch Humperdinck's recent concert here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021
2022 Grammy-nominated opera and Broadway star Zachary James (Akhnaten, South Pacific, The Addams Family) is releasing his most ambitious album yet, a 20-track celebration of the holiday season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021
Vasthy and Friends will make their NYC debut live and in-person with a family brunch on the The Green Room 42 Stage this November - On November 20th and 27th Broadway actress Vasthy Mompoint will be joined by Broadway Stars Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021
Lively McCabe Entertainment announces that its new holiday-themed musical comedy What a Wonderful World, developed in partnership with BMG, will receive its World Premiere production at Timber Lake Playhouse.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
Miami New Drama announced the return of the world premiere production  A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong. Originally scheduled for the spring of 2020, the production will now play at the Colony Theatre from December 4 - January 16, with opening night set for December 11.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
I'm Still Here, a new virtual benefit for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Division, will stream on Broadway On Demand on June 23. The evening is a celebration of the division's 90th Anniversary, and the 50th  Anniversary of its beloved Theatre on Film and Tape Archive and will honor Harold Prince and George C. Wolfe. 
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! - The hit solo show from Broadway’s Kevin Smith Kirkwood, will make its triumphant post-pandemic return to Joe’s Pub on Thursday, June 23rd at 9:30PM. This special PRIDE EDITION will celebrate New York City Pride week as only Whitney can.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
Covenant House, the largest charity in the Americas helping homeless and trafficked youth, gathered supporters to celebrate their 50th anniversary during their annual Night of Covenant House Stars Gala.
by Jay Irwin - May 22, 2022
In a joint production between Langston and Seattle Public Theater, local playwright Andrew Lee Creech brings us the World Premiere of his play “Riverwood”. A play that tackles some seriously tough and topical subjects affecting underdeveloped neighborhoods and people of color and that contains some wonderful writing and moments but unfortunately lacks focus and a main storyline to carry it all through.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
On the heels of award season, TikTok has unveiled The Showbiz List to recognize and celebrate all of the incredible creators making waves in the entertainment industry. This list recognizes the impact that TikTok creators have made on the industry overall, and introduces a new generation of creators for Hollywood to watch.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
A roster of Broadway performers and top jazz artists will join Michael Feinstein as professional mentors at this year’s Songbook Academy summer intensive, the nation’s leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022
A roster of Broadway performers and top jazz artists will join Michael Feinstein as professional mentors at this year’s Songbook Academy summer intensive, the nation’s leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022
Long Island’s largest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, will present the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! written by Catherine Johnson with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and directed and choreographed by Antoinette DiPietropolo with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022
Miami New Drama has released photos from the world premiere production of When Monica Met Hillary, a new play by Winter Miller (The Public Theater’s In Darfur) and directed by Margot Bordelon (Playwrights Horizons’ Wives). 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2022
Mamma Mia! begins performances on March 17 in advance of its opening night on March 19 running through May 1, 2022. The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 20, 2022
Long Island's largest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre, will present the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! written by Catherine Johnson with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and directed and choreographed by Antoinette DiPietropolo with musical direction by Jonathan Brenner. Mamma Mia! begins performances on March 17 in advance of its opening night on March 19 running through May 1, 2022. The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022
Paradise Square begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 15, 2022, ahead of an opening night on April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this musical to life on stage here!
by Jim Munson - Mar 1, 2022
BroadwayWorld reviews Brian Stokes Mitchell's glorious concert at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on February 25th. When Mitchell announces at the top of his show that his hope is for you to leave the theater feeling better than you did when you came in, you had better believe he means it. By the end, he leaves the audience floating on air.
by Grace Cutler - Jun 25, 2022
3 World Premieres and A 20th Anniversary Production Announced In The Miami New Drama 2022-2023 Season. Miami New Drama is proud to announce a season of transformative, dynamic plays coming to the Colony Theatre on Miami Beach starting October 2022.
by Grace Cutler - Jun 23, 2022
The national tour of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. will begin at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 6. The tour's official opening night will take place on Friday, October 7 with the final Brooklyn performance on Saturday, October 8.
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022
SOFI TUKKER have shared a lyric video for “Summer in New York' that follows them around the streets of NYC living out the idyllic day they imagined in the song. Their guided video tour of the city brings the lyrics to life including stops at Sophie’s beloved Miss Favela in Brooklyn where Brazilian music and food reign.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 18, 2021
The recent first-time Tony nominee is ready for another first: his own solo show.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 16, 2021
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced today that Jason Robert Brown, Savion Glover, Priscilla López, Susan Stroman, Marisha Wallace, and Christopher Wheeldon have joined the growing list of Broadway stars participating in I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 on Broadway On Demand at 8pm EST and 8pm PST. The fundraiser will help raise critical funds for the Library for the Performing Arts' beloved Theatre Division as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
It's the 'straight from the cereal bag.' It's the steering wheel slam. It's the glow-up, the girlfriends, and the goblet of red. Moment by moment, Oshawa-born, Toronto-based singer/songwriter Shannon Dooks delves deep into 'Doubts' and those post-breakup blues with this, her new official video - available now.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 25, 2021
Whatever theme Nicole chooses to explore in concert or  cabaret appearance, the secret sauce is the expertise of Ms. Henry, one of the most exciting singers out there today.  
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 22, 2021
When Mauricio Martinez goes back to 54 with a new show, he doesn't mess around. With BACK ON 54TH STREET, the Broadway leading man arrived ready to share himself and his artistry with everyone, and when he left the stage, he left it all on the stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
Ballet Tech, which each year introduces hundreds of New York City public school children to the beauty and rigor of classical dance, today announced Dionne D. Figgins as its new Artistic Director. Figgins begins leading the organization on August 1, in time for the return of school in fall.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 19, 2021
Nicolas King has been hard at work, and the work is paying off for him and his fans.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Nicolas King will celebrate his recent album Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings from Club44 Records with a string of concert dates throughout the summer including New York’s The Green Room 42 on August 5 at 7:00 PM.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 15, 2021
Ms. Shahoian, who hails from the Bay Area in California, has an interesting story. She was a child prodigy whose gifts landed her an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson when she was only 8 years old. She has been making beautiful music ever since, including two albums, Waiting for You and Believe, which was the winner of several awards.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 14, 2022
Producer Craig Horsley spotted bass soloist Marvin Gayatgay on YouTube and gave him his first solo show. Horsley, clearly, has an eye for talent.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2022
The Carr Center, Detroit's leading Black arts presenter, today announces its television partnership with the City of Detroit's ACE Office. Detroit A&E (Channel 22) will launch a weekly limited television series titled, 'The Carr Center Presents.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021
Broadway On Demand has announced its 2021 Holiday Programming. The lineup includes Jonathan Rockefeller’s Paddington Saves Christmas, The Great Christmas Bake Off, Estella Scrooge and star Tony Award Winner Danny Burstein, Tony Award Nominee Carolee Carmello, Tony Award Winner James Monroe Iglehart, Telly Leung, Ann Harada and more!
by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021
The album features the lead single, 'Unexpected Song' from the musical Song and Dance. With theatrical credits that include Anna Leonowens in the Broadway production of The King and I, Osmond also performs numbers from Into the Woods, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and more. Listen to the album now!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2021
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra rings in the new year with a range of musical experiences from the classical precision of Bach and the romance of Wagner and Mendelssohn, to the jazz stylings of the great “Satchmo”—Louis Armstrong. Contemporary works by the world's best composers, including TSO Spotlight Artist Samy Moussa, and Music Director Gustavo Gimeno makes his return to the podium with Beethoven's Second.
by Michael Major - Dec 10, 2021
The album includes tracks such as Children Will Listen (from the musical Into the Woods), Somewhere (from the musical West Side Story), On My Own (from the musical Les Miserables), Over the Rainbow (from the film The Wizard of Oz), If I Loved You (from the musical Carousel). Listen to the album now!
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 12, 2021
Ari Axelrod's recent dinner music set at The Westbank Cafe yielded great fun for the audience... and for future audiences as well.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 25, 2022
LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER Brings Nicolas King back to The Green Room 42, and Broadway World Cabaret is counting the days and the videos.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Pioneer Theatre Company will present the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run from May 13 through May 28, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
'Change what you can. And enjoy the ride!' Spreading the importance of kindness, and powered by their 1,000 KIDS initiative, New York non-profit AhHa!Broadway's new outreach project closed out their world-premier with those words. But the story wasn't over yet.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Choral Art Society of the South Shore (CAS), the region’s community choral ensemble, will present “What a Wonderful World: Songs of Earth, Sea, and Sky”, on Sunday, May 1, 4 pm at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main Street, Hingham.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Apr 15, 2022
With a mix of perennial favorites and time-tested originals, KAT EDMONSON made her long-anticipated Charlotte debut, charming a latenight Middle C Jazz Club audience
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2022
Playhouse Square's Family Theater Day presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital offers children and families the opportunity to experience unique live performances and activities and enjoy the excitement of a visit to downtown Cleveland in a fun, welcoming environment.