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Jelly's Last Jam - 1992 - Broadway

Jelly's Last Jam is a musical with a book by George C. Wolfe, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, and music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson. Based on the life and career of Morton, generally regarded as one of the primary driving forces behind the introduction of jazz to the American public in the early 20th century, it also serves as a social commentary on the African-American experience during the era.


Virginia Theatre

(New York, NY)
245 W. 52nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
Molière in the Park will present a live stream of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's biting satire THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
The Richard Lawson Studios Self Tape Master Class Series closes out September with veteran actor Keith David. Classes take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM PST via Zoom Webinar.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, and Stars in the House will present its next offering of Plays in the House. Plays in the House airs special performances of live readings of classic, award-winning plays, until Broadway reopens.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL Presents an ENCORE Virtual Play Reading of GREENWOOD by Coolidge Harris, Jr. and Directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, September 6th at 8PM EST.
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2020
Atlantic Theater has posted another flashback video. This time, the cast sings 'What Do You Love?' from The Secret Life of Bees!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Billy Porter took to Instagram to issue a fashion challenge to his followers with the instructions: Be creative!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Billy Porter will voice the character of Desmond on tonight's episode of The Simpson's!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
New Repertory Theatre has announced their 2020-2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Long Wharf Theatre announced today the complete lineup for its 2020/21 Breaking Boundaries season. In the first season fully programmed by Artistic Director Jacob G. Padrón, the non-profit theatre is re-dedicating itself to its founding mission to present innovative art with the community at its center and is committed to creating work that galvanizes New Haven and revolutionizes the new American theatre. The season will include work by directors Tatiana Pandiani, Aneesha Kudtarkar and Patricia McGregor; playwrights Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Kristoffer Diaz and Madhuri Shekar; a radical reimagining of a classic Shakespeare tale adapted and directed by Shana Cooper; and a revival of the award-winning musical Jelly's Last Jam, with a book by George C. Wolfe, music by Jelly Roll Morton & Luther Henderson and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead.
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2020
A new episode has been released for Signature Strong Live!, called The Choreography Episode.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced New York City Center Live @ Home virtual programming.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Actor Arnetia Walker and director Stephen Nachamie have launched Just One Step for Democracy, a coalition of performing artists and activists seeking to effect a more just society, empower citizens, and encourage them to Vote for Change on November 3, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in an intimate performance and fundraiser to benefit Berkshire Theatre Group. In this very special one-night-only concert, Brian Stokes Mitchell will deliver an unforgettable performance to an audience of less than 100 people, outside under a tent.
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020
Billy Porter performed a live virtual rendition of a?oeFinally Readya?? for the NYC Pride 2020 TV special. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 1pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about Jelly's Last Jam!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Today, Tony Award-winning actor, Tonya Pinkins, published a lengthy essay for Medium titled, 'Why I am Fed Up with Performative Activism from White and Black Theater Makers'.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
On Monday, March 16 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) will honor Tony Award-winning actor, dancer & singer Ben Vereen with a Lifetime Achievement Award (last year, stage icon Chita Rivera received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award).
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020
Gun & Powder begins performances tonight, January 28, at Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Watch the Pfeiffer and Raver-Lampman perform 'Wide Open Plains' in the new video!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Margo Lion, Broadway and off-Broadway producer, has passed away. Lion is best known for her role in producing Hairspray.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Albuquerque has announced the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Albuquerque debut in Popejoy Hall for a limited engagement June 9-14, 2020. COME FROM AWAY tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets, visit, call 505-925-5858 or visit UNM Ticketing Services located at the UNM Bookstore or visit the new location on south campus at 800 Bradbury Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. For groups of ten or more inquire at
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
In yet another spectacular triumph, global hit COME FROM AWAY has smashed the highest weekly gross income for the week ending 19 January, surpassing the weekly box office records of all other productions staged at the theatre since it opened in 1928. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Theatre Aspen (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) announced today that the organization's annual Gala, this year with a special 'Rockstar' theme, will be held at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The evening will feature a special performance by two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Ragtime).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman lead Gun & Powder as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of this new musical.
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020
Solea Pfeiffer (New York City Center's Evita, West Coast Premiere of Hamilton) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton) star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Check out the new trailer below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
The Orchard Project has announced its 2020 Gala, A TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW, occurring Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Prince George Ballroom and honoring the work of TONY-Award winning producers Kristin Caskey and Amanda Dubois, OBIE winning writer Kyle Jarrow, and TONY-winning tap legend Savion Glover.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was elated to present Jared Grimes, protegé of Wynton Marsalis, in an evening of high energy, non-stop, genre-fusing music and dance on the Birdland stage on Monday, February 24. The band included Mark Meadows, Anwar Marchall, Bret Puchir, Jonathan Michel, and Brent Birckhead.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The Broadway community mourns the loss of multiple Tony Award® winning producer Margo Lion, who died on January 24, 2020 at age 75. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Jujamcyn Theatres (the Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, St. James, and Walter Kerr Theatres) where Ms. Lion often collaborated and worked; as well as the American Airlines, Bernard Jacobs, Helen Hayes, Neil Simon, New Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Lyric Theatre, and Samuel J. Friedmans; in New York for one minute on Saturday, February 29 at exactly 7:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Center Theatre Group has announced its 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre, which features Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Kennedy Center will hold its 2020 gala on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm. Join The Kennedy Center for an intimate dinner and unforgettable Gala concert with Tony, Emmy, and Grammya?"winning artist Audra McDonald and Tony-winning artist Brian Stokes Mitchell.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
Every Thursday at 3pm from September 10th - October 31st, Tony award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins and TV & Broadway star Ciara Renée will come together for exclusive, one-on-one conversations with new guest stars each week when Pinkins' puts a horror-fying lens on the upcoming election with her film RED PILL.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Today, Signature Theatre released the third episode of The Signature Show, a biweekly half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and tributes to the past, present and future of Signature Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
The worldwide smash hit musical COME FROM AWAY has been rescheduled to play at the magnificent Capitol Theatre from 3 June 2021 and new seats are now on sale. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
The JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL will present a Virtual Play Reading of GREENWOOD by Coolidge Harris, Jr. and Directed by Van Dirk Fisher on Sunday, August 23rd at 8PM EST.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2020
This Weekend (August 15-16) in live streaming: Stephanie J. Block sings with Seth Rudetsky, Carrie reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
The first wave of featured performers has been announced for HBOa??s adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage show, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name by author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
This afternoon, passersby were treated to a Tony-winning serenade from none other than the great Brian Stokes Mitchell as he belted out a selection from Man of La Mancha from his balcony!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Tonight, Stokes returned to give fans on an update on his condition, letting them know that he is happily four days symptom and medication free!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
The Tank announced today that their 2020 Virtual Gala will honor Tony Award-winning producer Mara Isaacs. The Gala will be held online on Tuesday May 19 beginning at 6pm and will be hosted by Andrea Coleman.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is on the mend after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus. 
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2020
In the fourth episode of Signature Strong Live!, Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner is chatting about Signature's intimate cabarets.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Broadway In The HOOD has announced the new online series 'Legends Live: with Torrey Russell' premiering exclusively on Facebook, Instagram, & YouTube Live, TODAY! April 2, at 5:00 pm ET, 2:00 pm PT.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 17, 2020
BWW Feature: April 17 Weekend Schedule of Online Musical Events And More
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020
Brian Stokes Mitchell spoke with MSNBC in an interview yesterday about how he's helping support out-of-work actors and stage workers during the health crisis.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 15, 2020
The Feinstein's/54 Below #54BelowAtHome concert series has been entertaining fans for the last couple of weeks with streaming videos of their concerts over the years, showcasing the likes of Liz Callaway, Charles Busch, and Kyle Dean Massey. This Saturday, April 18th, at 6:30 pm, the concert series will present the iconic and much-loved Tony Award-winning Ben Vereen in his show Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen. In this unforgettable cabaret event, Mr. Verren presents an evening of showstoppers his fans have loved, and stories that will inspire. To set an alert for the show and then catch the show on Saturday night, visit the 54 Below website HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020
Michael Kushner and Broadway Podcast Network are launching Dear Multi-Hyphenate, a new podcast that shares stories and experiences from multi-hyphenates, or artists who have multiple proficiencies that cross pollinate to help flourish professional capabilities.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
Brian Stokes Mitchell has made a full recovery from Covid-19!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell took to social media today to inform his fan base that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.