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Jelly's Last Jam - 1991 - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

Closing:April 21, 1991

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Legendary star of Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform for one night only at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on September 11th at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its West Palm Beach debut at Kravis Center for a limited engagement November 16 - 21. COME FROM AWAY will go on sale October 2 at 10 am.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022
Long Wharf Theatre announced today additional details for fall programming at 222 Sargent Drive as part of Act 1 of its 2022-2023 season. Dignity, Always Dignity will be presented on September 10 and 11, while performances for Jelly’s Last Jam will take place on September 17 and 18.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021
BIRDLAND will present Freda Payne in her album release concert “Let There Be Love” for one show only on Monday, November 22 at 7:00 PM.
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021
Billy Porter appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his new memoir, the final season of POSE, and his film directorial debut. Watch the full interview now!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2021
This morning, CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on actor-dancer-singer-director and Broadway veteran Billy Porter. In the interview, Porter talks with correspondent Seth Doane about a childhood filled with years of rejection, doubt and abuse – and about how he survived and triumphed.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021
For this year's gala the Foundation will be honoring Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award winning actor and singer Billy Porter, who also served as a key founding faculty member for the arts education nonprofit.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2021
The Lesher Center for the Arts announces the stellar lineup for its Headliners series, kicking off January 7 with Grammy and multi-award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021
Tony Award winner Billy Porter has been named to Insider's 100 People Transforming Business, which 'profiles 100 business leaders across 10 distinct sectors who are innovating, sparking trends, and tackling global challenges.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022
See photos from Nordstrom NYC and PAPER Magazine's third annual Broadway Soiree, a Musical Theatre Singalong, featuring Julie Benko (Funny Girl), Tonya Pinkins (Raisin in the Sun; Tony Winner for Jelly’s Last Jam), Alysha Umphress (On The Town), and more.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
Olney Theatre Center announced a return to live performances today with plans for “Olney Outdoors” on its Root Family Stage, featuring free Shakespeare, an in-person edition of its popular online series “Just Arts: A Celebration of Arts and Activism,” jazz concerts, the new Andrew A. Isen Cabaret  Series, theatre for young audiences and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022
Long Wharf Theatre yesterday announced the launch of its 2022/2023 season, “Everywhere for Everyone.” Under its new model, audiences will see programming radiating out from the institution's storied home at 222 Sargent Drive and into communities across Greater New Haven.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2021
Sydney's long-awaited season of COME FROM AWAY opens at Sydney's Capitol Theatre with performances from 3 June.  After being postponed due to Covid in 2020, this internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning musical is finally opening its doors to loyal Sydney audiences who have been waiting for many months to see this production. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Laila Robins will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. Ms Robins replaces the previously announced Kate Burton, who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Kate Burton will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021- Carole Demas is turning 81 years young on May 26, 2021, and will be singing her gratitude, celebrating this milestone virtually, with friends, family, and fans, in her upcoming Live From Skylight Run performance, THIS IS THE TIME, live-streaming at 7:30 EDT, May 14th, and on-demand.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
On Monday, April 4, 2022, Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its annual gala at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City to honor Tony and Obie Award winning director, Kenny Leon, and global financial services provider, Prudential Financial.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022
Theater Latté Da is presenting JELLY'S LAST JAM, the story of self-proclaimed inventor of jazz, Jelly Roll Morton. The area premiere production features an all Twin Cities-based cast including Reese Britts as Jelly Roll Morton and Andre Shoals as The Chimney Man.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will present an eight-part online Master Class in Acting led by Tony Award-winner Ben Vereen. Classes will meet Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m. starting April 25 through June 13 via Zoom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022
Creating In Color Music and the Black Theatre Coalition will present a new concert series at the legendary Stonewall Inn. The series will begin with a concert production of the music of Hello, Dolly!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022
The Town Hall & Mark Cortale continue with the latest installment of the internationally acclaimed concert series Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, hosted and music directed by Sirius/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021
Signature Theatre will present After Midnight, running June 13 – August 4, 2021. This exhilarating song and dance extravaganza is set to the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and more and framed by the poems of Langston Hughes.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
The Olivier Award-winning West End production of COME FROM AWAY returns to London's Phoenix Theatre from July 22, with the Tony Award-winning New York production re-opening in Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on September 21. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 22nd annual series of new plays, now virtual, by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, as part of TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series. Presented with generous support from The StoyLine Project, the plays will be performed on Sundays, June 20, June 27, and July 11, 2021 at 3:00pm.
by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022
The musical new musical based on Betty Boop will feature music from David Foster, a book by Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam, High Society). Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) will direct and choreograph.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
Go inside Transport Group's all-star concert Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration, presented as part of the Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2021
On this day in 2014, the music and poetry of legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, made its Broadway debut as Holler If Ya Hear Me celebrated its opening night at the Palace Theatre.
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 Nicole Rosky - Jun 15, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with Guest Host Brenda Braxton and friends!
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2021
Signature Theatre is now streaming its production of After Midnight, beginning today, June 13 and running through August 4, 2021. This exhilarating song and dance extravaganza is set to the swinging sounds of Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields, Harold Arlen and more and framed by the poems of Langston Hughes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced a private reading of the new musical Big Country. The reading stars LaChanze (Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Color Purple) as Addie Moore and Terrence Mann (Broadway’s Tuck Everlasting, Pippin) as Louis Waters. The reading on June 11 is closed to the public.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021
The lineup includes a re-opening concert PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, the return of the Latté Da original docu-musical ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914, the return of Peter Rothstein’s award-winning staging of Puccini's beloved opera LA BOHÈME, the area premiere of JELLY’S LAST JAM, the world premiere musical adaptation of TWELVE ANGRY MEN, and the company’s annual NEXT FESTIVAL.
by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2022
In the new documentary, Maurice and friends—Chita Rivera, Mercedes Ellington and Debbie Allen—tell tales from his lengthy career, including Broadway shows, a co-starring role in Francis Ford Coppola’s THE COTTON CLUB and his loving yet complex relationship with his superstar brother, the late Gregory Hines.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022
In celebration of Black History Month, MAURICE HINES: BRING THEM BACK will make its U.S. broadcast and streaming premiere on STARZ and the STARZ App in February 2022 and run on the network through 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2022
For one night only, Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell will dazzle audiences with his signature velvety baritone, performing live as part of the Lesher Center for the Arts' thrilling “Headliners” series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022
After 34 years serving as the Creative Director and then Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jack Viertel has announced his retirement as of the end of 2021. Mr. Viertel came to the company in 1987 and was involved in the production of many award-winning plays and musicals, including six of August Wilson’s legendary ten–play Century Cycle.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022
Kelli Foster Warder directs the Tony-award-winning musical of legendary self-proclaimed jazz inventor Jelly Roll Morton. The area premiere production opens at the intimate Ritz Theater, April 2.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2022 season, which opens on June 13 with the celebrated return of the 2021 hit that audiences went “Whoopee!” for, the Tony Award-winning Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022
THIS YEAR to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the show’s Broadway Opening, and their friendship, JAMES CANNING joins Ilene and Carole for a fun get-together, bringing music of the season plus stories, laughs and songs saluting the iconic GREASE they originated.  Music Direction by Ian Herman. Engineered by Stuart Allyn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Brenda Braxton in her new show, After Hours! Broadway veteran and Tony Award®-nominated actress Brenda Braxton brings a funny twist to an evening at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021
Legendary Broadway/TV star Carole Demas and fellow Broadway and TV star Eric Michael Gillett are together at last, performing a variety of their favorite songs, lifting your holiday heart with their festive cabaret/concert, Joyful Spirits, Live and On Demand. 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2021
Singer Freda Payne, the celebrated singer of the disco-era top-charter “Band of Gold,” will bring her acclaimed “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” to Bucks County Playhouse for ten concerts, August 26 through September 5.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022
Icons Dee Dee Bridgewater and Savion Glover come together in both solo sets and together for an evening of jazz, dance, and improvisation like you’ve never seen before. Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced its upcoming 2022-23 season of dance including several anniversary celebrations and world premieres. The fall season begins with two shows melding dance and jazz music: famed Newark-born tap artist and dancemaker Savion Glover collaborates with jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater (Nov 12)  followed by new works by New Jersey-based Carolyn Dorfman Dance featuring a live performance by renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter (Nov 16).
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) has announced its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management. 
by Jared Fessler - Apr 7, 2022
The area premiere of Jelly's Last Jam is currently playing at Theatre Latte Da is playing now through May 8, 2022, at the Ritz Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young(Opens in a new window) will present an honorary doctorate in person to acclaimed conductor Thomas Wilkins and virtually to Tony Award-winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell at Boston Conservatory's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
The Lied Center for Performing Arts 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 Lincoln, NE debut at the Lied Center for a limited engagement on April 27- May 1.