Satchmo at the Waldorf
Itâ€™s March 1971 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and LOUIS ARMSTRONG has just played one of the final performances of his extraordinary career. Unwinding backstage, he recounts events that transformed him into the world-famous â€œSatchmo.â€ With no-nonsense manager Joe Glaser at his side, Armstrong kept steady through an era of enormous social changeâ€¦ but at what cost?
This is SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF, an absorbing and uplifting new play about the music, struggles and triumphs of the man who invented jazz. Starring Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON (Othello, The Emperor Jones) as both Armstrong and Glaser in a tour de force performance, this exhilarating production arrives in New York following smash-hit, sold-out engagements at the Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare & Company.
Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Westside Theatre (Upstairs)(New York, NY)
407 West 43rd St.
Satchmo at the Waldorf Off-Broadway Cast
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by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2014
The producers have announced that the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit production of the new play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, written by Terry Teachout, will give its final performance Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). Starring John Douglas Thompson, recipient of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and directed by Gordon Edelstein, Satchmo at the Waldorf began performances on February 15, 2014, opening to rave reviews on March 4, 2014. Upon closing, Satchmo at the Waldorf will have played 18 previews and 136 regular performances.