Satchmo at the Waldorf

by Terry Teachout

Directed by Steven H. Butler

Show Runs: June 21 - July 6, 2019

Auditions: (This Role Has Been Cast)

Characters:

Louie Armstrong - In His Later Years 

A one-man, three-character play in which the same actor portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters; Joe Glaser, his white manager; and Miles Davis, who admired Armstrong's playing but disliked his onstage manner. It takes place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death.

Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work.

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