Thompson starred in the Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare and Company productions of Satchmo at the Waldorf, both of which played acclaimed, extended engagements.
Long Wharf Theatre artistic director Gordon Edelstein again directs. Satchmo at the Waldorf officially opened on March 4, 2014.
Here’s how the play is billed: “In March of 1971, one of the greatest music legends the world would ever know was performing the final set of shows he would ever play at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. But the audiences who adored him onstage never really saw the man behind the trumpet. In Terry Teachout’s searing and surprisingly intimate play, Satchmo at the Waldorf, we encounter Louis Armstrong where few ever had the chance to see him: backstage. Reflecting on his own unlikely career amidst a rapidly changing society, the icon is stripped bare, revealing complexities and contradictions that his omnipresent smile, horn and handkerchief belied. Critically acclaimed actor John Douglas Thompson, seamlessly morphing between Armstrong, his manager Joe Glaser, and fellow trumpeter Miles Davis, gives one of the most vivid portraits ever created for the stage.”
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Performance Schedule: Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 2:30 pm and 8 pm, Thursdays at 8 pm, Friday at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm
Performing at Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 West 43rd St, NYC (bet., 9th and 10th Avenues)
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- Submission Deadline: 4:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 31, 2014.
- Must be a Harlem resident or live in the Tri-state area.
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