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The one-man play by Terry Teachout, Satchmo at the Waldorf will be having its Off-Broadway premiere at the Westside Theater. The play is based on the 2009 biography titled "Pops - A Life of Louis Armstrong" and is an uplifting and absorbing production about the struggles, triumphs and music of jazz inventor; Louis Armstrong. Directed by Gordon Edelstein, the upcoming engagements of the show will be a complete entertainment package. With Satchmo at Waldorf tickets in hand, watch the show when it comes to your town.
Set in the early 70s, in New York City's luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Satchmo at Waldorf takes the audience backstage as the legendary singer Louis Armstrong unwinds after performing one of his final concerts. He is seen recounting the success of his extraordinary music career. The show is highly intimate and sheds light on the life of this talented jazz musician who established his career during one of the most turbulent times of social change in the US.
Playwright Teachout has put together this fiction-and-fact theater piece from his self-written biography and the script is brought to life by John Thompson through a brilliant performance. John is a talented actor who not only plays Louis Armstrong in the show but also takes up the role of his manager, Joe Glaser. John is well-known for his incredible acting skills and he steals the Satchmo at Waldorf musical by performing multiple roles all by himself. John has lately been seen on the Broadway show, A Time To Kill as Carl Lee Hailey. He has also featured in Cyran as Le Bret along with Kevin Kline and took up the role of Flavius in Julius Caesar. Most recent credits of Thompson include The Cook in Mother Courage, Herald Loomis in Come and Gone and Joe Mott in The Iceman Cometh among many others.
Honored with an OBIE Award, the Canadian actor has been described as "one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation." Thompson started appearing in a number of supporting and leading roles around New England at the Shakespeare and Company and the American Repertory Theater. He also gave his first performance at the Trinity Repertory Company as Othello before gaining critical success. He made his Broadway debut in 2005 and since then has performed in numerous shows. 2009 was the breakout year for John as he played significant roles in some major shows. His performances earned him immense critical acclaim and New York Times commented that, "There may be no better classical actor working in the New York Theater right now." Besides his theater work, John has also made television appearances in such shows as "Conviction" and "Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU". John also starred in the legal drama "Michael Clayton" and a short movie "Midway". The actor has done a great job playing Louis Armstrong in the play Satchmo at Waldorf. Audiences will have a great experience watching this musical that displays the personality of Louis Armstrong offstage.
The musical's design team includes costume designer Ilona Somogyi, scenic design by Lee Savage, sound design by John Gromada and lighting is done by Kevin Adam. It is a show for all music lovers and those who simply enjoy an incredible performance. This musical is a riveting, impassioned and deep work of power and insight. Satchmo at Waldorf tickets are must to have if you want to attend this fantastic musical. Watching this show is a wonderful experience as it not only highlights the life, struggles and success of Armstrong but also features some of his greatest hits of all time. The show contains some adult material, which might not be suitable for children under eighteen.