Satchmo at The Waldorf



Tickets are $39 and $79.

It’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 “Satchmo.” With no-nonsense manager Joe Glaser at his side, Armstrong kept steady through an era of enormous social change… 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 winner John Douglas Thompson (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.

Written by Terry Teachout (Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong) and directed by Gordon Edelstein (The Road to Mecca), Satchmo at The Waldorf presents Armstrong as you’ve never seen him – hilarious, moving… and breathtakingly human. “

Westside Theater Upstairs

407 West 43rd Street

(Between Ninth and Tenth Avenues)

New York, NY 10036

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Westside Theater Upstairs

The Westside Theatre is an off-Broadway venue located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The building houses two auditoriums: the Upstairs theater, which seats 299, and the Downstairs theater, which features a thrust stage and has a seating capacity of 249.


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