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March 4
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    Satchmo at the Waldorf

    7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    2021.03.04

    SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
    By Terry Teachout

    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, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his long standing relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him.

    More information, including memberships and single performance streams, at americanstage.org/satchmo