American Stage Presents “Satchmo at the Waldorf”

Coming soon to American Stage’s Virtual Stage

“Satchmo at the Waldorf” 
Run Dates: 2/19/21-2/28/21 

 A three-character play in which American Stage audience favorite L. Peter Callender 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.


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