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Billy Porter and Joaquina Kalukango star in the musical portrait of legendary jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton.

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Jelly's Last Jam Show Times

Wed
Feb 21
7:30pm
Thu
Feb 22
7:30pm
Fri
Feb 23
7:30pm
Sat
Feb 24
2:00pm 8:00pm
Sun
Feb 25
2:00pm 7:00pm
Mon
Feb 26

No Performances

Tue
Feb 27
7:30pm
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About Jelly's Last Jam on Broadway

Opening: Feb 21, 2024 • Closing: Mar 3, 2024
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Venue

New York City Center
131 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019
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All stage spaces are wheelchair accessible.
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Story

This vivid, impressionistic portrait of legendary jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton features Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner Billy Porter (Pose) as the Chimney Man and Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango (Paradise Square) as Anita in a cast led by visionary director Robert O’Hara (A Raisin in the Sun). Written by George C. Wolfe (Shuffle Along) and set to Morton’s iconic music, Jelly’s Last Jam tells a fable of American history, legacy, and truth. In this production, original Broadway cast members Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Stephanie Pope Lofgren, and Allison M. Williams, reprise their roles as the Hunnies.

The original 1992 Broadway production secured nine Tony nominations, three wins, and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book. This wildly imaginative show interrogates Morton, the self-declared “inventor of jazz,” in a purgatorial afterlife, accusing him of denying and denigrating his cultural legacy. Crafting showstopping numbers and piercing ballads alike from Morton’s own music, lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Working) and composer Luther Henderson create a uniquely compelling musical backdrop for a show that brilliantly utilizes two of this country’s most potent forms of storytelling—jazz and musical theater.

Cast & Creative

Cast

The Chimney Man
Mamie Duncan-Gibbs
Hunnie
Stephanie Pope Lofgren
Hunnie
Allison M. Williams
Hunnie

Creative

Book
George C. Wolfe
Music
Jelly Roll Morton
Lyrics
Susan Birkenhead
Musical Adaptation and Additional Music by
Luther Henderson
Director
Robert O'Hara
Choreographer
Edgar Godineaux
Tap Choreographer
Dormeshia
Set Designer
Clint Ramos
Costume Designer
Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer
Adam Honoré
Sound Designer
Megumi Katayama
Music Director
Jason Michael Webb
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