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Satchmo at the Waldorf

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Westside Theatre

407 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Feb 15, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
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John Douglas Thompson stars in this one-man Louis Armstrong bio-play.


John Douglas Thompson on Finding the Real Louis Armstrong in <I>Satchmo at the Waldorf</I>

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In March of 1971, one of the greatest music legends the world would ever know was performing the final set of shows he would ever play at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. But the audiences who adored him onstage never really saw the man behind the trumpet. In Satchmo at the Waldorf, we encounter Louis Armstrong where few ever had the chance to see him: backstage. Reflecting on his own unlikely career amidst a rapidly changing society, the icon is stripped bare, revealing complexities and contradictions that his omnipresent smile, horn and handkerchief belied.