Satchmo at the Waldorf

Gregg Ferrand
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It’s March 1971 at the Waldorf Astoria, and Louis Armstrong has just played one of the final performances of his extraordinary career. Unwinding backstage, the legendary ‘Satchmo’ recounts the events—and regrets—that led him to a place of stature in danger of being stripped away. Helmed byEleanor Holdridge and starring DC-favorite Craig Wallace, this one-man, three-character powerhouse play with music dives into the complicated relationships between Armstrong, his embattled Jewish manager Joe Glaser, and his fiercest competitor and critic, trumpeter Miles Davis. 

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


Satchmo, Joe Glaser, and Miles Davis

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