John Douglas Thompson in <I>Satchmo at the Waldorf</i>
John Douglas Thompson in Satchmo at the Waldorf
© T. Charles Erikson
Broadway critic's Terry Teachout's solo piece Satchmo at the Waldorf has broken all box office records at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre Stage II, according to the theater.

The show, which stars Obie Award winner John Douglas Thompson, is directed by Gordon Edelstein. It concludes it run at the Long Wharf on November 11, before moving on to Philadelphia's Wilma Theatre, where it will run November 16-December 2.

The piece focuses on jazz legend Louis Armstrong as he sits in his dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in March 1971 trying to pull himself together following his celebrated performance.

Teachout, who writes for The Wall Street Journal, based his play on Pops, his 2009 biography of Armstrong.

For TheaterMania's review of Satchmo at the Waldorf, click here.

For more information and tickets to Satchmo at the Waldorfat the Wilma, click here.