Satchmo at the Waldorf

Extraordinary. . . . Tour de force would be an understatement.”Boston Globe

This richly imagined biographical one-man show features a collision between two jazz titans, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, who are both magnetically channeled by John Douglas Thompson, deemed “America’s greatest classical actor” by critic John Lahr. This acclaimed off-Broadway hit, by theater critic Terry Teachout, details Armstrong’s meteoric rise, as well as his fateful relationships with his manager and with Davis. A tale of ambition, artistry, and overreach set just four months before Armstrong’s death in 1971, Satchmo at the Waldorf offers viewers a complex, unforgettable glimpse into the heart and soul of one of history’s most iconic jazz legends.

By: Terry Teachout 
Directed by: Gordon Edelstein 
Starring: John Douglas Thompson

Ticket Prices: $20 - $105

A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

405 Geary Street San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States