Satchmo at the Waldorf

The Shakespeare & Company/Long Wharf Theatre Production of SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF
by Terry Teachout
directed by Gordon Edelstein
starring John Douglas Thompson
November 16, 2012December 2, 2012

Press / News

"Extraordinary! Riveting! Impassioned! [Wall Street Journal drama critic] Terry Teachout - in his debut as dramatist - has contributed a work of insight and power!"
— The Boston Globe
"Thompson takes you into the minds and hearts of an American musical icon and the man behind the legend."
‘Satchmo’ brought to life at Wilma, Feature in The Philadelphia Tribune
"Susan Lewis explores the life and work of this musical icon."
Satchmo At The Waldorf: The Man Behind The Legend, Radio Segment from WRTI'S CREATIVELY SPEAKING
"The script scintillates, and the performance captivates, from start to finish."
A Wonderful Life, The National Review
"The acting performance is enchanting; Philadelphia stages are unlikely to see better this season."
Genius Embodied: John Douglas Thompson is SATCHMO at the Wilma, Review from STAGE Magazine
"It takes a brave theater critic to write a play, and a brave critic to review it—especially since Satchmo at the Waldorf is by Terry Teachout, the esteemed critic of the Wall Street Journal. So it’s both a pleasure and a relief to tell you it’s a great show."
REVIEW: Satchmo at the Waldorf, Review in The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Satchmo at the Waldorf has broken all box office records at New Haven's Long Wharf Theater Stage II...moves on to Philadelphia's Wilma Theater, where it will run November 16 - December 2."
Broadway Critic Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf Breaks Long Wharf's Box Office Records, Feature in TheaterMania
"A skillful production...John Douglas Thompson brings the script to life with a smart, top-notch performance!"
A Night with a Jazz Legend, The New York Times
John Douglas Thompson, who is forty-eight and regarded by some people as the best classical actor in America, has been acting for twenty years.
Stage Secret John Douglas Thompson, The New Yorker