Satchmo at the Waldorf Off Broadway Play Tickets

Satchmo at The Waldorf Tickets & Information

Westside Theatre Upstairs

407 West 43rd Street

Between 9th and 10th Avenues

New York NY 10036 View on map

Seating Chart

Satchmo at The Waldorf Summary

It’s March 1971 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and Louis Armstrong has just played one of the final performances of his extraordinary career. Unwinding backstage, he recounts events that transformed him into the world-famous “Satchmo.” With no-nonsense manager Joe Glaser at his side, Armstrong kept steady through an era of enormous social change… but at what cost?

This is Satchmo at The Waldorf, an absorbing and uplifting new play about the music, struggles and triumphs of the man who invented jazz. Starring Obie winner John Douglas Thompson (The Emperor Jones) as both Armstrong and Glaser in a tour de force performance, this exhilarating production arrives in New York following smash-hit, sold-out engagements at the Long Wharf Theatre and Shakespeare & Company.

Written by Terry Teachout (Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong) and directed by Gordon Edelstein (The Road to Mecca), Satchmo at The Waldorf presents Armstrong as you’ve never seen him – hilarious, moving… and breathtakingly human.

Satchmo at The Waldorf Cast Members:

John Douglas Thompson

Satchmo at The Waldorf Creative Team

Author: Terry Teachout
Director: Gordon Edelstein

Satchmo at The Waldorf Award Winners/Nominees

Winner for 1 2014 Outer Critic's Circle Award
  • Outstanding Solo Performance - John Douglas Thompson

Winner for 1 2014 Drama Desk Award
  • Outstanding Solo Performance - John Douglas Thompson

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Satchmo at The Waldorf Quick Facts

Running Time:

Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

Appropriate 14+ (This show contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences.)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
February 13, 2014 March 2, 2014

Box Office Hours

Monday - Wednesday: Noon - 6pm*
Thursday: Closed
Friday - Sunday: Noon - 6pm*

*for advance sales; for day of performance orders- open until curtain.

Please Note: Advance sales at the Box Office for Clever Little Lies will begin September 8th 2015.


Coat Room

None available.