The latest on Satchmo at the Waldorf (cont’d)

BkJaPWjCQAAA82H.jpg• Dana Tyler of WCBS talked to John Douglas Thompson and me about Satchmo at the Waldorf yesterday morning. The interview (which was great fun) will air this Sunday at eight a.m. on CBS 2 News Sunday.
• This week’s New York Times “In Performance” video features a scene from Satchmo in which John switches from Louis Armstrong to Joe Glaser and back again–a superbly vivid demonstration of his virtuosity, which continues to astonish me each time I see the show.
You can view the video by going here.
• Finally, Satchmo has been nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award, presented by the Off-Broadway League, in the “Outstanding Solo Show” category. My heartfelt congratulations to John, Gordon Edelstein, and all of our indispensable colleagues. (“I hope you sleep O.K. with this,” a friend wrote. I didn’t!)
To read the Hollywood Reporter‘s story about this year’s Lortel nominations, go here. The winners will be announced on May 4. Alas, I already have plans to see a show in Connecticut, but I’ll be there in spirit.

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