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03/24/2014 01:33 pm ET Updated Mar 24, 2014

'Satchmo At The Waldorf' Star John Douglas Thompson Takes On The Life And Times Of Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong

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With Terry Teachout's Satchmo at the Waldorf, acclaimed thespian John Douglas Thompson takes on a different kind of Shakespearean story.

When a play about a legendary history maker opens with the main character breaking the fourth wall and telling a story about defecating himself in an elevator, audiences should know that they are in store for some heavyweight fare.

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