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Jelly’s Last Jam

book by George C. Wolfe
lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson
directed by Dawn M. Simmons
MainStage Theater
March 28, 2021 - April 25, 2021

Jelly’s Last Jam
book by George C. Wolfe
lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson

This toe- tapping show will send you home swinging. The life of Jelly Roll Morton comes to the New Rep stage in this winner of multiple Tony Awards. Considered a primary driving force in bringing jazz to the American public, Jelly struggled to accept his racial identity in the spotlight of the white American gaze. This journey to the 1920s blends history and social commentary with fantastic and revolutionary music of the time. Featuring explosive dance numbers, and such famous songs as “Lonely Boy Blues” and “Chicago Stomp”.  Oo Oo Oo, that’s how you jazz!

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