Miami New Drama Premieres "A Wonderful World" at the Colony Theatre
Miami New Drama has announced the return of the world premiere production "A Wonderful World", a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong.
Originally scheduled for the spring of 2020 and postponed due to the pandemic, the production will now play at the Colony Theatre through Jan. 16, 2022, with opening night set for Dec. 11th!
Drama Desk Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Renshaw (Broadway’s "Taboo", "The King and I"), will direct the production, which will be choreographed by Rickey Tripp (associate choreographer for Broadway’s "Once on This Island" and "Choir Boy").
With an original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented playwright and television writer (“This is Us,” “The Good Fight,” “Evil” and Miami New Drama’s "Seven Deadly Sins") and Opa-locka, FL. native, "A Wonderful World" features songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, arranged and orchestrated by Annastasia Victory (Broadway’s "Caroline, or Change", "Once on This Island") and Michael O. Mitchell (Broadway’s "MJ the Musical", "Motown the Musical").
Told from the perspective of the women in Armstrong’s life, "A Wonderful World" charts Armstrong’s journey from the birth of jazz in his native New Orleans through his international stardom. The musical also focuses on the complex history of race in America, leading up to the Civil Rights era.
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