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Louis Armstrong Story on stage at Saenger Theatre.

Louis Armstrong Story on stage at Saenger Theatre.

The Premiere of “A Wonderful World” Musical in New Orleans

The Saenger Theatre and Broadway in New Orleans have exciting news for fans of Louis Armstrong. They have announced the highly anticipated premiere of the musical, “A Wonderful World”. This musical will delve into the life and loves of Louis Armstrong, a legendary jazz musician. Armstrong’s birthday is celebrated annually in New Orleans at Satchmo SummerFest. Now, fans will have the opportunity to experience his story on stage at the Saenger Theatre from October 1 to October 8.

Experience the Birth of Jazz and Armstrong’s Rising Stardom

“A Wonderful World” is not just any musical. It takes the audience on a journey through the birth of jazz in New Orleans and follows Armstrong’s rise to international stardom. What makes this musical unique is that it tells the story from the perspective of the women who played essential roles in Armstrong’s life. The production will feature popular songs recorded by Armstrong, adding a touch of nostalgia and familiarity to the experience.

Get Your Tickets and Be Part of the Magic

If you’re interested in attending this extraordinary musical event, make sure to mark your calendar. Tickets for “A Wonderful World” go on sale this Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. Prices start at $34, making it an accessible and affordable experience for all. You can purchase tickets at the Saenger Theatre box office starting at noon, or conveniently online at the Saenger Theatre’s official website here.

Performance Schedule

Make sure to plan accordingly as the performance schedule for “A Wonderful World” is as follows:

  • Sunday, October 1 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 3 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 4 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7 – 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8 – 1:00 p.m.

Meet the Cast and Producers

“A Wonderful World” is brought to life by a talented cast and production team. Tony Award-winning James Monroe Iglehart will star in the role of Louis Armstrong, captivating audiences with his performance. The cast also includes Ta’Rea Campbell, Jennie Harney-Fleming, Brennyn Lark, and Khalifa White, who will portray the influential women in Armstrong’s life. This outstanding production is produced by Thomas E. Rodgers, Jr., Renee Rodgers, Andrew Delaplaine, Vanessa Williams, Liz Curtis, and Martian Entertainment.

Don’t Miss It!

After its premiere in New Orleans, “A Wonderful World” will move to the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, IL, where it will run from October 11 to October 29. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Experience the magic of Louis Armstrong’s life, love, and music in this incredible musical celebration.

Watch a Sneak Peek

For a taste of what’s to come, check out this exclusive sneak peek of “A Wonderful World” here.


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