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Summer of 2019, Performance Times TBD

Meet Ferdinand “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe, self-proclaimed inventor of jazz, complicated genius and grand fantasist. Follow him as he reminisces about his life, as a rebellious child from a wealthy Creole family in New Orleans to jazz luminary to has-been. See the people he has hurt and betrayed for fame. Can he realize and correct his mistakes before it’s too late

 

 


Featured Actor: Ted Louis Levy

Ted Louis Levy collaborated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on the Choreography of Jelly’s Last Jam, for which he received a Tony Nomination and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Ted was awarded an Emmy Award for his television debut performance in the PBS Special Precious Memories, and made his film debut in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X. His production of Ted Levy and Friends, directed by Gregory Hines, celebrated Ted as one of America’s premier Tap Dance Artists. Influenced by Mr. Hines, Ted acquired his directorial debut as Director of Savion Glover’s, Dancing Under The Stars at the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Delacorte Theater. He also assisted in the choreography of Broadway’s Tony Award winning hit Bring In ‘Da Noise! Bring In ‘Da Funk! Ted appeared in the movie Bojangles with Gregory Hines. He returned to Broadway as Papa Jack in Susan Stroman & Harry Connick Jr.’s Thou Shalt Not. Ted portrayed the role of The Mikado in The Ford Theater’s production of The Hot Mikado, for which he won a Helen Hayes Award, The Old Globe, Leslie Bricusse production of Sammy, based on the musical life of Sammy Davis Jr., Martha Vineyard’s salute to the Tuskegee Airman entitled Fly and The LePetit Theatre production of Jelly’s Last Jam in the role of “Jelly Roll Morton.” The most recent rendering of this NAACP and three-time Jeff Award Nominee is a production entitled The Last Swinging Black Jew.

 


 

 

 

 

Performance Details
Winston Salem
Show Dates and Times:
Summer of 2019, Performance Times TBD
Written by: George C. Wolfe
Duration: 2 hours
No. of Performances:
Intermissions: 1 Intermission
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Ticket Prices: $


 


 

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