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About A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway

Get A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical tickets and hear Pops’ music like never before. An unmissable ode to the life of a legendary, genre-defying musician, A Wonderful World features iconic numbers from Armstrong’s catalog and a critically acclaimed performance from Broadway royalty James Monroe Iglehart (Spamalot, Tony Award winner for Aladdin), who is “phenomenal, dynamic, and vivacious” as the Grammy Award-winning artist, raves the Chicago Sun-Times.

Experience songs like "A Wonderful World," "When You’re Smiling," and more at A Wonderful World in New York, directed by Tony Award® nominee Christopher Renshaw. This bio-musical offers an intimate look at Armstrong’s roots in the New Orleans jazz scene, internationally beloved career, and marriages woven into a rousing lineup of his most beloved hits. Armstrong’s career spanned 50 years, and even 50 years after his death, his legacy and talent live on through this unforgettable story.

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Start date

October 16th, 2024

Categories

Musicals, Broadway

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Stars on stage

James Monroe Iglehart

James Monroe Iglehart

A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Aurin Squire, co-conceived by Christopher Renshaw and Andrew Delaplaine
Songs by: Louis Armstrong
Director: Christopher Renshaw
Cast list: James Monroe Iglehart (as Louis Armstrong)

Venue

Studio 54

254 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10019

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, assisted listening, ASL

More information about A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway

Louis Armstrong is best known as a landmark jazz artist, but his work spans pop, swing, Dixieland, and more. He frequently collaborated with Ella Fitzgerald, blazed a trail for Black artists in the music industry, and took home multiple Grammy Awards during his decades-spanning career.

A Wonderful World offers a singular portrait of Armstrong and also focuses on his romantic life: the superstar was married four times, starting at age 18, and this musical gives a window into his personal life from the wives’ point of view. Born in New Orleans, Armstrong had an indelible impact on the Big Easy and continues to shape not only what jazz music can sound like, but how genres can blend to create a sound that’s totally unique — just as he was.

What to watch for

  • James Monroe Iglehart is known for his larger-than-life characters, including the Genie in Aladdin and King Arthur in Spamalot.
  • A Wonderful World is not the first time Iglehart played a real-life figure: He also starred in Hamilton as Thomas Jefferson.
  • Renshaw returns to familiar territory with this show; he has reimagined classics (via his Tony-winning production of The King and I) and also created musicals using real singers’ work (as he did with Boy George for Taboo).
  • Louis Armstrong was celebrated for his instantly recognizable, rich, textured, gravelly voice. He would sing ballads, scat, and easily charm audiences with his musical talents and bravado.
  • Armstrong rose to fame in the 20th century during a period when Black men were not allowed fame in a white-dominated music scene. He also took a well-publicized stand for desegregation in schools.

Frequently asked questions

What is A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway about?

Get A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical tickets to see the jazz great’s music live on Broadway. In this new musical, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart transforms into the legendary Louis Armstrong.

Which theatre is A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway at?

A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway is at New York's Studio 54.

How do you get tickets for A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway?

A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical on Broadway tickets start at $73.

What are the songs in A Wonderful World?

The song list for A Wonderful World has yet to be released and finalized; however, since this is a musical about Louis Armstrong, the jazz king’s music will be the centerpiece of this show. Expect dozens of beloved hits, including "When You're Smiling" and the title track!

Who wrote A Wonderful World?

The musical is co-conceived by Christopher Renshaw and Andrew Delaplaine with This is Us writer Aurin Squire writing the book.

Who directed A Wonderful World?

In addition to co-conceiving the musical, Christopher Renshaw also directs. Renshaw is a Broadway vet, earning a Tony Award nomination for directing a revival of The King and I.

Is A Wonderful World appropriate for kids?

An age recommendation has not yet been made for this musical. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is A Wonderful World good?

“James Monroe Iglehart is phenomenal,” the Chicago Sun Times wrote. This is a new musical, so more reviews will come out after the Broadway opening, but audiences can expect time-honored songs, electrifying jazz music, and an unforgettable performance as Iglehart brings Louis Armstrong to life on stage.

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