Whether it was official or not, Louis Armstrong was one of America’s greatest ambassadors, touring the world several times over taking the best of who were to the international masses. This Miami News interview caught up with ‘Pops’ right before hitting the Miami Beach Deauville Hotel’s Cassanova room. A sweet glimpse into a lovely man who represented the best of what we hoped to be as a country.
On March 5th we will bring Louis Armstrong back to to the beach in A Wonderful World featuring songs recorded and made popular by the icon, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opa-locka raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight, Evil), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy.
A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, and the complex history of race in America, from the birth of jazz in his native New Orleans, to international stardom, and the Civil Rights era.The South Florida musical theater event of the season, directed by Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee Christopher Renshaw.