Category Archives: John Douglas Thompson

Meet Terry Teachout, playwright of Satchmo at the Waldorf

Terry Teachout had written in a lot of different formats – arts criticism in the Wall Street Journal, biographies, even opera libretti – but it had simply never occurred to him to write a play. Teachout joked, paraphrasing critic Kenneth Tynan, that a critic is someone who knows where to go, but doesn’t know how… Continue reading →

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Interview: Meet John Douglas Thompson, star of Satchmo at the Waldorf

Just a couple of months ago, actor John Douglas Thompson didn’t know any more about Louis Armstrong than anyone else. “I knew what most people know. ‘Hello, Dolly!’ and ‘What a Wonderful World.’ That’s about it,” Thompson said. So when Thompson, 49, lauded by The New York Times as one of the nation’s greatest classical… Continue reading →

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