30 Years of Encores!

Jelly's Last Jam

Dates

Feb 21 – Mar 3, 2024

Times

WEEK ONE | Feb 21 – 25, 2024
Wed – Fri 7:30pm
Sat 2 & 8pm | Sun 2 & 7pm

WEEK TWO | Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2024
Tue – Fri 7:30pm
Sat 2 & 8pm | Sun 2pm

Price

Tickets from $45 (fees included)

Community Night

Fri Feb 23 at 6:30pm
Space is limited so please come early for a free pre-show gathering in the Grand Tier Lobby to meet and mingle with artists, guest speakers, and each other.

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Thu Feb 29 at 7:30pm
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About

Anyone who cares about the future of the American musical will want to see Jelly’s Last Jam

Chicago Tribune

This vivid, impressionistic portrait of legendary jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton features Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner Billy Porter (Pose) as the Chimney Man and Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango (Paradise Square) as Anita in a cast led by visionary director Robert O’Hara (A Raisin in the Sun). Written by George C. Wolfe (Shuffle Along) and set to Morton’s iconic music, Jelly’s Last Jam tells a fable of American history, legacy, and truth. In this production, original Broadway cast members Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Stephanie Pope Lofgren, and Allison M. Williams, reprise their roles as the Hunnies.

The original 1992 Broadway production secured nine Tony nominations, three wins, and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book. This wildly imaginative show interrogates Morton, the self-declared “inventor of jazz,” in a purgatorial afterlife, accusing him of denying and denigrating his cultural legacy. Crafting showstopping numbers and piercing ballads alike from Morton’s own music, lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Working) and composer Luther Henderson create a uniquely compelling musical backdrop for a show that brilliantly utilizes two of this country’s most potent forms of storytelling—jazz and musical theater.

Additional casting to be announced.

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Casting and programming subject to change.

Dates

Feb 21 – Mar 3, 2024

Times

WEEK ONE | Feb 21 – 25, 2024
Wed – Fri 7:30pm
Sat 2 & 8pm | Sun 2 & 7pm

WEEK TWO | Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2024
Tue – Fri 7:30pm
Sat 2 & 8pm | Sun 2pm

Price

Tickets from $45 (fees included)

Community Night

Fri Feb 23 at 6:30pm
Space is limited so please come early for a free pre-show gathering in the Grand Tier Lobby to meet and mingle with artists, guest speakers, and each other.

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Thu Feb 29 at 7:30pm
Learn More & Buy Tickets

Group Sales

To book a group of 10 or more tickets, visit Broadway Plus, call 646.838.0749, or email concierge@broadwayplus.com.

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Artists

Cast & Credits

Encores!

Jelly's Last Jam is part of the 30th Encores! series, helmed by Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos, Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and VP & Producer of Musical Theater Jenny Gersten.

This series of concert stagings revisits the archives of American musical theater. Centered around The Encores! Orchestra, these revivals are produced with limited runs and rehearsal schedules, spotlighting the vocal talents of star-studded ensembles.

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February 21 – March 3, 2024

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