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Review: Talent shines brightly in ‘Satchmo’

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Too often modern monodrama ends up being more history lesson or lecture than a satisfying evening of entertainment. The story usually gets bogged down with cloying devices that stumble around a conceit, trying to tell a story while trying to explain why someone is talking to themselves. Are they talking to someone just off stage? Someone dead? Their inner id? Terry Teachout’s well-crafted “Satchmo at the Waldorf” cannot dodge this bullet, doubtful any playwright can, ...


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