Pipeline Theatre Company presents the world premiere of this jazz concert-party-play hybrid, which takes you inside a brassy New Orleans dance hall, where the untold story of the birth of jazz is brought to life. More…
Retracing the rise and fall of Buddy Bolden, the radical trumpeter who pioneered America's Art Form, "Playing Hot" is neither play nor musical, neither biography nor period piece -- but a singular theatrical event in the style of jazz. With the help of a live brass band, Buddy's legend and infectious sound echo through time, riffing on history and pop culture much like his music riffed on the notes on the page.
See it if Father of jazz is forgotten because he didn't record; but for one night he's celebrated w/ vignettes & dance party.Mash-up Beyonce/DianaRoss
Don't see it if Brass playing "hot (too brightly)" indeed in the tiny former Ars Nova home.Only 2 dance numbers don't justify standing in club w/o seating.
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