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May 5, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Jelly's Last Jam," the Mark Taper Forum-bred musical about Jelly Roll Morton, has received 11 Tony nominations--more than any other show--it was announced Monday. "Jelly's" primary competition in the musical categories appears to be "Crazy for You," a new musical using old Gershwin tunes, which picked up nine nominations. Also nominated for best Broadway musical were "Five Guys Named Moe" and "Falsettos."
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May 5, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Jelly's Last Jam," the Mark Taper Forum-bred musical about Jelly Roll Morton, has received 11 Tony nominations--more than any other show--it was announced Monday. "Jelly's" primary competition in the musical categories appears to be "Crazy for You," a new musical using old Gershwin tunes, which picked up nine nominations. Also nominated for best Broadway musical were "Five Guys Named Moe" and "Falsettos."
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March 12, 1992 | DENNIS McDOUGAL
The Metropolitan Opera has gotten its feet wet in television's pay-per-view waters, and now Broadway is going to dive in. "Jelly's Last Jam," a Gregory Hines musical that opens on Broadway April 26, will be transmitted live from the Virginia Theater into cable subscribers' homes across the nation on May 29.
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March 12, 1992 | DENNIS McDOUGAL
The Metropolitan Opera has gotten its feet wet in television's pay-per-view waters, and now Broadway is going to dive in. "Jelly's Last Jam," a Gregory Hines musical that opens on Broadway April 26, will be transmitted live from the Virginia Theater into cable subscribers' homes across the nation on May 29.
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April 16, 1991 | GERALD WILSON, Wilson is a jazz composer, arranger, bandleader and trumpeter who has played for Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He has arranged for Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Ray Charles. Wilson's Orchestra of the '90s played London and the North Sea Jazz Festival last year.
George C. Wolfe's "Jelly's Last Jam" at the Mark Taper Forum does a bang-up job of crucifying Jelly Roll Morton for claiming to have "invented" jazz. It's time someone said a few words on Jelly Roll's behalf. True, at 17 Jelly Roll made the idle boast that "I invented jazz one Sunday afternoon in 1902." And Wolfe spends a lot of time taking that claim apart, note by note. I've been a fan of Jelly Roll Morton's since I first heard his recordings at the age of 12 in 1930.
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March 3, 1991 | HILARY De VRIES, Hilary De Vries is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
Anyone familiar with George C. Wolfe's satire, "The Colored Museum," might be surprised to discover that the playwright has written his new play--"Jelly's Last Jam," a musical about the early 20th-Century jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton--with the words "Honor the Source" taped over his computer. Wolfe's "Museum" savaged several popular myths and figures from black American culture, including fellow playwrights Ntozake Shange and Lorraine Hansberry, the author of "A Raisin in the Sun."
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April 16, 1991 | GERALD WILSON, Wilson is a jazz composer, arranger, bandleader and trumpeter who has played for Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He has arranged for Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and Ray Charles. Wilson's Orchestra of the '90s played London and the North Sea Jazz Festival last year.
George C. Wolfe's "Jelly's Last Jam" at the Mark Taper Forum does a bang-up job of crucifying Jelly Roll Morton for claiming to have "invented" jazz. It's time someone said a few words on Jelly Roll's behalf. True, at 17 Jelly Roll made the idle boast that "I invented jazz one Sunday afternoon in 1902." And Wolfe spends a lot of time taking that claim apart, note by note. I've been a fan of Jelly Roll Morton's since I first heard his recordings at the age of 12 in 1930.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1991 | HILARY De VRIES, Hilary De Vries is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
Anyone familiar with George C. Wolfe's satire, "The Colored Museum," might be surprised to discover that the playwright has written his new play--"Jelly's Last Jam," a musical about the early 20th-Century jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton--with the words "Honor the Source" taped over his computer. Wolfe's "Museum" savaged several popular myths and figures from black American culture, including fellow playwrights Ntozake Shange and Lorraine Hansberry, the author of "A Raisin in the Sun."
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