Black Theatre United is an organization aimed at creating more diversity and inclusion in theater. With the help of that group, actress Vanessa Williams is making her producorial debut for the new musical “A Wonderful World.” It tells the story of jazz legend Louis Armstrong and stars James Monroe Iglehart. The musical is told through the perspective of Armstrong’s four wives.
The production intentionally imitates Armstrong’s musical journey from New Orleans to Chicago. “A Wonderful World” began its pre-Broadway debut in New Orleans before heading to Chicago, where it’s playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre through Oct. 29.
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Angel Idowu is the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation Arts Correspondent.