Playing Hot Tickets Now On Sale

Super Early Bird tickets are now available for all performances of our highly anticipated world premiere production of Playing Hot (April 18 – May 12, Theater 511).


This explosive new show takes you inside a brassy New Orleans dance hall, where the incredible untold story of the birth of jazz is brought to life. 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.

But act fast! There are only a limited number of tickets available at the Super Early Bird rate. Grab your tickets first and save big, and scroll down to meet our extraordinary cast!

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