We’ve all seen them: so-called bio-plays that muster the known facts of a subject’s life so superficially, you’d be better off just consulting Wikipedia. “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” Terry Teachout’s impassioned portrait of jazz pioneer Louis (“Satchmo”) Armstrong — receiving its New England premiere at Shakespeare & Company before heading to New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre — goes deep.
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