In The Jam: Only Child, a nod to his great-grandmother’s plentiful recipe and the spirited spontaneity of jazz, 2020 Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts (Hamilton, Ike Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) recounts his life as the only child of a single mother. From the fierce growing pains of boyhood innocence to the awkwardness of teenage years to a proud Black man, Daniel digs through his memory’s attic in a powerful and playful story of metamorphosis.
Bursting with lyricism, dynamic tap dance, and heart, this delectable treat is a little bit savory, a little bit sweet, and a little bit sticky—but it’s all good.
Sponsored by the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation through the Heidi Thomas Initiative, in support of work created and staged by women in the American theater.
Lighting sponsored by an anonymous donor
The Signature Orchestra is sponsored by The Meredith Foundation
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Written & Performed by
Daniel J. Watts
DJ & Sound Design by
Lighting Design by
Assistant Direction by
Director of Photography
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