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Daniel J. Watts’ THE JAM: ONLY CHILD - 5/1

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The Federal NoHo

5303 Lankershim Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 91601

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(Los Angeles) – Daniel J. Watts, who recently starred as Sammy Davis, Jr. opposite Dulé Hill in the Geffen Playhouse’s record breaking box office smashLights Out: Nat King Cole, is bringing his sold out solo show The Jam: Only Child BACK to Los Angeles on Monday, April 29th & Wednesday May 1st at The Federal in North Hollywood (5303 Lankershim Boulevard). Doors open at 6:30pm, the show begins at 8:30pm. Advance General Admission SEATED tickets are $25. Advance General Admission STANDING tickets at $15. Day of tickets are $30/$20 and can be purchased at www.thefederalnoho.com.

“I’m thrilled to be back at The Federal for the first time since performing a version of The Jam here in 2015,” said artist and activist Watts. “A lot has happened since I was last here and some of my experiences during my time in L.A. helped shape the narrative of this version ofThe Jam. I’m excited to share it.”

The Jam: Only Child marks the reunion between Watts (Hamilton, TBS’ “The Last O.G.”) and director Lileana Blain-Cruz (The House That Will Not Stand, Pipeline) who received an Obie Award for her direction of The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, in which Watts played the title character. Only Child also features Jam mainstay DJ Duggz, aka Preston Dugger III (Motown the Musical, Memphis), spinning through the evening.

“This Jam is the product of 2 years of therapy”, said artist and activist Watts. “I have an analogy about therapy suggesting that it’s like inviting a stranger to the attic of your mind and having them help you clean it out. I realized that being an only child and a latch key kid in a single parent home contributed to excess storage in my attic and therapy helped me sift through a lot of it and, ultimately, let some things go. By sharing my story I hope to inspire others to go through their attics in an effort to both examine the cost of holding on and experience the healing power of letting go.”

A play-on-words, The Jam pays homage to Watts’ great-grandmother who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself. The Jam is Watts’ continuation of that legacy blending elements of stand-up comedy and compelling storytelling with his original spoken word, often set to music and/or dance. This is Watts’ fourth installation of The Jam: Only Child after sold out performances at Joe’s Pub in the famed Public Theater, NoHo’s new staple SubCulture, and as one of the final acts to play the historic Webster Hall.

In 2016, galvanizing cast members from Hamilton, On Your Feet, and Shuffle Along, Watts played to a packed house in Webster Hall’s Marlin Room with The Jam: Love Terrorists - A Benefit for Orlando. The event raised $7500 for the LGBT community in Orlando after the horrific attack at Pulse Night Club.

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