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Bandstand ~ National Theatre

Jordan Wright March 2, 2020

The Tony Award-winning Bandstand opens with the sounds of war and of soldiers in the heat of battle. It isn’t the first of many flashbacks for Donny Novitski, a down-on-his-luck vet whose best friend, Michael, was killed by a grenade when they came under attack. Donny promises to find […]

Cats ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright September 21, 2019

Cats! Lots of cats! Twenty-six, in fact. Most especially Jellicle cats – the ones T. S. Elliot told of in “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic blockbuster is in town for a short run, and this is the musical to see. Full stop.

As the […]

Hamilton ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright June 15, 2018

So… Hamilton…Yes! It’s beyond everything you’ve heard it is – and so much more – a ground breaking revolution in musical theater based on one of America’s most accomplished and influential American Revolutionary heroes. Told in the poetry of hip-hop and rap and made emotional through bluesy ballads, this […]