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My Fair Lady ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright December 21, 2019

The story of Eliza Doolittle, a street waif transformed into a high society lady by the over-achieving phoneticist, Professor Henry Higgins, has recently been adapted to reflect the #MeToo movement. Love it or leave it (I overheard a dismayed audience member kvetch about the changes), Director Bartlett Sher has […]

Fiddler on the Roof ~ National Theatre

Jordan Wright December 11, 2019

An exhilarating and fresh new production of Fiddler hit the National Theatre this week. The Tony-nominated revival comes in at number eight in the venue’s 2019-2020 “Broadway at the National” series – a series that includes an unprecedented 17 productions. As with many a national touring show, it is […]

The King and I – A Royal Hit ~ The Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright July 22, 2017

The Cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo credit Matthew Murphy

Under the expert direction of Barlett Sher we allow ourselves to be transported to the magic and majesty of the Kingdom of Siam. It’s 1862 and the King (as played by Jose Llana) […]

Gigi – Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright February 1, 2015 Special to The Alexandria Times

Gigi stars Vanessa Hudgens

When MGM’s movie Gigi debuted in 1958 legions of little girls were captivated by the City of Lights and its magical allure. I know. I was one of them, listening hours on end to the vinyl soundtrack by […]