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Disney’s Newsies the Musical ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 16, 2019

The high energy Tony Award-winning, Newsies, a lollapalooza of a musical, tapped, spun, swung, belted and leapt its way onto the Fichandler Stage to tremendous applause. A sweetheart of a story about the scrappy young newsboys who went up against the powerful New York City-based newspaper barons, William Randolph […]

An Act of God ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 16, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

Tom Story (God) and Jamie Smithson (Gabriel). Photo by Margot Schulman.

A gem of a comedy is holding fast at Signature Theatre. Directed by 13-time Emmy-winning former head writer and Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, this hilarious […]

Sense and Sensibility ~ Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Jordan Wright September 20, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Colonel Brandon (James Patrick Nelson) receives some troublesome news in Folger Theatre’s Sense & Sensibility. On stage September 13 – October 30, 2016. Photo by Jesse Belsky.

Of course, Sense and Sensibility adaptor Kate Hamill was going to mix it up. Taking a […]

Cake Off – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 10, 2015

As part of this fall’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Director Joe Calarco commissioned American playwright Sheri Wilner and lyricists Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon to write Cake Off – – an original musical. What they came up with is a musical comedy, so off-the-wall sidesplitting that I’m still trying […]