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1 Henry IV ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright September 10, 2019

With season opener 1 Henry IV, director Rosa Joshi makes her Folger Theatre directorial debut. As expected it is a departure from the classic interpretation to an edgier contemporary dynamic. As Joshi describes it, “I Henry IV is filled with intrigue, humor, action and suspense – messy people doing messy […]

Broadway Dame ~ The Life & Times of Mrs. Henry B. Harris ~ by Randy Bryan Bigham and Gregg Jasper

Jordan Wright September 10, 2019

“A woman brings to the stage a woman’s point of view. After all, it is what in the long run pleases a woman that makes a show a success.” — Renée Harris, 1920.

Broadway Dame by Randy Bigham and Gregg Jasper has been optioned for a […]

Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine ~ Mosaic Theater Company

Jordan Wright August 27, 2019

Mosaic’s fifth season opens with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s play Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine. Nottage draws from the notion of “Sankofa”, a West African concept that touches on a number of relatable themes – poverty, success, loss, love and hope. Its central premise is revisiting […]

Assassins ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 24, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Evan Casey (John Hinckley), Ian McEuen (Giuseppe Zangara), Christopher Bloch (Sam Byck), Lawrence Redmond (Leon Czolgosz), Vincent Kempski (John Wilkes Booth), Bobby Smith (Charles Guiteau), Rachel Zampelli (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Sara Jane Moore) in Assassins at Signature Theatre. […]

Dear Evan Hansen ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright August 11, 2019

Four years ago, Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage under the direction and guidance of Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie. The angsty teen musical starred Ben Platt who subsequently became a huge star when the show went to Broadway where it won six Tony Awards in 2017 […]