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Kleptocracy ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright January 31, 2019

Christopher Geary (Vladimir Putin) in the world premiere of Kleptocracy. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Much of what you’ll see in Kenneth Lin’s Kleptocracy is based on historic events – from Vladimir Putin’s rise from a low-level KGB agent to his position as the second president of the […]

Harlequinade ~ American Ballet Theatre in a Co-Production with the Australian Ballet at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright January 30, 2019

Stella Abrera in Harlequinade. Photo: Erin Baiano.

If your taste runs to ballet en pointe in the classique style, then you are going to adore Harlequinade. Set in a medieval town at the crack of the 20th century in Italy, this charming love story has all the elements […]

Twelve Angry Men ~ Ford’s Theatre

Jordan Wright January 24, 2019

(L-R) Eric Hissom (Juror One), Michael Russotto (Juror Three) and Erik King (Juror Eight). Photo by Scott Suchman.

Playwright Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men had its initial stage debut in 1955. Better known as a writer for television (The Defenders, The Twilight Zone), Rose was inspired to write […]

School of Rock ~ The Musical ~ At The National Theatre

Jordan Wright January 19, 2019

Cameron Trueblood in School of Rock Tour. Photo Matt Murphy

For anyone who has harbored fantasies of joining a rock and roll band, School of Rock is a flat-out fantastic, fun-loving musical with an Andrew Lloyd Webber score that hits all the right wah-wahs. With screaming guitar and […]

Cinderella ~ A New Adventures Production ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright January 17, 2019

MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA. Liam Mower ‘The Angel – Cinderella’s Fairy Godfather’ and Ashley Shaw ‘Cinderella’ . Photo by Johan Persson.

If you’re looking for a Disney princess in a blue satin gown, go elsewhere. In Sir Matthew Bourne’s ballet, Cinderella, there is nary a tiara-wearing royal – not […]