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The Scottsboro Boys ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright June 2, 2018

The Scottsboro Boys races down the tracks like a runaway train from Chattanooga through Alabama and bound for hell. On that train, on that fateful day in Alabama in 1931, a group of nine young, innocent, black teenagers – two brothers, the rest strangers – became horribly and inextricably […]

Jelly’s Last Jam ~ At Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

(l-r) Cleavant Derricks (Chimney Man) with Kara-Tameika Watkins, Eben K. Logan and Nova Y. Patons. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Right off the bat, Mark G. Meadows, who plays Jelly Roll Morton in this musical, is sensational. I’ll admit I’d had my doubts when […]