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Gun & Powder ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright February 10, 2020

An intriguing musical made its world premiere at Signature. In it, twin mulatto sisters use their beauty, wits and a pistol to deceive and rob whites. It promises a happy ending but is that enough to take us along on their criminal enterprise?

Emmy Raver-Lampman (Martha) and […]

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright February 10, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Solomon Parker III, Iyona Blake, Nova Y. Payton, Korinn Walfall and Kevin McAllister. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Ain’t Misbehavin’, the show that opened on Broadway in 1978 starring Nell Carter is a revue of the compositions of the period, most notably Fats Waller’s. […]

The Wizard of Hip (Or When in Doubt Slam Dunk) ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright August 21, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

The Wizard of Hip – Photo credit Chris Banks

Getting schooled by Thomas W. Jones II, aka “Afro Joe”, is a lesson in growing up Black, Catholic, and urban hip – “sticky leg” and all. Jones is a poet with a fusillade style […]