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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 […]

Anything Goes ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 10, 2018

A feel-good, razzamatazz, hotsy-totsy lollapalooza musical just blew into town like a tornado. And if you’ll pardon my saying so, it’s the Tower of Pisa, the Louvre Museum, it’s the Top (with apologies to Cole Porter). You won’t have to head to Broadway to take in fabulous hoofing, gorgeous […]

Carousel ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 13, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Photo by Maria Baranova.

A brief moment of panic set in as my jaw hit the floor. I’d just read Artistic Director, Molly Smith’s notes in the playbill and saw she was inspired by Thornton […]

Company at Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright June 3, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of “Company” turns Manhattan into a dance floor as they sing “Side By Side By Side.”Photo: Scott Suchman.

When the cast of Signature Theatre’s Company struts onstage in the musical’s first number, the thing to keep in […]

Mary T. and Lizzy K. at Arena Stage

Jordan Wright March 31, 2013 Special to The Alexandria Times

(L-R) Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Elizabeth Keckly and Naomi Jacobson as Mary Todd Lincoln – Photo by Scott Suchman.

Four indisputably exceptional actors command the stage at Arena Stage’s world premiere of Mary T. and Lizzy K. Of that there […]