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American Prophet – Frederick Douglass in His Own Words

American Prophet – Frederick Douglass in His Own Words

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Jordan Wright August 1, 2022 Special to The Zebra

Cornelius Smith Jr. as Frederick Douglass (Photo by Margot Schulman)

Who could have imagined Frederick Douglass’s words set to music? Two men did. Director […]

Falsettos ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright June 18, 2019

Written at the height of the AIDS epidemic, Falsettos has been an anthem to the love and emotional support gays and their families experienced as they watched their love ones die off in droves. It had its Broadway debut in 1992, but before that the musical had appeared Off-Broadway […]

The Color Purple ~ Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan WrightAugust 7, 2018

So many plays and musicals on the African American human condition during slavery in America have been written since The Color Purple made its thunderous debut 13 years ago. Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, the heartbreakingly poignant musical returned to Broadway in 2016 earning […]