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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 […]

An Act of God ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright October 16, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

Tom Story (God) and Jamie Smithson (Gabriel). Photo by Margot Schulman.

A gem of a comedy is holding fast at Signature Theatre. Directed by 13-time Emmy-winning former head writer and Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, this hilarious sendup […]

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 […]

Sunday in the Park with George – Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 18, 2014 Special to The Alexandria Times

The cast of Sunday in the Park with George. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

It’s been 16 years since Signature Theatre under the direction of Eric Schaeffer, mounted Sunday in the Park with George – Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning […]

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 mind […]