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JQA ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright March 19, 2019

In the vein of Hamilton along comes JQA. It is not a musical, though there is occasional contemporary music with a back beat that lightens the pace, but it is an historical piece based on the life of John Quincy Adams. Its playwright and director, Aaron Posner, writes that […]

Hamilton ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright June 15, 2018

So… Hamilton…Yes! It’s beyond everything you’ve heard it is – and so much more – a ground breaking revolution in musical theater based on one of America’s most accomplished and influential American Revolutionary heroes. Told in the poetry of hip-hop and rap and made emotional through bluesy ballads, this […]

In The Heights ~ Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright March 29, 2018

If you blinked you missed it. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights blew into the Kennedy Center for a few days and just as quickly fled. Shades of things to come as the arrival this June of his blockbuster musical Hamilton hits a feverish pitch. This was just the teaser.

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