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The Washington National Opera’s Ending for Puccini’s Turandot Shines with a Multinational Cast at The Kennedy Center

The Washington National Opera’s Ending for Puccini’s Turandot Shines with a Multinational Cast at The Kennedy Center

Turandot The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Jordan Wright May 15, 2024

Ewa Płonka (Photo/Cory Weaver)

Turandot, the Washington National Opera’s final production for this season, opened on its […]

Dixie’s Tupperware Party Brings Wild and Crazy Southern Schtick to the Kennedy Center

Dixie’s Tupperware Party Brings Wild and Crazy Southern Schtick to the Kennedy Center

Dixie’s Tupperware Party John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Jordan Wright May 15, 2024

Yes, Dixie Longate is a real person who has been selling Tupperware for 22 years. I need to put […]

Mega-Musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations – Now at the Kennedy Center

Mega-Musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations – Now at the Kennedy Center

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Jordan Wright February 15, 2024 Special to The Zebra

(L – R)- Michael Andreaus, Jalen Harris, Harrell Holmes Jr., Elijah Ahmad Lewis, E. Clayton Cornelious […]

Kennedy Center to Celebrate MLK, JR.’s Legacy with Headliners

Kennedy Center to Celebrate MLK, JR.’s Legacy with Headliners

Nolan Williams Hosts MLK, Jr. Celebration in Song John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Jordan Wright January 10, 2023

(Photo/The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)

In a musical tribute to […]

Next to Normal ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright February 3, 2020

How do you make a story about a woman having a nervous breakdown palatable to musical theatre audiences? First, you make the characters poignantly identifiable – Dan, a loving husband and father devoted to keeping his family intact; Natalie, a teenage daughter living in the shadow of her dead […]

My Fair Lady ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright December 21, 2019

The story of Eliza Doolittle, a street waif transformed into a high society lady by the over-achieving phoneticist, Professor Henry Higgins, has recently been adapted to reflect the #MeToo movement. Love it or leave it (I overheard a dismayed audience member kvetch about the changes), Director Bartlett Sher has […]