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Cyrano de Bergerac ~ Synetic Theatre

Jordan Wright February 14, 2019

Maryam Najafzaga as Roxanne – Photo credit is Johnny Shryock

Talk about drama! With a scant 24-hour notice Vato Tsikurishvili was thrust into the role of Cyrano when leading man Justin Bell fell ill. Vato, a consummate performer and teacher, has performed in countless Synetic productions – his parents, […]

Nell Gwynn ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright February 13, 2019

For Playwright Jessica Swale, who cleverly mixes factual events with a lively imagination, Nell Gwynn (Alison Luff), the orange seller who rose from her mother’s Coal Pan Alley brothel to become King Charles II’s most adored paramour, is the perfect vehicle to celebrate the rise of women’s roles in […]

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright February 10, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Solomon Parker III, Iyona Blake, Nova Y. Payton, Korinn Walfall and Kevin McAllister. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Ain’t Misbehavin’, the show that opened on Broadway in 1978 starring Nell Carter is a revue of the compositions of the period, most notably Fats Waller’s. Performed […]

The Music Man ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright February 10, 2019

The Kennedy Center’s “Broadway Center Stage” series has yet again brought us one of America’s most beloved musicals. Described as a “semi-staged concert format” in which the actors are meant to perform with their scripts in hand, this production of The Music Man goes far beyond that, offering a […]

Three Sistahs ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 3, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Torn apart by three funerals – Momma, Daddy and brother André – three sisters meet in their family’s home to share their memories and secrets in this heart-warming, redemptive musical. Eldest sister Olive, middle sister Marsha, and the youngest, Irene, have grown up in […]