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NSO Pops: Diana Ross – Music Book 2020 ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright January 9, 2020

Backed by the 25-member The Joyce Garrett Singers, a DC-based gospel choir, the iconic National Symphony Orchestra, and four back-up vocalists, Diana Ross strode onstage to the tune “I’m Coming Out”, her signature walk-on entrance. Swathed in a tangerine-hued, ruffled silk cape and molten orange floor-length gown, the magnificent pop […]

Jersey Boys ~ The Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons ~ National Theatre

Jordan Wright December 17, 2019

(l to r) Corey Greenan, Eric Chambliss, Jon Hacker and Michael Milton – Photo: Joan Marcus

In an era when Motown was delivering hit after hit and Black singing groups ruled the charts, a quartet of Italian kids from the blue-collar town of Belleville, NJ began their […]

Peter Pan and Wendy ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harmon Hall

Jordan Wright December 18, 2019

Though Peter gets top billing in Lauren Gunderson’s world premiere, make no mistake about it, her interpretation of J. M. Barrie’s classic tale elevates the female roles to star status. As the most produced playwright in America, Gunderson’s imprimatur is writing plays about accomplished women in science and the […]

Eureka Day ~ Mosaic Theater Company of DC at the Atlas Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright December 12, 2019

Jonathan Spector’s comedy about a private, liberal grade school in Berkeley, California brings tons of laughs when its politically correct committee of five educators is faced with an outbreak of the mumps. Among the school’s decision-makers are Meiko, a shy Asian woman in an affair with Eli who is […]

Come From Away ~ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright December 13, 2019

Come From Away is the heartwarming true story of the residents of Gander, Newfoundland who took in over 7,000 passengers when their flights were diverted during 9/11. It is not a maudlin retelling of that terrifying moment in time when all U. S. airspace shut down. Nor is it […]