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Anastasia ~ The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan Wright November 6, 2018

In Terrence McNally’s lavish musical Anastasia the luxe life of the dynasty that was the Romanovs collides head on with reality. The Russian Revolution of 1917 proved to be the downfall of the gilded empire ruled by the Romanov family. Collateral damage included the brutal murders of Tsar Nicholas, […]

Sovereignty ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright January 30, 2018

Kyla García (Sarah Polson) in Sovereignty. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Artistic Director Molly Smith has always taken risks. With the staging of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play on the fraught history of the Cherokee Nation, she has gone where no other major theater has gone before. Smith’s direction […]

The Way of the World ~ Folger Theatre

Jordan Wright January 19, 2018

Rene (Kristine Nielsen) is charmed by Lyle (Daniel Morgan Shelley) at an art exhibit in the Hamptons. (Also pictured: Erica Dorfler and Brandon Espinoza.) . Photo by Teresa Wood

Playwright and Director Theresa Rebeck’s campy, modern adaptation of The Way of the World is one of the early […]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder – Kennedy Center

Jordan Wright January 15, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Having enjoyed this four-time Tony Award-winning musical on Broadway last month, I can firmly attest it has found a national touring company cast to do it justice. Author and lyricist, Robert L. Freedman, and composer and lyricist, Steven Lutvak, can rest assured that not a […]