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The Color Purple – Emotional and Brave with a Story and Music That Will Grab Your Heartstrings

The Color Purple – Emotional and Brave with a Story and Music That Will Grab Your Heartstrings

Signature Theatre Jordan Wright August 26, 2022 Special to The Zebra

Nova Y. Payton (Celie) and the cast of The Color Purple at Signature Theatre. (Photo byChristopher Mueller)

The power of The Color Purple […]

GRACE – Beyond the Stage

GRACE – Beyond the Stage

A Colloquium to Celebrate African American Foodways The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the REACH Jordan Wright July 17, 2022 Special to The Zebra

Left to right – Carla Hall, Erin Tucker-Oluwole – Nolan Williams Jr., Furard Tate, Dr. Lance London and […]

Grace

Grace

Ford’s Theatre Jordan Wright March 30, 2022 Special to The Zebra

Photo/André Chung

In one of the most exciting new productions of the season, eight members of the Philadelphia Minton family are preparing a memorial supper to send their Gran’Me off in style. “Here We Go Making Preparations” sets the […]

The Amen Corner ~ Shakespeare Theatre Company

Jordan Wright February 19, 2020

Sometimes I feel like I could jump right out of my skin when I see a production as thrilling as The Amen Corner. Straight out of the gate, we find ourselves as guests in the electrifying spirit of an African American church service. Amens and hallelujahs fill the air […]

Disney’s Newsies the Musical ~ Arena Stage

Jordan Wright November 16, 2019

The high energy Tony Award-winning, Newsies, a lollapalooza of a musical, tapped, spun, swung, belted and leapt its way onto the Fichandler Stage to tremendous applause. A sweetheart of a story about the scrappy young newsboys who went up against the powerful New York City-based newspaper barons, William Randolph […]

Assassins ~ Signature Theatre

Jordan Wright August 24, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Evan Casey (John Hinckley), Ian McEuen (Giuseppe Zangara), Christopher Bloch (Sam Byck), Lawrence Redmond (Leon Czolgosz), Vincent Kempski (John Wilkes Booth), Bobby Smith (Charles Guiteau), Rachel Zampelli (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), and Tracy Lynn Olivera (Sara Jane Moore) in Assassins at Signature Theatre. […]