Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry is the Senior Contributing Writer for BroadwayWorld.Com's DC page.  She has been a DC resident since 2001 having moved from Upstate New York to attend graduate school at American University's School of International Service. When not attending countless theatre, concert, and cabaret performances in the area and in New York, she works for the US Government as an analyst. Jennifer previously covered the DC performing arts scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, DC Metro Theater Arts, and DC Theatre Scene.




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BWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra ConcertBWW Interview: Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite ?80s Songs
Posted: Apr. 5, 2017


BWW Review:  Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center
Posted: Mar. 26, 2017


BWW Review:  Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National TheatreBWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME
Posted: Apr. 21, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review:  The Stirring New Musical COME FROM AWAY Plays Ford's TheatreBWW Review: The Stirring New Musical COME FROM AWAY Plays Ford?s Theatre
Posted: Sep. 11, 2016


BWW Review:  Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center
Posted: Dec. 10, 2016


BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: A Creative INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
Posted: Dec. 9, 2016


BWW Review:  OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Charms at Keegan TheatreBWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Charms at Keegan Theatre
May 12, 2017

This rewarding theatrical experience is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the power of love, memory, and family in a small Irish town.

BWW Review:  Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Entertain at StrathmoreBWW Review: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Entertain at Strathmore
April 29, 2017

It was a night of brilliant music performed in front of a wonderfully diverse and appreciative crowd at Strathmore that we won't soon forget.

BWW Review:  Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National TheatreBWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre
April 21, 2017

I witnessed a stellar and - dare I say - pretty flawless production that completely and utterly immersed me into Alison Bechdel's world.

BWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra ConcertBWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra Concert
April 5, 2017

On Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM, Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra will celebrate popular music of the 1980's with a concert entitled 'You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party' at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. To get DC audiences ready for the party, vocalist Patrice Covington shared some of her favorite 80's songs with BWW.

BWW Review:  Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center
March 26, 2017

An aural and visual feast, TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN is wonderfully inventive and will hopefully set the stage for similar multidisciplinary programming in the future.

BWW Review:  NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy Center
March 18, 2017

As there are two more performances, I won't spoil the myriad of illusions that Lepage and his team include in the production, but suffice it to say that - production-wise, this show is unlike any other I've seen come through this illustrious arts center in years.

BWW Review:  Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERTBWW Review: Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT
March 12, 2017

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT was nothing less than a case study in ambition.

BWW Review:  INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena StageBWW Review: INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena Stage
March 12, 2017

All in all, I certainly commend Arena Stage, including Artistic Director Molly Smith, for taking a chance on this new work. Unfortunately, there's a ways to go to ready it for an audience, particularly here in DC where there is bound to be at least a handful of people with a pretty good understanding of the subject matter.

BWW Review:  A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena StageBWW Review: A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage
February 12, 2017

Lillian Hellman's 1941 play WATCH ON THE RHINE isn't often produced, but it's certainly a relevant one in today's troubling times. As directed in the round by Jackie Maxwell at Arena Stage, it's probably one of the best examples of a scintillating, well-written script being brought to the stage by a uniformly excellent cast. The end result is a must-see production for the serious theatergoer.

BWW Review:  BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Intrigues at Woolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyBWW Review: BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Intrigues at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
February 6, 2017

Clare Barron's apocalyptic play BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE is, fundamentally, an interesting and exceptionally written exploration of the forces of religion and of nature on one small town American family dealing with its own kind of inner turmoil. A uniformly strong cast under the direction of Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz brings out the best of the already strong script at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

BWW Review:  CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Round House TheatreBWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Round House Theatre
February 5, 2017

The material speaks for itself and gives the cast - and especially Nova Y. Payton - a chance to stretch their limits.

BWW Review:  Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Comes to Kennedy Center By Way of the Public TheaterBWW Review: Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Comes to Kennedy Center By Way of the Public Theater
January 9, 2017

it's an engaging and resonant theatrical experience.

BWW Feature:  DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016BWW Feature: DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016
January 1, 2017

In 2016, I saw 120+ productions, the majority of which were in the DC Metro Area. The 2016 calendar year offered a slew of memorable theatergoing experiences, but some stand out among the others. As I look forward to what's in store theatrically in 2017, I take a look back at 2016.

BWW Review:  Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature Theatre
December 22, 2016

All told, this is a fantastic production and definitely one of my favorites of the 200+ shows I saw in 2016 - whether in the DC Metro Area, New York, or anywhere else.

BWW Review:  Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center
December 10, 2016

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WITH MEGAN HILTY was one of my favorite cabaret/concert experiences this year. It's always a treat to hear her sing. She's in her own class as a vocalist and I look forward to what she does next.

BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
December 9, 2016

While those seeking a similarly scaled production to the original Broadway production (or even the revival) might leave the Eisenhower Theatre somewhat disappointed, those open to experiencing a new interpretation of the familiar material might leave feeling they've had an opportunity to look at an old favorite with new eyes. Perhaps they might better appreciate what drew them to the story in the first place.

BWW Review:  Creativity Abounds in MOBY DICK at Arena StageBWW Review: Creativity Abounds in MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
November 27, 2016

As presented at Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theatre Company's 'Moby Dick' offers many theatrical surprises that are sure to enthrall nearly any theatergoer looking for something a little different this holiday season.

BWW Review:  THE SECRET GARDEN Enchants at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN Enchants at Shakespeare Theatre Company
November 23, 2016

This production of THE SECRET GARDEN excels in nearly every way.

BWW Review:  Imagination Stage's Production of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Boasts a Strong Cast Singing Memorable TunesBWW Review: Imagination Stage's Production of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Boasts a Strong Cast Singing Memorable Tunes
November 20, 2016

This production is a good introduction to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Adults will appreciate the strong voices and engaging story. The littlest patron will be enchanted.

BWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Makes Strong Premiere at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Makes Strong Premiere at Signature Theatre
October 26, 2016

The world premiere stage adaptation features some of Broadway and television's best creative talent, two extremely strong leads, and an infectiously energetic ensemble cast.



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