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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 Reviews:  KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature
Posted: Mar. 1, 2015


BWW Interviews:  Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanAriasBWW Interviews: Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk BLUE VIOLA
Posted: Mar. 16, 2015


BWW Reviews: Eugenia León Pays Tribute to the Greats at Kennedy Center with VOCES DE MUJERES, VOCES DEL PUEBLOBWW Reviews: Eugenia León Pays Tribute to the Greats at Kennedy Center
Posted: Mar. 16, 2015


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BWW Reviews: PENTATONIX Ignites DC's DAR Constitution HallBWW Reviews: PENTATONIX Ignites DC's DAR Constitution Hall
Posted: Mar. 31, 2014


BWW Reviews: Cast Members from ABC's NASHVILLE Play DC's Lincoln Theatre, Display Stellar MusicianshipBWW Reviews: Cast Members from ABC's NASHVILLE Play DC's Lincoln Theatre, Display Stellar Musicianship
Posted: May. 5, 2014


BWW Reviews: Quirky and Creative SOON Premieres at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: Quirky and Creative SOON Premieres at Signature Theatre
March 24, 2015

On the heels of Kander and Pierce's KID VICTORY comes Blaemire's SOON. Much like KID VICTORY, this premiere production is bit quirky, wholly original, daring, and seeks to advance our understanding of what we know musical theatre to be.
BWW Reviews:  Arena's World Premiere of THE ORIGINALIST Packs a PunchBWW Reviews: Arena's World Premiere of THE ORIGINALIST Packs a Punch
March 21, 2015

It's likely of little surprise to anyone that follows the workings of the highest court in our nation that any legal battle situation involving conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and an opponent is ripe for theatricalization. Arena Stage's resident playwright John Strand has done just that with his world premiere play, THE ORIGINALIST. However, the play he wrote is not the one we all might expect.
BWW Reviews:  Companhia Hiato Brings Creative O JARDIM to Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Companhia Hiato Brings Creative O JARDIM to Kennedy Center
March 19, 2015

Leonardo Moreira's Portuguese language O JARDIM (translated as 'The Garden') is perhaps one of the more creative entries in the ongoing Iberian Suite festival at Kennedy Center.
BWW Reviews: Eugenia Len Pays Tribute to the Greats at Kennedy Center with VOCES DE MUJERES, VOCES DEL PUEBLOBWW Reviews: Eugenia León Pays Tribute to the Greats at Kennedy Center with VOCES DE MUJERES, VOCES DEL PUEBLO
March 16, 2015

Famed Mexican singer Eugenia Leon made her Kennedy Center debut this weekend and put succinctly, at least musically, it proved to be a debut to remember.
BWW Interviews:  Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanAriasBWW Interviews: Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanArias
March 16, 2015

Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi answered a few questions from BroadwayWorld DC about what audiences might expect from the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA, their writing partnership, history with UrbanArias, and of course the whole contested debate about musical theatre vs. opera.
BWW Reviews:  Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras Makes Kennedy Center Debut with VOCES, SUITE FLAMENCABWW Reviews: Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras Makes Kennedy Center Debut with VOCES, SUITE FLAMENCA
March 11, 2015

One of the greatest things about the Kennedy Center is its long history of exposing Washington, DC audiences to a healthy selection of international theatre, music, and dance artists. A major facet of this programming is an annual international arts festival, which, this year, is focused on the Iberian Peninsula and, by extension, other countries that have been heavily influenced by Spain and/or Portugal. Particularly exciting is the Washington, DC premiere of Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras' VOCES, SUITE FLAMENCA.
BWW Interviews:   Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company Member Pamela Lawrence on This Year's Sarah Play CHATROOM, and What Makes the Program UniqueBWW Interviews: Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company Member Pamela Lawrence on This Year's Sarah Play CHATROOM, and What Makes the Program Unique
March 10, 2015

BWW Reviews:  KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature Theatre
March 1, 2015

Let's just get right to it. There's a lot to like about much anticipated world premiere of John Kander and Greg Pierce's 'Kid Victory' at Signature Theatre.
BWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret DebutBWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret Debut
February 16, 2015

She can do it it all.
BWW Reviews:  CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL Offers Bit of Razzle Dazzle at the National TheatreBWW Reviews: CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL Offers Bit of Razzle Dazzle at the National Theatre
February 12, 2015

'Chicago' returns yet again to DC's historic National Theatre. Even if you've seen the tour the other times it has come through our fair city, the current engagement is worth the return visit.
BWW Reviews: Intriguing Yet Muddled ZERO HOUR: TOKYO ROSE'S LAST TAPE Plays Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Intriguing Yet Muddled ZERO HOUR: TOKYO ROSE'S LAST TAPE Plays Kennedy Center
February 9, 2015

Celebrated Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi's play, Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape is making the rounds to various American cities (before playing Washington DC's Kennedy Center this past weekend, it played New York). Fundamentally, the North American tour is a great idea because it takes a more or less comparatively lesser known segment of World War II history involving Japanese Americans and presents it to American audiences in an intriguing way. Underpinning the history-based narrative is also the idea of young, impressionable females being pawns for their older male counterparts - an idea which transcends historical, geographical, and sociocultural contexts.
BWW Reviews:  RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Round House Theatre Proves to Be WinnerBWW Reviews: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Round House Theatre Proves to Be Winner
February 4, 2015

At Round House Theatre, all that is exceedingly good about Gionfriddo's play 'on paper' is leveraged in the best way possible for this production, and made even 'better' by exceptional acting, direction, and production values. I'd even go as far to say that it's one of the best executed productions I've seen in the area in recent years.
BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Delights with Classic Gershwin TunesBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Delights with Classic Gershwin Tunes
February 2, 2015

Pure entertainment!
BWW Reviews:  Studio Theatre's CHOIR BOY is Emotionally Gripping with Heavenly Music to BootBWW Reviews: Studio Theatre's CHOIR BOY is Emotionally Gripping with Heavenly Music to Boot
January 13, 2015

The rich language and music, coupled with emotionally-charged acting, and a compelling story make CHOIR BOY one to see.
BWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National TheatreBWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National Theatre
December 19, 2014

It's pure musical theatre and its finest. Nothing is better than that.
BWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS DelightsBWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS Delights
December 15, 2014

Simply stunning!Megan Hilty, star of stage and screen, offered a good dose of holiday cheer and some fine vocals to an appreciative Kennedy Center audience this weekend. Combining musical theatre and pop selections she usually does in cabaret format with a few holiday tunes, the varied set offered a little something for everyone and allowed her to showcase her enviable versatility. While it's nearly impossible to pick highlights - because everything was just that good - a few favorite moments emerged.
BWW Reviews: ANDREA MCARDLE Returns to Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: ANDREA MCARDLE Returns to Kennedy Center
December 8, 2014

As a kid, I loved all things Annie. I wasn't yet born when the show premiered on Broadway, but was introduced to it - like many were in the 80s - through the cast recording and the initial movie version. I'm no longer a little kid, but I have to admit I was pretty excited to see Andrea McArdle - the original red-headed orphan who I had previously only heard on an audio recording - in her solo cabaret performance at Kennedy Center last week as part of the Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series. The series features some of the best performers that Broadway has to offer and Ms. McArdle is certainly deserving of her place within that elite group for her long career in musical theatre.
BWW Reviews: DONNY & MARIE Bring Holiday Cheer to the NationalBWW Reviews: DONNY & MARIE Bring Holiday Cheer to the National
December 4, 2014

On tour with their latest incarnation of their holiday show - now playing in Washington, DC at the National Theatre - their legions of loyal fans have yet another chance to revel in the fun of them sharing their love for music, family, the holidays and more.
BWW Reviews:  Tony-Nominated Writers PASEK AND PAUL Share Love of Musical Theatre with Bethesda AudienceBWW Reviews: Tony-Nominated Writers PASEK AND PAUL Share Love of Musical Theatre with Bethesda Audience
November 26, 2014

Act Two @ Levine, one of the strongest youth musical theatre education programs in our area, continued its tradition this week of providing its cast members with opportunities to learn from the best of the business in Washington, DC and beyond. The young and enormously talented Tony-nominated writing team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (for A Christmas Story) provided a masterclass for those participating in Act Two's intensive Pre-Professional Program and then delivered a concert that not only proved entertaining, but also provided more opportunities for the young musical theatre aficionados to learn. Pasek and Paul, who met as freshmen musical theatre students at the University of Michigan, showcased not only their considerable songwriting talent, but their ability to engage an audience whether delivering a song or stories about their life writing for the theatre.
BWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy Center
November 21, 2014

Inspired by Edgar Degas' famous sculpture of a 14 year-old dancer, 'Little Dancer' is one of those kinds of musicals that you don't see much anymore. It's also the kind of musical that we desperately need on Broadway today.


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