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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LAST 30 DAYS

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


BWW Review:  Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature TheatreReview: Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature Theatre
Posted: Dec. 22, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review:  Epic and Bold SAMSON Premieres at Sight & Sound TheatresBWW Review: Epic and Bold SAMSON Premieres at Sight & Sound Theatres
Posted: Mar. 15, 2016


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


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.

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Wows at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Wows at the Kennedy Center
October 10, 2016

Let's just get right down to it. In 2014, Simon Stephens' highly acclaimed and award-winning play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (based on Mark Haddon's novel of the same name) offered me one of my most memorable Broadway theatergoing experiences in years. Thus, I was most enthused by the news that it would tour, and play the Kennedy Center. While the cavernous Opera House may not be the most appropriate Kennedy Center space to view the play - especially from the rear orchestra where I was sitting - the current tour offers just as powerful of a theatergoing experience as my initial one.

BWW Review:  Artistry and Acting are Reasons Enough to See I CALL MY BROTHERS at Forum TheatreBWW Review: Artistry and Acting are Reasons Enough to See I CALL MY BROTHERS at Forum Theatre
September 13, 2016

I can nearly always count on the small, but mighty Forum Theatre to conjure up selections each season that are a little out-of-the-box, and present them with an abundance of creativity. Season 13 is no exception, and it starts off with the area premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS (translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles). In the intimate Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, Director Michael Dove and his strong cast of four deal well with the challenges and potential inherent in Khemiri's script, and give the audience a relevant night of theatre that ends - appropriately - with more questions than answers.

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
September 11, 2016

Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by the married Canadian duo of Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away explores a subject area that's bound to bring up some painful memories for some. It's a September 11th musical, but not in the way you might expect. It's not about the towers, the Pentagon, or even really the loss of life. it is a story of a community bonding together to embrace passengers on the 38 planes that were diverted to Canada - specifically Newfoundland - when the U.S. Government closed American air space for the first time in U.S. history. It's one of those untold stories that is practically perfect for an original musical.

BWW Feature:  Kevin Kuchar Discusses theBridge, Levine Music's Latest Educational Musical Theatre ProgramBWW Feature: Kevin Kuchar Discusses theBridge, Levine Music's Latest Educational Musical Theatre Program
September 3, 2016

This year, Levine Music is taking musical theatre education to the next level by offering a new program, called theBridge, in addition to its popular Pre-Professional and First Act programs.

BWW Review:  Mike Daisey Returns to Woolly Mammoth with THE TRUMP CARDBWW Review: Mike Daisey Returns to Woolly Mammoth with THE TRUMP CARD
August 3, 2016

Mike Daisey's captivating performance, capably directed by Isaac Butler, is a must-see.

BWW Review: BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY Offers Joyous Music Experience at Arena StageBWW Review: BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY Offers Joyous Music Experience at Arena Stage
July 11, 2016

Whether you share BeBe's upbringing and/or personal faith or not, it's impossible not to enjoy the music and talented vocalists in this show, which is reason enough to give it a chance.

BWW Review: History is Musicalized at Capital Fringe With RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW and ROMANOVBWW Review: History is Musicalized at Capital Fringe With RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW and ROMANOV
July 10, 2016

As I scoured the Capital Fringe listings for 2016, two shows caught my interest. While both RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW and ROMANOV both musicalize moments in history and showcase some serious songwriting skills and musicianship, they couldn't be more different from one another stylistically. While there is considerable room for both shows to grow, a future life for both of them is definitely possible due to the strong central concepts, creativity and musical bases.

BWW Review:  Uplifting and Fun, but Ultimately Disappointing KINKY BOOTS Plays Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Uplifting and Fun, but Ultimately Disappointing KINKY BOOTS Plays Kennedy Center
June 18, 2016




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