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 Review:  KRISTIN CHENOWETH Wows in Strathmore DebutBWW Review: KRISTIN CHENOWETH Wows in Strathmore Debut
Posted: Jan. 30, 2016


BWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Makes Strong DC Premiere at StudioBWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Makes Strong DC Premiere at Studio
Posted: Jan. 18, 2016


BWW Review:  Kennedy Center's OLIVERio: A BRAZILIAN TWIST Takes Audience on Trip to RioBWW Review: OLIVÉRio: A BRAZILIAN TWIST Takes Audience on Trip to Rio
Posted: Feb. 1, 2016


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BWW Interview:  Jackie Evancho Talks Tonight's Concert at StrathmoreBWW Interview: Jackie Evancho Talks Tonight’s Concert at Strathmore
Posted: Oct. 10, 2015


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


BWW Review:  Kennedy Center's OLIVERio: A BRAZILIAN TWIST Takes Audience on Trip to RioBWW Review: Kennedy Center's OLIVERio: A BRAZILIAN TWIST Takes Audience on Trip to Rio
February 1, 2016

Over the past season or two, we've seen our fair share of professional productions of OLIVER in the DC area. Adventure Theatre MTC took a stab at it over the summer and Arena Stage offered up a steampunk version of the classic musical a few months ago. While the Kennedy Center's current TYA production of OLIVERio: A BRAZILIAN TWIST shares the same Charles Dickens-penned source material, those looking for the familiar Lionel Bart musical will find that what's being offered up onstage at the Kennedy Center is quite different - and not just the setting. A Kennedy Center commission featuring a book and lyrics by Karen Zacarias and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, OLIVERio: A BRAZILIAN TWIST explores what would happen if a theatre company intended to stage a standard production of OLIVER set in 19th century London, but suddenly realized the available scenic design (Luciana Stecconi) and costumes (Ivania Stack) wouldn't quite work for that purpose.
BWW Review:  KRISTIN CHENOWETH Wows in Strathmore DebutBWW Review: KRISTIN CHENOWETH Wows in Strathmore Debut
January 30, 2016

Whether belting out musical hits, showcasing her classically trained coloratura soprano, or taking on songs with a country sort of flair, the versatile performer had the audience in the palm of her hands and for good reason.
BWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Makes Strong DC Premiere at StudioBWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Makes Strong DC Premiere at Studio
January 18, 2016

It's a family and friends-based drama of the best sort.
BWW Review: Mosaic Theater Company's Passionate WRESTLING JERUSALEMBWW Review: Mosaic Theater Company's Passionate WRESTLING JERUSALEM
January 11, 2016

A risky theatrical endeavor of some worth....
BWW Review:  Martin and Brickell's Sweet and Pretty Broadway Bound Musical BRIGHT STAR Plays Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Martin and Brickell's Sweet and Pretty Broadway Bound Musical BRIGHT STAR Plays Kennedy Center
December 18, 2015

I wish this 'little musical that could' well.
BWW Review: Imagination Stage Serves Up Scrumptious Holiday Treat With A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOADBWW Review: Imagination Stage Serves Up Scrumptious Holiday Treat With A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
December 7, 2015

All in all, this is a fun show for everyone, especially during this holiday season as we reflect upon those we love.
BWW Review:  THE TENORS Wow in Strathmore DebutBWW Review: THE TENORS Wow in Strathmore Debut
November 23, 2015

One of the most engaging and well-sung concerts I've seen in quite some time.
BWW Review:  AKEELAH AND THE BEE Oozes Charm at Arena StageBWW Review: AKEELAH AND THE BEE Oozes Charm at Arena Stage
November 21, 2015

All in all, this is a thoroughly enjoyable production and one that I would highly recommend.
BWW Review: John Lloyd Young Makes Kennedy Center Solo Cabaret DebutBWW Review: John Lloyd Young Makes Kennedy Center Solo Cabaret Debut
November 20, 2015

No matter how you slice it, he's a gifted vocalist.
BWW Interview: THE TENORS Talk Music, Inspiration, and Saturday's Concert at Strathmore in DC AreaBWW Interview: THE TENORS Talk Music, Inspiration, and Saturday's Concert at Strathmore in DC Area
November 20, 2015

On Saturday, November 21, Washington, DC Metro Area audiences will once again get to experience The Tenors' remarkable voices, artistry, and harmonies - this time at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The group members graciously took time out of their very busy schedules to answer a few questions over email about their music, what inspires them, and what fans might expect from Saturday's concert.
BWW Review:  A Wonderfully Sung CINDERELLA for the Modern Age Comes to the National TheatreBWW Review: A Wonderfully Sung CINDERELLA for the Modern Age Comes to the National Theatre
November 19, 2015

A stellar cast of actor-singers, a first-rate orchestra, and solid technical elements are just some of the reasons why this national tour production - directed by Mark Brokaw - is a worthy one to attend during its brief stay at Washington DC's National Theatre.
BWW Interview: JERSEY BOYS' Joseph Leo Bwarie Talks Career and November 15 Album Release Concert in Washington, DC AreaBWW Interview: JERSEY BOYS' Joseph Leo Bwarie Talks Career and November 15 Album Release Concert in Washington, DC Area
November 12, 2015

The young talent will be sharing his music at one of the newest music venues in the Washington, DC area, AMP by Strathmore. Mr. Bwarie graciously took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions from BroadwayWorld.Com - Washington, DC about where he's been in his career, how he approaches the creative process, and of course his upcoming concert on Sunday, November 15 in North Bethesda, Maryland.
BWW Feature:  Local Favorite Nick Blaemire, Other Up-and-Coming Musical Theatre Composers Featured in Free Concert Series at Kennedy Center's Millennium StageBWW Feature: Local Favorite Nick Blaemire, Other Up-and-Coming Musical Theatre Composers Featured in Free Concert Series at Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
November 6, 2015

There's probably nothing more thrilling than to have an opportunity to listen to the works of some of the musical theatre composers that the world might not know - yet, that is. As part of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers' (ASCAP) Musical Theatre Week at the Kennedy Center, local audiences will have such an exciting opportunity - for free!
BWW Review:  Signature Offers Up Curious World Premiere With GIRLSTARBWW Review: Signature Offers Up Curious World Premiere With GIRLSTAR
October 27, 2015

All in all, one might chalk this one up as a 'miss,' but it's not a complete miss thanks to the talent involved.
BWW Review:  Small Musical Scores Big at Signature with CAKE OFFBWW Review: Small Musical Scores Big at Signature with CAKE OFF
October 13, 2015

Much of what transpires onstage on Jason Sherwood's realistic set is quite hilarious, but at the core of this world premiere musical we also have a sweet and charming story that's not so much about man vs. woman in the standard and expected way. It's more than that. And that's a good thing.
BWW Review:  Jackie Evancho's Angelic Voice Fills Music Center at StrathmoreBWW Review: Jackie Evancho's Angelic Voice Fills Music Center at Strathmore
October 11, 2015

She has something special, and a vocal ability that exceeds her young age.
BWW Interview:  Jackie Evancho Talks Tonight's Concert at StrathmoreBWW Interview: Jackie Evancho Talks Tonight's Concert at Strathmore
October 10, 2015

Fifteen year old classical crossover artist Jackie Evancho - who first drew national attention on America's Got Talent, and has since put out multiple albums and has performed worldwide - will make her Music Center at Strathmore debut tonight, October 10. In advance of the concert, entitled 'Awakening,' Ms. Evancho graciously answered a few questions from BroadwayWorld.Com.
BWW Review: ANIMAL Makes Intriguing Premiere at Studio TheatreBWW Review: ANIMAL Makes Intriguing Premiere at Studio Theatre
October 6, 2015

Clare Lizzimore's challenging play benefits from the immersive and intimate staging that Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch has conjured up for this inaugural Studio X production, as well as some excellent acting.
BWW Review: Imagination Stage Premieres Beautiful and Enchanting WHEN SHE HAD WINGSBWW Review: Imagination Stage Premieres Beautiful and Enchanting WHEN SHE HAD WINGS
September 28, 2015

Part history lesson, part argument for female empowerment, and part enticing family drama, the compelling and beautifully staged and acted production goes above and beyond your standard theatre for young audiences offering.
BWW Review: Quirky WAGNER, MAX! WAGNER! Premieres at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Quirky WAGNER, MAX! WAGNER! Premieres at Kennedy Center
September 28, 2015

Surprising and unique is the name of the game here.


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