Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry is the Senior Contributing Editor 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: Forum Offers Must-See Theatre with GIDION'S KNOTBWW Reviews: Forum Offers Must-See Theatre with GIDION’S KNOT
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Personal Storytelling is Front and Center with SELF PORTRAIT at Capital FringeBWW Reviews: Personal Storytelling Front and Center with SELF PORTRAIT
Posted: Jul. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: Holocaust Drama UNIFORM Plays Capital FringeBWW Reviews: Holocaust Drama UNIFORM Plays Capital Fringe
Posted: Jul. 27, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Interviews: Mitch Grassi from PENTATONIX Discusses Upcoming Tour, How the Music Comes Together, and MoreBWW Interviews: Mitch Grassi from PENTATONIX Discusses Upcoming Tour, How the Music Comes Together, and More
Posted: Jan. 7, 2014


BWW Reviews: Michael W. Smith Shines at Kennedy Center Concert DebutBWW Reviews: Michael W. Smith Shines at Kennedy Center Concert Debut
Posted: Jan. 27, 2014


BWW Reviews: Holocaust Drama UNIFORM Plays Capital FringeBWW Reviews: Holocaust Drama UNIFORM Plays Capital Fringe
July 27, 2014

Good effort, but we're not quite there.
BWW Reviews:  Personal Storytelling is Front and Center with SELF PORTRAIT at Capital FringeBWW Reviews: Personal Storytelling is Front and Center with SELF PORTRAIT at Capital Fringe
July 24, 2014

There's good to be found within this deeply personal solo performance.
BWW Reviews: Forum Offers Must-See Theatre with GIDION'S KNOTBWW Reviews: Forum Offers Must-See Theatre with GIDION'S KNOT
July 22, 2014

A powerful production of a powerful play.
BWW Reviews: THE PROGRAM ASSISTANT at Capital Fringe Explores Post-Grad Life in DCBWW Reviews: THE PROGRAM ASSISTANT at Capital Fringe Explores Post-Grad Life in DC
July 21, 2014

A seed of a good idea doesn't always make for a compelling script or an interesting production.
BWW Reviews:  TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital FringeBWW Reviews: TAME. Offers Stirring Drama at Capital Fringe
July 21, 2014

'TAME.' is one of those plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival that's a bit of a rarity among all of the zany offerings. It's something new, something inspired by the classics, something that offers a rich story, and something that's very well-acted. It actually turned out to be one of the offerings this year that I enjoyed the most.
BWW Reviews: Female Solo Artists Play the Capital Fringe – MEDEA'S GOT SOME ISSUES and MANDARIN ORANGEBWW Reviews: Female Solo Artists Play the Capital Fringe – MEDEA'S GOT SOME ISSUES and MANDARIN ORANGE
July 20, 2014

Both excel largely due to the strength of the performer.
BWW Reviews: Surveillance Methods Exposed in INTERROGATION at Capital FringeBWW Reviews: Surveillance Methods Exposed in INTERROGATION at Capital Fringe
July 20, 2014

Props for creativity, but sometimes experiments work and sometimes they, well, don't.
BWW Reviews: Sara Bareilles Plays to Capacity Crowd at Wolf Trap, Displays Enviable MusicianshipBWW Reviews: Sara Bareilles Plays to Capacity Crowd at Wolf Trap, Displays Enviable Musicianship
July 15, 2014

Simply sensational is but one way to describe Ms. Bareilles.
BWW Reviews:  THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? and MASTER HAROLD…AND THE BOYS Play the Capital FringeBWW Reviews: THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? and MASTER HAROLD…AND THE BOYS Play the Capital Fringe
July 14, 2014

While 'This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?' and 'Master Haroldand the Boys' are far from perfect productions, each offer something that would make them recommended viewing for certain Fringe audiences.
BWW Reviews: THE 27 CLUB Rocks the Warehouse at Capital FringeBWW Reviews: THE 27 CLUB Rocks the Warehouse at Capital Fringe
July 14, 2014

A musical at Fringe succeeds!
BWW Reviews: ALYSHA UMPHRESS Ignites Signature Theatre in Solo CabaretBWW Reviews: ALYSHA UMPHRESS Ignites Signature Theatre in Solo Cabaret
July 13, 2014

Alysha Umphress returned to Signature to wow local audiences again with her powerful voice, but this time in a solo cabaret as part of the ongoing Sizzlin' Summer Nights cabaret series.
BWW Reviews: Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series Showcases Some of Signature's Best, Including Driscoll, Olivera, and SmithBWW Reviews: Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series Showcases Some of Signature's Best, Including Driscoll, Olivera, and Smith
July 13, 2014

As a bit of a musical theatre geek, admittedly one of the things I look forward to the most each summer in DC is the Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret series at our very own Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre. These ones were winners!
BWW Reviews: HEY, HEY, LBJ and BETHESDA Play the Capital FringeBWW Reviews: HEY, HEY, LBJ and BETHESDA Play the Capital Fringe
July 13, 2014

While 'Bethesda' and 'Hey, Hey LBJ' - the first two Fringe offerings I saw - don't fall into the category of being ready for primetime, there are several good elements in both pieces from which to build.
BWW Reviews: National Symphony Orchestra, Morrison, and Benanti Bring Broadway to Wolf TrapBWW Reviews: National Symphony Orchestra, Morrison, and Benanti Bring Broadway to Wolf Trap
July 11, 2014

Yes, it's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at Wolf Trap season again in the DC Metro Area. Last night's offering featured the NSO, Matthew Morrison, and Laura Benanti taking on some classic Broadway showtunes with a few pop hits thrown in for good measure.
BWW Reviews: Explosive Solo Performance Piece, RODNEY KING, Plays Woolly MammothBWW Reviews: Explosive Solo Performance Piece, RODNEY KING, Plays Woolly Mammoth
July 10, 2014

This one doesn't shy away from the hard questions...
BWW Reviews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING Returns to Kennedy Center and Dazzles with ArtistryBWW Reviews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING Returns to Kennedy Center and Dazzles with Artistry
June 23, 2014

Featuring a wonderful combination of dazzling and unique artistry, Elton John and Tim Rice's strong score, and many strong performances, even those who have been there done that and seen The Lion King before can likely still find something to appreciate in the current national tour.
BWW Reviews: Signature's World Premiere of CLOAK & DAGGER Provides Frothy Summer FunBWW Reviews: Signature's World Premiere of CLOAK & DAGGER Provides Frothy Summer Fun
June 21, 2014

'Cloak & Dagger' has a couple of things going for it that make it an attractive viewing opportunity as we ease into the summer months.
BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's HEALING WARS Makes World Premiere and Delivers Stunning VisualsBWW Reviews: Arena Stage's HEALING WARS Makes World Premiere and Delivers Stunning Visuals
June 13, 2014

Not quite theatre, not quite dance, and not quite whatever else, 'Healing Wars' is one of those rare artistic offerings that's at the intriguing intersection of various kinds of art.
BWW Reviews: GROUNDED, Presented by Studio Theatre, Offers Intense, Thought-Provoking Look at Experience of Modern WarfareBWW Reviews: GROUNDED, Presented by Studio Theatre, Offers Intense, Thought-Provoking Look at Experience of Modern Warfare
June 13, 2014

Achieving a perfect blend of an excellent idea on what which to base a story, script, direction, acting, and production concept, it's - put succinctly - one of the best solo shows I've seen in recent memory.
BWW Reviews:  Woolly Mammoth's THE TOTALITARIANS Is Delightfully Over-the-TopBWW Reviews: Woolly Mammoth's THE TOTALITARIANS Is Delightfully Over-the-Top
June 9, 2014

Script challenges aside, this production is first-rate!