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: ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Kennedy CenterBWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Kennedy Center
Posted: Jan. 12, 2018


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BWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre in LancasterBWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Review:  Come to the CABARET at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Kennedy Center
Posted: Jul. 15, 2017


BWW Review:  MEAN GIRLS Makes Strong World Premiere at DC's National TheatreBWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at DC?s National Theatre
Posted: Nov. 19, 2017


BWW Review:  RENT Returns to the National TheatreBWW Review: RENT Returns to the National Theatre
Posted: Jun. 21, 2017


BWW Review:  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Kennedy Center
Posted: Jun. 18, 2017


BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Kennedy CenterBWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Kennedy Center
January 12, 2018

It's fun and sometimes that's all you need.

BWW Review:  THE BOOK OF WILL Delights at Round House TheatreBWW Review: THE BOOK OF WILL Delights at Round House Theatre
December 8, 2017

Under Ryan Rilette's excellent direction, a uniformly marvelous cast gives one of the best ensemble performances I've seen this season of a very strong play.

BWW Review:  AMAZING GRACE Musical Gets Another Life in Washington, DCBWW Review: AMAZING GRACE Musical Gets Another Life in Washington, DC
December 7, 2017

There's a lot to like at the World Stage Theater right now. While this production and any subsequent national tour stops is likely to find its most receptive audience in people with an upbringing and faith similar to my own, it's not only for those that can recite every verse of the title song (and many other hymns) without even thinking for a minute, or can identify with the idea of God showing His presence in their lives. The idea of putting yourself on a better path after losing your way is something most everyone, regardless of faith or lack thereof, can understand. Even if the whole idea sounds schmaltzy, at the very least there's reason enough to check out the many talented members of the young cast.

BWW Review:  CURVE OF DEPARTURE More Than Satisfies at Studio TheatreBWW Review: CURVE OF DEPARTURE More Than Satisfies at Studio Theatre
December 3, 2017

All told, 'Curve of Departure' is an eighty-minute emotional rollercoaster that packs more of a punch than any play I've seen this season.

BWW Review:  MEAN GIRLS Makes Strong World Premiere at DC's National TheatreBWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Makes Strong World Premiere at DC's National Theatre
November 19, 2017

I hope this one has great success on Broadway. It has the potential to be an audience favorite.

BWW Review:  CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature TheatreBWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre
November 17, 2017


BWW News:  A Reflection on the Passing of Fellow DC Area Theater Writer/Editor Joel MarkowitzBWW News: A Reflection on the Passing of Fellow DC Area Theater Writer/Editor Joel Markowitz
November 8, 2017

As with the entire DC theater community, I am saddened by Joel Markowitz's passing yesterday afternoon from the effects of ALS.

BWW Review:  THE PRICE at Arena Stage Offers Up Wonderful Acting in a Classic American DramaBWW Review: THE PRICE at Arena Stage Offers Up Wonderful Acting in a Classic American Drama
October 14, 2017


BWW Review: WILDERNESS at the Kennedy Center DisappointsBWW Review: WILDERNESS at the Kennedy Center Disappoints
October 14, 2017


BWW Review:  LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum TheatreBWW Review: LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum Theatre
October 9, 2017

While there is nothing particularly easy about this play, it is a unique viewing experience that every area theatergoer should have.

BWW Review:  SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE at Taffety PunkBWW Review: SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE at Taffety Punk
October 1, 2017

While it's hard to fully embrace this comedic play, it is worth a watch if only for the fine acting and compelling thematic content.

BWW Review:  Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENSBWW Review: Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENS
September 20, 2017

Good cast, good technical work, some funny jokes, but there's something missing.

BWW Review:  Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess Kick Off the District of Comedy Festival with the National SymphonyBWW Review: Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess Kick Off the District of Comedy Festival with the National Symphony
July 21, 2017

The concert delivered some great performances and is a wonderful example of how unique the Kennedy Center is within our national arts landscape. Where else, except for maybe Lincoln Center, could you hear some of Broadway's best sing with a top-notch orchestra and get a dose of comedy too?

BWW Review:  Come to the CABARET at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Kennedy Center
July 15, 2017

The current national tour, based on the recent Broadway revival at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 and taking up residence at the Kennedy Center through August 6, does just that - explore and provide a unique take. While there's never been anything particularly cheery about the musical, this version wonderfully embraces its darkness and cold undertones more so than a few others I have seen.

BWW Review:  RENT Returns to the National TheatreBWW Review: RENT Returns to the National Theatre
June 21, 2017

The cast and the rocking band pour every ounce of energy into everything they do.

BWW Review:  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy Center
June 18, 2017

Simply put, get thee to the Kennedy Center to experience it for yourself.

BWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre in LancasterBWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster
May 30, 2017

From now through October 14, visitors to the theatre can expect to be - like I was - impressed by how the creative team, its stellar cast, and some exceedingly talented technicians bring this well-known story to life on its massive stage.

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.



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