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:  Broadway Comes to Kennedy Center with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO MEReview: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Kennedy Center
Posted: Sep. 15, 2019


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BWW Review:  ANASTASIA is a Sure Bet at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: ANASTASIA at Kennedy Center
Posted: Nov. 2, 2018


BWW Review:  MISS SAIGON Offers Up Dose of High Drama at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: MISS SAIGON at Kennedy Center
Posted: Dec. 15, 2018


BWW Review:  FINDING NEVERLAND at the National TheatreBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at the National Theatre
Posted: Feb. 27, 2019


BWW Review:  THE CHOIR OF MAN Provides an Ode to Pub Culture at Kennedy CenterTHE CHOIR OF MAN at Kennedy Center
Posted: Nov. 23, 2018


BWW Review:  THE BAND'S VISIT Stirs Emotions at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: THE BAND’S VISIT at Kennedy Center
Posted: Jul. 13, 2019


BWW Review: NEXT STOP: NORTH KOREA Offers a Journey Like No OtherBWW Review: NEXT STOP: NORTH KOREA at DC Arts Center
Posted: Mar. 10, 2019


BWW Review:  QUEEN OF BASEL Makes a Powerful Statement at Studio TheatreBWW Review: QUEEN OF BASEL at Studio Theatre
Posted: Mar. 10, 2019


BWW Review: Broadway Comes to Kennedy Center with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
September 15, 2019

It's common for the Kennedy Center to be a stop for national tours of current or recently closed Broadway shows, but it's a bit of a rarity for it to be a stop for a show that's truly a?oedirect from Broadway.a?? There's no misleading advertising here. While Heidi Schreck's highly personal Tony Award-nominated play 'What the Constitution Means to Me' will embark on a national tour in the near future, the Kennedy Center's offering is unique because it stars the original Broadway cast, including Tony Award nominee Ms. Schreck herself. To that end, the timely show, directed by Oliver Butler, is absolutely worth a look.

BWW Review: ALADDIN Flies Into the Kennedy Center
July 21, 2019

Some questionable casting choices and a book by Chad Beguelin that's filled with a little too many eyeroll worthy anachronistic jokes, aside, the touring production has a few elements that make a trip to the Kennedy Center worth it.

BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Stirs Emotions at Kennedy Center
July 13, 2019

The national tour, now playing the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave me the opportunity to take another look at the show. Let's just say I'm really glad I had the opportunity.

BWW Review: FALSETTOS Tugs at the Heartstrings at Kennedy Center
June 15, 2019

Overall, FALSETTOS makes a strong impression at Kennedy Center and is most definitely worth the trip.

BWW Review: An Epic DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
June 2, 2019

Notable for being the final selection of Woolly's incomparable Founding Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz, Rajiv Joseph's 'Describe the Night' is a must-see for any serious DC area theatergoer

BWW Review: THE CHILDREN at Studio Theatre
May 7, 2019

Studio Theatre's current production of Lucy Kirkwood's contemporary play THE CHILDREN benefits greatly from a strong director (the company's Artistic Director David Muse) guiding three exceptionally talented actors that work together as a singular unit to present the story. Strong production values also enable the cast and audience alike to immerse themselves in the story.

BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY Takes Center Stage at Kennedy Center
April 27, 2019

Broadway favorites Christian Borle and Mandy Gonzalez command the stage and give the best acting and vocal performances of the night as Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker, but Casey Cott disappoints as Tommy.

BWW Review: The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Celebrates 50 Years with Jason Robert Brown, Lindsay Mendez, and More
April 20, 2019

The future of musical theater is looking pretty bright.

BWW Review: QUEEN OF BASEL Makes a Powerful Statement at Studio Theatre
March 10, 2019

When you combine Bettis' exceptionally well-written and insightful script with some of the most powerful acting you're likely to see on a DC stage this season, and some excellent direction by Jose Zayas, you have a must-see theatrical production.

BWW Review: NEXT STOP: NORTH KOREA Offers a Journey Like No Other
March 10, 2019

This production is unique and deserves to be seen.

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at the National Theatre
February 27, 2019

The non-Equity production of James Graham (Book), Gary Barlow, and Eliot Kennedy's (Music and Lyrics) 2015 Broadway musical 'Finding Neverland' is unlikely to be remembered as one of the most memorable touring productions that has graced the stages of DC this season. Yet, much like the Broadway production, the news is not all bad for the show which will play the National Theatre through March 3, 2019.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Blazes through the Kennedy Center
February 17, 2019

Many of the audience members clearly knew the source material better than I did going in – if the entrance applause and excitement of the people around me was any indicator. However, I think it's safe to say we were all equally charmed by the end – even me, an admittedly jaded musical theater junkie.

BWW Review: Timely CARTOGRAPHY at Kennedy Center
January 13, 2019

Overall, this show benefits from a solid thematic foundation and compelling stories, but suffers in the area of presentation.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Offers Up Dose of High Drama at Kennedy Center
December 15, 2018

Based on the 2017 Broadway revival (a West End transfer) this new tour offers a solid mix of splash and raw, complex human emotion.

BWW Review: THE CHOIR OF MAN Provides an Ode to Pub Culture at Kennedy Center
November 23, 2018

Overall, if you are willing to overlook a few of the gimmicks, you can have a good time at the show. Even if it may not appeal to the most jaded of theater nerds, it is a feel-good kind of audience show. I can't fault any production that entices the audience to sit back and listen to some great music without the hint of autotune.

BWW Review: CRY IT OUT at Studio Theatre
November 19, 2018

Admittedly, I am not a parent - nor have I ever had the desire to be one. As a 30-something, I've never had to navigate through the family vs. career challenges depicted in Molly Smith Metzler's play CRY IT OUT, now playing at Studio Theatre. Yet, even without the ability to personally relate to the story, there's a lot to appreciate in the play and Studio's production of it.

BWW Review: ANASTASIA is a Sure Bet at Kennedy Center
November 2, 2018

Directed by Darko Tresnjak, 'Anastasia' is not to be missed at Kennedy Center. A strong story with an equally strong cast to bring it to life, coupled with some great music by one of Broadway's best writing teams, makes it a sure bet.

BWW Review: Broadway Goes Center Stage with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Kennedy Center
October 26, 2018

All things considered, this presentation offers a fabulous time at the theater.

BWW Review: Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker Returns to Kennedy Center with DOG WITHOUT FEATHERS (Cão Sem Plumas)
October 21, 2018

One cannot deny the uniqueness of this piece and the immeasurable talent of all involved.

BWW Review: MEOW MEOW Brings the Party to Kennedy Center
September 16, 2018

And now for something completely different!



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