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Broadway: The Lion King. Jackson enthusiastically makes his return to Broadway after starring as Simba in both the Las Vegas and U.S. National Touring casts of The Lion King - receiving a BroadwayWorld Best Lead Actor Award nomination for his performance. Andre is a proud alumnus of the prestigious ... (read complete bio)
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@ImAndreJackson - 9/29/20 11:33pm 15 minutes in and I dropped out of the Presidential debate drinking game. I got sh#t to do tomorrow.


@ImAndreJackson - 9/29/20 11:32pm 15 min in, wifey and I cancelled our Presidential debate drinking game. We got sh#t to do tomorrow.


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Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King. Jackson enthusiastically makes his return to Broadway after starring as Simba in both the Las Vegas and U.S. National Touring casts of The Lion King - receiving a BroadwayWorld Best Lead Actor Award nomination for his performance. Andre is a proud alumnus of the prestigious ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: Seattle Children's Theatre's BLACK BEAUTY Lacks an Arc Photo BWW Review: Seattle Children's Theatre's BLACK BEAUTY Lacks an Arc
by Jay Irwin - Sep 28, 2019

When putting up a show for Children's Theatre, one of the main things you need to concern yourself with is how are the adults doing watching your show. The kids may be having a great time but if there's nothing for the adults who brought the kids to latch onto, then they might not bring the kids back next time. Seattle Children's Theatre usually has that covered with some wonderful performances and artistry. And while their current production of a?oeBlack Beautya?? certainly looked great with some fantastic puppets from Annett Mateo, the story lacked much of an arc and, at least for this adult, failed to thrill.

BWW Review: BULRUSHER from Intiman Fails to Engage Photo BWW Review: BULRUSHER from Intiman Fails to Engage
by Jay Irwin - Aug 24, 2019

Eighty percent of having a successful show is casting. If you have the right cast, even the dullest show can shine. However, that means the opposite is also true. You can have a good play, such as Eisa Davis' a?oeBulrushera??, currently being offered from Intiman Theatre, but if the cast isn't there, then neither is the decent storytelling. In the case of Intiman's show, the cast is mostly there, but one glaring weak link sapped the energy and emotion from a piece that should be filled with energy and emotion.

BWW Review: ACT's Near Perfect ROMEO + JULIET is the One We've Been Waiting For Photo BWW Review: ACT's Near Perfect ROMEO + JULIET is the One We've Been Waiting For
by Jay Irwin - Mar 9, 2019

Over the years, Dear Readers, I've seen many productions of Shakespeare's oft-produced tragedy 'Romeo + Juliet'. So many productions from so many levels of professionalism with so many different takes on how to tell the story. And to be honest, only one of them even came close to bringing the story of the star-crossed lovers to life. That is until now. ACT's current production with its vibrant staging and top-notch cast incorporating Deaf and hearing actors using American Sign Language in conjunction with the Shakespearean text has created a new standard by which all other R+J's must be judged from here on.

Seattle Theater Writers Announce the Eighth Annual Nominations of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Photo Seattle Theater Writers Announce the Eighth Annual Nominations of the 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

Seattle's critics' circle announces Nominees of Excellence in Seattle theatrical productions. Spanning dozens of theater companies and productions, from large and prominent to small and humble, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor the excellence found in the myriad of professional theater productions that we reviewers attend in a year.

TWO TRAINS RUNNING Extends at Arena Stage Photo TWO TRAINS RUNNING Extends at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

August Wilson's masterpiece drama on the civil rights movement, Two Trains Running, will receive an additional five performances during its run at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Under the direction of Juliette Carrillo and in a co-production with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Two Trains Running now plays through May 6, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage.

Photo Flash: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Arena Stage's production of Two Trains Running celebrated its opening night last night, check out the photos below!

Arena Stage Announces Full Cast for TWO TRAINS RUNNING Photo Arena Stage Announces Full Cast for TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's quintessential epic drama Two Trains Running. Confronted with a rapidly changing world in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the looming demolition of Memphis Lee's diner, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride.

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM 1963 to Get West Coast Premiere Photo THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM 1963 to Get West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Black History Month is a prime time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, TN. What better way to honor this historical event than by attending the West Coast Premier theatrical production of The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963. This is a play Adapted by Reginald Andre Jackson. Based on the Newberry and Coretta Scott King Honor Book novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.  This Comedy/Drama production is an All The Way West Productions, Inc. with Harry Jones, Jr. as producer and making her directorial debut, Bernadette Speakes.  

So Cal Premiere of BUD, NOT BUDDY Comes to La Mirada Theatre Photo So Cal Premiere of BUD, NOT BUDDY Comes to La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Phantom Projects Theatre Group will present the Southern California Premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a heartwarming play for the entire family set in Michigan during the Great Depression. Based on the Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel, the story follows the adventures of Bud, a young boy whose search for his father sets him off on journey that leads him to a new, deeper, understanding of 'family.' Directed by Timothy P. Thorn, Bud, Not Buddy performs at 10am, 12:30pm and 7pm, one day only: February 22, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Undercut with Quiet Strength Photo BWW Review: Seattle Rep's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Undercut with Quiet Strength
by Jay Irwin - Jan 18, 2018

The Seattle Rep, fortunately for all of us, has long held a special relationship with the works of August Wilson. They're one of the few theaters in the country to have done his entire Century Cycle sometimes premiering those plays as was the case with 'Two Trains Running' which they produced back in 1991 and have brought back to us this season. And as always, Wilson's plays still resonate and the Rep, this time in conjunction with Arena Stage, continues to present them with tons of honesty and heart.

Seattle Rep's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Opens Tonight Photo Seattle Rep's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of Two Trains Running, August Wilson's slice-of-life portrait of a defining moment in American history.

Photo Flash: Seattle Rep Stages TWO TRAINS RUNNING Photo Photo Flash: Seattle Rep Stages TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre kicks off 2018 with its production of August Wilson's poetic masterpiece, Two Trains Running. A cast of seven-Eugene Lee (Memphis Lee), Nicole Lewis (Risa), William Hall Jr. (West), Carlton Byrd (Sterling), Reginald Andre Jackson (Wolf), David Emerson Toney (Holloway), and Frank Riley III (Hambone)-portray the denizens of a Pittsburgh diner who are all reckoning with a revolutionary time in history - the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Takes the Stage at Seattle Rep Photo August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Takes the Stage at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

With great excitement, Seattle Repertory Theatre kicks off 2018 with its production of August Wilson's poetic masterpiece, Two Trains Running. A cast of seven-Eugene Lee (Memphis Lee), Nicole Lewis (Risa), William Hall Jr. (West), Carlton Byrd (Sterling),Reginald Andre Jackson (Wolf), David Emerson Toney (Holloway), and Frank Riley III(Hambone)-portray the denizens of a Pittsburgh diner who are all reckoning with a revolutionary time in history - the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s

Cast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle Rep Photo Cast Complete for August Wilson's TWO TRAINS RUNNING at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of Two Trains Running, August Wilson's slice-of-life portrait of a defining moment in American history.

Photo Coverage: The Circle of Life Continues as Cast Celebrates 20 Years of THE LION  Photo Photo Coverage: The Circle of Life Continues as Cast Celebrates 20 Years of THE LION KING!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 6, 2017

Last night at the Minskoff Theatre, The Lion King celebrated a huge milestone- 20 years on Broadway. Creative team members Julie Taymor, Tim Rice, Garth Fagan, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Roger Allers, and Irene Mecchi joined hundreds of alumni and others for a special performance of the show, culminating in a surprise performance by The Lion King's Tony-nominated composer Elton John.

BWW Review: Et Tu, Brute? is Comme Ci Comme Ça with Seattle Shakespeare Company's JU Photo BWW Review: Et Tu, Brute? is Comme Ci Comme Ça with Seattle Shakespeare Company's JULIUS CAESAR
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 20, 2017

This rendition of Julius Caesar by the Seattle Shakespeare Company will offer a few surprises. It is a streamlined production with a race and gender-diverse cast. With no clear-cut villains and heroes, this epic tale of political savagery has an engaging narrative. But when said savagery feels tepid, hiccups are more conspicuous, leaving audience members recalling the bad, rather than the good. Now performing at the Cornish Playhouse, Julius Caesar gets the job done, but it's problematic.

Photo Flash: First Look at Political Thriller JULIUS CAESAR at Seattle Shakespeare Co Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Political Thriller JULIUS CAESAR at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

It's a 400-year-old play, yet it can feel as contemporary as today's headlines. In Julius Caesar Bloody and brutal decisions are weighed against honor and ambition. Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount directs Shakespeare's political thriller which runs now through Oct. 1, 2107 at the Cornish Playhouse. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Shakespeare's Political Thriller JULIUS CAESAR Comes to Seattle Shakespeare Company Photo Shakespeare's Political Thriller JULIUS CAESAR Comes to Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

It's a 400 year old play, yet it can feel as contemporary as today's headlines. In Julius Caesar Bloody and brutal decisions are weighed against honor and ambition. Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount directs Shakespeare's political thriller which runs Sept. 13-Oct. 1, 2107 at the Cornish Playhouse.  

HAMLET Gets Diverse, Dynamic Staging by Freehold's Engaged Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The genius of Shakespeare's plays is their ability to resonate in every age. The timelessness of HAMLET combined with Freehold's Engaged Theatre productions' intentionally dynamic and diverse staging means that any human can see a reflection of some part of themselves in the story, the characters, the music or movement.

Reginald Andre Jackson Stars in a Dynamic Staging of HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Director Robin Lynn Smith and a seasoned company including Seattle theatre veterans Reginald Andre Jacskon (Hamlet), Mary Ewald (Gertrude), Sunam Ellis (Horatio), Shawn Belyea (Claudius) and Peter Dylan O'Connor (Laertes) brings HAMLET to stirring life with live music composted by Kultur Shock member Srdjan "Gino" Yevdjevich and movement by Butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze.

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