Jennifer Perry 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 Federal Government as an analyst. Jennifer previously covered the DC performing arts scene for Maryland Theatre Guide and DC Metro Theater Arts. In addition to writing for BroadwayWorld, she covers cabaret and musical theatre-related concerts for DC Theatre Scene.
BWW Features/Reviews: Extraordinary Young Talent on Display in Act 2 @ Levine NEXT TO NORMAL
May 20, 2013
The production was real, raw, and unflinching. Artistic Director Kuchar says he chooses shows that will inspire kids and cause them to think. This show certainly does that and can also impact the audience. Kudos to this wonderful program.
BWW Reviews: Kensington Arts Theatre Presents RAGTIME
May 12, 2013
KAT is nothing if not ambitious.
BWW Reviews: Keegan Delights Audiences with THE FULLY MONTY
May 8, 2013
Overall, is this show perfect? No, but what show is? I give Keegan kudos for taking it on and it will no doubt entertain many a DC theatregoer.
BWW Reviews: GHOST-WRITER Showcases Lynskey's Acting Talent at MetroStage
May 5, 2013
This show is worthy of a look if only for the brilliance that is Susan Lynskey's heartbreaking acting.
BWW Reviews: Studio 2nd Stage Presents PAS DE DEUX – Two Plays from New Zealand and Canada
April 29, 2013
Visceral, evocative, and charged with energy, New Zealand's Gary Henderson's 'Skin Tight' and Canada's Daniel MacIvor's '2-2 Tango' - both of which comprise Studio 2nd Stage's 'Pas de Deux' theatrical event - stand fine on their own but are even better as a pair.
BWW Reviews: No Rules Premieres THE PERSONAL(S)
April 29, 2013
No Rules takes a chance on an untested work and makes a solid attempt.
BWW Reviews: Roald Dahl's THE MAGIC FINGER Premieres at Imagination Stage
April 28, 2013
'The Magic Finger' offers a thoroughly entertaining glimpse at the power of speaking up about what's right.
BWW Reviews: Roald Dahl's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Comes to Life at Imagination Stage
April 21, 2013
Imagination Stage's delightful creativity makes this show one to see.
BWW Reviews: HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE Makes East Coast Premiere at Round House Theatre
April 16, 2013
This play is ultimately quite compelling.
BWW Reviews: Gia Mora Brings EINSTEIN'S GIRL to Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
April 14, 2013
Cabaret and physics? Who would have thought? Yet, Gia Mora makes it all work.
BWW Reviews: Synetic Teens Take on TAMING OF THE SHREW
April 13, 2013
Future Synetic stars are emerging in this production.
BWW Reviews: Arena Stage Production of THE MOUNTAINTOP Packs Powerful Punch
April 8, 2013
This production is a must-see.
BWW Reviews: Taffety Punk Presents Innovative OXYGEN
April 7, 2013
This show is worth a look for the adventurous DC theatregoer. One has to admire Taffety Punk's ambition.
BWW Reviews: Mike Daisey Returns to Woolly Mammoth with AMERICAN UTOPIAS
April 3, 2013
There's nothing like seeing Daisey do what he does best. Few other men sitting behind a table can leave an audience mostly, if not completely, riveted.
BWW Reviews: Arena Stage Premieres Period Drama MARY T. & LIZZY K.
April 1, 2013
This is a well-presented and well-acted production of a problematic play.
BWW Reviews: JASON INVISIBLE Premieres at Kennedy Center, Explores Tough Psychosocial Issues
March 25, 2013
It's definitely worth checking out this show. Many kudos to the Kennedy Center and VSA for taking a chance on this one.
BWW Review: Sweden's LITTLE KING MATTIAS Delights Children at Kennedy Center
March 10, 2013
This production offers one of the most interesting examples of interactive theatre that I've seen in recent memory. Put succinctly, it's a delight.
BWW Reviews: Acclaimed Finnish Production, THE WARMBLOODED, Makes US Premiere at Kennedy Center
March 4, 2013
'The Warmblooded' is heartfelt, powerful, and engaging.
BWW Reviews: Water-filled Stage Not the Only Reason to See Synetic's THE TEMPEST
February 24, 2013
This production is immensely entertaining and mesmerizing.
BWW Reviews: Silent AUGUST Reveals Truths About Humanity at Kennedy Center
February 24, 2013
'August' is successful thanks to the fine concept, and brilliant execution by four talented actors.
BWW Reviews: ASHLEY BROWN'S BROADWAY with the Baltimore Symphony – Young Talent Charms Strathmore Audience
February 22, 2013
Ashley's joy at performing is infectious and she has the talent to back it up.
BWW Reviews: Broadway Hit GOOD PEOPLE Comes to Arena Stage
February 21, 2013
Arena's production is authentic, believable, and engaging.
BWW Reviews: Woolly Mammoth's THE CONVERT is Compelling, Insightful
February 18, 2013
Woolly has done justice to this ambitious piece and I, for one, am happy they have included a truly dramatic play in its season - particularly one as compelling as this.
BWW Review: Taffety Punk Puts Own Spin on Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
February 17, 2013
In a town where there seems to be a Shakespeare play going on nearly every month, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. Taffety dares to be different and it pays off.
BWW Reviews: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at Round House Theatre – Stellar Acting, Incredible Production
February 12, 2013
Round House Theatre has a hit on its hands.
BWW Reviews: Signature Theatre's SHAKESPEARE'S R&J Is Raw and Powerful
February 11, 2013
The Calarco-directed production succeeds thanks to some marvelous production concepts and four stellar young actors.
BWW Reviews: No Rules Theatre Company's BLACK COMEDY is Uproariously Funny
February 11, 2013
Uproariously funny, it's a master class in physical comedy.
BWW Reviews: Imagination Stage's ANIME MOMOTARO Gives the Traditional a Modern Twist
February 10, 2013
Imagination Stage has yet another successful production on its hands with this one. It's definitely recommended.
BWW Reviews: Studio's MOTHERF***ER WITH THE HAT Takes Darkly Comedic Look at America's Underbelly
February 6, 2013
This production is recommended for the fine acting. A talented group of actors and designers give us a realistic story of America's underbelly.
BWW Reviews: MetroStage's LADIES SWING THE BLUES Goes Old School
February 3, 2013
The music alone is reason enough to see this show.
BWW Reviews: Keegan Does Justice to Kander and Ebb's CABARET
February 3, 2013
Even though 'Cabaret' is of the 'tried and true' variety of musical theatre and could have, therefore, resulted in yet another ho-hum production, Keegan's intimate setting, attention to detail, and mostly strong casting among the leads make this production ultimately memorable and, at times, even a bit daring.
BWW Reviews: Folger Theatre's HENRY V is Timely and Compelling
January 30, 2013
Overall, this show is highly recommended. Folger doesn't employ gimmicks, but does justice to the material at a time when state governments across our globe are struggling with territorial disputes, the realities of political leadership, and the forces of socio-political change not unlike the ones presented in this play.
BWW Reviews: Washington Stage Guild Explores Relationship Gone Wrong with Compelling TRYST
January 19, 2013
Washington Stage Guild deserves accolades for putting on this play that packs a powerful punch. This company, although it may fly under the radar in terms of public attention, should not be underestimated. 'Tryst' offers one of the best theatergoing experiences I've had in recent months.
BWW Reviews: Dark and Twisted CONTRACTIONS Makes Strong US Premiere at Studio 2nd Stage
January 7, 2013
When exceptional actors deliver an equally strong script, the end result is usually a must-see' theatrical production. This is certainly the case with the Studio 2nd Stage production of 'Contractions.'
BWW Reviews: Studio Theatre Offers Modern Take on Ancient Tale with AN ILIAD
December 28, 2012
Although I wish the script was as exceptional as the source material, the acting, and the presentational elements (including the music), I give kudos to Studio for taking a chance on this one.
BWW Reviews: Theater J's APPLES FROM THE DESERT - Exceptional Production of an Unexceptional Play
December 19, 2012
Production-wise, this is among Theater J's strongest outings yet this season. Unfortunately, the script doesn't quite reach that same level.
BWW Reviews: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Kennedy Center - Great Music and Dancing, Underwhelming Production
December 14, 2012
Overall, 'Irving Berlin's White Christmas' is a step above your average holiday fare. Even if it left me wanting more, one does have to appreciate the music and dancing talent involved and any show which features Berlin's classic tunes is worthy of attention.
BWW Reviews: Synetic’s A TRIP TO THE MOON is Innovative, Stylistically Interesting
December 8, 2012
Although this production is certainly one that favors style over substance, the creativity at work is undeniable.