Love Jones The Musical, a stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed 1997 Love Jones film, is scheduled to tour nationally this Fall/ Winter. The stage production will boast an all-star cast of R&B music’s biggest names including Chrisette Michelle, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, Raheem Devaughn and Dave Hollister whowere all carefully selected to star in the must see musical event of the year. Love Jones The Musical will debut in Oklahoma City on September 9th.
For more information about Love Jones The Musical, go to www.lovejonesthemusical.com. It comes to DC’s National Theater Nov 15 – 22nd.
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Washington, DC – National Theater, 9/2/14. Is Jillian Mueller trying to corner the market on Broadway shows based on ’80s musical films? She was on tour earlier this year playing the lead in the musical touring production of Flashdance. Now she returns to Washington, DC to kick off the national tour of another show based on an ’80s movie classic: Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage. The production includes set designs by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell, costumes by Jennifer Irwin, sound by Bobby Aitken and video production by Jon Driscoll, based on a book by Eleanor Bergstein.
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The history of DC’s National Theater amazes me sometimes. Did you know that the seminal, classic Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical West Side Story had its world premiere at the venerable theater August 19, 1957 – before it went on to fame and fortune on Broadway?
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They say the 3rd time is the charm and nowhere is that more evident than my experience seeing the wonderfully strange, wacky, comical, and surreal experience known as Blue Man Group. It amazes me that somehow Blue Man Group, founded by entrepreneurs Matt Goldman, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink has been around since 1991 and has been seen by more than 17 million people. How do you describe the indescribable? It’s not a musical, it’s not a play, it’s an experience.
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These days it seems like Broadway is all about adapting movies, tv, or books into shows, American Idiot is the strangest of animals because it turns two popular Green Day albums – American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown into a musical.
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- Alicia Hall Moran as Bess and Nathaniel
Stampley as Porgy in the The Gershwins’ Porgy
and Bess. Photo by Michael J. Lutch.
For the first time in several decades one of the great American Operas, Porgy and Bess returns to the Washington, DC’s National Theater. The recent Broadway revival has breathed new life into this old classic. Helming the national touring production is Tony Nominated (Hair) Director Diane Paulus.
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