You hear it here first. We saw a musical that you are going to want to see on Broadway in a few years. It is called A.D. 16 and it was premiered here at our local regional theater, Olney Theatre, of which we are a member. To say this musical was fun is really an understatement. Mary of Magdala is a sixteen year old girl who wants to be independent. This is not a thing in Nazareth. Then she meets the dreamy 16 year old boy next door named Jesus and she falls head over heels in love. Fantastic songs and fun ensues. A lot of old school R&B and soul sounds, some rap and some ballads all to make up an endearing and watchable show. This is going to be great on Broadway and I can say we saw it here first.
We actually saw another show here in D.C. before Broadway—Come from Away. It premiered here about a year before it made it to New York. It was a wonderful story and you just knew this musical was going somewhere. And it did. So will A.D. 16. Here is a link to the Post article.