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Theater: Cush Jumbo Delights In One-Woman Show

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

One-person shows about an historical figure often become a parade of incident as the performer offers up parents, partners, competitors and of course the star attraction herself. Jumbo neatly breaks this up by regularly interjecting her own story.

First Nighter: Cush Jumbo Truly Stars in Josephine and I

David Finkle | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Pauline Kael once wrote -- and probably said many times -- that "it takes a star to play a star." I thought of the quote while watching Cush Jumbo performing her Josephine and I, at Joe's Pub.

First Nighter: All-Female "Julius Caesar" Works Except When It Doesn't

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The funniest aside takes place during one of Walters' most demanding sequences as disillusioned Brutus. What she breaks it off to say to her convict colleagues won't be revealed here, but it's a laugh-and-a-half.