Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s “Marvin Gaye: The Man and His Music” aims to spotlight the artist’s life as well as his brilliant recordings. A musical written and directed by WBTT Artistic Director Nate Jacobs, the production stars Sheldon Roden (pictured) as the title character who overcomes substance addiction and depression to compose and perform some of the greatest recordings of all time. Roden’s stirring renditions of Gaye’s material during WBTT’s “Motown ’60s Revue” last summer prompted Jacobs to create the new show.Continue reading roundup that also includes blurbs on David Mamet's "Race" at FST, "Boeing Boeing" at Asolo Rep, "Moonlight and Magnolias" at Anna Maria Island Players and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at American Stage.
Friday, January 21, 2011
New 'Marvin Gaye' musical and more hit local stages
ran Thursday on cover of the Herald's Weekend section: