John- Andrew Morrison enters the room wearing his heart on his sleeve or, as he tells the audience, "I'm wearing my heart on way more than my sleeve." The sequined jumpsuit designed by Corey Tut with a heart on one half of his body glittered just as much as Morrison's performance.
His energy is enticing as he takes the crowd on "a journey of love." His set is arranged to take the audience on a ride of love's magical, sultry and perilous path. He introduces the songs with poem excerpts. One of my favorites was "Never Offer Your Heart to Someone Who Eats Hearts" by Alice Walker. He includes music from Broadway, Hollywood and Pop. He rocks them all! One song that particularly stands out is his rendition of "Unholy" by Sam Smith. His voice and dance gyrations were everything!
His band, with Drew Wutke as the musical director and pianist, Jonathan Michael on bass, Ariel and Skeiguchi on drums, brings dynamic energy to the show. They complement Morrison's lively persona. Their skill manship is superb.
Morrison is truly an entertaining and skillful performer. Here's hoping he does more solo shows and when he does, please try to catch him! His performance offers a wonderful feel good evening of entertainment and talent.
"No… Maybe… Why Not"
Performed by John- Andrew Morrison
Musical Direction by Drew Wutke
February 3-4, 2023
254 W 54th St. Cellar, NYC 10019
Yani Perez, M.F.A, is a poet, playwright, translator, and educator. Her plays have been presented in various theaters in the United States such as La Mama and Yale University as well as internationally in Bogotá, Colombia. She works at IATI Theater, one of the oldest Latinx theaters in NYC. She is currently working on translations of Latinx artists in hopes of introducing them to English-speaking audiences.