NY TIMES (MAYA PHILLIPS)
A Runaway Slave Rides West in ‘Cross That River’
A “protean talent” best known for his takes on jazz standards, Mr. Harris flaunts his musical showmanship for the stage. “Cross That River” opens with a dissonant jazz instrumental that slowly builds to harmony and breaks open into electrifying solos. It’s a fiery introduction to a show that mixes jazz, blues and country and works best when it lives in the unpredictable spaces between genres, as in the song “Blue Was Angry,” which ends with a rousing performance by the percussionist Shirazette Tinnin.
BROADWAY WORLD (MARINA KENNEDY)
CROSS THAT RIVER at 59E59 Theaters is Enthralling Storytelling with Superb Music
"I must find this place, although it's far.” By Blue in Cross That River. An exhilarating production. The show has a riveting story along with a fabulous score and the finest musical accompaniment….an extraordinary theatrical experience.
MAIL ORDER WOMAN
HUFFINGTON POST (David Finkle)
Aside from Harris’s score, the Cross That River highlights are the singers—Harris, of course, included. Whether soloing or supporting, the four sound glorious, their acting also enhancing.
DARK SPANISH LADY
THEATER PIZAZZ (Sandy Durrell)
Resounding with spirit and vitality, Cross That River tells the tale of a runaway slave in the 1860s who had a dream. . . a dream of freedom.