What They're Sayin'

Kato has amassed a very talented cast to inhabit (the show)...you will be entertained by the performers.

-Palm Beach Post  January 22, 2015

...a large cast blessed with clarion voices deliver a gloriously R&B/gospel-inflected score, -Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre Onstage, January 16, 2015

Tyrone, Gordon and Coulter-Buford are multi-talented and well cast...scarecrow’s role is more nuanced. Coulter-Buford brings a bittersweet quality to the character’s cautious optimism. In a cleverly choreographed “spaghetti legs” routine, the actor seems to be channeling the spirit of actor Ray Bolger. Despite his spindly appendages, our Scarecrow is ready to join Dorothy. It’s a joy to watch... 

-Shelia R. Schultz, KDHX, June 13, 2013

“The Wiz” is transformed due to an impeccable cast at the Black Rep...the Scarecrow (is) played with magnificent pliability by Ian Coulter-Buford. His number, “I Was Born The Day Before Yesterday,” shows off his singing skills as well as his Ray Bolger-esqu dances.

-Stage Door St. Louis, May 31, 2013

Ian Coulter-Buford’s lithe and limber body makes for a fluid Scarecrow and he complements that physicality with a genial outlook and wise-cracking humor.

 - The Ladue News, July 16, 2013

Ian Coulter-Buford...is sassy and flexible as the Scarecrow...(and does), wonderful work. 

-Chris Gibson, Broadwayworld, June 6, 2013 

Two Minutes With: Ian Coulter-Buford

This past summer he played the Scarecrow in The Black Rep’s production of The Wiz and will soon be heading to NYC to star as Sheldon Potts & Others in the Junie B. Jones musical produced by TheatreworksUSA (slated to tour in 2014). In the meanwhile, Ian’s been...(to see full article click here)   -KDP, Gloveboxx Magazine, November 12, 2013

"STL" Area Native Lands Role in JUNIE B. JONES Tour!

You might recognize Ian from this summer as Scarecrow in The Black Rep's production of The Wiz, performed at The Grandel Theatre in St. Louis. "I am extremely ecstatic and can't wait to start rehearsals! This is truly a blessing," says the Belleville native and actor Ian Coulter-Buford. Ian will be starring as Sheldon Potts & Others in the Junie B. Jones musical, directed and choreographed by Broadway's ownRobert Tatad (Rock of Ages, Funny Girl,Dreamgirls.) The show is produced by New York City's prime young audience theatre company, TheatreworksUSA..(to see full article click here)   -Broadwayworld.com November 20, 2013

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Proud of Your Boy!" A Week at St. Louis Muny With Aladdin Star Robin de Jesús

Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús, who stars as the title character in Aladdin at The Muny, takes Playbill readers behind the scenes at the famed outdoor venue where 7 shows are staged back-to-back every summer (with 11 total days of rehearsal each). (To see full article click here)

                                        -Playbill.com July 10, 2012