Been Loving You Too Long: A Tribute to Otis Redding

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Company Name: Br. John

City/State: Local

Genre: Music, Musical, Theatre

Ratings: PG (parental guidance suggested)

Playwright: John "Br. John" Anderson

Premiere: Yes

Warnings: Adult language, Adult subjects

Venue: BOT

Show Times:

Fri 7/22 9:00 PM
Sat 7/23 6:00 PM
Sun 7/24 3:00 PM
Wed 7/27 6:00 PM
Thurs 7/28 6:00 PM
Sat 7/30 6:00 PM


Br. John is an investigative, radio talkshow host in a rare, bucketlist interview with Soul legend, Otis Redding. Based on true accounts and historical facts, this unique chat, session, mere days before his untimely death, explores topics, exact words and sentiments of Redding (protrayed by John) from his childhood, the business ethic of a successful black artist of the 1960s, his family life to the inspiration behind his posthumous, signature, platinum, hit.


Name Role
Br. John Otis Redding, Radio Host
Rick Cole Steve Cropper
Suzette Woods Carla Thomas

Past Fringe Shows:

Show When/Where
We Be Jammin! A Tribute To Bob Marley 2011, 2012/KC Fringe
Hey Minnie The Moocher 2013
Change Gonna Come; Tribute To Sam Come 2014, 2015
Hey Hi-Dee-Hi-Dee-Ho; Tribute To Cab Calloway 2016
Motown Dreams 2017
What's Goin On Y'all; Tribute To Marvin Gaye 2018
Really Got A Hold On Me; A Tribute To Smokey Robinson 2019
Soul Talking; A Tribute To The Best Of Br. John Best Of Fringe 2020 (Virtual)

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  1. Kathryn on July 23, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Great energy, great music, great show. Thank you Br. John.

  2. Ross Sougey on July 23, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Great energy! Great music! Great singer! Great fun!

  3. Stephanie Roberts on July 24, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Br. John gives it his all! I’m so glad I finally got to see this Fringe veteran. On the night that I went the supportive crowd was singing and dancing in their seats and gave him a standing ovation. Great work Br. John!

  4. Nina Falls on July 24, 2022 at 10:57 am

    So unique..bringing songs and it!!

  5. Barbara A Rues on July 24, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Saw this today and, as always, Brother John pours his heart, soul, and considerable singing and acting talent into channeling one of the most beloved artists of the 20th century, Otis Redding! Not only were we treated to some of the best loved songs, but he cleverly interspersed fascinating facts from Redding’s life, in the form of an interview we get to see.It was a sold-out show, so be sure to plan ahead to catch one of the remaining two performances!

  6. John "Br. John" Anderson on July 25, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Barbara, you’re making me blush with sheer humility. Thank you so much for your support. It’s all the friends & fans like you that keep me bringing my “A” game-doing what I do for you! Blessings!

  7. Jeremy Segal on July 25, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    My only regret about this show is not leaving this review soon enough.

    The show is great, full of fantastic singing, masterful acting and underappreciated music history. Highly recommend. Get out and see it now!

  8. Tim Mooney on July 28, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve been to a bunch of Br. John’s shows over the years, but this may be the best. His voice and energy coalesce with the spirit of Otis Redding with an uplifting rush!

  9. Bridget Kimber on July 30, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Great show, lots of energy. Loves how he gives history with song. I always find out something I didn’t know. He always gets the audience involved.

  10. Valencia on August 1, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Brother John, Rick and Suzette never cease to amaze me!!! Their soulful rendition and storytelling is amazing and I always feel like I’m getting some of the best wisdom while watching the shows! I caught the show last Sunday and my mother, sister and I loved it! I always come to see Br John and the crew whenever I can during the FRINGE! From Cab Calloway, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, Br John is sure to always delight and give 200% onstage!!!

  11. Fan on August 5, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Great show, but I felt packed in like sardines at the Saturday 6pm show. I’m glad it was well attended.
    Br. John needs a larger venue to accommodate the energy and presence of this wonderful show.

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