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BWW Review: Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas TreatBWW Review: Washington Ballet’s THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas Treat
Posted: Dec. 6, 2016


BWW Review: National Theatre's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Brings Christmas Cheer to Whoville and DCBWW Review: National Theatre’s HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Posted: Dec. 15, 2016


BWW Review: The Kinsey Sicks Bring Bawdy Humor to Theater J with OY VEY IN A MANGERBWW Review: Theater J's Bawdy OY VEY IN A MANGER
Posted: Dec. 22, 2016


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BWW Review: Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas TreatBWW Review: Washington Ballet’s THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas Treat
Posted: Dec. 6, 2016


BWW Review: An Emotionally Stirring and Powerful NEXT TO NORMAL Rocks Keegan TheatreBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Rocks Keegan Theatre
Posted: Jun. 22, 2016


BWW Review: National Theatre's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Brings Christmas Cheer to Whoville and DCBWW Review: National Theatre’s HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Posted: Dec. 15, 2016


BWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky AffairBWW Review: Signature Theatre’s JELLY’S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky Affair
Posted: Aug. 12, 2016


BWW Review: The Sixties Are Alive and Rocking With WOODSTOCK at SignatureBWW Review: The Sixties Are Alive and Rocking With WOODSTOCK at Signature
Posted: Oct. 12, 2016


BWW Review: The Coup Stumbles at WNO's THE DICTATOR'S WIFEBWW Review: The Coup Stumbles at WNO's THE DICTATOR'S WIFE
January 16, 2017

The Dictator's Wife stumbles like a badly engineered coup with the fault lying solely with the opera's librettist Mohammed Hanif.

BWW Review: Theater J's Scintillating COPENHAGENBWW Review: Theater J's Scintillating COPENHAGEN
January 12, 2017

With Copenhagen, Theater J has done it again - giving DC audiences another thought-provoking must see evening.

BWW Review: The Kinsey Sicks Bring Bawdy Humor to Theater J with OY VEY IN A MANGERBWW Review: The Kinsey Sicks Bring Bawdy Humor to Theater J with OY VEY IN A MANGER
December 22, 2016

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus, Oy Vey In Manager taps into your naughtier side, making sense of the craziness that often fills December

BWW Review: National Theatre's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Brings Christmas Cheer to Whoville and DCBWW Review: National Theatre's HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Brings Christmas Cheer to Whoville and DC
December 15, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is at the National through the holidays. Families looking for the perfect holiday activity during the next few weeks would be hard pressed to find a better seasonal offering.

BWW Review: Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas TreatBWW Review: Washington Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is a Christmas Treat
December 6, 2016

Washington Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, a beloved DC holiday tradition, has returned to the Warner Theatre in all its splendid glory.

BWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than NaughtyBWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than Naughty
November 30, 2016

With a 75 minute runtime, the show never becomes cloyingly sweet or as indigestible as a fruit cake, as happens with too many holiday specials. The musical has all the makings of a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, with just a touch of tongue-and-cheek humor to give it a little zing.

BWW Review: Second City's Provocative and Edgy BLACK SIDE OF THE MOON at Woolly MammothBWW Review: Second City's Provocative and Edgy BLACK SIDE OF THE MOON at Woolly Mammoth
November 18, 2016

Second City's proactive, edgy and downright hysterical Black Side of the Moon at Woolly Mammoth Theatre is an honest conversation about race and gender in America. Using comedy and spoken word, this sketch show mixes astute societal observations with original skits

BWW Interview: Christopher Donahue Takes to the Seas and the Stage in Arena Stage's MOBY DICKBWW Interview: Christopher Donahue Takes to the Seas and the Stage in Arena Stage's MOBY DICK
November 17, 2016

For actor Christopher Donahue, there's something quite sympathetic in the tortured sea captain who's obsessed with capturing the colossal whale.

BWW Interview: Kate Rockwell Takes On DC and a Classic with Arena Stage's CAROUSELBWW Interview: Kate Rockwell Takes On DC and a Classic with Arena Stage's CAROUSEL
October 24, 2016

Starting this week, Kate Rockwell will be making her Arena Stage debut as Carrie Pipperidge in the show that was named the 'Best Musical of the 20th Century' by Time Magazine, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel.

BWW Review: The Sixties Are Alive and Rocking With WOODSTOCK at SignatureBWW Review: The Sixties Are Alive and Rocking With WOODSTOCK at Signature
October 12, 2016

The sixties are alive and rocking at Signature Theatre with the latest addition to their cabaret series: Woodstock.

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky AffairBWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky Affair
August 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's Jelly's Last Jam is a stylish and swanky affair that radiates with soulful energy.

BWW Review: The Chief Stumbles in Capital Fringe's SECRET HONORBWW Review: The Chief Stumbles in Capital Fringe's SECRET HONOR
July 11, 2016

The problem with Donald Freed and Arnold M. Stone's play is that it barely scratches the surface in exploring an otherwise complicated man.

BWW Review: Indulge Your Inner Geek with Capital Fringe's THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION SHOWBWW Review: Indulge Your Inner Geek with Capital Fringe's THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION SHOW
July 8, 2016

We all have our inner geeks, so why not indulge them by taking in this delightful show at Capital Fringe.

BWW Review: An Emotionally Stirring and Powerful NEXT TO NORMAL Rocks Keegan TheatreBWW Review: An Emotionally Stirring and Powerful NEXT TO NORMAL Rocks Keegan Theatre
June 22, 2016

Next to Normal may not have Hamilton's name recognition; however it easily ranks as one of the greatest musicals of this century. Provocative and funny, topical and emotionally stirring, it's the musical art form at its best. DC theatergoers now have a fantastic opportunity to see the 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama in a powerful, yet intimate, production at Keegan Theatre.

BWW Review: Signature's Lighthearted MAKE 'EM LAUGHBWW Review: Signature's Lighthearted MAKE 'EM LAUGH
June 15, 2016

After the events of the last few days, it feels cathartic to be in a theatre and laughing again. Thankfully there's Signature Theatre and the sensational duo of Tracy Lynn Olivera and Happy McPartlin in their new cabaret Make 'em Laugh.

BWW Review: Studio's Stylishly Unsettled HEDDA GABLERBWW Review: Studio's Stylishly Unsettled HEDDA GABLER
May 18, 2016

Studio has presented another facet, to perhaps, one of the theaters most multifaceted characters.

BWW Review: Questions of Gender, Identity and Politics fill Keegan Theatre's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTERBWW Review: Questions of Gender, Identity and Politics fill Keegan Theatre's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER
May 12, 2016

The absurdity of political scandals, gender identity and self-expectations are fully explored in Keegan Theatre's superbly acted An American Daughter.

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Hypnotizes and Mesmerizes at the National TheatreBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Hypnotizes and Mesmerizes at the National Theatre
April 11, 2016

Jersey Boys is back in DC with a production that is hypnotizing and memorizing audiences, causing them to the move and groove in their seats at the National Theatre.

BWW Interview: Kyle Donnelly Explores a Consequential Presidency in Arena's ALL THE WAYBWW Interview: Kyle Donnelly Explores a Consequential Presidency in Arena's ALL THE WAY
March 23, 2016

In many ways All the Way is tailor-made for Washington audiences, and for Director Kyle Donnelly, who grew up in a die-hard Democratic household and whose father was a civil rights lawyer. It also reunites Donnelly with Arena, a company whom she "loves" to work with.

BWW Interviews: Olivera and Dodge Revive a Classic with Ford's 110 IN THE SHADEBWW Interviews: Olivera and Dodge Revive a Classic with Ford's 110 IN THE SHADE
March 21, 2016

Combined together, the resumes of actress Tracy Lynn Olivera and director/choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge feature just about every great musical from the golden age of Broadway, except one.



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