Benjamin Tomchik

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BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!
Posted: Aug. 24, 2015


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BWW Interviews: Sasha Hollinger's Dream Takes Her From GMU to the Kennedy Center's JOSEPHBWW Interviews: Sasha Hollinger's Dream Takes Her to JOSEPH
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


BWW Interviews: EVITA's Caroline Bowman Returns Home to the Kennedy CenterBWW Interviews: EVITA's Caroline Bowman Returns Home to the Kennedy Center
Posted: Sep. 29, 2014


BWW Reviews: An Adrift FLYING DUTCHMAN Makes Port at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: FLYING DUTCHMAN at Washington National Opera
Posted: Mar. 9, 2015


BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's Witty BASKERVILLE is a Thoroughly Enjoyable WhodunitBWW Reviews: Arena's BASKERVILLE is a Thoroughly Enjoyable Whodunit
Posted: Jan. 23, 2015


BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!
August 24, 2015

The Fix has exactly what it takes to be a smashing production! Clever, dazzling and perfect for a Washington audience, The Fix is a must see at Signature.
BWW Review: Capital Fringe's Tempered BOND: AN UNAUTHORIZED PARODYBWW Review: Capital Fringe's Tempered BOND: AN UNAUTHORIZED PARODY
July 13, 2015

While the spy genre is no stranger to parody, Bond: An Unauthorized Parody can best be described in the words of another iconic superhero as rather 'mild-mannered.'
BWW Reviews: Capital Fringe's AT YOUR SERVICE, MR. PRESIDENT! Makes History PersonalBWW Reviews: Capital Fringe's AT YOUR SERVICE, MR. PRESIDENT! Makes History Personal
July 13, 2015

This charming one-man show at Capital Fringe is perfect for history and political buffs, fans of celebrity gossip or anyone wanting a peak into what life is like behind the iron gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
BWW Reviews: Capital Fringe's UP FOR DEBATE Wins Over the AudienceBWW Reviews: Capital Fringe's UP FOR DEBATE Wins Over the Audience
July 10, 2015

Imagine an America where the Democratic and Republican Parties cease to exist and Mad Magazine and Monty Python administered our political system. The result would be the satirical Up For Debate which is lampooning a time-honored electoral pastime and endearing itself to voters and theatergoers at Capital Fringe.
BWW Reviews: Source Festival's Enthralling SCIENCE AND SOULMATES is Not to Be MissedBWW Reviews: Source Festival's Enthralling SCIENCE AND SOULMATES is Not to Be Missed
June 10, 2015

Science and Soulmates may sound like the subject of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode. It's also the title of a riveting play cycle at Cultural DC's Source Festival.
BWW Reviews: Donna Migliaccio Celebrates RANDOMOSITY at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: Donna Migliaccio Celebrates RANDOMOSITY at Signature Theatre
May 21, 2015

Donna Migliaccio closes Signature's 2014-15 cabaret season with a witty and captivating performance celebrating the random events that led her to select the evening's playlist.
BWW Reviews: A Colorful CINDERELLA Enchants Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: A Colorful CINDERELLA Enchants Washington National Opera
May 14, 2015

The finale of Washington National Opera's season, Cinderella, is an enchanting and vibrant retelling of a classic fairy tale with an imaginative twist.
BWW Reviews: Solid Leads Shine in Kensington Arts Theatre's CHESSBWW Reviews: Solid Leads Shine in Kensington Arts Theatre's CHESS
May 11, 2015

While certain design elements detract from the production, the performance of its leads, Teresa Danskey as Florence and Ward Ferguson as Anatoly, will remind you why Chess has endeared itself to generations of audiences.
BWW Interviews: A 20-Year Friendship at the Heart of Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEBWW Interviews: A 20-Year Friendship at the Heart of Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
April 1, 2015

In the words of Aaron Posner, actors Grace Gonglewski and Eric Hissom are lifetime members of the Aaron Posner players! Theirs is a professional relationship and personal friendship that dates back two decades. When Arena Stage's production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances, they'll once again find themselves in familiar positions with Gonglewski and Hissom onstage and Posner in the director's chair.
BWW Interviews: Matthew Gardiner Talks SIMPLY SONDHEIM and Sondheim's Relationship with Signature TheatreBWW Interviews: Matthew Gardiner Talks SIMPLY SONDHEIM and Sondheim's Relationship with Signature Theatre
April 1, 2015

Matthew Gardiner speaks with DC BroadwayWorld about Simply Sondheim, the composer's special relationship with Signature, what audiences can expect from this new revue and some of his favorite Sondheim moments.
BWW Reviews: Lincoln's Words Fill a Spirited FREEDOM'S SONG at Ford's TheatreBWW Reviews: Lincoln's Words Fill a Spirited FREEDOM'S SONG at Ford's Theatre
March 20, 2015

The incomparable Kevin McAllister leads a dream cast of DC artists whose powerhouse performances explore one of the most consequential times in American history.
BWW Reviews: Kennedy Center's WHAT I HEARD ABOUT THE WORLD Attempts to Provoke ThoughtBWW Reviews: Kennedy Center's WHAT I HEARD ABOUT THE WORLD Attempts to Provoke Thought
March 16, 2015

Can three men sitting onstage change the world, or at least how we perceive it?
BWW Reviews: An Adrift FLYING DUTCHMAN Makes Port at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: An Adrift FLYING DUTCHMAN Makes Port at Washington National Opera
March 9, 2015

Passionate performances by Libor, Morris and Owens are what propel an otherwise adrift Flying Dutchman. Clearer staging and dynamic direction could have made this production of Wagner's classic opera thrilling.
BWW Reviews: Washington Stage Guild's Captivating BACK TO METHUSELAHBWW Reviews: Washington Stage Guild's Captivating BACK TO METHUSELAH
March 2, 2015

Washington Stage Guild's production prudently balances the science fiction nature of Shaw's work with the greater philosophical discussions his plays' raise regarding the consistent need for humanity to keep developing.
BWW Reviews: SIGNATURE TENORS Encompasses a Wide Array of Musical StylesBWW Reviews: SIGNATURE TENORS Encompasses a Wide Array of Musical Styles
February 27, 2015

While the Signature Tenors encompasses a diverse range of artists, ensuring there is something for everyone, the execution is a bit uneven.
BWW Reviews: Constellation Theatre Company's Darkly Comical Political Farce THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMOREBWW Reviews: Constellation Theatre Company's Darkly Comical Political Farce THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
February 11, 2015

If you abhor political incorrectness, violence or a morbid sense of humor then The Lieutenant of Inishmore isn't for you. McDonagh is out to send a message with this play and Constellation Theatre Company gruesomely delivers it.
BWW Interviews: One Legend Tackles Another in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY IIBWW Interviews: One Legend Tackles Another in Arena Stage's KING HEDLEY II
January 30, 2015

When Andre De Shields steps onto the stage next week in Arena Stage's revival of August Wilson's King Hedley II, it will mark another in a series of firsts in a remarkable career.
BWW Reviews: Arena Stage's Witty BASKERVILLE is a Thoroughly Enjoyable WhodunitBWW Reviews: Arena Stage's Witty BASKERVILLE is a Thoroughly Enjoyable Whodunit
January 23, 2015

By dispensing with British formality, Ken Ludwig has given us a play that is ingeniously funny and will keep you guessing until the curtain call.
BWW Reviews: Grain of Sand's YOU CAN'T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE NORTH POLE is Good Old-Fashioned Kitschy Christmas FunBWW Reviews: Grain of Sand's YOU CAN'T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE NORTH POLE is Good Old-Fashioned Kitschy Christmas Fun
December 19, 2014

Grain of Sand's You Can't Get a Decent Margarita at the North Pole is the perfect present for anyone looking for good old-fashioned kitschy Christmas fun this holiday season.
BWW Interviews: Sasha Hollinger's Dream Takes Her From GMU to the Kennedy Center's JOSEPHBWW Interviews: Sasha Hollinger's Dream Takes Her From GMU to the Kennedy Center's JOSEPH
December 15, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Sasha Hollinger where she talked about how George Mason University prepared her for a career in the performing arts, the advice she would give to current students hoping to follow in her footsteps, what audiences can expect from the Kennedy Center's upcoming tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .


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