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Benjamin Tomchik

Benjamin Tomchik Ben is an avid theatergoer who has seen over 115 musicals and plays. Some of his most memorable theatrical experiences include: accidentally insulting Andrew Lloyd Webber at a performance of Love Never Dies, attending the last Broadway performance of Elaine Stritch at Liberty and watching George Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers from the Presidential Box at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Ben works in public affairs for a Washington, D.C.-based trade association and previously served in The White House. Ben has a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University and a Master’s degree in strategic public relations from The George Washington University.
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LAST 30 DAYS

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 Reviews: The Kennedy Center's THE GIFT OF NOTHING is the Perfect Holiday Treat for FamiliesBWW Reviews: The Kennedy Center’s THE GIFT OF NOTHING is the Perfect Holiday Treat
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


BWW Reviews: Grain of Sand's YOU CAN'T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE NORTH POLE is Good Old-Fashioned Kitschy Christmas FunGrain of Sand’s YOU CAN’T GET A DECENT MARGARITA AT THE NORTH POLE
Posted: Dec. 19, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Reviews: Washington National Opera's MOBY-DICK at the Kennedy Center is Stunning!BWW Reviews: Washington National Opera's MOBY-DICK at the Kennedy Center is Stunning!
Posted: Feb. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: An Energetic WEST SIDE STORY Returns to the National TheatreBWW Reviews: An Energetic WEST SIDE STORY Returns to the National Theatre
Posted: Jun. 4, 2014


BWW Reviews: URINETOWN at Act Two at Levine DelightsBWW Reviews: URINETOWN at Act Two at Levine Delights
Posted: Mar. 10, 2014


BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's HENRY IV, PART 2 is a Fine Production of an Uninspired PlayBWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's HENRY IV, PART 2 is a Fine Production of an Uninspired Play
Posted: Apr. 21, 2014


BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's HENRY IV, PART 1 is Well-Crafted and Magnificently DirectedBWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's HENRY IV, PART 1 is Well-Crafted and Magnificently Directed
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


BWW Reviews: MEENA'S DREAM at Forum Theatre - A Journey Worth TakingBWW Reviews: MEENA'S DREAM at Forum Theatre - A Journey Worth Taking
Posted: Jan. 13, 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: 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 .
BWW Reviews: The Kennedy Center's THE GIFT OF NOTHING is the Perfect Holiday Treat for FamiliesBWW Reviews: The Kennedy Center's THE GIFT OF NOTHING is the Perfect Holiday Treat for Families
November 25, 2014

The Gift of Nothing is the perfect outing for families with young children hoping to see a meaningful show this holiday season.
BWW Interviews: Arena Stage Gives FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE the Boy Band TreatmentBWW Interviews: Arena Stage Gives FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE the Boy Band Treatment
November 17, 2014

Boy bands have long been a staple of American pop culture. They're also a staple of Arena Stage's re-imagined production of Five Guys Named Moe which opens this Thursday and is being billed as "big band meets boy band."
BWW Reviews: Scena's Complicated HANDBAG Seeks to Channel Wilde and Explore the Notion of ParenthoodBWW Reviews: Scena's Complicated HANDBAG Seeks to Channel Wilde and Explore the Notion of Parenthood
November 10, 2014

Handbag is rich with dramatic moments but ultimately never settles on whether it wants to be a prequel to The Importance of Being Earnest or a statement on parenthood in the twentieth century.
BWW Reviews: An Uneven SWEENEY TODD Opens Virginia Opera Company's 40th SeasonBWW Reviews: An Uneven SWEENEY TODD Opens Virginia Opera Company's 40th Season
October 15, 2014

When Stephen Powell's Sweeney Todd lunges at the audience in vengeful anger declaring, "No ones in the chair, come on! Come on! Sweeney's waiting, I want you bleeders," It's hard to think of anything more thrilling. And yet, Powell's performance along with a glorious 28 piece orchestra only partially makes-up for the Virginia Opera Company's rather uneven production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
BWW Interviews: Erin Baltsar Chats about GIRLS NIGHT and Bonding with the AudienceBWW Interviews: Erin Baltsar Chats about GIRLS NIGHT and Bonding with the Audience
October 13, 2014

Erin Baltsar chats with DC BroadwayWorld about how she got involved with Girls Night, the audience reaction to the show and how a back flipping orphan in a community theatre production of Oliver inspired her to be an actress.
BWW Reviews: Creative Cauldron's JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Hits the Right NotesBWW Reviews: Creative Cauldron's JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Hits the Right Notes
October 7, 2014

Creative Cauldron's 2014-15 season is entitled, Oh the places we will go And it's hard not to feel transported back to 1950's Paris with their charming production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
BWW Interviews: EVITA's Caroline Bowman Returns Home to the Kennedy CenterBWW Interviews: EVITA's Caroline Bowman Returns Home to the Kennedy Center
September 29, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Bowman about why she's eager to perform at the Kennedy Center, how research and jumping rope helped prepare her to play iconic Argentine First Lady Eva Peron, what life is like on the Evita national tour and the advice she would give to other DC-area actresses hoping to follow in her footsteps.
BWW Reviews: Indulge in the Fantasy with Washington National Opera's Beautiful FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZONBWW Reviews: Indulge in the Fantasy with Washington National Opera's Beautiful FLORENCIA IN THE AMAZON
September 23, 2014

The enchanted journey we embark upon with Washington National Opera's season opener Florencia in the Amazon is a production filled with beauty and a timeless truth.
BWW Reviews: Studio Theatre's Intense BELLEVILLE Features Strong PerformancesBWW Reviews: Studio Theatre's Intense BELLEVILLE Features Strong Performances
September 9, 2014

Belleville may be a challenging play to sit through, but that doesn't stop Studio Theatre from staging an exceptionally solid production.
BWW Interviews: THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage Raises Questions and Forms Connections through ComedyBWW Interviews: THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage Raises Questions and Forms Connections through Comedy
September 2, 2014

Arena Stage, D.C.'s venerable theatrical institution along the Potomac River, has established a reputation over its last 64 seasons for presenting works that challenge, engage and entertain audiences. The world-premiere production of Morris Panych's comedy The Shoplifters, which opens its season, seems poised to continue that tradition, all thanks to a shoplifter named Alma and a security guard named Otto.
BWW Interviews: Landless Theatre Company's SWEENEY TODD Promises A Little Priest and A Lot of Prog-MetalBWW Interviews: Landless Theatre Company's SWEENEY TODD Promises A Little Priest and A Lot of Prog-Metal
August 8, 2014

When Landless Theatre Company announced that they were not only staging a production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, but a Prog-Metal version of the musical, it caused many theatergoers to ask two questions: what is Prog-Metal and what does this mean for a show many consider a masterpiece?
BWW Reviews: DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN at the Warner Theatre Still Gets Big LaughsBWW Reviews: DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN at the Warner Theatre Still Gets Big Laughs
August 4, 2014

If you loathe formulaic television sitcoms where one spouse is always right and the other is wrong, then Defending the Caveman is certain to be something you'll enjoy.
BWW Interviews: DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN'S Vince Valentine Discusses Playing the Caveman for 10 YearsBWW Interviews: DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN'S Vince Valentine Discusses Playing the Caveman for 10 Years
July 28, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld.com recently sat down with Defending the Caveman's Vince Valentine to discuss how the show has been updated since playing on Broadway, what it's like to perform in the same role for a decade and why Yoda is credited in his biography.
BWW Reviews: THE HELLO GIRLS at Capital Fringe Excels at StorytellingBWW Reviews: THE HELLO GIRLS at Capital Fringe Excels at Storytelling
July 21, 2014

The Hello Girls: Unknown Heroines of WWI tells the story of 233 women who answered their country's call to service only to have that service questioned because of their gender. While the show may lack the theatrical flair of the Festival's other offerings, the story itself is too important to pass up.
BWW Interviews: Studio Theatre's 2ndStage Co-Directors Offer a New and Intimate CARRIE: THE MUSICALBWW Interviews: Studio Theatre's 2ndStage Co-Directors Offer a New and Intimate CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
June 28, 2014

DC Broadwayworld.com recently sat down with the co-directors of 2ndStage's Carrie: The Musical, Keith Alan Baker and Jacob Janssen, to discuss their vision for this production.
BWW Reviews: Washington National Opera's Emotionally Touching AN AMERICAN SOLDIERBWW Reviews: Washington National Opera's Emotionally Touching AN AMERICAN SOLDIER
June 16, 2014

I love theater that challenges me as an audience member and An American Soldier does just that.
BWW Reviews: No Rules Theatre Company's BOEING BOEING is a First-Class ProductionBWW Reviews: No Rules Theatre Company's BOEING BOEING is a First-Class Production
June 9, 2014

No Rules Theatre Company's revival of Boeing Boeing is a non-stop riotous romp filled with first-class performances.
BWW Reviews: An Energetic WEST SIDE STORY Returns to the National TheatreBWW Reviews: An Energetic WEST SIDE STORY Returns to the National Theatre
June 4, 2014

West Side Story returned to the storied National Theatre on Tuesday night with an energetic revival that contains all the elements of what made this show a beloved classic.


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