Benjamin Tomchik

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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
Posted: May. 12, 2016


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


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: Abby Mueller Rocks the Kennedy Center in BEAUTIFULBWW Review: Abby Mueller Rocks the Kennedy Center in BEAUTIFUL
Posted: Oct. 12, 2015


BWW Review: Signature's Heartwarming CHRISTMAS WITH NOVA Y. PAYTON AND FRIENDSBWW Review: CHRISTMAS WITH NOVA Y. PAYTON AND FRIENDS
Posted: Dec. 9, 2015


BWW Review: Signature Theatre's ROAD SHOW Gets It RightBWW Review: Signature Theatre's ROAD SHOW Gets It Right
Posted: Feb. 24, 2016


BWW Interview: Arena Stage's SWEAT Aims to be the Salesman for a New GenerationBWW Interview: Arena Stage's SWEAT Aims to be the Salesman for a New Generation
Posted: Jan. 12, 2016


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


BWW Review: Elaine Paige Dazzles in A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS at LisnerBWW Review: Elaine Paige Dazzles in A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS at Lisner
Posted: Dec. 18, 2015


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.
BWW Review: Forum Theatre's Chilling THE PILLOWMANBWW Review: Forum Theatre's Chilling THE PILLOWMAN
March 15, 2016

Forum's chilling production will certainly keep you in suspense.
BWW Review: Kennedy Center's THE ODYSSEY Celebrates the People and Music of VietnamBWW Review: Kennedy Center's THE ODYSSEY Celebrates the People and Music of Vietnam
March 14, 2016

The music stylings and influences of Vietnam were on full display with World Stage's The Odyssey: from Vietnam to America.
BWW Review: Signature Theatre's ROAD SHOW Gets It RightBWW Review: Signature Theatre's ROAD SHOW Gets It Right
February 24, 2016

With Road Show, Signature Theatre once again proves why they are DC's leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim's work.
BWW Reviews: Idealism Meets Reality in Woolly Mammoth's GUARDS AT THE TAJBWW Reviews: Idealism Meets Reality in Woolly Mammoth's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
February 8, 2016

Watching Guards at the Taj, you can't help but notice that the philosophical debate between the two guards is still ongoing in various facets of society - that of the idealist versus the realist, struggling to find common ground. That's what makes this a thought-provoking production and Joseph's words incredibly powerful.
BWW Interview: Arena's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Explores DC's Other Permanent GovernmentBWW Interview: Arena's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Explores DC's Other Permanent Government
January 27, 2016

It is a lost era of civilization, the dinner party, which Arena Stage will conjure up starting this week in The City of Conversation.
BWW Review: Exceptional Acting Fills Theater J's THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIGBWW Review: Exceptional Acting Fills Theater J's THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG
January 20, 2016

While aspects of Wendy Wasserstein's play come off as dated, it nevertheless brings comfort to those wrestling with societal expectations and struggling to discover their true identity and purpose.
BWW Review: Kennedy Center's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Great FunBWW Review: Kennedy Center's A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is Great Fun
January 18, 2016

There are few musicals I can say I enjoyed more on tour then when I saw the original cast on Broadway, but A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is an exception. Clever, ingeniously witty and hysterical, it's the perfect show to beat the winter doldrums and you don't have to be a gentleman to enjoy it!
BWW Interview: Arena Stage's SWEAT Aims to be the Salesman for a New GenerationBWW Interview: Arena Stage's SWEAT Aims to be the Salesman for a New Generation
January 12, 2016

In 1949, Death of a Salesman explored the disillusionment of the American dream. Arena Stage's new play Sweat will expand on that theme and the adversity experienced by one community as rumors of layoffs swirl at a local steel mill.
BWW Review: Elaine Paige Dazzles in A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS at LisnerBWW Review: Elaine Paige Dazzles in A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS at Lisner
December 18, 2015

Christmas came early this year for Washingtonian theatregoers and it came in the form of Elaine Paige.
BWW Review: Signature's Heartwarming CHRISTMAS WITH NOVA Y. PAYTON AND FRIENDSBWW Review: Signature's Heartwarming CHRISTMAS WITH NOVA Y. PAYTON AND FRIENDS
December 9, 2015

Much like the lighting of the National Christmas Tree or the Boat Parade of Lights, Signature's holiday cabarets have become a welcome DC tradition. Fortunately for us, this year's edition stars the incomparable Nova Y. Payton in a heartwarming show that celebrates friends, family and the holiday standards we love.
BWW Review: MOTOWN Moves and Grooves at the National TheatreBWW Review: MOTOWN Moves and Grooves at the National Theatre
December 4, 2015

The ultimate question with Motown the Musical is not whether you'll like it, but how many songs it takes before you're moving and grooving in your seat at the National Theatre. With an abundance of classic hits, the answer is not too long.
BWW Review: WNO's APPOMATTOX Struggles to Capture the Civil Rights MovementBWW Review: WNO's APPOMATTOX Struggles to Capture the Civil Rights Movement
November 17, 2015

Appomattox is being presented as a world premiere of a revised version. For those unaware, the opera started out as an opera in 2007, was transformed into a play and now is an opera again. After Saturday night's opening, it would appear that more rewrites are needed.
BWW Review: Studio Completes The Apple Family Cycle with the Poignant SORRY and Exquisite REGULAR SINGINGBWW Review: Studio Completes The Apple Family Cycle with the Poignant SORRY and Exquisite REGULAR SINGING
November 10, 2015

The Apple Family has triumphantly returned to Studio, where the final two installments of the cycle are being staged in repertory with the poignant Sorry and exquisite Regular Singing.
BWW Review: Solid Performances fill Scena's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAANBWW Review: Solid Performances fill Scena's THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
November 3, 2015

The Cripple of Inishmaan features solid performances. However, you can't help but feel that the material is rather fruitless. Many of McDonagh's works have been featured in DC over the past few seasons. Unfortunately, this isn't one of his better ones and Scena deserves credit for giving it their best.
BWW REVIEWS: Tracy Lynn Olivera's HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR at Signature is More Treat than TrickBWW REVIEWS: Tracy Lynn Olivera's HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR at Signature is More Treat than Trick
October 29, 2015

Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for those who enjoy the lighter side of Halloween or those looking for a funnier way to celebrate the ghoulish holiday.


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