Benjamin Tomchik

Benjamin Tomchik


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


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


BWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than NaughtyBWW Review: Signature’s SILVER BELLES
Posted: Nov. 30, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

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: 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: Indulge Your Inner Geek with Capital Fringe's THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION SHOWBWW Review: Capital Fringe’s THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION SHOW
Posted: Jul. 8, 2016


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: 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.

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.



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