Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker is a former hometown newspaper man who now lives his life as a high school theatre teacher, husband and father. Currently he is a regular contributor to DC Theatre Scene and Broadway World's DC region, writing reviews and feature stories. He has recently added television coverage to his purview, as well. He will be one of the BWW-TV's new recappers for the current season.
A developing playwright, his play "Dracula: An Undead Romance" has been performed in two venues so far. He co-wrote "Fleet Street Horrors," inspired by the original penny dreadful account of Sweeney Todd. Jeffrey is also an experienced director and actor and has performed in musicals, Shakespeare, classics, operettas, and contemporary works. He is a graduate of Roanoke College.
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BWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
Posted: Aug. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: YENTL Steps Boldly into World of Men in New Musical Adaptation at Theater JBWW Reviews: YENTL Steps Boldly into World of Men
Posted: Sep. 5, 2014


BWW Profile: Jeff Daniels Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Jeff Daniels Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
Posted: Aug. 23, 2014


BWW Reviews: Riverside Center's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend to Life in Story and SongRiverside’s HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend Back
Posted: Sep. 2, 2014


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BWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than EnoughBWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than Enough
Posted: Sep. 23, 2013


BWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage; Kathleen Turner Shines Among a Stellar CompanyBWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage
Posted: Feb. 12, 2014


BWW Reviews: Riverside Center Offers a Triumphant LES MISERABLESBWW Reviews: Riverside Center Offers a Triumphant LES MISERABLES
Posted: Sep. 23, 2013


BWW Reviews: WNO's Eye-Popping MAGIC FLUTE Casts a Musical SpellBWW Reviews: WNO's Eye-Popping MAGIC FLUTE Casts a Musical Spell
Posted: May. 4, 2014


BWW Reviews: YENTL Steps Boldly into World of Men in New Musical Adaptation at Theater JBWW Reviews: YENTL Steps Boldly into World of Men in New Musical Adaptation at Theater J
September 5, 2014

Washington DC's highly engaging Theater J has brought Yentl back but this time in a musical form. The beauty and impact of YENTL is that the gender-bender central role is not just a plot device to have reverse drag be the knee-slapping gimmick of the moment. Yentl has no other choice but to live her life as a man, in the time and place in which the story unfolds. Theater J knows how to pick pieces with bold themes and this is no exception.
BWW Reviews: Riverside Center's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend to Life in Story and SongBWW Reviews: Riverside Center's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend to Life in Story and Song
September 2, 2014

Robbie Limon's uncanny performance as hillbilly blues crooner Hank Williams is reason enough to take a trip down LOST HIGHWAY at Riverside Center through September 14. Tuner gives glimpses of the singer's troubled life and inspiration while featuring a soundtrack of legendary tunes.
BWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Sarah Paulson Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
August 24, 2014

BWW salutes Broadway talent who are EMMY nominated for 2014. Today, we look at Sarah Paulson, nominated for her work in the F/X series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN.
BWW Profile: Jeff Daniels Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Jeff Daniels Emmy-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
August 23, 2014

BWW takes a look at the Emmy nominated performances of some Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we look star Jeff Daniels, nominated for a second time for his work as news anchor Will MacAvoy in HBO's THE NEWSROOM.
BWW REVIEWS: Riverside's WEST SIDE STORY EnthrallsBWW REVIEWS: Riverside's WEST SIDE STORY Enthralls
July 12, 2014

WEST SIDE STORY, now playing through August 3 at Riverside Center, still has the power to enthrall audiences with Leonard Bernstein's symphonic jazz score and Stephen Sondheim's young lyrics. The lyrical voices of Quinn Vogt-Welch and Matthew Hirsh as Maria and Tony captivate the audience.
BWW REVIEWS:  BAT BOY at 1st STAGE IS TUNEFUL TERROR DONE RIGHTBWW REVIEWS: BAT BOY at 1st STAGE IS TUNEFUL TERROR DONE RIGHT
June 5, 2014

BAT BOY THE MUSICAL is now playing at 1st Stage in Tysons and it's a must see. The creators used the old magic What if? and came up with a doozy of a story. Funny, touching, edging on camp, BAT BOY is tuneful terror done right.
BWW Reviews: Southern Belles Ring True with Riverside Center's Winning STEEL MAGNOLIASBWW Reviews: Southern Belles Ring True with Riverside Center's Winning STEEL MAGNOLIAS
May 18, 2014

Presenting the first non-musical in the sixteen-plus years of producing dinner theatre, Riverside Center's STEEL MAGNOLIAS has everything it needs to be a hit: a known play, a winning ensemble, and solid direction by well-known actress Sherri Edelen. If we gave out stars, this one deserves them all.
Arena Stage Hosts 2014 Voices of Now Festival Thru May 17Arena Stage Hosts 2014 Voices of Now Festival Thru May 17
May 15, 2014

Voices of Now Festival showcases original devised work by youth ensembles from around DC, Virginia and Maryland. Their work represents more than 100 young artists from the DC area and abroad and is an extension of Arena's community engagement program.
BWW Reviews: WNO's Eye-Popping MAGIC FLUTE Casts a Musical SpellBWW Reviews: WNO's Eye-Popping MAGIC FLUTE Casts a Musical Spell
May 4, 2014

A winner from start to finish, THE MAGIC FLUTE features Mozart's score, a delightful new translation, superb casting, and the stunning design work of Jun Kaneko. Perfect for fans and novices, this MAGIC FLUTE is a must see.
BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 2BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 2
April 20, 2014

A 'crazy talented cast' brings the Leiber and Stoller songbook to life once again when Arena Stage presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE April 25 through June 8 in the Fichlander Stage. Director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse talked with BroadwayWorld's Jeffrey Walker about their vision for the show.
BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 1BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 1
April 19, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller comes to Arena Stage April 25 to June 8, 2014. Part 1 of our interview with director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse looks at the legacy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's collaboration and impact on the rock and roll era.
BWW Reviews: INCENDIOS Burns with Passion at Kennedy Center's International FestivalBWW Reviews: INCENDIOS Burns with Passion at Kennedy Center's International Festival
March 17, 2014

Kennedy Center showcases more than a dozen productions from around the globe for the 2014 festival that continues through March 30, 2014. Tapioca Inn, a vibrant theatre company from Mexico, contributed to the 2014 World Stages International Theater Festival with a bold rendering of INCENDIOS. Layer after layer of truth is peeled away as a family's quest for answers leads them on a searing voyage into the past. The ensemble cast brought intense emotion and a fierce commitment to the unique story performed in Spanish with English surtitles.
BWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage; Kathleen Turner Shines Among a Stellar CompanyBWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage; Kathleen Turner Shines Among a Stellar Company
February 12, 2014

A masterpiece of 20th Century theatre thunders back to life in a must see production. Kathleen Turner triumphs as Courage and Molly Smith's staging is solid in every way.
BWW Reviews: OUR SUBURB at Theater J Evokes Thought and EmotionBWW Reviews: OUR SUBURB at Theater J Evokes Thought and Emotion
December 31, 2013

Using Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN as a template, Darrah Cloud's OUR SUBURB looks at life and love in Skokie Illinois during the time Nazis threatened to march down Main Street. Combining autobiography, history and a poignant story that is a variation and theme on Wilder's masterpiece.
BWW Reviews: ELF Spreads Cheer at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: ELF Spreads Cheer at Kennedy Center
December 23, 2013

If you need a booster shot of Christmas cheer and like it syrupy and sweet, Elf is a new Christmas classic for you. Catch the show at the Kennedy Center through January 5, 2014.
BWW Reviews: Riverside Center Offers a Triumphant LES MISERABLESBWW Reviews: Riverside Center Offers a Triumphant LES MISERABLES
September 23, 2013

Director Patrick A'Hearn's production of "Les Miz" is worthy of any stage, with superb performers.
BWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than EnoughBWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than Enough
September 23, 2013

Director Michael Kahn and leading man Brandon Urbanowitz breathe new life into Harvey Fierstein's magnum opus of three one-act plays. Torch Song Trilogy still offers universal truths about love and relationships that go beyond straight or gay points of view. The play continues through October 13 in the Mead Theater.
BWW Reviews: Keegan Theatre Delivers A FEW GOOD MENBWW Reviews: Keegan Theatre Delivers A FEW GOOD MEN
August 23, 2013

Jeremy Skidmore and the actors at Keegan Theatre are reason enough to head to Church Street to see Aaron Sorkin's courtroom drama A Few Good Men. Skidmore's direction and the strong performances by the acting company elevate a standard court room drama into a compelling must-see event.
BWW Reviews: CapFringe13 - DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY Cleverly Offers an Interactive Audio AdventureBWW Reviews: CapFringe13 - DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY Cleverly Offers an Interactive Audio Adventure
July 20, 2013

DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival provides a technological twist: interactive audio theatre. Presented by AVAdventure Productions the novelty of DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY is that the audience can choose the branch of the story they wish to take with the help of a wireless headset.
BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Raises the Roof at Studio TheatreBWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Raises the Roof at Studio Theatre
July 18, 2013

Studio's production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is electrifying. Mitchell Jarvis (from Broadway's ROCK OF AGES) stars as Frank N. Furter in this titillating, roof-raising stage show. Studio Theatre's 2ndStage productions aim to be daring and audacious and ROCKY HORROR hits a bulls-eye.


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