Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker is a former hometown newspaper man who now lives his life as a high school theatre teacher, husband and father. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association, he contributes reviews and features for the Washington, DC market on Broadway World and DC Theatre Scene. Since 2012, he has seen more than 125 performances - and counting.


A developing playwright, Jeffrey's play "Dracula: An Undead Romance" has been performed in two venues so far. He 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 Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Makes Welcome Return at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Makes Welcome Return at Ford’s Theatre
Posted: Feb. 2, 2016


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BWW Reviews: Adventure Theatre MTC Transports Audiences to a Magical WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZBWW Reviews: Adventure Theatre's Magical WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
Posted: Apr. 8, 2015


BWW Recap: GOTHAM Returns for an Attempted Escape and Two Investigations Leading to Stunning SurprisesBWW Recap: Serial Killers and A Planned Escape, GOTHAM Returns for Ep. 19
Posted: Apr. 13, 2015


BWW Profile: Eddie Redmayne Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Eddie Redmayne Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
Posted: Feb. 17, 2015


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BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Makes Welcome Return at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Makes Welcome Return at Ford's Theatre
February 2, 2016

Memories painful and poignant intermingle through a smoky haze in the sharp and vivid production of Tennessee Williams THE GLASS MENAGERIE now onstage at Ford's Theatre. Painstakingly directed by Mark Ramont, the production boasts a superb cast of actors whose nuanced and detailed performances mine the emotional depths of Williams' early and personal play.
BWW Review: MAME is Back and Better Than Ever at Riverside CenterBWW Review: MAME is Back and Better Than Ever at Riverside Center
December 13, 2015

Mame Dennis Burnside has coaxed the blues right out of the horn many times since the late 1960s and Riverside Center for the Performing Arts has brought the ditzy, glitzy and glamorous free-spirit back for a big, old fashioned musical hit. This new production of MAME looks and sounds like a million bucks and deserves to be a solid, sell-out for the holidays.
BWW Review: A Poignant Memoir Takes the Stage with HOLIDAY MEMORIES at Avant BardBWW Review: A Poignant Memoir Takes the Stage with HOLIDAY MEMORIES at Avant Bard
December 13, 2015

Like a sepia-toned photo from the pages of a family album, Avant Bard's production of HOLIDAY MEMORIES evokes seasonal joys untouched by commercialism and cynicism - two mortal enemies of the true spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas, in my opinion. Taken from two personal short stories by the iconoclastic author Truman Capote, this stage adaptation deserves to become an annual tradition.
BWW Feature: Countdown to THE WIZ LIVE! A Brief History of Live TV Musicals From The Golden AgeBWW Feature: Countdown to THE WIZ LIVE! A Brief History of Live TV Musicals From The Golden Age
December 3, 2015

Relive the Golden Age of Broadway and the magical moments from TV's past with Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews,Carol Burnett and many more as we look at the history of live TV musicals.
BWW Review: DEATHTRAP Ensnares with Wit and Style at NextStop Theatre CompanyBWW Review: DEATHTRAP Ensnares with Wit and Style at NextStop Theatre Company
November 4, 2015

DEATHTRAP is an old fashioned, twisty thrill ride. NextStop Theatre Company puts the thrill back in thriller with a briskly directed, well cast production of the venerable potboiler. If we gave out ratings at Broadway World, I would offer NextStop four big ones for a production that crackles with wit and delivers a bloody good time.
BWW Review: Relive Pioneering Series THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE with New DVD SetBWW Review: Relive Pioneering Series THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE with New DVD Set
October 27, 2015

What is the American dream? This question and many others were asked and explored on a ground-breaking public television series from the early 1970s. Combining elements of variety shows and sketch comedy, documentary film, witty animated sequences, and a who's who of pop culture icons, THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE paved the way for future television programming. Years before SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and THE DAILY SHOW, a just before cult classics like THE GROOVE TUBE and KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE offered topical and satirical comedy on film, THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE was pioneering television.
BWW Review: Ancient ANTIGONE Lives Again with Juliette BinocheBWW Review: Ancient ANTIGONE Lives Again with Juliette Binoche
October 27, 2015

Stripped to the essentials - a stage, a handful of actors, a rapt audience - ANTIGONE recently proved once again its place in the pantheon of the world's finest tragic plays. The international production of the Sophokles drama made a short stop in Washington for the last leg of a national tour of select American cities, helmed by the Belgian theatre wunderkind Ivo van Hove. French film and theatre star Juliette Binoche led an ensemble of U.K.-based actors who clearly illuminated the timeless tale of family devotion versus the law.
BWW Review: AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Season 15 DVD Set Cooks Up Good StuffBWW Review: AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Season 15 DVD Set Cooks Up Good Stuff
September 27, 2015

The bottom-line: The DVD set of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Season 15 can help at home chefs to cook up a storm and offers many features which set the series apart from run-of-the-mill how-to videos. Firing up fifteen seasons of deconstructed recipes and kitchen gadget trial and error, AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN is one of public television's most popular cooking shows. Hosted by the bow-tie sporting and affable Christopher Kimball, the show takes the mystique out of cooking, tests useful kitchen equipment and helps to work the kinks out of cooking gadgets in a straight forward manner that is easy to follow.
BWW Review: SISTER ACT Is Heavenly at Riverside CenterBWW Review: SISTER ACT Is Heavenly at Riverside Center
September 27, 2015

Poised to take you to heaven with a song, a prayer and a tug at the heartstrings, SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL is a blessing that needs no disguise. Fredericksburg's Riverside Center Dinner Theatre is presenting the regional premiere of this London and Broadway hit adaptation of the Whoopi Goldberg starring film from the mid-1990s. Riverside audiences will be asking 'Who needs Whoopi?' once they get a load of Felicia Curry as the disco-chanteuse who brings a little funk to the convent.
Special Report from the Road: Culpeper's State Theatre Features Endstation Theatre Company and Their Rocking TWO GENTLEMEN OF VIRGINIA On TourSpecial Report from the Road: Culpeper's State Theatre Features Endstation Theatre Company and Their Rocking TWO GENTLEMEN OF VIRGINIA On Tour
July 20, 2015

Welcome to the first of a series of reports from the outskirts of the big cities! For the next couple of weeks, I will be visiting some of the smaller cities and towns around that all share one thing in common: cultural gems that dot the landscape. Today, I present to you Culpeper's State Theatre and the recent performance by Lynchburg's Endstation Theatre Company. Endstation presented TWO GENTLEMEN OF VIRGINIA recently to the delight of an appreciative audience. I think the Bard would have been thoroughly entertained by a skillfully paved intersection of historical references from the 1780s and rock and roll memories of the 1980s.
BWW Reviews: THE WHO'S TOMMY Takes the Stage at Prince William Little TheatreBWW Reviews: THE WHO'S TOMMY Takes the Stage at Prince William Little Theatre
July 16, 2015

The iconic rock opera is back onstage and Prince William Little Theatre has got it. A challenging show for even a professional company, this community theatre tackles Pete Townshend's landmark piece with gusto and innovative staging by director Melissa Jo York-Tilley and co-choreographers Melanie Marie Gibson and Ahmad Maaty. Boasting some strong performances of the classic rock score, the production gets an E for effort.
BWW Reviews: Take a Magical Trip to Neverland with PETER PAN Under the Threesixty Big TopBWW Reviews: Take a Magical Trip to Neverland with PETER PAN Under the Threesixty Big Top
July 6, 2015

To paraphrase author J. M. Barrie, 'PETER PAN is an awfully big adventure!' For children of all ages and that wide-eyed child still dreaming of Neverland within, your ticket to adventure, whimsy and danger has taken up residence in Tysons Corner through August. J. M. Barrie's classic PETER PAN has swooped back onto the stage and brought the popular story combined with dazzling stagecraft for a wholly immersive experience to enthrall a new generation of audiences. Running through August 16, PETER PAN is ready to fly into your heart once again.
BWW Reviews: MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Saves the World in Style at Avant BardBWW Reviews: MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Saves the World in Style at Avant Bard
June 12, 2015

Countess Aurelie and her fellow madwomen are back to save Chaillot, Paris and the world in a stylishly realized theatrical tour-de-force. As directed by Christopher Henley, WSC Avant Bard's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT is a feast for the eyes and ears. The production, in an exciting and vibrant translation by Laurence Senelick, also feeds the soul as a reminder of how precious our fragile earth really is and how important it is for someone, anyone, to take a stand to protect it. This MADWOMAN is also brilliantly acted from the members of the quirky ensemble to the queen bee herself, Countess Aurelie, effortlessly brought to life by Avant Bard company member Cam Magee.
BWW Reviews: MY WAY Brings Back Sinatra in a Tuneful Revue at Riverside CenterBWW Reviews: MY WAY Brings Back Sinatra in a Tuneful Revue at Riverside Center
June 3, 2015

Old Blue Eyes might not be back but if you are a fan of his catalog of songs, MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA may give you high hopes and fly you to the moon with nearly 60 signature tunes. An attractive cast covers all phases of Sinatra's musical legacy with style backed up by a killer trio. Ring-a Ding Ding!
BWW Feature: Celebrate 'The Lusty Month of May' with 10 Hot-Blooded ShowtunesBWW Feature: Celebrate 'The Lusty Month of May' with 10 Hot-Blooded Showtunes
May 25, 2015

The Lusty Month of May; like the song says: 'It's time to do a wicked thing or two!' It's May, the time when spring brings that hot-blooded, four letter word: lust. Musicals have had a steady history of lusty musical numbers. There are songs about rolling in the hay, and others extolling the virtues of different (ahem) flavors of man-candy. Some songs are paens to hot, steamy nights, and some are about what you do on those kind of nights.
BWW Reviews: THE CALL Asks Big Questions at Theater JBWW Reviews: THE CALL Asks Big Questions at Theater J
May 15, 2015

Tanya Barfield's THE CALL has come to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street in a production that gives full value to the huge questions posed by the play. THE CALL does not give easy answers and that is just fine with me. But it sure makes you think. Inspired by Barfield's own experience with international adoption, THE CALL is not a documentary by any means. This is a very human story, with one eye on the personal and one eye looking beyond to the big picture, a hallmark of brilliant theatre if there ever was one. Director Shirley Serotsky's precise direction enhances the global scope while remaining focused on Annie and Peter's bumpy road to parenthood.
BWW Recap: ARROW Season Finale Saves Starling City and Sets Up Season Four EventsBWW Recap: ARROW Season Finale Saves Starling City and Sets Up Season Four Events
May 13, 2015

Putting another arrow in my own quiver, I am jumping from my usual duties recapping GOTHAM (season is over anyway) and serving as tonight's shot for shot commentator for ARROW as its third season comes to a close. I do watch ARROW and I am a fan so I am not jumping in totally cold. I do know that main man Oliver Queen aka the Arrow took the bait offered by the shady league all so he could work from the inside. Some of his allies thought he really turned on them so there are suspicions galore.
BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA Steals Hearts in Lyrical Production at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: CINDERELLA Steals Hearts in Lyrical Production at Washington National Opera
May 11, 2015

CINDERELLA wins more than bracelets in Washington National Opera's closing opera of the season. Featuring the auspicious debut of American mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard (2013 Richard Tucker Winner), Rossini's comic and lyrical romantic opera weaves an easy spell. CINDERELLA La Cenerentola is conducted with skill and precision by Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci, also making her WNO debut. The role of Isabella (Cinderella) is sung by Leonard on May 13, 16, 19 and 21. Alternating the role with Leonard, is Irish mezzo Tara Erraught, making not only her WNO debut but her first American opera appearance. Erraught is Isabella on May 11, 15, and the matinee on May 17.
BWW: Recap: GOTHAM explodes, Mob Bosses Fall, and Secrets Are Revealed in GOTHAM Season One FinaleBWW: Recap: GOTHAM explodes, Mob Bosses Fall, and Secrets Are Revealed in GOTHAM Season One Finale
May 4, 2015

Gangland wars, Gordon's women come together, and Bruce learns secrets hiding in Wayne Manor - all coming together for tonight's freshman season finale for GOTHAM. We're updating and recapping LIVE starting at 8 pm EDT.
BWW Recap: GOTHAM Heats Up with Two More Episodes to GoBWW Recap: GOTHAM Heats Up with Two More Episodes to Go
April 27, 2015

Holy Dramatic Twists! GOTHAM has two episodes left and events are coming to a boiling point in the pentultimate episode of season one.


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