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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: Recap: GOTHAM explodes, Mob Bosses Fall, and Secrets Are Revealed in GOTHAM Season One FinaleBWW: Recap: GOTHAM Season Finale Recap is Here
Posted: May. 4, 2015


BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA Steals Hearts in Lyrical Production at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: CINDERELLA Steals Hearts at Washington National Opera
Posted: May. 11, 2015


BWW Interviews: Talking with Actress Kerry Warren as Arena Stage Extends THE ORIGINALIST Through May 31BWW Interviews: Kerry Warren Talks About Extension of Arena Stage Scalia Play
Posted: Apr. 27, 2015


BWW Recap: GOTHAM Heats Up with Two More Episodes to GoGOTHAM Heats Up with Two More Episodes to Go
Posted: Apr. 27, 2015


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BWW Recap: Viola Davis Teaches Us HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDERBWW Recap: Viola Davis Teaches Us HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
Posted: Sep. 26, 2014


BWW Recap: GOTHAM Gets a Fatal Fight ClubBWW Recap: GOTHAM Gets a Fatal Fight Club
Posted: Nov. 10, 2014


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: Teens on the Run as Assassins Go Gunning in GOTHAMBWW Recap: Teens on the Run as Assassins Go Gunning in GOTHAM
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


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 Recap: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Turns Up Heat on Murder, IntrigueBWW Recap: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Turns Up Heat on Murder, Intrigue
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014


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.
BWW Interviews: Talking with Actress Kerry Warren as Arena Stage Extends THE ORIGINALIST Through May 31BWW Interviews: Talking with Actress Kerry Warren as Arena Stage Extends THE ORIGINALIST Through May 31
April 27, 2015

Arena Stage audiences cannot get enough of Justice Antonin Scalia and John Strand's new play THE ORIGINALIST which has premiered in the Kogod Cradle. Performances continue through May 3 and a second extension is scheduled to run May 19 through May 31. Directed by Molly Smith, the play stars one of Washington DC's most recognizable actors, Edward Gero as Scalia. He is joined by Kerry Warren and Harlan Work as two clerks who work for the controversial justice. Broadway World spoke with Kerry Warren about the extension and the impact THE ORIGINALIST is having on audiences.
BWW Recap: GOTHAM Returns for an Attempted Escape and Two Investigations Leading to Stunning SurprisesBWW Recap: GOTHAM Returns for an Attempted Escape and Two Investigations Leading to Stunning Surprises
April 13, 2015

There are four episodes left in season one of GOTHAM and tonight it's back for Beasts of Prey. The episode takes us down several paths, including a cold case involving a serial killer is resurrected by Gordon and Bullock. Selina Cat Kyle joins with Bruce Wayne on their own investigation and tracks down Alfred's old service buddy (and Wayne Industries hired goon) Reggie. On the isolated island prison/body farm of Dr. Francis Dollmaker Dulmacher, Fish Mooney strategizes her escape. Several story threads are tying up while others are still being strung along, so let's see how the cookie crumbles tonight. Updating LIVE starting at 8 pm EDT.
BWW Reviews: Adventure Theatre MTC Transports Audiences to a Magical WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZBWW Reviews: Adventure Theatre MTC Transports Audiences to a Magical WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
April 8, 2015

Grab some children - or kids at heart - and make your way to Adventure Theatre MTC for their new version of Baum's popular tale, here called THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. In a whirlwind of a production, aimed at young audiences, this WIZARD weaves a spell that cannot be broken by the wickedest of witches.
BWW Reviews: Sally Struthers Shines in Riverside's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: Sally Struthers Shines in Riverside's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
March 23, 2015

The cast of Riverside Center's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL works hard to elevate the material. Popular TV star Sally Struthers returns to the dinner theatre after her leading role in HELLO, DOLLY! and a turn in THE FULL MONTY. This time, Struthers sexes up her comic turn as office snitch Roz in the workplace and women's lib musical comedy based on the hit movie. Dolly Parton watches over the show (sort of) and provides the pleasant score.
BWW Reviews: Angela Lansbury Triumphs in Heavenly BLITHE SPIRITBWW Reviews: Angela Lansbury Triumphs in Heavenly BLITHE SPIRIT
March 20, 2015

Angela Lansbury has swooped into Washington in Noel Coward's sparkling comedy BLITHE SPIRIT and you owe it to yourself to see it. The production is an embarrassment of riches, with a stellar cast and expert direction by Michael Blakemore.
BWW Interviews: Director Molly Smith Discusses World Premiere of Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST at Arena StageBWW Interviews: Director Molly Smith Discusses World Premiere of Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage
March 9, 2015

'Come with an open mind and prepare to be surprised,' director Molly Smith offered about the premiere of THE ORIGINALIST. The new play by John Strand places one of our time's most polarizing figures center stage: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia's conservative views and strict interpretation of the Constitution will make for stirring theatre, according to Smith, artistic director of Washington DC;s Arena Stage. We interview Smith about the play.
BWW Recap: Colm Feore Guest Stars as 'Dollmaker' Doctor on GOTHAM Episode 19, 'Everybody Has a Cobblepot'BWW Recap: Colm Feore Guest Stars as 'Dollmaker' Doctor on GOTHAM Episode 19, 'Everybody Has a Cobblepot'
March 2, 2015

Colm Feore - seasoned actor of stage and screen - guest stars tonight as Doctor Dulmacher, the physician who harvests body parts from the captors sharing dungeon space with Fish Mooney. Det. James Gordon goes into action pulling back the secrets of the Gotham police commissioner and meets guest star Nicholle Tom as a girl with a secret. Bruce Wayne offers clues that point to Wayne Enterprises' corrupt board of directors. And D.A. Harvey Dent makes his return to GOTHAM. Just four episodes from the end of season one of GOTHAM. We will see what gets wrapped up and what wounds will still be open tonight.
BWW Recap: The Red Hood Gang Strikes And Some Shocking Moments Blast Through GOTHAM, Episode 17BWW Recap: The Red Hood Gang Strikes And Some Shocking Moments Blast Through GOTHAM, Episode 17
February 23, 2015

Bruce Wayne may be in trouble while Alfred is in even greater danger on tonight's episode of GOTHAM. Episode 17 brings us only five installments left in season one. The city is menaced by a new criminal element, the Red Hood Gang, which may be connected to the birth of the Joker. As Harvey Bullock and Jim Gordon work to crack the Red Hood Gang, Fish Mooney works her way up in the seedy underworld again. Some fans are elated with the developments while some have felt the show has been slipping. We want to know what you think, so leave your comments below, or head to Twitter and follow @BWWTV World #Gotham.
BWW Profile: Oscar-Nominated Emma Stone of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Oscar-Nominated Emma Stone of Stage and Screen
February 19, 2015

Emma Stone's star is on the rise. The 27-year old actress has been a sought after leading lady for several years. Her Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film BIRDMAN is only solidifying her reputation as one of Hollywood's most exciting young actresses of today. She recently ended her run on Broadway as the iconic Sally Bowles in the revival of CABARET, fulfilling a childhood dream.
Shakespeare Theatre Company's THE METROMANIACS Extends to March 15: 7 Additional PerformancesShakespeare Theatre Company's THE METROMANIACS Extends to March 15: 7 Additional Performances
February 18, 2015

THE METROMANIACS, the sparkling new comedy by David Ives playing at the Lansburgh Theater, has added performances, extending the run through March 15, 2015.
BWW Profile: Eddie Redmayne Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and ScreenBWW Profile: Eddie Redmayne Oscar-Nominated Star of Stage and Screen
February 17, 2015

Eddie Redmayne is having a very good year. The 33-year old actor is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for playing physicist Stephen Hawking in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. In the film, Redmayne has been singled out for his sensitive portrayal of Hawking that goes from his younger days through the onslaught of the progressive motor neuron disease that binds him to a wheelchair.
BWW Recap: The Circus Brings Murder to GOTHAM; ALADDIN's Iglehart GuestsBWW Recap: The Circus Brings Murder to GOTHAM; ALADDIN's Iglehart Guests
February 16, 2015

The grip of a bitter, Arctic chill may be gripping much of the country tonight, but the heat is on in Gotham City when the circus comes to town. Tonight, episode 16, The Blind Fortune Teller, weaves several tales of family, passion and survival. We may have met the young, homicidal maniac who will grow up to be The Joker or Jerome may be just a teenager with a creepy laugh. Barbara Kean is trying to reenter Jim Gordon's life but now she has competition from Dr. Thompkins. Fish Mooney continues to show her tenacity even as an underground prisoner and Penguin shakily takes the reins of her club. And young Bruce Wayne has the brass cojones to face the Wayne Enterprises board of directors with allegations of corruption. And as a special bonus, Broadway's Tony Award-winning Genie from ALADDIN James Monroe Inglehart guest stars!
BWW Reviews: Rediscovered French Farce THE METROMANIACS Sparkles at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: Rediscovered French Farce THE METROMANIACS Sparkles at Shakespeare Theatre Company
February 13, 2015

THE METROMANIACS might not be Moliere but it is a delicious romp thanks to the expert direction by Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director Michael Kahn and playwright David Ives. Ives new comedy in English is taken from a rediscovered farce, LA METROMANIE by Alexis Piron. If the winter weather has got you down, I urge you to get tickets to THE METROMANIACS for disguises and ruses and verse-ical abuses. Kahn and Ives third collaboration as director and playwright/adapter - after THE LIAR and THE HEIR APPARENT - have struck gold again finding high art in the silliness of lesser known French comedies.
BWW Reviews: 1st Stage in Tysons Revives DOUBTBWW Reviews: 1st Stage in Tysons Revives DOUBT
February 9, 2015

John Patrick Shanley's thought-provoking drama DOUBT, A PARABLE certainly has earned its share of accolades since it premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2004. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Shanley's screenplay for the film adaptation was also nominated for an Academy Award. The single act play has been brought back in a meticulously detailed production by 1st Stage in Tysons. The playwright's work is reason enough to head to the intimate space 1st Stage calls its home near Tysons Galleria. Shanley's tense, four-person rumination on scandal, gender roles, Catholic church politics, and the power of doubt to bind us or tear us apart is worth a look any time it finds its way to a stage. I just wish the 1st Stage production had more of a spark to ignite the passionate debate and ambiguous mystery Shanley has written.
BWW Reviews: Twyford and Norris Rule as Rival Queens in Folger Theatre's Superb MARY STUARTBWW Reviews: Twyford and Norris Rule as Rival Queens in Folger Theatre's Superb MARY STUART
February 5, 2015

MARY STUART at Folger Theatre is a must see production. As directed by Richard Clifford and featuring the dual leading ladies Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford, this is a show that catches lightning as only live theatre can do. This is not a documentary, however, it is vibrant, exciting, intriguing theatre presented by artists at the top of their game.


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