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Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry is the Senior Contributing Writer for BroadwayWorld.Com's DC page.  She has been a DC resident since 2001 having moved from Upstate New York to attend graduate school at American University's School of International Service. When not attending countless theatre, concert, and cabaret performances in the area and in New York, she works for the US Government as an analyst. Jennifer previously covered the DC performing arts scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, DC Metro Theater Arts, and DC Theatre Scene.

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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Reviews:  Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at StrathmoreBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at Strathmore
Posted: Mar. 28, 2015


BWW Features:  Act Two @ Levine Cast Members Nominate Kevin Kuchar for Excellence in Theatre Education Award, Presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony AwardsBWW Features: Kevin Kuchar Nominated for Excellence in Theatre Education Award
Posted: Apr. 3, 2015


BWW Reviews: Signature Celebrates 25 Years with SIMPLY SONDHEIMBWW Reviews: Signature Celebrates 25 Years with SIMPLY SONDHEIM
Posted: Apr. 6, 2015


BWW Reviews: LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE Explodes at Woolly MammothBWW Reviews: LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE Explodes at Woolly Mammoth
Posted: Apr. 4, 2015


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Reviews: Cast Members from ABC's NASHVILLE Play DC's Lincoln Theatre, Display Stellar MusicianshipBWW Reviews: Cast Members from ABC's NASHVILLE Play DC's Lincoln Theatre, Display Stellar Musicianship
Posted: May. 5, 2014


BWW Reviews: Sara Bareilles Plays to Capacity Crowd at Wolf Trap, Displays Enviable MusicianshipBWW Reviews: Sara Bareilles Plays to Capacity Crowd at Wolf Trap
Posted: Jul. 15, 2014


BWW Reviews: Signature Celebrates 25 Years with SIMPLY SONDHEIMBWW Reviews: Signature Celebrates 25 Years with SIMPLY SONDHEIM
April 6, 2015

With so many Sondheim revues, this begs the question of whether there is room or a need for yet another one. With SIMPLY SONDHEIM, Signature Theatre makes a strong case for an affirmative answer to that question.
BWW Reviews: LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE Explodes at Woolly MammothBWW Reviews: LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE Explodes at Woolly Mammoth
April 4, 2015

At Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, strong direction by Company Member Michael John Garces and tour-de-force acting performances from all three cast members bring out the best of Beckim's tightly written script.
BWW Features:  Act Two @ Levine Cast Members Nominate Kevin Kuchar for Excellence in Theatre Education Award, Presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony AwardsBWW Features: Act Two @ Levine Cast Members Nominate Kevin Kuchar for Excellence in Theatre Education Award, Presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards
April 3, 2015

A local theatre educator, Kevin Kuchar of the Act Two @ Levine Program, has been nominated for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards. We talk to some of his current and former students about why they nominated their teacher.
BWW Reviews:  Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at StrathmoreBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at Strathmore
March 28, 2015

I could probably write a one sentence review of Audra McDonald's concert at Bethesda's magnificent Music Center at Strathmore that would sum up my reaction quite well. It would read something like this: Audra is perfection and can do anything.
BWW Reviews: Quirky and Creative SOON Premieres at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: Quirky and Creative SOON Premieres at Signature Theatre
March 24, 2015

On the heels of Kander and Pierce's KID VICTORY comes Blaemire's SOON. Much like KID VICTORY, this premiere production is bit quirky, wholly original, daring, and seeks to advance our understanding of what we know musical theatre to be.
BWW Reviews:  Arena's World Premiere of THE ORIGINALIST Packs a PunchBWW Reviews: Arena's World Premiere of THE ORIGINALIST Packs a Punch
March 21, 2015

It's likely of little surprise to anyone that follows the workings of the highest court in our nation that any legal battle situation involving conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and an opponent is ripe for theatricalization. Arena Stage's resident playwright John Strand has done just that with his world premiere play, THE ORIGINALIST. However, the play he wrote is not the one we all might expect.
BWW Reviews:  Companhia Hiato Brings Creative O JARDIM to Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Companhia Hiato Brings Creative O JARDIM to Kennedy Center
March 19, 2015

Leonardo Moreira's Portuguese language O JARDIM (translated as 'The Garden') is perhaps one of the more creative entries in the ongoing Iberian Suite festival at Kennedy Center.
BWW Reviews: Eugenia León Pays Tribute to the Greats at Kennedy Center with VOCES DE MUJERES, VOCES DEL PUEBLOBWW Reviews: Eugenia León Pays Tribute to the Greats at Kennedy Center with VOCES DE MUJERES, VOCES DEL PUEBLO
March 16, 2015

Famed Mexican singer Eugenia Leon made her Kennedy Center debut this weekend and put succinctly, at least musically, it proved to be a debut to remember.
BWW Interviews:  Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanAriasBWW Interviews: Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanArias
March 16, 2015

Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi answered a few questions from BroadwayWorld DC about what audiences might expect from the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA, their writing partnership, history with UrbanArias, and of course the whole contested debate about musical theatre vs. opera.
BWW Reviews:  Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras Makes Kennedy Center Debut with VOCES, SUITE FLAMENCABWW Reviews: Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras Makes Kennedy Center Debut with VOCES, SUITE FLAMENCA
March 11, 2015

One of the greatest things about the Kennedy Center is its long history of exposing Washington, DC audiences to a healthy selection of international theatre, music, and dance artists. A major facet of this programming is an annual international arts festival, which, this year, is focused on the Iberian Peninsula and, by extension, other countries that have been heavily influenced by Spain and/or Portugal. Particularly exciting is the Washington, DC premiere of Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras' VOCES, SUITE FLAMENCA.
BWW Interviews:   Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company Member Pamela Lawrence on This Year's Sarah Play CHATROOM, and What Makes the Program UniqueBWW Interviews: Round House Theatre Teen Performance Company Member Pamela Lawrence on This Year's Sarah Play CHATROOM, and What Makes the Program Unique
March 10, 2015

BWW Reviews:  KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature TheatreBWW Reviews: KID VICTORY Haunts at Signature Theatre
March 1, 2015

Let's just get right to it. There's a lot to like about much anticipated world premiere of John Kander and Greg Pierce's 'Kid Victory' at Signature Theatre.
BWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret DebutBWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret Debut
February 16, 2015

She can do it it all.
BWW Reviews:  CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL Offers Bit of Razzle Dazzle at the National TheatreBWW Reviews: CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL Offers Bit of Razzle Dazzle at the National Theatre
February 12, 2015

'Chicago' returns yet again to DC's historic National Theatre. Even if you've seen the tour the other times it has come through our fair city, the current engagement is worth the return visit.
BWW Reviews: Intriguing Yet Muddled ZERO HOUR: TOKYO ROSE'S LAST TAPE Plays Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Intriguing Yet Muddled ZERO HOUR: TOKYO ROSE'S LAST TAPE Plays Kennedy Center
February 9, 2015

Celebrated Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi's play, Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape is making the rounds to various American cities (before playing Washington DC's Kennedy Center this past weekend, it played New York). Fundamentally, the North American tour is a great idea because it takes a more or less comparatively lesser known segment of World War II history involving Japanese Americans and presents it to American audiences in an intriguing way. Underpinning the history-based narrative is also the idea of young, impressionable females being pawns for their older male counterparts - an idea which transcends historical, geographical, and sociocultural contexts.
BWW Reviews:  RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Round House Theatre Proves to Be WinnerBWW Reviews: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Round House Theatre Proves to Be Winner
February 4, 2015

At Round House Theatre, all that is exceedingly good about Gionfriddo's play 'on paper' is leveraged in the best way possible for this production, and made even 'better' by exceptional acting, direction, and production values. I'd even go as far to say that it's one of the best executed productions I've seen in the area in recent years.
BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Delights with Classic Gershwin TunesBWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Delights with Classic Gershwin Tunes
February 2, 2015

Pure entertainment!
BWW Reviews:  Studio Theatre's CHOIR BOY is Emotionally Gripping with Heavenly Music to BootBWW Reviews: Studio Theatre's CHOIR BOY is Emotionally Gripping with Heavenly Music to Boot
January 13, 2015

The rich language and music, coupled with emotionally-charged acting, and a compelling story make CHOIR BOY one to see.
BWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National TheatreBWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National Theatre
December 19, 2014

It's pure musical theatre and its finest. Nothing is better than that.
BWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS DelightsBWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS Delights
December 15, 2014

Simply stunning!Megan Hilty, star of stage and screen, offered a good dose of holiday cheer and some fine vocals to an appreciative Kennedy Center audience this weekend. Combining musical theatre and pop selections she usually does in cabaret format with a few holiday tunes, the varied set offered a little something for everyone and allowed her to showcase her enviable versatility. While it's nearly impossible to pick highlights - because everything was just that good - a few favorite moments emerged.


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