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.
June 27, 2015
Bottom line? If you have an opportunity to check out one of the four remaining performances at Wolf Trap this weekend, it is worthwhile to do so.BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Enthralls Yet Again at Kennedy Center
June 22, 2015
It's an old-fashioned musical comedy - but not.BWW Reviews: Source Festival Premiere of THE WORD AND THE WASTELAND Is Nothing If Not Ambitious
June 12, 2015
Every June, curious Washington, DC area theatregoers can experience the work of emerging local and national playwrights at the Source Festival, organized by CulturalDC. Divided into three themes - this year it's Mistakes and Media, Love and Botany, and Science and Soulmates - the festival comprises 3 full-length plays, 18 ten-minute plays, and 3 artistic blind dates that each relate to one of the themes. Local playwright Timothy Guillot's The Word and the Wasteland, presented as the centerpiece of 'Mistakes and Media,' is but one of the full-length plays offered this year. It is a solid example of the kind of challenging work the festival offers and is definitely worthy of an audience and, potentially, a future life with some refinement.BWW Reviews: Round House Delivers Strong American Premiere of NSFW
June 3, 2015
Featuring direction by Meredith McDonough, the Round House production brings out the best of Lucy Kirkwood's provocative play.Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!
May 28, 2015
One of the fabulous things about living in the Washington, DC Metro Area is that opportunities to see theatre - and good theatre at that - exist throughout the year. The summer is no exception.BWW Reviews: IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER Provides Emotionally Stirring Theatrical Experience
May 23, 2015
Historian Andrew Carroll's endeavor to turn his best-selling collections of wartime letters into a theatrical piece proves to be a most satisfying theatrical experience for audiences.BWW Reviews: Tour-de-Force Performances Abound in Synetic's A TALE OF TWO CITIES
May 18, 2015
Overall, there's much to like about this production. The acting alone is worth the ticket price.BWW Interviews: John Benitz Talks IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER, Presented at Kennedy Center in Honor of Memorial Day
May 15, 2015
Director John Benitz, who has been with the show since making its world premiere at Chapman University where he teaches, graciously answered a few questions over email about the project, and how it came to the Kennedy Center, what draws him to the material, and what experience the show will offer to Kennedy Center audiences.BWW Reviews: Cast of ABC's NASHVILLE Returns to DC, Ignites DAR Constitution Hall
May 4, 2015
Whether one was looking for original tunes by the artists and those closest to them, covers of popular country or R&B music, or songs they performed on the television series, the DC stop of the nine-city concert tour offered a little bit of everything.
May 1, 2015
Factory 449's Washington, DC premiere of Radha Bharadwaj's CLOSET LAND is, in many ways, the kind of theatre that truly excites me.BWW 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.