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.
August 2, 2015
This is the kind of theatre piece one does not often see in the Fringe and it's one with some promise.BWW Reviews: Electric World Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shows Promise at Arena Stage
July 31, 2015
I am happy to report that there's a lot to like in this drama with comedic undertones. If it is to have a future whether in New York or elsewhere there's a more than solid foundation from which to build.BWW Reviews: Adventure Theatre MTC's OLIVER! Brings Bit of London to Bethesda
July 28, 2015
The production is not without its challenges, but one has to certainly admire Producing Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt's drive to push the theatre to the next level.BWW Reviews: National Children's Theatre Off to Strong Start with Dahl's THE BFG
July 20, 2015
It's quite easy to root for the success of the National Children's Theatre if this inaugural production is indicative of the kind of work it will bring to our community.BWW Reviews: JOURNEY OF A BOMBSHELL: THE INA RAY HUTTON STORY Entertains Fringe-Goers
July 19, 2015
I had more fun at this Fringe production than I have at any other in a very long time.
July 15, 2015
While it addresses a most timely issue and would likely do well on the educational circuit, the production is unfortunately lacking in, well (it must be said)theatricality.BWW Reviews: GIRL VERSUS CORINTH Experiences Identity Crisis at Capital Fringe
July 13, 2015
Let's chalk this one up to a work in progress.BWW Reviews: Colorful and Personalized I AM THE GENTRY Plays Capital Fringe
July 13, 2015
Bottom line? While there is nothing particularly new, original, or different about her story - and to be clear, that's what I usually look for in a solo show about one's own life - it is performed competently and likely to resonate with many audience members.BWW Reviews: AWAKE ALL NIGHT Shows Musical Promise at Capital Fringe
July 12, 2015
This one may not be quite ready for prime time, but the ambitious work has a few things going for it that would suggest there's promise in developing it further.BWW Reviews: TAMMY FAYE'S FINAL AUDITION Delights at the Capital Fringe
July 12, 2015
Do yourself a favor and check this one out.
July 1, 2015
Missteps aside, it's good to see Keegan back in action, and I look forward to what it offers next at their lovely intimate theatre space.BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Evokes Nostalgia at Wolf Trap
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.