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BWW Review: DISTRICT MERCHANTS a Thought-Provoking Retelling of Shakespeare at Folger TheatreBWW Review: DISTRICT MERCHANTS a Thought-Provoking Retelling of Shakespeare at Folger Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Jun 13, 2016

DISTRICT MERCHANTS, Aaron Posner's new adaptation of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, explores the 'other-ness' of being outside the white male stations of power. Setting the work in post-Civil War Washington, D.C., the premiere takes a uniquely American look at race, religion, class and gender. DISTRICT MERCHANTS at the Folger Theatre is an important and compelling work that deftly balances humor among weightier, thought-provoking moments. (more...)

Photo Flash: A First Look at the World Premiere of DISTRICT MERCHANTSPhoto Flash: A First Look at the World Premiere of DISTRICT MERCHANTS
by Nora Dominick - Jun 1, 2016

Check out BroadwayWorld's first look of District Merchants now playing at the Folger Theatre until July 3, 2016.  (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Folger Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTSFolger Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Concluding its highly successful 2015/16 season, Folger Theatre stages the world premiere of District Merchants, a variation of Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice. Commissioned by Folger Theatre as part of the 2016 celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare and in tandem with the Folger exhibition America's Shakespeare, playwright Aaron Posner sets this new exploration of class and difference in our own political place of power, Washington, D.C., just after the Civil War. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage - Compelling Historical Drama About President Lyndon Baines JohsonBWW Review: ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage - Compelling Historical Drama About President Lyndon Baines Johson
by Charles Shubow - Apr 11, 2016

Tony-winning drama by Robert Schenkkan about LBJ is brought to life. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL THE WAY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: ALL THE WAY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama ALL THE WAY, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. ALL THE WAY runs now through May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company to Present SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF & More During 2016-17 SeasonMosaic Theater Company to Present SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF & More During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its second season, an explosive lineup of youthful new voices, multicultural convergences, an acclaimed portrait of an African-American cultural icon, and a multi-prismatic lens trained on two global conflict zones-the Middle East and South Africa. The 2016-17 season builds on the triumphs of the inaugural year by introducing audiences to a host of bold new colors and brash tones while maintaining a continued commitment to the company's ambitious mission of thought-provoking drama and public discourse. (more...)

Monumental Musicals, Lapine Premiere with Debra Monk & More Slated for Signature Theatre's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Set FREAKY FRIDAY!Monumental Musicals, Lapine Premiere with Debra Monk & More Slated for Signature Theatre's 2016-17 Season; Plus Previously Set FREAKY FRIDAY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2016/17 season, including the previously announced production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's FREAKY FRIDAY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Inside First Rehearsal for ALL THE WAY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this 'sure-fire, action packed hit' (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a 'sensational night of theater' (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. Go inside the production's first rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at Round HouseBWW Review: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at Round House
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2016

Suzan-Lori Parks has made her name updating Civil War lore in striking modernist terms in Topdog/Underdog, the Pulitzer Prize winner from 2001, the same year she won a MacArthur 'genius' grant. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

BWW Review: STAGE KISS Romances Round HouseBWW Review: STAGE KISS Romances Round House
by Keith Tittermary - Dec 10, 2015

The lyrics to the jazz standard "All of Me" beautifully convey the sentiment of two people falling in love.  But when two actors share a stage kiss it is natural for the oxytocin created in our pituitary glands to manifest and make those feelings intensify, but is it love? Now, take two actors, who are former lovers, and each involved in other relationships share a kiss and those hormonal levels are magnified and can bring out the worst or the best in people. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GUARD at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE GUARD at Ford's Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Oct 2, 2015

Jessica Dickey's world-premiere comedic drama THE GUARD, currently playing at Ford's Theatre, paints masterful depictions of not only Rembrandt and Homer, but also those in modern times who cherish their works and wish to find beauty and memory themselves. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GUARD at Ford's TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE GUARD at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Ford's Theatre Society welcomes Tim Getman (Round House's Rapture, Blister, Burn; Fool for Love), Mitchell Hebert (Ford's The Laramie Project), Josh Sticklin (Keegan Theatre's Midsummer Night's Riot), Kathryn Tkel (Kennedy Center's Mockingbird) and Craig Wallace (Ford's The Laramie Project, Our Town, Necessary Sacrifices, others) will comprise the cast of THE GUARD, a world-premiere comedic drama by playwright Jessica Dickey. THE GUARD is directed by Sharon Ott and will play at Ford's Theatre, now through October 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Jessica Dickey's THE GUARD Begins Tonight at Ford's TheatreJessica Dickey's THE GUARD Begins Tonight at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Ford's Theatre Society today announced that Tim Getman (Round House's Rapture, Blister, Burn; Fool for Love), Mitchell Hebert (Ford's The Laramie Project), Josh Sticklin (Keegan Theatre's Midsummer Night's Riot), Kathryn Tkel (Kennedy Center's Mockingbird) and Craig Wallace (Ford's The Laramie Project, Our Town, Necessary Sacrifices, others) will comprise the cast of The Guard, a world-premiere comedic drama by playwright Jessica Dickey. (more...)

Cast Announced for Jessica Dickey's THE GUARD at Ford's Theatre This FallCast Announced for Jessica Dickey's THE GUARD at Ford's Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Ford's Theatre Society today announced that Tim Getman (Round House's Rapture, Blister, Burn; Fool for Love), Mitchell Hebert (Ford's The Laramie Project), Josh Sticklin (Keegan Theatre's Midsummer Night's Riot), Kathryn Tkel (Kennedy Center's Mockingbird) and Craig Wallace (Ford's The Laramie Project, Our Town, Necessary Sacrifices, others) will comprise the cast of The Guard, a world-premiere comedic drama by playwright Jessica Dickey. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at FolgerBWW Reviews: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN Comes to Life at Folger
by Itai Yasur - May 19, 2015

Far before the first lines are spoken director Aaron Posner, known for his unique reinventions of classics, and his creative team have created a new home for Stoppard's absurd spin on Shakespeare, and while doing so have breathed life into a classic nearing its 50th anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Folger Theatre concludes its highly successful 2014/15 season with Tom Stoppard's fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner (Stoppard's Arcadia, The Taming of the Shrew at Folger), this modern classic will play at Folger Theatre now through June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Folger Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Close with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADFolger Theatre's 2014-15 Season to Close with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Folger Theatre concludes its highly successful 2014/15 season with Tom Stoppard's fabulously inventive, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Directed by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner (Stoppard's Arcadia, The Taming of the Shrew at Folger), this modern classic will play at Folger Theatre May 12 to June 21, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077. (more...)

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