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Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Victoria Mayo Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Victoria Mayo Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Arena Stage Extends FIDDLER ON THE ROOFArena Stage Extends FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Due to popular demand, Arena Stage's current production of Fiddler on the Roof has been extended through January 11, 2015 with one added week of performances. This iconic musical, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, is helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and musical direction by Paul Sportelli. Fiddler on the Roof features Tony Award nominee Jonathan Hadary as Tevye and Ann Arvia as Golde. The production was originally scheduled to close on January 4 but will now continue through January 11. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Robbie Limon Leads!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Robbie Limon Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE At Arena Stage - Just Relax and Enjoy!BWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE At Arena Stage - Just Relax and Enjoy!
by Charles Shubow - Dec 2, 2014

Director Robert O'Hara's first professional musical production is a huge success. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Victoria Mayo, Emily Townley Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Victoria Mayo, Emily Townley Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Clarke Peters and More Attend Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE OpeningPhoto Flash: Clarke Peters and More Attend Arena Stage's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Opening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. A co-production with Cleveland Play House, the show opened last night, November 20, in the Kreeger Theater and continues through December 28, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities, featuring book writer Clarke Peters! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning TonightTonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More Star Yale Rep's WAR, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, running tonight, November 21, through December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking with Tevye, Jonathan Hadary of Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBWW Interviews: Talking with Tevye, Jonathan Hadary of Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jeffrey Walker - Nov 20, 2014

As the landmark American musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF celebrates its 50th anniversary, Arena Stage is bringing the show to audiences new and old in production on the intimate and iconic Fichlander Stage. Arena's artistic director Molly Smith directs the production which features the original Jerome Robbins choreography adapted and restaged by Parker Esse. Jeffrey Walker of BroadwayWorld-DC caught up with actors Ann Arvia and Jonathan Hadary who play Golde and Tevye in the new production which is wowing audiences and dazzling critics each night. Hadary and Arvia make their Arena Stage debut performances in Bock, Harnick, Stein's musical masterpiece. This is part two: Jeffrey Walker's interview with Jonathan Hadary. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Golde Speaks! Ann Arvia Talks Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBWW Interviews: Golde Speaks! Ann Arvia Talks Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jeffrey Walker - Nov 19, 2014

Jeffrey Walker of BroadwayWorld-DC caught up with two of Anatevka's most prominent citizens, Golde and Tevye. Actually, we spoke to actors Ann Arvia and Jonathan Hadary who are bringing these characters to life in the new and exciting production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF wowing audiences on the iconic Fichlander Stage. Artistic director Molly Smith directs the production which features the original Jerome Robbins choreography adapted and restaged by Parker Esse. FIDDLER celebrates its 50 anniversary this year and Washington audiences can see this classic show newly minted. Hadary and Arvia make their Arena Stage debut performances in the Bock, Harnick, Stein musical masterpiece. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Starring Ann Arvia, Jonathan Hadary and More!Photo Flash: First Look at the Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Starring Ann Arvia, Jonathan Hadary and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, the production features choreography by Arena favoriteParker Esse, who adapts the original Jerome Robbins choreography for an in-the-round staging, and a 10-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Paul Sportelli (Arena's My Fair Lady, Light in the Piazza). The production celebrated its opening on November 12 with Sheldon Harnick and more, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Arena Stage - The Tradition Lives OnBWW Reviews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Arena Stage - The Tradition Lives On
by Charles Shubow - Nov 18, 2014

Arena Stage honors librettist Sheldon Harnick celebrating FIDDLER'S 50TH Anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheldon Harnick, Jonathan Hadary and More Celebrate FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Sheldon Harnick, Jonathan Hadary and More Celebrate FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, the production features choreography by Arena favorite Parker Esse, who adapts the original Jerome Robbins choreography for an in-the-round staging, and a 10-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Paul Sportelli (Arena's My Fair Lady, Light in the Piazza). The production celebrated its opening on November 12 with Sheldon Harnick and more, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Arena Stage Sets 2014-15 Kogod Cradle Series LineupArena Stage Sets 2014-15 Kogod Cradle Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces three projects that have been selected for the 2014/15 Kogod Cradle Series as part of the American Voices New Play Institute. Focused on the development of new and emerging work by artists from throughout Greater Washington and around the country, this series of readings and workshops invites artists and audiences to actively explore the development process. (more...)

Jonathan Hadary Stars in Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Beginning TonightJonathan Hadary Stars in Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, the production features choreography by Arena favorite Parker Esse, who adapts the original Jerome Robbins choreography for an in-the-round staging, and a 10-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Paul Sportelli (Arena's My Fair Lady, Light in the Piazza). The theatrical masterpiece, which garnered nine Tony Awards for its 1964 debut, weaves together a portrait of family, community and life's unexpected miracles, large and small, and showcases a jubilant and beloved score, including 'If I Were a Rich Man,' 'Sunrise, Sunset,' 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker' and 'Tradition.' Featuring a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and based on Sholem Aleichem stories, Fiddler on the Roof runs tonight, October 31, 2014-January 4, 2015 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Arena Stage to Host Fourth Annual Military Thanksgiving, 11/28Arena Stage to Host Fourth Annual Military Thanksgiving, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Every year, hundreds of D.C.-area military families must spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from loved ones. In gratitude for their service, Arena Stage is inviting wounded warriors, service men and women and their families to a complimentary dinner and performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW) on Friday, November 28. Arena Stage is working primarily through the USO-Metro to distribute the tickets irrespective of rank. Additional tickets are distributed through the Washington DC-Virginia Medical Center Caregiver Support Program and the Southeast Veterans Service Center. It is anticipated that about 200 service men and women and their families will experience this special evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of OUR WAR at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of OUR WAR at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. The series launched on October 21 and continues through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at opening night below! (more...)

Annie MacRae Named New Associate Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater CompanyAnnie MacRae Named New Associate Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that Annie MacRae has been appointed the company's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!Tonya Pinkins, Trezana Beverley & More to Star in Yale Rep's WAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, November 21–December 13 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). The company opening is scheduled for Friday, November 28. The official press opening will follow on Saturday, November 29. (more...)

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