BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Washington, DC in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres - January 2012 Offerings and 'Best of 2011'


It's that time of the year to take a look back at which shows and performances I enjoyed in 2011 on DC area stages, and since I saw over 200 of them this year in professional, community, university, c... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Woolly to Host Launch of Black Women Playwrights' Group Cyber Narrative


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is set to host the launch of the Cyber Narrative Project-an innovative collaboration between Black Women Playwrights' Group (BWPG) and the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Arena Stage Casts Washington Youth in THE MUSIC MAN


During an all-day casting call at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in December, 120 young hopefuls from the D.C.-metro area turned up to audition for Meredith Willson's The Music Ma... (read more...)

February

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STC's Michael Kahn to Direct Strange Interlude by Eugene O'Neill 3/27-4/29


Continuing its 25th Anniversary Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is set to present Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Strange Interlude. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres - February 2012 Offerings


We've been very lucky with the mildest winter I can remember since I moved to the DC area in 1985. And in February the list of theatre productions gracing our local stages are diverse and offer an end... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Arena Stage Announces MY FAIR LADY & More for 2012/13 Season


Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced eight productions on subscription for the company's third year in its new home, the Mead Center for American Theater.... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Force/Collision Announces NAUTICAL YARDS and SHAPE for 2012


The new Washinton D.C.-based arts collective force/collision has announced two upcoming shows, THE NAUTICAL YARDS from April 26-29 and SHAPE Septemeber 20 to October 6 in D.C. and then in New York at ... (read more...)
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J'nai Bridges Named Kennedy Center's 2012 Marian Anderson Award Recipient


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today named mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges the recipient of the 2012 Marian Anderson Award, a biennial award of $15,000 given to an American singer in m... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: JOSEPHINE TONIGHT: Following The Rise Of Josephine Baker


The theater is filled with shows that take place in the entertainment business. Whether it is a about a young girl making good on Broadway or two crooked producers trying not to make good, the world o... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

George Faison Directs STEPPIN' OUT OF THE NEGRO CARAVAN at Howard University, 4/20


Legendary choreographer, dancer, and director George Faison revives the writings of influential African Americans in the staged production Steppin' Out of the Negro Caravan. This anthology of key lite... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Human Nature Comes to Washington DC 4/27


Human Nature, Australia's #1 pop vocal group with millions of albums sold worldwide, is in the midst of their first-ever U.S. tour, a new album, The Motown Record, PBS TV Special, DVD and an appearanc... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at Arena Stage - A Journey Like None Other


Who would think to deem Eugene O'Neill as one of the original forefathers of reality television? But perhaps we should - to add it to his long list of artistic achievements as one of the great playwri... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

President Obama Nominates National Council on the Arts' De Leon & Kang for Key Administration Posts


Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Maria Lopez De Leon, member, National Council on the Arts, and Emil J. Kang, membe... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Anything But Shipoopi: Arena Stage's THE MUSIC MAN


Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep, cheep, cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more. Repeat. Multiple times. At increasing speeds. In unison. While dancing, singing, making... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Casting Announced for World Premiere of THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE at Imagination Stage, 6/20-8/12


Imagination Stage, in a collaboration with The Washington Ballet, has announced casting for its world premiere summer production, THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE. In this fusion of theater, dance, ... (read more...)

June

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Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Breen, Luke MacFarlane, et al. in Arena Stage's THE NORMAL HEART


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the 2011 Tony Award-winning production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. George C. Wolfe, who directed the show's sold-out Broadway engag... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Imagination Stage's THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE


Imagination Stage, in a groundbreaking collaboration with The Washington Ballet, presents its world premiere summer production, The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe. In this fusion of theater, dance, a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Chad Bauman Returns to Arena Stage as Associate Executive Director


Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce thatnationally renowned arts marketer Chad Bauman will return to Arena S... (read more...)

July

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BWW Reviews: McLean Community Players' High-Energy LEGALLY BLONDE Opens Tonight, 7/16


Bend and snap your way to Northern Virginia for LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL now playing at the Alden Theatre through July 29. Presented by the McLean Community Players, the high-energy of the cast an... (read more...)
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MINDSET Announces Capital Fringe Festival Cast


MINDSET, a surrealist rock opera, today announced four professional teen actors have been cast in the Capital Fringe Festival show.... (read more...)
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Shakespeare Theatre Announces Casting for THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM


The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, announces casting for the first two mainstage productions of its 2012-2013 Season. The Government Inspector, running... (read more...)

August

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BWW Reviews: Cellulite Thighs, Raging Hormones and Moody Blues in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL


According to Archie Bunker, lovable star curmudgeon of the 1970s hit TV sitcom All in the Family, the 'change of life' should happen in 30 seconds or less. His wife Edith's endearing irritability near... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Macabre Meat Pies - The Little Theatre of Alexandria's SWEENEY TODD


This is not your ordinary musical. Not. At. All. There are no elaborate tap dance numbers, no catchy sugar-pop show tunes, no grand finale romantic embraces. Good does not prevail over evil in this pr... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

ONE NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin Opens 9/28 at Arena Stage


Fresh off its acclaimed run at the Cleveland Play House, where The Plain Dealer called it "a feel-good, fist pumping, must-see concert," One Night with Janis Joplin will take D.C. audiences on a music... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Playwright Erik Ehn, Author Daphne A. Brooks and Journalist Randy Gener To Speak On Panel In Washington, D.C., 9/22


On September 22, following force/collision's 8:00pm performance of the world premiere of Shape by Erik Ehn, there will be a talkback featuring the playwright (Maria Kizito, The Saint Plays), Daphne Br... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Happenings at the Harman Lineup


The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces an enriched 2012-2013 schedule for Happenings at the Harman, a free programming series featuring cross-genre performances by local artists. Interested parties... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Synetic Theater's Wordless JEKYLL AND HYDE Offers Unique Take on Classic Tale


Arlington's innovative Synetic Theater adds yet another strong production to its collection of wordless world premieres.... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

The Kennedy Center Welcomes War Horse Tonight, 10/23


The Kennedy Center presents The National Theatre of Great Britain and Bob Boyett production of War Horse from tonight, October 23 to November 11, 2012 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Faction of Fools Theatre Company To Present A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/29 - 12/23


Old Scrooge gets a new face as Faction of Fools Theatre Company presents A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL, a fun-filled Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.... (read more...)
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Arena Stage Cancels Friday's MY FAIR LADY; Adds ONE NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin 11/4


Due to Hurricane Sandy, the production team of MY FAIR LADY has lost valuable technical rehearsal time and experienced significant delays. Therefore, Arena Stage will be canceling the first preview pe... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

The Kennedy Center Welcomes JEKYLL & HYDE, Nov 20-25


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Jekyll & Hyde November 20-25, 2012 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. After four years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Kennedy Center to Re-Open Renovated Theater Lab, 11/12


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will officially open its renovated Theater Lab on November 12, 2012 at 6 p.m. with a performance of music and poetry. The evening will feature Gramm... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Garrison Keillor, NSO, ROCK OF AGES and More Set for Wolf Trap, Summer 2013; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow


Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced the initial set of performances scheduled for its highly anticipated 2013 summer season, the first under the supervision of Arvind Manocha, W... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

LES MISERABLES Returns to The National, 12/13-12/30


Last year, over 84,000 people experienced a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, LES MISERABLES. Now, due to overwhelming demand, LES MISERABLES returns ho... (read more...)
BWW's Top Washington, DC Theatre Stories of 2012

Pianist Evan Shinners Performs at White House Christmas Tree Lighting This Thursday


The wildly talented and irreverent classical pianist Evan Shinners will perform at tomorrow night's White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, on Thursday, December 6.... (read more...)

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