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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
BENJAMIN T ROME SCH OF MUSIC-CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMER
2/21-3/2/2013
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Order your copy of "Showing Off with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" - an informative DVD with advice and production tips from the show's authors and creative staff.  Email licensing@mtishows.com to request your FREE copy!
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OKLAHOMA!
St. Albans School
2/22-3/2/2013
The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA! In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theater and its production. PLEASE NOTE: All schools wishing to peruse or perform a G2K musical should apply through the_Hal Leonard Corporation by contacting_gettingtoknow@halleonard.com. Community theatres and youth organizations should apply by clicking on the license button below. For questions related to G2K musicals, contact an R&H representative at (800) 400-8160. Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the play GREEN GROW THE LILACS by Lynn Riggs; Original Dances by Agnes De Mille
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OKLAHOMA!
St. Albans School
2/22-3/2/2013
The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA! In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theater and its production. PLEASE NOTE: All schools wishing to peruse or perform a G2K musical should apply through theaeHal Leonard Corporation by contactingaegettingtoknow@halleonard.com. Community theatres and youth organizations should apply by clicking on the license button below. For questions related to G2K musicals, contact an R&H representative at (800) 400-8160. Music by Rodgers, Richard; Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the play GREEN GROW THE LILACS by Lynn Riggs; Original Dances by Agnes De Mille
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013 SHAKESPEARE'S R&J
Signature Theater
2/5-3/3/2013
The Acclaimed Play Four young men. One scarf. Shakespeare's transcendent saga of forbidden love reimagined in a brave and bold in-the-round setting. A repressive all-male Catholic boarding school bans Romeo and Juliet in favor of Latin conjugations and the Ten Commandments. Four students unearth a secret copy and steal into the night to recite the prohibited tale of adolescent passion. While it begins as a lark, the story gradually draws the boys into a discovery of universal truth that parallels their own coming-of-age. A riveting drama within a drama, Shakespeare's R&J transcends the boundaries between play and player.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013 PIPPIN
EDMUND BURKE SCHOOL
2/23-3/3/2013
Once upon a time, a young prince longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He sought it in the glories of the battlefield, The Temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, he found it in the simple pleasures of home and family. PIPPIN is a hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere (the show has become a staple on high school and college campuses). The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time Oscar®-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, CHILDREN OF EDEN, and the animated films Pocahontas, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame and The Prince Of Egypt) bursts with one showstopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers. Featuring a strong ensemble cast and a show-stealing song-and-dance narrator, PIPPIN is equally effective as an intimate, black-box production (as envisioned by the authors) or as original director/choreographer Bob Fosse?s splashy, dance-driven spectacle, which included some of the most brilliant staging in Broadway history.
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HENRY V
Folger Theatre
1/22-3/3/2013
Folger Theatre: - William Shakespeare; dir: Robert Richmond.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013 THE CONVERT
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
2/11-3/10/2013
OBIE Award-winner Danai Gurira returns to Woolly with her rich, unflinching, and compassionate new play. Set amid the colonial scramble for Southern Africa in 1895, the play follows Jekesai, a young girl who escapes a forced marriage in her native village and lands in a Westernized household where Africans are pitted against each other over the arrival of Christianity.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013 GOOD PEOPLE
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
2/1-3/10/2013
Good People By David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Jackie Maxwell In the Kreeger Theater February 1 - March 10, 2013 Enter South Boston's Lower End, where minimum wage is the maximum wage and hard work and sacrifice don't ensure success. Facing eviction, single mother and mouthy "Southie" native Margaret Walsh reunites with an old flame who "made good," hoping that his fortune can somehow improve her own. But not every man wants to relive his past, and with each surprising twist of their meeting they discover the dire costs the truth can hold. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and named the Best Play by the New York Drama Critics' Circle during its Broadway run, Good People is a "poignant, brave and almost subversive" (New York Post) drama about life in a broke and broken American town.
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GOOD PEOPLE
Arena Stage
2/1-3/10/2013
The Kreeger Theater: - David Lindsay-Abaire; dir: Jackie Maxwell.
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LA CASA DE LOS ESP
GALA Hispanic Theatre
2/7-3/10/2013
GALA Theatre: - Caridad Svich; dir: Jos
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THE MOTHERFUCKER WITH THE HAT
The Studio Theatre
1/30-3/10/2013
The Metheny Theatre: - Stephen Adly Guirgis; dir: Serge Seiden.
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THE CONVERT
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co
2/11-3/10/2013
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: - Danai Gurira; dir: Michael John Garces.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013Kurt Weill in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH Kurt Weill
THE IN SERIES INC.
2/23-3/10/2013
BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH Kurt Weill is a remarkable musical voyage through the career of one the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. Kurt Weill's greatest theatre works are presented in a fluid blend of song and story spanning twenty eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany, where Weill became an outstanding theatre composer by the time he was thirty, to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S. where he became a renowned citizen of his adopted country and a master of the Broadway musical. Along the way, he created some of the most popular and daring musical theatre pieces of his day, collaborating with a dazzling array of literary giants, including Bertolt Brecht, Langston Hughes, Maxwell Andersen, Alan Jay Lerner and  Ira Gershwin, and blurring the boundary between "serious" and "popular" music.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013 HUGHIE
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Lansburgh Theatre
1/31-3/17/2013
Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Schiff (The West Wing) will make his Shakespeare Theatre Company mainstage debut when he stars in Eugene O'Neill's Hughie during STC's 2012-2013 Season. This new offering will replace the previously announced production of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman. One of Eugene O'Neill's later works, Hughie is a commanding study of Erie Smith, a man whose illusions of a grand lifestyle are wavering after the death of the stranger who quietly validated his larger-than-life confidence. Erie is searching for a new person to affirm his transparent fantasies or else be forced to face his own crushing self-pity. Hughie stands to transfix its audience with the raw force wrought by one of O'Neill's most stirring characters.
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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 2/24/2013 METAMORPHOSES
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
2/8-3/17/2013
"THE SOUL WANDERS IN THE DARK, UNTIL IT FINDS LOVE. AND SO, WHEREVER OUR LOVE GOES, THERE WE FIND OUR SOUL." Back in D.C. for the first time since her smash hit productions of The Arabian Nights and Candide, and ten years after this exquisite production stormed Broadway and earned her the Tony Award for Best Director, MacArthur "Genius" Mary Zimmerman returns with Metamorphoses. Zimmerman's magical interpretation of Ovid's Metamorphoses proves myths about romance, family, loss and redemption never go out of style. Through lyrical storytelling and stunning imagery, Zimmerman constructs a wondrous world where gods and mortals interact in a giant pool on our famous in-the-round stage. These timeless stories - "powerful, moving, and funny" (Talkin' Broadway) - ripple through the depths of imagination, reminding us of the transformative power of theater.
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METAMORPHOSES
Arena Stage
2/8-3/17/2013
The Fichandler Stage: - Mary Zimmerman ; dir: Mary Zimmerman.
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RACE
Theater J
2/6-3/17/2013
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater: - David Mamet; dir: John Vreeke.
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