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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Opens Up About His Winning Whizzer Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Opens Up About His Winning Whizzer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, Andrew Rannells returned to Broadway in Falsettos, giving perhaps his most poignant performance to date as Whizzer. Below, watch as the Tony nominee joins BroadwayWorld and Sag-Aftra Foundation for a Career Conversation about how he found the character, why he adores his Falsettos family, and so much more!... (more...)

Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson
Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepe... (more...)
Theatre Life with Emily Townley Theatre Life with Emily Townley
by Elliot Lanes - May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Emily Townley is currently living her theatre life over at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company where she is preparing to begin performances of Taylor Mac's play Hir. The production plays from May 22nd through June 18th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Sun King Davis Theatre Life with Sun King Davis
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Sun King Davis is currently living his theatre life onstage in Rorschach Theatre's world premiere play Forgotten Kingdoms by Randy Baker. The production continues through May 21st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson
by Elliot Lanes - May 05, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson, are currently living their theatre lives in tech for Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre. Thomas is playing the high priest Caiaphas and Sheri, in a brilliant turn of non-traditional casting, will be playing King Herod. The productio... (more...)
Theatre Life with Steve Quintilian Theatre Life with Steve Quintilian
by Elliot Lanes - April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

Over the past week this column featured two remarkable ladies named Tina Ghandchilar and Julie Dixon. They are currently living their theatre lives as part of a production of Chess at The Theatre Lab School of the Performing Arts. The show opens this evening and runs through May 6th. Now it's time t... (more...)
Theatre Life with Julie Dixon Theatre Life with Julie Dixon
by Elliot Lanes - April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject, Julie Dixon, is currently living her theatre life onstage at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where she will be opening in the pop rock musical Chess. The production plays this weekend through May 6th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp
by Elliot Lanes - April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, are most commonly associated with one particular Broadway show – Rent. This Friday night, April 28th, you can see them join forces once again at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, and it promises to be a really good time. It may also... (more...)
Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar
by Elliot Lanes - April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Tina Ghandchilar is currently living her theatre life in the most stoked way possible. She is currently preparing to star as Florence in Chess at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts, which, in my opinion, is the best arts in education institution in DC. The production runs f... (more...)
Theatre Life with Lorene Chesley Theatre Life with Lorene Chesley
by Elliot Lanes - April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Lorene Chesley is currently living her theatre life as Valerie Johnston in Arena Stage's production of Smart People in the. The show marks Lorene's Arena Stage debut. It runs through May 21st in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater space.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn Theatre Life with Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn
by Elliot Lanes - April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn, are currently living their theatre lives over on H Street at Mosaic Theater Company. They are the directors for the company's current South Africa: Then & Now repertory, which is comprised of the Athol Fugard's classic Blood Knot and the newer A Human ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra
by Elliot Lanes - April 14, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra, are currently living their theatre lives as the orchestrator and musical director, respectively, for the Ford's Theatre production of Ragtime. The show continues through May 20th.... (more...)
Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra Concert Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra Concert
by Jennifer Perry - April 05, 2017 in Washington, DC

On Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM, Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra will celebrate popular music of the 1980's with a concert entitled 'You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party' at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. To get DC audiences ready for the p... (more...)
Theatre Life with George Caldwell Theatre Life with George Caldwell
by Elliot Lanes - April 05, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject George Caldwell is currently living his theatre life as one of the composers and the onstage pianist for the creative dance troupe Urban Bush Women. The company performs Walking with'Trane this Friday and Saturday in the Eisenhower Theater at Kennedy Center.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Roz Ryan Theatre Life with Roz Ryan
by Elliot Lanes - March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject has been living her theatre life onstage and on screen for 40 years now. You might know Roz Ryan from the hit television show Amen, but for the past eighteen years she has been playing the keeper of the keys Matron “Mama” Morton in the hit musical Chicago either on Broadway or on tou... (more...)
Theatre Life with Colin Hovde Theatre Life with Colin Hovde
by Elliot Lanes - March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Colin Hovde is living his theatre life in two very different ways. He is currently in his fifth season as the Producing Artistic Director of Theater Alliance which performs at the Anacostia Playhouse. Their current production Mnemonic runs through April 9th. The show is directed by H... (more...)
 Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center
by Heather Hill - March 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

Sulayman Al Bassam is returning to the Kennedy Center next week for the first time since 2009. The international playwright and director has had his work performed around the world, but this is the first time he will be using an all-American cast instead of his usual Pan-Arab troupe.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Robert Carter Theatre Life with Robert Carter
by Elliot Lanes - March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Robert Carter has, for the past 21 years, been living his theatre life as a member of the world famous all-male comic ballet troupe known as Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. That makes him the longest running member of this internationally known troupe.... (more...)
Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn Ford's Theatre RAGTIME Director Peter Flynn
by Jamie McGonnigal - March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC

Nina Simone once said "You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." But what do you do when a piece of art from 20 years ago, based on a piece of art from 40 years ago, about events which took place 100 years ago, reflects the times of today? The newest ... (more...)
ADAM PASCAL Reflects on Tim Rice's Legacy Ahead of Sunday's YAA Concert ADAM PASCAL Reflects on Tim Rice's Legacy Ahead of Sunday's YAA Concert
by Benjamin Tomchik - March 09, 2017 in Washington, DC

This Sunday, Adam Pascal will join the Young Artists of America (YAA) in paying tribute to the Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award Winning lyricist in The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Corey Mach Theatre Life with Corey Mach
by Elliot Lanes - March 07, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Corey Mach is currently living his theatre life as part of a play that deals with a true “legend” of pop music. I'm referring to that off-pitch sensation Mrs. Miller. Corey Mach portrays her accompanist Simon Bock in Mrs.Miller Does her Thing, which is now playing at Signature Theatr... (more...)
Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan Theatre Michael Innocenti & Eleanor J. Todd of PARADE at Keegan Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - March 06, 2017 in Washington, DC

When PARADE opened on Broadway in 1998, it was a historical musical drama based on a true story about anti-semitism and racism in the post Civil-War South. Nearly 20 years later, it has become a stark reminder of times we may not want to return to, but our front pages seem to be repeating.... (more...)
Thea Kano of HOW TO SUCCEED at Gay Men's Chorus of DC Thea Kano of HOW TO SUCCEED at Gay Men's Chorus of DC
by Christopher Castanho - March 06, 2017 in Washington, DC

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC's LGBT themed production of the classic musical 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' will premiere at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at located at 1215 U Street NW. This is the first LGBT production of 'How To Succeed' to dat... (more...)
Theatre Life with Josh Schmidt Theatre Life with Josh Schmidt
by Elliot Lanes - March 02, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject (click on the name for lots of great music) Josh Schmidt is currently living his theatre life at Signature Theatre as the composer/co-lyricist and orchestrator of the world premiere musical Midwestern Gothic. The production runs from March 14 to April 30.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Michael Mayes Theatre Life with Michael Mayes
by Elliot Lanes - February 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Michael Mayes is living his theatre life playing a murderer on death row in the Washington National Opera production of Dead Man Walking. Michael has performed the role of Joseph De Rocher in multiple productions –including one at Central City Opera in Denver, Colorado – and now loca... (more...)
Theatre Life with Jennifer L. Nelson Theatre Life with Jennifer L. Nelson
by Elliot Lanes - February 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

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