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Mosaic Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Three Lineup Mosaic Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Three Lineup
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its most ambitious and theatrically varied lineup to date with its 2017-18 season. Compelled to respond to changing and challenging times in our country, Season Three grapples with our current political climate, celebrating outspoken heroines (of fluid gender and sexuality) in two new musicals, while embracing documentary inspired reportage, sharp political and social satire, and stirring family drama.  (more...)
Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias Show Cancelled at The Kennedy Center Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias Show Cancelled at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

The April 9, 2017 comedy show featuring Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has been cancelled. (more...)
La Ti Do Throws Concert for BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters) La Ti Do Throws Concert for BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters)
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

La Ti Do Productions collaborates with local Washington, DC musical and spoken word talent to present Hope and Healing for Humanity: A Benefit Concert for BRAWS on Monday, March 27, 2017 starting at 8:00 PM at Bistro Bistro in DuPont Circle. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO at the Kennedy Center BWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin on March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

It's a long way from a cramped second-floor loft in lower Manhattan to the splendors of the Kennedy Center Opera House with a full orchestra. (more...)
BWW Review: ANTIGONON, UN CONTINGENTE EPICO at Kennedy Center BWW Review: ANTIGONON, UN CONTINGENTE EPICO at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes on March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC

With the United States reopening its relations with Cuba, it only seems natural that the Kennedy Center would host a top Cuban theatre company, and its ambitious director, as part of its ongoing internationally-oriented Spotlight on Directors series. (more...)
BWW Review: THREE SISTERS AND NO SISTERS  at Studio Theatre BWW Review: THREE SISTERS AND NO SISTERS at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich on March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC

Staged in tandem, playwright and director Aaron Posner's contemporary original No Sisters and Anton Chekhov's modern classic Three Sisters (1901) fuse the classic and the contemporary in a power move that is calculated to attract theatregoers of all persuasions. (more...)
BWW Review: Scena Theatre's THE NIGHT ALIVE is Supernaturally Good BWW Review: Scena Theatre's THE NIGHT ALIVE is Supernaturally Good
by Barbara Johnson on March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC

"May lost souls find salvation" is the tagline of Scena Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's modern Irish play THE NIGHT ALIVE. Any lost souls wandering into this production will find it worth seeing for its superb Irish actors, Barry McEvoy and Brian Mallon, alone. They're also likely to find salvation in a story that elevates the everyday to heavenly heights. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Colin Hovde BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Colin Hovde
by Elliot Lanes on 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 Hovde. (more...)
Photo Coverage: A Visit With MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING Photo Coverage: A Visit With MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING
by Walter McBride on March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)
BWW Review: Forum Theatre celebrates #NASTYWOMENREP BWW Review: Forum Theatre celebrates #NASTYWOMENREP
by Keith Tittermary on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

“Men are like weapons. Women are like wounds.” That is a poignant line and an apt summation of the first part of Forum Theatre's #NastyWomen ethos. The first piece in this horrifying, yet deeply moving, work is Monica Byrne's What Every Girl Should Know, which takes place in 1914 and follows four teen girls in a New York reformatory. (more...)
Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Cameron Mackintosh with Stephen Sondheim Award Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Cameron Mackintosh with Stephen Sondheim Award
by Walter McBride on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala
by Walter McBride on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009, is given to an individual for his or her career contributions to interpreting, supporting, and collaborating on Stephen Sondheim's music works. (more...)
BWW Review: MNEMONIC Leaves a Deep Impression at Anacostia Playhouse BWW Review: MNEMONIC Leaves a Deep Impression at Anacostia Playhouse
by Hannah Wing on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Theater Alliance's production of Mnemonic, directed by Colin Hovde, is not just a story of migration, but of who we are as humans. (more...)
We Happy Few to Present Action-Packed, Modern HENRY V This April We Happy Few to Present Action-Packed, Modern HENRY V This April
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring an action-packed, modern look to Shakespeare's HENRY V. (more...)
BWW Review: Jay Leno Tells Jokes at the Kennedy Center BWW Review: Jay Leno Tells Jokes at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin on March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC

What would have happened if Jay Leno were still hosting 'The Tonight Show' today? (more...)
Washington Stage Guild to Close 30th Season with 'BACK TO METHUSELAH' Washington Stage Guild to Close 30th Season with 'BACK TO METHUSELAH'
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC

The Washington Stage Guild will celebrate the end of its 30th Anniversary Season with Back To Methuselah: As Far As Thought Can Reach, the final episode in its multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's visionary cycle of plays about humanity's destiny. (more...)
MusiComms 2017 to Take Place at DC's Smithsonian Museum on 9/11 MusiComms 2017 to Take Place at DC's Smithsonian Museum on 9/11
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC

MusiComms, the leading organization dedicated to the future of music distribution, announced today that their inaugural event, MusiComms 2017, will take place on September 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. (more...)
Improbable Comedy Offers All-Clean Line Up at Highwood Theatre  Improbable Comedy Offers All-Clean Line Up at Highwood Theatre 
by BWW News Desk on March 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

Improbable Comedy presents a clean, premium stand-up comedy show at the Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring. The line-up includes headliner Bengt Washburn and features Randolph Terrance and emcee Michele Sometimes-Gray. The March 30 show will be the first all-clean show that the Silver Spring-based production company will be offering. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Washington, DC (more...)
BWW Interview:  Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center BWW Interview: Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center
by Heather Hill on 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...)
BWW Review: Keegan Theatre Presents Masterful PARADE, A Must See Production BWW Review: Keegan Theatre Presents Masterful PARADE, A Must See Production
by Jeffrey Walker on March 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

Co-directed with precision by Christina A. Coakley and Susan Marie Rhea, Keegan's PARADE keeps the staging simple and imaginative, cutting away clutter and using only the barest of props and scenic elements to help the story unfold. No one who has seen previous Keegan musicals, such as HAIR, CABARET, or AMERICAN IDIOT could be surprised by the quality of this rendering of PARADE; I fully expect this production to be recognized multiple times when the next round of Helen Hayes Awards comes around. (more...)
BWW Review:  NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy Center BWW Review: NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry on March 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

As there are two more performances, I won't spoil the myriad of illusions that Lepage and his team include in the production, but suffice it to say that - production-wise, this show is unlike any other I've seen come through this illustrious arts center in years. (more...)
BWW Review: Theater by Palestinians: TAHA at the Kennedy Center BWW Review: Theater by Palestinians: TAHA at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC

As part of the the Kennedy Center's springtime spotlight on international directors, the first of three works by Palestinian playwrights opened at its Terrace Theatre Wednesday. (more...)