Starting November 10, Theresa Cunningham gets to channel the pioneering songstress and make her Arena Stage debut with the East Coast premiere of Nina Simone: Four Women. Before there was Bono or John Lennon, there was Nina Simone and Christina Ham's new play follows her transformation from artist, to artist and activist.BWW Review: NextStop Hits the Mark with ASSASSINS October 25, 2017
Ford's Theatre's must-see production is raw and gripping in its emotional intensity. Led by Craig Wallace's powerhouse performance as Willy Loman, Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play is as relevant now, maybe more so, in its questioning of the American dream as it was when it first opened.BWW Review: Studio Theatre's Diluted SKELETON CREW September 14, 2017
Skeleton Crew has all the makings of a great drama: vibrant characters, crackling dialogue, and an engaging and identifiable story, which is why it is such a shame that the play fails to achieve the heart wrenching effect of Lynn Nottage's Sweat or Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman.BWW Interview: Arena Stage's NATIVE GARDENS Hopes to Start a Conversation September 8, 2017
We have all had them. Whether they were the apartment down the hall that blasted their stereo or the house next door that held parties till the wee small hours of the morning, everyone has had a problem neighbor. And while many a comedy has taken place when the mantra 'good fences makes good neighbors' goes south, Native Gardens aims to do much more than make people laugh. When Native Gardens begins performances at Arena Stage next week it hopes to start a conversation.BWW Review: Signature's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Is Not Only Rich, It Is Divine August 25, 2017
How do we identify ourselves? What role does fear play in shaping our lives? Do we ever confuse what we see in the news with what is actually happening in our daily comings and goings? In an era when news, be it real or fake, is omnipresent, Theater J's timely, well-acted production of Broken Glass explores the most complex of issues... identify.BWW Review: Studio's Heartbreaking THE FATHER Explores One of Life's Cruel Fates May 16, 2017
Led by the incomparable Ted van Griethuysen, The Father forms a palpable connection with the audience as it explores what happens when loved ones, and indeed one's own self, become unrecognizable.BWW Review: Signature's Tuneful PIANO MEN Cabaret May 12, 2017
What aims to be a thought-provoking and cautionary tale about President Donald Trump's controversial campaign promise to build a wall along the US-Mexican border ends up being monotonous at best.BWW Review: Arena's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Shines April 10, 2017
Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun is making Arena Stage its home for the next five weeks and it should not be missed.