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Elliot Lanes

Elliot Lanes

Elliot Lanes has been working in theatre for over 20 years as a PSM, Sound Designer, Board Op....you get the idea. He has had the pleasure of working with some of DC's finest artists at venues such as Theater J, Studio Theatre, and Round House Theatre. Other DC area credits include many productions at Capital Fringe, and "Two Trains Running" and "Circle Mirror Transformation" at Prince Georges Community College. He also has been the lighting designer for the past five years for Momentum Dance Company's "Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker." Prior to moving to DC, he was the Resident PSM for Negro Ensemble Company and White Horse Theatre Company in NYC for five years each. He also had the pleasure of working with Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley and Marilyn Maye at the Backstage Bistro Awards as PSM for that event. Elliot previously covered the DC Metro Area theatre scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, and wrote the successful "A Quick 5" column. Elliot is happily married to BWW's former DC page coordinator Jennifer Perry who keeps him in a good place every day and has been doing so for the past nine and a half years now.




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LAST 30 DAYS

Review: JOHN WILLIAMS 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT at Kennedy Center PhotoReview: JOHN WILLIAMS 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT at Kennedy Center
Posted: Jun. 27, 2022


BWW Feature: ONE DESTINY at Ford's Theatre continues to educate as well as entertain. PhotoBWW Feature: ONE DESTINY at Ford's Theatre continues to educate as well as entertain. Some thoughts from a fan.
Posted: Jun. 9, 2022


BWW Feature: The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts celebrates Thirty Years of A Photo The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts celebrates Thirty Years of Arts Education Excellence
Posted: Jun. 16, 2022


Interview: Theatre Life with Melanie Moore PhotoInterview: Theatre Life with Melanie Moore
Posted: Jun. 30, 2022


Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap PhotoReview: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap
Posted: Jun. 28, 2022


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: LEA SALONGA at The Music Center at Strathmore PhotoBWW Review: LEA SALONGA at The Music Center at Strathmore
Posted: Apr. 26, 2022


BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Olney Theatre Center PhotoBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Olney Theatre Center
Posted: Nov. 20, 2021


BWW Review: SARAH BRIGHTMAN: A CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY at Strathmore PhotoBWW Review: SARAH BRIGHTMAN: A CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY at Strathmore
Posted: Dec. 8, 2021


BWW Review: RENT at Signature Theatre PhotoBWW Review: RENT at Signature Theatre
Posted: Nov. 11, 2021


BWW News: Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Tribute to Stream for Only 72 Hours in PhotoBWW News: Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Tribute to Stream for Only 72 Hours in January
Posted: Dec. 22, 2021


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Morgan Siobhan Green PhotoBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Morgan Siobhan Green
Posted: Oct. 25, 2021


Interview: Theatre Life with Melanie Moore
June 30, 2022

Today’s subject Melanie Moore is currently living her theatre life playing the iconic literary character Scout Finch in the U.S. Tour of To Kill a Mockingbird. The show is currently in performance at Kennedy Center’s Opera House and will play through July tenth.

Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap
June 28, 2022

What did our critic think? This past weekend Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap teamed up for the second annual edition of Broadway in The Park which like last year featured some of Signature Theatre’s best performers, two Broadway headliners and a 25, yes, 25-piece orchestra. The result was a truly lovely evening of showtunes from multiple decades.

Review: JOHN WILLIAMS 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT at Kennedy Center
June 27, 2022

109 film scores, lots of symphonic music, and the music you hear during the Olympics doesn't even begin to properly describe a true living musical legend like John Williams. His 50 years and 29 film association with Steven Spielberg is the longest relationship in film between a director and a composer.

BWW Feature: The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts celebrates Thirty Years of Arts Education Excellence
June 16, 2022

This week marks a very important event for DC area arts education. On June thirteenth, The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts (TTL) held its very first class and co-founders Deb Gottesman, Buzz Mauro and Michael Rodgers never looked back. The organization has changed locations a few times over the years but the quality of the work that Theatre Lab’s instructors and administration have given to hundreds and hundreds of students has always remained at the top of its game.

BWW Feature: ONE DESTINY at Ford's Theatre continues to educate as well as entertain. Some thoughts from a fan.
June 9, 2022

Over the years, theatre has gotten away from telling stories simply. Sometimes you need nothing more than a trunk with some props inside, two great actors, a good script, and arguably the most famous theatrical venue in the U.S. to perform the show in.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ivania Stack
May 24, 2022

Today’s subject Ivania Stack is currently living her theatre life as the costume designer for There’s Always the Hudson at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The production runs through June fifth.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Andrew Lippa
May 23, 2022

Today’s subject Andrew Lippa is an award-winning composer/lyricist whose work spans all forms of music. On June fourth the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington will present Lippa’s Unbreakable for two performances only at 3:00 and 8:00pm. The event will be performed at The Lincoln Theatre.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Schele Williams
May 17, 2022

Today’s subject Schele Williams is currently living her Theatre Life as the director of the World Premiere TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) production Show Way The Musical now running in the Family Theater at Kennedy Center through May 29th.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at National Theatre
May 14, 2022

Hang on to your big hair and take a trip back to the 1960’s with the current US touring company of the Tony Award winning musical Hairspray playing through this Sunday at the National Theatre.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael John LaChiusa
May 5, 2022

Today’s subject Michael John LaChuisa is currently living his theatre life as the composer for the upcoming production of Our Town at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The production runs May 12th through June 11th in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall and features (wait for it) a FULL cast of DC performers.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Anne Runolfsson and Tess Adams
April 28, 2022

Today’s subjects Anne Runolfsson and Tess Adams are currently living their theatre lives performing in their mother/daughter self-created show about the ups and downs of being in show business entitled The Story Goes On. You can see these crazily talented ladies in action April 29th at the New Spire Arts’ Ausherman Theatre in Frederick, Maryland.

BWW Review: THE OTHER SIDE at Kennedy Center
April 27, 2022

There are some ideas for theatrical pieces that seem great on paper but never quite become what you hoped they would be. Kennedy Center’s World Premiere dance commission The Other Side is that kind of piece.

BWW Review: LEA SALONGA at The Music Center at Strathmore
April 26, 2022

There are very few times in a reviewer’s career where he/she can honestly say they saw a perfect performance. This past weekend at The Music Center at Strathmore international star of stage, screen, and the concert stage Lea Salonga gave a perfect performance. Her Dream Again Tour has a song list that’s so well constructed it’s as if they had been planning it for over two years….oh wait!!! Seriously though, Salonga’s mix of pop, showtunes and of course, film songs made for a totally wonderful evening of music.  

BWW News: New veteran owned production team hits the DMV theater scene with a new Tyler Perry style Gospel Play entitled ALL COUNSEL AIN'T WISE
April 25, 2022

Sometimes you have no idea where your career path will take you. Lee Mooring was just minding his own business serving our country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. When asked to produce a Christian event for believers in his community everything changed.

BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW at Kennedy Center
March 20, 2022

Twenty-seven years ago, the international dance phenomenon known as Riverdance began enchanting audiences. Twenty- five years ago it began touring the world and to this day millions of people have been enthralled by it’s mix of music, dance and musicianship. Oddly enough, it’s current engagement at Kennedy Center’s Opera House is the first time the show has played that particular venue so it was truly an experience seeing the show in this grand hall. Seeing it on St. Patrick’s Day also added a whole new level for sure. Oh, some of the audience outfits!! The full-blown leprechaun suit won my vote for most creative.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bobby Smith
March 15, 2022

Today’s subject Bobby Smith is a prime example of someone living his theatre life to the fullest. Currently he is performing in Signature Theatre’s excellent production of She Loves Me as parfumerie clerk Ladislav Sipos. The production runs through April 24th in Signature's MAX space.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael Rothhaar
March 3, 2022

DC’S little jewel of a theatre company Washington Stage Guild (WSG) was built on producing the works of George Bernard Shaw. In its long and distinguished history of producing high quality theatre the company has produced over thirty productions of Shaw’s work.

BWW News: Local Singer/Songwriter/Performer Juliet Lloyd Pens New Song with all Proceeds to Benefit Theatre Lab School Of The Dramatic Arts
February 24, 2022

Who says people are not giving back during this pandemic? Local singer/songwriter/actress is doing just that with the release of 'Ghost Light'. It's a song written about the struggles that theatres are having all over the world as the pandemic continues.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Aaron LaVigne
February 23, 2022

You know how many people in the performing arts think of themselves as Christlike or just consider themselves GOD? Today's subject Aaron LaVigne can actually get away with it because he is currently living his theatre life on tour playing the world's most famous carpenter Jesus in the North American Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. The production runs through March thirteenth in the Opera House at Kennedy Center.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Luz Nicolas Entrevista de BWW: “Vida Teatral” con Luz Nicolás
February 16, 2022

Today’s subject Luz Nicolas is currently living her theatre life onstage at GALA Hispanic Theatre in the World Premiere production of La Casa De La Laguna (The House on The Lagoon) where she once again is demonstrating her fierceness as one of the area’s best performers. The production runs through February 27th. El sujeto hoy, Luz Nicolás, actualmente vive su “vida teatral” en el escenario del Teatro Hispano GALA con el estreno mundial de La casa de la laguna, donde una vez más demuestra su ferocidad como una de las mejores actrices del área. La producción se presenta hasta el 27 de febrero.



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