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 DC page coordinator Jennifer Perry who keeps him in a good place every day and has been doing so for the past six years now.



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BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Arlington PlayersBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Arlington Players
Posted: Oct. 13, 2018


BWW Review: Diana Ross at StrathmoreBWW Review: Diana Ross at Strathmore
Posted: Sep. 28, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edwaard LiangBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edwaard Liang
Posted: Oct. 12, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Maboud EbrahimzadehBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Maboud Ebrahimzadeh
Posted: Sep. 20, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rachel ZampelliBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rachel Zampelli
Posted: Oct. 2, 2018


BWW News: HAMILTON Education Made Sure Local Students Didn't Throw Away Their Best Shot at Kennedy CenterBWW News: HAMILTON Education Made Sure Local Students Didn?t Throw Away Their Best Shot
Posted: Sep. 16, 2018


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BWW Interview: Maestro Keith Lockhart Talks the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and this Sunday's Concert at StrathmoreBWW Interview: Maestro Keith Lockhart Talks the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and More
Posted: Apr. 5, 2018


BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Arlington PlayersBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Arlington Players
Posted: Oct. 13, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob BermanBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob Berman
Posted: Jul. 20, 2018


BWW Review: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature TheatreBWW Review: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature Theatre
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018


BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Arlington PlayersBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Arlington Players
October 13, 2018

Here is the scenario. Imagine going to a community theatre in Arlington, VA to see a show that requires a good size choir and a fourteen-piece orchestra. I imagine some of you might think that the company was crazy. I'm here to tell you that, in the case of The Arlington Players' 68th season opener The Hunchback of Notre Dame, you would be totally wrong. Never assume anything until you witness it. The production indeed features a twenty-member choir and it utilizes Michael Starobin's full orchestration but besides that, the production overall is as good as I've seen from some professional theatre companies. Yes, you read that right folks.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edwaard LiangBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edwaard Liang
October 12, 2018

As fall finally starts to arrive here in DC, the Kennedy Center's dance season kicks into high gear bringing you dance companies from all over the country and the world.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rachel ZampelliBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rachel Zampelli
October 2, 2018

Today's subject Rachel Zampelli has been living quite the theater life over the years. You most likely have seen her around town in productions that range from classics and modern plays to musicals. She can currently be seen at Signature Theatre in the two-character play Heisenberg playing opposite Michael Russotto. The production runs through November 11th in Signature's Ark space.

BWW Review: Diana Ross at StrathmoreBWW Review: Diana Ross at Strathmore
September 28, 2018

The word legend is tossed around a lot when talking about pop singers. Many times the term is not warranted, but in the case of pop diva superstar Diana Ross the word legend is an understatement.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Maboud EbrahimzadehBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Maboud Ebrahimzadeh
September 20, 2018

Today's subject Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is one of the area's most versatile actors. Currently, you can see him in action in the very unique Small Mouth Sounds at Round House Theatre through September 23rd. The word unique, in this case, is meant as a compliment, but you'll have to see the show for yourself to understand why.

BWW Review: PRAMKICKER at Taffety Punk Theatre CompanyBWW Review: PRAMKICKER at Taffety Punk Theatre Company
September 17, 2018

Few and far between are the times that we reviewers have a perfect night in the theater. Generally, we can find something to complain about in any given production. It could be we love the performances, but not the script or vice versa.

BWW News: HAMILTON Education Made Sure Local Students Didn't Throw Away Their Best Shot at Kennedy CenterBWW News: HAMILTON Education Made Sure Local Students Didn't Throw Away Their Best Shot at Kennedy Center
September 16, 2018

For many high school students, just the dream of seeing a Broadway show is something pretty awesome. Now I want you to imagine you not only being able to see the national tour of the smash hit juggernaut musical known as Hamilton onstage in the Opera House at Kennedy Center but being able to perform on that very stage on the set where it happens.

BWW Review: TURN ME LOOSE at Arena StageBWW Review: TURN ME LOOSE at Arena Stage
September 14, 2018

The late great comic genius/activist Dick Gregory was a trailblazer for so many reasons. He told it like it was and didn't care what you thought.

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Keegan TheatreTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Keegan Theatre
August 8, 2018

Sometimes a show comes along on Broadway that leaves you saying, 'Hmm I wonder what it would be like without the large scale production?' The 2014 Jason Robert Brown/Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County is one of those shows. It had a large production concept that I felt swallowed the small story it was trying to tell. Mind you Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale gave incredible performances as the two leads and Jason Robert Brown rightfully deserved his two Tony Awards for Best Score and Orchestrations after the show had already closed.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ann Hould-WardBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ann Hould-Ward
August 6, 2018

Today's subject Ann Hould-Ward is both a Tony and Drama Desk Award winning costume designer. Her work isn't limited just to the theatre by any means. Besides contributing designs for such legendary Broadway productions as Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George (co-design with her mentor Broadway legend Patricia Zipprodt), her work has also been seen with many dance and opera companies all over the world.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Leslie WolfeBWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Leslie Wolfe
August 3, 2018

Today's subject, John Leslie Wolfe, has been living his theater life to the fullest for many years now. His credits include Broadway, national tours, television, and film. Local theatergoers might remember him from his performances at Signature Theatre in Titanic, The Threepenny Opera, and West Side Story or in 1776 or Ragtime at Ford's Theatre. Currently, John is back at Signature Theatre in rehearsal for the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Passion directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. Performances begin on August 14th in Signature's MAX Theatre space. The productionruns through September 23rd.

BWW Review: THE STORY OF THE GUN at Woolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE STORY OF THE GUN at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
August 1, 2018

I think it's safe to say that guns in America might be one of the most divisive and important topics today. Nowadays school shootings are on the news more frequently than ever and there is usually a story every week about some kind of incident involving a gun.

BWW Interview:  Arena Stage's Molly Smith on the Continuing Importance of THE ORIGINALISTBWW Interview: Arena Stage's Molly Smith on the Continuing Importance of THE ORIGINALIST
July 30, 2018

You might say that Arena Stage's Artistic Director Molly Smith is responsible for some of the most socially and politically conscious theatre produced in the DC area. Her Power Plays initiative is just one example of how she presents work that entertains, educates and promotes discussion after viewing.

BWW Review: PERFECTING THE KISS at Capital FringeBWW Review: PERFECTING THE KISS at Capital Fringe
July 26, 2018

Finally, here is a play where the most important person in a theatrical production is front and center. I am speaking of course of the stage manager (SM); you know, the one that keeps everything running smoothly from the first day of rehearsal through performance.Playwright Scott C. Sickles' hilarious playPerfecting the Kissis a cross between a theatrical farce (thinkNoises Off) and a mockumentary film (thinkThis is Spinal Tap.)

BWW Review: MUSICAL THERAPY at Capital FringeBWW Review: MUSICAL THERAPY at Capital Fringe
July 23, 2018

Producing a show in a festival setting can be a harrowing experience. There are many things that can get in your way. Things like a small playing space, bad acoustics and everyone's favorite, a fifteen-minute set up and strike time.

BWW Review: AN UNHEALTHY MAN LECTURES YOU ON MEDICAL ISSUES Presented by Uncle Slappy Productions at Capital FringeBWW Review: AN UNHEALTHY MAN LECTURES YOU ON MEDICAL ISSUES Presented by Uncle Slappy Productions at Capital Fringe
July 23, 2018

Facing a medical crisis is never fun, particularly one that could potentially kill you. Veteran actor Vincent Clark (who might be best known for his work at Washington Stage Guild with over 30 productions so far) has taken his real life medical emergency horror story and turned it into an amusing and sometimes horrifying basically one man show, An Unhealthy Man Lectures You on Medical Issues.

BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Final Installment)BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Final Installment)
July 20, 2018

This is our final installment of our four part V Blog series on The Making of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' production of the DC premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The show features a score by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz and a book by Peter Parnell. The production is part of Theatre Lab's Summer Musical Institute. The show runs through July 21st.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob BermanBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob Berman
July 20, 2018

Today's subject Rob Berman is currently living his Theatre Life as the Musical Director for the world premiere of Dave at Arena Stage. The production, based on the 1993 film and directed by Tina Landau, runs through August 19th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre space.

BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week Three)BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week Three)
July 16, 2018

So far, in our four part Vblog series on the making of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' upcoming production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, we've seen much happen in a short time. The production is part of Theatre Lab's Summer Musical Institute.

BWW Review: DEADLIE AFFAIRS: ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM presented by Guillotine Theatre at Capital FringeBWW Review: DEADLIE AFFAIRS: ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM presented by Guillotine Theatre at Capital Fringe
July 15, 2018

We all know how hard the life of a performer can be. You inevitably have to take gigs you don't want to take in order to make some income. So, what happens then when you are a classically trained actress and the only jobs you can get are on crime reenactment shows? The good folks at Guillotine Theatre show you with their entry into this year's Capital Fringe Festival, Deadlie Affairs: Arden of Faversham.



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