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Elliot Lanes

Elliot Lanes has been working in theatre for over 20 years as a PSM, Sound Designer, Board 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.


BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant PhotoBWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC’s Very Own Gentle Musical Giant
Posted: Jul. 14, 2020


BWW Review: ANDREA BOCELLI at Capital One Arena PhotoBWW Review: ANDREA BOCELLI at Capital One Arena
Posted: Dec. 16, 2019

BWW Review: GUN & POWDER at Signature Theatre PhotoBWW Review: GUN & POWDER at Signature Theatre
Posted: Feb. 10, 2020

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris Clark PhotoBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris Clark
Posted: Oct. 10, 2019

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Signature Theatre PhotoBWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Signature Theatre
Posted: Nov. 12, 2019

BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant
July 14, 2020

On June 21st the DC theatre community took a punch in the gut as our incredibly talented Musical Director, Pianist, Orchestra Contractor, Educator, and friend George Fulginiti-Shakar passed away after a long illness at age 73.

BWW Interview: Barbara Bear on Having To Live Life Without the Arts During a Pandemic from the Perspective of an Audience Member
May 18, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic much has been written on the effects it has had on theatre companies around the world and the thousands of artists onstage and off that are unemployed until further notice. What hasn't been written about very much is the effect this pandemic has had on audience members. Let's face it, without an audience why would you spend lots of money to mount a production?

BWW Interview: Jennifer Buzzell and James Gardiner of Signature Theatre Talk Keeping the Company Vital and Strong Without a Live Audience
May 8, 2020

Many theatres around the world have started engaging their audiences with lots of digital content since the COVID-19 pandemic started back in March. Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA  has taken the idea of digital content and has kicked it up  many notches. They were the first area company  to stream one of their productions with Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes. The play was shuttered mid-run.

BWW News: Four DC Broadway World Writers Who All Attend Catholic University on Dealing with Distance Learning
April 23, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has been rough for everyone but one one of the groups of people that might be having the hardest time adjusting to a 'new normal' are students of all ages.  While there are ways to make learning fun for the younger set, high school and college students have to take things more seriously. Institutions of higher learning all over the country have gone digital and this includes The Catholic University of America (CUA) here is DC.

BWW Interview: The Most Powerful Voice in DC Area Theatre Peter Marks on Covering the Arts When the Arts are Basically Shut Down
April 20, 2020

Towards the end of the musical A Chorus Line, the director/choreographer asks of his auditioning dancers 'What are you going to do when you can't dance anymore?' The COVID-19 outbreak has affected everybody without question. Social distancing, face masks, and quarantining ourselves have become the 'new normal.' It's anything but that!

BWW Video: Another Public Service Announcement from DC'S Political Satire Performance Troop The Capitol Steps
April 13, 2020

A few days ago Senator Bernie Sanders was kind enough to record a public service announcement for Broadway World for which we were greatly honored. 

BWW Video: A Public Service Announcement from DC'S Political Satire Performance Troop The Capitol Steps
April 10, 2020

On Wednesday Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont ended his second election bid to become President of the United States.  Since he is no longer having to campaign. Broadway World was able to have Mr. Sanders record the following public service announcement as an exclusive to our website.

BWW News: The Theatre Lab to Offer Pay-What-You-Can Classes Starting in April
March 30, 2020

With everything shut down due to the pandemic do you find yourself looking for an innovative and affordable way to get your theatre fix? Have you ever wanted to take a theatre class taught by a top DC theatre artist but thought that you couldn't afford one? Well, my favorite DC area arts education institution has found a way to solve both of these issues while you are cooped up in your home practicing social distancing and binge watching whatever one binge watches.

BWW Interview: A Special Two Part Theatre Life with Howard Shalwitz. Part One: The Early Years
March 10, 2020

Today's subject was kind enough to give me an hour of his time in the balcony of the place he lived his theatre life for almost 40 years.  I'm sure there isn't a person here in DC who would argue that Howard Shalwitz was one of the most influential minds in the DC theatre community as the Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Under Shalwitz, Woolly Mammoth produced some of the most thought provoking, wild, and sometimes shocking pieces of theatre this area has ever seen. Shalwitz stepped down in 2018 and the company is now run by Maria Manuela Goyanes. Mr. Shalwitz remains as Artistic Director Emeritus.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jennifer Elizabeth Smith
March 2, 2020

Today's subject Jennifer Elizabeth Smith is currently living her theatre life touring the country in Bandstand in which she portrays the lead character of Julia Trojan. The show plays here is DC at the National Theatre from March 3rd through 8th.

BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL at Rorschach Theatre
February 12, 2020

With very few exceptions stage musicals based off of comic books and horror movies are never truly successful. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Little Shop of Horrors are two very rare examples where those genres succeeded commercially.

BWW Review: GUN & POWDER at Signature Theatre
February 10, 2020

As a reviewer you generally find something wrong with a production no matter how much you enjoy it. Signature Theatre's latest World Premiere Musical Gun & Powder is a rare breed of show because it is literally a perfect theatrical experience. Under the fantastic direction of Robert O'Hara it features a superb cast, a compelling story, and possibly one of the best new scores of the season to be heard here or anywhere else.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Marva Hicks
February 7, 2020

Today's subject Marva Hicks is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre in the World Premiere Musical Gun & Powder. The production runs through February 23rd in Signature's MAX Theatre space. You'll be able to see my review of the show on Broadway World soon. Trust me it will be worth the wait.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with the Arena Stage Media Relations Team
February 5, 2020

Today's column starts with some questions for you my fellow readers. Have you ever thought about how theatres get audiences to attend their productions? Generally the first thing you might see after a season is announced is what's known as a press release for each individual production. Have you ever wondered who puts out that information?

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Kennedy Center
February 2, 2020

Everyone once in a while a project is announced that basically sounds fool proof. The latest entry into Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage series Next to Normal is definitely one of those projects.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Justin Weaks
January 30, 2020

Today's subject Justin Weaks is currently living his theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre where he plays Omari Joseph in the company's current production of Pipeline. The production runs through February 23rd in Studio's Mead Theatre space.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Bell
January 6, 2020

Today's subject John Bell is currently living his theatre life as the musical director for the Bartlett Sher directed touring production of My Fair Lady which plays in the Opera House at the Kennedy Center now through January 19th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Corey Greenan
December 18, 2019

Today's subject Corey Greenan is currently living his theatre life in a show he is very familiar with. He portrays Tommy DeVito in the current National Tour of Jersey Boys. Read on to see how many performances of the show he has under his belt. The show is currently playing at the National Theatre and will continue there through Jan 5 2020.

BWW Review: ANDREA BOCELLI at Capital One Arena
December 16, 2019

As a reviewer you hear lots of advance hype about a particular show or performer before having your own experience. Much of the time the hype doesn't live up to the end product. Selling over 90 million recordings opera singer Andrea Bocelli was definitely one of those performers who I had heard a lot about before seeing him perform live at Capital One Arena. I of course was familiar with some of his recordings but nothing prepared me for what I was about to witness. Here is a case where the hype not only lived up to the end product it exceeded it at least twenty fold. Bocelli stepped out onstage and flat out held around 20,000 concertgoers spellbound with his ringing tenor in a concert that included some of the most beautiful arias ever written.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ted Sperling
December 10, 2019

Today's subject Ted Sperling is very well represented this holiday season here in DC. He is the Musical Director/New Orchestrator for Fiddler on the Roof which plays through December 15th at the National Theatre. Beginning December 17th his work as Musical Supervisor can be heard on My Fair Lady at Kennedy Center. That show runs through Jan 19th.

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