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


BWW Interview: For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND, Life Truly RocksBWW Interview: The Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre?s GIRLFRIEND
Posted: Jun. 5, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexandra SilberBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber
Posted: Jun. 19, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eleanor ToddBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eleanor Todd
Posted: Jun. 1, 2018


BWW Interview: Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of A Shameful Time in Our History Part 2BWW Interview: Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre?s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Part 2
Posted: May. 30, 2018


BWW Review: EVER IN THE GLADES at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: EVER IN THE GLADES at Kennedy Center
Posted: Jun. 9, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi JacobsonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi Jacobson
Posted: Jun. 13, 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 Interview: Theatre Life with Erin WeaverBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Erin Weaver
Posted: Aug. 1, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ryan AsherBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ryan Asher
Posted: Jul. 14, 2017


 BWW Review: NIGHT TRAIN 57 at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NIGHT TRAIN 57 at Kennedy Center
Posted: Oct. 6, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eva NoblezedaBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eva Noblezeda
June 22, 2018

Today's subject, Eva Noblezeda, made a huge splash in the West End a few years back in the revival of Miss Saigon, playing the coveted role of Kim. This was after being discovered at the Jimmy Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school theatre across the United States. Eva then went into Les Miserables on the West End before reprising Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway. That performance garnered her a well-deserved Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexandra SilberBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber
June 19, 2018

Today's subject, Alexandra Silber, is known on both sides of the pond as a versatile, killer performer. This international dynamo is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) asGuenevereinCamelot. The production has been extended and now runs through July 8th in STC's Sydney Harman Hall space.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi JacobsonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi Jacobson
June 13, 2018

Today's subject Naomi Jacobson is currently living her theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre in their superb world premiere production ofThe Remains. The show runs through June 24thin the company's Mead Theatre space.

BWW Review: EVER IN THE GLADES at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: EVER IN THE GLADES at Kennedy Center
June 9, 2018

Throughout theatrical history there have been many cases where the acting and physical elements of a show have hidden the woes of a bland script. Playwright Laura Schellhardt needs to thank Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts profusely for taking Ever in The Glades and giving it a killer world premiere production to hide her script's inequities.

BWW Interview: For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND, Life Truly RocksBWW Interview: For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND, Life Truly Rocks
June 5, 2018

Nowadays, when you go a musical on Broadway or elsewhere, chances are the orchestra isn't in full view. Gone are the days when you were able to look in the orchestra pit and see the musicians. For all you know, they could be playing in a totally different room.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eleanor ToddBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eleanor Todd
June 1, 2018

Today's subject Eleanor Todd is currently living her theater life as the understudy for all of the female roles in Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) production of Camelot. It runs through July 8th at STC's Sydney Harman Hall space.

BWW Review: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature TheatreBWW Review: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature Theatre
June 1, 2018

The topics of the distinguished Broadway writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musicals have never been light and frothy. Their first musical Flora the Red Menace deals with the red scare. Cabaret uses Nazi Germany as a backdrop. The Rink deals with family dysfunction in a dilapidated roller rink and, of course, there's Chicago with the shadiness of 1920s Chicago murderesses and the media that fueled them.

BWW Interview: Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of A Shameful Time in Our History Part 2BWW Interview: Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of A Shameful Time in Our History Part 2
May 30, 2018

Last week, I introduced you to ten performers in Signature Theatre's current production of Kander and Ebb's final, complete collaboration, The Scottsboro Boys, which runs through July 1st. This included eight of the nine gentlemen who play the African American men who were falsely accused of raping two Caucasian women, as well as two others who play the minstrel characters known as Mr. Bones and Mr. Tambo.

BWW INTERVIEW: Commencing In Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of a Shameful Time in Our History  Part 1
May 23, 2018

I always say the best kind of theater educates as well as entertains. If you walk out of the theater a little uncomfortable about what you just saw then a piece like The Scottsboro Boys has done its job in full. The final complete collaboration of Broadway's legendary writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb tells the story of nine young African American men falsely accused of raping two young Caucasian women in the 1930s. Signature Theatre is currently presenting this groundbreaking musical now through July 1st.

BWW Review: LET'S MISBEHAVE: COLE PORTER AFTER DARK at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American TheaterBWW Review: LET'S MISBEHAVE: COLE PORTER AFTER DARK at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater
May 22, 2018

The older I get, the more ornery and unforgiving I become. When the American Pops Orchestra (APO), under the direction of Luke S. Frazier, played the opening bars of their Let's Misbehave: Cole Porter after Dark concert in the Fichandler at Arena Stage this past Saturday evening I was concerned.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia StittBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt
May 14, 2018

Today's subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatrelives as the composers (Banghert and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I've seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Child, now running through May 20th at Arena Stage.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Euan MortonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Euan Morton
May 11, 2018

Today's subject Euan Morton has been seen in the DC area in a variety of plays and musicals. You might remember him portrayal of Anatoly in Chess at Signature Theatre or his Helen Hayes Award winning performance as Leo Frank in Parade at Ford's Theatre or Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Judy KuhnBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Judy Kuhn
May 2, 2018

Today's subject Judy Kuhn has been living her theatre life as a working actress/singer/recording artist for over thirty years. On May 5th you will be able to see this incredible Tony-nominated talent live in concert at Dumbarton Church in Georgetown as part of the Dumbarton Concerts series. The program is entitled Judy Kuhn: A Broadway Cabaret.

BWW Review: JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT at Adventure TheatreBWW Review: JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT at Adventure Theatre
April 30, 2018

Adventure Theatre's visionary Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt has, for many years, pushed the boundaries of Theater for Young Audiences (TYA). For example, out of its location at Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre has created original productions of the popular comic stripGarfield,Big the Musicaland a two characterThe Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Those are only a few examples of the company's vast repertoire.

BWW Interview: Singer/Songwriter Mary McBride on her Music, Humanitarianism, and Upcoming Appearance for Arena Stage's 2018 GalaBWW Interview: Singer/Songwriter Mary McBride on her Music, Humanitarianism, and Upcoming Appearance for Arena Stage's 2018 Gala
April 27, 2018

As many of you know, Arena Stage's Artistic Director Molly Smith has been very active on a number of national social issues, including LGBT rights and gun control in addition to her exemplary artistic work. In this way, perhaps it's only natural that the headliner at this year's Arena Stage Gala on May 10th is not only a great singer/songwriter, but also an accomplished speaker and humanitarian.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt CalvertBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert
April 25, 2018

Today's subjects Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert are currently living their theatre lives as cast members in The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' production of If/Then. The production runs through April 28.

BWW Interview: Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on BroadwayBWW Interview: Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on Broadway
April 24, 2018

Most of us in this area know Michael Kahn as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC). It's a post he will have held for over thirty years when he retires at the end of the company's 2018/19 season.

BWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Imagination StageBWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Imagination Stage
April 23, 2018

The tale of Robin Hood has provided source material for several famous screen adaptations over the years, including the classic Hollywood film with Errol Flynn and the Disney animated feature that portrayed all the characters as animals. With the exception of Young Robin Hood at Round House Theatre a few years back, there really hasn't been a good stage treatment for the guy who steals from the rich to give to the poor...until now.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt BogartBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
April 20, 2018

I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this production, which runs through May 20, 2018.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Garry HynesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Garry Hynes
April 20, 2018

One of the great things about DC theatre is that we have the opportunities to experience theater from all over the world, including from some of the most artistically renowned companies. Take for example the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland. Today's subject Garry Hynes is living her theatre life as Artistic Director of that esteemed company. The Druid's production ofWaiting for Godotis embarking on its year-long tour with a run at Shakespeare Theatre Company through May 20.



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