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.



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kolby KindleBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle
Posted: Nov. 9, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim RoganBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan
Posted: Nov. 1, 2017


BWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena StageBWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage
Posted: Nov. 9, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nellie McKayBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nellie McKay
Posted: Oct. 27, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Allen Lee HughesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Allen Lee Hughes
Posted: Oct. 23, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Robert RichmondBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Robert Richmond
Posted: Nov. 8, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Evan CaseyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Evan Casey
Posted: Nov. 3, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: Audra McDonald at StrathmoreBWW Review: Audra McDonald at Strathmore
Posted: May. 30, 2017


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


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Erin WeaverBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Erin Weaver
Posted: Aug. 1, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory LiningtonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory Linington
Posted: Jul. 10, 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 Natascia DiazBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
Posted: May. 23, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kolby KindleBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle
November 9, 2017

Today's subject Kolby Kindle is currently living his theatre life on the road in the ensemble of the national tour of the juggernaut hit The Book of Mormon. The show is now playing at the Kennedy Center through November 19th.

BWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena StageBWW Review: THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage
November 9, 2017

Some musicals from the golden age of Broadway are done to death. Let's face it, how many productions of Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof can you take? Anytime a theater chooses to produce a show that isn't seen as often as the aforementioned ones I get very excited. When they are presented well, my musical theater geekiness goes into overdrive. Arena Stage has put my geekiness into overdrive with its current production of the 1954 tuner The Pajama Game. With the exception of a production at Roundabout Theatre Company a few years back, this show really isn't performed very often professionally anymore.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Robert RichmondBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Robert Richmond
November 8, 2017

Today's subject Robert Richmond is currently living his theatre life at Folger Theatre as director for Anthony and Cleopatra. The production runs through November 19th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Evan CaseyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Evan Casey
November 3, 2017

Today's subject Evan Casey is currently living his theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre, his DC theatrical home base in An Act of God. The production runs through November 26.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim RoganBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan
November 1, 2017

Today's subjects Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan are currently living their theatre lives at Arena Stage performing in one of the golden age of Broadway's more underrated musicals, The Pajama Game. They are playing the roles of Babe Williams and Sid Sorokin, respectively. The production runs through December 24th.

BWW Review: MYSTERY SCHOOL at The Edge of the Universe Players 2BWW Review: MYSTERY SCHOOL at The Edge of the Universe Players 2
October 31, 2017

The pint size dynamo known as Nora Achrati is one of the area's most dynamic actresses so a show where it's just her and the audience should make for a great night of theatre. Achrati portrays five different characters in Paul Selig's ethereal and spiritual script Mystery School.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nellie McKayBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nellie McKay
October 27, 2017

Today's subject Nellie McKay is probably best known as a singer and songwriter, but what you may not know is that she has a theatre connection. She has lived her theatre life onstage at Roundabout Theatre Company in The Threepenny Opera as Polly Peachum. That performance won her a Theatre World Award. Tomorrow evening, October 28, she will be appearing at one of the DC area's newest arts performance venues, Amp powered by Strathmore.

BWW Review: SERGIO MENDES at StrathmoreBWW Review: SERGIO MENDES at Strathmore
October 23, 2017

For 57 years Sergio Mendes has been a driving force in the world of popular music. since 1966. Starting withHerb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66, he took Brazilian and Bossa Nova music and bought it to the masses. His recordings of such pop songs as The Look of Love and Mas Que Nada were and continue to be classics.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Allen Lee HughesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Allen Lee Hughes
October 23, 2017

Today's subject, Allen Lee Hughes, is currently living his theater life as lighting designer for Arthur Miller's The Price - his 70thproduction at Arena Stage. The production runs through November 12th in the Kogod Cradle. Mr. Hughes also lit the production also lit the show the last time Arena Stage produced it back in 1994.

BWW Review: THE SMARTEST GIRL IN THE WORLD at Imagination StageBWW Review: THE SMARTEST GIRL IN THE WORLD at Imagination Stage
October 20, 2017

Sometimes playwrights don't know when to quit and there's a situation where an incidental plot point becomes a major one because it's unnecessarily brought to the forefront again and again. Miriam Gonzales' The Smartest Girl in the World suffers from this problem and it's too bad because otherwise there is plenty to like in Imagination Stage's season opener.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Liam MowerBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Liam Mower
October 15, 2017

Today's subject Liam Mower is currently living his theatre life on tour with esteemed choreographer Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes in the role of Ivan Boleslawsky. The production concludes a week-long engagement today at Kennedy Center's Opera House before continuing on to Charlotte, NC and New York, NY.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly SchrafBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf
October 12, 2017

Today's subject Kimberly Schraf is currently living her theatre life at Ford's Theatre portraying one of the best known female roles in the American Theatre. Not only does Kimberly give a superb performance as Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she does so with Craig Wallace as Willy Loman. Wallece is her partner in life as well as onstage. Her once-in-a-lifetime performance can be seen through October 22nd.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jack KoenigBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jack Koenig
October 11, 2017

Today's subject Jack Koenig is currently living his theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as part of the company of the double bill of The Lover and The Collection by Harold Pinter. The production runs through October 29th at STC's Lansburgh Theatre.

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Pallas Theatre CollectiveBWW Review: ASSASSINS at Pallas Theatre Collective
October 10, 2017

Any musical theatre geek knows that Stephen Sondheim's central subjects for musicals are rarely light and fluffy individuals. Sweeney Todd has a barber who slits people's throats and Sunday in the Park with George has a painter who is a perfectionist and egomaniac.

 BWW Review: NIGHT TRAIN 57 at Kennedy Center BWW Review: NIGHT TRAIN 57 at Kennedy Center
October 6, 2017

Laundry night in our house doesn't garner much excitement. However, in the world of Dan Zanes, Claudia Eliaza and Yuriana Sobrino, hanging your socks out to dry leads you on a magical, musical, mystical journey up in the heavens, courtesy of a magic train. That is the basic premise of Night Train 57, Kennedy Center's latest co-commission with VSA, and trust me, this is one journey your whole family will want to take together.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Baakari WilderBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Baakari Wilder
October 6, 2017

Today's subject Baakari Wilder will be living his theatre life this Saturday evening onstage at the Kennedy Center as part of LOTUS, a tribute to the art of tap dancing.

BWW Review: WIDOWERS' HOUSES at Washington Stage GuildBWW Review: WIDOWERS' HOUSES at Washington Stage Guild
October 3, 2017

DC's little jewel, known as the Washington Stage Guild (WSG), has always presented pieces that you can't see elsewhere in the area. With its current offering Widowers' Houses, WSG gives area theatregoers a chance to see a lesser known work by esteemed playwright George Bernard Shaw. While this script is not a center piece of Shaw's canon (a la Pygmalion or Heartbreak House) WSG, true to form, delivers a high-end production of it featuring a top-notch group of performers.

BWW News: Theatre Life Turns One Year OldBWW News: Theatre Life Turns One Year Old
October 3, 2017

One year ago today, I went from writing for a local theatre site to writing for the largest worldwide theatre site. One year ago today, Theatre Life made its debut here on Broadway World's DC page with a profile of scenic designer Paige Hathaway.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly GilbertBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly Gilbert
October 2, 2017

Today's subject Kimberly Gilbert is currently living her theatre life onstage at one of her local theatrical homes. She portrays the slightly deranged, tux shirt-wearing arsonist Billie Irons in The Arsonists at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The production plays through October 14th.

BWW Review: BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY at Kennedy Center
September 26, 2017

Leonard Bernstein was arguably one of the most versatile musicians the world has ever known. If you are a lover of classical music, you know that his recordings and compositions were the stuff legend is made of; and if you are a musical theatre geek, you know that Bernstein wrote some of the most innovative and genre-merging theatrical scores that still have not been topped to this day.



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