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 Interview: Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn OliveraBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn Olivera
Posted: Aug. 29, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Paige HernandezBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Paige Hernandez
Posted: Sep. 2, 2017


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BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA BELL AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRABWW Review: AN EVENING WITH JOSHUA BELL AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Posted: Feb. 15, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Paige HernandezBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Paige Hernandez
September 2, 2017

Today's subject Paige Hernandez is currently living her theatre life in a variety of ways. Her production company B-Fly Entertainment is going strong with several projects. She just wrote an opera that premiered at Glimmerglass Opera Festival and is now preparing to direct Queens Girl in Africa for Mosaic Theater Company. The production will run January 4 to February 4, 2018 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, but this Monday at 1:30 PM you can see a free reading of the play as part of Kennedy Center's annual Page-to-Stage Festival.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn OliveraBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn Olivera
August 29, 2017

Today's subject Tracy Lynn Olivera is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre as the stalwart countess Charlotte in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, A Little Night Music. The production runs through October 8th in Signature's Max Theatre.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Erin WeaverBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Erin Weaver
August 1, 2017

Today's subject Erin Weaver is currently living her theatre life onstage at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD playing the title role in Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. The production continues performances now through August 13th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Florence LaceyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Florence Lacey
August 1, 2017

Today's subject Florence Lacey is currently living her theatre life at Signature Theatre where she is preparing to start performances of A Little Night Music in the role of Madame Armfeldt. The production runs August 15th through October 8th

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Thomas W. Jones IIBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Thomas W. Jones II
July 26, 2017

Today's subject Thomas W. Jones II is currently living his theater life working on several projects at MetroStage in Alexandria, Virginia. This weekend you can see his directorial work with a three-day return engagement of Anne & Emmett. Performances are this Friday, July 28 (8:00 PM) through Sunday, July 30 (3:00 PM). There are two performances on Saturday, July 29 - one at 3:00 PM and one at 8:00 PM).

BWW Review: IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE as part of the DC Comedy Festival at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE as part of the DC Comedy Festival at Kennedy Center
July 25, 2017

There is a rule in the theater about knowing when to get off the stage so as not to give your audience too much of a good thing. The Improvised Shakespeare Company unfortunately did not follow this rule in presenting their totally improvised audience-named epic The Barber's Hat this past weekend at Kennedy Center as part of the DC Comedy Festival. All the greatness of their first hour was diminished by the last twenty plus minutes of their performance.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gerald SteichenBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gerald Steichen
July 24, 2017

Today's subject Gerald Steichen is currently living his theater life in the orchestra pit in the Kennedy Center's Opera House as the musical director for the national tour of The King And I. The show is in town through August 20th.

BWW Review: TREY PARKER'S CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL presented by HalfMad Theatre at Capital FringeBWW Review: TREY PARKER'S CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL presented by HalfMad Theatre at Capital Fringe
July 21, 2017

A couple of things intrigued me about HalfMad Theatre's entry into this year's Capital Fringe. First off, the name Trey Parker was attached to it. After all, he created the totally non-politically correct TV show South Park and the mega- hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon so it seemed interesting that a company would present the piece that started Parker on his meteoric rise to fame while in college. Second, the show is primarily performed with puppets with a few human characters. That just seemed like my kind of show. The show is the wonderful and slightly off-color extravaganza, Trey Parker's Cannibal the Musical!

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jade WheelerBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler
July 20, 2017

Today's subject Jade Wheeler is currently living her theater life onstage at Arena Stage in the return engagement of The Originalist as Justice Antonin Scalia's clerk Cat. The show has been extended and now runs through August 6th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Mary Gordon MurrayBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray
July 18, 2017

Today's subject Mary Gordon Murray is currently living her theatre life onstage at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater playing Frulein Schneider in the national tour of Cabaret. The production plays through August 6th.

BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT presented by The Wandering Theatre Company at Capital FringeBWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT presented by The Wandering Theatre Company at Capital Fringe
July 17, 2017

Anytime a company presents something I don't expect to see in a festival setting, it generally peaks my interest. The Laramie Project is one of those shows I never thought I would see performed in Capital Fringe. When The Wandering Theatre Company presents the piece and then disrespects the material by doing things to the show that are not needed it results in the following diatribe even if the production features some strong performances.

BWW Interview: For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be.BWW Interview: For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be.
July 17, 2017

When arts in education institutions produce musicals, they tend to stick with titles that everyone is likely to recognize. For the past 25 years DC's very own Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts has produced musicals that fall into this category for example, Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar with their Musical Theatre Institute for Teens, as well as other lesser known shows like Side Show but what other teen program has embarked on the journey of premiering a new show? None that I know of, which is why I keep on singing The Theatre Lab's praises.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ryan AsherBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ryan Asher
July 14, 2017

Today's subject Ryan Asher is currently living her theatre life onstage at Kennedy Center's Theater Lab as one of the company members for The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand. The production runs through August 13th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory LiningtonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory Linington
July 10, 2017

Today's subject, Gregory Linington, is currently living his theatre life onstage at Theater J playing Harry Hyman, the doctor with a big heart and strong attraction to one of his patients, in Arthur Miller's rarely produced Broken Glass. The production has been extended and now runs through July 16th.

BWW Review: JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK at Adventure TheatreBWW Review: JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK at Adventure Theatre
July 3, 2017

WOWEE WOW WOW!! Junie B. Jones and all of her friends are inhabiting Adventure Theatre this summer for a fun-filled tale of missing gloves, true loves, and fast feet. Fueled by a super colossus performance from pint-size dynamo Megan Graves in the title role and helmed by master director Rick Hammerly, Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook proves that you can enjoy a Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) show at any age.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Megan GravesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Megan Graves
June 23, 2017

Today's subject Megan Graves is currently living her theatre life on stage at Adventure Theatre as the title character in Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. The production runs through August 14th at the company's performance space in Glen Echo Park.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Austin ColbyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Austin Colby
June 9, 2017


BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET PROGRAM A at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET PROGRAM A at Kennedy Center
June 8, 2017

One of the finest ballet companies in the country is in town this week at the Kennedy Center for two programs that feature the work of some of the world's most famous choreographers.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Veanne CoxBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Veanne Cox
June 7, 2017

Today's subject Veanne Cox is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) playing the role of Arsino in The School for Lies. The show runs through July 9th at the Lansburgh Theatre.

BWW Review: CRAZY MARY LINCOLN at Pallas Theatre CollectiveBWW Review: CRAZY MARY LINCOLN at Pallas Theatre Collective
June 6, 2017

New musicals are always a risky proposition for any theatre company, but Pallas Theatre Collective is rising to the challenge in a big way with its current production Crazy Mary Lincoln. The show is a product of the company's Table Read series, which puts the writers through a two year process of readings to work on their show before it gets to full production. In this case, the process paid off in spades.



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