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


BWW Review: MUSICAL THERAPY at Capital FringeBWW Review: MUSICAL THERAPY at Capital Fringe
Posted: Jul. 23, 2018


BWW Review: PERFECTING THE KISS at Capital FringeBWW Review: PERFECTING THE KISS at Capital Fringe
Posted: Jul. 26, 2018


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Leslie WolfeBWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Leslie Wolfe
Posted: Aug. 3, 2018


THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Keegan TheatreTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Keegan Theatre
Posted: Aug. 8, 2018


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
Posted: Jul. 30, 2018


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 at Capital Fringe
Posted: Jul. 23, 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 Rob BermanBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob Berman
Posted: Jul. 20, 2018


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


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


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.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Joshua MorganBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Joshua Morgan
July 12, 2018

You might know today's subject Joshua Morgan from his many performances in and around the DC area. He has worked at such prestigious local theatres as Arena Stage, Theater J, Folger Theatre, and Rep Stage. He also ran a wonderful theatre company called No Rules Theatre Company for years.

BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week Two)BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week Two)
July 9, 2018

Last week, we started a four part vBlog series on the making of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' upcoming production ofThe Hunchback of Notre Dame.The production runs July 19th to 21st for four performances as part of Theatre Lab's Summer Musical Theatre Institute for Teens.

BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week One)BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week One)
June 30, 2018

It's no secret that I think the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts offers the best educational theater experience in our area. Their offerings this summer, as part of the Summer Musical Institute for teens, is no exception - and it's a big one. They're presenting the DC premiere of the Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz musical adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The company only has three and a half weeks before it's four performance run beginning on July 19th.

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at Imagination StageBWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at Imagination Stage
June 27, 2018

For all the bad in this country right now, there are still things that bring us happiness and joy. The musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown is a prime example of how innocent children and their pets can make you remember that not everything is bad in the world. How many times have we thought that Snoopy would catch the Red Baron or that Charlie Brown would win that baseball game? Yes, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown is the type of show we need to see right now to give us something to root for in this country.

BWW Review: Eva Noblezada at AMP Powered by StrathmoreBWW Review: Eva Noblezada at AMP Powered by Strathmore
June 26, 2018

Tony Award-nominated actress Eva Noblezada has had a kind of meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years. She was discovered at age seventeen by a New York casting agent at the Jimmy Awards and won the role of Kim on the West End in the Cameron Mackintosh revival of Miss Saigon. She went on to reprise the role on Broadway and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew GardinerBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner
June 25, 2018

You most likely know today's subject Matthew Gardiner as the Associate Artistic Director of Signature Theatre one of the area's go-to place for musicals

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eva NoblezadaBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eva Noblezada
June 22, 2018

Today's subject, Eva Noblezada, 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.



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