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 WIZ at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford?s Theatre
Posted: Mar. 25, 2018


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 Christiane Noll and Matt BogartBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
Posted: Apr. 20, 2018


BWW Review: JOHN at Signature TheatreBWW Review: JOHN at Signature Theatre
Posted: Apr. 18, 2018


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


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory LiningtonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Gregory Linington
Posted: Jul. 10, 2017


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Florence LaceyBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Florence Lacey
Posted: Aug. 1, 2017


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.

BWW Review: JOHN at Signature TheatreBWW Review: JOHN at Signature Theatre
April 18, 2018

One thing can be said about award-nominated playwright Annie Baker. She captures the human condition in the most realistic of ways. This is no more apparent than in Signature Theatre's production of Baker's latest work, John. Director Joe Calarco delivers his finest staging to date. He's assembled a superb cast that includes the grand dame of DC theater, Nancy Robinette.

BWW Review: I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (IN ENGLISH) at MetroStageBWW Review: I DID IT MY WAY IN YIDDISH (IN ENGLISH) at MetroStage
April 17, 2018

I have seen and worked on plenty of solo shows in my more than twenty years in the business and sometimes I see one that just leaves me asking, 'How did this performer get to do this show?' Unfortunately Deb Filler is in that situation right now at MetroStage with her concoction called I Did it My Way In Yiddish (In English).

BWW Review: DON JUAN at Taffety Punk Theatre CompanyBWW Review: DON JUAN at Taffety Punk Theatre Company
April 10, 2018

The company that makes great theater for everyone is at it again. Taffety Punk Theatre Company's mission is, and always will be, to put out a good product while making it affordable for everyone. Tickets are $15 and there are also pay what you can performances. The current production, well worth the ticket price and then some, is a knockout version of Moliere's tale of the great lover Don Juan. It stars the superb DC actress Tonya Beckman in what, so far, is the role of her career.

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 this Sunday's Concert at Strathmore
April 5, 2018

It's getting to that time of year when we think about things that are truly American. We might think about baseball games and hot dogs. There's also, of course, the annual Fourth of July concert on PBS featuring Maestro Keith Lockhart and the world famous Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. If you can't wait until the 4thhowever, you can catch this true American institution on Sunday, April 8 at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. Performances are at 2 PM and 7 PM.

BWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's Theatre
March 25, 2018

As if there weren't enough scary things in the world right now, I've come to realize that I have been going to live theatrical productions for over 43 years. That means I have been sitting in the dark for a long time (no jokes please).

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann NortonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann Norton
March 21, 2018

Today's subjects, Bill Largess and Ann Norton, are living their theatre lives as the Artistic Director and Executive Director of one of the gems in our local theatre scene.

BWW Review: THE BECKETT TRIO at Scena TheatreBWW Review: THE BECKETT TRIO at Scena Theatre
March 21, 2018

I often state that a solo show is the hardest kind of theater performance to put together because it's just the performer and the audience. In most cases, the show would be an actor telling his/her story or portraying multiple characters. Most of these are easy to follow because there is a clear story line. Now, consider Scena Theatre's latest offering featuring the dynamic actress Nanna Ingvarsson performing three short pieces by the master of easy to follow, minimalist, avant garde material...Samuel Beckett. Yes, you read that right. If you go in thinking of the three pieces as acting exercises rather than full pieces of complete theatrical storytelling, you are sure to have a good experience.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Andrew Walker WhiteBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Andrew Walker White
March 8, 2018

Today's subject, Andrew Walker White, is currently living his theatre life onstage at Quotidian Theatre Company in Bethesda, MD. in the title role of Hobson in Hobson's Choice. The production runs through March 11th.

BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre Company
February 23, 2018

Last season on Broadway there was a play called Time and the Conways presented at Roundabout Theatre Company. The play hadn't been seen on Broadway since 1937 and after seeing it I understood why. That said, the production had a great look and a very good cast so you could forget about the stodginess of the script. Bethesda, Maryland-based Quotidian Theatre Company's current production of Hobson's Choice bears a resemblance to Time and the Conways because you don't ever see it performed. Unfortunately, the production values a result of a limited budget and some questionable casting can't hide all the warts of Harold Brighouse's over 100-year-old script.

BWW Review: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY at Adventure TheatreBWW Review: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY at Adventure Theatre
February 20, 2018

We all have bad days; it's inevitable. Something happens to us every once in a while that turns our day from good to bad. However, nothing can top the day that twelve-year-old Alexander has in Adventure Theatre's latest offering, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at the National TheatreBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at the National Theatre
February 9, 2018

Sometimes touring productions of Broadway musicals are better than their original versions. When I first saw the Tony Award nominated musical Something Rotten in NYC, I found it to be forced and too over-the-top. The current touring production, now playing DC's National Theatre, features a cast that some might say is even better than the original. While all the laughs are still there, everything feels more natural.

BWW Review: DIGGING UP DESSA at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: DIGGING UP DESSA at Kennedy Center
February 8, 2018

Sometimes playwrights have a good idea for a script, but can't leave well enough alone. Such is the case with Laura Schelhardt and her world premiere commissioned playDigging Up Dessa, now playing in the Family Theater at Kennedy Center as part of the Women's Voices Theatre Festival.

BWW Review: QUEENS GIRL IN AFRICA at Mosaic Theater CompanyBWW Review: QUEENS GIRL IN AFRICA at Mosaic Theater Company
January 12, 2018

The second annual Women's Voices Theater Festival's first entry is the follow up to the hit play Queens Girl in the World, an entry in the first festival in 2015.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Felicia CurryBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Felicia Curry
December 18, 2017

Today's subject Felicia Curry is currently living her theatre life at Arena Stage playing the role of Sweet Thing inNina Simone: Four Women. The production runs through December 24 in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater.

BWW Review: A HOLIDAY POPS!  at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: A HOLIDAY POPS! at Kennedy Center
December 15, 2017

As the holidays kick into, high gear there is no better way to spend the season than with an evening of holiday music played by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) conducted by Maestro Steven Reineke.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Amber Paige McGinnisBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Amber Paige McGinnis
December 4, 2017

Today's subject Amber Paige McGinnis is currently living her theater life at Theater J as the director of the Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The production runs through December 31st.

BWW Review: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES AND OTHER STORIES at Washington Stage GuildBWW Review: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES AND OTHER STORIES at Washington Stage Guild
December 3, 2017

A modern day holiday season might include such activities as camping out at Walmart for a 3:00 AM special on a flat screen TV for $25.00 or playing with the latest electronic gadgets that are out there. DC's little jewel of a theater, Washington Stage Guild, takes us back to a time when people actually sat around the fireplace, told stories, sang Christmas carols and hymns and wait for it talked to each other with the delightful holiday offering A Child's Christmas in Wales and Other Stories.

BWW Review: CHARLOTTE'S WEB at Imagination StageBWW Review: CHARLOTTE'S WEB at Imagination Stage
November 29, 2017

E. B. White's Charlotte's Web has been adapted in many ways. There was an animated movie musical back in the 70s, a live action film a few years back, and a stage adaptation that Theatreworks USA toured around the country for years. Imagination Stage in Bethesda is currently presenting the latter as its holiday attraction. The creative team takes a very heavy-handed approach to material that isn't that light to begin with, unfortunately.



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