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: A CHORUS LINE at Signature TheatreBWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Signature Theatre
Posted: Nov. 12, 2019


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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon a Memorial to One of the Area's FinestBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon a Memorial to One of the Area's Finest.
Posted: Feb. 19, 2019


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kristin ChenowethBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kristin Chenoweth
Posted: Mar. 29, 2019


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane MaigadiBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane Maigadi
Posted: Apr. 22, 2019


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris ClarkBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris Clark
Posted: Oct. 10, 2019


BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin McAllisterBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin McAllister
Posted: Feb. 11, 2019


BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Signature TheatreBWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Signature Theatre
Posted: Nov. 12, 2019


BWW REVIEW: WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS: A DECADE IN CONCERT at Kennedy CenterBWW REVIEW: WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS: A DECADE IN CONCERT at Kennedy Center
Posted: Nov. 26, 2018


BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Signature Theatre
November 12, 2019

I am often asked what my all time favorite Broadway musical is. I always reply A Chorus Line. I consider it to be a perfect musical in every way. The show's original director/choreographer Michael Bennett captured the heart and soul of the dancer so beautifully in what I consider to be his masterwork. Marvin Hamlisch's music and Edward Kleban's lyrics were and still are one of the most inventive theatre scores ever written. James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante's book (based off of taped interviews of Broadway dancers conducted by Bennett) frame the songs to sheer perfection. Paul's monologue in the show is actually based on Dante's true story.

BWW Flashback: A Look Back in Pictures as Arena Stage Celebrates 70 years of Groundbreaking Theatrical Excellence
October 16, 2019

The 19/20 theatrical season has seen several milestones for many of its area theatres but the biggest by far is the 70th anniversary of the company that helped pioneer the regional theatre movement in this country Arena Stage.

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Kennedy Center
October 12, 2019

Every once in a while you run across a big dilemma with a production. What happens when everything falls into place except one big thing? For the answer to this question look no further than the latest installment of the Broadway Center Stage series at Kennedy Center Footloose.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Chris Clark
October 10, 2019

Today's subject Chris Clark is currently living his theatre life in a big way. He is making his national tour debut in the Jimmy Buffet extravaganza Escape to Margaritaville. The tour plays here in DC through October 13th at the National Theatre.

BWW Review: ELEPHANTS & PIGGIE'S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” at Adventure Theatre
October 6, 2019

DC Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) visionary Michael J. Bobbitt left us to start a new artistic chapter in his life a few months ago. The season opener at Adventure Theatre shows that even though he isn't here physically his vision for the company will be felt all season. Bobbitt made his picks for the company's 19/20 season before his departure.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matt Torney
September 24, 2019

Today's subject Matt Torney is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Studio Theatre. Their excellent current production of Doubt: A Parable is helmed by Torney and plays through October 6th in Studio's Metheny space.

BWW News: Some of the Many Reasons why the ALAN MENKEN AND BROADWAY STARS Concert took us to A Whole New World
September 17, 2019

The newly opened REACH at Kennedy Center continues the institution's promise set forth by President John F. Kennedy of arts for all.

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Signature Theatre
August 26, 2019

Signature Theatre and Stephen Sondheim have been a winning combination in the DC theatre scene since 1991when the company presented Sweeney Todd at Gunston. In 1992 it presented the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman collaboration known as Assassins. The show was produced again by Signature in 2006 in their garage space.

BWW Review: EARTHRISE at Kennedy Center
July 30, 2019

We are now at the midpoint of summer and you are most likely looking for something a little bit different to do with your kids before sending them back to school. What if I told you that the Kennedy Center is currently producing a World Premiere Commission that is both entertaining and educational? I hope you'd say 'Tell me more!' because I have plenty to say about this brand new musical for all ages called Earthrise. The production was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch.

BWW Review: 52 PICKUP at Capital Fringe
July 26, 2019

In order to pull off a successful solo show there are a few things you absolutely need to have.

Watch and Listen to a Song from the World Premiere Musical ALIX IN WONDERLAND: A GENDER JOURNEY DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
July 18, 2019

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts as part of their Summer Musical Institute for Teens presents a World Premiere Musical entitled Alix in Wonderland: A Gender Journey Down the Rabbit Hole.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Mike Daisey
July 12, 2019

Today's subject Mike Daisey is probably best known here in the DC area for his many magnificent monologues that he has performed at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. These appearances include The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, How Theater Failed America, and The Trump Card. He is currently living his theatre life at Arena Stage where he is performing his epic A People's History as part of Capital Fringe's Curated Series. The show runs through July 21st.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe
July 11, 2019

Today's subjects Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey are currently living their theatre lives as the writing team for the excellent swashbuckling World Premiere Musical Blackbeard at Signature Theatre. The production runs through July 14th in the MAX.

BWW Review: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY at Capital Fringe
July 9, 2019

Master monologist Mike Daisey is known locally for his many performances at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. When you go to a Mike Daisey performance you expect to continue the conversation afterwards. His stuff is that thought provoking and is always spot on.

BWW Review: 50 YEARS OVER THE RAINBOW: A JUDY GARLAND CELEBRATION at Kennedy Center
July 2, 2019

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of the iconic entertainer Judy Garland. Can you believe she was only 47 when she passed? Think of the body of work she left us in such a short life.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Deb Gottesman and Claire Schoonover
July 2, 2019

Today's subjects Deb Gottesman and Claire Schoonover are currently living their theatre lives onstage at Keegan Theatre playing two very resourceful and cutthroat senior citizens in the DC area premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Ripcord. The production runs through July 6th.

BWW Review: BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre
July 1, 2019

Signature Theatre concludes its 29th season with a World Premiere musical written by, in my opinion, one of the most underrated writing teams working in musical theatre today. Blackbeard written by John Dempsey (Book & Lyrics) and Dana P. Rowe (Music) has everything you could ever want in a musical. It features a high quality score, a great cast, excellent production values, and swordplay. What more do 1you need?

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexander Strain
June 30, 2019

Today's subject Alexander Strain is living testament to the old adage that you can come home again. You probably remember Alexander from his many wonderful performances all over town at places like Theater J and Round House Theatre. Recently he took a break from acting to get his Masters in Psychology and many of his fans myself included were wondering if he would ever return to the stage.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eden Espinosa
June 15, 2019

Today's subject Eden Espinosa is currently living her theatre life as part of the national tour of the William Finn/James Lapine musical Falsettos where she is portraying the role of Trina. The show is currently playing in the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center and will continue through June 23rd. The tour will then travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for its final stop where it will end on June 30th.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Holly Twyford
June 14, 2019

When an actress has a long and distinguished career they are sometimes referred to as a Grande Dame. Today's subject Holly Twyford is what we call the Grand Damn! of DC Theatre. Throughout her many years of performing at pretty much every large theatre in town she proves time and time again that she is a force of nature every time she steps onto an area stage. Holly can currently be seen in the Round House Theatre production of A Doll's House Part 2. The show is running through June 30th at the Lansburgh Theatre while Round House Theatre completes its renovation for a fall re-opening.



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