Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry is the Senior Contributing Writer for BroadwayWorld.Com's DC page.  She has been a DC resident since 2001 having moved from Upstate New York to attend graduate school at American University's School of International Service. When not attending countless theatre, concert, and cabaret performances in the area and in New York, she works for the US Government as an analyst. Jennifer previously covered the DC performing arts scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, DC Metro Theater Arts, and DC Theatre Scene.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review:  SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE at Taffety PunkBWW Review: SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE
Posted: Oct. 1, 2017


BWW Review:  Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENSBWW Review: Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENS
Posted: Sep. 20, 2017


BWW Review:  LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum TheatreBWW Review: LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum Theatre
Posted: Oct. 9, 2017


BWW Review: WILDERNESS at the Kennedy Center DisappointsBWW Review: WILDERNESS at the Kennedy Center Disappoints
Posted: Oct. 14, 2017


BWW Review:  THE PRICE at Arena Stage Offers Up Wonderful Acting in a Classic American DramaBWW Review: THE PRICE at Arena Stage
Posted: Oct. 14, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre in LancasterBWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Review:  Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Megan Hilty Spreads Christmas Cheer at Kennedy Center
Posted: Dec. 10, 2016


BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: A Creative INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
Posted: Dec. 9, 2016


BWW Review:  THE PRICE at Arena Stage Offers Up Wonderful Acting in a Classic American DramaBWW Review: THE PRICE at Arena Stage Offers Up Wonderful Acting in a Classic American Drama
October 14, 2017


BWW Review: WILDERNESS at the Kennedy Center DisappointsBWW Review: WILDERNESS at the Kennedy Center Disappoints
October 14, 2017


BWW Review:  LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum TheatreBWW Review: LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum Theatre
October 9, 2017

While there is nothing particularly easy about this play, it is a unique viewing experience that every area theatergoer should have.

BWW Review:  SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE at Taffety PunkBWW Review: SHE RODE HORSES LIKE THE STOCK EXCHANGE at Taffety Punk
October 1, 2017

While it's hard to fully embrace this comedic play, it is worth a watch if only for the fine acting and compelling thematic content.

BWW Review:  Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENSBWW Review: Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENS
September 20, 2017

Good cast, good technical work, some funny jokes, but there's something missing.

BWW Review:  Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess Kick Off the District of Comedy Festival with the National SymphonyBWW Review: Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess Kick Off the District of Comedy Festival with the National Symphony
July 21, 2017

The concert delivered some great performances and is a wonderful example of how unique the Kennedy Center is within our national arts landscape. Where else, except for maybe Lincoln Center, could you hear some of Broadway's best sing with a top-notch orchestra and get a dose of comedy too?

BWW Review:  Come to the CABARET at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Kennedy Center
July 15, 2017

The current national tour, based on the recent Broadway revival at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 and taking up residence at the Kennedy Center through August 6, does just that - explore and provide a unique take. While there's never been anything particularly cheery about the musical, this version wonderfully embraces its darkness and cold undertones more so than a few others I have seen.

BWW Review:  RENT Returns to the National TheatreBWW Review: RENT Returns to the National Theatre
June 21, 2017

The cast and the rocking band pour every ounce of energy into everything they do.

BWW Review:  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy Center
June 18, 2017

Simply put, get thee to the Kennedy Center to experience it for yourself.

BWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre in LancasterBWW Review: JONAH Makes a Big Splash at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster
May 30, 2017

From now through October 14, visitors to the theatre can expect to be - like I was - impressed by how the creative team, its stellar cast, and some exceedingly talented technicians bring this well-known story to life on its massive stage.

BWW Review:  OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Charms at Keegan TheatreBWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Charms at Keegan Theatre
May 12, 2017

This rewarding theatrical experience is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the power of love, memory, and family in a small Irish town.

BWW Review:  Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Entertain at StrathmoreBWW Review: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Entertain at Strathmore
April 29, 2017

It was a night of brilliant music performed in front of a wonderfully diverse and appreciative crowd at Strathmore that we won't soon forget.

BWW Review:  Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National TheatreBWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre
April 21, 2017

I witnessed a stellar and - dare I say - pretty flawless production that completely and utterly immersed me into Alison Bechdel's world.

BWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra ConcertBWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra Concert
April 5, 2017

On Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM, Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra will celebrate popular music of the 1980's with a concert entitled 'You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party' at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. To get DC audiences ready for the party, vocalist Patrice Covington shared some of her favorite 80's songs with BWW.

BWW Review:  Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center
March 26, 2017

An aural and visual feast, TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN is wonderfully inventive and will hopefully set the stage for similar multidisciplinary programming in the future.

BWW Review:  NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy Center
March 18, 2017

As there are two more performances, I won't spoil the myriad of illusions that Lepage and his team include in the production, but suffice it to say that - production-wise, this show is unlike any other I've seen come through this illustrious arts center in years.

BWW Review:  Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERTBWW Review: Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT
March 12, 2017

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT was nothing less than a case study in ambition.

BWW Review:  INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena StageBWW Review: INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena Stage
March 12, 2017

All in all, I certainly commend Arena Stage, including Artistic Director Molly Smith, for taking a chance on this new work. Unfortunately, there's a ways to go to ready it for an audience, particularly here in DC where there is bound to be at least a handful of people with a pretty good understanding of the subject matter.

BWW Review:  A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena StageBWW Review: A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage
February 12, 2017

Lillian Hellman's 1941 play WATCH ON THE RHINE isn't often produced, but it's certainly a relevant one in today's troubling times. As directed in the round by Jackie Maxwell at Arena Stage, it's probably one of the best examples of a scintillating, well-written script being brought to the stage by a uniformly excellent cast. The end result is a must-see production for the serious theatergoer.

BWW Review:  BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Intrigues at Woolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyBWW Review: BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Intrigues at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
February 6, 2017

Clare Barron's apocalyptic play BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE is, fundamentally, an interesting and exceptionally written exploration of the forces of religion and of nature on one small town American family dealing with its own kind of inner turmoil. A uniformly strong cast under the direction of Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz brings out the best of the already strong script at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.



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