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BWW Review:  PILGRIMS MUSA & SHERI IN THE NEW WORLD  at Mosaic Theater Company Photo BWW Review: PILGRIMS MUSA & SHERI IN THE NEW WORLD at Mosaic Theater Company
by Barbara Trainin Blank - Jan 26, 2020

An emphasis on immigrants and how well they integrate (or not) in this country is nothing new. If anything, the issue has become more heated in the past few years.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: EVERYBODY at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Rachael Goldberg - Oct 24, 2019

'Everybody' may not be for, well, everybody - it's a quirky play that tackles humanity, life, death, and our own fragile existence head-on. But those who are brave enough to face these uncomfortable truths are rewarded with a fast-talking, quick-witted, deep-thinking performance.

Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For EVERYBODY Photo Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For EVERYBODY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company will begin its 2019/20 Season with the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist EVERYBODY by Obie Award-winner, MacArthur 'Genius' Grant recipient and Washington, D.C.-native Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon, Gloria). This 'fun and breezy' (Broadway World) comedy about life (and death) will play at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from October 15 through November 17, 2019.

Mosaic Theater Company Of DC Turns 5 This Fall And Celebrates Historic Year Photo Mosaic Theater Company Of DC Turns 5 This Fall And Celebrates Historic Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

Mosaic Theater Company of DC launches its 5th season this month with the DC premiere of Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, Or The Re-Education of Undine, previewing August 21 (see our August 1 Fabulation press release for opening night information, and our March 29 a?oe#Wokeseason5a?? release for full season line-up), exactly one month after the close of the most successful show in Mosaic's history, the co-production of Kelvin Roston Jr.'s Twisted Melodies, which sold out its last week of performances, playing to record crowds and box office, providing the capstone to a season of transformative artistic and fundraising achievements. 

BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre - Complelling Theater Photo BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre - Complelling Theater
by Charles Shubow - May 13, 2019

Do not miss this three hour thriller about diplomacy about the Middle East makes its regional premiere.

BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: OSLO at Round House Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - May 1, 2019

Oslo is an amazing against-all-odds story of risk, trust, and diplomacy. It is about overcoming hard-and-fast assumptions. Oslo shows the value in finding common ground and allowing ourselves to hope. This Round House Theatre production is a wonder-a brilliant heartfelt, heart-filling experience.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals of Shakespeare Theatre Company's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD Photo Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019.

BWW Review: A Powerful GLORIA at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: A Powerful GLORIA at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 9, 2018

It's an explosive and thought-provoking production in more ways than one - and a natural fit for Woolly.

Round House Theatre Announces Casting For 2018-2019 Season Photo Round House Theatre Announces Casting For 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Round House Theatre announces casting for the five mainstage shows that will comprise its 41st season. "Our 2018-2019 Season launches our exciting Resident Artist program, and once again confirms our longstanding value to prioritize the use of local artists, with more than 90% of our artists hailing from the DC area," says Artistic Director Ryan Rilette. "We're thrilled to pair the best DC artists with some of the most exciting new plays and modern classics in American theatre. It's a season you won't want to miss." 

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre presents the World Premiere of 4,380 NIGHTS Photo Photo Flash: Signature Theatre presents the World Premiere of 4,380 NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of 4,380 Nights by DC playwright Annalisa Dias. The production is directed by Kathleen Akerley (Artistic Director of Longacre Lea) and features Ahmad Kamal(Woolly Mammoth's KISS) as Malik Essaid/El Hadj El Kaim, Michael John Casey (Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Folger Theatre's Henry V) as Bud Abramson/Man, Rex Daugherty (Signature's Shakespeare's R&J) as Luke/Colonel Pelissier, and Lynette Rathnam (Ford Theatre's Death of a Salesman) as Woman (complete cast and creative team bios are below). 4,380 Nights runs from January 16 through February 18 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. 4,380 Nights is Signature's submission to the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival.

BWW Review: 4,380 NIGHTS is a Vital Story, but Lacks Cohesion at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: 4,380 NIGHTS is a Vital Story, but Lacks Cohesion at Signature Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Jan 28, 2018

4,380 Nights is essentially two different plays, which makes it often hard to follow due to the lack of cohesion, but there are still glimpses of a play in which the message of hope rings quietly over fear and hate.

Ahmad Kamal, Michael John Casey, and More Announced to Star in Signature's 4,380 NIGH Photo Ahmad Kamal, Michael John Casey, and More Announced to Star in Signature's 4,380 NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Signature Theatre is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the world premiere of 4,380 Nights by DC playwright Annalisa Dias. The production will be directed by Kathleen Akerley (Artistic Director of Longacre Lea) and will feature Ahmad Kamal (Woolly Mammoth's KISS) as Malik Essaid/El Hadj El Kaim, Michael John Casey (Shakespeare Theatre's Othello, Folger Theatre's Henry V) as Bud Abramson/Man, Rex Daugherty (Signature'sShakespeare's R&J) as Luke/Colonel Pelissier, and Lynette Rathnam (Ford Theatre's Death of a Salesman) as Woman (complete cast and creative team bios are below). 4,380 Nights will run from January 16 through February 18 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. 4,380 Nights is Signature's submission to the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival.

BWW Review:  LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum Theatre Photo BWW Review: LOVE AND INFORMATION at Forum Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Oct 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: Tense, Engrossing THE RETURN from Mosaic Theater
by Roger Catlin - Jun 15, 2017

The Mosaic Theaatre Company closes its second season with a perfectly realized and humane play about real life in the Middle East precisely 50 years after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE RETURN at Mosaic Theater's Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Return is a U.S. premiere, co-written by Palestinian-American playwright and performer Hanna Eady (who performed in Motti Lerner's The Admission, both in DC and Israel), and Seattle-based playwright Edward Mast.

Mosaic Announces Full 2017 VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents the culmination of its expansive and hugely successful second season with the 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival. This year's festival is of particular resonance in this 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation, and focuses on two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza.

BWW Review: ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 11, 2017

Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) companies have it more difficult than companies that present theatre for adults in some respects. If they set out to present a story that's already been adapted by a certain big entertainment company ‚Äď you know, the one that all started with a mouse ‚Äď audiences are likely to come into the theatre with that version in mind. They may also expect a big budget spectacular that few ‚Äď if any ‚Äď TYA companies are positioned to deliver.

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