The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National FestivalThe Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019. (more...)

 BWW Review: WINNIE THE POOH at Adventure Theatre BWW Review: WINNIE THE POOH at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 8, 2019

Oh bother! Adventure Theatre is currently presenting a hunny of a show with Le Clanché du Rand's delightful stage adaptation of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh.  Under the fine direction of Shirley Serotsky, Milne's 100 Acre Wood and its inhabitants magically come to life with a story of lost tales, huffalumps, and much more. (more...)

BWW Review: BLOOD AT THE ROOT at Theater AllianceBWW Review: BLOOD AT THE ROOT at Theater Alliance
by Jack Read - Mar 4, 2019

From the second we step through the doors of Anacostia Playhouse, we're asked to join the world of Dominique Morisseau's Blood at the Root - not just as observers but participants. Every corner of the lobby has been decked out like the hallways of a high school - in this case, Cedar High, located somewhere north of New Orleans. We glance upward and see a banner prominently featuring their mascot, the Pelican. There's a bulletin board littered with flyers and posters - Keep Calm and Wear Your Uniform. And just next to the entrance of the theater is a pair of lockers covered with real-life photographs of the young cast in their natural habitats - school, church, family reunions, summer camp. There's a lot to explore. (more...)

1st Stage Extends A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS Until December 301st Stage Extends A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS Until December 30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theatre, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration until December 30. (more...)

BWW Review: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL at 1st StageBWW Review: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL at 1st Stage
by Hannah Wing - Dec 4, 2018

1st Stage's A Civil War Christmas, directed by Deidra Lawan Starnes with musical direction by Markus Williams, is a riveting musical helmed by a strong diverse cast of twelve actors and beautifully done production design. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMASPhoto Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2018

It's 1864 and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. "History lessons and holiday warmth sit cozily alongside each other" (The New York Times) in this pageant of carols by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Indecent. Stories of many intertwining lives- spanning from the battlegrounds of Northern Virginia to the halls of the White House- demonstrate that the gladness of one's heart is the best gift of all. This "rich and moving play with music" (Variety) is a treat the whole family will enjoy. (more...)

1st Stage Presents Paula Vogel's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS1st Stage Presents Paula Vogel's A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

It's 1864 and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. "History lessons and holiday warmth sit cozily alongside each other" (The New York Times) in this pageant of carols by Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Indecent. Stories of many intertwining lives- spanning from the battlegrounds of Northern Virginia to the halls of the White House- demonstrate that the gladness of one's heart is the best gift of all. This "rich and moving play with music" (Variety) is a treat the whole family will enjoy. (more...)

BWW Review: Almond Joy: Constellation Theatre Company's MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CONTEMPORARY FARCEBWW Review: Almond Joy: Constellation Theatre Company's MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CONTEMPORARY FARCE
by Roger Catlin - Aug 15, 2018

Sarah Ruhl is one of the most produced contemporary playwrights today, with provocative works like 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' and 'In the Room: The Vibrator Play.' Less often produced is one of her earliest plays, the 2002 'Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce,' especially since she reworked it in recent years as a chamber musical. (more...)

BWW Review: ANDROMEDA BREAKS AND THE CITY OF... at Capital FringeBWW Review: ANDROMEDA BREAKS AND THE CITY OF... at Capital Fringe
by Hannah Landsberger - Jul 22, 2018

Andromeda Breaks and The City Of... are two great pieces of new writing to add to your Fringe schedule! (more...)

BWW Review: Capital Fringe Comedies and Dramas are a (Mostly) Delightful Mixed BagBWW Review: Capital Fringe Comedies and Dramas are a (Mostly) Delightful Mixed Bag
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 21, 2018

Part of the excitement of DC's Capital Fringe Festival is not knowing when you'll stumble upon a true gem of a production. I was fortunate enough to find a couple when I indulged in two dramas and two comedies within 48 hours at Arena Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Skillful and Fun THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Constellation Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Skillful and Fun THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Constellation Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - Jan 16, 2018

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Constellation Theatre is a thought-provoking, skillfully-rendered reminder that chaos and uncertainty are not unique to our time or to any single time. In the sure directorial hands of Mary Hall Surface, Thornton Wilder's masterpiece is a wild time-traveling, allegorical tragicomedy, without the Pepperidge Farm and Hallmark overtones we've now come to associate with the OUR TOWN playwright. (more...)

BWW Review:  WSC Avant Bard's EMILIE:  LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFEDS HER LIFE TONIGHT a Heady, Brilliant EveningBWW Review: WSC Avant Bard's EMILIE: LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFEDS HER LIFE TONIGHT a Heady, Brilliant Evening
by Andrew White - Oct 23, 2017

As effervescent and fun as it is filled with the world of ideas (and equations), 'Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight' is a heady evening, bringing a great women back to brilliant life both onstage and in our collective memory. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - 'EMILIE' Blazes a Trail for Women in Science at Avant BardPhoto Flash: First Look - 'EMILIE' Blazes a Trail for Women in Science at Avant Bard
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Avant Bard begins Season 28 with Lauren Gunderson's Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight - a witty reincarnation of a passionate and defiant woman who in 18th-century France dazzled Voltaire and blazed a trail for women in science. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Avant Bard Announces Full Cast and Design Team for Lauren Gunderson's EMILIEAvant Bard Announces Full Cast and Design Team for Lauren Gunderson's EMILIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Avant Bard announces full casting and creative team for its first production of the season, Lauren Gunderson's Emilie: La Marquise Du Ch telet Defends Her Life Tonight--a witty reincarnation of a passionate and defiant woman who in 18th-century France dazzled Voltaire and blazed a trail for women in science. (more...)

BWW Review: JUMANJI Soars to Life at Adventure Theatre MTC
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 29, 2016

'Wow! This is amazing!' (more...)