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THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

BWW Review: FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Sam Abney - Sep 19, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury's play, Fairview, currently playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, is a show that desperately calls for conversation. It's no wonder, then, that each performance is immediately followed by community discussions led by Build With, a DC-based anti-racist training, facilitation, and consulting practice focused on people, power, and partnership. While I wasn't able to stay for this event following Saturday night's performance, it is an important step in ensuring this work's complicated themes are digested in a clear way. Fairview is one of the most conceptual shows in recent memory. Not every idea can be fully explored in this production, which has a tight 100-minute run time that director Stevie Walker-Webb keeps clipping at a good pace. Nevertheless, Fairview is a necessary piece for anyone looking to dive deeper into discussions of race and identity in America.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize winning play, Fairview, recently opened at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Find out what critics had to say!

BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre - Be Prepared to Laugh and Learn about One o Photo BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Folger Theatre - Be Prepared to Laugh and Learn about One of England's First Actresses on The Stage
by Charles Shubow - Feb 15, 2019

Go back in time to 1665 and learn about the theatre world in London.

BWW Review:  Folger Theatre's NELL GWYNN Features Starpower Galore Photo BWW Review: Folger Theatre's NELL GWYNN Features Starpower Galore
by Andrew White - Feb 9, 2019

The performance of Alison Luff in the title role is nothing short of miraculous; her transformation from a trash-talking orange-monger to a star of the stage is unforgettable, and for theatre-goers to neglect this rare gem would border on criminal negligence.

BWW Interview: Robert Richmond of NELL GWYNN at Folger Shakespeare Library Photo BWW Interview: Robert Richmond of NELL GWYNN at Folger Shakespeare Library
by Rachael Goldberg - Jan 29, 2019

Robert Richmond is the director of Folger Theatre's upcoming production of Nell Gwynn. Richmond has directed a number of productions for Folger Theatre in DC and served as the Associate Artistic Director of the Aquilla Company in New York City. He currently is the Department Chair and Artistic Director of the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance.

Photo Flash: Folger Theatre Presents East Coast Premiere of NELL GWYNN Photo Photo Flash: Folger Theatre Presents East Coast Premiere of NELL GWYNN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Behold the year of the woman: 1665. Folger Theatrecontinues its 2018/19 season of characters who 'shake the world' with Nell Gwynn, the Olivier Award-winning 2016 comedy from London about one of the first women to perform on the English stage. Written by British playwright Jessica Swale (Blue Stockings), Nell Gwynn was commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe where it premiered, followed by a celebrated 2016 run on the West End that earned an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Robert Richmond (Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Henry V at the Folger) will direct the East Coast premiere of the play at Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Folger Theatre Announces East Coast Premiere of NELL GWYNN Starring Alison Luff Photo Folger Theatre Announces East Coast Premiere of NELL GWYNN Starring Alison Luff
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Behold the year of the woman: 1665. Folger Theatre continues its 2018/19 season of characters who "shake the world" with Nell Gwynn, the Olivier Award-winning 2016 comedy from London about one of the first women to perform on the English stage.

BWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Imagination Stage Photo BWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Imagination Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 23, 2018

The tale of Robin Hood has provided source material for several famous screen adaptations over the years, including the classic Hollywood film with Errol Flynn and the Disney animated feature that portrayed all the characters as animals. With the exception of Young Robin Hood at Round House Theatre a few years back, there really hasn't been a good stage treatment for the guy who steals from the rich to give to the poor...until now.

BWW Review: Ford's Theatre's JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Offers a Cursory Glance at an America Photo BWW Review: Ford's Theatre's JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Offers a Cursory Glance at an American Conundrum
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 26, 2018

As a nation, we owe it to ourselves to ponder how men who advocated for liberty could also advocate for slavery. It is a question for serious discussion, not just the cursory glances provided by Jefferson's Garden.

Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre Photo Photo Flash: JEFFERSON'S GARDEN Comes to Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the contradictions between our founding fathers' ideals and the realities of freedom in America. Christian, a Quaker pacifist, defies his family to fight in the American Revolution. Susannah, an enslaved woman, is tempted to fight for the British when they promise her liberty. On their travels, Christian and Susannah cross paths with Thomas Jefferson, George Mason and Sally Hemings.

Christopher Dinolfo and Felicia Curry to Star in Ford's Theatre Society's JEFFERSON'S Photo Christopher Dinolfo and Felicia Curry to Star in Ford's Theatre Society's JEFFERSON'S GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced casting for playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker's sweeping new drama, Jefferson's Garden, playing from January 19 to February 11, 2018. The production features Christopher Dinolfo as Christian and Felicia Curry as Susannah, with Christopher Bloch, Michael Kevin Darnall, Kimberly Gilbert, Michael Halling, Thomas Keegan, Kathryn Tkel and Maggie Wilder. The play is directed by Nataki Garrett (Woolly Mammoth's An Octoroon), associate artistic director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company.

Adventure Theatre MTC Stages STUART LITTLE, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Adventure Theatre MTC commences its 2014-2015 63rd Season with Stuart Little, today, Sept. 19 - Oct. 26, 2014.

Adventure Theatre MTC to Stage STUART LITTLE, 9/19-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Adventure Theatre MTC commences its 2014-2015 63rd Season with Stuart Little, Sept. 19 - Oct. 26, 2014. The play is based on the award-winning book by E.B. White, published in 1945. For more than a half-century, the shy and thoughtful mouse has been a beloved literary figure for generations of young readers.

STAGE TUBE: THE NORMAL HEART at Arena Stage- Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2012

THE NORMAL HEART closes this Sunday, July 29 at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. The production stars Broadway cast members Patrick Breen and Luke MacFarlane as well as Tom Berklund (Broadway's The Addams Family) as Craig Donner/Grady, Michael Berresse (Broadway's A Chorus Line) as Mickey Marcus, Christopher Dinolfo (Round House Theatre's Next Fall) as David, Christopher J. Hanke (Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) as Tommy Boatwright, Jon Levenson (understudy for Broadway's The Normal Heart) as Hiram Keebler/Examining Doctor, Nick Mennell (Broadway's A Free Man of Color) as Bruce Niles and John Procaccino (Lincoln Center Theater's Blood and Gifts) as Ben Weeks. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below!

Only 7 Performances Left of Arena Stage's THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

There are only 7 more chances to see THE NORMAL HEART before it closes this Sunday, July 29. Don't miss this inspiring show that has audiences and critics raving.THE NORMAL HEART, ran a limited run on Broadway last year and is currently playing Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Arena Stage's THE NORMAL HEART!
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2012

textTHE NORMAL HEART, which ran a limited run on Broadway last year, is currently playing Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. through July 29. Get a first look at the production below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Breen, Luke MacFarlane, et al. in Arena Stage's THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the 2011 Tony Award-winning production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. George C. Wolfe, who directed the show's sold-out Broadway engagement last season, is mounting the professional D.C.-area premiere of this production, which features returning Broadway cast members Patrick Breen and Luke MacFarlane, among others. Presented by special arrangement with Daryl Roth, The Normal Heart is now playing though July 29 in the Kreeger Theater.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Full Cast of Arena Stage's THE NORMAL HEART; Opens Tonight, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the 2011 Tony Award-winning production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart. George C. Wolfe, who directed the show's sold-out Broadway engagement last season, is mounting the professional D.C.-area premiere of this production, which features returning Broadway cast members Patrick Breen and Luke MacFarlane, among others. Presented by special arrangement with Daryl Roth, The Normal Heart begins performances tonight, June 8, and runs though July 29 in the Kreeger Theater. Below, BroadwayWorld bring you a first look at the DC company.

THE NORMAL HEART Opens in D.C. Tonight, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater produces the 2011 Tony Award-winning production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, directed by George C. Wolfe. Wolfe, who directed the show's sold-out Broadway engagement last season, mounts the professional D.C.-area premiere of this production, which features returning Broadway cast members Patrick Breen and Luke MacFarlane, among others. Presented by special arrangement with Daryl Roth, The Normal Heart runs tonight, June 8-July 29, 2012 in the Kreeger Theater.

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