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BWW Review: TORN at AmaZing Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: TORN at AmaZing Theatre Company
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Feb 16, 2021

'Torn' is a well-researched, cleverly produced production with an interesting story at its heart. The show may not live up to the theatre company’s name, but it’s an enjoyable enough production with a worthwhile tale to tell.

The AmaZing Theatre Company Presents TORN Photo The AmaZing Theatre Company Presents TORN
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2021

The AmaZing Theatre Company presents Torn by award-winning playwright John Becker. When Booker T. Washington, a former slave, was invited to dinner at the White House by Teddy Roosevelt, it sent shock waves across the nation. In many ways, we are still Torn.

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY  at the Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at the Round House Theatre - A Great Way to Open Their Renovated Theatre.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019

Welcome back to Bethesda Round House Theatre! After a successful renovation, the theater has reopened on East-West Highway with impressive architectural improvements. One will notice immediately upon entering the lobby, huge changes with a complete makeover. There is a huge bar and seating area that was desperately needed. I do believe they could use more variety of refreshments though.. The theater's intent is to get people to a performance early and stick around afterwards.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PL Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre?
by Paul Smith - Oct 1, 2019

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play recently opened at Round House Theatre. Find out what the critics had to say!

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Sep 26, 2019

Playwright Jocelyn Bioh long wanted to name her 2017 work about the social interworkings of young women in Ghana simply 'School Girls.' But it wasn't until she added the subtitle, 'African Mean Girls Play,' that she fully nailed what she was doing.

Tina Landau, Ephraim Sykes, Corbin Bleu, and More Take Home Helen Hayes Awards - Full Photo Tina Landau, Ephraim Sykes, Corbin Bleu, and More Take Home Helen Hayes Awards - Full List!
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2019

The 35th annual Helen Hayes Awards honored local theater on Monday, May 13, at The Anthem.

BWW Review: 19: THE MUSICAL at The Hill Center Photo BWW Review: 19: THE MUSICAL at The Hill Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Jan 20, 2019

Creators Jennifer Schwed and Doug Bradshaw teamed up with composer Charlie Barnett to produce a musical that is sweet, earnest, smart, and sensitive. It may be a lofty goal to hope that '19: The Musical' achieves 'Hamilton'-like heights, but, much like the women it portrays, it's certainly up to the task and should not be underestimated.

BWW Review: THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER at Keegan Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER at Keegan Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 23, 2018

There are many companies presenting Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) shows in and around the DC area. One of the newest is a company that's been around for over twenty years, but has relatively recently branched out into the family entertainment genre.

A Musical About Suffragists Presents Special Performance for Women's March Weekend Photo A Musical About Suffragists Presents Special Performance for Women's March Weekend
by Julie Musbach - Dec 18, 2018

A "rousing, ovation-generating musical, full of history and dance," 19: The Musical is the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, and the other suffragists who fought to win American women the right to vote nearly 100 years ago (DC Metro Theatre Arts).

Keegan Theatre Announces 2018 Holiday Lineup Photo Keegan Theatre Announces 2018 Holiday Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2018

The Keegan Theatre announces its lineup for the 2018 holiday season with the December 13 opening of its beloved holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL, written by Dublin native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan. Opening on December 22, the Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA family friendly production of the delightful children's classic with a holiday twist, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, written by Kristin Walter. And back by popular demand, THE HARRY BELLS: Keegan Greetings, in concert on December 22.

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER Comes to The Keegan Theatre Photo THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER Comes to The Keegan Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2018

The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the delightful children's classic, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, written by Kristin Walter. A Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA family production, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER runs December 22- 30, 2018, at the Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. All performances are at 11:00 am and are sensory friendly. The press opening is December 23, 2018.

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at The Keegan Theatre Photo BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at The Keegan Theatre
by Rachael Goldberg - Nov 11, 2018

Overall, Keegan Theatre's musical rendition of 'As You Like It' is whimsical and fun, with some light social commentary of love and acceptance. Despite some rough edges, the production is an enjoyable experience.

Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to The Keegan Theatre Photo Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to The Keegan Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2018

The Keegan Theatre's 2018-19 season continues with the announcement of the cast and creative team for Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It. Directed by Josh Sticklin and Cara Gabriel, with music direction by Tiffany Underwood Holmes and choreography by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, As You Like It will run November 1 - December 2, 2018 at The Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC.  Previews are November 1 and 2, 2018, with the press opening on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m.  

Cast Announced For AS YOU LIKE IT at The Keegan Theatre Photo Cast Announced For AS YOU LIKE IT at The Keegan Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2018

The Keegan Theatre's 2018-19 season continues with the announcement of the cast and creative team for Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery's musical adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It. Directed by Josh Sticklin and Cara Gabriel, with music direction by Tiffany Underwood Holmes and choreography by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, As You Like It will run November 1 - December 2, 2018 at The Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. Previews are November 1 and 2, 2018, with the press opening on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m.

We Happy Few to Present THE DOG IN THE MANGER This Fall Photo We Happy Few to Present THE DOG IN THE MANGER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring a masterpiece from the Spanish Golden Age to life this fall: Lope De Vega's THE DOG IN THE MANGER.

Photo Flash: THE DOG IN THE MANGER Opens this Week at Capitol Hill Arts Worskshop Photo Photo Flash: THE DOG IN THE MANGER Opens this Week at Capitol Hill Arts Worskshop
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 7, 2017

THE DOG IN THE MANGER is presented at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St SE) located in the Eastern Market neighborhood, Washington, DC. Performances are November 8 - December 2: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30, with two pay-what-you-can Saturday matinees on November 18 and 25 at 2pm and one industry night on Monday, November 13 at 7:30. Opening night is Friday, November 10 and Press Night is November 11. November 8 and 9 are pay-what-you-can previews. Tickets are available at whfdoginthemanger.bpt.me or linked through the We Happy Few website, www.wehappyfewdc.com.

We Happy Few to Present THE DOG IN THE MANGER This Fall Photo We Happy Few to Present THE DOG IN THE MANGER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

We Happy Few productions, named by the DCist as one of the Best Small Theatre Companies of 2015, will bring a masterpiece from the Spanish Golden Age to life this fall: Lope De Vega's THE DOG IN THE MANGER.

Firehouse Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
by Anna Bencivengo - Nov 7, 2014

Firehouse Theatre is proud to announce the full cast and creative team working on the next production of its 21st Season, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel. Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, this touching family musical will play 14 performances, November 20 - December 20, 2014. Opening night is November 21.