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THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Wins Helen Hayes Award for 'Outstanding Visiting Production' Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Wins Helen Hayes Award for 'Outstanding Visiting Production'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

On September 25, the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards concluded, after a series of virtual events celebrating Washington's dynamic and diverse theatre community.

1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creat Photo 1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creators 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company delights in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage.

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.

Milwaukee Rep's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Begins April 16 Photo Milwaukee Rep's TWO TRAINS RUNNING Begins April 16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 65th Anniversary Season concludes in the Quadracci Powerhouse with Two Trains Running, part of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's trailblazing American Century Cycle, April 16 - May 12, 2019.

Casting Announced For Final Shows In The 2018/19 Season At Milwaukee Rep Photo Casting Announced For Final Shows In The 2018/19 Season At Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the complete cast and creative teams for the 2018/19 Season final Spring shows including Ring of Fire, Every Brilliant Thing, and Two Trains Running. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's ILLYRIA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Avant Bard presents the world premiere of ILLYRIA, or What You Will, freely adapted from Twelfth Night by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell Hebert, and directed by Mitchell Hebert.

Avant Bard Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For ILLYRIA Photo Avant Bard Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For ILLYRIA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Avant Bard theatre announces the full cast and creative team for its 2018/2019 season opener, Illyria, or What You Will, freely adapted from Twelfth Night by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell Hebert and directed by Mitchell Hebert. Illyria reimagines Shakespeare's comedy of mixed-signal love as a bohemian cabaret set in a Manhattan dive bar in the early 1980s, where identity, sex, and gender are what you will-and habitues find freedom to be who they truly are.

BWW Review: WSC Avant Bard Conjures an Energetic TEMPEST Photo BWW Review: WSC Avant Bard Conjures an Energetic TEMPEST
by Barbara Johnson - Jun 7, 2018

I've seen a lot of Shakespeare lately. It's a staple of the theater scene because it's relevant to nearly every time and place. In this spirit, WSC Avant Bard calls forth an enthusiastic, semi-contemporary version of THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare's New World piece predicting the drama of the American melting pot.

Avant Bard To Conjure A TEMPEST For Our Changed Climate Photo Avant Bard To Conjure A TEMPEST For Our Changed Climate
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Culminating its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE TEMPEST at Gunston Arts Center May 31 to July 1, 2018, directed by Artistic and Executive Director Tom Prewitt.

Photo Flash: Avant Bard Mounts THE TEMPEST Photo Photo Flash: Avant Bard Mounts THE TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Culminating its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly presents Shakespeare's classic comedy The Tempest directed by Artistic and Executive Director Tom Prewitt, now playing at Gunston Arts Center Theatre Two to July 1, 2018. Get a first look at the production below!

Avant Bard To Conjure A TEMPEST For Our Changed Climate Photo Avant Bard To Conjure A TEMPEST For Our Changed Climate
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Culminating its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE TEMPEST at Gunston Arts Center May 31 to July 1, 2018, directed by Artistic and Executive Director Tom Prewitt.

BWW Feature: 2018 HELEN HAYES AWARDS at Theatre Washington Photo BWW Feature: 2018 HELEN HAYES AWARDS at Theatre Washington
by Hope Villanueva - May 15, 2018

The DC theatre community hurried along the waterfront on Monday night, attempting to beat the looming, black storm clouds that threatened, but this could not dampen the vibrant crowds as they entered the recently opened Anthem for this year's Helen Hayes Awards. This stunning, modern space will be greeting the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Janelle Monae, and Nine Inch Nails in the coming months, and on this evening, theatre creative showed off their finest.

MEAN GIRLS and More Take Home 2018 Helen Hayes Awards! Photo MEAN GIRLS and More Take Home 2018 Helen Hayes Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

This evening, the 34th Annual Helen Hayes Awards celebrated Washington's diverse and vital theatre community with a gala event at The Anthem, recognizing 258 Helen Hayes Award nominees and 48 award recipients drawn from 202 eligible productions presented at 64 theatres in 2017. GALA Hispanic Theatre's Spanish-language production of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes' In The Heights received nine awards, putting them at the top of a list of 20 theatres receiving Helen Hayes Awards this year.

Avant Bard To Conjure A TEMPEST For Our Changed Climate Photo Avant Bard To Conjure A TEMPEST For Our Changed Climate
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Culminating its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE TEMPEST at Gunston Arts Center May 31 to July 1, 2018, directed by Artistic and Executive Director Tom Prewitt.

BWW Review: JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT at Adventure The Photo BWW Review: JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 30, 2018

Adventure Theatre's visionary Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt has, for many years, pushed the boundaries of Theater for Young Audiences (TYA).  For example, out of its location at Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre has created original productions of the popular comic strip Garfield, Big the Musical and a two character The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Those are only a few examples of the company's vast repertoire.

BWW Review: The Origin Of Television Takes Center Stage in THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION a Photo BWW Review: The Origin Of Television Takes Center Stage in THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION at 1st Stage
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 19, 2018

As directed by Alex Levy, THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION is theatrically inventive and mostly compelling recounting of of Farnsworth and Sarnoff's parallel stories. The production is also performed by a skillful company of actors who take the audience on this little known historical journey.

Photo Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION Photo Photo Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

In his return to playwriting, celebrated film and television writer Aaron Sorkin's signature style lends itself to the remarkable story of the invention that changed our lives. In 1929, two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the selftaught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to compelling life in the regional premiere of this "firecracker of a play" (The Chicago Sun-Times).

Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More Photo Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The nominees for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 5, 2018. One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, and the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The recipient of the 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute will be announced shortly.

1st Stage Presents the Regional Premiere of Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION Photo 1st Stage Presents the Regional Premiere of Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

In his return to playwriting, celebrated film and television writer Aaron Sorkin's signature style lends itself to the remarkable story of the invention that changed our lives. In 1929, two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television."

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Win Photo Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!

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