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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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center
by Jane Horwitz - Nov 28, 2019

The giggles and guffaws zoom along at top speed, even as the bus breaks down in this genuinely riotous adaptation of Mo Willems' 2003 Caldecott-awarded picture book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL!)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the full cast and creative team for¬†Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!), a Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere from the Kennedy Center's first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Emmy Award¬ģa?'winning writer and¬†New York Times¬†best-selling author and illustrator¬†Mo Willems. This fabulously fun and funny musical, running November 23, 2019a?'January 5, 2020 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater, features a script by Willems and¬†Muppet Babies¬†executive producer¬†Mr. Warburton¬†with music by¬†Deborah Wicks La Puma, direction by¬†Jerry Whiddon, choreography by¬†Jessica Hartman, and dramaturgy by¬†Megan Alrutz.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 12, 2017

Today's subject Kimberly Schraf is currently living her theatre life at Ford's Theatre portraying one of the best known female roles in the American Theatre. Not only does Kimberly give a superb performance as Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she does so with Craig Wallace as Willy Loman. Wallece is her partner in life as well as onstage. Her once-in-a-lifetime performance can be seen through October 22nd.

Eisemann Family Series Closes with ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Eisemann Center Presents' Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series concludes the 2016-2017 Season with Elephant and Piggie's We Are in a Play! Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center.

BWW Review: A Victory of a Performance with ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by Kristen Morale - Jan 29, 2017

Recently arrived for its off-Broadway premiere at the New Victory Theater is Mo Willems' musical extravaganza 'Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!,: written especially for the little guys in a theater that caters to children of all ages. When not watching their children squeal with laughter, even adults can't help but get in on the fun they will be having by watching Elephant, Piggie and other colorful and exciting characters turn an ordinary day into quite a memorable one. Happening now at the New Victory, New York City's only theater that is dedicated to bringing children the magic of live performances, audiences can now see six-time Emmy winner and New York Times bestseller's six-book series on stage, brought to life by an upbeat and wildly catchy score by Deborah Wicks La Puma and talented actors who have enough energy and pizazz in their step to make an entire theater of children immensely happy.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Makes Off-Broadway Premiere Today at New Victory Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 28, 2017

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! makes its Off-Broadway Premiere from today, January 28, through February 5, 2017, at The New Victory Theater, NYC's only theater dedicated to quality performing arts for kids and families.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Make Off-Broadway Premiere at New Victory Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 10, 2017

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! makes its Off-Broadway Premiere from January 28 - February 5, 2017, at The New Victory Theater, NYC's only theater dedicated to quality performing arts for kids and families.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jamie Eacker
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 2, 2017

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13.

Children's Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 1, 2016

Children's Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2016-2017 season which includes four musicals, two CTC audience favorites, and two world premiere productions including the development of a new Dr. Seuss musical based on the story of the Sneetches and an epic new play by Naomi Iizuka.

BWW Review: ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE Play at the Kennedy Center
by Keith Tittermary - Dec 7, 2015

I was sitting in the Family Theatre at the Kennedy Center and was getting ready to watch Elephant & Piggie' We Are In A Play, and there was a young boy sitting next to me who did NOT want to be there. Crying and screaming, his dad finally took him out, as he calmed down and came back in the show was starting. And for the next 55 minutes, he sat mesmerized at the stage. That is the magic of live theater.

The Kennedy Center's ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Heads Out on Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Kennedy Center production of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! launches its first national tour January 11, 2016 as part of the Center's Theater for Young Audiences on Tour series for young people and their families.

BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at the Olney Theatre Center - You Can Bet on Having a Great Time
by Charles Shubow - Nov 19, 2015

Frank Loesser musical is sure to entertain.

Matt Faucher, Jessica Lauren Ball, Paul Binotto and Lauren Weinberg Lead GUYS AND DOLLS, Starting Tonight at Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, continues its 2015-2016 season with the classic American musical GUYS AND DOLLS tonight, November 11 through December 27 on the Mainstage.

Kennedy Center to Present ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 29, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents the return of Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! in the Family Theater from November 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016. 

Matt Faucher, Jessica Lauren Ball, Paul Binotto and Lauren Weinberg to Lead GUYS AND DOLLS at Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, continues its 2015-2016 season with the classic American musical GUYS AND DOLLS November 11 through December 27 on the Mainstage.

BWW Reviews: Round House Breathes Fresh Air Into UNCLE VANYA
by Itai Yasur - Apr 16, 2015

Armed with a new, more relevant, adaptation by Annie Baker, director John Vreeke has pulled together a lively and energetic take on Chekov that is a hilarious as it is heartbreaking. A great team of designers and extraordinary cast has made Round House Theatre's take on UNCLE VANYA a highlight of the season.

SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 1,200 theatre-makers and theatre-lovers at the historic Lincoln Theatre, theatreWashington celebrated excellence on Washington stages at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. The awards celebration was a night of excitement and surprise as 57 Washington theatre artists, theatres, and ensembles received honors in 47 categories for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2014 theatre season. Scroll down for the full list of winners!

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