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BWW Exclusive: Ruth Bader Ginsburg- A Theatrical Remembrance Photo BWW Exclusive: Ruth Bader Ginsburg- A Theatrical Remembrance
by Edward Gero - Sep 21, 2020

Stage actor Edward Gero has made a name for himself in the DC theatre scene, appearing in plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, and everyone in between. In 2015, Gero played Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in John Strand's The Originalist at Arena Stage. He shares how his experiences on stage led him to meet the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and how she left a lasting impression.

BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's World-Premiere Film May 22, 2020 Photo BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's World-Premiere Film May 22, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's docudrama, May 22, 2020 is now live.  The film received its world premiere on June 12 through Arena's Supper Club, captures a day in the life of actual Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia residents, ages 18-89, from a beekeeper, a climate change activist to a D.C. police detective. Their rich stories, transformed into monologues by 10 area playwrights, are a stunning look at their lives in the age of COVID-19.

Arena Stage's First World Premiere Film Opens the Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWA Photo Arena Stage's First World Premiere Film Opens the Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's docudrama, May 22, 2020 will be available online on Saturday, June 13.

Arena Stage Announces World Premiere Films in Response to the Health Crisis Photo Arena Stage Announces World Premiere Films in Response to the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will open its online Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward in June with two world premiere films, May 22, 2020 and Inside Voices: a film by Arena Stage's Voices of Now ensembles.

Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD Photo Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel. It's 1980 and Cuba is dealing with a failing economy. As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia Sánchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical realism, Celia and Fidel is the dynamic story of radical change in Cuba featuring the country's most notorious political figure and Cuba's most influential female revolutionary. Directed by Molly Smith, Celia and Fidel runs February 28 through April 12, 2020 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND Photo Robert M. Jimenez, Marian Licha and More Will Star in the World Premiere of CELIA AND FIDEL at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the full company for the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel.

Arena Stage Announces Additional Playwrights To Join Power Plays Initiative Photo Arena Stage Announces Additional Playwrights To Join Power Plays Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces four additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Lauren Yee, Zack Zadek, Emily Feldman and Karen Zacarías join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Eduardo Machado, whose Power Play Celia and Fidel, a perceptive and authentic look at Fidel Castro's most trusted confidant and political partner, Celia Sánchez, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, February 28 through April 12, 2020.

BWW Flashback: A Look Back in Pictures as Arena Stage Celebrates 70 years of Groundbr Photo BWW Flashback: A Look Back in Pictures as Arena Stage Celebrates 70 years of Groundbreaking Theatrical Excellence
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 16, 2019

The 19/20 theatrical season has seen several milestones for many of its area theatres but the biggest by far is the 70th anniversary of the company that helped pioneer the regional theatre movement in this country Arena Stage.

Photo Flash:  Get A First Look At JQA at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At JQA at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Additional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena Stage Photo Additional Playwrights Join Power Plays Initiative At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces three additional commissioned playwrights as a part of Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from a diverse mix of writers, composers and lyricists over the course of 10 years. Playwrights Kia Corthron, Idris Goodwin and Octavio Solis join previously commissioned playwrights with projects underway, including Aaron Posner, whose Power Play JQA, an inquisitive and provocative look at America's sixth president, enjoys its world premiere in Arena's Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle March 1 through April 14, 2019.

Arena Stage Announces Full Casting For World Premiere Of Aaron Posner's JQA Photo Arena Stage Announces Full Casting For World Premiere Of Aaron Posner's JQA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena Stage Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JQA At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Aaron Posner's JQA, recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The first of Posner's plays that is not adapted from an existing work, JQA shines a spotlight with humor and care on an ineffectual presidency, the idea of government and how a society lives in relationship to it, and the American experiment as it continues to evolve. Directed by Posner as well, JQA runs March 1 through April 14, 2019 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL at The Tank Photo Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The Tank will present the World Premiere of Real, written by Rodrigo Nogueira (The Ideal Obituary at The Tank) and directed by Erin Ortman (One Thousand Nights and One Day with Prospect Theater Company) in the 99-seat theater at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), January 3-20, 2019.

Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL To Premiere At The Tank Photo Rodrigo Nogueira's REAL To Premiere At The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Tank will present the World Premiere of Real, written by Rodrigo Nogueira (The Ideal Obituary at The Tank) and directed by Erin Ortman (One Thousand Nights and One Day with Prospect Theater Company) in the 99-seat theater at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), January 3-20, 2019.

Kate Baldwin, Sally Mayes and More to Star in Georgia Stitt, Bob Banghart and John St Photo Kate Baldwin, Sally Mayes and More to Star in Georgia Stitt, Bob Banghart and John Strand's SNOW CHILD in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. On November 17t, SubCulture will present the show in a concert adaptation featuring KATE BALDWIN, MATT BOGART, FINA STRAZZA, GERARD CANONICO, SALLY MAYES and WILLIAM PARRY.

LINCOLNESQUE Kicks Off Keegan Theatre's 2018-19 Season Photo LINCOLNESQUE Kicks Off Keegan Theatre's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

The Keegan Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with John Strand's political comedy, Lincolnesque.  Set on Capitol Hill during a mid-term election, Strand's play examines the ways that language can unify and inspire, and the connections we seek - with our own better natures as well as with each other - as we strive to survive in a world that can feel chaotic and corrupt.

LINCOLNESQUE Kicks Off Keegan Theatre's 2018-19 Season Photo LINCOLNESQUE Kicks Off Keegan Theatre's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The Keegan Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with John Strand's political comedy, Lincolnesque.  Set on Capitol Hill during a mid-term election, Strand's play examines the ways that language can unify and inspire, and the connections we seek - with our own better natures as well as with each other - as we strive to survive in a world that can feel chaotic and corrupt.

BWW Interview:  Arena Stage's Molly Smith on the Continuing Importance of THE ORIGINA Photo BWW Interview: Arena Stage's Molly Smith on the Continuing Importance of THE ORIGINALIST
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 30, 2018

You might say that Arena Stage's Artistic Director Molly Smith is responsible for some of the most socially and politically conscious theatre produced in the DC area. Her Power Plays initiative is just one example of how she presents work that entertains, educates and promotes discussion after viewing.

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at 59E59 Theaters Must Be Seen and Appreciated Photo BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at 59E59 Theaters Must Be Seen and Appreciated
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2018

The NYC premiere of 'The Originalist,' written by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith, is now on stage at 59E59 theaters. This is a vital story for our times. It contrasts political and social perspectives while still proving that people can maintain a sense of civility. This enthralling theatrical piece features the finest staging and stellar acting. See it while you can on the Upper East Side stage.

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