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Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents Its First Feature Film SOMETHING BRILLIANT Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents Its First Feature Film SOMETHING BRILLIANT
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2021

Maryland Ensemble Theatre will present their first feature film: Something Brilliant: The Rise And Fall Of The IllumiNation Cult. Available to stream through MET's website starting Saturday March 20, this original mockumentary directed by MET's Artistic Director Tad Janes and Associate Artistic Director Gené Fouché takes a comedic look at what became of the members of the IllumiNation cult featured in MET's 2007 original stage production: Something Brilliant Will Come To Us. 

MET Presents PRIDE & PREJUDICE Photo MET Presents PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by Julie Musbach - Apr 17, 2019

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presents Pride and Prejudice. The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Baltimore Awards! Photo Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Baltimore Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Baltimore Awards! Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Baltimore Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Baltimore Awards! Photo Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Baltimore Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BWW Baltimore Awards; Streetlamp Productions Leads Best Theatre! Photo Vote For The 2018 BWW Baltimore Awards; Streetlamp Productions Leads Best Theatre!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Streetlamp Productions Wins Best Th Photo Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Streetlamp Productions Wins Best Theater!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

BWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts Space Photo BWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts Space
by Roger Catlin - Jun 11, 2018

Talk about 'Freaky Friday.' Brett Abelman's new play 'Switch,' at Fringe Logan Arts Space, is more like 'Freaky Pride Weekend.' A straight D.C. couple matched up by their mutual genderqueer friend find themselves in the afterglow of intimacy having switched bodies and hence gender. The balance of the play is exploring the abrupt switch amid Pride Weekend and trying to figure out how or whether they should try to switch back.

Announcing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCH Photo Announcing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCH
by Julie Musbach - Jun 5, 2018

Brett Abelman's Switch, running June 7th - 23rd at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, will open select show evenings with a short but mighty performance series Beyond The Binary.  The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are excited to host a variety of DC artists as an entry into Abelman's comedy about body-swapping, belly laughs, and uncanny sex. 

The Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride Weekend Photo The Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride Weekend
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 8, 2018

The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are launching their next production, Switch by Brett Abelman. It runs June 6 - 23 at the Fringe Logan Arts Center.

BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 23, 2018

Last season on Broadway there was a play called Time and the Conways presented at Roundabout Theatre Company. The play hadn't been seen on Broadway since 1937 and after seeing it I understood why. That said, the production had a great look and a very good cast so you could forget about the stodginess of the script. Bethesda, Maryland-based Quotidian Theatre Company's current production of Hobson's Choice bears a resemblance to Time and the Conways because you don't ever see it performed. Unfortunately, the production values ‚Äď a result of a limited budget ‚Äď and some questionable casting can't hide all the warts of Harold Brighouse's over 100-year-old script.

Landless Theatre Company Strikes Back this Weekend with 1776
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

This weekend only, join Landless Theatre at Frederick's Weinberg Center for something a little different.

Photo Flash: See the Magic of Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Each holiday season, NextStop Theatre Company produces a community outreach show featuring a cast of local students who are given the opportunity to work alongside actors, directors, and designers from NextStop's professional company.

BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART Is Heart-Stopping in Bursts at NEXTSTOP Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Feb 29, 2016

NEXTSTOP Theatre's production of Crimes of the Heart provides a few bursts of heart-stopping drama with minimal laughs and leaves the 1970's aesthetic at the door.

Photo Flash: First Look at CRIMES OF THE HEART at NextStop Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 26, 2016

'Crimes of the Heart,' by Beth Henley, plays Thursdays through Sundays through March 20, 2016 at NextStop Theatre Company, in Herndon, Virginia.

NextStop Theatre Company to Present CRIMES OF THE HEART, 2/25-3/20
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 28, 2016

NextStop Theatre Company's third professional season continues in February 2016 with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern Gothic tragicomedy, Crimes of the Heart. NextStop's production will open February 25 and run through March 20, 2016.

MET to Open 18th Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 1, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present the inaugural play in its 18th Mainstage season, the hysterical hit show, One Man, Two Guvnors. Written by Richard Bean, and directed by MET Artistic Director Tad Janes, the play will run at MET for four weeks beginning September 11.

BWW Reviews: THE WHO'S TOMMY Takes the Stage at Prince William Little Theatre
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 16, 2015

The iconic rock opera is back onstage and Prince William Little Theatre has got it. A challenging show for even a professional company, this community theatre tackles Pete Townshend's landmark piece with gusto and innovative staging by director Melissa Jo York-Tilley and co-choreographers Melanie Marie Gibson and Ahmad Maaty. Boasting some strong performances of the classic rock score, the production gets an ‚ÄúE‚ÄĚ for effort.

BWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the Kensington Arts Center
by Benjamin Reiser - Feb 20, 2015

As I walked into a performance of Kensington's 'Spelling Bee,' I was admittedly unnerved by the show's conspicuously simple scenic design. After all, the production literally takes place in what looks like a school gymnasium with a hastily put-together stage. Mere moments into the show, however, I realized that I had stepped into one of the most authentic, genuine, and shrewd stagings of 'Spelling Bee' to date.

BWW Interviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Set to Open at the Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - Sep 12, 2013

The New Mel Brook's Musical Young Frankenstein will open at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg this weekend and features over twenty performers in the area premiere musical adaptation of Mel Brook's horror movie spoof. Directed by Terri Magers, musically directed by Allison Shaffer and choreographed by Shannen Banzhoff, Young Frankenstein is based on the Mel Brook's cult classic 1974 film of the same name.

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