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BWW Feature: Stephen Sondheim at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Feature: Stephen Sondheim at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2021

The phrase ‚ÄúNo one is irreplaceable‚ÄĚ was shattered this past week when composer/lyricist/GOD of American musical theatre Stephen Sondheim passed away at age 91. Simply put, Sondheim was unique, groundbreaking and a true original that many tried to copy and never could.

Photos: First Look at RENT at Signature Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at RENT at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

Signature Theatre is providing a first look at their all new production of RENT, book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. RENT plays in Signature’s MAX Theatre for live performances through January 2, 2022.

BWW Review: RENT at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: RENT at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 11, 2021

It’s been too long since I wrote the following sentence. Signature Theatre is back with a perfect evening (or matinee) of theatre going!! The top DMV theatre company known for producing reimagined versions of musicals and cutting-edge plays is back and stronger than ever with a new production of Jonathan Larson’s masterwork Rent.

VIDEO: RENT Opens at Signature Theatre! Photo VIDEO: RENT Opens at Signature Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2021

Directed by Signature's newly appointed Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's A Chorus Line, Simply Sondheim), RENT stars Jake Loewenthal (Playhouse on the Park's Cabaret, Trinity Rep's A Christmas Carol) as Mark Cohen, Vincent Kempski (Signature's Assassins, A Chorus Line) as Roger Davis, and more.

VIDEO: First Look At RENT At Signature Theatre Photo VIDEO: First Look At RENT At Signature Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2021

Get a first look at Signature Theatre's production of RENT, book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, opening tonight at Signature's MAX Theatre.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Arianna Rosario Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Arianna Rosario
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 1, 2021

When Signature Theatre begins performances of Rent tomorrow, November second, it will have been 600 days exactly since it was forced to stop performing it’s theatrical greatness due to the pandemic. Today’s subject Arianna Rosario is currently living her theatre life playing Mimi Marquez in the production whixh is directed by Signature Theatre’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. The production runs through January second, 2022 in Signature’s MAX space.

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Releases THE SIGNATURE SHOW
Spooky Halloween Episode Photo VIDEO: Signature Theatre Releases THE SIGNATURE SHOW Spooky Halloween Episode
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Signature Theatre releases Season 2, Episode 2 of The Signature Show, streaming free on YouTube featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, and a peek behind the scenes at Signature Theatre.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT
by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2021

Go inside first day of rehearsal for Signature Theatre's production of RENT! The production will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside First Day Of Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT Photo VIDEO: Go Inside First Day Of Rehearsal For Signature Theatre's RENT
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2021

Go inside first day of rehearsal for Signature Theatre's production of RENT! The production will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

Signature Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team For RENT Photo Signature Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team For RENT
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced¬†the cast and creative team for RENT, book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, which will reopen Signature's MAX Theatre for live performances from November 2, 2021 ‚Äď January 2, 2022.¬†

BWW Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap Photo BWW Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 14, 2021

While Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer it also marked Signature Theatre’s return to presenting LIVE entertainment. In this case, it was not in the cozy confines of their home in Shirlington but at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. The concert entitled Broadway in the Park marked the first of what we hope to be many collaborations between these two giants of the arts organizations.

Pre-Broadway Production of KPOP, THE MUSICAL in D.C Cancelled Photo Pre-Broadway Production of KPOP, THE MUSICAL in D.C Cancelled
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021

Signature Theatre announced today that the special pre-Broadway engagement of KPOP, The Musical, originally scheduled for December 2021-January 2022 at The Anthem in D.C., has been cancelled by the producing partners due to pandemic-related logistical challenges with bringing the production to D.C. at this time. 

VIDEO: Watch a Premiere of DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau, Now Streaming at Signa Photo VIDEO: Watch a Premiere of DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau, Now Streaming at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021

Detroit '67, the final production in the Signature Features 2021 Season is now available for streaming through Thursday, September 16 on Marquee TV.

DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau Now Streaming at Signature Theatre Through Sept. 1 Photo DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau Now Streaming at Signature Theatre Through Sept. 16
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021

Detroit '67, the final production in the Signature Features 2021 Season is now available for streaming through Thursday, September 16 on Marquee TV.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2021

Today’s subject Matthew Gardiner is a prime example of someone living their theatre life to the fullest. While he has directed and choreographed all over town and in Korea as well, by far the bulk of his career has been working at Signature Theatre. Since coming there in 2004, Matthew has either choreographed and or directed some of Signature’s most memorable productions while also serving as the company’s Associate Artistic Director since 2011.

Renée Elise Goldsberry and Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform as Part of Broadway in Photo Renée Elise Goldsberry and Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform as Part of Broadway in the Park at Wolf Trap's Filene Center
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021

The pair will join a cast of Signature favorites in a program of Broadway's greatest hits including ‚ÄúDon't Rain on My Parade,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúI Am What I Am,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Schuyler Sisters,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúYou'll Never Walk Alone,‚ÄĚ and so much more.

Signature Theatre Sets 2021/22 Season Featuring Pre-Broadway KPOP, THE BROADWAY MUSIC Photo Signature Theatre Sets 2021/22 Season Featuring Pre-Broadway KPOP, THE BROADWAY MUSICAL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The 2021/2022 Signature Theatre season kicks off early November 2021 with a reimagined new production of Jonathan Larson’s musical RENT and continues with the DC premiere of Daphne’s Dive by Quiara Alegría Hudes; a new production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick and more.

Signature Theatre Announces Cast & Dates for DETROIT '67 Photo Signature Theatre Announces Cast & Dates for DETROIT '67
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced¬†the full cast and dates for¬†Detroit ‚Äė67, the final production in the¬†Signature Features¬†2021 Season. Written by¬†MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by¬†Candis C. Jones, Detroit ‚Äė67¬†depicts abrupt changes to the lives of the Poindexter siblings during the 1967 Detroit uprising.

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Starring Sam Bolen, Christian Douglas & Bobby Smith Now Str Photo MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Starring Sam Bolen, Christian Douglas & Bobby Smith Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021

Signature Theatre has released Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 

VIDEO: Judy Kuhn, Daniel J. Watts and More Join 11th Episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW Photo VIDEO: Judy Kuhn, Daniel J. Watts and More Join 11th Episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2021

Signature Theatre has released the eleventh episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.

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