Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's ILLYRIAPhoto 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. (more...)

Avant Bard Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For ILLYRIAAvant 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. (more...)


by Sam Abney - Aug 20, 2018

Pointless Theatre's production of Don Cristobal is an inventive send-up to Punch and Judy shows that is unfortunately bogged down by a clunky script which spends too much time trying to set up profundities it doesn't successfully execute. (more...)

Pointless Theatre Presents DON CRISTOBALPointless Theatre Presents DON CRISTOBAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Don Cristobal is the worst hombre! His puppet show comes to the nation's capital for one final, offensively illuminating performance. Experience the Punch and Judy tradition through the whimsically distorted lens of Pointless puppetry and an original, multilingual story! (more...)

BWW Review: The Origin Of Television Takes Center Stage in THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION at 1st StageBWW 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTIONPhoto 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). (more...)

1st Stage Presents the Regional Premiere of Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION1st 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." (more...)

BWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at Keegan
by Roger Catlin - Nov 11, 2016

More than 25 years after it was first staged, 'Six Degrees of Separation,' John Guare's sly tale of a young con man captivating and ultimately fooling an upper East Side couple, seems almost like a period piece. (more...)

1st Stage's Critically Acclaimed LOBBY HERO Extended Until October 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theater, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy.   (more...)

BWW Review: LOBBY HERO is Well-Acted Despite Script's Setbacks at 1st Stage Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Sep 12, 2016

1st Stage Theatre's production of Lobby Hero features a solid, talented small cast who does their best with the out-dated script written by Kenneth Lonerga (more...)

BWW Review: HUGO BALL: A Dada Puppet AdveNTuRe!!/?1!!??
by Roger Catlin - Apr 24, 2016

It was 100 years ago this year when Hugo Ball chose a nonsense word to label the anti-art movement of World War I - dada. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A VERY POINTLESS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR at Pointless Theatre Company Shows The North Pole Like You've Never Seen It Before
by Madison Kaigh - Dec 4, 2014

The elves of the North Pole spend 364 days a year preparing for Christmas-but what do they do on their night off? The inventive team at Pointless Theatre Company answers this question in the form of a quirky, irreverent cabaret show that melds humor and holiday spirit into a refreshingly original production. Performed by master of ceremonies Mrs. Claus, a small ensemble of elves, and their house band, this holiday spectacular utilizes music, improve, puppetry, and other forms of comedy to create the joyful, if unbalanced, world of the North Pole. (more...)

The Washington Rogues Present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE, 7/23-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Washington Rogues present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE at The Anacostia Playhouse. Performances begin July 23rd! (more...)

The Washington Rogues Present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE, Now thru 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Rogues present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE at The Anacostia Playhouse. Performances begin tonight, July 23rd! (more...)

The Washington Rogues Present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE, 7/23-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Washington Rogues present Alexandra Petri's THE CAMPSITE RULE at The Anacostia Playhouse. Performances begin July 23rd! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Strong Portia and Shylock Redeem Confused MERCHANT at CSC
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 20, 2012

In a play in which morally acceptable and unacceptable stances are hopelessly intertwined and might turn an audience off, there are two things that will draw us to the play anyway: Portia and Shylock. If they are right, the play will succeed, despite all its difficulties. They are right as can be in this staging. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Co Presents The Merchant of Venice
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Maryland's premier classical theatre company will present William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice at Oliver's Carriage House in Columbia, MD, February 17 to March 24, 2012. (more...)

Chesapeake Shakespeare Co Presents The Merchant of Venice
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2012

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Maryland's premier classical theatre company will present William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice at Oliver's Carriage House in Columbia, MD, February 17 to March 24, 2012. (more...)