BWW Review: Folger Theatre's LOVE's LABOR'S LOST at the Folger Shakespeare LibraryBWW Review: Folger Theatre's LOVE's LABOR'S LOST at the Folger Shakespeare Library
by Hannah Wing - May 7, 2019

Folger Theatre's Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Vivienne Benesch, compliments the uniqueness of this comedy through a delightfully funny cast and production set during the 1930's. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST Ends Folger's 2019/20 SeasonLOVE'S LABOR'S LOST Ends Folger's 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Mind vs. Matter. Game on. Folger Theatre concludes its 2018/19 season of characters that "shake the world" with Love's Labor's Lost, Shakespeare's quick-witted comedy filled with oaths, trickery, and confessions of love. Vivienne Benesch, the 2017 winner of the annual Zelda Fichandler Award, makes her Folger directorial debut. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OIL at Olney Theatre Center - It's an American PremiereBWW Reviews: OIL at Olney Theatre Center - It's an American Premiere
by Charles Shubow - Mar 11, 2019

Let me start this review with a comment by Olney's Artistic Director, Jason Loewith's comment in the program. 'After all my years in this business, many of them championing playwrights and new plays, it takes a lot to knock my socks off. I can count on two hands the experiences that reshaped by understanding of live theater and its possibilities. The world premiere of Ella Hickson's OIL in London two years was one of them. It is a blazingly, ambitious, as intellectually thrilling, as emotionally resonant as most the great works I've seen this century.' (more...)

Olney Theatre Presents Their Second U.S. Premiere Of The Season With OIL By Ella HicksonOlney Theatre Presents Their Second U.S. Premiere Of The Season With OIL By Ella Hickson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

The American Premiere of Ella Hickson's Oil directed by Tracy Brigden begins its Olney Theatre Center run in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab on February 27 and runs through March 31.  Invited Press Night is Saturday, March 2 at 7:45pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Thought-Provoking and Stunning KING JOHN at Folger TheatreBWW Review: Thought-Provoking and Stunning KING JOHN at Folger Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Nov 1, 2018

Political legitimacy and enduring human connections are at the forefront of a gorgeous and spare King John at the Folger Theatre. In the assured hands of Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner, and with a dynamic and gifted cast, the production makes a powerful case for bringing King John off the shelf and onto the stage far more often. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare's KING JOHNPhoto Flash: First Look at Folger Shakespeare's KING JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Secret deals. Threats of mass destruction. Shifting loyalties. Folger Theatre follows its sold-out run of Macbeth with King John, Shakespeare's rarely performed history play chronicling King John's turbulent reign from 1199 to 1216. (more...)

Aaron Posner Stages Rare KING JOHN At Folger TheatreAaron Posner Stages Rare KING JOHN At Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Secret deals. Threats of mass destruction. Shifting loyalties. Folger Theatre follows its sold-out run of Macbeth with King John, Shakespeare's rarely performed history play chronicling King John's turbulent reign from 1199 to 1216. Directed by six-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the production features Kate Eastwood Norris (Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew) as Philip Faulconbridge (the Bastard) and Holly Twyford (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arcadia) as Arthur's tragic mother, Constance. Brian Dykstra, last seen on the Folger stage in Romeo and Juliet, will play the inscrutable King John. (more...)

BWW Review: A Powerful GLORIA at Woolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyBWW Review: A Powerful GLORIA at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 9, 2018

It's an explosive and thought-provoking production in more ways than one - and a natural fit for Woolly. (more...)

BWW Review: Politics are Personal in TRANSLATIONS at Studio TheatreBWW Review: Politics are Personal in TRANSLATIONS at Studio Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 26, 2018

A solid production worth the effort to see. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: THE GREAT SOCIETY Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The nominees for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 5, 2018. One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, and the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The recipient of the 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; Just One Week Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Jack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETYJack Willis Returns as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in THE GREAT SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards; OLNEY's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads as Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards; OLNEY's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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