BWW Review: HUCKLEBERRY FINN'S BIG RIVER at Adventure TheatreBWW Review: HUCKLEBERRY FINN'S BIG RIVER at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 15, 2019

The 1985 Broadway season might have been one of the weakest on record for musicals; in fact, only three shows were nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards that year. We had an Ellie Greenwich jukebox musical (Leader of the Pack), one of Harold Prince's big budget disasters (Grind), and a musical based on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Big River). Needless to say, at least in my opinion, Big River won the Tony Award for Best Musical and several other awards in part due to a lack of competition. Despite some catchy songs by Roger “King of the Road” Miller the show suffered, in my opinion anyhow, from there simply being too much of it. William Hauptman's book tried to focus on multiple stories as opposed to having Huck and his relationship with runaway slave Jim be the true heart. (more...)

La Ti Do Productions Presents First All Asian American Concert at Keegan Theatre on May 30La Ti Do Productions Presents First All Asian American Concert at Keegan Theatre on May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

La Ti Do Productions celebrates Asian American Heritage Month with the city's first all Asian American cabaret to support The National Asian Artists Project, and is pleased to announce the featured artists and partner organizations. (more...)

BWW Review: 45 PLAYS teaches us about 45 PRESIDENTSBWW Review: 45 PLAYS teaches us about 45 PRESIDENTS
by Keith Tittermary - Jan 16, 2018

In the course of American history there have been 44 men to become President of the United States. In the course of just under two hours, 5 very capable women embody those 44 men, plus their wives, mistresses, political opponents, and everyone's favorite non-POTUS, Benjamin Franklin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS at NextStop TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

One week before the first anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as President, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, has debuted the 45th entry into the popular play 45 Plays for 45 Presidents to a sold out opening weekend. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Debuts 45th Entry In Presidential Madcap SprintNextStop Theatre Debuts 45th Entry In Presidential Madcap Sprint
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On Saturday, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, opens a hysterical take on history with the play 45 Plays for 45 Presidents . The play, which is already selling out performances, presents a series of 45 two-minute plays-- one for each American President. (more...)

BWW Review: Sail the High Seas with HOW I BECAME A PIRATEBWW Review: Sail the High Seas with HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
by Keith Tittermary - Sep 26, 2017

This summer when I was watching a movie, I saw a trailer for the yearly sequel of Pirates of the Caribbean. I thought to myself, are pirates still a thing? With so many other film villain tropes out there, why do we keep coming back to pirates? Well, as evident by the hordes of children adoring How I Became A Pirate at Adventure Theatre MTC, the pirates are alive and well and soaring the high seas. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at NextStop TheatreBWW Review: GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at NextStop Theatre
by Isabella Basco - Aug 3, 2017

Beautiful voices, smooth dance moves and classic theater tunes that will make you swoon, melt and sigh are why we keep going back to the theatre, particularly when it comes to Rodgers & Hammerstein. As pioneers in musical theatre, they set a standard for the stage that has influenced the art to this day. Theatre companies continue to sing, dance and convey the unforgettable words & scores of the revolutionary duo and the company of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing' at NextStop Theatre carries the torch beautifully. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sarah Anne Sillers
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 7, 2016

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BWW Review: Imagination Stage's Production of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Boasts a Strong Cast Singing Memorable Tunes
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 20, 2016

This production is a good introduction to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Adults will appreciate the strong voices and engaging story. The littlest patron will be enchanted. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Kick Off 10th Season with URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Constellation Theatre Company will present Urinetown by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from August 31 - October 9 at SOURCE 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

Constellation Theatre Company to Kick Off 10th Season with URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Constellation Theatre Company will present Urinetown by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from August 31 - October 9 at SOURCE 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC. (more...)

Keegan Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT Opening 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Keegan Theatre kicks off its spring season with the high-octane rock musical American Idiot. Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Holiday" and the hit title track, American Idiot boldly took the American musical in a new direction, capturing not just the sound of a generation, but also the frustrations, fears, dreams and challenges of becoming an adult in the media-saturated, post-9/11 era. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOGFIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Keegan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

DOGFIGHT, the Justin Paul & Benj Pasek musical that tells a tender but brutal story of young people meeting in a situation that is destined for heartbreak, began at The Keegan Theatre on August 22, opens tonight, August 25, and runs through September 19, 2015. Christina A. Coakley & Michael Innocenti direct the production, with a libretto by Peter Duchan, musical direction by Jake Null and choreography by Kurt Boehm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

The Keegan Theatre Presents DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

Dogfight, the Justin Paul & Benj Pasek musical that tells a tender but brutal story of young people meeting in a situation that is destined for heartbreak, opens at The Keegan Theatre on August 22, 2015. Christina A. Coakley & Michael Innocenti direct the production, with a libretto by Peter Duchan, musical direction by Jake Null and choreography by Kurt Boehm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GIRL VERSUS CORINTH Experiences Identity Crisis at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 13, 2015

Let's chalk this one up to a work in progress. (more...)

SIDE SHOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Top 2015 Helen Hayes Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 1,200 theatre-makers and theatre-lovers at the historic Lincoln Theatre, theatreWashington celebrated excellence on Washington stages at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. The awards celebration was a night of excitement and surprise as 57 Washington theatre artists, theatres, and ensembles received honors in 47 categories for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2014 theatre season. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Held Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

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. theatreWashington will host The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards ceremony tonight, April 6, 2015 at the historic Lincoln Theatre. (more...)

2015 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Tonight before a crowd of 150 theatre makers and theatre lovers, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards. 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. Watch the full announcement below, and scroll down for the list of nominees! (more...)

BWW Reviews: VISIBLE LANGUAGE from WSC Avant Bard & Gallaudet University
by Ellen Burns - Oct 28, 2014

Collaboration is on full view in this production that touches on DC history, the deaf community in particular, and the importance of communication in general. Theater company WSC Avant Bard, has worked with the theater community at DC's vaunted university for the deaf and deaf studies, Gallaudet University, to create a work of musical theater in which deaf and hearing actors and creative artists come together to tell a very personal story. A story, as it turns out, that is both historically true-to-life and theatrically interesting. Alexander Graham Bell, Edward Miner Gallaudet, Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, and, most importantly, deaf students of the time, all converge in the Washington of the late 1800s in a personal, professional and political dialogue about communication, assimilation, education and self respect. (more...)

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