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Review: BLUE at Eisenhower Theater Photo Review: BLUE at Eisenhower Theater
by Mary Lincer - Mar 12, 2023

What did our critic think of BLUE at Eisenhower Theater?

Interview: Theatre Life with Michael Urie Photo Interview: Theatre Life with Michael Urie
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 20, 2022

Some of you might know today's subject Michael Urie from his work on the tv series Ugly Betty but his career as a stage, film and TV actor goes far beyond that one famous TV show. He can currently be seen onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) in Jane Anger playing the role of William Shakespeare. The production runs through January 8th at STC's Klein Theatre.

Interview: Theatre Life with Aaron Posner Photo Interview: Theatre Life with Aaron Posner
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 12, 2022

Today's subject Aaron Posner is what I call a GOD of DC theatre. He is arguably one of the best interpreters of Shakespeare, Chekov, and so much more. His current production of The Tempest (co-director and co-adapter with Teller, yes, of Penn and Teller) is onstage at Round House Theatre through January 15th. The show is a co-production with Aaron's frequent DC theatre home Folger Theatre.

Review: THE TEMPEST at Round House Theatre // Folger Theatre Photo Review: THE TEMPEST at Round House Theatre // Folger Theatre
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Dec 1, 2022

It’s clear that a tremendous amount of talent, effort, and care has gone into this telling of The Tempest, and those affiliated certainly deserve high praise. Do yourself a favor and go see this production.

Review: THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo Review: THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Roger Catlin - Oct 6, 2022

What did our critic think of THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI at Shakespeare Theatre Company?

Review: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Ford's Theatre Photo Review: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at Ford's Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Oct 2, 2022

The Trip to Bountiful at Ford's Theatre is an incredible showcase for Nancy Robinette, one of Washington’s foremost actors, who skillfully drives the production as Mrs. Carrie Watts who yearns to leave the small Houston apartment of her son and daughter-in-law to return to her Texas homeland, Bountiful.

Photos: First Look at THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ford's Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at the Ford's Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Ford's Theatre Society is presenting Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful through October 16, 2022. Directed by Michael Wilson, this classic American drama is a compelling portrait of family, what we hold onto and what we leave behind. Get a first look at photos here!

Review: LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S 'MASS' at the Kennedy Center Photo Review: LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S 'MASS' at the Kennedy Center
by Alexander C. Kafka - Sep 16, 2022

Bernstein's hugely ambitious ecclesiastical fever dream is a beautiful mess well worth experiencing.

Review: The Second City's THE REVOLUTION WILL BE IMPROVISED at Theater Lab/Kennedy Ce Photo Review: The Second City's THE REVOLUTION WILL BE IMPROVISED at Theater Lab/Kennedy Center
by Mary Lincer - Jul 5, 2022

What did our critic think of THE SECOND CITY'S THE REVOLUTION WILL BE IMPROVISED at Theater Lab/Kennedy Center? While we await Saturday Night Live's 48th season, Washingtonians can bounce on over to the Kennedy Center for comic relief by The Second City's the Revolution Will Be Improvised. The troupe reminds us that the End may be near because there's a TV show called 'Is it cake?'

Review: JOHN WILLIAMS 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT at Kennedy Center Photo Review: JOHN WILLIAMS 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 27, 2022

109 film scores, lots of symphonic music, and the music you hear during the Olympics doesn't even begin to properly describe a true living musical legend like John Williams. His 50 years and 29 film association with Steven Spielberg is the longest relationship in film between a director and a composer.

BWW Review: COSĂŤ FAN TUTTE  at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: COSĂŤ FAN TUTTE at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Mar 15, 2022

Washington National Opera's take on Mozart's 1790 rom-com, 'CosĂ­ fan tutte' is a delightful escape.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bobby Smith Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bobby Smith
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 15, 2022

Today’s subject Bobby Smith is a prime example of someone living his theatre life to the fullest. Currently he is performing in Signature Theatre’s excellent production of She Loves Me as parfumerie clerk Ladislav Sipos. The production runs through April 24th in Signature's MAX space.

BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater Photo BWW Review: WRITTEN IN STONE at Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater
by Mary Lincer - Mar 7, 2022

The Washington National Opera has gathered a company of first rate singers for a portmanteau of four, one-act operas called Written in Stone. Unfortunately, their fine skills and exceptional voices cannot make silk purses out of scores, libretti, and orchestrations that evade aesthetics, emphasize negatives, and ignore the connection implicit in musical theatre between the notes and the text. This world première requires an orchestra to seem to be playing a piece of music that is not the same piece of music as the singers are singing. The last time this many groups of unfriendly instruments had a gig in a first run house was probably PDQ Bach's last show in Carnegie Hall. Gesamtkunstwerk this isn't, and it lasts for two and a half hours.

BWW Review: 50 YEARS OF BROADWAY AT THE KENNEDY CENTER Photo BWW Review: 50 YEARS OF BROADWAY AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
by David Friscic - Feb 13, 2022

Broadway fervor reignited as major Broadway musical talents converged at the Kennedy Center for an evening of musical pleasure and panache in the concert 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center. Musical selections from such Broadway staples such as Cabaret, West Side Story, Wicked, Follies, Funny Girl, Pippin, Les Misérables, Sunday in the Park with George, Annie, The Book of Mormon and other memorable musicals were performed with style and Broadway brio by a cast of accomplished musical theater professionals.

Photos: Broadway's Best Unite in DC for 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center Photo Photos: Broadway's Best Unite in DC for 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents a star-studded lineup of Broadway and Kennedy Center favorites coming together in the Kennedy Center Opera House to celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center. Last night, February 11, saw the first of two sold-out performances, with the second performance taking place this evening, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.

BWW Review: MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT at Ford's Theatre Photo BWW Review: MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT at Ford's Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Oct 9, 2021

MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT at Ford's Theatre is a fascinating story of a surprising friendship developing at a critical time in history. We don’t see the characters as mythological beings in this production, thanks to the expert cast we are drawn to the approachable – very human – personal stakes, strong bonds and real concerns that compel action.

VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara & More in All New Trailer For THE KENNEDY C Photo VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara & More in All New Trailer For THE KENNEDY CENTER AT 50 Concert
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

The Kennedy Center's 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, which was taped in the Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 14, is being broadcast across the nation on Friday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

VIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT Photo VIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT 50 Concert
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2021

Watch Dianne Reeves perform 'It Don't Mean a Thing' from the upcoming Kennedy Center at 50 concert, airing on PBS Friday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

BWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Shakespeare Theater Company Returns with Fervor to Sid Photo BWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Shakespeare Theater Company Returns with Fervor to Sidney Harman Hall
by Morgan Musselman - Sep 18, 2021

Returning to Shakespeare Theatre Company for a limited pre-season engagement after its original run was cut short in March 2020, Whitney White’s stunning production of James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner offers a resounding “welcome home” to theater lovers set hopelessly adrift over the past eighteen months.

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.

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