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BWW Review:  'Arena Riffs' Offers Psalmayene 24's Compelling THE FREEWHEELIN' INSURGE Photo BWW Review: 'Arena Riffs' Offers Psalmayene 24's Compelling THE FREEWHEELIN' INSURGENTS
by Andrew White - Mar 31, 2021

Playright Psalmayene 24‚Äôs contribution to Arena Riffs is ‚ÄúThe Freewheelin‚Äô Insurgents,‚ÄĚ a day in the life of four actors as they cope with the pandemic and the forces arrayed against them, both as artists and African-Americans.

THE FREEWHEELIN' INSURGENTS to Premiere as Part of Arena Stage's ARENA RIFFS Photo THE FREEWHEELIN' INSURGENTS to Premiere as Part of Arena Stage's ARENA RIFFS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the second installment in the¬†Arena Riffs¬†series on¬†March 31 at 7 p.m.¬†The Freewheelin‚Äô Insurgents¬†is a pandemic-era hip-hop musical¬†written, directed and performed by award-winning playwright, director and actor¬†Psalmayene ‚ÄėPsalm‚Äô 24¬†(Arena‚Äôs¬†The 51st¬†State,¬†May 22, 2020).¬†¬†

Arena's Commissioned Music Series, Arena Riffs, Begins Next Week Photo Arena's Commissioned Music Series, Arena Riffs, Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will debut the first installment in the Arena Riffs series on Wednesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The three-part series begins with a musical memoir composed and performed by award-winning indie-folk duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson.

Arena Stage Announces 2021/22 Looking Forward Season Photo Arena Stage Announces 2021/22 Looking Forward Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2021

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces its robust lineup of digital programming for the 2021/22 Looking Forward Season. Following on the success of last year's virtual offerings, the upcoming season expands even further to reflect Arena's commitment of championing diverse voices, engaging audiences and producing compelling, dynamic work. As part of Arena's mission to serve artists and audiences on a national, regional and local scale, the 2021/22 Looking Forward Season is packed with ambitious new works.

Ford's Theatre Announces Changes to 2020-2021 Theatre Season Photo Ford's Theatre Announces Changes to 2020-2021 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

Forda??s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced updates to the Forda??s Theatre 2020-2021 season, following a revaluation amid the national reckoning for racial justice and the impacts of COVID-19 on live performances.

TCG Announces Fourteenth Round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Photo TCG Announces Fourteenth Round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group have announced the fourteenth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients.

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - The Kennedy Center Leads Best Musical Catego Photo December 19th Update: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - The Kennedy Center Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Washington, DC Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - The Kennedy Center Lea Photo BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - The Kennedy Center Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019

There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Washington, DC Awards!  Photo December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Washington, DC Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Washington, DC Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Washington, DC Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

BWW Review: FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Sam Abney - Sep 19, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury's play, Fairview, currently playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, is a show that desperately calls for conversation. It's no wonder, then, that each performance is immediately followed by community discussions led by Build With, a DC-based anti-racist training, facilitation, and consulting practice focused on people, power, and partnership. While I wasn't able to stay for this event following Saturday night's performance, it is an important step in ensuring this work's complicated themes are digested in a clear way. Fairview is one of the most conceptual shows in recent memory. Not every idea can be fully explored in this production, which has a tight 100-minute run time that director Stevie Walker-Webb keeps clipping at a good pace. Nevertheless, Fairview is a necessary piece for anyone looking to dive deeper into discussions of race and identity in America.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize winning play, Fairview, recently opened at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Find out what critics had to say!

Woolly Mammoth Announces Season; FAIRVIEW, TEENAGE DICK, and More Photo Woolly Mammoth Announces Season; FAIRVIEW, TEENAGE DICK, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its 2019-2020 season, which features an energizing array of plays by new voices and Woolly veterans.

BWW Review: BLKS is a Triumph at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Photo BWW Review: BLKS is a Triumph at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
by Evann Normandin - Feb 12, 2019

Aziza Barne's BLKS is a stop-you-in-your-tracks, laugh-out-loud comedy that is about to take DC by storm. Barnes' electric writing powerfully celebrates, queerness, sisterhood and the implications of being 'Black and alive.' With director Nataki Garrett at the helm, the cast brings Aziza's words to life with infectious joy. My cheeks still hurt from smiling.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Ford's Theatre This December Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Ford's Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to perform the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Performances of the classic Charles Dickens story begin November 15 and continue for a six-and-a-half-week engagement through December 30, 2018. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson and directed by Michael Baron.

FAMILIAR Extends Through March 11 at Wooly Mammoth Photo FAMILIAR Extends Through March 11 at Wooly Mammoth
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the third production of its 2017-2018 season, Familiar. Written by Danai Gurira and directed by Theatre J artistic director Adam Immerwahr, Familiar will run from February 5 to March 11, 2018.

BWW Review: FAMILIAR at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is a Must-See Photo BWW Review: FAMILIAR at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is a Must-See
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 12, 2018

It's a powerful work and one of the strongest offerings to date in the ongoing Women's Voices Theater Festival. Under Adam Immerwahr's impeccable direction, a supremely talented cast brings out the best of the exceptional script.

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