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Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season Photo Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its Fall/Winter Looking Forward Season featuring more than 70 virtual events and programs to engage with and respond to audiences in Washington, D.C-metropolitan region and nationally.

BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant Photo BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 14, 2020

On June 21st the DC theatre community took a punch in the gut as our incredibly talented Musical Director, Pianist, Orchestra Contractor, Educator, and friend George Fulginiti-Shakar passed away after a long illness at age 73.

Arena Stage Launches Artists Marketplace Featuring Kate Baldwin, Marsha Mason and Mor Photo Arena Stage Launches Artists Marketplace Featuring Kate Baldwin, Marsha Mason and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the launch of Artists Marketplace, a new model for regional theaters to connect art, artists and their artistry directly with patrons.  Patrons will have the opportunity to commission or purchase a work of art from the artists and artisans who have graced Arena's stages. 

BWW Review: All Praise THE AMEN CORNER at The Shakespeare Theatre Photo BWW Review: All Praise THE AMEN CORNER at The Shakespeare Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - Feb 20, 2020

The Amen Corner shows the role faith can play when there is almost nowhere left to turn. This alone is a powerful statement about the American experience.

Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for Guys and Dolls, directed by Peter Flynn. The production features Maria Egler as Miss Adelaide, Joe Mallon as Nathan Detroit, Bueka Uwemedimo as Sky Masterson and Karen Vincent as Sarah Brown. The musical features showstoppers 'Luck be a Lady,' 'Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat,' 'Take Back Your Mink' and more, and plays March 13 to May 20, 2020, at historic Ford's Theatre. The production is recommended for ages 10 and older.

BWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 25, 2018

As if there weren't enough scary things in the world right now, I've come to realize that I have been going to live theatrical productions for over 43 years. That means I have been sitting in the dark for a long time (no jokes please).

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Cast for THE WIZ Photo Ford's Theatre Society Announces Cast for THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for The Wiz directed by Kent Gash, choreographed by Dell Howlett and withMusic Direction and Orchestration by Darius Smith. The production features Ines Nassara as Dorothy, Hasani Allen as Scarecrow, Kevin McAllister as Tinman,Christopher Michael Richardson as Lion and Jobari Parker-Namdar as The Wiz. The musical plays March 9 to May 12, 2018, at historic Ford's Theatre. The production is recommended for ages eight and older.

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces Breaking Glass: Hyperlinking Opera And Issues Photo The Glimmerglass Festival Announces Breaking Glass: Hyperlinking Opera And Issues
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

As a complement to its summer Festival, The Glimmerglass Festival has announced Breaking Glass, a series of national forums and a five-episode podcast sparking discussions about how opera and the arts respond to present-day issues.

VIDEO: Tim Rogan, Britney Coleman, Donna McKechnie and More in New Trailer for THE PA Photo VIDEO: Tim Rogan, Britney Coleman, Donna McKechnie and More in New Trailer for THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents The Pajama Game, directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adlerand Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Featuring Musical Direction by James Cunningham and Choreography by Parker Esse, The Pajama Game runs now through December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below!

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME, Featuring Britney Colema Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME, Featuring Britney Coleman, Edward Gero, Donna McKechnie and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents The Pajama Game, directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Featuring Musical Direction by James Cunningham and Choreography by Parker Esse, The Pajama Game runs October 27-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company at their first rehearsal below!

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company An Photo Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell.

The Glimmerglass Festival Welcomes Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed acclaimed bass-baritone Eric Owens as Artistic Advisor.

Glimmerglass Festival Presents World Premiere of STOMPING GROUNDS, May 8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

As part of its 2017 season, The Glimmerglass Festival will present the world-premiere hip-hop opera Stomping Grounds, a show written entirely in verse blending hip-hop, spoken word and opera. In May, the production will travel to 11 regional community venues throughout New York State and three in New York City, in performance workshops and discussions hosted by librettist, director and choreographer Paige Hernandez, an acclaimed performer, director, and playwright known for her effective fusion of theater, hip-hop, dance and education. 

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre is Rapturous
by Charles Shubow - Mar 21, 2017

Do not miss this spectacular presentation of the Tony Award-Winning musical.

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule.

DINER at the Signature Theatre - You can taste the french fries and gravy!
by Charles Shubow - Dec 30, 2014

World premiere musical written by Barry Levinson, music and lyrics by Sheryl Crow, and directed by Kathleen Marshall is just plain fun.

BWW TV: Highlights from SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage with Levi Kreis, E. Faye Butler, Nova Y. Payton and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2014

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER opened on Thursday, May 8 at Arena Stage and runs through June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. Scroll down to watch highlights from the show!

Photo Flash: First Look at Levi Kreis, Nova Y. Payton and More in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Opening night for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER was last night (Thursday, May 8) at Arena Stage. Check out the full produciton photos below! The show runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage.

Photo Flash: Levi Kreis, Nova Y. Payton and More in Opening Night of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Opening night for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER was last night (Thursday, May 8) at Arena Stage. Check out the photos below! The show runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage.

Rick Fox Joins Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE as Musical Director; Victor Simonson Departs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Rick Fox will be taking over the role of musical director in Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe--The Songs of Leiber and Stoller from Victor Simonson, who will be departing the show for personal reasons.

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