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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew BourneBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Bourne
by Elliot Lanes - January 13, 2019

Today's subject Matthew Bourne has done what some might say is impossible, making his theatre life quite the big deal. Bourne has managed to meld the worlds of classical dance and theatre together in his internationally acclaimed company New Adventures with some pretty terrific results. His latest creation, Cinderella, hits the stage of the Opera House at Kennedy Center on January 15 playing through the 20th. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nehassaiu deGannesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nehassaiu deGannes
by Elliot Lanes - December 28, 2018

Given the current political climate in this country you have to ask if there is any such thing as a truly honest politician. Today's subject, Nehassaiu deGannes, is currently living her theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre portraying just that type, Rep. Sydney Millsap, in local playwright Sarah Burgess' Kings. The production runs through January 13th in Studio's fourth floor space. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nancy AndersonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nancy Anderson
by Elliot Lanes - November 2, 2018

Today's subject, Nancy Anderson, has been living her theater life on Broadway and in regional theaters for many years now. You can currently see her as the tight-fisted, but caring dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at Signature Theatre. The production plays through January 6, 2019 in the MAX space. Directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, it very well may be the largest production the company has presented to date. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Candice Shedd-ThompsonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Candice Shedd-Thompson
by Elliot Lanes - October 30, 2018

One of the best things about being a columnist is you can introduce some fresh new talent to the public. Take, for example, today's subject Candice Shedd-Thompson who is currently living her theatre life onstage at MetroStage in its tenth anniversary production of the pop-rock musical Rooms a Rock Romance. The production runs through November 11th. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Soara-Joye Ross and Corbin BleuBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Soara-Joye Ross and Corbin Bleu
by Elliot Lanes - October 29, 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching Arena Stage is readying their annual Gold Standard Musical. This year it's the classic ship shape Cole Porter musical from 1934, Anything Goes. The production begins performances on November 2nd and plays through December 23rd in the Fichandler space. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tiler PeckBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tiler Peck
by Elliot Lanes - October 27, 2018

My theatre life subject for today is one I've wanted to interview for a long while now. Tiler Peck is one of those performers that automatically brings any stage to life from her first entrance and keeps you captivated until her final bow. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edwaard LiangBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Edwaard Liang
by Elliot Lanes - October 12, 2018

As fall finally starts to arrive here in DC, the Kennedy Center's dance season kicks into high gear bringing you dance companies from all over the country and the world. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rachel ZampelliBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rachel Zampelli
by Elliot Lanes - October 2, 2018

Today's subject Rachel Zampelli has been living quite the theater life over the years. You most likely have seen her around town in productions that range from classics and modern plays to musicals. She can currently be seen at Signature Theatre in the two-character play Heisenberg playing opposite Michael Russotto. The production runs through November 11th in Signature's Ark space. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Maboud EbrahimzadehBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Maboud Ebrahimzadeh
by Elliot Lanes - September 20, 2018

Today's subject Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is one of the area's most versatile actors. Currently, you can see him in action in the very unique Small Mouth Sounds at Round House Theatre through September 23rd. The word unique, in this case, is meant as a compliment, but you'll have to see the show for yourself to understand why. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ann Hould-WardBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ann Hould-Ward
by Elliot Lanes - August 6, 2018

Today's subject Ann Hould-Ward is both a Tony and Drama Desk Award winning costume designer. Her work isn't limited just to the theatre by any means. Besides contributing designs for such legendary Broadway productions as Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George (co-design with her mentor Broadway legend Patricia Zipprodt), her work has also been seen with many dance and opera companies all over the world. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Leslie WolfeBWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Leslie Wolfe
by Elliot Lanes - August 3, 2018

Today's subject, John Leslie Wolfe, has been living his theater life to the fullest for many years now. His credits include Broadway, national tours, television, and film. Local theatergoers might remember him from his performances at Signature Theatre in Titanic, The Threepenny Opera, and West Side Story or in 1776 or Ragtime at Ford's Theatre. Currently, John is back at Signature Theatre in rehearsal for the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Passion directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. Performances begin on August 14th in Signature's MAX Theatre space. The production runs through September 23rd. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob BermanBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Rob Berman
by Elliot Lanes - July 20, 2018

Today's subject Rob Berman is currently living his Theatre Life as the Musical Director for the world premiere of Dave at Arena Stage. The production, based on the 1993 film and directed by Tina Landau, runs through August 19th in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theatre space. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Joshua MorganBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Joshua Morgan
by Elliot Lanes - July 12, 2018

You might know today's subject Joshua Morgan from his many performances in and around the DC area. He has worked at such prestigious local theatres as Arena Stage, Theater J, Folger Theatre, and Rep Stage. He also ran a wonderful theatre company called No Rules Theatre Company for years. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew GardinerBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner
by Elliot Lanes - June 25, 2018

You most likely know today's subject Matthew Gardiner as the Associate Artistic Director of Signature Theatre – one of the area's go-to place for musicals (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eva NoblezadaBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eva Noblezada
by Elliot Lanes - June 22, 2018

Today's subject, Eva Noblezada, made a huge splash in the West End a few years back in the revival of Miss Saigon, playing the coveted role of Kim. This was after being discovered at the Jimmy Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school theatre across the United States. Eva then went into Les Miserables on the West End before reprising Kim in Miss Saigon on Broadway. That performance garnered her a well-deserved Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexandra SilberBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber
by Elliot Lanes - June 19, 2018

Today's subject, Alexandra Silber, is known on both sides of the pond as a versatile, killer performer. This international dynamo is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as Guenevere in Camelot. The production has been extended and now runs through July 8th in STC's Sydney Harman Hall space. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi JacobsonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Naomi Jacobson
by Elliot Lanes - June 13, 2018

Today's subject Naomi Jacobson is currently living her theatre life onstage at Studio Theatre in their superb world premiere production of The Remains. The show runs through June 24th in the company's Mead Theatre space. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eleanor ToddBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eleanor Todd
by Elliot Lanes - June 1, 2018

Today's subject Eleanor Todd is currently living her theater life as the understudy for all of the female roles in Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) production of Camelot. It runs through July 8th at STC's Sydney Harman Hall space. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia StittBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt
by Elliot Lanes - May 14, 2018

Today's subjects Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt are currently living their theatre lives as the composers (Banghert and Stitt) and lyricist (Stitt) of what I consider to be one of the best new musicals I've seen in a good long while. I am referring to the Alaska-based world premiere musical Snow Child, now running through May 20th at Arena Stage. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Euan MortonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Euan Morton
by Elliot Lanes - May 11, 2018

Today's subject Euan Morton has been seen in the DC area in a variety of plays and musicals. You might remember him portrayal of Anatoly in Chess at Signature Theatre or his Helen Hayes Award winning performance as Leo Frank in Parade at Ford's Theatre or Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Judy KuhnBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Judy Kuhn
by Elliot Lanes - May 2, 2018

Today's subject Judy Kuhn has been living her theatre life as a working actress/singer/recording artist for over thirty years. On May 5th you will be able to see this incredible Tony-nominated talent live in concert at Dumbarton Church in Georgetown as part of the Dumbarton Concerts series. The program is entitled Judy Kuhn: A Broadway Cabaret. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt CalvertBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert
by Elliot Lanes - April 25, 2018

Today's subjects Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert are currently living their theatre lives as cast members in The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' production of If/Then. The production runs through April 28. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt BogartBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018

I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this production, which runs through May 20, 2018. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Garry HynesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Garry Hynes
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018

One of the great things about DC theatre is that we have the opportunities to experience theater from all over the world, including from some of the most artistically renowned companies.  Take for example the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland.  Today's subject Garry Hynes is living her theatre life as Artistic Director of that esteemed company.  The Druid's production of Waiting for Godot is embarking on its year-long tour with a run at Shakespeare Theatre Company through May 20. (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann NortonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Bill Largess and Ann Norton
by Elliot Lanes - March 21, 2018

Today's subjects, Bill Largess and Ann Norton, are living their theatre lives as the Artistic Director and Executive Director of one of the gems in our local theatre scene. (more...)

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