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BWW Review: WILL ON THE HILL...OR WON'T THEY? at Shakespeare Theatre Company PhotoBWW Review: WILL ON THE HILL...OR WON'T THEY? at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Hannah Wing - September 15, 2020

Will on the Hill...or Wona??t They? is almost like attending a lecture on Shakespeare by multiple enthusiast professors, but it leaves the audience with a major case of a?oeZoom fatigue.a?? 
BWW Interview: Rebecca Wahls, Rebecca Ballinger of REBECCA AND BECCA IN SPACE PhotoBWW Interview: Rebecca Wahls, Rebecca Ballinger of REBECCA AND BECCA IN SPACE
by Hannah Wing - May 12, 2020

Movies and TV shows about space can be pretty serious, but DC area theatre artists Rebecca Wahls and Rebecca Ballinger (Becca) decided to take on the lighter side of space in their space-comedy web series, Rebecca and Becca in Space.
BWW Interview: Rebecca Wahls, Chelsea Radigan, Ruthie Rado of SPARK at Who What Where PhotoBWW Interview: Rebecca Wahls, Chelsea Radigan, Ruthie Rado of SPARK at Who What Where Theater Collective
by Hannah Wing - April 28, 2020

Who What Where and Ruthie are teaming up again for Spark, a romantic comedy about Scotti and June, who fall for each other at Club Spark, a seedy sex club. This time instead of a house, the stage is Zoom. Spark, directed by Chelsea Radigan, is a one-time virtual reading, which is going to be livestreamed on YouTube on April 30th. 
BWW News: Mission Partners Hosts Virtual Sunday Supper and a Show Benefitting The The PhotoBWW News: Mission Partners Hosts Virtual Sunday Supper and a Show Benefitting The Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2020

Mission Partners, a Bethesda based social impact communications firm, will host a Virtual Sunday Supper and a Show fundraiser to benefit The Theatre Lab on Sunday, April 26. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will support The Theatre Lab -- Washington, D.C.'s largest and most comprehensive independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts.
BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - February 2, 2020

Everyone once in a while a project is announced that basically sounds fool proof. The latest entry into Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage series Next to Normal is definitely one of those projects.
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at National Theatre PhotoBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at National Theatre
by Hannah Wing - December 19, 2019

Jersey Boys, directed by Des McAnuff, is a typical, fast paced jukebox musical full of popular songs, but the storyline doesn't hit the right notes.
BWW Review: THE MAGICAL PINATA at Keegan Theatre PhotoBWW Review: THE MAGICAL PINATA at Keegan Theatre
by Barbara Trainin Blank - December 16, 2019

A great deal is packed into The Magical Piñata. There's a brief explanation of where Mexico's population comes from; a smattering of spoken Spanish and songs in both Spanish and English; pratfalls; a morality tale; and lots of laugher.
BWW Review: ANDREA BOCELLI at Capital One Arena PhotoBWW Review: ANDREA BOCELLI at Capital One Arena
by Elliot Lanes - December 16, 2019

As a reviewer you hear lots of advance hype about a particular show or performer before having your own experience. Much of the time the hype doesn't live up to the end product. Selling over 90 million recordings opera singer Andrea Bocelli was definitely one of those performers who I had heard a lot about before seeing him perform live at Capital One Arena. I of course was familiar with some of his recordings but nothing prepared me for what I was about to witness. Here is a case where the hype not only lived up to the end product it exceeded it at least twenty fold. Bocelli stepped out onstage and flat out held around 20,000 concertgoers spellbound with his ringing tenor in a concert that included some of the most beautiful arias ever written.
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER presented by Atlanta Ballet at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER presented by Atlanta Ballet at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - December 2, 2019

Tis the season for Santa Claus, holiday lights, people lining up at three am to get a deal on a 76 inch TV set, and of the course the perennial holiday ballet favorite by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky known as The Nutcracker.
BWW Review: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center
by Jane Horwitz - November 28, 2019

The giggles and guffaws zoom along at top speed, even as the bus breaks down in this genuinely riotous adaptation of Mo Willems' 2003 Caldecott-awarded picture book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
BWW Review: KEEP At Studio Theatre PhotoBWW Review: KEEP At Studio Theatre
by Hannah Wing - November 25, 2019

Keep. makes you think about a lot of things which does make the two hours go by quickly.
BWW Review: KID PRINCE AND PABLO  at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: KID PRINCE AND PABLO at Kennedy Center
by Jane Horwitz - October 24, 2019

This rap-infused, woke update of Mark Twain's The Prince and The Pauper, a world premiere theater piece for young audiences commissioned by the Kennedy Center, has many charms and much humor, even if it goes more than a little heavy on the agitprop for audiences under the age of 10.
BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - October 12, 2019

Every once in a while you run across a big dilemma with a production. What happens when everything falls into place except one big thing? For the answer to this question look no further than the latest installment of the Broadway Center Stage series at Kennedy Center Footloose.
BWW News: Some of the Many Reasons why the ALAN MENKEN AND BROADWAY STARS Concert too PhotoBWW News: Some of the Many Reasons why the ALAN MENKEN AND BROADWAY STARS Concert took us to A Whole New World
by Elliot Lanes - September 17, 2019

The newly opened REACH at Kennedy Center continues the institution's promise set forth by President John F. Kennedy of arts for all.
BWW Review: 4615 Theatre Company's ENRON at Dance Loft on 14 PhotoBWW Review: 4615 Theatre Company's ENRON at Dance Loft on 14
by Hannah Wing - August 12, 2019

4615 Theatre Company's Enron, directed by Jordan Friend, is an entertaining, satirical glimpse into a whirlwind scandal.
BWW Review: EARTHRISE at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: EARTHRISE at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - July 30, 2019

We are now at the midpoint of summer and you are most likely looking for something a little bit different to do with your kids before sending them back to school. What if I told you that the Kennedy Center is currently producing a World Premiere Commission that is both entertaining and educational? I hope you'd say 'Tell me more!' because I have plenty to say about this brand new musical for all ages called Earthrise. The production was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch.
BWW Review: 52 PICKUP at Capital Fringe PhotoBWW Review: 52 PICKUP at Capital Fringe
by Elliot Lanes - July 26, 2019

In order to pull off a successful solo show there are a few things you absolutely need to have.
BWW Review: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY at Capital Fringe PhotoBWW Review: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY at Capital Fringe
by Elliot Lanes - July 9, 2019

Master monologist Mike Daisey is known locally for his many performances at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. When you go to a Mike Daisey performance you expect to continue the conversation afterwards. His stuff is that thought provoking and is always spot on.
BWW Review: 50 YEARS OVER THE RAINBOW: A JUDY GARLAND CELEBRATION at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: 50 YEARS OVER THE RAINBOW: A JUDY GARLAND CELEBRATION at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - July 2, 2019

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of the iconic entertainer Judy Garland. Can you believe she was only 47 when she passed? Think of the body of work she left us in such a short life.
BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! At Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! At Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - June 10, 2019

Throughout theatrical history many great ladies of the theatre have tackled the role of Thornton Wilder's famous matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the musical Hello, Dolly! In 2017 a brand new revival of the show hit Broadway starring Bette Midler (with Donna Murphy alternating in) and later on in its run Bernadette Peters. That production is now touring the country with Tony Award winning actress Betty Buckley in the starring role and veteran actor Lewis J. Stadlen as the well-known half a millionaire Horace Vandergelder.
BWW News: ALIX IN WONDERLAND A GENDER JOURNEY DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE to Make its World  PhotoBWW News: ALIX IN WONDERLAND A GENDER JOURNEY DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE to Make its World Premiere this July at The Theatre Lab
by Elliot Lanes - May 30, 2019

Washington DC's premiere arts education institution The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts presents it's second world premiere musical as part of its Summer Musical Institute for Teens program.
BWW Review: Folger Theatre's LOVE's LABOR'S LOST at the Folger Shakespeare Library PhotoBWW Review: Folger Theatre's LOVE's LABOR'S LOST at the Folger Shakespeare Library
by Hannah Wing - May 7, 2019

Folger Theatre's Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Vivienne Benesch, compliments the uniqueness of this comedy through a delightfully funny cast and production set during the 1930's.
BWW Review: STOMP at the National Theatre PhotoBWW Review: STOMP at the National Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - April 24, 2019

For 25 years now the percussion spectacular known as Stomp has been making beautiful noise all over the world. This high-octane audible feast is back in town at the National Theatre for a week and the historic rafters are shaking from the melodious vibrations Stomp brings with it.
BWW Review: HANDS ON A HARDBODY is a Cult Classic at Keegan Theatre PhotoBWW Review: HANDS ON A HARDBODY is a Cult Classic at Keegan Theatre
by Hannah Wing - March 14, 2019

While short-lived on Broadway, Keegan Theatre's regional premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, directed by Elena Velasco and Mark A. Rhea, proves this musical is on its way to becoming a cult classic.
BWW Review: TAP DOGS at Kennedy Center PhotoBWW Review: TAP DOGS at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - February 24, 2019

The art of tap dancing is taken to new heights…literally…in the high octane, high energy worldwide sensation known as Tap Dogs. Not only do the eight male performers do traditional tap routines in this 80-minute industrial extravaganza, they take it to places tap hasn't gone before incorporating, water, scaffolding blowtorches, and more.

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