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BWW Review: BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Intrigues at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Jennifer Perry - February 6, 2017

Clare Barron's apocalyptic play BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE is, fundamentally, an interesting and exceptionally written exploration of the forces of religion and of nature on one small town American family dealing with its own kind of inner turmoil. A uniformly strong cast under the direction of Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz brings out the best of the already strong script at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
BWW Review: LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC at Washington Stage Guild
by Elliot Lanes - January 29, 2017

BWW Review: Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at Ford's Theatre
by Jenny Minich - January 29, 2017

Albee's characters are shockingly volatile. They curse, they drink and they revel in inflecting pain. It's funny, heartbreaking and yes, slightly familiar. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? may have debuted in 1962 but the truth it provokes still feels relevant.
BWW Review: MACK, BETH at Keegan Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - January 26, 2017

Keegan Theatre's world premiere play Mack,Beth teaches us a few things about how not to do a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's Scottish play.
BWW Review: PORTRAITS OF AMERICA with the National Symphony Orchestra
by Elliot Lanes - January 24, 2017

BWW Review: CHARM at Mosaic Theater Company
by Elliot Lanes - January 22, 2017

BWW Review: THE HARD PROBLEM at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich - January 18, 2017

The Hard Problem is the brainchild of Czechoslovakian-born British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard. Contrary to all scientific intelligence, Hilary clings to the mysterious. In the spirit of the scientific method, the audience must as: but why? As Dramaturg Lauren Halvorsen notes so concisely, “the tension between knowledge and mystery pervades the play.”
BWW Review: Scena Theatre's SOMEONE IS GOING TO COME is Paranoid and Provocative
by Barbara Johnson - January 11, 2017

Robert McNamara directs three Scena Theatre veterans in the Washington-area premiere of SOMEONE IS GOING TO COME, Norwegian writer Jon Fosse's absurdist exploration of magnified paranoia. Thanks to excellent acting and attention to detail, the experience is tense, at times grating, and interesting to witness.
BWW Review: Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Comes to Kennedy Center By Way of the Public Theater
by Jennifer Perry - January 9, 2017

it's an engaging and resonant theatrical experience.
BWW News: A Look at the State of the Theatre in DC with Jane Horwitz, Nelson Pressley and Celia Wren
by Elliot Lanes - January 9, 2017

For theatre lovers in our area, we always look forward to what our theatre companies have in store for us in their upcoming seasons. We look to see if there are any trends that stand out to us as audience members. We also see growth in many companies with each new season of shows. Anyone that's been following DC theatre for a while will notice how things have changed in the last twenty or thirty years. One of the biggest examples of this would be the clean up and revitalization of 14th Street, which had direct implications for Studio Theatre and Source.
BWW News: Tricia McCauley's Body Found. Suspect in Custody
by Elliot Lanes - December 27, 2016

BWW Review: WICKED at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - December 16, 2016

BWW Review: Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - December 9, 2016

While those seeking a similarly scaled production to the original Broadway production (or even the revival) might leave the Eisenhower Theatre somewhat disappointed, those open to experiencing a new interpretation of the familiar material might leave feeling they've had an opportunity to look at an old favorite with new eyes. Perhaps they might better appreciate what drew them to the story in the first place.
BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Washington Stage Guild
by Elliot Lanes - December 5, 2016

BWW Review: Diana Ross with the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou Conductor at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - December 2, 2016

BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Theater Alliance
by Andrew Burrill - November 30, 2016

Langston Hughes' "Gospel Song-Play" chronicles and celebrates the birth of Jesus and the unique cultural identity and heritage of Black Americans. This joyous musical compels us to look inward and find the wonder in life. This performance is recommended for audiences of all ages.
BWW Review: Creativity Abounds in MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - November 27, 2016

As presented at Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theatre Company's 'Moby Dick' offers many theatrical surprises that are sure to enthrall nearly any theatergoer looking for something a little different this holiday season.
BWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is Bleak and Beautiful at the Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - November 23, 2016

The plot of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is straightforward, and the source material by Arthur Miller is pretty good, but the spectacular staging of this classic work at the Kennedy Center elevates what could have been a fairly pedestrian family drama to atmospheric heights. The very definition of 'catharsis', this spellbinding production stuns with stripped-down, potent emotion.
BWW Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Sparkles at Arena Stage
by Barbara Johnson - November 14, 2016

There's something about a classic, standard musical that tugs at the heartstrings. Maybe it's the the swelling orchestra, the time-honored songs, or the amazement that an old love story can feel new again. Under the direction of Molly Smith at Arena Stage, Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL is all of the above.
BWW Interview: Sarah Celec of THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Shenandoah University
by Christopher Castanho - November 9, 2016

In October of 1998 Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old University student was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die on a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The reason for his killing: he was gay. One of the first murders to be labeled a hate crime, it brought attention the lack of 'hate crime protection' several states possessed. Five weeks after his death, Moises Kaufman and other members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and interviewed its citizens for a whole year after the event. This is the true story of how residents in Laramie, Wyoming reacted to the murder of Matthew Shepard.
BWW Review: WHERE WORDS ONCE WERE at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - November 8, 2016

BWW Review: WIND ME UP, MARIA! A GO-GO MUSICAL at Georgetown University
by Elliot Lanes - November 7, 2016

Natsu Onoda Power is one of the most creative forces in DC theatre. With such credits as Yellow Face at Theater J and Astro Boy and the God of Comics at Studio Theatre, Power's productions are always visually stunning and very clear in the way she tells a story. This review starts as it does because I want it to be perfectly clear that I am a big admirer of Power's work upfront. Unfortunately, her latest endeavor goes against everything I just said.
BWW Review: Nu Sass Productions Revives 43 1/2: THE GREATEST DEATHS OF SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDIES
by Barbara Johnson - November 7, 2016

43 1/2: THE GREATEST DEATHS OF SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDIES, a 2013 Capital Fringe favorite from Nu Sass, is back again with its enthusiastic original cast for a third run. Sun King Davis directs the zany, bloody production, with a new batch of gruesome fight scenes thrown in to keep things fresh.
BWW Review: PIPPIN at George Washington University
by Elliot Lanes - November 4, 2016

BWW News: Theatre Visionary Zelda Fichandler Fondly Remembered by Friends and Family at Heartwarming Memorial Service
by Elliot Lanes - October 31, 2016


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