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Review: OVER HER DEAD BODY by Pinky Swear Productions at Theatre J
by Mary Lincer - July 12, 2024


Pinky Swear has revived its 2016 production of Over Her Dead Body for this year's Capital Fringe. The musical revue surveys murder ballads (yes, that is a thing) which originated in Scotland and England during the 16th century before emigrating to Appalachia and obtaining improved orchestration (Americans organize mean fiddle, guitar, mandolin bands). but the plots of each of these songs resembles a fellow ballad: boy meets girl/boy and girl are in love/girl gets murdered--not really grislier than what's streaming these days, but with real, live musicians.

The Kennedy Center to Mark 250th Anniversary of the Declaration in 2026 with a Yearlong Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 11, 2024


The Kennedy Center will mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026 with a yearlong celebration, The Promise of US. Learn more about the celebration!

Review: THE COLORED MUSEUM at Studio Theatre
by Roger Catlin - July 11, 2024


It’s hard to imagine the impact George C. Wolfe’s razor-sharp satire “The Colored Museum” must have had when it opened in New York nearly 40 years ago. 

Real Life Father/Son Acting Duo to Star in A NUMBER at Edge of the Universe Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 11, 2024


Edge of the Universe Theater will bring A Number to the stage in August. Learn more about the production and see how to purchase tickets.

Compass Rose Theater Announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS And More for 2024-25 Season
by A.A. Cristi - July 10, 2024


Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis has announced its 2024-25 season featuring award-winning productions like INTIMATE APPAREL, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, PROOF, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Season subscriptions available until September 13, 2024.

Dance/USA Invites Initial Applications For The Third Round Of Dance/USA Fellowships To Artists Program 
by Stephi Wild - July 10, 2024


Dance/USA, the national service organization for the dance ecosystem, is inviting initial applications from dance artists for the third iteration of Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists (DFA), generously funded by the Doris Duke Foundation.

Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at Olney Theatre Center
by Ken Kemp - July 10, 2024


The fascinating story of one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century, flawless presented by a sublimely talented cast.

THIS IS MY SISTER To Take The Capital Fringe Festival By Storm
by A.A. Cristi - July 09, 2024


Experience the drama of love, loss, and elections in THIS IS MY SISTER at the Capital Fringe Festival.

Review: CATF Touches Down Brilliantly with innovative TORNADO TASTES LIKE ALUMINUM STING
by Andrew White - July 09, 2024


With Harmon dot aut’s semi-autobiographical play, Tornado Tastes Like Aluminum Sting, audiences at CATF will have that rarest of encounters—a play that reveals the world as it is experienced, and processed, by a profoundly autistic, synaesthetic pre-teen who can only communicate with the outside world through their first love, the world of film.  Oliver Butler has created an intensely intricate evening, demanding logistically and dramatically, which holds together in truly remarkable ways.

Review: Suspense & Horror at CATF with ENOUGH TO LET THE LIGHT IN
by Andrew White - July 09, 2024


With her play Enough to Let the Light In, Paloma Nozicka has crafted one of those great psychological thrillers; the build-up is slow but steady, the characters finely drawn, and the climax will make you jump.  But there’s no need for blood, it’s all in your head.  And if you are looking for an evening that gives you a few of those none-too-subtle psychological shocks, this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival has just the ticket.

Review: KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL at Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy
by Jennifer Muscato - July 06, 2024


What did our critic think of KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL at Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy?

Review: PATHWAYS TO PERFORMANCE at Kennedy Center
by Emily Berger - July 05, 2024


This outstanding festival featured brilliant new or recent work by five choreographers.

The Capital Fringe To Present BLACK SMOKE SHOWING - STORIES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FIREFIGHTERS
by A.A. Cristi - July 03, 2024


The Capital Fringe will present Black Smoke Showing - Stories Of African American Firefighters.

Olivia Martin And Caitlin Frazier Present RE: WRITING As Part Of Capital Fringe Festival 2024
by A.A. Cristi - July 03, 2024


Olivia Martin and Caitlin Frazier will present RE: WRITING at Capital Fringe 2024, exploring themes of communication and human connection through a unique theatrical performance.

Capital Fringe To Present LOVE WEST OF DUPONT CIRCLE This Month
by A.A. Cristi - July 03, 2024


Explore the themes of faith, desire, and politics in the new play LOVE WEST OF DUPONT CIRCLE, featured at the Capital Fringe Festival. Discover the intricate narrative and compelling performances.

Review: AMERICAN PSYCHO at Monumental Theatre Company
by Tavish Young - July 03, 2024


Local theatergoers would be remiss to miss this production, and Broadway World highly recommends the 'Psycho Experience' for those willing to get a little out there.  

1st Stage Unveils 2024-2025 Season, Kicking Off With LOGAN FESTIVAL OF SOLO PERFORMANCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 02, 2024


1st Stage will kick off the 2024-2025 season with the Logan Festival of Solo Performance. Learn more about the season!

Review: BLACKSTAR SYMPHONY: THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - July 02, 2024


It was a one-two punch to fans of David Bowie in early 2016 when the rock star was suddenly pronounced dead and two days later, on what would have been his 69th birthday, released his final album, “Blackstar,” a preordained farewell addressing his demise.

Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap
by Roger Catlin - July 02, 2024


The intent of Wolf Trap’s annual “Broadway in the Park” event is to blend the star power of the Great White Way (if it’s still called that) with the rising stars of the local co-presenter, Signature Theatre.

Review: FUNNY GIRL at The Kennedy Center
by David Friscic - July 01, 2024


Funny Girl is a solidly entertaining vehicle for a high-profile performance by Katerina McCrimmon as beloved vaudeville performer Fanny Brice. Now playing at the Kennedy Center, this popular musical (from the original stage version starring Barbra Streisand and her Oscar-winning performance in the 1968 hit film –and the recent hit on Broadway starring Lea Michele) is a lively, sassy, and brassy summer musical treat. 

FUNNY GIRL & More Lead Washington, DC's July 2024 Top Theatre Shows
by Team BWW - July 01, 2024


Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for July 2024 include Funny Girl, Back to the Future, and more!

National Philharmonic Reveals 2024-2025 Season Lineup
by Stephi Wild - July 01, 2024


National Philharmonic has announced its 2024-2025 Season, which opens in September with an all-Rachmaninoff program to celebrate NatPhil's 40th Anniversary.

Review: PANTI BLISS: IF THESE WIGS COULD TALK at Solas Nua and Studio Theatre
by Rachael F. Goldberg - June 30, 2024


Famed Irish drag queen Panti Bliss leads the audience on an emotionally satisfying journey in her one-woman show, 'If These Wigs Could Talk,' reflecting on her own internal journey as she considers the role she’s played over the years and where she fits in today’s modern landscape.

Review: 10,000 DREAMS: A CELEBRATION OF ASIAN CHOREOGRAPHY, PROGRAM B at Kennedy Center
by Michela Dwyer - June 28, 2024


What did our critic think of 10,000 DREAMS: A CELEBRATION OF ASIAN CHOREOGRAPHY, PROGRAM B at Kennedy Center?

THIS IS MY SISTER Comes to Capital Fringe in July
by Stephi Wild - June 28, 2024


On the eve of the 2016 presidential election, two sisters are forced to reassess their lives through a series of unexpected events in Luigi Laraia’s latest theatrical offering, 'This Is my sister.' A satirical and whacky exploration of personal and political upheaval, this brutal comedy promises to be a highlight of the 2024 Capital Fringe Festival.


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