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Studio Theatre Announces Cast of FUN HOME by Blair Ingenthron - May 27, 2023

Studio Theatre has announced the cast of their production of Fun Home, with performances starting June 28. The musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, is based on the autobiographical graphic novel of the same name by cartoonist and writer Alison Bechdel.

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Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Eisenhower Theater by Mary Lincer - May 25, 2023

What did our critic think of THE CRUCIBLE at Eisenhower Theater? Choreographer Helen Pickett does in her ballet The Crucible just exactly what Arthur Miller attempted in his 1953 play, her source. Both try to make a new language to express the Salem witch trials of 1692 because those events were too extraordinary for regular English or garden-variety ballet.

Review: SWEENEY TODD at Signature Theatre by Shelby Tyler - May 25, 2023

What did our critic think of SWEENEY TODD at Signature Theatre? Set in the dark streets of London in 1785, we follow barber Sweeney Todd (Nathaniel Stampley) as he returns from wrongful imprisonment by the horrifying Judge Turpin (John Leslie Wolf).

Interview: Theatre Life with Peter Salem by Elliot Lanes - May 25, 2023

Today’s subject Peter Salem is currently living his theatre life as the composer of Scottish Ballet’s production of The Crucible. The show runs now through May 28th at Kennedy Center in the Eisenhower Theater.

Keegan Reveals Cast and Team of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2023

The Keegan Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of the upcoming mainstage production SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Co-produced by Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA, Keegan’s brand for young people and families, the musical plays on the mainstage at Keegan June 17-July 22, 2023.

The Washington Ballet Performs Three Free Shows at DC's The Plaza at CityCenter by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2023

Join The Washington Ballet for three free performances at DC’s The Plaza at CityCenter, June 8, 9 and 10 at 6:30 pm. Each evening features a unique program of classical ballet and contemporary works performed by artists of The Washington Ballet. 

Exclusive Photos: First Look at SWEENEY TODD at Signature Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2023

Get a first look at photos of Sweeney Todd at Signature Theatre!

Review: HURRICANE DIANE at Avant Bard Theatre by Rachael F. Goldberg - May 24, 2023

'Hurricane Diane' is a fun and thought-provoking production, though you’ll certainly have more fun if you don’t think too hard about the technicalities of the show itself. There’s a lot to enjoy, and a good takeaway message, and, sometimes, that’s enough for an enjoyable theatrical experience.

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS Comes to the Atlas Performing Arts Center in June by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2023

The Welders Playwrights’ Collective and Soul Shine Theater Garden present the premiere of Rock Paper Scissors, from Thursday, June 22, to Sunday, June 25, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE, Washington, DC.

Review: THE OREO COMPLEX at Nu Sass Productions by Hannah R. Wing - May 23, 2023

Lillian Brown shares so much in such a short span of time. Don’t miss this opportunity to see such a powerful show in its limited run at Caos on F. 

Video: First Look at Nathaniel Stampley, Bryonha Marie & More in SWEENEY TODD at Signature Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2023

Get a first look at footage of Sweeney Todd at Signature Theatre!

GALA Hispanic Theatre & the Helen Hayes Awards Release Statement on the Passing of Hugo Medrano by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2023

Read a statement from GALA Hispanic Theatre on the passing of Hugo Medrano, co-founder and producing artistic director.

A World Premiere by Pearl Cleage & More Set for Ford's Theatre Society 2023-2024 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2023

The Ford’s Theatre has announced its 2023-2024 season, featuring the world premiere of Pearl Cleage’s Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard, directed by Seema Sueko and more.

Kennedy Center GUYS AND DOLLS, Kevin Chamberlin, And More Win Helen Hayes Awards by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2023

This evening, the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards took place at The Anthem on the District Wharf, with over 1,600 theatre-makers and theatre supporters in attendance. Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson hosted an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region.

Video: See Iglehart, Kritzer, Brightman, McClure & More in SPAMALOT by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2023

Check out footage from The John F. Kennedy Center for the performing Arts' Monty Python’s Spamalot, which starred Alex Brightman, James Monroe Iglehart, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, and Rob McClure.

Mosaic Theater Reveals 2023-2024 Season by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2023

Mosaic Theater Company's 2023-2024 Season reexamines, reinvestigates, and reframes our shared history through striking productions by some of the country's most exciting and formidable contemporary playwrights. Learn more about the lineup here!

Review: EXCLUSION at Arena Stage by Pamela Roberts - May 21, 2023

Exclusion, a thought-provoking and witty world premiere by Kenneth Lin at Arena Stage, explores the tug-of-war between what is true and what sells

Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at NextStop Theatre Company by Peter Rouleau - May 21, 2023

A touching and engaging portrait of an immigrant community confronting the struggles of daily life.


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