A Chat with Patti LuPone on ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ on September 27th, 2014 at ‘Arts by George’ at George Mason University

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and I had a conversation about her upcoming performance of Coulda Woulda Shoulda coming up at George Mason University’s Arts by George on September 27th at The Center for the Arts. It’s a benefit for George Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the money raised that night will help fund student scholarships and […]

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Michele Shay, Director of August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars,’ Shares His Philosophy and Wisdom, and Discusses Her Inspired Production at No Rules Theatre Company

“We are addicted to ‘story’ and we become inspired by each others lives,” says Michele Shay, the Director of No Rules Theatre Company’s current production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. My conversation with Michele in Part I of The Playwright’s Playground, takes readers on a journey of the artist and the human being behind the art. […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/11/14

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees.  ______ Shayna Blass as Anshul Getting Tipsy in Yentl at Theater J “As Yentl— the Jewish girl who dresses as a Yeshiva boy (Anshul) in order to study Torah—Shayna Blass embodies a young person’s passion kept within the impossible constraints of social custom, conventional propriety, […]

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‘Masquerade’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

When I was watching Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s intense Masquerade last night, written and directed by William D. Leary, I shook my head several times and covered my ears at other times because what I was watching and hearing was a family – a mother, father, sister, brother, and grandmother screaming out for understanding: Why did their […]

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‘Public Affairs’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents a wonderful production of A.R. Gurney’s Public Affairs, which encompasses two of his one act plays – The Love Course and The Open Meeting. In “The Love Course”- imagine taking a college course on love. Even better, one taught by the duo of a man and woman who aren’t in a […]

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$22 Discount Tickets for UrbanArias’ ‘Three Decembers’ on Sunday, 9/28@2 PM

“Looking for a quickie?” UrbanArias, DC’s premiere contemporary opera company offers a special ticket deal to see THREE DECEMBERS on Sunday, 9/28 at 2 PM at: Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209 Simply CLICK HERE Enter The Code:  Maddy and receive $6.00 off the original ticket price of $28.00 to the Sept 28th matinee performance. NOTE: […]

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Arts Collective @HCC Holding Auditions for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on 9/29 and 9/30/14 by Susan G. Kramer

HCC’s Arts Collective Holding Auditions for It’s A Wonderful Life On September 29 & 30, 2014 Open Auditions: All Ages and Ethnicities Encouraged to Attend Arts Collective proudly announces auditions for its December production of It’s A Wonderful Life, a play in two acts by James W. Rodgers, based upon the film by Frank Capra […]

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‘Clybourne Park’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

A Then and Now Tour: Clybourne Park at Maryland Ensemble Theatre Taking a modern twist on Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal play, A Raisin in the Sun, Bruce Norris in his 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Clybourne Park, satirically juxtaposes the evolution of American race and class relations in the late 1950’s to the 21st Century, resonating the clichéd expression: the […]

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Charm City Welcomes Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater

Monday morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s (CSC) new digs in downtown Baltimore was unique. No phony large scissors but rather a Lieutenant Governor wielding a sword. No long, drawn-out speeches leading up to the official opening but rather a solo bagpiper and the old English cheer, “Huzzah.” Why endure boring treatises […]

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