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The 2013 Helen Hayes Award recipients. Photo by Shannon Finney Photography.

Reporting From The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards by Cate Brewer

Fondly referred to as “drama prom” by local theatre artists, last night the Washington area theatre community and its supporters gathered to celebrate theatre and to announce the recipients of the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards. It was the 29th annual Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, and expectations were high after the attendance of last year’s recipient of […]

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Meet the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees: Matthew R. Wilson by Cate Brewer

Cate Brewer speaks with Matthew R. Wilson, who is nominated for The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical for Faction of Fools Theatre Company’s A Commedia Christmas Carol, based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Cate: In your acceptance speech for the 2012 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, you mentioned how surprised […]

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The Helen Hayes Nominations Announced by Cate Brewer

Did you know there are 84 professional theatres in the Washington area? 84!  Tonight, DC area theatre artists, press, Helen Hayes Award judges, and the folks from theatreWashington gathered at The National Theatre to celebrate those 84 theatres, and to announce the nominations for the 29th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. The evening opened with pictures with […]

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Maria Rizzo (Sally Bowles) and Paul Scanlan (Emcee). Photo by Cameron Whitman.

‘Come to Their Cabaret’: Michael Innocenti & Christina A. Coakley on Keegan Theatre’s ‘Cabaret’ by Cate Brewer

Christina A. Coakley and Michael Innocenti are putting on the finishing touches on their new production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret at The Keegan Theatre. The show begins performances on Saturday. I had a chance to ask both of them about co-directing Cabaret. Cate: What about directing this production of Cabaret appealed to you? This opportunity came […]

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