Author Archive | Joel Markowitz

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Capital Fringe Honors Announced

Here are the 2015 Capital Fringe Honors Selected by the Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all our honorees: FAVORITE COMEDY:  Ambien Date Night Barenaked Comedy Blind Pug Arts Collective Presents: The Theatre of Self-Loathing Presents: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? BrouHaHa DC Trash – Recycled!! Half Past What? Interviews With… It’s a Circus Out There […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Spamalot’ at The Port Tobacco Players‏: Part 1: Jimmy Payne

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Port Tobacco Players’ Spamalot – meet Jimmy Payne. Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Little Theater of Alexandria: 1776 (John Adams), Shenandoah (Charlie Anderson). The Arlington Players: Ragtime (Tateh), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Follies, (Ben), Guys & Dolls (Nicely Nicely), […]

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Interview with Frank D. Shutts II on Directing ‘In the Heights’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria July 25th-August 15th

I sat down and asked veteran Director Frank Shutts his thoughts, visions, and hopes for LTA’s summer production of the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights which opens on July 25th and plays through August 15th at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. Joel: Why did you want to direct In the Heights and bring it […]

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A Tribute to Sydney-Chanele Dawkins at Her Memorial Service on July 17, 2015 by Joel Markowitz

This is the eulogy I delivered at the the memorial service for DCMetroTheaterArts columnist and reviewer Sydney-Chanele Dawkins yesterday, July 17, 2015: To Aaron and Sydney-Chanele’s family and friends and colleagues who are here today – and to all of you gathered here today in this House of God – the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts and the DC […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Dance of the Cranes’

Once in a while you have to raise a little crane! When I walked to 6th and Massachusetts Avenue from the Gallery Place Metro I saw a packed little park – Milian Park – filled with excited people who were watching two cranes (one larger than the other) – slowly and carefully gliding to the beat of […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Poe Whitman': ‘Embodying Poe’

Embodying Poe is the second offering of Robert Michael Oliver’s 2-part 2015 Capital Fringe ‘Poetry in Performance’ called Poe Whitman (Read Julia Capizzi’s review of Song of Myself: The Walt Whitman Project. In a jam-packed 60 minutes – we are here with this tortured soul – and there is no escape! And if Sinatra was the greatest seller […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts Reviewer and Columnist Sydney-Chanele Dawkins Passes Away at Age 47

Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, beloved DCMetroTheaterArts writer and columnist, lost her battle with breast cancer last evening. She was only 47 years-old. The DCMetroTheaterArts family mourns her passing and offers our condolences to her husband Aaron and her parents and sibings, who were by her side when she passed away. Sydney-Chanele championed the work of local female […]

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