Author Archive | Joel Markowitz

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #9: ‘Cold As Death’

“People ask me ‘where do you find these plays?’ says Catherine Aselford, Artistic Director of Guillotine Theatre, “and I always wonder why they don’t ask me ‘why do you find these plays?’ I can’t help it. I find myself irresistibly drawn to the image of a violated tomb.” Although Catherine has directed eight Capital Fringe […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #7: Interviews with the Writer/Director/Producer and Cast of ‘Girl with Two Belly Buttons’: Part 3: Matthew Sutphin

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the writer, producer, and director and the cast of Girl with Two Belly Buttons, meet Matthew Sutphin. In Girl with Two Belly Buttons, Izzy, at age 60, is sick and alone. She has had so many relationships. Why did they all fail? Then Izzy meets Izabela, her […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #7: Interviews with the Writer/Director/Producer and Cast of ‘Girl with Two Belly Buttons’: Part 2: Kathryn Martin

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the writer, producer, and director and the cast of Girl with Two Belly Buttons, meet Kathryn Martin. In Girl with Two Belly Buttons, Izzy, at age 60, is sick and alone. She has had so many relationships. Why did they all fail? Then Izzy meets Izabela, her 30-year-old […]

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Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part 3: Tim Kurtzberg and Cam Sammartano

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Wedding Singer, meet Tim Kurtzberg & Cam Sammartano who play Robbie Hart’s bandmates Sammy and George in Damascus Theatre Company’s production of The Wedding Singer at the Arts Barn. Please introduce yourselves and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform before […]

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‘The Sound of Music’ at Bravo Productions

Thirty-four aspiring actors and singers starred in a heavenly production of Bravo Productions’ The Sound of Music last weekend at The Randolph Road Theatre. Under the direction of Producer/Director Laurie Levy Issembert, Music Director Laura Brady, Choreographer Laurie Newton, Assistant Director Valerie Issembert, and Production Assistant Becca Howlett, the hills were alive with the songs and harmonies […]

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The List of the 2015 Tony Award Winners

Here is the list of the 2015 Tony Award Winners: Best Play WINNER: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Disgraced Hand to God Wolf Hall Parts One & Two ______ Best Musical An American in Paris WINNER: Fun Home Something Rotten! The Visit ______ Best Revival of a Play The Elephant Man WINNER: Skylight This […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending June 5, 2015-Part 1

Congrats to all our new Scene Stealers honorees! ______ Shayna Blass as Lulu in the Final Scene of Cabaret at Signature Theatre “In Act Two the Emcee sings “If You Could See Her (with my eyes)” to someone costumed as an ape whose primate movements might suggest an innocuous clown show. Then when the ape mask […]

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A Chat with Mark Nadler on his Show ‘Runnin’ Wild: Songs and Scandals of the Roaring ’20s’ This Friday, May 29th at 8 PM at Strathmore’s New AMP

Mark Nadler will be performing Runnin’ Wild at Strathmore’s new AMP this Friday, May 29th at 8 PM. I asked Mark to fill us in on what we will hear and see. For those DC area theater and music lovers who may not know about you and your amazing career-introduce yourself to them and tell […]

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