Author Archive | Joel Markowitz

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The 2017 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients to be Announced Tonight

Nominations for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards Outstanding Choreography, Musical-Hayes Christopher d’Amboise, “Evita,” Olney Theatre Center Kelly Devine, “Come From Away,” Ford’s Theatre Parker Esse, “Carousel,” Arena Stage Jared Grimes, “Jelly’s Last Jam,” Signature Theatre Sergio Trujillo, “Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical,” Olney Theatre Center __ Outstanding Choreography, Play-Hayes Alexandra Beller, “Sense and Sensibility,” Folger […]

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DC Favorites ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Come From Away’ Vie for Best Musical as the 2017 Tony Award Nominations Are Announced

DC Mega-hits Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away, which wowed  audiences  during  their sold out runs at Arena Stage and Ford’s Theatre, will be vying  for Best Musical, as the 207 were Tony Award nominations were announced today. Here are the 2017 Tony Award Nominations: Best Play A Doll’s House, Part 2 Author: Lucas Hnath Producers: Scott Rudin, […]

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Meet the Cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: Part Four: Christa Kronser, and Joey Rolandelli

In Part Four of a series of interviews with the cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, meet Christa Kronser (playing Olive Ostrovsky), and Joey Rolandelli (playing William Morris Barfée). Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Christa: I’m Christa Kronser, […]

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Update: Funeral Information: Local Theater and Restaurant Reviewer and Cable TV Host and Producer Rich Massabny Has Passed Away

Here is information on Rich Massabny’s funeral: Viewing: Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6-8 pm Murphy’s Funeral Home -4200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA Funeral Service: Thursday: 1 PM Murphy’s Funeral Home 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA Followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall at Arlington Church of the Brethren-300 North Montague Street, in Arlington, […]

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Meet the Cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: Part Three: Rachel Pino-Elliott and John Carter

In part two of a series of interviews with the cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, meet Rachel Pino-Elliott as Schwartzy and John Carter as Leaf Coneybear. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Rachel: My name is Rachel […]

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Meet the Cast: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.’ Part Three: Rinaldo Martinez

In Part Three of a series of interviews with the cast of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, meet Rinaldo Martinez who plays J. Pierrepont Finch. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers how long you have been in the Chorus and what the Chorus has […]

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Meet the Cast of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ Part Two: Shawn Morris

In Part Two of a series of interviews with the cast of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, meet Shawn Morris. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers how long you have been in the Chorus and what the Chorus has meant to you. Also, tell us about […]

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Review: ‘Avenue Q’ at Montgomery College

Well lately it has “sucked to be me” with new health challenges, the political climate ain’t pretty, and you-know-who has moved to DC, so I desperately needed me a dose of Avenue Q to clear the dark clouds away, and I found a hilarious group of adorable puppets and a group of talented actors pulling the […]

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