Author Archive | Joel Markowitz


Interviews with the Cast of McLean Community Players’ ‘Comic Potential’ Part 1: Frank Gorrell

In Part 1 in a series of interviews with the cast of McLean Community Players’ Comic Potential, meet Frank Gorrell. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us where our readers may have seen you performing on the stage? I’m Frank Gorrell, playing Chandler Tate, and readers may have seen me in two other productions by the McLean Players; […]

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Craig Wallace on Playing Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong in ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

He is one of my favorite actors and now Craig Wallace has received rave reviews and standing ovations for his riveting and tour de force performance as Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong in Terry Teachout’s Satchmo at The Waldorf, which ends its run this weekend at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Joel:  What is it about Louis Armstrong […]

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Come to KAT’s ‘Cabaret’: Part 2: Meet Chuck Dluhy

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s (KAT) Cabaret, meet Chuck Dluhy. Joel: Where have local theatergoers seen you perform before on our local stages? What roles have you played? Chuck: I played Uncle Fester in KAT’s production of The Addams Family.  I’ve also recently been seen as Lord […]

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Chatting with Rupert Holmes About Landless’ Symphonic/Metal Version of his Musical ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

He’s a triple threat! He’s won Tony awards for writing the book, score, and lyrics for his Tony award-winning Best Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood,  not to mention Tony nominations for the musical Curtains and his play Say Goodnight, Gracie. Now he has given Landless Theatre Company his blessing to create a symphonic/metal arrangement of his score. I asked Rupert Holmes […]

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Meet The Cast of The Castaways Repertory Theatre’s ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’: Part 1: Jay Tilley and Matthew Scarborough

In part 1 in a series of interviews with the cast of Castaways Repertory Theatre’s production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, meet Matthew Scarborough and Jay Tilley. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on our local stages. What shows and roles you have played? Matthew: […]

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Andrew L. Baughman on Landless Theatre Company’s New ‘Symphonic Metal’ Version of ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Playing Through 9/25 at The Arts Barn

Landless Theatre Company has taken another classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical – Rupert Holmes’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood – and has adapted it into a Symphonic Metal production. Producing Artistic Director Andrew L. Baughman takes us on this journey. Joel: Why was The Mystery of Edwin Drood the perfect choice to turn into a Symphonic Metal production? Andrew: […]

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“Summer Hummer V: Champions” Takes Off Tonight at Signature Theatre at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM to Benefit “Taking Care of Our Own”

Signature Theatre and theatreWashington present this year’s Summer Hummer to benefit Taking Care of Our Own  TONIGHT, AUGUST 22ND at 7:30 and 9:30 pm. AT SIGNATURE THEATRE-4200 Campbell Ave. IN Arlington, Virginia 22206 From Signature Theatre: The Summer Hummer has become the Washington area’s hottest, sweatiest, most provocative summer tradition. This racy benefit for theatreWashington’s Taking […]

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Meet Playwright Megan Hill from ‘The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play’ Tonight Through Sunday at The Klunch at Trinidad Theatre

Megan Hill is not only the playwright of The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play, but she gets a real workout playing the Instructor this weekend at The Klunch performing at The Capital Fringe’s Trinidad Theatre. Joel: The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play is more than a jazzercize class. What will audiences see and experience when they come to […]

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2016 ‘Page-to-Stage’ Schedule for September 3-5, 2016 at The Kennedy Center

The 15th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival Schedule Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR-UPDATED 8/19/16 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 11 AM–12:20 PM ISRAELI LOUNGE Ally Theatre Company: Clover, written by Laura Rocklyn and Ty Hallmark, directed by Ty Hallmark. Gilded Age–era Washington socialite Clover Adams strives to remain calm while coping with […]

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Here are the 2016 Ruby Griffith Award Honorees

One month ago, on July 10, 2016, 2nd Star Productions was honored with the ‘Best Overall Production’ honor at Ruby Griffith Awards ceremony for their production of Guys and Dolls. And congrats to Colonial Players of Annapolis and Silhouette Stages for their recognition for their productions of Venus in Fur and Next to Normal. Kudos to Annapolis Summer Garden […]

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