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In The Moment: An Interview With Playwright D. L. Coburn on The MetroStage Production of ‘The Gin Game’

At a comfortable table at Alexandria’s Extra Perks Coffee Shop and Café, I had the happy opportunity to spend some delightful one-on-one time with The Gin Game‘s playwright D. L. Coburn. Coburn had come to Alexandria to take in a performance of MetroStage’s production of his Pulitzer Prize-winning classic two-hander. In an easy-going, unplugged conversation of more […]

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Review: ‘See Jane Sing’ at The Kennedy Center

It’s hard to imagine what to expect at a cabaret debut from a television actor turned Broadway performer turned television game host. Jane Lynch—who some know as Sue Sylvester from the hit-television show Glee, as Miss Hannigan in the Broadway revival of Annie, or as the host of Hollywood Game Night—delivered a performance as varied […]

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Review: Patina Miller at Strathmore’s Annual Spring Gala

Patina Miller’s luminous stage presence added snap, sizzle and pop from the best of American musical theater to Strathmore’s annual spring gala, now in its eleventh year. With “Magic To Do” in support of community arts education, Patina Miller’s dazzling benefit concert on Saturday, May 14th at the Music Center at Strathmore capped an elegant night […]

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Review: ‘In the Secret Sea’ at The Beckett Theatre in NYC

A company called Wellington Road, LLC has produced this 80-minute play by Cate Ryan at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row on 42nd Street, with a company of five featured players, under the direction of Martin Charnin. Charnin was the original lyricist and director of the very popular musical Annie, made his authentic theatrical debut […]

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Review #2: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: ‘Broadway Divas’

Maybe you could not dance all night, but on Thursday, March 31, 2016, when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performed Broadway Divas at the Music Center at Strathmore, I could not stop tapping my feet to the familiar music from the Great White Way with Conductor Jack Everly.   Four very contemporary and talented divas, Christina […]

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Review #1: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: ‘Broadway Divas’

What does one call a group of Broadway divas? After tonight’s performance of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Jack Everly, “Dreamgirls” seems like perhaps the appropriate designation. Christina Bianco, Mandy Gonzalez, N’Kenge, and Kristen Plumley were the BSO’s guest divas, and more than lived up to the diva name, with their […]

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Review: ‘Annie’ at National Theatre

There are two things they always say never to work with: animals and children. There are exceptions, obviously. For six days at The National Theatre, Annie and Sandy — the bright red-headed, curly-topped little orphan and her scruffy yellow dog – are back for a limited run in a loving reincarnation of the iconic musical […]

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Review: ‘Calendar Girls’ at The British Players

This show is outstanding! At its heart, Calendar Girls is about the ability of women “of a certain age” to continue to flex and grow for all of the right reasons. The sensitivity of Co-Directors Chrish Kresge and Eddie Schwartz keeps the production from being a one-scene laugh fest (because that scene is very, very […]

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Review: ‘Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home Tour’ at Strathmore

To paraphrase an old expression, “big talent can come in small packages!” This observation was never truer than when the diminutive musical superstar, Kristin Chenoweth, took the stage at Strathmore Music Center on January 29, 2016. Chenoweth filled the hall with her remarkably strong, beautifully clear, and thrilling coloratura soprano voice. Accompanied by an ultra-talented […]

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Magic Time! The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: A Conversation With the Director and Writer of Arcturus Theater Company’s ‘The Point’ Ross Heath and Marilyn Ansevin Austin

I’ve made a point to see as many productions in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival as I can. Some have thrilled me; some have not. For me theatergoing is like a gambling addiction. I always go expecting to hit the jackpot. But realistically I know the odds are I won’t always. One play in particular, […]

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‘Calendar Girls’ at Providence Players of Fairfax

As I walked into James Lee Community Center on the afternoon of Sunday, October 4, I filed into the theater with a rather large audience and opened my program to the director’s note, where Director Michael Donahue included a quote from the play about sunflowers: “Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘The Point’ at Arcturus Theater Company

Four-year-old Arcturus Theater Company—a group of DC theater enthusiasts committed to presenting plays that will “prompt discussion on topics that do not come up naturally in everyday conversation”—has chosen as its entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival The Point, by Marilyn Ansevin Austin. The Point is about a subject no one wants to contemplate […]

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