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Review: Patti LuPone at Wolf Trap

The Barns at Wolf Trap resonated with the powerful belt of one of Broadway’s reigning divas tonight as Patti LuPone brought her concert “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” down to DC. A whirlwind tour through some of her favorite Broadway songs, the original Evita proved once again that age has not slowed her–or her voice–down one bit. LuPone […]

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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Terri White’s Farewell Performance at The Kennedy Center

The ebullient, sassy, brassy and joyously life-affirming Broadway and cabaret  star Terri White (resplendent in a stylish, sharply-edged purple pantsuit) launched into her ninety minute show at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater Friday night with her usual professionalism and engaging stage persona. The hyper-talented White (who sang, tap danced, played calypso rhythms on bottles and […]

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‘Company’ at Tantallon Community Players

Company, the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical (book by George Furth), examines the pros and cons of being married vs.staying single, from a 35 year-old bachelor’s point of view, circa 1970. He is friends with “good and crazy people” who all live in New York City – well, married couples who harangue him about how he should […]

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Bernadette Peters at ‘Arts By George’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

“Let Me Entertain You” belted Bernadette Peters as she burst onto the stage to begin the Arts by George! benefit at George Mason University’s  Center for the Arts. And boy did she ever—this diva of the Broadway stage kicked off George Mason University’s 25th Anniversary season in style, entertaining the audience with some of Broadway’s greatest […]

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Patti LuPone: ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ at ‘Arts by George’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Last night George Mason University’s annual Arts by George! benefit outdid itself as they had Broadway legend and TV star Patti LuPone headline their gala event. LuPone, whose credits span the Broadway stage, film, TV, opera, and various recordings, performed songs from all the roles that she ever wanted to do in her aptly-titled cabaret – […]

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‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More at last night at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. The very prodigious Callaway‘s artistic output is phenomenal from being the […]

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Broadway Veteran Sutton Foster Helps Educate Aspiring Young Artists by Lauren Selman

Students of the Act Two @ Levine Pre-Professional Program gathered for a master class with two time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. Ms. Foster’s class was presented by Strathmore in conjunction with her performance on Saturday night at the Music Center at Strathmore. Foster answered questions from students and Strathmore patrons about her performing career and […]

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‘Company’ at Signature Theatre by David Friscic

Signature Theatre has outdone itself with its current production of Stephen Sondheim’s breakthrough musical Company. This musical of a modern man searching for commitment with the condition of having “no-strings attached,” set against the personal angst and foibles of his “happily married” circle of friends, has always been the quintessential urban musical replete with witty […]

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