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Review: ‘Ragtime’ at Ford’s Theatre

Glorious! Dazzling! Verve! Bursting at the seams with voices and stories of America’s humanity and originating dreams. These are the words I felt as Ragtime, now at Ford’s Theatre, unfolded before me. And it all began with the show’s opening; a full-company production number in which 24 voices, 48 feet, nine musicians, and an upright […]

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Review: ‘Eclipsed’ at the Golden Theatre in New York City

Danai Gurira, the author of this white hot very topical play about sexual slavery in Nigeria, has made a remarkable start to a major career as playwright and actor. Perhaps best known as star of the series The Walking Dead, she has written another play, Familiar, on currently at Playwrights Horizons off Broadway. Eclipsed opened […]

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‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3 in Philadelphia

Becoming Dr. Ruth is a cute little show about a cute little lady. A one-woman show about Ruth Westheimer, the world’s most famous “German-French-Israeli-American” TV sex therapist, Becoming Dr. Ruth isn’t dramatically rich, even though it recounts the often frightening events of Dr. Ruth’s early life. But thanks in part to Jane Ridley’s charming performance, […]

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2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival: ‘Alias Ellis Mackenzie’ at Lucidity Suitcase International

Alias Ellis Mackenzie tells the story of Barry Seal, who smuggled drugs into the United States for the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s while simultaneously working as an informant for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Seal was a complex character, and Alias Ellis Mackenzie – named after Seal’s actual undercover alias – is a complex […]

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In The Moment: ‘The Originalist’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater

Arena’s resident playwright John Strand has developed an affectionate, quite delightfully complex, fictionalized account about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Strand’s The Originalist has plenty to chew on thanks to the confident direction by Arena’s Molly Smith and a small cast anchored by Edward Gero as Scalia and Kerry Warren as Cat, Scalia’s fictional, progressive-minded […]

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Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients

Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients (in BOLD). 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients Outstanding Choreography, Resident Musical Karma Camp Hello, Dolly! Ford’s Theatre and Signature Theatre Rachel Leigh Dolan, Cabaret, The Keegan Theatre Maurice Hines, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Arena Stage Josh Rhodes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Shakespeare Theatre Company […]

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ‘Program A’ at The Kennedy Center by Carolyn Kelemen

Alvin Ailey American Dance Celebrates Rich Heritage at the Kennedy Center Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater “came home” to the Kennedy Center last night, dancing a program of familiar works, a true celebration of the company’s rich heritage. True, Ailey’s troupe is based in New York City – the recent City Center engagement broke all […]

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Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations

Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Nominations.  2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees Outstanding Choreography, Resident Musical Karma Camp Hello, Dolly! Ford’s Theatre and Signature Theatre Rachel Leigh Dolan, Cabaret,The Keegan Theatre Maurice Hines, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life,Arena Stage Josh Rhodes,A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Shakespeare Theatre Company Tara Jeanne Vallee, The King and I, Olney […]

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Tonight at 7:20 PM: The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations Will Be Announced & Looking Back at Last Year’s Nominations and Recipients by Joel Markowitz

TONIGHT the 2014 Helen Hayes nominations will be announced from The National Theatre at 7:20 PM. Let us know who you would like to see nominated by leaving your choices in the Comment Box below. theatreWashington will be offering a live broadcast of the nominations announcement. You can watch it here! And come back to […]

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The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations to Be Announced Tomorrow at 7:20 PM at The National Theatre and Looking Back at Last Year’s Nominations and Recipients by Joel Markowitz

Tomorrow night the 2014 Helen Hayes nominations will be announced from The National Theatre at 7:20 PM. Let us know who you would like to see nominated by leaving your choices in the Comment Box below. theatreWashington will be offering a live broadcast of the nominations announcement. You can watch it here! And come back […]

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PBS Airs “Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love” Tomorrow – Friday, December 27th at 9 PM

Tomorrow – Friday night at 9 PM – PBS’  (Locally WETA) airs Dori Berinstein’s 90-minute documentary Marvin Hamlisch: What I He Did for Love, a loving tribute to to Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died in August 2012 at age 68. The film examines his musical legacy and a side of Marvin that many people may not know about this Mensch-his […]

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Reporting From The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards by Cate Brewer

Fondly referred to as “drama prom” by local theatre artists, last night the Washington area theatre community and its supporters gathered to celebrate theatre and to announce the recipients of the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards. It was the 29th annual Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, and expectations were high after the attendance of last year’s recipient of […]

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