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Report: ‘National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Gala Performance’ Conducted by Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and Featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Cynthia Erivo

Listen up, DC! There is a new Maestro in town. Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, whose impressive resume ranks him as one of the world’s most sought after conductors, opened his inaugural season as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra with a gala performance of Leonard Bernstein compositions. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and soloist Cynthia Erivo accompanied […]

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Review: ‘Bernstein on Broadway’ at The Kennedy Center

It was a glorious evening for Leonard Bernstein and musical theater fans at The Kennedy Center. It was the exceptional, one-night-only opening to the worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s upcoming 100th birthday. It was Bernstein on Broadway. The evening’s celebration focused on Bernstein’s works for Broadway. The selected musical pieces ran the gamut from the […]

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Review: ‘Ben Dibble: Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret)’ at the Arden Cabaret Series

Ben Dibble might be as fine a cabaret performer as anyone in that field. He demonstrated that with the presentation of Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret), produced by the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Many excellent singers have failed in their attempts at that delicate art. Cabaret demands naturalism, which requires […]

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2016 FringeNYC Review: ‘Cyrano: A Love Letter To A Friendship’

Edmond Rostand’s classic French play of 1897, Cyrano de Bergerac, is re-envisioned through a post-modern gay lens in Grind Arts Company’s Cyrano: a love letter to a friendship. The triangular story of unrequited love and outward versus inner beauty is now set in contemporary NYC, as roommates Cyrano and Christian both find themselves attracted to […]

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‘Candide’ with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore

The musical inventiveness and dramatic craziness of one of Leonard Bernstein’s most challenging pieces of all, his 1956 musical Candide, must flow right through Marin Alsop’s veins. The music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, a personal disciple of Bernstein, has long experience with his repeatedly revised dramatization of Voltaire’s 18th-century novella. Secure in its […]

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Todd Ellison and Friends: ‘The Romance of Broadway’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Todd Ellison and Friends delivered an early Valentine to audiences at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Sunday afternoon. The Romance of Broadway delivered a charming musical afternoon packed with Broadway standards, as well as some little known gems. Charming and self-effacing, Ellison regaled the audience with tales of his childhood in Connecticut (he grew up […]

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‘Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders’ at The In Series

The In Series continues the launch of the 2014-2015 season with the hilarious Fatal Song: The Great Opera Murders. Kathleen Cahill wrote a comic English language libretto and stitched together the penultimate arias from eleven operas by eight composers: Bernstein, Bizet, Donizetti, Massenet, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, and Verdi. Specifically, she features the divas. This is […]

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TONIGHT @7:30 PM & TOMORROW at 3 PM: Jason Robert Brown Conducts & Performs ‘Songs for a New World’ With Young Artists of America, Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Michael J. Mainwaring, Rachelle Fleming, & Adam Michael Kaufman

TOMORROW – SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH AT 7:30 PM AND SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH AT 3:00 PM JASON ROBERT BROWN’S  SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Featuring the Young Artists of America Youth Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble and Guest Conductor and Pianist JASON ROBERT BROWN in person with Guest Artists: Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton (Signature Theatre), […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list […]

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