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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Publisher and Editor Joel Markowitz To Receive The Gary Maker Award From DCTheatreScene At A Benefit Cabaret at MetroStage TONIGHT Monday, May 1st at 7 PM

DCMetroTheatreArts’ Pubisher and Editor Joel Markowitz has received the Gary Maker Award from DCTheatreScene. In her announcement Publisher and Editor of DCTheatreScene Lorraine Treanor wrote: Joel Markowitz is a man passionately in love with theatre, its audiences and its artists. He has played a major role in the DC area theatre scene for more than 25 years. He […]

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The Pipeline Playwrights: Patricia Connelly, Jean Koppen, Soo-Jin Lee and Ann Timmons. Photo courtesy of the Pipeline Playwrights.

In the Moment: A Talk with the Pipeline Playwrights: Part One: Ann Timmons and Soo-Jin Lee

Northern Virginia is very much alive and supporting original play development by local playwrights. The diversity of the Northern Virginia demographic provides for fresh experiences to base a play on. One example is the recent launch of Pipeline Playwrights. Pipeline Playwrights is currently composed of four already accomplished Northern Virginia women playwrights with a goal […]

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Review: ‘The Gin Game’ at MetroStage

You observe a cozy setting, a two story structure slightly suggestive of institutional. There’s a gliding rocker and curtained windows that filter warm amber light, potted plants, scattered chairs, a walker, a cluttered shelf of reading materials and dappled light that hints at spring. Most of all, there is a card table that takes center […]

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Review: ‘Shake Loose’ at MetroStage

Shake Loose: A Musical Night of Blues Moods & Icons Hang on to your seats, guys and gals! Over three dozen songs – twelve never sung before at MetroStage – and a libretto comprise a whirlwind, non-stop ninety minute romp and stomp down memory lane in the new musical production of Shake Loose: A Musical […]

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‘Shaking It Loose With Tom Jones’ at MetroStage

The genesis of this production says much about the innovative creative process at MetroStage. The idea that a new musical could be developed from Tom Jones’ productions was a spark in the mind of the Producing Artistic Director. She has produced his work over the years, including a reprise of Bessie’s Blues from twenty years […]

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Special Discounts for ‘Uprising’ Tonight & Tomorrow at MetroStage & ‘Private Eyes’ Tomorrow 10/2 at Silver Spring Stage! by Carolyn Griffin & Lennie Magida

From Carolyn Griffin: There may be hurricane warnings and Virginia may have declared a state of emergency but THE SHOW MUST GO ON. We promise MetroStage is above sea level (or river level) so we will not flood! So for TONIGHT THURSDAY, October 1st & TOMORROW Friday, October 2nd MetroStage is offering $25 tickets Call […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: Another Look at ‘Uprising’ at MetroStage

Uprising by Gabrielle Fulton, and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, integrates live blues guitar and song by local musician David Cole with the powerful storytelling of a highly talented ensemble. Set in 1858 the feeling of relationship among a free black community is outstandingly portrayed. Sal, a headstrong, independent-minded, and free woman is played […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Uprising’ at MetroStage

Uprising is, quite simply, what live theater is meant to be. The gripping story, set in 1859 and told with pathos and humor, asks questions about the nature of freedom, family, sacrifice, and revolution. The entire ensemble delivers powerful yet nuanced performances offering three-dimensional, relatable characters who must make tough choices. Written by playwright and […]

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‘UPRISING’ Plays September 17-October 25th at MetroStage as Part of The Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will open the 2015-16 season with the Rolling World Premiere of UPRISING by Atlanta playwright Gabrielle Fulton as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Sept 17-Oct 25, 2015. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct. Set […]

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‘Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay!’ at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s ‘Taking Care of Our Own’

Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay! made its two-show debut last night at Signature Theatre. If you didn’t plan properly or were on vacation, you missed a provocative evening of fun and frolic at Signature’s house of ill repute, before it was reconverted back to its current run of THE FIX, which runs through September 20th. Taking […]

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MetroStage Announces Changes to its Spring and Summer Schedule: ‘Anne & Emmett’ and ‘The Letters’ Announced; ‘The River’ Returns

METROSTAGE UPDATE: A show added. Dates change. A show returns. Everything you need to know about this spring (and summer) at MetroStage.  A METROSTAGE UPDATE  in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER: MetroStage is pleased to announce that Janet Langhart Cohen’s Anne & Emmett, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, with original music by Joshua Coyne and for this […]

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‘Bessie’s Blues’ at MetroStage

Drive, ride, or run down to MetroStage for Bessie’s Blues! Bessie’s Blues is one big shiny bauble-filled with song, dance, and more than a few double entendres, smack downs and hilarious patter about love relationships. Bessie’s Blues, starring a formidable cast of triple threats, very loosely follows the arc of Bessie Smith’s life. Her career […]

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‘In the Moment’: ‘Bessie’s Blues’ Remounted at MetroStage

It’s been a long time coming. But the time is right. The multi-Helen Hayes Award production, Bessie’s Blues is returning twenty years after it first appeared on The Studio Theater stage. It is being remounted and performed at Alexandria’s MetroStage. Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin described Bessie’s Blues as “a musical odyssey of the blues and […]

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‘Underneath the Lintel’ at MetroStage

I know a lot of librarians who would love Underneath the Lintel (and non-librarians too like those in the audience last night who were having a great time). First, it includes variety of media: books, ledgers, atlases, LPs, cassettes, wax cylinders, photographs, photostats, slides, prints, and the all-important marginalia: notes someone made in the margin of a book. […]

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Brian Childers on “An Evening With Danny Kaye’ Tonight at The American Century Theater Benefit at Artisphere

In 2002, Brian Childers wowed DC area audiences with his spot-on and high-energy performance as Danny Kaye in Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story, first at The American Century Theatre (TACT) and then at MetroStage. Childers was awarded a Helen Hayes Award in 2002 for his performance. Danny and Sylvia was resurrected and had an almost three […]

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‘An Evening With Danny Kaye’ to Benefit The American Century Theater on May 6th at 7 PM at Artisphere

Brian Childers returns to perform An Evening with Danny Kaye, the show he “always wanted to perform’, to benefit The American Century Theater (TACT) on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Artisphere – 1101 Wilson Boulevard, in Arlington, VA, a two-block walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station on The Yellow and Blue Lines. Stephen Nachamie directs, and Jeff […]

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