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Review: ‘Company’ at McLean Community Players

Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously urbane, stylistic and sophisticated musical Company was groundbreaking when it first arrived on Broadway in the Seventies and it still remains relevant today. McLean Community Players are now presenting a most serviceable production of this exciting musical under the direction of Sharon Veselic who has stressed the positive aspects of this group […]

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Review: Aaron Tveit at The Barns at Wolf Trap

Aaron Tveit returns to his Broadway roots on Saturday evening during his debut at the Wolf Trap. Tveit (Next to Normal, Grease Live!) has not performed on a Broadway stage since his 2011 starring role as the charming con-artist Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can but remains one of Broadway’s sweethearts, with […]

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Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ at GWU

A Little Night Music might be classified as a gateway drug to Stephen Sondheim. Whether a fan or a skeptic, once you get a whiff of this vigorous (and tuneful!) exposé on humankind’s mating follies, you’ll crave a whole lot more. Inspired by Ingmar Berman’s lighthearted romance Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Sondheim borrows […]

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In the Moment: A Look at Jack Viertel’s “The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built”

Revealing the concealed underpinnings and durable structures of American musicals is no easy undertaking. Let alone covering and analyzing the past seven decades of musical theater history. But, Broadway veteran Jack Viertel provides an invaluable, breezy, quite personal accounting of Broadway’s Golden Age up to the current mega-hit Hamilton. It all appears in his new book, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Musicals at Community Theatres honorees are: Altar Boyz at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Avenue Q at Other Voices Theatre. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Rockville Musical Theatre. Bring It On at Drama Learning Center. Bye Bye Birdie at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. […]

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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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Pianist Alon Goldstein at the Odeon Chamber Music Series

Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor is a sprawling, at times even rambling composition that takes a full half hour to spin out. Not even one of the world’s greatest living pianists, András Schiff, could complete it without some audience shuffling and coughing when he performed it at the Music Center at […]

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‘Side by Side by Sondheim’ at Vagabond Players

Some of Broadway’s biggest hits have merged into one show and found their way to Baltimore, occupying our own South Broadway in Fells Point. Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue featuring the works of Stephen Sondheim from the first two decades of his career. Directed by Shannon Wollman, it opened at the […]

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‘Simply Sondheim’ at Signature Theatre

Including everything from Sunday in the Park with George to Company to Into the Woods and everything in between, the work of  has graced the stages of Signature Theatre an astounding twenty-four times; given Sondheim’s partnership with Signature Theatre for more than the past two decades, it seems clear that there’s no better way to […]

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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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‘You’re Gonna Love Tomorrrow’ at the Red Branch Theatre Company

Musical theater doesn’t get more challenging than Stephen Sondheim — for audiences and performers alike. So hurrah for Columbia’s fearless Red Branch Theatre Co. for bringing us the Sondheim revue You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow as a mid-season fundraiser. At Saturday night’s performance, the onstage cast of 18 adult singers gave the score a fresh hearing, and […]

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Meet Cast Members of Prince William Little Theatre’s “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ Which Opens on July 18th by Melissa Jo-York Tilley

Prince William Little Theatre’s production of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) opens on July 18th at the Gregory Family Theater in the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA! Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell wrote the musical that opened off-Broadway in 2003 at the York Theatre and again in 2005 at the Dodger Stages (Now New World Stages). The musical played on […]

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