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Review: ‘The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays)’ at Spotlighters Theatre

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending an opening weekend performance of The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays), by Ken Ludwig at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”). Award-winning Ludwig is known for his period-piece farces – popular plays like Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. He bills this funny drawing-room mystery […]

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Review: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at The Goodspeed

I have been viscerally connected to this charming musical about teenage life during the mid-1950s, when pop music was surrendering to the hot wave of rock ‘n roll started more or less by icon of the era, Elvis Presley. He was no  new Sinatra, Perry Como, or Andy Williams and new music plus his unique […]

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‘Love and Money’ at Signature Theatre in NYC

Master Playwright A.R.Gurney has used his own life as background material for some 50 plays, 4 musicals, plus 3 novels. Born in 1930 in Buffalo, New York, he decided early on to “write what he knew”, and he has since probed and poked into the many aspects of his life as a White Anglo Saxon […]

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Update: The March on Washington for Gun Control Presents “26 Pebbles” on Monday, August 24th at 8 PM at Arena Stage

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8 PM At Arena Stage-In the Kogod Cradle 1101 6th St., SW in Washington, DC 20024   Price: $20. Tickets are available at the Arena Stage Sales Office, by phone 202-488-3300, or online. Everytown for Gun Safety and the Newton Action Alliance announced as beneficiaries for 26 Pebbles Nicholas Rodriguez […]

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‘Living on Love’ at The Longacre Theatre in New York City

In the 1940s and ’50s summer theatres popped up all over the place, particularly in New England, where every other town boasted of one. Westport, Ct. had two; Hyannis, Falmouth, Dennis, all on Cape Cod had one each. Next door so did Newport, Rhode Island. Olney in Maryland, Stockbridge in Massachusetts, Ivoryton and East Hampton […]

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A Chat with Pippin’s Leading Player-Sasha Allen

Two nights before we chatted, Sasha Allen was burning up The National Theatre Stage and doing some fancy moves on a high-hanging trapeze while wowing the crowd as the Leading Player in the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin, which has made DC its home through January 4th. Joel: How are you doing? You were terrific on […]

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It’s a Bittersweet Homecoming for ‘Evita’ Stars Sean MacLaughlin (Juan Peron) and Caroline Bowman (Evita)

It’s a bittersweet homecoming for Evita stars  The final stop on the Evita tour at The Kennedy Center is bittersweet for hometown stars, Sean MacLaughlin (Juan Peron) and Caroline Bowman (Evita). Both actors hail from our area, Sean, from Northern Virginia and Caroline, a Howard County Maryland native. They have been touring with the show […]

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McLean Community Players Presents Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays’ 9/26-10/12/14 in McLean’s Alden Theatre by Cathy Farnsworth

The McLean Community Players (MCP) present the area premier of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays, opening September 26, 2014, in McLean’s Alden Theatre. Veteran director Bob Sams leads an award-winning cast and crew. The Edgar Award–winning The Game’s Afoot, opens Friday, September 26th and runs weekends through October 12th, with […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: SOURCE Festival 2014 – Interview with Playwright Susan Goodell on Her Play: ‘After Unlocking the Universe’

Welcome to the conversation and The Playwright’s Playground, an in-depth conversation with female playwrights in the D.C. theatre community. Female theatre artists make up more than 50 percent of those involved in the theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. In this continuing Interview Series, I’ll introduce DCMTA readers to the […]

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‘The Most Happy Fella’ at The Arlington Players

Who doesn’t like a good, touching love story? If you are also fond of musicals-especially the grand old fashioned Broadway productions of the 1950s-seeing The Most Happy Fella at The Arlington Players is simply a must! “Wanting to be wanted, needing to be needed, that’s what it is…” and that’s what Heather Whitney (Rosabella) dreams about […]

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‘The Most Happy Fella’ at The Arlington Players Preview Video #3 Meet The Cast of TAP’s ‘The Most Happy Fella’

Here’s the third video of Claire O’Brien’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos for The Arlington Players’ production of The Most Happy Fella, which opens this weekend. In this video meet the cast. Meet Director Gloria DuGan Meet Musical Director David Rohde. The Arlington Players’ production of The Most Happy Fella plays from April 4-19, 2014 at the Thomas Jefferson […]

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‘The Most Happy Fella’ at The Arlington Players Preview Video #2 Meet Director Gloria DuGan

Here’s the second of a series of Claire O’Brien’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos for The Arlington Players’ production of The Most Happy Fella, which opens this weekend. In this video meet Director Gloria DuGan And Meet Musical Director David Rohde. The Arlington Players’ production of The Most Happy Fella plays from April 4-19, 2014 at the Thomas […]

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‘The Most Happy Fella’ at The Arlington Players Preview Video #1 Meet Musical Director David Rohde

Here’s the first of a series of Claire O’Brien’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos for The Arlington Players’ production of The Most Happy Fella, which opens this weekend. In this video meet Musical Director David Rohde. The Arlington Players’ production of The Most Happy Fella plays from April 4-19, 2014 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center – 3501 […]

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‘The Most Happy Fella’: Let’s Take It Outside: The Expansive Musical World of ‘The Most Happy Fella’ Which Opens at The Arlington Players on Friday, 4/4 David Rohde

Let’s Take It Outside: The Expansive Musical World of ‘The Most Happy Fella’ by David Rohde You can set a musical just about anywhere, and Frank Loesser certainly did that. In Guys and Dolls, Nathan Detroit fails to secure a spot for the craps game, and the gamblers head down to the New York City […]

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‘From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook’ Released on DVD and Double-CD Set Tomorrow, iTunes on 2/7, & on Blu-ray on 2/18 by Joel Markowitz

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook DVD And Double-CD set Released Tomorrow, February 4th, as two volumes digitally via iTunes  on February 7th, and on   Blu-ray on February 18th. STARRING 300+ NEWTOWN STUDENT PERFORMERS and OVER 100 BROADWAY PERFORMERS Broadway Records will Donate 100% of its Profits from Sales to the Newtown-Sandy […]

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