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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at West Potomac High School-Saturday, May 3, 2014 Matinee Cast

This is a review of the Saturday matinée cast of West Potomac High School’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, with the following changes in casting  from ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at West Potomac High School’s review on DCMetroTheaterArts by Jessica Poole. At my Saturday, May 2, 2014 matinee performance these roles were portrayed by the following students: Lady of the […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at West Potomac High School

West Potomac High School’s production of the “lovingly ripped off from” the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot brings lotd of humor to the stage in a rousing theater adventure. Taken from the original screenplay (written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael […]

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2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore: Julio Iglesias

Last might was a special night at the Strathmore for Julio Iglesias and his local fans. “We get to present one of the most successful recording artists, and at the same time we are here to raise money to support our arts education programs and outreach,” said Shelley Brown, Strathmore’s  VP for Programming and Artistic Director […]

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SPINE: Theatre, Culture, and History in the Belly of the Beast: ‘Anacostia Is the New Downtown’ by Robert Michael Oliver

With today’s article, we welcome Robert Michael Oliver as he inaugurates his new column SPINE: Theatre, Culture, and History in the Belly of the Beast on DCMetroTheaterArts. Anacostia Is the New Downtown I recently had the pleasure of attending (not as a critic) a preview performance of Factory 449’s production of The Amish Project at the new […]

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‘Chapter Two’ at Reston Community Players

This weekend the Reston Community Players premiered Neil Simon’s Chapter Two, a semi-autobiographical comedy about George, a man in his early forties recovering from the death of his wife; Jennie, a woman recently divorced to a man she spent six years with; and their respective closest friends, Leo and Faye, who set out to play […]

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‘The Little Dog Laughed’ at Dominion Stage

“Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered – the other half are afraid they will be” – Lionel Barrymore, actor.  In Dominion Stage’s funny production of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed, directed by Matthew Randall and produced by Rachel Alberts, we are welcomed to Hollywood’s cut-throat reality and a close-up of its grip over […]

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‘Incorruptible’ at The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre

When times get tough you have to keep stretching the flour, or in this case the miracles. And remember, that miracles make saints and not the other way around. Unless of course you’re The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre trying to make saints into miracles with their production of Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible. Directed by Sherrionne Brown, […]

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Mara Bayewitz is ‘Dolley Madison Presidentress’ Tonight, Tomorrow and Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum

SANDY SPRING THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS: DOLLEY MADISON: PRESIDENTRESS AN ORIGINAL ONE-WOMAN PLAY STARRING MARA BAYEWITZ AS DOLLEY MADISON. Award-winning actress Mara Bayewitz stars in the world premiere of Dolley Madison: Presidentress. She treats the audience to Dolley Madison’s life story by portraying the funny, warm, and sometimes bawdy First Lady as a teenager in Quaker gray, […]

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The Washington Ballet: Tour-de-Force: Balanchine!’ at The Kennedy Center

The Washington Ballet: Tour-de-Force: Balanchine is a truly spectacular evening at the ballet, with something for everyone. This program has, in my opinion, a balance of classical and contemporary ballet works that will keep any audience member engaged and excited throughout the performance. The first act of the performance consisted of classical and contemporary pas […]

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‘Air Heart’ at Baltimore Theatre Project

Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For pilots are forever dreaming up dreams and finding ways to be one with the sky. Amelia Earhart; her infamous tale and story vanished without a trace. But so few people realize how very important she was to women […]

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Meet The Director and Cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘Les Misérables’ Part 1: Director Darnell Morris

To begin our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Les Misérables, meet Director Darnell Morris. Joel: Why did you want to direct Les Misérables? Darnell: The short answer- I’m a glutton for punishment! The long[er] answer is that I find myself drawn to period pieces, and I seek out projects that explore […]

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Nibbles and Sips Around Town: ‘Union Market, Bidwell, the Launchology Series, and Sample Nibbles and Sips From Zaytinya’s Upcoming Greek Easter Festival’

In Which We Visit Union Market, Bidwell, the Launchology Series, and Sample Nibbles and Sips From Zaytinya’s Upcoming Greek Easter Festival  The Craveable Union Market There are many things to lure the foodie to Union Market, the 140-year old recently renovated food hall that has been luring the food adventurer with its interesting jumble of cute […]

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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at CENTERSTAGE

Quickly becoming a household name when it comes to quirky comedies, Christopher Durang’s latest Tony Award-Winning play hits CENTERSTAGE as they approach the end of their 2013/2014 season. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike makes its area debut upstairs in The Head Theater. Directed by Eric Rosen, the production provides a cynically comic look at […]

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Factory 449’s ‘The Amish Project’ Continues Through May 11th

Factory 449: a theatre collective presents the DC premiere of THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey (Row After Row and Charles Ives Take Me Home). The show is directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Holly Twyford and featuring Helen Hayes Award winner and Factory 449 Company Member Nanna Ingvarsson. THE AMISH PROJECT continues through May 11th at The […]

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Neil Simon’s ‘Chapter Two’ Opens Tomorrow Night at Reston Community Players

Reston Community Players concludes its 47th season with Neil Simon’s sparkling comedy, Chapter Two, which opens tomorrow night-April 25th at Reston Community Center’s CenterStage. In Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy, George, a recent widower is having a hard time handling the dating game. After being set up on a series of wildly unsuccessful blind dates, his younger […]

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