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Review: ‘Evita’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

The life of Eva Perón is the stuff legends, and rock operas, are made of: a rags-to-riches story of a poor illegitimate child from provincial Argentina, whose ambitious determination, seductive beauty, and audacious opportunism result in a meteoric rise to fame and fortune, first as an actress and model, then as her country’s First Lady, […]

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Review: Patti LuPone at Wolf Trap

The Barns at Wolf Trap resonated with the powerful belt of one of Broadway’s reigning divas tonight as Patti LuPone brought her concert “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” down to DC. A whirlwind tour through some of her favorite Broadway songs, the original Evita proved once again that age has not slowed her–or her voice–down one bit. LuPone […]

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Review: ‘Broadway Bios’ at Bethesda Little Theatre

If you’re looking for a fun family evening of singing and dancing, look no further than Bethesda Little Theatre’s entertaining Broadway Bios.  Real life characters of Broadway musicals are on the Writer Center’s stage as Bethesda Little Theatre introduced their new original musical revue, Broadway Bios. Historical figures as diverse as Eva Peron, Thomas Jefferson, […]

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‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

The scintillating cast of Riverside Center Dinner Theater’s The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber almost blew the roof off when I saw this new production on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The entertaining new revue is conceived, produced, and directed by Riverside Center Dinner Theater’s Producing Artistic Director and Broadway veteran Patrick A’Hearn. Each singer – Sara Ashley, […]

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‘Evita’ at The Kennedy Center

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s tango drenched Evita has achieved an iconic status that rivals that of its own subject, Eva Peron, the social-climbing, deeply flawed, yet popularly beloved wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Immortalized on stage by Patti LuPone in 1979 and Madonna in the 1996 film adaptation, Evita has now […]

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‘Evita’ at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

In 1980, Evita took home seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Tony Award winner Patti LuPone). The musical is associated with an unforgettable history, which helped win the Broadway Revival eight Tony Award nominations 32 years after […]

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‘The Lost Songs of Broadway: 1980s’ at Signature Theatre by Derek Mong

Clearly, I was born in the wrong decade. The Lost Songs of Broadway: 1980s at Signature Theatre had me tapping my toes and slapping my thighs all night as three of Signature’s powerhouse performers—Maria Egler (Holiday Follies), Stephen Gregory Smith (Miss Saigon and The Boy Detective Fails), and Nova Y. Payton (Crossing, Dreamgirls, and Hairspray)—took to […]

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‘An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

If you were going to create a time capsule to preserve a glorious musical theatre partnership, you need look no further than Mandy and Patti in Concert now playing at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre. Having played variations of this concert for several years now, Patinkin and LuPone have refined their concert to emphasize their unique […]

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Neil Berg’s ‘101 Years of Broadway’ at The Music Center at Strathmore by Mike Spain

Neil Berg was a great narrator weaving stories about artists, musicals, and the history of the Broadway Musical throughout his 101 Years of Broadway last night at The Music Center at Strathmore. Berg has produced over 1,000 Broadway concert shows worldwide with his company Leftfield Productions. He has arranged, composed, and written lyrics for several […]

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Elaine Paige at The Birchmere by Doug Poms

Musical Theatre lovers in the DC area were given a big treat on this past Thursday evening when Elaine Paige made an appearance at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, as part of her first American concert tour. Elaine Paige is considered the ‘First Lady of British Musical Theatre,’ having originated the roles of Eva Peron […]

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