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Review: ‘The School for Lies’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

David Ives brings the comedy of Molière, with this hilarious “translaptation,” into the 21st century to delight us all. With The School for Lies, Shakespeare Theatre Company presents another gloriously fruitful collaboration between Ives and Director Michael Kahn. Ives worked directly from the original French, and he and Kahn updated it from the 2011 Classic […]

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Dangereuse: An Interview with Dorea Schmidt, Eliante in ‘The School for Lies’ at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

David Ives’s The School for Lies (adapted from Le Misanthrope by Molière and directed by Michael Kahn) has arrived at the Shakespeare Theatre! This charming comedy is at the Lansburgh Theatre now extended through July 9. I interviewed Dorea Schmidt, who plays Eliante in The School for Lies. Schmidt just won a Helen Hayes Award for […]

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Review #2: ‘Caroline, Or Change’ at Round House Theatre

Caroline, or Change, now playing at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre, is a musical clarion call for change at all levels. Whether it is personal change and transformation at the most personal level, larger historical change (this very intense musical is set against the assassination of President Kennedy and the rising Civil Rights movement) or the […]

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Review #1: ‘Caroline, Or Change’ at Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre continues to shine a spotlight on the works of Tony Kushner (Angels in America) as it explores life’s complexity through its seeming simplicity in Kushner’s autobiographical Caroline, Or Change. Childhood memories have a way of evoking and magnifying just about every human emotion. Kushner’s memories of growing up in a middle-class Jewish […]

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Review #2: ‘Collective Rage’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

“Can feminism be funny?” inquiring minds at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company want to know. For that is the conundrum that connects Sheila Callaghan’s Women Laughing Alone With Salad, Woolly’s cheeky hit comedy in last season’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival, and the audacious whimsy of Jen Silverman’s new comedy Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops, […]

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Round House Theatre Announces its 2016-2017 Season: A Celebration of Tony Kushner

NEW SEASON INCLUDES A CELEBRATION OF TONY KUSHNER, THE LARGEST MUSICAL IN ROUND HOUSE’S HISTORY, THE REGIONAL PREMIERE OF A SOLO SHOW BY AUGUST WILSON ROUND HOUSE THEATRE AND OLNEY THEATRE CENTER ANNOUNCE TWO-YEAR ARTISTIC PARTNERSHIP Round House Theatre and Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette are thrilled to announce the company’s 2016-2017 Season. The ambitious new […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2015 #10: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres and Special Awards

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to:   Best Actor in a Musical Andrew Lloyd Baughman as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (Prog-Metal Version) at Landless Theatre Company. Danny Bertaux as Melchior in Spring Awakening at Red Branch Theatre Company. Paul Binotto as Nathan Detroit […]

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‘Oliver!’ at Arena Stage

From its opening number, Arena Stage’s innovative new production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is bursting with excitement and emotion. Director Molly Smith has stripped the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’s novel to its essence, bringing out its inherent rawness and power. Watching Oliver (Jake Heston Miller) and his fellow orphans angrily banging their dishes […]

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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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‘Carousel’ at Olney Theatre Center

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel (to the day:  April 19, 2015), Olney Theatre Center exquisitely reimagines and reinvigorates the classic epic musical, audaciously addressing timely issues of domestic violence and economic status, which still pervade our culture as it did many decades ago. Spearheaded by the Helen Hayes Award-nominated team behind last season’s How […]

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The Winner of the ‘Goodnight Moon’ Ticket Giveaway is…. And a 1/2 Priced Discount Code for 7 PM Shows

The Winner of a pair of free tickets to Adventure Theatre MTC critically acclaimed Goodnight Moon… IS TED YING! “Goodnight Moon is  energetic, upbeat, and perfect for a Fall afternoon of fun for the entire family! The children in the audience all had a fantastic time watching Bunny and his friends, and so will you! Just don’t let […]

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Enter by 9 PM TONIGHT to Win a Pair of Tickets to ‘Goodnight Moon’ at Adventure Theatre MTC for Tomorrow-Through Sunday/Half-Priced Code for 7 PM Shows Available

Win a pair of free tickets to Adventure Theatre MTC critically acclaimed Goodnight Moon.  ENTER BY 9 PM TONIGHT! “Goodnight Moon is  energetic, upbeat, and perfect for a Fall afternoon of fun for the entire family! The children in the audience all had a fantastic time watching Bunny and his friends, and so will you! Just don’t let […]

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‘Goodnight Moon’ to Reopen This Saturday, October 19TH at Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park by Amanda Russell

After 19 total cancelled performances and a loss of over $60,000, Adventure Theatre MTC has reopened and extended Goodnight Moon, recommended for all ages. “Goodnight Moon is…energetic, upbeat, and perfect for a Fall afternoon of fun for the entire family! The children in the audience all had a fantastic time watching Bunny and his friends, and […]

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