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Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Olney Theatre Center

Revenge is sweet as pie in Olney Theatre Center’s Sweeney Todd. Director Jason Loewith serves up a grisly production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 Tony Award-winning musical that captures the essence of Sondheim’s genius creation with a stellar cast and creative team. Indeed, this production is a “team” affair. From the flawless ensemble that moves and sings in […]

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Review: ‘Carousel’ at Arena Stage

Life happens. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, Carousel, is a timeless interlude that explores the human spirit’s indomitable will to go forward no matter life’s circumstances. Director Molly Smith’s revival of Carousel, currently playing at Arena Stage, is also a hopeful sojourn that lifts the human experience to heavenly heights through intoxicatingly rich theatrical artistry, music, movement, […]

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‘King Hedley II’ at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Make no mistake about it. August Wilson is one of America’s greatest dramatists. Authentic, historically rich, and dramatically insightful — few playwrights have the gifts and the talent to create work that resonates with all three qualities. Arena Stage’s new production of King Hedley II, the 1980’s representative of his century long Pittsburg Cycle, is […]

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Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients

Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients (in BOLD). 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients Outstanding Choreography, Resident Musical Karma Camp Hello, Dolly! Ford’s Theatre and Signature Theatre Rachel Leigh Dolan, Cabaret, The Keegan Theatre Maurice Hines, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Arena Stage Josh Rhodes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Shakespeare Theatre Company […]

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Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations

Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Nominations.  2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees Outstanding Choreography, Resident Musical Karma Camp Hello, Dolly! Ford’s Theatre and Signature Theatre Rachel Leigh Dolan, Cabaret,The Keegan Theatre Maurice Hines, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life,Arena Stage Josh Rhodes,A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Shakespeare Theatre Company Tara Jeanne Vallee, The King and I, Olney […]

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Tonight at 7:20 PM: The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations Will Be Announced & Looking Back at Last Year’s Nominations and Recipients by Joel Markowitz

TONIGHT the 2014 Helen Hayes nominations will be announced from The National Theatre at 7:20 PM. Let us know who you would like to see nominated by leaving your choices in the Comment Box below. theatreWashington will be offering a live broadcast of the nominations announcement. You can watch it here! And come back to […]

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The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations to Be Announced Tomorrow at 7:20 PM at The National Theatre and Looking Back at Last Year’s Nominations and Recipients by Joel Markowitz

Tomorrow night the 2014 Helen Hayes nominations will be announced from The National Theatre at 7:20 PM. Let us know who you would like to see nominated by leaving your choices in the Comment Box below. theatreWashington will be offering a live broadcast of the nominations announcement. You can watch it here! And come back […]

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‘Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises’ at The Washington Ballet at The Kennedy Center by Carolyn Kelemen

Whisk mom to the Washington Ballet for a heady trip of Hemingway Forget flowers. Candy is passé. What most mothers want on their special day is to be taken someplace special. This weekend you couldn’t do better than The Washington Ballet which is premiering Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises at The Kennedy Center through the weekend. Moments before […]

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Reporting From The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards by Cate Brewer

Fondly referred to as “drama prom” by local theatre artists, last night the Washington area theatre community and its supporters gathered to celebrate theatre and to announce the recipients of the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards. It was the 29th annual Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, and expectations were high after the attendance of last year’s recipient of […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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E. Faye Butler as Sister Juba, with Lamar Lofton as Shorty, in Pullman Porter Blues at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Photo by Chris Bennion.

An Interview with E. Faye Butler on Playing Sister Juba in “Pullman Porter Blues’ at Arena Stage by Joel Markowitz

E. Faye Butler returns to Arena Stage as Sister Juba in Pullman Porter Blues. E. Faye fills us in on the history of The Pullman Porters and how they helped African Americans to come into the middle class. Joel: Pullman Porter Blues has come to DC after a successful world premiere at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Who from the Seattle […]

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