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Review: ‘The Magic Play’ at Olney Theatre Center

In the art of magic, Andrew Hinderaker has found a vivid metaphor for the dynamics of honesty, trust and control that underpin our most important relationships. His immensely entertaining and profound new work, The Magic Play, combines a jaw-dropping performance of classic card tricks with a compelling backstory of tender love. The result is breathtaking. […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre. Scott Ward Abernethy as Doctor Madden in Next to Normal at The Keegan Theatre. Nicklas Aliff as Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown at Constellation Theatre Company. […]

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An Interview with Bruce Dow on Playing Pseudolus in ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Joel Markowitz

Bruce Dow is wowing DC audiences with his high-energy and funny performance of the slave Pseudolus in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Joel: How did you get involved with STC’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum? Bruce: I can’t remember […]

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‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Anne Tsang

The opening number of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, “Comedy Tonight,” promises, “Something appealing, something appalling, something for everyone…tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” If its comedy and baudy that you are expecting, you will most definitely not be disappointed! Alan […]

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‘Red Speedo’ at The Studio Theatre by David Friscic

The incendiary world of moral compromise, selfish justifications, and cut-throat competition where the “winner takes all” and “the end justifies the means” regardless of the cost is shown in the provocative world premiere of Lucas Hnath’s play Red Speedo, now running at The Studio Theatre. This extremely relevant production merits attention due to its’ controversial, […]

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Charlie Brady (Sonny) and the cast of 'Xanadu' rocking out. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A Short Chat With Charlie Brady Who’s Playing Sonny in ‘Xanadu’ at Signature Theatre by Joel Markowitz

Charlie Brady is playing the not-too-bright but energetic Sonny Malone in Signature Theatre’s production of Xanadu. I asked Charlie to talk about playing Sonny. Joel: How did you get involved in Signature’s production of Xanadu, and why did you want to play Sonny? Charlie: It was pretty last minute for me actually. Matt Gardiner emailed […]

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Erin Weaver (center, as Kira) with her Greek Muses (from left to right) Nickolas Vaughan, Kellee Knighten Hough, Nova Y. Payton, Sherri L. Edelen, Mark Chandler, and Jamie Eacker. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Xanadu’ at Signature Theatre by Julia L. Exline

Signature Theatre presents Xanadu, a hilariously decadent treat written by Douglas Carter Beane, with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and direction and choreography by Matthew Gardiner. Based on the infamous 1980 film musical flop, starring Olivia Newton-John and screen legend Gene Kelly, this ‘laugh at yourself’ stage version is filled with corny […]

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