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Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 36 Actors Slated for Their Inaugural Season by T. Chase Meacham

Helen Hayes Award winners and DC favorites join internationally recognized artists and strong newcomers in a company committed to telling diverse stories. Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces 36 actors so-far cast in the 2015-16 inaugural season: “The Case for Hope in a Polarized World.” This far-reaching pool of locally and internationally acclaimed actors represents […]

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‘G-d’s Honest Truth’ at Theater J

Illusions and dreams are often enough the stuff needed to help us keep on truckin’ through life. Certainly Prospero in The Tempest and Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon suggested it was so. But, neither of those iconic productions have the wild start that the audience is given at Theater J with the premiere of […]

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New Ways to Dream: Meet Paul Tonden, Star of Reston Community Players’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Norma Desmond is waiting for her close-up in Reston Community Players’ sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, opening this Friday, February 27, 2015. Inspired by Billy Wilder’s iconic 1950 film, Webber’s musical version, featuring book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, focuses on the fading career of legendary silent film star Norma Desmond. […]

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It’s The Pictures That Got Small: Meet Joshua Redford, Star of Reston Community Players’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Norma Desmond is waiting for her close-up in Reston Community Players’ sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, opening this Friday, February 27, 2015. Inspired by Billy Wilder’s iconic 1950 film, Webber’s musical version, featuring book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, focuses on the fading career of legendary silent film star Norma Desmond. […]

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She’s Ready for Her Close-Up: Meet Katie McManus, Star of Reston Community Players’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Norma Desmond, in the form of the multi-talented and versatile Katie McManus, is waiting for her close-up in Reston Community Players’ sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, opening Feb. 27, 2015. Inspired by Billy Wilder’s iconic 1950 film, Webber’s musical version, featuring book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, focuses on the fading […]

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‘Bessie’s Blues’ at MetroStage

Drive, ride, or run down to MetroStage for Bessie’s Blues! Bessie’s Blues is one big shiny bauble-filled with song, dance, and more than a few double entendres, smack downs and hilarious patter about love relationships. Bessie’s Blues, starring a formidable cast of triple threats, very loosely follows the arc of Bessie Smith’s life. Her career […]

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‘La-Ti-Do’ Looking for Vocalists, Musicians, and Poets to Reinterpret Oscar Nominated ‘Best Songs’ for Their February 23rd Show

We are pleased to announce that the February 23. 2015 show will have a section devoted to Oscar nominated songs. We are soliciting vocalists, musicians, and possibly poets to reinterpret one of the 296 songs nominated in Oscar History 1934 through 2015. The list is staggering from Lego’s “Everything Is Awesome” (2015) to “They Can’t […]

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‘In the Moment’: ‘Bessie’s Blues’ Remounted at MetroStage

It’s been a long time coming. But the time is right. The multi-Helen Hayes Award production, Bessie’s Blues is returning twenty years after it first appeared on The Studio Theater stage. It is being remounted and performed at Alexandria’s MetroStage. Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin described Bessie’s Blues as “a musical odyssey of the blues and […]

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‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ at Olney Theatre Center

Just in time to celebrate the holiday season and experience an artistically-enriching live performance, Olney Theatre Center concludes its critically-acclaimed 76th anniversary season with the area professional premiere of the “Under the Sea” musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which opened on Saturday night with two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Donna Migliaccio burning up the stage as […]

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‘Vanishing Point’ at The George Washington University

The George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting the world premiere of Vanishing Point.  This production has a clear purpose well beyond providing students the opportunity to display their theatrical skills before a live audience. Vanishing Point is a drama that “allows the audience to view anorexia completely separately from popular culture and […]

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In the Moment: An Interview with Tom Teasley on His Live Score for ‘Nosferatu’ on October 25th at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA

“I invite you to participate in a merging of sight, sound, drama and fantasy. For fifty minutes I will take your imagination on a fantasy journey and return you safely to your seats!” Now that is how multi-Helen Hayes Award recipient for Outstanding Sound Design, and multi-Washington Area Music Awards (WAMA) recipient Tom Teasley invites […]

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‘Three Sistahs’ at MetroStage

Who says lightning never strikes the same place twice? All MetroStage has to do is keep bringing back Three Sistahs, the foot-tapping, gut-busting and tear-jerking family drama now back in its third incarnation at MetroStage, and sparks will continue to fly. Soulful, provocative, and deeply funny, Three Sistahs fearlessly touches every nerve of dysfunctional family […]

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A Report on ‘Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois’ at Signature Theatre

Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s Taking Care of Our Own   Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre on Monday evening made Cabaret and Chicago look as G-rated as Sesame Street. Billed as “The Bawdy Burlesque to Benefit Taking Care of Our Own,” the third-annual Summer Hummer featured many of Washington’s […]

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Final 2 Performances Today at 2:30 & 8 PM for ‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

You have two more chances today at 2:30 PM and 8 PM to see the critically acclaimed An Evening with Danny Kaye starring Helen Hayes Award winner Brian Childers. David Friscic, in his review for DCMetroTheaterArts said: “Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: Playwright Aaron Posner Talks About Inspiration, Adaptations and That ‘Stupid Fucking Bird’

Aaron Posner is a director and playwright whose impact is nationwide, and he is one of the hardest working men in theatre. Posner’s Award-wining play Stupid Fucking Bird (Helen Hayes – Outstanding Resident Play, Outstanding New Play) made its stunning World Premiere last year at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The production returns to Woolly reuniting […]

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‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The American Century Theater (TACT), An Evening with Danny Kaye. Childers bounded onto the beautifully-rendered concert style setting (a hallmark of TACT is above-par superior, authentic period detail and scenic design) and emanated the many and […]

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