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DC Favorites ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Come From Away’ Vie for Best Musical as the 2017 Tony Award Nominations Are Announced

DC Mega-hits Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away, which wowed  audiences  during  their sold out runs at Arena Stage and Ford’s Theatre, will be vying  for Best Musical, as the 207 were Tony Award nominations were announced today. Here are the 2017 Tony Award Nominations: Best Play A Doll’s House, Part 2 Author: Lucas Hnath Producers: Scott Rudin, […]

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Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at the Shubert Theatre

I’m going to tell you a short story before I get to my review of Hello, Dolly! which is now playing at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. I do so to give what’s now called “transparency” to my words in praise of it. In the last days of the so-called Golden Age of musicals (circa […]

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Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at The Arlington Players

The Arlington Players have put on a delicious production of the musical She Loves Me. The 1964 musical by Fiddler on the Roof Composer Jerry Bock and Lyricist Sheldon Harnick and book writer Joe Masteroff was not a roaring success when it first premiered on Broadway (it had the bad luck of opening the same season as […]

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Tracy Lynn Olivera’s ‘Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret’ at Signature Theatre

As Halloween approaches, ghosts and monsters and witches seem to be everywhere. But by far the most entertaining witch of all was Tracy Lynn Olivera, presenting her Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret at Signature Theatre tonight in Shirlington. Olivera, with her strong, versatile voice, combined with her howling wit and style, cast a spell over the audience and […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 3: Linda Swann and John Shackleford

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Linda Swann and John Shackleford. Joel: Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Linda: I was last onstage as the Queen in 2nd Star’s Cinderella. I just love being royalty, what […]

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‘On the Razzle’ at Silver Spring Stage

In Tom Stoppard‘s wonderful farce, On the Razzle, the humor relies on mistaken identities, lots of puns and malapropos, pratfalls, sex, and pomposity. Silver Spring Stage’s hilarious production, which opened last night. is produced by Jim Robertson and directed by Erin Bone Steele. If the plot seems familiar, you might want to know it was first […]

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Silver Spring Stage’s Production of Tom Stoppard’s ‘On the Razzle’ Opens This Friday, May 29th

Silver Spring Stage presents On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard, directed by Erin Bone Steele and produced by Jim Robertson, a frantic farce of slapstick shenanigans, mistaken identities, unremitting display of puns, clever crossword puzzle tricks, sly sexual innuendos and romantic complications. As intellectually stimulating as Stoppard’s reputation, On the Razzle was never meant to more […]

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The 15th Annual 2014 WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced

THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced January 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Tickets $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office or through Ticketmaster (plus service charge) 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) were adjudicated in 2014. Thirty-one community […]

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The 2014 Ruby Griffith Award Winners Announced

Last Sunday, July 13, 2014, The 2014 Ruby Griffith Award winners were announced at a ceremony at Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Germantown, MD. The awards honor the best productions in Community Theatre in the DC Metro area. Here are the recipients! All Round Production Excellence 2nd Star Productions Hello, Dolly! Outstanding Achievement in a […]

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Schmoozing with Michael Urie About ‘Buyer & Cellar’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

DCMetroTheaterArts’ John Stoltenberg couldn’t have said it any better in his review of Buyer & Cellar: “The laughs come so fast in Buyer & Cellar—and Michael Urie’s solo performance is so brilliantly engaging—that the words “funny” and “fun” seem too puny, utterly inadequate to convey the extraordinary experience.” Well, there were a lot of laughs when I […]

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‘Comfort and Joy’: ‘Comfort and Joy’: Appearing in 1st Stage’s ‘Bat Boy:The Musical’: Part 4: Russell Silber

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of Bat Boy:The Musical at 1st Stage, meet Russell Silber. Joel: Introduce yourself and tell our readers where they might have seen you on the stage before.   Russell: Hi my name is Russell Silber.  I’m a local actor who has had the opportunity to dabble in everything […]

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‘Bat Boy: The Musical’ at 1st Stage

In 1992, the Weekly World News supermarket tabloid published an article with the headline “Bat Child Found In A Cave”. Over the past 20 years Bat Boy has been seen everywhere from running for the California governor race to dating Heidi Klum. In 1997 newcomer playwrights Keythe Farley and Brian Fleming approached up-and-coming composer Lauren […]

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