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Review: ‘Prince of Broadway’ at the Manhattan Theatre Club

Hal Prince, producer/director extraordinaire is far too modest. His new offering at the Manhattan Theatre Club is so vastly entertaining that I hereby elevate him from PRINCE to KING OF BROADWAY for masterminding this two and a half hour extravaganza which he’s managed to accomplish with just nine very talented actors. Part of Prince’s gift […]

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Review: ‘Come From Away’ at Ford’s Theatre

Nestled in the northwestern part of the island of Newfoundland, lies the small town of Gander. In 2001, the population of Gander was 9,651. On September 11, 2001, that population increased by over 6,500 with people from virtually every corner of the globe. The remarkable story of how Gander became a hub of international attention, and […]

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‘Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’ at The Kennedy Center

Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater returned to The Kennedy Center last evening with a tribute to its famous six-foot tall Texan director. Ailey died 25 years ago and filling his size-12 shoes has got to be tough job. When Ailey’s star protégée Judith Jamison retired in 2011, Robert Battle became director and is “pushing boundaries,” […]

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‘Metamorphosis’ at Big Apple Circus at Dulles Arts Center

Big Apple Circus Soars with its Debut of Metamorphosis Big Apple Circus theatrically unveils its 37th season with the world premiere of Metamorphosis at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, Virginia, transporting ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys to a realm of enchantment and illusion, an intimate dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet […]

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After Their DC Run and Now on Broadway: Estelle Parsons, Mary Bridget Davies, Idina Menzel, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey Receive 2014 Tony Award Nominations

DC audiences will be happy to know that Estelle Parsons and Mary Bridget Davies were nominated for their performances for The Velocity of Autumn and A Night With Janis Joplin which stopped here in DC at Arena Stage, and Idina Menzel for her performance in If/Then, which made a stop at The National Theatre before heading to Broadway. If/Then […]

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‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at The Kennedy Center by Derek Mong

Million Dollar Quartet is back! After having performed a run here in Washington earlier this year, the remarkable quartet of the celebrated Elvis Presley (Tyler Hunter), Johnny Cash (Scott Moreau), Jerry Lee Lewis (John Countryman), and Carl Perkins (James Barry) are back in the nation’s capital once again—back by popular demand until October 6th! Billed […]

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‘Anything Goes’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

It’s time for hilarity and “high-jinks on the high seas” in The Kennedy Center’s current production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. Possessing equal qualifications to be classified as glossy escapist fare, a retro trip into the past and – most especially – a music-lovers parade of classic standards by the legendary Cole Porter, this production […]

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David Hansen as Chris and Dorothy Silver as Alexandra begin a long, reflective conversation at the beginning of "The Velocity of Autumn." at Cleveland's Beck  Photo by Kathy Sandham

Producer Larry Kaye on the Broadway-bound ‘The Velocity of Autumn,’ & Molly Smith’s Broadway Directorial Debut

It was announced today that Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinells will be starring in Eric Coble’s new play The Velocity of Autumn and Arena Stage’s Molly Smith will be directing in Spring 2013. Local Producer Larry Kaye struck gold when he decided to produce Eric Coble’s play The Velocity […]

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