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Fringe Encore Series Review: ‘Piaf and Brel (The Impossible Concert)’ at SoHo Playhouse in NYC

Though they never met or performed together, Édith Piaf (1915-63) and Jacques Brel (1929-78), nearly fifteen years apart in age, both became legends of the modern “chanson française” and the 20th-century Parisian café-cabaret with their passionate songs of love and loss, sorrow and hope. In Piaf and Brel (The Impossible Concert), Canadian-born chanteuse Melanie Gall […]

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Washington Performing Arts Presents Ute Lemper Performing ‘Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda’ to the Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue This Saturday at 8 PM by Gary Tischler

Ute Lemper contains worlds, and moons, and each time she comes to Washington, she brings a different world, a different song with her. Lemper is in most circles considered a cabaret singer, that ever growing tribe of singers and performers that are best seen and heard in intimate settings, a club, a hotel bar, someplace […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 10/12/14

Here are our new DCMetroTheaterArts Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees. ______ The Cast of University of Maryland’s The Me Nobody Knows ‘Singing “Numbers,” “Take Hold the Crutch,” and “If I Had a Million Dollars” at The Clarice. “There are some twenty tunes in The Me Nobody Knows to showcase the talent of this wonderful cast…The entire […]

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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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‘Natascia Diaz’ Presented by Strathmore by Douglas Lloyd

Natascia Diaz, a Washington area favorite and two-time Helen Hayes Award-winning actress/singer, made her Strathmore debut last night in winning style, as part of the Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion series. Performing two back-to-back concerts, Natascia charmed her audiences with a thoughtful cabaret filled with songs that have meant something special to her over the […]

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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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‘La Vie En Rose’ at the In Series by Jessica Vaughan

The In Series travels to France for a weekend of performances of the very special La Vie En Rose, a program of French chansons, or secular, lyrical songs, sung by a cadre of talented, local opera stars, accompanied by members of The Washington National Ballet Studio Company. Artistic Director Carla Hübner along with Washington National […]

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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 Helen Hayes Nominations Announced by Cate Brewer

Did you know there are 84 professional theatres in the Washington area? 84!  Tonight, DC area theatre artists, press, Helen Hayes Award judges, and the folks from theatreWashington gathered at The National Theatre to celebrate those 84 theatres, and to announce the nominations for the 29th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. The evening opened with pictures with […]

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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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