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Review: The Rainbow Theatre Project Presents ‘Historias’

The Rainbow Theatre Project premiered a new work, Historias, on Monday night, a show crafted from the experiences of its remarkably talented cast members. Director Tony Koehler led his actors – Skye Ellis, Josue Lemus, Jhonny Maldonado, Ariela Sirota and Marlowe Vilchez – on a journey of discovery and revelation to create the work, and […]

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An Interview With ‘My Favorite Husbands’ Playwright Andrew Marvel-Playing at GayFest! 2016 in Philadelphia

Just when the US is in a political freefall, with Trump and Clinton battling it out, while Stein and Johnson are waiting in the wings, Playwright Andrew Marvel opens a Pandora’s box with Gay Republicans and non-Republicans going on a roller-coaster that has audiences in stitches. The world premiere of My Favorite Husbands, directed by […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival ‘Destiny of Desire’ at Arena Stage

DC playwright Karen Zacarías’ world-premiere musical comedy Destiny of Desire is a delightfully soapy mix of magic realism and situation comedy – so sit back in this bubble bath of great storytelling and be thoroughly entertained! Directed by José Luis Valenzuela, it features an all-Latino cast whose talent is perfectly matched to the great characterizations by Zacarías, a […]

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Spine: Hip-Hop, Flow, and ‘How We Got On’

When I think of Hip-Hop my imagination immediately flies to urban America, to a gritty, “tougher than leather” New York City filled with N.W.A, LL Cool J, and of course Public Enemy (#1). When I think of Rap, I think of Hip-Hop as well, but also consider something much older, perhaps even as old as […]

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‘How We Got On’ at Forum Theatre

How We Got On, a brilliant new play from Forum Theatre by playwright Idris Goodwin, tells the story of three kids in 1988 who fall in love with rap and hip hop and set out to make a record together. Or How We Got On tells the story of the first few black and Latino […]

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‘Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra’ at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

In 1998, Forbes magazine declared Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra the “best band in America.” And that was before they attained a huge following for their entertainment value and focus on music of the 1930’s. Doc Scantlin’s Orchestra’s performance Friday night was likened by many in the audience to going to Birdland or other […]

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Interviews with the 2014 Helen Hayes Nominees: Part 2: Tobias Young (Piragua Man in ‘In the Heights’) by Amanda Gunther

Here’s an interview with Tobias Young who is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical for playing Piragua Man in In the Heights at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. ______ Es calor! The summer heat is rolling in and Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia is keeping things cool with their production of In The Heights. As the interviews continue, I’ve taken […]

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Interviews with the 2014 Helen Hayes Nominees: Part 1: David Gregory (Usnavi in ‘In the Heights’) by Amanda Gunther

Here’s an interview with David Gregory who is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical for playing Usnavi in In the Heights at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. ______ Lights up — this time they’re not just going up on Washington Heights, but on the leading actor of Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia’s regional premier production of In The […]

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‘In the Heights’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia by Amanda Gunther

Lights up on Washington Heights! Es Calor! Calor! Calor! Things are certainly heating up at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia as they present the regional premier of the 4-time Tony Award-Winning musical In The Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Directed by Toby Orenstein and Lawrence B. Munsey with Musical […]

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Paso Nuevo’s ‘Por cada lágrima (For Every Tear)’ at Gala Hispanic Theatre by Charles Miller

On Friday, December 14, 2012, Paso Nuevo, which recently won recognition by First Lady Michelle Obama, at the White House with the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, presented Por cada lágrima/For Every Tear, an evening of original work by past and current participants. This event was a one-performance celebration of Paso Nuevo’s history […]

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