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Review: ‘Big Fish’ at The Keegan Theatre

Family-friendly musicals are relatively rare these days. Family-friendly musicals that have adult themes are even rarer. Big Fish, with book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, is a rare bird indeed. T.S. Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock “heard the mermaids singing, each to each,” but he didn’t think that they would sing […]

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Review: ‘An Irish Carol’ at The Keegan Theatre

For the 6th year in a row, The Keegan Theatre is paying tribute to the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, with their production of An Irish Carol. Reimagined by Keegan company member, Matthew Keenan, and first produced in 2011, this more modern interpretation of Dickens, has become a Holiday tradition for many in the DC […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #18: Best Directors of a Play in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Professional Theatres go to: Chris Abraham for Winners and Losers at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Ian Allen for George is Dead at The Klunch. Matt Bassett for The Typographer’s Dream at The Hub Theatre. Hanna Bondarewska for The Trap at Ambassador Theater. Joe […]

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An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre

Last night, The Keegan Theatre’s fourth annual production of An Irish Carol met a full house ready to experience the play’s impressive reputation. However this time, the Company has a few different goals. First, they make clear that every sale they make from this production will be set-aside for the Capital Campaign. The play is […]

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It’s a Done Deal! ‘The Andrew Keegan Theatre’ Arrives as The Keegan Theatre Purchases Church Street Theater! by Jeff Klein

THE KEEGAN THEATRE  ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF CHURCH STREET THEATER The Keegan Theatre has closed on the purchase of the Church Street Theater in Washington, DC. The theater, located at 1742 Church Street NW in DuPont Circle, will now be named THE ANDREW KEEGAN THEATRE. In 2012, Keegan launched its IN GOOD COMPANY capital campaign, leveraging […]

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Maria Rizzo (Sally Bowles) and Paul Scanlan (Emcee). Photo by Cameron Whitman.

‘Come to Their Cabaret’: Michael Innocenti & Christina A. Coakley on Keegan Theatre’s ‘Cabaret’ by Cate Brewer

Christina A. Coakley and Michael Innocenti are putting on the finishing touches on their new production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret at The Keegan Theatre. The show begins performances on Saturday. I had a chance to ask both of them about co-directing Cabaret. Cate: What about directing this production of Cabaret appealed to you? This opportunity came […]

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 Bradley Smith and Kevin Adams. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘All My Sons’ at The Keegan Theatre by David Friscic

Do not let the deceptive simplicity of the stunning set design (by Mark Johnson) – replete with lush greenery, white picket fences and flower boxes – fool you into thinking you are taking a trip to a Norman Rockwell painting, for The Keegan Theatre’s current production of All My Sons plunges assuredly into the psychological world […]

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The cast of 'Working (A Musical). Photo by Jim Coates.

‘Working – A Musical’ at The Keegan Theatre by Doug Poms

The Keegan Theatre brings to Washington the not-often performed musical, Working – A Musical, a show based on the well-known book of the same name from the 1970s by Studs Terkel that features a series of interviews with various American laborers talking about their jobs, lives and dreams. Working is not a typical musical. The […]

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