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Rockwell, Warhol, and Warhola: A Conversation with James Warhola about Three Generations of American Illustrators at the Norman Rockwell Museum

Though a generation apart in age, Norman Rockwell (1894 New York City-1978 Stockbridge) and Andy Warhol (1928 Pittsburgh-1987 New York City) captured the tenor of their respective eras of 20th-century America in popular art and illustrations that were familiar and affordable to the general public. Together they portrayed nearly 100 years of who we were […]

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A Conversation with Colleen Corcoran on Her Role in Devising and Performing EgoPo’s ‘Anna’

Currently performing the titular role in EgoPo Classic Theater’s Anna – an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian epic Anna Karenina, written and directed by Brenna Geffers – Colleen Corcoran has become a regular in the company’s original ensemble-devised productions, based on re-envisioning the masters for a 21st-century audience. In addition to her power to command […]

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Review: ‘Coriolanus’ at Lantern Theater

Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare’s least-performed plays – probably because it doesn’t fit easily into any of the standard Shakespearean categories. It’s a tragedy, but one without the epic sweep of Othello, Hamlet or Macbeth. Those shows earned their fame by grappling with huge issues and significant figures; Coriolanus deals more with the concerns of the […]

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Review: ‘Lizzie’ at 11th Hour Theatre Company

Whacked-out psycho-killer or falsely-accused innocent? We’ll never know the truth about Lizzie Borden, but 11th Hour Theatre Company’s production of the rock musical Lizzie, by Steven Cheslik-Demeyer (music and lyrics), Alan Stevens Hewitt (music, orchestrations, and additional lyrics), and Tim Maner (book, lyrics, and additional music), makes a rock-solid case for guilty-though-acquitted by reason of incompetence […]

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Review: ‘The Flick’ at Signature Theatre

Like the seismic shift in the theatrical terrain that I experienced when I saw the Steppenwolf Theater’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead off-Broadway, or the excitement I felt when I saw Steppenwolf’s galvanizing production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County with the original cast on Broadway, the Signature Theater’s production of Annie Baker’s […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Holiday Memories’ Part 3: Christopher Henley

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Holiday Memories—a stage adaptation of two classic short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “The Thanksgiving Visitor—meet Christopher Henley. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Christopher: At The American Century Theater […]

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In the Moment: Company Danzante Performs at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Northern Virginia’s Company Danzante will perform at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts on June 26, 2015. Company Danzante will perform repertory by Co-Directors, Katherine Horrigan and Arturo Garcia. “We are honored for the invitation to represent the D.C. region’s contemporary dance scene and present our company’s work at the Pillow. It will be a privilege […]

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‘The Children’s Hour’ at Port City Playhouse by Emily Cao

Port City Playhouse presents The Children’s Hour, the first production of their 2013-2014 Season: A Salute to the American Voice, an homage to distinguished American playwrights that bring unique perspectives on American culture. The Children’s Hour, written by the Lillian Hellman in 1934, embodies the theme of how lies and gossip – innocently planned as […]

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‘Ballet Across America III-Program A’ at The Kennedy Center by Carolyn Kelemen

Ballet Across America III-Program A: Opening Night:  A Trio of Top Troupes Takes The Stage For the return of Ballet Across America at The Kennedy Center Opera House, last night’s audience included dozens of dancers, directors, choreographers, producers, and family members of the three companies that kicked off the six-day celebration. With nine companies participating in BAA III, those […]

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