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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients

Here are the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients (in BOLD). 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients Outstanding Choreography, Resident Musical Karma Camp Hello, Dolly! Ford’s Theatre and Signature Theatre Rachel Leigh Dolan, Cabaret, The Keegan Theatre Maurice Hines, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Arena Stage Josh Rhodes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Shakespeare Theatre Company […]

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‘If/Then’ at The Richard Rodgers Theatre

If/Then, the musical with the biggest heart you can imagine, is now back home in the Big Apple, and just like its main character, Elizabeth (the incomparable Idina Menzel), it is starting over in Manhattan, right where it belongs. I admit to having first met and fallen in love with If/Then during its out-of-town fling […]

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‘Bring It On: The Musical’ at The Music Center at Strathmore

Elphaba, step aside! The high-flying cast of the Tony-award nominated best musical Bring It On: The Musical is defying gravity and launching itself to new heights—literally—and there’s not a single broomstick in sight. With an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Bring It On: The Musical features the same lovable and […]

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‘Seussical’ at Reisterstown Theatre Project

If you open your mind, oh the things you will find waiting to get loose! When you attend the Reisterstown Theatre Project’s musical about Seuss! Springing lively to the stage, in a full vibrant musical Is a clever fun story, why it’s a musical called Seussical! Directed by Thaddaeus Fillmore and Lynn Graham for Musical […]

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‘Hamlet…the rest is silence’ at Synetic Theater

“The rest is silence” are Hamlet’s last words before he dies, but you won’t hear them in this production because the whole play is conveyed in movement. Not a word is spoken. Synetic Theater first produced Hamlet … the rest is silence in 2002. Husband and wife team Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili starred as Hamlet […]

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‘Rocky’ at The Winter Garden Theatre

They came to see the fight. And Director Alex Timbers and his technical wizards and designers gave them a fight to remember! The appreciative audience was TKO’d with the most dazzling special effects the Winter Garden has seen since those Jeliccle cats hopped all over the stage in that purr-fect Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that […]

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‘Twelfth Night’ at CENTERSTAGE

While not reinventing the wheel with one of the Bard’s more tried and true comedies, CENTERSTAGE’ Twelfth Night uses some  intriguing approaches that rise to the surface in this production, directed  by Gavin Witt. Shifting focus from the well-penned lines of the play to a more physical approach with slapstick humor, Witt presents a curious interpretation of […]

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MVCCT presents ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ 3/21-30

Everyone loves a ‘happily ever after’ story! Mount Vernon Community Children’s  Theatre (MVCCT) presents the musical comedy Once Upon A Mattress   March 21, 22, 28 & 29 – @7:30 pm and March 23 & 30  – @3:00 pm   Bryant High School –  2709 Popkins Lane, in Alexandria, VA Tickets are $12 and can be purchased […]

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Act Two @ Levine Music Students Perform ‘Parade’ for Show’s Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown by Lauren Selman

Students of Act Two @ Levine Music Pre-Professional Program performed the Tony Award-winning musical Parade for the show’s composer and lyricist, Jason Robert Brown. Act Two’s Parade was initially performed in the Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage and was remounted for Mr. Brown at Georgetown Preparatory School. “Levine is a process-focused music school and bringing […]

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‘Hairspray’ at Magruder High School

The words “tuneful” and “energetic” only begin to describe Magruder High School’s production of the Tony-award-winning musical Hairspray. Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name,  with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray combines social commentary with music, dance, romance, […]

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‘Urinetown’ at Act Two @ Levine’s Pre-Professional Program

Do you suppose composer Mark Hollamann and writer Greg Kotis got the loo-dicrous idea for Urinetown while waiting in line for the facilities during intermission at the theater? The campy, satirical musical, which clinched Tony Awards in 2002 for Best Book and Best Score, depicts a society where corrupt, avaricious, vicious corporate types and politicians […]

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Composer Jason Robert Brown on ‘Songs for a New World’ on 3/15-16 at Young Artists of America and His Cabaret “I Could Be In Love with Someone Like You” on 3/17 at Red Branch Theatre Company

Composer Jason Robert Brown will be coming to Potomac, MD and to Columbia, MD next weekend to conduct and perform Songs for a New World with talented young singers and musicians at Young Artists of America at Winston Churchill High School on Saturday and Sunday March 15th and 16th, and then will head off to […]

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