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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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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 5: Nafeesa Monroe

In Part Five of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Nafeesa Monroe. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? I heard they hadn’t found their Gertrude yet from a good friend and he spoke very highly of the production. What did you perform at your audition? Nafeesa: I just […]

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‘Violet’ at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Since mid-January an intrepid troupe of musical-theater students has been rehearsing the sweet and soulful show Violet at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts under the able direction of Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro, who co-teach the school’s pay-to-play “Creating a Musical Role” class. The results were on glorious display last night when this shoestring student project began […]

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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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World Stages: International Theatre Festival – ‘Incendios’ at The Kennedy Center

The World Stages: International Theater Festival takes the center stage at The Kennedy Center, March 10-30, 2014 bringing together some of today’s most exciting theatrical visionaries presenting an unprecedented focus on theatre from around the globe. Twenty-two theatrical offerings from nineteen countries, and every continent except Antarctica, are represented in this theater Festival of dynamic […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at University of Maryland at Clarice Smith Performing Arts by Jessica Vaughan

Myth and metaphor collide in the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ production of Spring Awakening. Three directors create layer upon layer of design, dance, and song for this unique piece. Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt co-directs with Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig. The latter two also choreograph. They choose to […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Montgomery College by Paul M. Bessel and Barbara Braswell

Teenage sexuality and rebellion; adult cruelty and hypocrisy; deeply intense drama and moments of humor; alternative rock music and folk ballads — these are just some of the elements in the Tony Award-winning musical, Spring Awakening, currently being performed at Montgomery College in Rockville. Spring Awakening is based on the 1891 play of the same […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 6: David Tuttle (Hanschen) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 6 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet  David Tuttle, who is playing Hanschen. Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? David: I’ve wanted to be a part of Spring Awakening since it was still playing on Broadway. Years […]

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Breaking Boundaries with Design at University of Maryland’s ‘Spring Awakening,’ Which Opens February 28th by Emily Schweich

He’s won five Tony Awards for lighting design and worked on acclaimed Broadway productions, including The Book of Mormon and Death of a Salesman. He’s worked with icons like director Mike Nichols and actors Daniel Craig, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz. But esteemed Lighting Designer Brian MacDevitt says that the highlight of his professional […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 5: Director Emily Zickler by Joel Markowitz

In Part 5 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Director Emily Zickler. Joel: Why did you want to direct Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening? Emily: This show is so powerful. I remember watching the preview for the original Broadway production online and being intensely drawn […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 4: Harrison Smith (Moritz) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 4 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Harrison Smith (Moritz). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Harrison: When I heard whispers that this show was going to happen right before KAT announced their ‘13-’14 season, I was […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 3: Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 3 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Ryan: Melchior is a dream role of mine; I have wanted to play him ever since I saw the tour […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 2: Catherine Callahan (Martha) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 2 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Catherine Callahan (Martha). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Catherine: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening ever since I heard the music. The score is gorgeous and I first […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 1: Joanna Frezzo (Ilse) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 1 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Joanna Frezzo (Ilse). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Joanna: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening, so when I found out KAT was going to do […]

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‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More at last night at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. The very prodigious Callaway‘s artistic output is phenomenal from being the […]

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