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Review: ‘Hir’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

I recently came back from London, where I saw the National Theatre’s 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s epic, Angels in America. I thought a lot about that play after seeing Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s production of Taylor Mac’s brilliant (a word I rarely use) Hir (pronounced “here”). Both plays deal with crumbling belief systems, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Lizzi Albert as Anne Boleyn in Anne of the Thousand Days at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Megan Anderson as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire at Everyman Theatre. Megan Anderson […]

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Post-Play Palaver: John Stoltenberg and Michael Poandl on ‘Angels in America: Millenium Approaches’ at Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center

Post-Play Palaver is an occasional series of conversations between DC Metro Theater Arts writers who saw the same performance, got really into talking about it, and decided to continue their exchange in writing. That’s what happened when Senior Writers and Columnists Michael Poandl and John Stoltenberg (Magic Time!) saw the new production of Angels in […]

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Round House Theatre Announces its 2016-2017 Season: A Celebration of Tony Kushner

NEW SEASON INCLUDES A CELEBRATION OF TONY KUSHNER, THE LARGEST MUSICAL IN ROUND HOUSE’S HISTORY, THE REGIONAL PREMIERE OF A SOLO SHOW BY AUGUST WILSON ROUND HOUSE THEATRE AND OLNEY THEATRE CENTER ANNOUNCE TWO-YEAR ARTISTIC PARTNERSHIP Round House Theatre and Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette are thrilled to announce the company’s 2016-2017 Season. The ambitious new […]

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Review: ‘Under the Skin’ at Everyman Theatre

At first blush, a play about organ donation might not have you rushing to the box office. But Playwright Michael Hollinger’s Under the Skin, which plays at Everyman Theatre through February 21st, holds a number of surprises. At the beginning of the show, the 4-person cast assembles on stage and addresses the audience directly. Raina, […]

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‘Uncle Vanya’ at Round House Theatre

In a funky, fresh interpretation of what Irish Theatre Magazine has called “[Anton] Chekhov’s greatest play” and hailed as one of the top 10 shows of 2012 by both The New York Times and New York Magazine, John Vreeke directs Chekhov’s newly adapted classic by Pulitzer Award-winning dramatist Annie Baker (The Flick) with a well-known and diverse assembly of DC […]

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‘The Nutcracker’ at Round House Theatre

Offering a new fantastical family-friendly treat, Round House Theatre continues its 2014-15 season with a spectacularly re-imagined contemporary adaptation of a beloved classic – The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O’Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker made its area premiere at Round […]

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‘Sunday in the Park with George’ at Signature Theatre

Like the pointillist dots that fill the canvas of Georges Seurat’s masterful painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, each element of Signature Theatre’s stunning production of Sunday in the Park with George flows seamlessly together to create one unified artistic entity. Stephen Sondheim (Music and Lyrics) and James Lapine’s (Book) […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list […]

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‘Gypsy’ at Signature Theatre by Derek Mong

Everything’s coming up sunshine and Santa Claus at Signature Theatre. Hands down-—Signature Theatre’s Gypsy is the best musical I have seen this year. Signature Theatre pulls out all the stops for Gypsy, and the resulting spectacle is nothing short of spectacular! This Gypsy is swell and it’s great! Its a holiday treat you won’t want to miss! Under […]

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Ford’s Theatre Reopens and Performances of ‘The Laramie Project’ Resume TONIGHT

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site Reopens Tonight as Performances of The Laramie Project Resume From Ford’s Theatre: “We want to thank everyone for their patience this last week as we coped with the ramifications of the government shutdown. We are pleased to announce that Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site will reopen as of Wednesday, October 16th. Ford’s Theatre Society […]

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‘Magic Time!’ ‘The Laramie Project’ at Ford’s Theatre by John Stoltenberg

If you’re a theater buff who’s worried that the shutdown’s shuttering of Ford’s Theatre and the shunting of The Laramie Project to a nearby church means audiences there must be getting something second rate, I have a news flash: The show temporarily onstage at the First Congregational United Church of Christ is not only first rate; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Ford’s Theatre’s ‘The Laramie Project’ Performance Schedule for October 8-15th

Performances of Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project will continue at First Congregational United Church of Christ – 945 G Street NW, in Washington, DC, until the Federal Government Shutdown is over and Ford’s Theatre reopens. Tickets are $25.00.  PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE-OCTOBER 8-15, 2013 TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30 PM: A FREE PERFORMANCE. Tickets will be available […]

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Ford’s Theatre Announces Free Performances of ‘The Laramie Project’ at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Friday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 8th

Thanks to the generosity of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ford’s Theatre Society will present free performances of The Laramie Project at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The church is located just one block from Ford’s Theatre at 945 G St. NW. Tickets available on site each […]

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TONIGHT at 10:30 PM: Theatre Lab Presents Its 3rd Annual ‘Dramathon’ at Theater J

Award-Winning Actors and Playwrights Help Send Kids to Camp in The Theatre Lab’s Dramathon  The Theatre Lab’s third annual Dramathon, TONIGHT April 26 at 10:30 p.m. at Theater J, will once again reward its top fundraisers with a night on stage, performing alongside some of the Washington DC area’s best-known professional actors in short plays written […]

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