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Review: ‘Carousel’ at Arena Stage

Life happens. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, Carousel, is a timeless interlude that explores the human spirit’s indomitable will to go forward no matter life’s circumstances. Director Molly Smith’s revival of Carousel, currently playing at Arena Stage, is also a hopeful sojourn that lifts the human experience to heavenly heights through intoxicatingly rich theatrical artistry, music, movement, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2015 #10: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres and Special Awards

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to:   Best Actor in a Musical Andrew Lloyd Baughman as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (Prog-Metal Version) at Landless Theatre Company. Danny Bertaux as Melchior in Spring Awakening at Red Branch Theatre Company. Paul Binotto as Nathan Detroit […]

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‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company

When Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate first premiered on Broadway, it featured a cast of 40 singers and dancers. This makes sense, as there are many roles in this show and enthusiastic, toe-tapping numbers like “Another Openin’ Another Show” and “I Sing of Love” need to be propelled to the audience with a […]

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‘Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay!’ at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s ‘Taking Care of Our Own’

Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay! made its two-show debut last night at Signature Theatre. If you didn’t plan properly or were on vacation, you missed a provocative evening of fun and frolic at Signature’s house of ill repute, before it was reconverted back to its current run of THE FIX, which runs through September 20th. Taking […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company: Part 1: Director Michael J. Bobbitt

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of Kiss Me Kate at NextStop Theatre Company, meet Director Michael J. Bobbitt. Joel: Please tell our readers about yourself and about other shows on local stage you have directed in the past year? Michael: Hi DCMTA readers, I am the Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre […]

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‘Simply Sondheim’ at Signature Theatre

Including everything from Sunday in the Park with George to Company to Into the Woods and everything in between, the work of  has graced the stages of Signature Theatre an astounding twenty-four times; given Sondheim’s partnership with Signature Theatre for more than the past two decades, it seems clear that there’s no better way to […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2014: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to:  Best Actor in a Musical Danny Bertaux as Agis in Triumph of Love at Red Branch Theatre Company Kurt Boehm as Jamie in The Last Five Years at Red Branch Theatre Company Zach Brewster-Geisz as Marty […]

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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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A Report on The Concert Reading of ‘Yank! A New Musical’ at Rainbow Theatre Project

For it’s final play reading of the season, Rainbow Theatre Project delighted an SRO audience at Source on Monday night, May 4, 2014, with the off-Broadway hit Yank! A New Musical. Successfully produced in NYC in 2007, the show has been languishing in theater limbo ever since. There were plans to bring the show to Broadway, but as often happens, nothing […]

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Tonight at 7:30 PM at Source: Concert Reading of Off-Broadway Musical ‘Yank!’ at Rainbow Theatre Project

TONIGHT at 7:30  PM, The Rainbow Theatre Project presents the final installment of their inaugural season — a concert reading of the much-touted Off Broadway musical YANK! by brothers David and Joseph Zellnik. Co-directed by Factory 449 Producing Artistic Director Rick Hammerly and the Director of Artistic Programming at Ford’s Theatre, Patrick Pearson, with Musical […]

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Magic Time! ‘The Threepenny Opera’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre’s new production of The Threepenny Opera—directed and choreographed with unerring cunning by Matthew Gardiner—is cringe-inducing, snarky, impudent, and jarring. Everything it’s meant to be. And I cannot imagine this subversive classic could look, sound, and play any better. The show’s in-your-face surprises start in the MAX Theatre entranceway, where a devised BBC broadcast […]

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‘The Threepenny Opera’ at Signature Theatre

Stepping into the Signature Theatre’s MAX Theatre, you immediately realize that you are standing on a giant, weathered Union Jack—transported, perhaps a bit uneasily for some, into the eerie streets of London at a time from a not-too-distant past. With nothing around but a garishly neon sign flickering “In$tant Ca$h” and some graffiti on the […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An 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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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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