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Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at The Arlington Players

The Arlington Players have put on a delicious production of the musical She Loves Me. The 1964 musical by Fiddler on the Roof Composer Jerry Bock and Lyricist Sheldon Harnick and book writer Joe Masteroff was not a roaring success when it first premiered on Broadway (it had the bad luck of opening the same season as […]

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‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Two: ‘The Curtain Rises’: ‘Flora, the Red Menace,’ ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Zorba,’ and ‘The Happy Time’

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES. One of the properties for which I tried to get this new team hired was the Theatre Guild’s upcoming The Unsinkable Molly Brown which had Richard Morris as book writer. The Guild wanted a […]

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Review: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at The Goodspeed

I have been viscerally connected to this charming musical about teenage life during the mid-1950s, when pop music was surrendering to the hot wave of rock ‘n roll started more or less by icon of the era, Elvis Presley. He was no  new Sinatra, Perry Como, or Andy Williams and new music plus his unique […]

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Review: ‘The Crucible’ at The Walter Kerr Theatre in NYC

Arthur Miller’s 1953 play has been resurrected by Producer Scott Rudin and 20 cohorts in a production staged by Ivo Van Hove, who performed similar service to Miller’s A View From The Bridge  earlier this season. Once again, Van Hove has taken a powerful script and infused it with visions of his own. The  Crucible […]

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Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at Studio 54 in NYC

I once heard the late director Moss Hart say that when a show is a great hit, there were omens that predicted its future. “For example,” he said, “when we were fine tuning My Fair Lady  in Philadelphia prior to opening in New York, there was a day when it poured rain, and as  I […]

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‘Rothschild & Sons’ at The York Theatre Company

Who doesn’t have great respect and admiration for the musical team of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick? Certainly no one who has seen and heard the great body of their work which includes She Loves Me, Fiorello! (Pulitzer Prize) and their master work Fiddler On The Roof which in its day was the longest running […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘My Fair Lady’ at Damascus Theatre Company–Part 2: Director Stephanie Bonte-Lebair

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Damascus Theatre Company’s My Fair Lady, meet Director Stephanie Bonte-Lebair. Joel: Introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform or direct on our local stages? Stephanie: I’m a lifelong performer, born and raised in Illinois, earned my Masters […]

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NextStop Theatre Company Announces New Summer Cabaret Series With Broadway’s Sally Mayes and Karen Mason

NextStop Theatre Company announces Broadway headliners for their new Summer Cabaret Series Broadway veterans Karen Mason and Sally Mayes will be among the performers for six weeks of intimate concerts in Northern Virginia NextStop Theatre Company is proud to announce the next bold, new offering in their ambitious inaugural season.  Under the leadership of Series Producer, […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musical Direction and Choreography′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices for our Favorite Music Direction and Choreography of 2013 by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to our honorees and to every Musical Director and Choreographer who worked on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of designers and their work you would like to personally honor in the COMMENT BOX. […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013’ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, after seeing over 2,000 professional, community, children’s, university, and high school productions 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. […]

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Here’s the List of Honorees of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Scene Stealers of 2012-2013

Here are the 2012-2013 Scene Stealers honorees selected by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all of you on your fine Scene Stealing performances. ____ *Kevin Adams’ transformation in An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre. *Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. *Steve Beall singing “Goldenhair” in James Joyce’s […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 6

There were many wonderful Scene Stealing moments on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season (August 1, 2012-August 1, 2013). Here’s our sixth set of honorees: From Amanda Gunther: David James as himself singing “Leader of the Pack” in Toby’s of Columbia’s production of Hot Nostalgia: A Toby’s Original Musical Revue. […]

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