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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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‘Top Girls’ at George Washington University

I may have missed it, but to my knowledge no playwright in the current Women’s Voices Theater Festival set out to write a feminist-socialist play and explicitly said so. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Understandably those F and S words creep a lot of people out, Emma Watson and Bernie Sanders notwithstanding.) So […]

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Magic Time!: A Report on the Women’s Voices Theater Festival Reading of Lisa Loomer’s ‘Roe’ at The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center’s entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival was a one-night-only reading of Roe, a new two-act play by Lisa Loomer that dramatically personalizes pivotal chapters in the backstory of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The issues around abortion that were passionately contested in that case—and became a flashpoint for […]

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‘Hay Fever’ at Olney Theatre Center

Noël Coward himself described his breakout hit, Hay Fever as having “no plot at all, and remarkably little action…” The Olney Theatre Center’s production of this part-farce, part-comedy of manners, beautifully directed by Eleanor Holdridge, defies Coward’s self-effacing description, giving audiences a blessed union of physical and upper crust comedy that drowned out the theater […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending June 5, 2015-Part 1

Congrats to all our new Scene Stealers honorees! ______ Shayna Blass as Lulu in the Final Scene of Cabaret at Signature Theatre “In Act Two the Emcee sings “If You Could See Her (with my eyes)” to someone costumed as an ape whose primate movements might suggest an innocuous clown show. Then when the ape mask […]

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‘The Letters’ at MetroStage

MetroStage’s Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin, has found yet another extraordinary ‘gem of play’ – The Letters by John W. Lowell – and gave it a setting worthy of a diamond. Expertly directed by John Vreeke and brilliantly performed by Michael Russotto and Susan Lynskey, the play, which had its successful DC premiere last night, […]

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Talkback Today Following 3 PM Matinee of ‘The Letters’ with Playwright John W. Lowell at MetroStage by Carolyn Griffin

THEATRE-GOING PLAY LOVERS: We had a great, informative, engaging talk back with playwright John W. Lowell after the matinee performance of The Letters yesterday and will have another talkback with John today Sunday May 17 following the 3 pm show. It is a great opportunity to hear thoughts from this engaging playwright about this intriguing […]

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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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‘Mockingbird’ at The Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center’s World Premiere of Mockingbird Is a Must See Play for All Ages Brilliant: very bright, flashing with light; very impressive or successful; extremely intelligent. Moving: having a strong emotional effect, causing feelings of sadness or sympathy. Luminous: clear, enlightening, shining, illustrious. Marvelous: extremely good or enjoyable; causing wonder, astonishing; miraculous, supernatural; of the […]

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‘The BFG’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant), based on the book by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood, and directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyk. Before you read on, let me just say this: I review shows quite often, but this is one of the best […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Play′ 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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‘Ghost-Writer’ at MetroStage by Yvonne French

In 1897, American writer Henry James got writer’s cramp and hired Theodora Bosanquet to take dictation on the newly invented typewriter in an arrangement that spanned the last eight years of his life. These two literary figures are portrayed in the Washington premiere of Ghost-Writer, by well-regarded contemporary playwright Michael Hollinger. Like Hollinger’s six other plays, it […]

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 (l-r) Christopher Wilson (Crazy Glue), Mark  Halpern (Jason), and Rana Kay (Dream Girl). Photo by Scott Suchman 2013.

‘Jason Invisible’ at The Kennedy Center by Yvonne French

Jason Invisible is a cross between Sesame Street and an A.A. meeting with all the best parts of each playing across the sweet face of lead actor Mark Halpern, especially his slowly dawning looks of realization and pleasure that people care about him. Halpern plays Jason Invisible, who is “flying under the radar, incognito” because […]

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‘Page-to-Stage’ Festival Reflections by Jennifer Perry

For the 11th year, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has opened its doors to local theatres to showcase works still in development to the general public at its ‘Page-to-Stage’ Festival. Over the long Labor Day weekend, local theatregoers can get a first glimpse at plays that will get full productions at well-established […]

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Jared (Adi Stein) emphatically claims to Joyce (MaryBeth Wise) and Phyllis (Susan Lynskey) that he is not “retarded” and that he does not have Aspbergers. Photo by C. Stanley Photgraphy.

‘Body Awareness’ at Theater J by Anne Tsang

Theater J is starting its 2012-2013 “This is Who We Are” season with the captivating, poignant, and humorous Body Awareness by Annie Baker. Body Awareness, directed by Eleanor Holdridge, is set in the fictional Vermont town of Shirley and revolves around the non-traditional family formed by Phyllis (Susan Lynskey), a psychology professor at Shirley State […]

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