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Magic Time! ‘The Critic & The Real Inspector Hound’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

I just love it when theater laughs at itself. Who can forget the clockwork guffaws of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, or Shakespeare’s enchanting send-up...

Review: ‘The Critic’ & ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

The theatre critic might well be the focus of the satiric lampoon, now on stage at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh Theatre, but it is...

A critic at play

During the past seven-odd years that I've contributed to DC Metro Theater Arts, I've written about upwards of 600 shows—sometimes as the designated reviewer...

A Zoom critic takes a hard look at a BIPOC roundtable from Transformation Theatre

I want to carve out a new niche in the Bold New World of virtual online arts meetings. I want to become a Zoom...

Honorees for the 70th Anniversary Outer Critics Circle Awards of 2020

In a video feed this afternoon featuring presentations by past award recipients Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Bryan Cranston, Kristin Chenoweth, and Patrick Stewart, The...

Changes for 2020 in the Outer Critics Circle Awards

Because of the current pandemic and the resultant shutdown of live public performances in New York beginning on March 12, the leadership of the...

And the 2020 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards go to . . .

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle announced the winners of its 85th annual theater awards today at 10 am, with selections in two categories...

New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for 2020 to be announced on April 16

The New York Drama Critics’ Circle, founded in 1935, has been presenting its annual award for the Best New Play of the season since...

Magic Time!: ‘O Monsters’ at Capital Fringe and the Limits of Criticism

I went to see O Monsters, the radically abstract production created by Philadelphia’s New Paradise Laboratories, now playing in the Kogod Cradle at Arena...

Interview: Musical Improv Duo Tara and Rance Discuss their Critically-acclaimed Show ‘HERE’ Coming to...

Veteran Chicago improvisers Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto have traveled together to 20 countries and more than 50 U.S. cities to perform their improvised...

In the Moment: American Theatre Critics Association Stops in Philly

In the past 25 years or so the theater scene in nearby Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city, has blossomed into 50-plus stage companies that...

‘The Pavilion’ at Critical Point Theatre at DC Arts Center by Max Johnson

The Pavilion by Craig Wright is a uniquely self-aware piece. But even as the script constantly reminds the audience that they are in fact...

DCMTA’s Sydney-Chanele Dawkins Interviewed by Jacqueline E. Lawton in “Women Theatre Critics of D.C”

DCMetroTheaterArts' reviewer Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, who recently interviewed Playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton in a 3-Part Series on DCMTA, was interviewed by Jacqueline E., and the...

‘A Couple of Critical Importance’: Rich and Judy Massabny by Barbara Ruben of The...

When I attend press nights at the theatre, I am guaranteed that Rich Massabny and his wife Judy will come up to me and...

An Appreciation of Post Dance Critic Alan M. Kriegsman by Carolyn Kelemen

Each ballet season at the Kennedy Center Opera House, dancers flock to see the company chosen for the opening program. This year, the Mariinsky (a.k.a....

Freestyle Love Supreme Academy begins its winter sessions for kids this weekend

Created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale in 2004, the critically acclaimed improv troupe Freestyle Love Supreme - famed for its successful...

Atlantic Theater Company’s ‘African Caribbean MixFest’ launches next week

Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company - committed to connecting with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives - returns next...

Special shows to stream this week

As the holidays approach, the internet is lighting up with a selection of special shows to stream this week. Among them are a medievalizing...

Jefferson Mays in ‘A Christmas Carol Live’ is the perfect Christmas present

Charles Dickens’ classic novella of 1843, A Christmas Carol, has remained a beloved time-honored tradition of the holiday season since the Victorian era, with...

Update: Shakespeare Theatre Company delays ‘Blindness’ due to DC rules

Shakespeare Theatre Company is postponing the sound installation Blindness, originally  scheduled to run at Sidney Harman Hall December 8 to 27, 2020. STC was recently...