Author Archive | Nicole Hertvik

Laura Osnes. Photo courtesy of Strathmore.

Review: ‘Michael Feinstein Presents Laura Osnes’ at AMP by Strathmore

DC-based Broadway lovers rejoice: Michael Feinstein, reigning king of the Great American Songbook, is bringing his signature cabaret-style show to the DC region. Feinstein has partnered with Strathmore to curate a series of one-night performances by some of Broadway’s rising stars. The series kicked off this week with a performance by two-time Tony Award nominee […]

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In Their Own Words: Helen Hayes Nominees React to 2018 Nomination News

The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards nominations were announced last night at a festive and familial reception from Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre. As the night began, aspiring nominees, Helen Hayes judges, and theater professionals milled around the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre for an hour of hors-d’oeuvres and camaraderie. TheatreWashington President Amy Austin then […]

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Justin Trawick. Photo by Lauren LeMunyan.

No Side Hustle Necessary: Justin Trawick on Life as a Working Musician and His Pearl Street Warehouse Album-Release Concert

Washington, D.C.-based musician Justin Trawick’s career can be traced back to the day he found a guitar under the steps of his parents’ pre-Civil War Virginia home. “Neither of my parents were musicians, but sometime in college, my dad bought a guitar and played it maybe three times. Probably to impress women,” he laughed. By […]

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Tonight: WATCH Awards Nominees To Be Announced on DC Metro Theater Arts at 9:00 PM Following Ceremony at Birchmere

The 18th annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (The WATCH Awards) nominees will be announced tonight at 7:30 PM at a ceremony taking place at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. DC Metro Theater Arts will publish the list of nominees tonight at 9:00 PM following the ceremony. Twenty-seven community theater companies in the DC metro […]

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Who’s in Town?: ‘The Piano Guys’ Performing at The National Theatre December 13th through 16th

The Piano Guys might just be one of the 21st century’s most notable social media success stories. Now a successful musical group known for their lush videos of classical and contemporary compositions set in exotic locales, their success originated with a social media campaign intended to help Paul Anderson attract more customers to his Utah […]

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Ed Gero. Photo courtesy of Arena Stage.

News: This Monday Don’t Miss ‘Holidays, Hearts, and Home,’ a One-Night Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico at Arena Stage Starring Ed Gero and Natascia Diaz

This Monday, December 11th, a one-night-only concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria entitled Holidays, Hearts, and Home brings a not-to-be-missed roster of whos-who performers to Arena Stage. Hosted by four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Ed Gero and featuring a lineup of talent including Natascia Diaz, Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan, Holidays, Hearts, and Home was conceived, […]

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News: Capital Fringe Announces Venue Change and Application Details for the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Capital Fringe Festival. Those wishing to participate in the festival can apply from now through January 16th, 2018. The 2018 Capital Fringe Festival will take place from July 7th to 29th, 2018. Yesterday, Capital Fringe announced a venue change for the 2018 festival. After being headquartered in […]

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Who’s in Town?: Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo to Perform at the Kennedy Center This Saturday, November 4th, 2017

In my mind, Cynthia Erivo’s name is synonymous with strength and confidence. But it’s not just me. “Diva,” “lion,” and “dragon slayer” are just a few of the ways people have described her since she burst onto the US theater scene in 2015 with The Color Purple. A brief recap for those who don’t follow these […]

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Kyle Selig. Photo courtesy of Mean Girls.

Interview: ‘Mean Girls’ Star Kyle Selig Discusses Playing Aaron Samuels in the Broadway-Bound National Theatre Premiere

Broadway veteran Kyle Selig is no stranger to the role of teen heartthrob. “I was Prom King in high school,” he sheepishly admits, “but it is very important to us in Mean Girls that my character be more than just a two-dimensional pretty boy.” “My high school was all backwards because it was a performing […]

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