Author Archive | Nicole Hertvik

DC Metro Theater Arts Founder Joel Markowitz is remembered during the In Memoriam section of the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards. Photo by Mukul Ranjan Photography.

Remembering Joel Markowitz on His Birthday

We at DC Metro Theater Arts are taking time today to remember Founder and Editor Joel Markowitz on what would have been his 61st birthday. Joel remains in our hearts every day as we strive to keep his legacy alive through our work with DC Metro Theater Arts, the publication that he created and built […]

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Photo highlights from the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards!

The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards gave the DC theater community a chance to relax, recharge and reflect on a great year of theater. Two productions of In the Heights dominated the evening, with GALA Hispanic Theatre’s production taking home nine awards, including Outstanding Production in a Musical – Helen. Olney Theatre Center’s joint production with […]

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Review: Young Artists of America Presents ‘Ragtime in Concert’

Young Artists of America and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore joined forces to present a concert version of Ragtime last Sunday, April 15th. The performance, which took place in the acoustically rich Music Center at Strathmore, highlighted the skills of 285 young performers who displayed maturity beyond their years in tackling both the […]

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Review: ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ at Ovations Theatre

Ovations Theatre closed out their 2017-2018 junior season with a rousing and colorful production of The Little Mermaid, Jr. Featuring truly impressive set design and sparkling costumes, the Ovations team put together a production that dazzled younger members of the audience. This abbreviated version of the 2007 musical featuring songs by Alan Menken and lyrics […]

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Playwright Brittany Alyse . Photo by Bekah Ciliax.

‘Use All Available Doors’: A Conversation with Brittany Alyse Willis and Toni Rae Salmi

Pinky Swear Productions’ latest offering, Use All Available Doors, will open at the Dupont Underground this weekend. The popular DC arts and culture space in a subterranean trolley station is the perfect setting for a show that tells the story of a soon-to-be decommissioned WMATA train car, a grieving train operator re-evaluating her life’s path, and a […]

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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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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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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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