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Review: ‘The Heiress’ at Arena Stage

Women are on the move today. A US Congress reflects the voices of women as never before. #MeToo movements everywhere are fighting the forces...

Review: ‘Richard the Third’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Did ever a villain so enjoy his murderously evil ways as Shakespeare’s Richard III? In the Shakespeare Theatre’s production, Matthew Rauch’s Richard teaches a...

‘Nell Gwynn:’ A London Hit Brings Laughter, Love (and a Few...

Nell Gwynn - as brash and bawdy as a play could be - has arrived on Capitol Hill. And what a triumph it is! The...

Studio Theatre To Close Its Acting Conservatory

Raise your hand if you studied at Studio Theatre’s Acting Conservatory? For the 10,000 plus performers whose careers started at Studio’s 43-year-old conservatory, the news...

Review: ‘Reykjavík’ by Rorschach Theatre

The Reykjavík conjured up in Steve Yockey's new play Reykjavík is not the family-friendly destination the Iceland tourist bureau might try to sell you....

News: Simon Godwin Announces His Debut Season for Shakespeare Theatre Company

Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2019-2020 Season. Godwin’s debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create “high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre.” Godwin states,...

Review: ‘Huckleberry Finn’s Big River’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

The excellence of this world premiere of Huckleberry Finn’s Big River ensures that it will become a family theater classic. Not only are the...

Review: ‘The Old Man, the Youth, and the Sea’ at GALA...

As the clouds have gathered over the past two years, we have witnessed the coarsening of our politics as one party promotes an increasingly...

Review: ‘Once’ at Olney Theatre Center

If you’ve never heard of the musical Once, written by Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, you aren’t...

Review: ‘Nell Gwynn’ at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre

Nell Gwynn (1650-1687) was not only one of the most talented actresses in Restoration Theatre, but also one of the most beloved. That was...

Not Just ‘Dead White Guys’: Kennedy Center Artistic Directors Defend 2019-2020...

The Kennedy Center’s artistic directorial staff defended their calculus for choosing their collective 2019-2020 classical-music season during a media briefing and panel discussion earlier...

Review: ‘BLKS’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

BLKS is gonna be a blockbuster. Let's get that out of the way. BLKS is a rapid-fire, laugh-out-loud comedy about a quartet of twenty-something...

Review: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ at Synetic Theater

Edmond Rostand’s tale of a consummate wordsmith achieves profound new eloquence in Synetic Theater’s wordless production of Cyrano de Bergerac. As they have done...

In the Moment: Impressions on STC’s ‘Richard the Third’

Complex villains are irresistible on stage and screen. They can be so magnetic. Their restlessness and shadings of evil keep my brain’s neurons firing....

Review: ‘The Music Man’ at the Kennedy Center

We’ve got trouble, right here in the Capital City. That might be true - mind-numbingly true - but it’s not at the Kennedy Center...

Review: ‘SHAME 2.0 (With Comments From the Populace)’ at Mosaic Theater...

"You have to be a good Arab," says Morad Hassan of the stigma he faces trying to have a career as an Arab actor...

Review: ‘The Master and Margarita’ at Constellation Theatre

The devil figure masquerading as Woland, the professor of black magic, in Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita loathes skeptics, so much so that...

Review: ‘Everything is Wonderful’ at Everyman Theatre

Having helmed last season’s widely-acclaimed The Book of Joseph, Everyman Theatre Associate Artistic Director Noah Himmelstein has returned to the director’s chair for Everyman’s...

Magic Time!: ‘The Brothers Size’ at 1st Stage

"You fucked up! You fucked up! You fucked up!" rails the older brother, berating the younger. "You fucked up! You fucked up! You fucked...

2019 Helen Hayes Nominations Are Announced

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theater excellence on stages across the Washington area, theater artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National...