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Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ entertains from start to...

Once again, Olney Theatre Center (OTC) has put on a tap-happy show. This time it’s Singin’ in the Rain, where the audience hums the...

In uproarious ‘Airness’ at Keegan Theatre, the rock ‘n’ roll is...

In the competitive national and international air guitar scene, contestants vie for championships and prizes by pretending to play (or "shred") imaginary guitars to...

21 best bets for holiday entertainment in and around DC!

The winter holidays are a great time to see a live performance, so here is our list of best bets in holiday entertainment in...

In Edward Albee’s first-rate ‘Occupant’ at Theater J, a gutsy woman...

"True if interesting" is Louise Nevelson's byword in Occupant, Edward Albee's witty and wise bioplay about the famous sculptor. She was quite the character....

Studio Theatre’s ‘White Pearl’ tackles globalization and intra-Asian racism with acerbic...

If you attend Studio Theatre's current production of the brilliantly acerbic White Pearl and feel in the first ten minutes that you're not sure...

Signature’s ‘A Chorus Line’ proves musicals can evolve in the right...

“A Chorus Line is still one of those musicals you will sing about to your grandchildren," wrote theater and dance critic Clive Barnes in...

‘Agnes of God’ at Factory 449 glories in a trinity of...

Following on Factory 449's electrifying production two years ago of Lela & Co.—which earned Helen Hayes Awards for both its director (Rick Hammerly) and...

Uplifting ‘Veils’ at Restoration Stage honors Black women in mourning

Four African American women address the audience as if speaking to a department store clerk. Each is shopping for a dress—a dress, they stress,...

Exploding the canon: Inside the IN Series opera company’s “radical” practice 

Now into his second year leading IN Series, the itinerant company based at the Source Theater, artistic director Timothy Nelson has not been shy...

Variations on villainy in the Folger Theatre’s ‘Amadeus’

Villainy takes many forms. And Ian Merrill Peakes - now plotting revenge against a gifted rival in the Folger Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Amadeus...

Signature Theatre’s “A Chorus Line” is a singular sensation

In the theater world, a performer who is a true triple threat - one with the ability to perform at the highest levels as...

“All I had to do was listen”: Playwright Norman Yeung rethinks...

By Norman Yeung That Theory has gained urgency and relevance since I wrote the first draft in 2009 is uncanny and alarming. Over ten years...

‘The Willard Suitcases’ unpacks the re-imagined voices of psychiatric patients at...

First, dear reader, a confession—for which I fully expect to be pilloried, drawn and quartered, then maybe burned at the stake:  I’m not a...

Rainbow Theatre Project’s ‘Blue Camp’ shows its lavender heart

This world premiere comic drama about gays in the military takes us back to July and August of 1964 when LBJ was ordering American...

‘E2’ – Whipping up a royal froth of glitz and tragedy...

At Rep Stage in Howard County, Bob Bartlett’s new play E2 certainly proves it can make a head-turning entrance. This bold and sensuous take...

Haunting world premiere by Ally Theatre Company of ‘Dhana and the...

The email popped into my box from my editor. To paraphrase: “Is it too far for you to go cover Ally Theatre’s new theatre...

On tour in DC with ‘What to Send Up When It...

Editor's note: Woolly Mammoth Theatre, in conjunction with its staging of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview, has brought to DC a show produced by the...

Mosaic’s brazenly brainy ‘Theory’ is both a treatise and a treat...

Academia has inspired several thematically penetrating plays featuring female protagonists—the two teachers falsely accused of being lesbian lovers, for instance, in Lillian Hellman's 1934...

Mosaic’s ‘Theory:’ an embodiment of ‘wokeness’ besieged

Canadian playwright Norman Yeung’s Theory, in its American premiere at Mosaic Theater, seeks to be, in the words of Mosaic’s press release, “a hot...

Hometown hero Dave Chappelle honored with the Mark Twain Prize for...

On Sunday night Dave Chappelle experienced the most epic of homecomings as the DC native received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at...

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