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‘A dream for me’: Ashley Bruce on playing Mary Delgado in...

While the Tony Award-winning musical is called Jersey Boys, let’s not forget that so many of the Billboard chart-toppers performed in the show are...

Not your father’s ‘Fiddler’ – The latest Broadway tour of ‘Fiddler...

When Fiddler on the Roof opens at the National Theatre next week, the village of Anatevka—the fictional setting for one of the most successful...

‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!’ Pigeon and Driver tell...

Oh, that pigeon! Always causing trouble. He never wants to take a bath. He stays up past his bedtime. And now he wants to...

Playwright Lauren Gunderson had one stipulation when reworking ‘Peter Pan.’ The...

When Gunderson agreed to rework 'Peter Pan' for Shakespeare Theatre Company, she had one stipulation: the sexism and racism had to go.

BSO performs US premiere of Lera Auerbach’s ‘Eve’s Lament – O...

Now that this summer’s drama surrounding the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s financial woes has quieted, at least for now, we can focus on the significant...

Reflections on a terrifying role: Susan Rome talks about ‘becoming’ Louise...

When Susan Rome bats her eyelashes—as she often does in Edward Albee’s Occupant, now at Theater J—she becomes Louise Nevelson, the iconic sculptor whose...

The bad romance at the heart of Studio Theatre’s ‘White Pearl’

Anchuli Felicia King’s White Pearl is a hilarious, fast-paced satire set in the Singapore office of a cosmetics startup called Clearday that sells skin-whitening...

Virginia Opera opens “From Screen to Stage” series with ‘Il Postino’...

The sensuality and passion of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, diplomat, and politician, Pablo Neruda has become the bones for a contemporary opera, Il Postino...

BSU Theatre reenvisions ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ with artists of color

What does it mean to re-vision a popular musical with theatre artists of color? Students at Bowie State University have set out to do...

The Welders’ Annalisa Dias on ‘HEARTSPACE’ and responding to impending and...

The Welders, a self-described artists' collective, burst upon the DMV theatrical landscape in the summer of 2013 with a mission to establish an evolving,...

A teen of many talents: Ethan Van Slyke of Arena Stage’s...

Think back to when you were in high school. You went to classes all day and came home and did homework, right? And maybe...

Vocal ensemble Cantus explores human connection in the Digital Age with...

“I realized the thing I missed most in my process was people,” American composer Libby Larsen told me recently. She was speaking about her...

Stage managers work long hours for rich rewards

Being a stage manager of a theater production brings challenging, yet too often unheralded responsibilities that begin long before an audience steps into a...

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...

“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 American Soldier’ to illuminate the impact of military service at...

Next week, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage will present a performance keyed to Veteran’s Day--The American Soldier, conceived, written and performed by Douglas Taurel....

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Simon Godwin on conscience in ‘Everybody’ and himself

On the day after opening night of Everybody, the first show in Simon Godwin’s much-heralded first season as artistic director of Shakespeare Theatre Company,...

‘Protest/Vaněk Unleashed’ heads underground in upcoming Alliance for New Music-Theatre production

In partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic's Mutual Inspirations Festival, and in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution, the...

Strathmore: Growing a vibrant arts community that welcomes everyone

As DC-area demographics have evolved over the recent decades, so have the missions of some of the area’s nimble performing arts venues so that...

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