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In The Moment: ‘Image China: Xuanxang’s Pilgrimage’ Makes U.S. Premiere at...

A far-reaching cultural exchange production from China by the China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA) is making its United States premiere at The Kennedy Center....

Local Favorite Margo Seibert Comes Home for Signature Theatre Concert

Fans of Margo Seibert - the Broadway star of Rocky and In Transit - may face some unusual competition for tickets to her upcoming...

Dante’ Pope Is Center Stage in Strathmore’s Artist in Residency Program

Raheem Devaughn. Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Erykah Badu: Soul vocalist and Strathmore Artist in Residence Dante’ Pope has performed or shared...

Past Is Prologue in New Musical About Suffragists

When Nancy Pelosi accepted the gavel as Speaker of the House last week, she expressed pride at presiding over Congress during the 100th anniversary...

American Opera Is Becoming Its Own Genre and It’s Happening Here...

Opera in America has had the stink of death upon it for some time now. Lavish productions of period piece love stories and power...

David Lowery of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven Is Not Afraid...

Musician David Lowery is a fascinating mix of contradictions. The co-founder of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven is a learned college math professor and...

Is God Dead? Or Just Depressed, Lonely and Fed Up With...

The verdict is in. God is not dead. And rumors of his death, to paraphrase Mark Twain, have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the...

Neil Goldberg: A Most Wonderful Conversation with the Man Behind Cirque...

This holiday season, New York City isn’t the only town with a seasonal spectacular. Cirque Dreams is bringing you the 11th season of Holidaze –...

Vocalist Vuyo Sotashe with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis

South African jazz singer Vuyo Sotashe returns to Strathmore this week on December 14 and 15 to perform holiday standards with the Jazz at...

‘From Here to There’: Reston’s Elizabeth Bishop Shares Her Musical Journey...

A perfect fit for a convivial concert on a winter’s night is coming to the acoustically rich Reston CenterStage. It is a cozy evening...

Soloman Howard: Southeast’s Operatic Superstar Reprises ‘The Lion, the Unicorn, and...

Growing up in Southeast DC, Soloman Howard had a godfather who saw to it that the young singer’s obvious basso gift did not languish...

‘Indecent’ at Arena: Victor Raider-Wexler Returns to Washington in the Role...

The role of Otto in Paula Vogel’s Indecent—the Tony Award-winning play at Arena Stage—is an actor’s dream. The play, about a Yiddish melodrama that scandalized...

Magic Time!: On Acting with a Conscience: A Q&A with Lianne...

The character Lianne Harvey plays in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls, Sheila Birling, really fascinated me. Sheila stands out as no ordinary ingenue. During the...

Interview: Jordan Friend Previews NextStop’s ‘A Kosher Christmas Cabaret’

Northern Virginia’s NextStop Theater has announced a very special cabaret event for the Holiday season. It is called A Kosher Christmas Cabaret. The performance...

Interview: Playwright Sonya Kelly on ‘How To Keep an Alien’ at...

Can love really cut through red tape and conquer all even when there are stringent immigration rules? D.C.-area audiences will find out in Solas...

An Interview with Jeffrey Higgins of ‘Jeffrey Higgins: A Deafening Sound’

Jeffrey Higgins: A Deafening Sound is an apt title for the anguish and turmoil that singer and pianist Jeffrey Higgins went through after being...

“I Never Expected to See a Shakespearean Lover Like Me”: An...

By Ezra Tozian Editor’s note: In Avant Bard’s production of Illyria, or What You Will—freely adapted from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell...

Trying to Fall Out of Love in a Laundromat: Playwright Bob...

With its title, The Accident Bear, and its performance location, a laundromat in Annapolis, I was most intrigued to learn more about local playwright...

In the Moment: Looking Forward to ‘A Night of Suffrage Theater’...

It has been 100 years since suffrage pickets began in front of the White House for women to have the legal ability to vote...

In the Moment: Sound Design Enriches ‘King John’ at The Folger...

Folger’s rendering of the seldom-produced King John is more than impressive Shakespearean rhetoric and the checking off on a bucket list of plays to...

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