Interviews and Features

Five Questions for PUBLIQuartet

PUBLIQuartet is not a typical string quartet. Violinists Curtis Stewart and Jannina Norpoth, violist Nick Revel, and cellist Amanda Gookin make up this unique...

Michael Bobbitt’s ‘Aida’ Mixes Grandeur and Intimacy at Constellation

Michael Bobbitt gets around. This master-of-all-trades, whose adaptation of Aida is now playing to sold-out audiences at Constellation Theatre, has danced, directed and choreographed his...

Magic Time!: Actor Michael Kevin Darnall Opens Up About Being Open...

When Michael Kevin Darnall plays a character who is the focus of a long scene and we can watch every nuance and shading of...

Choreographer Cathy Marston Talks Kennedy Center Debut With San Francisco Ballet

In San Francisco, the Unbound Festival included twelve choreographers and was a massive undertaking filled with phenomenal risks, tremendous creative freedom and the excitement...

Interview: San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson Brings ‘Unbound’ to...

In San Francisco, the Unbound Festival included 12 choreographers and was a massive undertaking filled with phenomenal risks, tremendous creative freedom and the excitement...

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Is ‘Beetlejuice’ a ‘Perfect’ Musical?

Beetlejuice opens at the National Theatre this month, featuring the work of a tightknit team of American theater professionals - and one Australian that none...

Local Lute Player Ronn McFarlane Brings Medieval Instrument to Modern Audiences

When asked to picture a lute, the average 21st-century music fan might envision an illustration from a medieval illuminated manuscript, depicting someone in tights,...

Rick Foucheux Returns to Quotidian: Retired Acting Legend Presents Backstage Comedy...

When Rick Foucheux, the award-winning actor whose work has dazzled DC audiences for 35 years, decided to retire last year, it wasn’t because he...

‘Perhaps He’s a Prodigy.’ How Walter ‘Bobby’ McCoy Went from High...

Many students use their high school musical to dip their toes into the theater world. Walter “Bobby” McCoy, used it to launch himself into the deep...

Interview: Composer and Lyricist Michael Dansicker on ‘The Comedy of Errors’

With the addition of original music from composer/lyricist Michael Dansicker, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) The Comedy of Errors is abandonment into farce. Whatever may...

Baltimore Concert Opera Delivers Glamour, Grandeur and Stunning Performances at Unique...

From the time you enter the historic Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, also known as the Engineers Club, you feel as though you have taken a step...

Kelsey Hunt Dresses the Stars in Ford’s Frothy Revival of ‘Born...

“Born Yesterday is a winner.” Those are the words of my colleague, David Siegel,  whose review of the gloriously effervescent comedy that just opened at...

Interview: Circus Artists Hannah Robinson and Sarah Kathleen Hluchan on TSNY-DC’s...

What makes a circus act great is it looks humanly impossible. Yet, Trapeze School New York (TSNY) Washington DC regularly trains students to do...

A Storyteller at the Steinway

If you hear shouts of “bravo” at the Kennedy Center this week, there’s a good chance they’re not coming from the Opera House. That’s...

Who Was Sir William Davenant and What Did He Do to...

If you want to get yourself in the mood for the Folger Theatre’s current hit production of Macbeth – a famous adaptation from the...

Timothy Douglas: The Voice Behind ‘Small Mouth Sounds’ at Round House...

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a disembodied voice floating above the seats at the Round House Theatre this month. The voice belongs to Timothy...

They Are Bach! Washington Bach Consort Announces Their New Artistic Director...

After a dramatic auditioning process that lasted the entirety of their 40th season, Washington Bach Consort has selected their new Artistic Director. The premiere...

A New Dynasty Commands the Stage in the Folger Theatre’s ‘Macbeth’

“The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.” Those words—spoken by 10-year-old Owen Peakes in the Folger Theatre’s startling new production of Macbeth—send...

Natalie Graves Tucker: Theatre Week Kickoff Emcee and All Around Superwoman...

Natalie Graves Tucker is so many things to so many people that we might need to add "superwoman" to her resume: actor, mom, marketing...

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