Interviews and Features

Dangereuse: An interview with Nigel Rowe, a cabaret star as Ariel...

IN Series’ Stormy Weather, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, features the music of Billie Holiday and a stunning cabaret performance by Nigel Rowe as...

New revision of Broadway musical ‘Rags’ is a timely story of...

Something's coming: an exclusive opportunity to take in an award-winning creative team’s new adaptation of Rags, a hidden away musical gem.  If you are not...

Mischief and depth: Professor Gerald C. Wood on Conor McPherson and...

Gerald C. Wood is an author and expert on the brilliant Irish playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson. Wood is Professor and Chair of English...

Rorschach Theatre remounts and reimagines ‘She Kills Monsters’ at the Atlas

A much-needed rabbit hole to explore is opening in the DMV. Let us rejoice. It is the return of She Kills Monsters some five years...

A musical job unlike any other: A talk with Angel Gil-Ordóñez...

Correctly predicting what kind of serious art music would and would not be presented on American concert stages in 2019 would have fooled –...

LA Theatre Works’ ‘SEVEN’ will explore social injustice through documentary theater...

LA Theatre Works is bringing its distinctive radio style, live theater to the DMV with a production of SEVEN. A documentary theater play, SEVEN...

Appropriate or Appropriation? PostClassical Ensemble and The Lakota Music Project Frames...

If this summer’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra labor dispute underscored that remonstrating over the sustainability of American symphony orchestras is pointless if we don’t clarify...

‘My Barking Dog’ Explores Wildness and Uncertainty at Caos on F

Building on its mission to produce “exciting yet profound theatre in greater Washington, DC” The Edge of the Universe Players 2 is presenting My...

Magic Time!: Natsu Onoda Power crafts a Tennessee Williams puppet show

Sitting in the front row in a child-size chair, I watched a puppet show based improbably on a play by Tennessee Williams. The occasion...

First look at the fierce performers of ‘School Girls; Or, The...

DC Metro Theater Arts spent a day at rehearsal with the cast of Round House Theatre Company's season opener: School Girls; Or, The African...

Magic Time!: Maria Manuela Goyanes on ‘Fairview,’ race, and what’s next...

I saw Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview opening night at Woolly, and I cannot stop thinking about its originality—not only in form but in intent....

In the Moment: Peter’s Alley Theatre moves to The Writer’s Center...

Peter's Alley Theatre has moved its base of performances to The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Founded in 2012 by Aly B. Ettman, Peter’s Alley...

Feature: Good news, bad news and coming attractions at 4615 Theatre

First, the bad news. Enron, the farcical, scary and all-but-unbelievable romp through the biggest fraud in corporate history, has closed. The good news is that...

Ruben Santiago-Hudson on Directing August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’

Perhaps it is his distinctive voice or the fact that he has been called the “best storyteller of his generation” that makes Ruben Santiago-Hudson...

‘Fabulation’ Brings a Tale of Comic (and Cosmic) Comeuppance to Mosaic...

Although it sounds serious on the surface, Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, is one of the funniest plays ever to grace...

Casting Director Kelly Crandall d’Amboise on Signature Theatre’s ‘Assassins’

The splendid, bone-chilling darkness of Signature Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins is lifted into reality by a most unexpected source: a 10-year-old character...

Ray Anthony Thomas Discusses August Wilson and Playing Turnbo in ‘Jitney’...

He has had major stage roles in everything from The Crucible to Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow. He has appeared in films as...

Providence Players’ Julie Janson Previews Pop-Up Production of ‘Bobby Gould in...

With the success of their first pop-up theatrical venture, the Providence Players of Fairfax are ready for a second pop-up production. This time the...

Vocalists Add a Narrative Twist to Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta is a rush of energy and hand-over-mouth gulps of emotions. Currently decamped in Fairfax County, a quick saunter from the raised...

Magic Time!: A Love Letter to ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

When Dear Evan Hansen debuted at Arena Stage four years ago, I was so moved by the show I wrote it a love letter,...

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