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Synetic Theater’s much-anticipated ‘The Decameron’ is now online

Paused a month ago out of respect for Black Lives Matter protests, Synetic Theatre's much-anticipated original series The Decameron is back on the virtual...

Alden Theatre’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ offers family-friendly joy

The ever nimble Alden in McLean has developed a unique way to provide theatrical entertainment in this era of COVID-19. With indoor live theater...

DMV theaters take a knee and take a stand

Beyond mourning and outrage, these DC Metro performing arts institutions have gone on the record with commitments to make a difference and be accountable....

ARTSFAIRFAX announces $100,000 emergency COVID-19 grants program

ARTSFAIRFAX today announced $100,000 in available funding through the newly created Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program. Funding will provide critical support to Fairfax...

Signature Theatre postpones ‘Mamma Mia!’ at The Anthem until 2021

Mamma Mia! at The Anthem DC will not run June 25 – July 5, 2020 as previously scheduled. Signature Theatre has worked with our...

‘Henry IV, Parts I and II’ were stellar at American Shakespeare...

The Shakespeare scene in and near Washington, DC, in the months prior to the virus’s intervention, was truly rich in character and ideas; so...

‘A King and No King’ was a goodly one at American...

Looking back on the last few months, each of us has our “Shoulda seen it/Shoulda been there” moments, events that we would have given...

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ at The American Shakespeare Center strikes a...

"It's need that makes all the trouble" says (ex-) preacher Jim Casy in John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. That, in a nutshell, is the...

The American Shakespeare Center’s streaming ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a...

Yes, it’s a drag to have to stay at home instead of seeing our favorite performers live—but then again, after a little adjustment, it’s...

1st Stage announces dynamic 2020–2021 season

1st Stage, a vibrant professional company in Tysons, Virginia, recently announced their dynamic 2020-2021 season. This 13-year-old organization has grown from a grassroots collective...

Pipeline Playwrights to stream free plays in progress

Pipeline Playwrights, a Northern Virginia–based collective of women playwrights, presents its first set of online offerings, Playwrights at Work! starting on April 20, 2020....

Hexagon’s ‘One State Two State Red State Blue State’: A chuckle...

News got you nervous? Quaking over coronavirus? Morose about the stock market? Fed up with the Fed? Sick of the swamp? And yet, do...

Music of The Go-Go’s powers Monumental Theatre’s ‘Head Over Heels’

Monumental Theatre is providing DC-area audiences with a first look at the jukebox musical comedy Head Over Heels. The production features nearly two dozen...

Avant Bard’s finely-tuned ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ keeps the audience on its...

Let us never forget that Tennessee Williams, for all his genius with poetic language, was one of the most fearless, gut-wrenchingly honest playwrights of...

The room where it happens: ‘Henry IV, Part 2’ at Brave...

The HBO hit Succession centers around a wealthy media family reportedly based on the Rupert Murdoch dynasty. Its central dilemma: who will succeed the...

‘Cinderella’ (La Cenerentola): Well-sung Rossini at Virginia Opera

Spoiler alert: Cinderella and the Prince live happily ever after. Of course, since Virginia Opera, like all opera companies of any size, prints a...

Visionary Bill T. Jones creates a community in ‘What Problem?’ at...

Known internationally as a visionary man of the theater, Bill T. Jones has built a reputation over the past 38 years for his ability...

In uproarious ‘Airness’ at 1st Stage, 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...

Avant Bard Theatre Announces ‘Scripts in Play: Season 30’

Launching its 30th-anniversary season, Avant Bard Theatre announces Scripts In Play: Season 30—featuring a special presentation of Happenstance Theater’s BrouHaHa December 6 to 8, 2019,...

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...