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Review: Mark Christopher Lawrence at the DC Comedy Loft

Mark Christopher Lawrence is a comedian of myriad talents. Appearing at the Bier Baron Tavern’s Comedy Loft, Mr. Lawrence commanded the stage with an...

WNO’s ‘Tosca’ Serves Up Classic Opera Comfort Food Done Right

The Washington National Opera’s (WNO) fine opening night performance of Puccini’s Tosca provided an opportunity for catharsis and reflection, two things our overwrought city needs...

Review: ‘Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical’ at The National...

Spectacular. Amazing. Unforgettable. Pride & Joy is a musical that tells the little known love story of Anna Gordy Gaye (January 28, 1922 -...
Roz White as Alberta 'Pearl' Johnson and Susan Galbraith as Susannah Mullaly in 'Black Pearl Sings!' at the Alliance for New Music-Theatre. Photo by Thom Goertel.

Theater and Policy Salon To Host Conversation with Alliance for New...

The post-show Salon conversation, in partnership with the Alliance for New Music-Theatre, will take place on Saturday, May 4, at the Spooky Action Theater...
James J. Johnson and Jeremy Hunter in 'Les Deux Noirs.' Photo by Stan Barouh.

Review: ‘Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son’...

In Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son, Playwright Psalmayene 24, Director Raymond O. Caldwell, and Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth...

Review: ‘Beckett Trio, Part 2’ by Scena Theatre

Ready for your Samuel Beckett fix? A fix for the lesser-known, very short-form works by the winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature?...

Interview: JaBen Early in Arena Stage’s ‘Junk’

JaBen Early is a Washingtonian through and through. His father worked at the Smithsonian, and his mother was a teacher in DC. He went...
Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran at the March 30, 2019 Carnegie Hall performance of 'Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration.' Photo by Fadi Kheir.

‘Two Wings’ Celebrates the Music of Black America in Migration

“Pick a chord and I’ll be there,” Alicia Hall Moran told husband Jason Moran from the stage of a packed performance hall at Georgetown...
Cellist Amanda Gookin performing in the Dupont Underground as part of the Kennedy Center Direct Current Festival on March 29. Photo by Anu Dev.

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Kennedy Center’s Direct Current Festival

Amanda Gookin is a cellist, a founding member of the acclaimed music group PUBLIQuartet, and, since 2015, the founder of the Forward Music Project,...

Folger Shakespeare Library Celebrates Shakespeare’s Birthday with Annual Open House Celebration

The Folger Shakespeare Library will host its annual open house and Shakespeare birthday celebration on Sunday, April 14 beginning at 12 pm. This free,...

Washington Bach Consort’s Noontime Cantata Series: A DC Tradition in the...

For thirty years, the Washington Bach Consort has offered its Noontime Cantata Series to Washingtonians seeking a free musical escape in the middle of...

Playwright Michael Hollinger to Visit Quotidian Theatre for ‘Ghost-Writer’ Talkback

Quotidian Theatre Company will have VIP guests, "Ghost-Writer" playwright Michael Hollinger and his wife, Megan Bellwoar (who originated the role of Myra), in house...

Director and Playwright Psalmayene 24 Discusses ‘Native Son’ and ‘Les Deux...

DC Metro Theater Arts caught up with Director and Playwright Psalmayene 24 to discuss Native Son and Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of...

The Kennedy Center Announces Its 2019-2020 Theater Season

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2019–2020 theater season, with more than 15 productions from New York, London,...

Review: ‘Into the Woods’ at Ford’s Theatre

I have loved Sondheim’s Into the Woods since seeing its original Broadway production. Three decades on, Ford’s Theatre’s current version carries the tradition forward...
Axandre Oge (Sorin) and Aron Spellane (Konstantin) in 'The Seagull.' Photo by Ted Johnson.

Review: ‘The Seagull’ at The Wheel Theatre Company

An aspiring playwright and son loves an aspiring actress and ingenue. A famous actress and mother loves a famous writer and inconstant. Life doesn’t...
Igor Golovatenko makes his US debut as Eugene Onegin in WNO's production. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Review: ‘Eugene Onegin’ at Washington National Opera

Of all the grand tear-jerkers, those epic romances that make you want to tear your heart out and roast it on the barbecue, Tchaikovsky’s...

Ford’s Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season

  Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the upcoming 2019-2020 theatrical season will include the following: August Wilson’s Fences Featuring Craig Wallace and Erika Rose A...
Chris Stinson, Nahm Darr, and Julie M in 'Among the Dead' at Spooky Action Theatre. Photo by Tony Hitchcock.

Review: ‘Among the Dead’ at Spooky Action Theatre

Hansol Jung is an imaginative young playwright whose work focuses on feeling perpetually uprooted. Born in Jeonju, South Korea, she moved with her family...

Review: ‘The Music Man’ at the Kennedy Center

We’ve got trouble, right here in the Capital City. That might be true - mind-numbingly true - but it’s not at the Kennedy Center...

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