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Fearless feminist dance takes the stage in Martha Graham Dance Company’s...

On the eve of the day we learned that we still can’t elect a woman as qualified as Elizabeth Warren president, the Martha Graham...

‘Bandstand’ at the National Theatre is a musical love letter to...

Bandstand, a heart-wrenching musical about a group of veterans returning home from World War II, with music by Richard Oberacker, and book and lyrics...

J’Nai Bridges’ debut in ‘Samson and Delilah’ is a dream come...

When J’Nai Bridges made her triumphant debut in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah Sunday night, it was the fulfillment of a dream. The young mezzo-soprano’s...

Washington National Opera stages a vocally stirring, visually arresting ‘Samson and...

Tales of wars, slaughters, betrayals, competing tribes and religions, and a few dominant women make the Book of Judges one of the more colorful...

Taffety Punk’s ‘suicide.chat.room’: A unique, haunting, and compelling dance play

Highly recommended. An unsettling dance play. The phrase “sorry you’re here” takes on new meaning. It is not typical for me to write “highly recommended”...

A formidable production of ‘The Wanderers’ at Theater J

“Isn't it OK to sometimes be selfish?” asks a character in Anna Ziegler’s cunningly devised The Wanderers. With Amber McGinnis’ discerning, sympathetic direction, Theater...

NSO: Noseda’s homecoming mints the ‘NSO sound’ in spectacular Mahler’s Fifth...

Even though being a classical music reviewer often feels like a gig too good to be true, I don’t recall ever forgetting my purpose...

James Baldwin’s ‘Amen Corner’ bears witness to the Beloved Community

Corners can be safe spaces for hiding. There’s comfort in corners because they’re out of sight and out of danger. In The Amen Corner,...

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble’s first American tour features Kennedy Center performance

The world is so full of intractable political and cultural issues, with deep chasms making understanding, let alone peace, seem so far away. But...

Despite killer performances, ‘Shipwreck’s’ political message falters

Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017, the new play by Anne Washburn in its US premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, summons the dread...

Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson in NSO Pops: Broadway and Beyond...

If your ideal Valentine’s date is cheerful, charming, and looks fantastic in formal wear, then get thee to the Kennedy Center to spend an...

A fascinating rendering of ‘The King’s Speech’ at the National Theatre

Given that so many plays and films these days are based on, drawn from or inspired by each other, it is worth examining the...

The New Orchestra of Washington presents a love so powerful it...

While much of the city is abuzz with romantic romping this Valentine’s Day weekend, the New Orchestra of Washington will concern itself with the...

Shakespeare Theatre Company rescues James Baldwin’s ‘Amen Corner’ from the vault

In May 1955, when Howard University staged James Baldwin’s play, The Amen Corner, Washington Post reviewer Richard L. Coe deemed it a “fine play...

‘1001 Black Inventions’ continues The Essential Theatre’s free presentations for young...

The Essential Theatre rings in the New Year by continuing an 18-month celebration of the 30th anniversary of its founding. In partnership with the...

Playwright Jonathan Spector on the shadows that lurk behind the laughter...

There’s no doubt about it. Eureka Day is a very funny play. The show, now having its DC debut at Mosaic Theater, features five perfectly-attuned...

A ‘My Fair Lady’ for today at the Kennedy Center

The character arc that carries Lerner and Loewe’s classic My Fair Lady belongs to Eliza Doolittle, as she rises from flower girl at Covent...

Taylor Mac puts on the glitz in ‘Holiday Sauce’ at The...

"Have you seen this before?" I heard an audience member ask his friend just before Holiday Sauce, Taylor Mac's sold-out alt-holiday extravaganza at The...

Isabella Star LaBlanc, who plays Tiger Lily in ‘Peter Pan and...

When Playwright Lauren Gunderson took on the challenge of adapting J. M. Barrie's 1904 Peter Pan, she knew she had to fix what she...

‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Shakespeare wows with wonder in a...

J. M. Barrie imagined a lot when he wrote his 1904 play about the boy who wouldn't grow up, but he could not have...