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REACH Report: DC Playwrights Forum

It’s true. The DC area has moved into the forefront of the nation’s theater communities.  A recent report from Actors’ Equity Association named DC...

Review: ‘Meatballs and Music’ at Creative Cauldron

“Sing your song… be someone big on earth” is one of the centering lyrics that Tom Sweitzer sang in his one-actor, cabaret-like performance of...

Review: The Miracle of ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ at...

When Heidi Shreck steps out onto the Eisenhower stage and has what seems an informal, ad-libbed, introductory chat with us, the first thing you...

Review: Pulitzer-Winning ‘Fairview’ Jump-Starts Woolly Mammoth’s New Season

The Woolly Mammoth Theater Company has rocket-launched its 40th anniversary season with a searing production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview, winner of the 2019...

Review: ‘Surfacing’ at Expats Theatre Depicts the Desperation of the Displaced

It isn't every day you see a play that merges Becket and Martha Graham. That's my takeaway from watching the hybrid form of Surfacing...

Review: ‘Helen on Wheels’ at Best Medicine Rep

The central character in Best Medicine Rep’s (BMR) DC-area premiere of Cricket Daniel’s Helen on Wheels, Helen Wheeler (Liz Weber), is a 74-year old...

REACH Report: Renée Fleming, Angélique Kidjo, and Jason Moran

Two of the world’s biggest voices blended beautifully Thursday night on the Main Stage at the Kennedy Center’s REACH Opening Festival, demonstrating the power...

REACH Report: ‘The Just and the Blind’ Aims to Save Black...

"How does a black boy become an American?" asks spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. "How does he learn his role to play?" For Joseph...

Review: Raise a Glass to ‘The Smuggler’ at Solas Nua

The bar is open and there's 100-proof theater on tap. It's a stirring play about an Irish immigrant bartender, and it's shaking up a...

Review: ‘Love Sick’ at Theater J Offers a Contemporary Look at...

Celebrating the lushness of love without shying away from the moody darkness that might befall lovers, Theater J opens its new season with the...

REACH Report: ‘Storytelling for Seniors with Candace Wolf’

More than 50 seniors crowded into a storytelling circle inside one of the Kennedy Center’s new REACH buildings on Monday, and I, as a...

Review: ‘1 Henry IV’ at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre

1 Henry IV at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Rosa Joshi, is perfectly cast and beautifully executed. Edward Gero is a superb Falstaff,...

REACH Report: ‘The Second City and Kennedy Center’s Jazz Comedy Experiment’...

The Opening Festival of the new REACH complex at The Kennedy Center featured a plethora of live performances and films, including the laugh-until-you-break-your-funnybone The...

Review: ‘Souvenir’ at Rep Stage

Rep Stage presents a strong introduction to their 2019/2020 season with a charming production of Stephen Temperley's Souvenir, directed by Joseph W. Ritsch. This...

REACH Report: ‘Spotlight on Jazz’ Events at The REACH at The...

DCMTA joined the teeming crowd at the Kennedy Center’s “unprecedented new expansion,” the REACH, on the second day of a 16-day multi-genre festival to...

Review: ‘Doubt: A Parable’ at Studio Theatre

In 2003, John Patrick Shanley started writing a play about an America full of opinionated people, people who were certain they were right, people...

Review: ‘Proof’ at Everyman Theatre

No gift comes without a cost. And that lesson courses through every moment of Proof, David Auburn’s very fine Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which is...

Review: ‘Butterfly’ by the IN Series Presents a Radical Restructuring of...

While considered one of the classics in opera’s storied canon, Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini is simultaneously acknowledged to be one of the most...

Review: Jennifer Hudson and the NSO at Wolf Trap

Gracious, engaging, and a powerhouse of a voice, Jennifer Hudson brought the house down and left the audience standing and cheering while in concert...

Review: ‘A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn’ at Anacostia Playhouse

Director Stephawn Stephens has deep family roots at the Dew Drop Inn, having started as a performer in A Nite at the Dew Drop...

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