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That goofy guy Patton Oswalt kicks off Kennedy Center comedy season

He slayed the audience for over an hour and got a standing O.

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘The Amen Corner’ returns in glory

The acclaimed production of James Baldwin's classic is back for two weeks only.

Stars shine for Kennedy Center 50th anniversary show 

Facing a deficit due to COVID and calls for social justice reckonings, the Center celebrates the centrality of the arts to our democracy.

Round House Theatre’s ‘Quixote Nuevo’ is a comedic quest at its...

A man who imagines he's Don Quixote runs after adventure and tilts the world.

Wildly theatrical ‘Swindlers’ opens at Baltimore Center Stage

The actors are all in top form, but we don’t learn enough about their characters to become invested in what happens to them. 

‘Good People’ kicks off Keegan’s 25th season with a blazing success   

A play deeply attuned to the ways people from disparate backgrounds interact and feel, it will bring you straight to the essence of what it is to be human.

Lorca’s ‘Doña Rosita the Spinster’ is pure pleasure at GALA

Spanish actress Mabel Del Pozo brilliantly creates a portrait of a woman who struggles with but finally eludes how society would fix her. 

Viva ‘The Revolutionists’ at Colonial Players

An affecting, illuminating production of Lauren Gunderson's comedy about four brazen women during the French Reign of Terror.

Hear how youth feel about the pandemic in ‘Waiting Room’ from...

In a video they devised, young people show the critical thinking, problem solving, and empathy we need to get us out of the mess we are in.

A powerful indictment of racism, in updated ‘Rachel’ from Rapid Lemon

An early 20th-century play set against recent murders of Black men.

Thoroughly enjoyable ‘Toni Stone’ gets a hero’s welcome at Arena Stage

You don’t need to be a baseball fan to be inspired by this amazing story.

‘Working’ rocks Black Lives Matter Plaza with a musical that matters

A gutsy and gifted project called Working in DC puts on an ebullient show to remind us of the everyday dignity of work.

Kennedy Center opens a fantastic ‘Wind in the Door’ for kids

A heartwarming show with a powerful message based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic.

A vibrant ‘Godspell’ brings back the joy at Toby’s

A lively reprise of the first show on its stage 41 years ago with the parables updated to the minute.

Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap pair perfectly on ‘Broadway in the...

A triumphant 90-minute concert headlined by Renée Elise Goldsberry and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Lakecia Benjamin takes the DC JazzFest stage like a rock star

Her High Priestess of the Sax persona with a Miles Davis sense of cool riveted the pumped-up crowd.

The art of making art: ‘Putting It Together’ by James...

The making of 'Sunday in the Park with George' was not a walk in the park.

A touching ‘Laughter in the Shadow of the Trees’ from Edge...

Three of DC's finest actors in an audio play about family, memories, and mortality.

Free spirit of Bob Marley lifts ‘Three Little Birds’ at Maryland...

A silly and light children's musical full of joy and hope.

Mosaic’s searing ‘Keffiyeh/Made in China’ now a single video on demand

Originally seven short episodes, Dalia Taha’s trenchant play about Palestinian life under occupation has been re-released as a 75-minute virtual production.