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‘Duck Harbor’ from 1st Stage is a thrilling livestream ride (Ep....

For the two performers, Geoffrey Rivas and Deidra LaWan Starnes, discovery happens in each moment in real time.

Sterling Playmakers’ ‘Godspell’ is a heartfelt call for peace in times...

The cast shares the musical's message with the audience in a warm embrace.

Signature’s ‘Detroit ’67’ is a fiery history lesson that grooves and...

Played out in a basement bunker, this uplifting virtual show spins on nostalgia and desire.

Norm Lewis brings his smooth vocal genius to Wolf Trap

With the National Symphony Orchestra at the performing arts national park, a perfectly cool evening of Broadway hits.

A great night of family-friendly Shakespeare from City of Fairfax Theatre

An impressive outdoor festival showcases six of the Bard's most famous plays in excerpts performed by an ensemble of mostly young children.

A heart-stopping duel makes ‘Macbeth’ a thriller at American Shakespeare Center

Nothing warms the heart like a brilliantly executed crossing of swords.

Rorschach’s enchanting ‘Distance Frequencies’ ends in beauty and love

Full of mystery, passion, heartache, and hope, the monthslong mailbox story comes to life outdoors.

American Shakespeare Center’s ‘Henry V’ is tremendous fun

In repertory through Thanksgiving, a funky, hilarious, and irreverent take on the Bard.

A Palestinian playwright sees allegory in occupation, in ‘Keffiyeh/Made in China’...

Mosaic presents a provocative play in seven episodes about how we are fragmented and separated from each other.

Big Tony and Trouble Funk bring first Go-Go to Wolf Trap

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark National Park Service music-and-entertainment center, DC’s Official Music takes center stage.

‘Clowntime’ takes down politics with smart snark and belly laughs

Saving the world from its grim humorless political maneuverings through comedy feels right at this moment.

What the fork?! ‘What Comes Next’ picks up where pandemic left...

In an era of TikTok attention spans, 21st Century Players' new audio play is a refreshing dive into storied traditions that came before.

A powerhouse performance in ‘An Almost Holy Picture’ from Everyman

Bruce Randolph Nelson stars as a father whose faith and love are tested in a play full of grace.

Chamber Dance Project takes bold step back to normalcy

An evening of choreography titled 'Tear the Edge,' featuring four world premieres, comes to National Cathedral Sunday, July 18.

Monumental’s ‘Songs for a New World’ is breathtaking

These top-tier performers make fabulously good music.

Solas Nua’s award-winning ‘Silent’ to stream July 11 to 18

UPDATE: Solas Nua's Silent will stream on demand July 11 to 18, 2021, in a film adaptation of the Olivier Award–winning and Helen Hayes...

‘Elf the Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre gives a yuletide gift in...

Postponed from last winter, a spectacularly imaginative show with an exceptionally talented cast.

In Studio’s lyrical ‘Tender Age,’ our country’s crime against migrant kids

George Brant's play lays out in inescapable terms what the inhumane policy of separating children from their parents means for the moral state of Americans.

An achingly beautiful ‘Last Five Years’ from Constellation Theatre

The solid voices of Adelina Mitchell (as Catherine) and Alex Stone (as Jamie) convey the evening’s exhilaration, hope, and grief.

‘We’re Gonna Die’ at Round House is a thin take on...

After the harrowing events of the last year, the production is a noble effort—but something of a misfire.