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Arena Stage’s ‘Celia and Fidel’ explores the influences on Cuba’s revolutionary...

Part of Arena Stage’s ongoing Power Plays, the world premiere of Celia and Fidel transports the audience back to a time when Fidel Castro...

4615 Theatre’s world premiere ‘Museum 2040’: An extraordinary immersive installation

Museum 2040, a world premiere written by Playwright Renee Calarco and directed by Artistic Director Jordan Friend, is an extraordinary immersive installation, which confirms...

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘The Amateurs’ is a comedy of ‘epidemic’ proportions

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned plague to get you pondering life’s big questions: the Bubonic Plague, the AIDS Crisis, COVID-19, really any...

A harrowing ‘Pass Over’ powerfully performed at Studio Theatre

There is a drama on stage right now at Studio Theatre—Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu—so harrowing it will stop your heart. In it, Christopher...

‘Riffs and Relations’: WNO’s Cafritz Young Artists Program sounds so very...

You’d have to be dead not to enjoy a recital of the caliber given this past Sunday in the Phillips Collection Music Room by...

Ancient mysteries astonish and delight at IN Series’ Women Composers Festival

'Here Be Sirens' is the phrase cartographers used for many centuries to warn sailors of marine dangers. Composer Kate Soper borrowed the name for...

Hexagon’s ‘One State Two State Red State Blue State’: A chuckle...

News got you nervous? Quaking over coronavirus? Morose about the stock market? Fed up with the Fed? Sick of the swamp? And yet, do...

Another lost female genius found, in ‘Einstein’s Wife’ at ExPats Theatre

The history of science is studded with female geniuses snubbed by sexism. There's biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, geneticist Nettie Stevens, chemist Alice Ball— And several...

Monumental Theatre Company’s ‘Head Over Heels’ is a toe-tapping celebration of...

After receiving a foreboding prophecy of loss and destruction, the King of Arcadia is determined to outwit the gods and save his kingdom’s “beat.”...

‘Rasheeda Speaking’ is a ticking time bomb of workplace racial animus

Something struck me as incredulous about Rasheeda Speaking, a ticking time bomb about racial paranoia interlaced with the destructive power of office politics. But...

IN Series’ ‘Dorothy Fields Cabaret’ honors first woman inducted into the...

In my 20s, I lamented that despite being well-schooled in American literature, I’d ended up a failure at knowing much of our nation’s poetry...

Plenty to chew on in ExPats’ thoughtful production of ‘Einstein’s Wife’

Ready for a dandy production about the complicated life with a child-like diva who happens to be a genius? Then consider Einstein’s Wife from...

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...

Piano duo from Portugal work outward from their country’s folk melodies...

Taking music from a performer’s own culture and pulling it together with more familiar-sounding music into a coherent program for an American audience is...

‘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...

WNO’s ‘Don Giovanni’ signals the cultural and healing power of Washington’s...

The Washington National Opera’s current production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni confirms two important ideas. The first is that while opera is most effective when...

Avant Bard’s finely-tuned ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ keeps the audience on its...

Let us never forget that Tennessee Williams, for all his genius with poetic language, was one of the most fearless, gut-wrenchingly honest playwrights of...

Broadway phenom Norm Lewis delivers at the Kennedy Center

Norm Lewis is an icon. This is an indisputable fact. There are few others who have made such an impact on the way we...

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...

Washington Performing Arts and Alfred Street Baptist Church present reverent evening...

A reverently curated evening by the Artistic Director of Washington Performing Arts' Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, Theodore Thorpe III, I am...

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