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‘A Motown Christmas’ at the Signature Theatre brings soulful cheer

The scene was a cozy cabaret at Signature Theatre. The enthralled patrons sat at small, circular, red tables and swayed to “Give Love on...

Back by popular demand, ‘Riverside Christmas Spectacular’ sparkles

Back by popular demand and refreshed for 2019, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents Riverside Christmas Spectacular, a variety show composed of beloved...

Love reigns in ‘Love in Hate Nation’ Two River Theater premiere

Love in Hate Nation is the new musical from Be More Chill’s composer/lyricist, Joe Iconis. Animated with a driving wheel of rock and funk...

Annapolis Shakespeare Company ushers in holiday spirit with ‘A Christmas Carol’

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of A Christmas Carol is a moving, faithful stage version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Adapted by Sally Boyett and...

5 reasons Christopher Boone liked ‘Curious Incident’ at Round House better...

My name is Christopher Boone and I am 15 and I am brave and I can do anything. I know that because I traveled...

In uproarious ‘Airness’ at 1st Stage, the rock ‘n’ roll is...

In the competitive national and international air guitar scene, contestants vie for championships and prizes by pretending to play (or "shred") imaginary guitars to...

NSO Pops and ‘Harry Potter’ combine for a unique movie night...

Harry Potter is a cultural phenomenon. With the entire franchise's worth surpassing $25 billion, you'd be hard-pressed to meet anyone who hasn't felt the...

‘White Pearl’ and the Toxicity of Whiteness

“I love white,” began the commercial. “White is clean. White is pure. White is beautiful.” I stared at my laptop disgusted by the blatant discrimination...

In ’19: The Musical,’ women sing and dance their way to...

On the day I was to see 19: The Musical—which is about how the amendment granting women the right to vote came to pass...

A well-conceived ‘Curious Incident’ at Round House Theatre

“Curious” is the operative word in the title of Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, now playing at the...

Rising opera star Soloman Howard brings rich vocals to the Kennedy...

Soloman Howard, the 2019 Marian Anderson Award winner, brought his unique flair to the Kennedy Center in his first-ever solo concert at the venue....

‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!’ is delightfully clever family...

What is your “heart dog?” How do you know it, find it—and deal with the disappointment of maybe not being able to have it?...

Past, present clash in Aquila Theatre’s ‘1984’

Viewing Aquila Theatre’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University, I couldn’t help but wonder which...

BSO’s latest Lera Auerbach commission worthy of attention

A frustration of many classical and contemporary music critics is that we hear a new work that seems to have great promise for being...

UrbanArias delivers fun, deeply human evening of music and voices taking...

How prescient of the innovative UrbanArias. To be ahead of a major Washington Post Sunday Business section about a modern-day retail apocalypse: the dying...

Aquila Theatre’s ‘The Odyssey’ tackles modern warfare and its impact

Aquila Theatre's adaptation of Homer's Greek epic The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson and directed by Desiree Sanchez, provides a sobering picture of the...

Venus Theatre’s ‘The Powers that Be’: fighting the double bind

Venus Theatre’s staff don’t open the house until immediately before The Powers that Be begins, presenting audience members, as they take their seats, with...

Sutton Foster Glows at The Barns at Wolf Trap

The audience for Sutton Foster at The Barns at Wolf Trap was packed on opening night and clearly delighted to have a chance to...

The (in)discreet charm of Daniel Kitson’s ‘Keep’ at Studio Theatre

Stand-up comedian and monologist extraordinaire Daniel Kitson enjoys a devout following in the UK and in Australia. He first made his reputation at the...

John Leguizamo takes audiences to school in ‘Latin History for Morons’...

John Leguizamo is a famously Latino, American, Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, known for numerous roles that defy pigeonholing on the character-genre spectrum. Yet...

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