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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...

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ at Dance Place rejoices in macho detox

Boys Don't Cry made this boy cry. It happened near the end. I had been watching a performance by the French dance company Cie Hervé...

Theater Alliance’s heartrending ‘This Bitter Earth’ portrays two gay men in...

A poetic and politically charged same-gender-loving love story, This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers—now playing in a powerfully moving production at Theater Alliance—strips...

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra explores connections between past and present

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s continuing Masterworks Series, as part of this season’s celebration of Beethoven’s two hundred fiftieth birthday, takes the theme, “Beethoven Discovers...

All under one roof in Signature Theatre’s ‘Easy Women Smoking Loose...

Marian’s cheery Florida home - an over-decorated retirement nest she shares with second hubby Richard - has become a tropical haven for two adolescents...

Opera Lafayette debuts sophisticated recreation of Beethoven’s ‘Leonore (1805)’

Thanks in part to the bold addition of a missing tenor aria, Opera Lafayette’s elegant production of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leonore (1805), last night...

Taffety Punk’s ‘suicide.chat.room’: A unique, haunting, and compelling dance play

Highly recommended. An unsettling dance play. The phrase “sorry you’re here” takes on new meaning. It is not typical for me to write “highly recommended”...

‘Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth’ returns to Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage brings back its Helen Hayes nominated show, Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth, written by Psalmayene 24. With the title character,...

Shakespeare Theatre stages a stunning ‘Timon of Athens’ for modern audiences

Among Shakespeare’s plays are a special few whose relevance waxes and wanes with the times. They disappear from the stage for years, only to...

A formidable production of ‘The Wanderers’ at Theater J

“Isn't it OK to sometimes be selfish?” asks a character in Anna Ziegler’s cunningly devised The Wanderers. With Amber McGinnis’ discerning, sympathetic direction, Theater...

Pianist Aaron Diehl cross-cuts jazz styles with a dive into their...

The easiest thing for many highly qualified, especially classically trained, musicians to try to do is to cross genres in an effort to be...

‘Ordinary Days’ at NextStop Theatre: Ah, to be young and tuneful...

Adam Gwon’s 2009 show Ordinary Days could serve as the prototypical Off-Broadway chamber musical: four young characters navigate the Big City in search of...

Caught between worlds in ‘Kill Move Paradise’

Don’t let those off-putting promos for Kill Move Paradise at Rep Stage stop you from turning out for its solid regional premiere at Howard...