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Review: ‘School of Rock: The Musical’ at National Theatre

Kicked out of the band and facing eviction from “his” apartment, Dewey Finn questionably intercepts a substitute teacher assignment at a prestigious local academy...

Review: ‘Cinderella’ at The Kennedy Center Opera House

Don’t walk into the Kennedy Center Opera House expecting a Disney-esque, happily-ever-after retelling of the evergreen fairytale Cinderella. British director/choreographer Matthew Bourne has spent...

Review: ‘The Bad Seed’ at Zemfira Stage

Zemfira Stage is producing an uncommon sighting in the DC area: a production of the offbeat mid-1950’s play, The Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson. An...

Review: ‘Thank You, Dad’ at Rapid Lemon Productions

In 2018, the 40th anniversary year of what’s become known as The Jonestown Massacre, Rapid Lemon Productions commissioned its first full-length play. Emerging local...

Review: ‘American Moor’ at Anacostia Playhouse

American Moor, in a return engagement at Anacostia Playhouse, lambasts the audience with a series of provocative questions: can an actor play a role...

‘The Enchanted Bookshop’ at Encore Stage & Studio

Encore Stage & Studio’s polished and playful production of The Enchanted Bookshop is funtertainment for the whole family! The Enchanted Bookshop by Todd Wallinger tells...

Review: ‘Cartography’ at The Kennedy Center

With its premiere of Cartography, The Kennedy Center continues to be a welcoming venue for theatrically devised civic discourse on often fraught issues. Cartography...

Review: ‘Judy Garland: A Star Is Born’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre’s Cabaret Series is a relaxed affair. Pull up a chair and put your elbows on the table because Awa Sal Secka and...

Past Is Prologue in New Musical About Suffragists

When Nancy Pelosi accepted the gavel as Speaker of the House last week, she expressed pride at presiding over Congress during the 100th anniversary...

Theater J Names Jojo Ruf New Managing Director

Theater J, the nation’s pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announced yesterday that Jojo Ruf will become its new Managing Director on January 28, 2019. Ruf...

Review: ‘[title of show]’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Like TV's "Seinfeld,"  is a show, to a degree, about the mundane. is a musical about four friends creating a musical - the...

Review: ‘From U Street to the Cotton Club’ by The In...

Rising from its roots in the Deep South, African American music journeyed north with the Great Migration, invigorating urban culture with rhythms derived from...

Review: ‘Craving for Travel’ at Dark Horse Theatre Company

Craving for Travel, written by Greg Edwards and Andy Sandberg, and directed by Natasha Parnian immediately piqued my interest from the first time I...

Review: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at the American Shakespeare Center (Staunton,...

If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, you know the highs and lows that come with artists working the crowd with fresh material they’ve...

Review: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the American Shakespeare Center

For all his brilliance, Shakespeare still suffers from the occasional whining of critics about his later “problem” plays. Longer and more complex, with familiar...

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the American Shakespeare Center (Staunton, VA)

We all have our own holiday traditions – lighting candles one night after the next, caroling, choral concerts, dreidel-spinning, Christmas Revels, Christmas-day Chinese fare,...

Is God Dead? Or Just Depressed, Lonely and Fed Up With...

The verdict is in. God is not dead. And rumors of his death, to paraphrase Mark Twain, have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the...

Review: ‘Measure for Measure’ at Green Globe Theatre

There is some uncanny and rather dismaying contemporary resonance in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, now playing at Baltimore’s Green Globe Theatre. The virginal Isabella...

Review: ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ at Keegan Theatre

Capitalism. Exploitation. Greed. It’s the holiday season, folks, and your kids shouldn’t lose out on the fun. At Keegan Theatre’s The Elves and the...

‘Talley’s Folly’ Dances Through the Holiday Season at Theater J

Talley’s Folly - now in its final week at GALA Hispanic Theatre on 14th Street - is a waltz. Meaning, it’s not a salsa....