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Review: ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ at Theater J

Tinsel and garlands are festooned about a beautiful 10 foot tall Christmas tree. Easy to be captivated with such an exquisite Christmas touch.  But, wait, the tree is standing tall on the Edlavitch DCJCC Theater J stage. A double take is in order. No, the DCJCC has not been taken over by a developer with […]

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New Records: Listening to the Music of 3 Tony-Nominated Shows

New Records is a new column that discusses recordings of theatrical shows. It’s a companion to the theater reviews that appear here on DC Metro Theater Arts. This week, in connection with the Tony Awards, let’s take a look at albums from three of the most accomplished productions of the season: Dear Evan Hansen, Come From […]

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Review: ‘Present Laughter’ at the St. James Theatre

It doesn’t take much to create a smash Broadway hit. All you need for starters is a  witty script that isn’t in a hurry (not a 90-minute mini-play, but a full-size evening that keeps you interested and amused for almost three hours). Add to the recipe one (or two) bonafide theatre stars. And by stars […]

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Who’s in Town?: Leslie Odom, Jr. Discusses “Hamilton,” His Career, and the “Evening of Unexpected Delights” at Baltimore Lyric Opera

You know him as Aaron Burr, Sir, the damned fool who shot Alexander Hamilton. Now get to know Leslie Odom, Jr., the man behind America’s most notorious villain. I spoke with Odom in advance of the 6th Annual An Evening of Unexpected Delights fundraiser benefiting The Journey Home at the Baltimore Lyric Opera House where […]

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The List of the 2015 Tony Award Winners

Here is the list of the 2015 Tony Award Winners: Best Play WINNER: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Disgraced Hand to God Wolf Hall Parts One & Two ______ Best Musical An American in Paris WINNER: Fun Home Something Rotten! The Visit ______ Best Revival of a Play The Elephant Man WINNER: Skylight This […]

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‘Fun Home’ Receives 12 Tony Nominations

The glittering prizes keep coming for Fun Home, a mainstream musical about a young lesbian and her closeted gay father. Fun Home received 12, that’s right 12, Tony nominations, for Best Musical, Best Director (Sam Gold), Best Leading Actor (Michael Cerveris), Best Leading Actress (Beth Malone), Best Featured Actress (Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, and Emily Skeggs), […]

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