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In the Moment: ‘A Little Night Music’ at Signature Theatre

Opening in 1973, A Little Night Music was part of the muscular turbulence of those well-remembered primal days of rage. Rage that bred inhaled cynicism like a needed eye-opening drug into the arts for many of us. Even the more refined, Mahler-loving denizens of Broadway were no stranger to the acerbity. Only a Nixon-loving fool back […]

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Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ at Signature Theatre

If you are eager to get away from the turbulent news cycle, August humidity, annoying traffic, a mostly undone to-do list, disorder in your immediate circle, or fractures at a global or microscopic level, take a trip to Signature Theatre and put your worries on hold. A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by […]

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Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ at GWU

A Little Night Music might be classified as a gateway drug to Stephen Sondheim. Whether a fan or a skeptic, once you get a whiff of this vigorous (and tuneful!) exposé on humankind’s mating follies, you’ll crave a whole lot more. Inspired by Ingmar Berman’s lighthearted romance Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Sondheim borrows […]

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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Randy Graff at The Kennedy Center

Tony Award-winning (City of Angels) Broadway, concert, and cabaret artist Randy Graff dazzled the crowd Friday night at the Kennedy Center’s intimate Terrace Theater. Graff is utterly unique and surprising in her fresh and spontaneous sounding delivery of the most well-known standards. As she cascaded through a set of twelve songs (including several beautifully arranged medleys), the […]

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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Announces 25th Anniversary Season of Great Performances at Mason by Jill Graziano Laiacona

Celebrating 25 years of bringing outstanding performing arts to George Mason University and audiences in the greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax announces its 2015-2016 Great Performances at Mason season, featuring a collection of renowned artists and ensembles from across the globe. The season begins in September 2015 […]

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‘Simply Sondheim’ at Signature Theatre

Including everything from Sunday in the Park with George to Company to Into the Woods and everything in between, the work of  has graced the stages of Signature Theatre an astounding twenty-four times; given Sondheim’s partnership with Signature Theatre for more than the past two decades, it seems clear that there’s no better way to […]

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‘You’re Gonna Love Tomorrrow’ at the Red Branch Theatre Company

Musical theater doesn’t get more challenging than Stephen Sondheim — for audiences and performers alike. So hurrah for Columbia’s fearless Red Branch Theatre Co. for bringing us the Sondheim revue You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow as a mid-season fundraiser. At Saturday night’s performance, the onstage cast of 18 adult singers gave the score a fresh hearing, and […]

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‘Natascia Diaz’ Presented by Strathmore by Douglas Lloyd

Natascia Diaz, a Washington area favorite and two-time Helen Hayes Award-winning actress/singer, made her Strathmore debut last night in winning style, as part of the Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion series. Performing two back-to-back concerts, Natascia charmed her audiences with a thoughtful cabaret filled with songs that have meant something special to her over the […]

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A New ‘A Little Night Music’ to Open at Damascus Theatre Company on February 7th by Director D. Scott Richards

First things first: I LOVE A Little Night Music. Seriously. Purists may question that when they see Damascus Theatre Company’s production, opening in February. For this production, I made the decision to update the time period of the show, bringing the turn-of-the-century tale of love and second chances into the present day. Some may ask […]

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An Interview with Bruce Dow on Playing Pseudolus in ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Joel Markowitz

Bruce Dow is wowing DC audiences with his high-energy and funny performance of the slave Pseudolus in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Joel: How did you get involved with STC’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum? Bruce: I can’t remember […]

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Melissa Errico at The Barns at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

Melissa Errico, star of stage and screen, brought her fantastic cabaret act Melissa Errico: A Passion for Broadway to the Barns at Wolf Trap Saturday night, November 9, 2013 to the delight of the entire audience. Melissa Errico is a Tony-nominated Broadway actress who has starred in multiple Broadway shows and recorded on various albums, including […]

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Creative Cauldron’s 2013-2014 Season includes Sondheim’s ‘Marry Me a Little’ and ‘SHOUT! The Mod Musical’ by Laura Connors Hull

With its fall kick off of the 2013-14 Season, Creative Cauldron celebrates the launch of its fifth year of programming at ArtSpace Falls Church. “We are thrilled to have a growing audience of subscribers and patrons, who have discovered our ‘little center for the arts in the Little City’,” Producing Director Laura Connors Hull commented. […]

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Anne Kanengeiser on Playing Janna in ‘The Personal(s)’ at No Rules Theatre Company by Joel Markowitz

There are some performances that you just never forget and Anne Kanengeiser’s performance as Fosca in Signature Theatre’s Passion in 1996 is one I will always remember and cherish, so I was thrilled when Anne was coming to town to appear in No Rules Theatre Company’s The Personal(s), because I had my chance to catch up with Anne […]

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