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‘A Civil War Christmas’ at CENTERSTAGE by Amanda Gunther

For a truly inspiring and uniquely heartwarming approach to the holidays CENTERSTAGE is offering up what is sure to become a touching musical classic in Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas. Perfectly ripe with the area’s rich war torn history from 150 years ago, this moving musical enhanced with classic Christmas carols is the perfect […]

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‘Speech & Debate’ at Montgomery College’s Communication and Performing Arts Department by Leslie Weisman

Montgomery College Communications and Performing Arts Department’s production of Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate, which closed on Sunday is whip-smart, sophisticated, and incisive. First, there’s Chris Campanella’s highly imaginative and illustrative lighting design, David Crandall’s creative and skillful employment of projections and sound, and Sean Urbantke’s evocative set design. Then, there’s the Equity-level acting chops exhibited […]

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Ford’s Theatre Reopens and Performances of ‘The Laramie Project’ Resume TONIGHT

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site Reopens Tonight as Performances of The Laramie Project Resume From Ford’s Theatre: “We want to thank everyone for their patience this last week as we coped with the ramifications of the government shutdown. We are pleased to announce that Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site will reopen as of Wednesday, October 16th. Ford’s Theatre Society […]

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The cast of 'The Laramie Project.'

‘Magic Time!’ ‘The Laramie Project’ at Ford’s Theatre by John Stoltenberg

If you’re a theater buff who’s worried that the shutdown’s shuttering of Ford’s Theatre and the shunting of The Laramie Project to a nearby church means audiences there must be getting something second rate, I have a news flash: The show temporarily onstage at the First Congregational United Church of Christ is not only first rate; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Ford’s Theatre’s ‘The Laramie Project’ Performance Schedule for October 8-15th

Performances of Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project will continue at First Congregational United Church of Christ – 945 G Street NW, in Washington, DC, until the Federal Government Shutdown is over and Ford’s Theatre reopens. Tickets are $25.00.  PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE-OCTOBER 8-15, 2013 TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30 PM: A FREE PERFORMANCE. Tickets will be available […]

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Ford’s Theatre Announces Free Performances of ‘The Laramie Project’ at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Friday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 8th

Thanks to the generosity of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ford’s Theatre Society will present free performances of The Laramie Project at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The church is located just one block from Ford’s Theatre at 945 G St. NW. Tickets available on site each […]

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(L-R) Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Elizabeth Keckly and Naomi Jacobson as Mary Todd Lincoln. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Mary T. & Lizzy K.’ Extended Through May 5, 2013 at Arena Stage by Kirstin Franko

MARY T. & LIZZY K. EXTENDS THROUGH MAY 5 AT ARENA STAGE WITH SIX ADDED PERFORMANCES  Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces that due to popular demand, the world premiere play Mary T. & Lizzy K., written and directed by Tazewell Thompson, will add another six performances to its nearly sold-out run, now extended through May 5, […]

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American Century Theater Presents a Free Staged Reading of ‘Abe Lincoln in Illinois’ Thursday-Saturday

The American Century Theater will present free staged readings of the 1938 play, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, by Robert E. Sherwood, as part of its Rescues series.  Directed by Ellen Dempsey. With Bil Aitken, Ric Andersen, Terrence Bennett, Jenna Berk, Sean Coe, Brian Crane, Joe Cronin, David Elias, Louis George, Brendan Haley, Sheri Herren, Carolyn Meyers, Richie […]

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Mark Hairston, Christopher Wilson, Eric Berryman and Damian Thompson as Tuskegee Airmen in the Ford’s Theatre production of 'Fly,' directed by Ricardo Khan. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Fly’ at Ford’s Theatre by Grace Kim

Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, and passionately directed by Ricardo Khan, Ford’s Theatre’s production of Fly is a tribute to the experiences of the African-American men who signed up for the Army Air Corps – collectively known as the Tuskegee Airmen. From the moment Fly begins, you’re drawn into the story of these brave […]

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