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Review: ‘Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark’ with The American Pops...

What does the American songbook mean to you? For many, I’m sure it brings to mind those delightful tunes of old with their lilting melodies,...

Review: ‘Snow Child’ at Arena Stage

The Russians have a folktale called Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden). Prominent in the 19th Century, many versions of the Snow Maiden folktale centered around...

From ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Evita’ to ‘Snow Child’ at Arena Stage,...

When Natalie Toro steps onto the Arena Stage in the world premiere of Snow Child this week, she’ll be adding a whole new role...

Review: ‘The Great Society’ at Arena Stage

Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 margin of victory – nearly 16 million popular votes and a lopsided total of 486 electoral votes – is almost unimaginable...

Interview: Kyla Garcia on Playing Sarah Ridge Polson in ‘Sovereignty’ at...

Kyla Garcia is starring as Sarah Ridge Polson in Sovereignty at Arena Stage. Sovereignty, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tells two stories. One is of...
Kyla Garcia in Sovereignty. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Review: ‘Sovereignty’ at Arena Stage

Sovereignty, the long-heralded new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle - a member of the Cherokee Nation and one of barely a dozen Native American...

Review: ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ at The American Pops...

Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days is a classic novel that has stood the test of time--one hundred and forty-five years, to...

Report: Arena Stage’s Molly Smith and Playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle Discuss...

In 1839, Mary Kathryn Nagle’s great-great-great grandfather, Cherokee statesman John Ridge, was assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota. In 2017, Nagle wrote...

News: This Monday Don’t Miss ‘Holidays, Hearts, and Home,’ a One-Night...

This Monday, December 11th, a one-night-only concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria entitled Holidays, Hearts, and Home brings a not-to-be-missed roster of whos-who...

News: The West Wing’s Allison Janney Named Honorary Chair of 2018...

Allison Janney (The West Wing, and the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation) is returning to Washington to lend her voice to support...

Review: ‘Nina Simone: Four Women’ at Arena Stage

After the Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963, Nina Simone turned her singing career toward the Civil Rights' struggle. After a decade of singing...

In the Moment: Arena Stage and USO “Annual Military Thanksgiving”

It is a season of thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends. But, untold numbers of D.C. and Baltimore area military families spend the...

Review: ‘Native Gardens’ at Arena Stage

Native Gardens is a bloomin’ hysterical comedy at Arena Stage Need something to boost you up? Perhaps something to make you, temporarily, forget the current...

Review: ‘Respect! A Tribute to Aretha Franklin’ at the American Pops...

Five fabulous divas joined the innovative new American Pops Orchestra to celebrate the music of Aretha Franklin at the Arena Stage’s Fichandler Stage on...

Review: The American Pops Orchestra Presents ‘Season 3 Opening Celebration! With...

Luke Frazier, American Pops Orchestra founder and Music Director, kicked off the Orchestra’s third season with a delightful concert featuring acclaimed jazz legend, Marilyn...

Review: ‘All Shook Up’ at Act Two at Levine

Seeing All Shook Up at Act Two at Levine last weekend was like an adventure in time travel. The show, which played for one weekend only,...

Review: ‘Smart People’ at Arena Stage

As soon as the lights come up on Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People, now playing at Arena's Kreeger Theater, the focus is clear. Or is...

Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Arena Stage at the...

“I am a giant surrounded by ants!” exclaimed Walter Lee Younger in a scene from A Raisin in the Sun. Walter is the embodiment...

Review: ‘Watch on the Rhine’ at Arena Stage

Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine came to DC for a command performance on January 25, 1942. The occasion: Franklin Roosevelt's 60th birthday. America...

Magic Time! ‘Watch on the Rhine’ at Arena Stage

Whatever this play meant to Broadway audiences when it debuted in 1941, just prior to America’s entry into a war of resistance to fascism...

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