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Review: ‘A Night with Janis Joplin’ at McCarter Theatre Center

Janis Joplin was a true original. But as the musical/tribute concert A Night with Janis Joplin proves, she didn’t just come out of nowhere. Joplin became...

Spine: Bessie Smith and ‘The Devil’s Music’ at Mosaic Theater Company...

Fresh from World War I and a devastated Europe, The Roaring Twenties indeed roared across America. In the midst of a raging economic boom...

Review: ‘The Devil’s Music’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

It’s no coincidence that The Devil’s Music - the show that celebrates the life and song of Bessie Smith - blew into Washington’s bustling...

Review: ‘Blues in the Night’ at Creative Cauldron

Ready for top-notch singing talent that brings the “blues” to vibrant, spicy full life? Then high tail-it to Creative Cauldron (Falls Church) to take-in...

Review: 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: REV Theatre Company’s ‘Death is...

Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum—A Graveyard Cabaret, or: When the dead come alive at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with REV Theatre Company Death, dying,...

Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Picture yourself sitting in a dive bar in south Philadelphia in March of 1959. You’re spending an evening listening to Billie Holiday’s soulful voice...

Review: ‘Barenaked Comedy’ at Bier Baron

In the Venn Diagram of your brain on burlesque and your brain on standup, Barenaked Comedy is the intersection. It made for an interesting...

Review: ‘Wagner, Max! Wagner’ a Song Cycle at The Kennedy Center

Even those familiar with the work of Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the duo behind Obie and Tony-award winning musical Passing Strange, might find a...

Synesthesia: Audio-Described Performance Set for ‘One Night with Janice Joplin’ at...

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, Inc., announced that it will provide audio description of  One Night with Janis Joplin, back by popular demand after opening last...

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ Begins Performances on Broadway on 9/20...

One Night with Janis Joplin is coming to Broadway and will begin previews at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre - 149 West 45th Street - on Friday, September 20, 2013....

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ at Arena Stage at the Mead...

I came into One Night with Janis Joplin asking one major question: how will a production presented as “more of a full on concert...

Randy Johnson on Writing and Directing ‘One Night with Janis Joplin’...

After a critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage last October One Night with Janis Joplin is back. I asked Director Randy Johnson about the new production...

E. Faye Butler on Playing Sister Juba in ‘Pullman Porter Blues’...

E. Faye Butler returns to Arena Stage as Sister Juba in Pullman Porter Blues. E. Faye fills us in on the history of The Pullman Porters...

Mary Bridget Davies on playing Janis Joplin in ‘One Night With...

I could not believe what I was seeing and hearing when I attended One Night with Janis Joplin last week at Arena Stage. Mary Bridget...

‘One Night with Janis Joplin’ at Arena Stage at The Mead...

It was fitting to watch One Night with Janis Joplin last night at The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, because 42 years ago to...

‘Women of the Blues’ at Creative Cauldron by Amanda Gunther

A new sound is sliding its way into town as Creative Cauldron presents Women Of The Blues. An original blues review featuring those melancholy melodies from the...

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