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Review: ‘Other Desert Cities’ at Bucks County Playhouse

In the opening moments of Other Desert Cities, playwright Jon Robin Baitz introduces us to a wealthy Southern California family whose members love to play tennis – but their favorite sport is getting under each other’s skin. This family is on edge, and while the play starts with rather standard conflicts – parents versus children, […]

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Review: ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ at Act II Playhouse

Are there any award nominators out there? Is so, get down to Act II Playhouse. This superb production of Brighton Beach Memoirs deserves a bundle of them. Much of the production’s success is, of course, due to the brilliance of Neil Simon’s play. Originally premiered in 1983, it now joins the American classics that inspired it, […]

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Review: ‘Broadway Bound’ at 1st Stage

As self-conscious plays go, Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound is both a self-fulfilling prophesy and a cross-examination of the creative process. The play, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 1987, is the final and lesser-known installment of Simon’s quasi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy, following Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. Across the series, Eugene Morris Jerome, […]

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Theater J Announces its 2016-2017 Season: 1st Chosen by Theater J’s Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr

Theater J, the nation’s largest and most prominent Jewish theater, announces its 2016-2017 season, the first season chosen by new Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. This lineup of seven diverse plays features Tony Award-winning plays and playwrights, Washington area premieres, and a stellar lineup of directors and artists. The season’s plays promise delight, joy, […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 2: Meg Nemeth and Mike Culhane

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Meg Nemeth and Mike Culhane. Joel: Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Meg: I’ve performed at Prince George’s Little Theater, Greenbelt Arts Center, Goddard’s Music and Drama, Laurel Mills […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Ensembles in DC Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Ensemble honors go to: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castaways Repertory Theatre A Soldier’s Play at 2nd Star Productions Amadeus at CENTERSTAGE Annie at Port Tobacco Players Bat Boy: The Musical at The Colonial Players Bat Boy: The Musical at 1st Stage Beauty and the Beast at […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Design of 2014 in DC Metro Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is pleased to honor the following designers for their work in 2014: CHOREOGRAPHY Michael J. Bobbitt for Carrie the Musical at The Studio Theatre Debbie Clark, Nancy Newell, and Anna Bartels-Newton for Hairspray at Thomas S. Wootton High School  Philip Lee Clark for Little Shop of Horrors at West Potomac High School Ben Cunis for Inherit […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Directors in a Play in Community Theatres go to: Adam R. Adkins for God of Carnage at Silver Spring Stage Howard Berkowitz for Art at The Vagabond Players John Coscia for Of Mice and Men at Providence Players of Fairfax Amanda Coffin for The Tempest at Aldersgate Church Community […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Plays in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Plays in Community Theatres honors go to: A Few Good Men at The Colonial Players A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castaways Repertory Theatre A Soldier’s Play at 2nd Star Productions A Streetcar Named Desire at The Little Theatre of Alexandria A Thurber Carnival at Vienna Theatre […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/1/14

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers honorees, Congrats to all of you! ______ The Band Perry Singing “Pioneer’ at Wolf Trap on August 28, 2014 “My favorite moment of the night has to be when they performed “Pioneer.” As part of the intro, Kimberly tells the Audience that every night they dedicate “Pioneer” to a […]

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‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ at Prince George’s Little Theatre

Neil Simon really made his mark as a great American playwright with Brighton Beach Memoirs, now playing at Prince George’s Little Theatre performing now at the Bowie Playhouse. Magnificently directed by Ken Kienas, the incredibly talented cast presents an outstanding portrayal of Simon’s semi-autobiographical story of lower-middle class Jewish family life at the end of […]

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‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ Opens Tonight at 8 PM at Prince George’s Little Theatre: Interviews of The Director and 3 Cast Members

Prince George’s Little Theatre begins its run of Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning Brighton Beach Memoirs tonight at 8 PM. Here are interviews with the director and 3 cast members of Brighton Beach Memoirs: Interview of Director Ken Kienas. Interview of Annalie Ellis (Laurie). Interview of Sophie Speciale (Nora). Interview of Casey Baum (Eugene). Brighton Beach Memoirs plays from August 29-September 13, […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of PGLT’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’: Part 4: Casey Baum (Eugene)

In Part Four of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, meet Casey Baum (Eugene). Joel: Please introduce yourself, and tell our readers how you heard about Prince George’s Little Theatre’s auditions for Brighton Beach Memoirs. Casey: My name is Casey Baum and I play Eugene in PGLT’s production […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of PGLT’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’: Part 3: Sophie Speciale (Nora)

In Part Three of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, meet Sophie Speciale (Nora). Joel: Tell me a little about yourself and how you started acting? Sophie: I have been acting since I was about eight. I realized I really enjoyed theater when I attended classes at […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of PGLT’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’: Part 2: Annalie Ellis (Laurie)

In Part Two of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Brighton Beach Memoirs,  meet Annalie Ellis (Laurie). Joel: Where have local theatregoers seen you perform on the stage? Annalie: I am a freshman at the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet at Annapolis High School majoring in Theater. As well […]

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