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Review: ‘Bernstein on Broadway’ at The Kennedy Center

It was a glorious evening for Leonard Bernstein and musical theater fans at The Kennedy Center. It was the exceptional, one-night-only opening to the...

Spine: ‘Milk Like Sugar’ at Mosaic Theater Company

America is but an expensive iPhone. If you've got that, and its Pink with a sexy ringtone, then you're in, as in the "in" crowd. Now,...

Review: ‘Milk Like Sugar’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Milk Like Sugar, the Obie Award-winning play that just opened at Mosaic Theater Company of DC, starts off as badass comedy, the kind where...

Review: ‘The Body of an American’ at Theater J

A true story that begins with the desecration of a dead body becomes, before our eyes and hearts, a living and breathing buddy story....

Review: ‘Word Becomes Flesh’ & ‘for colored girls who have considered...

There is a critical conversation going on in Anacostia right now that may be one of the most  urgent and honest exchanges between black...

Magic Time! ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Ford’s Theatre

What’s the best way to stage a modern classic that is both reverential and revelatory? How does one mount a production that is respectful...

Review: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Ford’s Theatre

Possibly the most lyrical and sentimentally poignant of all the plays written by Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie still holds up as one of...

Spine: Mosaic’s ‘The Gospel of Lovingkindness’ and a Call for a...

Mosaic Theatre Company's second offering in its inaugural season is the emotionally rich The Gospel of Lovingkindness by Marcus Gardley. In it Gardley tackles the...

‘The Gospel of Lovingkindness’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

There is a shibboleth shared by liberals and conservatives alike that when a young black man shoots to death another young black man in...

‘Black Nativity’ at Theater Alliance

If it is true that theater originated as worship and ritual—as a healing form of human communion with sacred mystery—then that history is surely...

‘Technicolor Life’ at Rep Stage

Three generations of women in one contemporary American family prove “ready for their close-up” in Technicolor Life, a world premiere at Rep Stage in...

‘Garfield, The Musical with Cattitude’ Now Playing at Adventure Theater/MTC by...

GARFIELD, THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE IS PLAYING NOW AT ADVENTURE THEATRE/MTC Through August 23, 2015 Based on the characters created by Jim Davis Book by Jim Davis and...

‘Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea’ at Theater Alliance

A bright 18-year-old named Dontrell has had a dream. He saw a man with the face of his father who is captive on a...

‘Sunset Baby’ at Rep Stage

Dominique Morisseau’s Sunset Baby is social realism with snap. It knows how to “unlock all that attitude,” as one of the play’s three characters...

‘Closet Land’ at Factory 449 at The Anacostia Arts Center (Review)...

Closet Land is certainly haunting. There was no shelter from this play’s unremitting psychological ferocity and physical fierceness of political D/s (Dominance and submission). Over...

‘The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key...

This is a big play,” the playwright Tony Kushner has said without understatement, and without an argument from anyone. It’s sprawling and sweeping and...

‘Two Trains Running’ at Round House Theatre

“There are always and only two trains running. There is life and there is death.” - August Wilson Change is in the air. It’s 1969,...

‘Orphie and the Book of Heroes’ at The Kennedy Center by...

It's so rare when I leave a show and just can't stop smiling, and that happened after I attended the 'new' commissioned musical called Orphie...

‘Yellow Face’ at Theater J by John Stoltenberg

If there was an open casting call for the role of you, who should get the part and who shouldn’t? Must the actor be descended from...

‘Red Speedo’ at The Studio Theatre by David Friscic

The incendiary world of moral compromise, selfish justifications, and cut-throat competition where the "winner takes all" and "the end justifies the means" regardless of...

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