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Review: ‘The Crucible’ at Olney Theatre Center

Fanaticism grows in a society fractured along fault lines of political and religious authority, property, status, gender, generational change, and belief, creating a fertile...

Review: ‘Annie’ at Olney Theatre Center

The musical Annie is 40 years old this year, and thanks to the Olney Theatre Center’s cheerful new production, a whole new generation of...

Spine: Love and Wit in ‘As You Like It’ at the...

Now playing at the Folger Theatre, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch and produced in association...

In the Moment: ‘As You Like It’ at Folger Theatre

Gaye Taylor Upchurch’s appealing direction gives Folger Theatre’s As You Like It a warm flirtatious essence with buffoonery galore masking over Shakespeare’s initial soulful...

Review #1: ‘As You Like It’ at Folger Theatre

An updated classic that rocks! Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It, is the icing on the Folger Theatre’s 25th season and its observance of the 400th anniversary...

Review: ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ at Olney Theatre Center

Olney Theatre Center is on a roll this autumn. Their production of The Diary of Anne Frank, opening on the heels of their recent...

In the Moment: Scenic Designer Tony Cisek on his Scenic Design...

Over the past nearly two decades, I have always anticipated what multi-Helen Hayes Award Scenic Designer Tony Cisek will bring forth on the Folger Theatre’s...

Dangereuse: Reconstructing Shylock: ‘District Merchants’ at the Folger Theatre

Freud said, “When a delusion cannot be dissipated by the facts of reality, it probably does not spring from reality.” This is the essence of...

Spine: Love, Greed, and Bigotry in The Folger’s ‘District Merchants’

There's no question that Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice is a problem play, fraught with old hates that were once considered justified and old beliefs...

Review: ‘District Merchants’ at Folger Theatre

District Merchants, in its world premiere at Folger Theatre, is a tour de force that explores the complexity of race and identity in Reconstruction-era...

In the Moment: Megan Graves as Snug in Folger Theatre’s ‘A...

Ha! Minor role indeed. It’s only Snug one of the Rude Mechanicals in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But special fan’s props are due to the...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Folger Theatre

What continually impresses me about the Folger Theatre is that it takes on Shakespeare plays and that nothing is off limits from experimentation or...

DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2015 #10: Best Performances in a Musical in...

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to:   Best Actor in a...

‘Dogfight’ at The Keegan Theatre

A trip to the Keegan Theatre is a must for they are now presenting the first collaboration of the dynamic songwriting team of Benj...

‘Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay!’ at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s ‘Taking Care...

Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay! made its two-show debut last night at Signature Theatre. If you didn’t plan properly or were on vacation, you missed...

‘The Good Counselor’ at 1st Stage

“You will never know the truth of my life,” says Rita Heffernon (Deidra LaWan Starnes) to her son, Vincent (Manu Kumasi), in a moment...

Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards...

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN...

Spine: ‘In Love and Warcraft’ and all the Mythologies in Between

In the hit TV sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon, Howard, Leonard, and Rajesh regularly play the on-line fantasy role playing game World of...

‘In Love and Warcraft’ at No Rules Theatre Company

There is a lot to like about Madhuri Shekar's In Love and Warcraft even before the opening scene. This newly minted full production of a romantic-comedy...

Listen to the Cast of The Keegan Theatre’s ‘HAIR’ Sing the...

The cast of The Keegan Theatre's HAIR sing the National Anthem at The Nationals'Game yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDulXiI2ZIk

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ