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Kelsey Hunt Dresses the Stars in Ford’s Frothy Revival of ‘Born...

“Born Yesterday is a winner.” Those are the words of my colleague, David Siegel,  whose review of the gloriously effervescent comedy that just opened at...

Review: ‘Born Yesterday’ at Ford’s Theatre

What a sparkling production of Born Yesterday at Ford’s Theatre. Written in 1946 as the United States was standing powerful after the carnage of...

Review: ‘The Pajama Game’ at Arena Stage

The Pajama Game is a classic, a Broadway mega-hit with themes and tunes as timely as today’s news. The show is currently a wonderfully realized,...

Review: ‘The Originalist’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for...

The original The Originalist returns to Arena in a much larger house (The Kreeger, not the Kogod Cradle where it debuted in 2015). This...

Report: ‘Justice for Shylock’ at the Library of Congress

The verdict is in: Shylock--the Jewish moneylender whose trial is detailed in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice--has been exonerated. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided...

Review: ‘The Originalist’ at Asolo Repertory Theatre

Playing now in repertoire with The Great Society, a stunning new play that New York has not yet seen, called The Originalist, is keeping...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic...

Review: ‘The Little Foxes’ at Arena Stage

The enduring popularity of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes offers proof positive that themes of greed, racism, and misogyny continue to resonate with contemporary...

Dangereuse: The Joyous Art: Free For All-‘The Tempest’ at the Shakespeare...

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Ethan McSweeny’s production makes us realize once again how profound it really is. This Tempest retains...

Review: ‘The Tempest’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Free For All’

All is dark. All is silent. Then, thunder rumbles. Lightning strikes. A boat is caught in the middle of the storm. The sailors frantically...

In the Moment: ‘The Nether’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The seeds of Jennifer Haley’s award-winning The Nether now at DC’s Woolly Mammoth and Philly’s InterAct were planted long, long ago. Twenty years ago in...

Spine: ‘The Nether’ and its Virtual Revolution at Woolly Mammoth Theatre...

In the middle of Jennifer Haley's beautifully poetic The Nether, now playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the detective quotes Theodore Roethke's "In a...

Magic Time! ‘The Nether’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Playwright Jennifer Haley has seen the future and it’s The Nether, her cerebrally chilling thriller about future tech and future sex. Just opened at...

Review: ‘The Nether’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Imagine a place where you could be anything you ever dreamed of and do anything you desired in total anonymity and without fear of...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in...

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN...

‘The Night Alive’ at Round House Theatre

Last night, Round House Theatre premiered their second play of the season, The Night Alive. As always, I read up on the play before...

Update: The March on Washington for Gun Control Presents “26 Pebbles”...

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8 PM At Arena Stage-In the Kogod Cradle 1101 6th St., SW in Washington, DC 20024   Price: $20. Tickets are available at the...

The March on Washington for Gun Control Presents “26 Pebbles” on...

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8 PM At Arena Stage-In the Kogod Cradle 1101 6th St., SW in Washington, DC 20024   Price: $20. Tickets are available at the...

In The Moment: ‘The Originalist’ at Arena Stage at The Mead...

Arena’s resident playwright John Strand has developed an affectionate, quite delightfully complex, fictionalized account about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Strand’s The Originalist has...

‘The Originalist’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American...

Over 2500 years ago, Aristophanes put "living" contemporary power-brokers into his comic masterpieces and then skewered them with their own foibles. The results were...

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