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Review: ‘Funny Girl’ at Candlelight Dinner Theatre

What would you rather see: Fanny Brice singing on a tugboat in New York harbor, or a real live Fanny Brice in the Ziegfeld Follies? Funny Girl, the original 1964 Broadway musical, is a real stage animal, revisiting a classic era of American theatre. Most of its scenes are about theatre life and are set […]

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Review: ‘Broadway Bios’ at Bethesda Little Theatre

If you’re looking for a fun family evening of singing and dancing, look no further than Bethesda Little Theatre’s entertaining Broadway Bios.  Real life characters of Broadway musicals are on the Writer Center’s stage as Bethesda Little Theatre introduced their new original musical revue, Broadway Bios. Historical figures as diverse as Eva Peron, Thomas Jefferson, […]

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The Long View: ‘How ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was Re-written over 50 Years Ago and Signature’s ‘West Side Story’ Masterpiece

Yes, Virginia — and DC and Maryland also — this West Side Story is Real. A Real Masterpiece. Even more, perhaps a Christmas miracle, in Shirlington Village. It’s just that good. Considered by many, indeed perhaps by most, rightly to be America’s incontestable “Best Musical” ever, yet it is only now staged for the first time […]

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‘On Your Feet’ at The Marquis Theatre in New York City

On Your Feet joins its fellow juke box musicals Jersey Boys and Beautiful in the growing list of this new genre that delivers a full evening’s entertainment using pop hits of another era to tell a story of those who wrote or performed them when the world was younger. Gloria and Emilio Estefan certainly warrant […]

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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Randy Graff at The Kennedy Center

Tony Award-winning (City of Angels) Broadway, concert, and cabaret artist Randy Graff dazzled the crowd Friday night at the Kennedy Center’s intimate Terrace Theater. Graff is utterly unique and surprising in her fresh and spontaneous sounding delivery of the most well-known standards. As she cascaded through a set of twelve songs (including several beautifully arranged medleys), the […]

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Schmoozing with Michael Urie About ‘Buyer & Cellar’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

DCMetroTheaterArts’ John Stoltenberg couldn’t have said it any better in his review of Buyer & Cellar: “The laughs come so fast in Buyer & Cellar—and Michael Urie’s solo performance is so brilliantly engaging—that the words “funny” and “fun” seem too puny, utterly inadequate to convey the extraordinary experience.” Well, there were a lot of laughs when I […]

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‘The Streisand Songbook’ at The Baltimore Symphony at Strathmore with Ann Hampton Callaway by Tiffany Draut

Jack Everly led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with special guest Ann Hampton Callaway in a Barbra Streisand-inspired evening in Bethesda, MD last night at Strathmore. Interspersed with anecdotes about Streisand’s influence on her own life (including the time she wrote a song for Streisand’s wedding), Callaway sang a variety of well-known Streisand tunes in her […]

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Neil Berg’s ‘101 Years of Broadway’ at The Music Center at Strathmore by Mike Spain

Neil Berg was a great narrator weaving stories about artists, musicals, and the history of the Broadway Musical throughout his 101 Years of Broadway last night at The Music Center at Strathmore. Berg has produced over 1,000 Broadway concert shows worldwide with his company Leftfield Productions. He has arranged, composed, and written lyrics for several […]

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Cabaret Review: ‘The Lost Songs of Broadway – 1960s’ at Signature Theatre by Jennifer Perry

As the final installment of Signature Theatre’s 5-show 2011-2012 cabaret season, Matthew Gardiner (Director) has conceived a quite memorable presentation of ‘lost’ songs from Broadway musicals of the 1960s. As the audience is reminded several times throughout the course of the performance, this cabaret does not provide an opportunity to hear the hits of Mame, […]

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