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Review: ‘Godspell’ at Infinity Theatre Company

The early 1970s gave us three Bible-themed musicals: Stephen Schwartz's Godspell (currently in a production directed by Alan Ostroff at Infinity Theatre Company in...

Review: Melba Moore at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The indefatigable legendary singer and actress, Melba Moore, dazzled the crowd at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Sunday evening. With a very...

Review: ’99 – A Rock Opera’ by DC Dogs

Musical theater and the country could use a good renegade rock musical inspired by the Occupy Movement. The demonstrations that spread across America spurred...

Review: Patina Miller at Strathmore’s Annual Spring Gala

Patina Miller’s luminous stage presence added snap, sizzle and pop from the best of American musical theater to Strathmore’s annual spring gala, now in...

Review: ‘Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical’ at City Theater Company...

Wilmington’s City Theater Company once again affirms its status as the go-to regional venue for youth-driven musicals, with its one-week run of Hair: The...

Spine: One ‘American Idiot’ to Another, at The Keegan Theatre

Let me admit this right from the start. I'm 60 years old. I don't go to concerts much. I had heard of Green Day (I've...

Review: ‘American Idiot’ at The Keegan Theatre

The Keegan Theatre’s American Idiot speaks to collective genius. Hardly a no-brainer to mount this explosive, war-weary work, weaned in the Bush II era, at...

In the Moment: A Look at Jack Viertel’s “The Secret Life...

Revealing the concealed underpinnings and durable structures of American musicals is no easy undertaking. Let alone covering and analyzing the past seven decades of...

Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at StillPointe Theatre...

Over the past several years, StillPointe Theatre Initiative has emerged as “the little theater company that could.” They have become known for two things:...

A Talk with Michael Riedel on His Book ‘Razzle Dazzle’ by...

Michael Riedel, the theatre columnist for the New York Post and the co-host of the long running PBS show Theater Talk, sat with me...

Magic Time!: ‘Dogfight’ & ‘Dear Evan Hansen’: Pasek & Paul Transforming...

Last season The Keegan Theatre mounted a Vietnam War–era musical called Hair. In a column I described that production as “radiant and thrilling,” “an exuberant...

Fantastic News! ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ to Have A Spring 2016 Run...

Some wonderful news about the critically acclaimed production of Dear Evan Hansen now playing at Arena Stage: It's having a Summer 2016 production at Second...

Magic Time!: A Love Letter to ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Dear Dear Evan Hansen, I know it might sound odd, but this is a love letter to a musical. I saw you for the first time...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Arena Stage

There are a lot of great shows in town this month. There’s the fan-favorite The Book of Mormon, the charming and captivating Once, the...

‘American Idiot’ at Little Butterfly Theatre Company’s at 1st Stage

Green Day’s American Idiot is getting staged by a group of teens and twenty-somethings in a warehouse near Tysons and it is hot, hot,...

Meet the Cast of ‘Once on This Island’ at Creative Cauldron:...

In Part 6 of a series of interviews with the cast of Once on This Island, meet Jade Jones. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers...

Meet the Cast of ‘Once on This Island’ at Creative Cauldron:...

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Once on This Island, meet Ian Anthony Coleman. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers...

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...

Meet the Cast of ‘Nunsense’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company: Part...

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of Nunsense at Wolf Pack Theatre Company, meet Melanie Pino-Elliott. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us where...

Meet the Cast of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’...

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Kensington Arts Theatre, meet Emma...

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