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Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Ford’s Theatre

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is back at Ford’s Theatre in a production that is guaranteed to fill your heart with Yuletide cheer. Michael Wilson’s adaptation tells the classic tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge as he is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas who offer the crotchety miser a chance at redemption. This iteration of […]

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Review #2: ‘110 in the Shade’ at Ford’s Theatre

As the opening song exclaims, “Gonna Be Another Hot Day”- and like a refreshing breeze, the lilting lyrics and melodious music of the prolific theatre songwriting team of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!) surges over the Ford’s Theatre’s current robust production of 110 in the Shade. The entire production […]

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Review: ‘110 in the Shade’ at Ford’s Theatre

Glorious vocals and a strong cast heat up Ford’s Theatre with the musical gem 110 in the Shade. With music and lyrics by The Fantasticks creators Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, this rollicking musical, based on The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, has more than enough heat to satisfy. Directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom […]

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‘Bright Star’ at The Kennedy Center

Bright Star officially opened last night in its pre-Broadway engagement at The Kennedy Center. And there is plenty for audiences to like and enjoy. Let’s start with that banjo. Steve Martin co-wrote the music and story of Bright Star with musician and song writer Edie Brickell. Martin tackled the book, while Brickell handled the lyrics. […]

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‘Beautiful-The Carole King Musical’ at The Kennedy Center

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical takes the audience on a ride through songs that in three minutes or so, framed and reflected many a life; especially of the Baby Boomer generation. As directed by Marc Bruni, certainly the earth moved under the feet of the over 2,300 in attendance at The Kennedy Center’s Opera House as they […]

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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 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 RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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‘Violet’ at Ford’s Theatre by Amanda Gunther

A stunning production is playing on the stage at Ford’s Theatre as the musical Violet carries on their 2013/2014 season. With music by Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, this touching and uplifting musical is filled with soul and is a rigorous run of emotions from beginning to end. Directed by Jeff […]

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Ford’s Theatre Announces its 2013-2014 Season

Ford’s Theatre Announces 2013-2014 Season The Laramie Project, A Christmas Carol, Violet, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Ford’s Theatre announces its 2013-14 season, which includes: The Laramie Project  September 27-October 27, 2013  by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project Part of The Lincoln Legacy Project The Laramie Project presents a deeply complex portrait of […]

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