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Review: ‘Hey, Look Me Over!’ by Encores! at City Center

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the very successful Encores! series threw us a party by offering its seven audiences (February 7–11) a potpourri of...

Fifteen Top Theater Picks for Valentine’s Day in NYC

If you’re in New York City for Valentine’s Day and planning to celebrate your love of the stage, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Nicole Hertvik and...

New Records: Listening to ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’

New Records is our column about recordings of shows and concerts. It’s a companion to the reviews that regularly appear here on DC Metro...

Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at the Shubert Theatre

I'm going to tell you a short story before I get to my review of Hello, Dolly! which is now playing at the Shubert...

Review: ‘Jerry’s Girls’ at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3

There's just no tune As exciting As a showtune In two-four... For Jerry Herman, the lyrics of this early composition, “Showtune,” represent a kind of mission statement. In...

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as...

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES. One of the properties for...

Review: ‘Ride the Cyclone’ at The Lucille Lortel Theatre

In 1964 Bob Dylan wrote that 'the times they are a-changin’, and he might just as well have been referring to the musical theatre...

Review: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at City Theater Company

Wilmington’s City Theater Company ushers in its 23rd season with lots of glitter for the holidays. But it’s not the usual tinsel on the tree,...

‘Love Can Build a Bridge’: An Anti-Violence Charity Concert: Interviews With...

The violence in the US and overseas has rattled millions of people, making many of us feel vulnerable. Sarah Gafgen, well-known actor, singer, and...

Review: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at Signature Theatre

What is a family? Is it all about biology or does it have much more to do with love? Surely, it’s the latter, and...

Review: ‘DISASTER!’ at The Nederlander Theatre in NYC

If you're in the mood for a visit with a shipload of fun loving actors, many of whom you've seen and enjoyed in shows...

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...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #11: New York’s Ten Best of 2015...

It was an active year, heavily marked by new and revisited musicals. The attendance and box office numbers were good, both on and off...

‘The Three Maries – A Philadelphia Phable’ at the Prince Theater...

The Three Maries - A Philadelphia Phable is a Philadelphia musical that wears its civic pride on its sleeve. It’s a celebration of some of...

‘Mame’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Mame, the musical sensation based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame, by Lawrence and...

‘Mame’ with Sandy Bainum, Sally Struthers, and Kathy Halenda Opens on...

The Riverside Center Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, VA announces the opening of the Broadway classic Mame starring Sandy Bainum and featuring Sally Struthers, at the...

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...

‘Hamilton’ at The Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

I was away in August when the musical Hamilton opened on Broadway so yesterday I caught up with it as it was about to...

‘The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) at Damascus Theatre Company in...

“You walk into a show and hope you don’t fall asleep watching the plot.  You walk into a show and find you’re watching the...

‘The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ Takes Center Stage at The...

In partnership with Damascus Theatre Company, Arts on the Green presents The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. The...

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