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DC Metro Theater Arts Founder Joel Markowitz is remembered during the In Memoriam section of the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards. Photo by Mukul Ranjan Photography.

Remembering Joel Markowitz on His Birthday

We at DC Metro Theater Arts are taking time today to remember Founder and Editor Joel Markowitz on what would have been his 61st birthday. Joel remains in our hearts every day as we strive to keep his legacy alive through our work with DC Metro Theater Arts, the publication that he created and built […]

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News: Young Artists of America to Dedicate Upcoming ‘Ragtime’ in Concert to Joel Markowitz, Offer Chance to Win Hamilton Tickets

Young Artists of America & Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Present RAGTIME in Concert Over 275 local student performing artists to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the production’s timeless score. On Sunday, April 15th at 4 pm, Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) will present RAGTIME: In Concert. The […]

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Review: ‘House.’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Reality TV shows have been described with many different words since they have pervaded the airwaves over the past two decades – crass, stereotypical, unreality. Maryland-based playwright Daniel Johnston, a fan of reality television, wrote and staged a play last year at Howard Community College (HCC), entitled House. that closely examines the exploitation of stereotypes […]

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Review: ‘The Book of Merman’ at DC Arts Center

Review by Jason Williams Playfully tagged as a less expensive alternative to The Book of Mormon, which it satirizes, The Book of Merman quickly moves beyond just being a parody of the aforementioned award-winning Broadway hit. Written by Leo Schwartz and originally performed in 2015 Landless Theatre Company’s production of The Book of Merman is […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts Announces New Editor-in-Chief, Joel Markowitz Named Editor Emeritus

As Founding Editor Continues to Endure Debilitating Effects of ALS, Revitalized Staff Regroups to Carry Forward His Vision Metro DC (September 7, 2017)—DCMetroTheaterArts (DCMTA)—the website that covers more local performing arts than any other media outlet—today announced the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief, Nicole Hertvik. For the last two years, Nicole has been a DCMTA […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending March 31, 2015 Part 1

Here is Part 1 of our favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ in March 2015. Congrats to our honorees! ______ Alex Alburqueque, as Leporello, in Don Giovanni at The In Series singing “Lovely Lady” “Don Giovanni would be nothing without his sidekick, Leporello. The In Series sets this Mozart classic in the American bible belt during a tent revival. […]

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Patti LuPone: ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ at ‘Arts by George’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Last night George Mason University’s annual Arts by George! benefit outdid itself as they had Broadway legend and TV star Patti LuPone headline their gala event. LuPone, whose credits span the Broadway stage, film, TV, opera, and various recordings, performed songs from all the roles that she ever wanted to do in her aptly-titled cabaret – […]

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Patti LuPone at ArtSpeak! at Blake High School

Last night I enjoyed an evening with American icon, Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone at Blake High School at ArtSpeak!. ArtSpeak! has been around 18 years and the 850 people who filled up the auditorium at Blake High School broke the ArtSpeak! attendance record. Patti LuPone is in town for her performance […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending August 24, 2014

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers honorees, Congrats to all of  you! ______ Natascia Diaz Performing ‘All That Jizz’ in The Summer Hummer “One of the highlights of the evening was Natascia Diaz performing a “MadLibs” version of Chicago’s “All That Jazz,” which was renamed “All That Jizz.” The segment began by encouraging audience members to […]

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A Tribute to Tana Hicken From Friends, Colleagues, and Admirers-Tributes to be Held on Monday, September 15th at Everyman Theatre and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre

______ Two Tributes are Scheduled for Tana Hicken: on Monday, September 15th at 7 PM at Everyman Theatre – 315 West Fayette Street, in Baltimore, MD 21201. AND and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre – 1501 14th St NW, in Washington, DC 20005.  ______ Joy Zinoman Founding Artistic Director The Studio Theatre […]

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‘If/Then’ at The Richard Rodgers Theatre

If/Then, the musical with the biggest heart you can imagine, is now back home in the Big Apple, and just like its main character, Elizabeth (the incomparable Idina Menzel), it is starting over in Manhattan, right where it belongs. I admit to having first met and fallen in love with If/Then during its out-of-town fling […]

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‘From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook’ Released on DVD and Double-CD Set Tomorrow, iTunes on 2/7, & on Blu-ray on 2/18 by Joel Markowitz

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook DVD And Double-CD set Released Tomorrow, February 4th, as two volumes digitally via iTunes  on February 7th, and on   Blu-ray on February 18th. STARRING 300+ NEWTOWN STUDENT PERFORMERS and OVER 100 BROADWAY PERFORMERS Broadway Records will Donate 100% of its Profits from Sales to the Newtown-Sandy […]

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The 14th WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced!

The 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors‘ (THE WATCH AWARDS) nominations were announced tonight at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Here are this year’s nominees: 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS January 19, 2014 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA  Award Ceremony Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 7:00 […]

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WATCH AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED TONIGHT!

The 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors‘ (THE WATCH AWARDS) nominations will be announced tonight at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. The WATCH Award Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 9, 2014 back at The Birchmere, in Alexandria, VA. Tickets are $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office, or purchase them online. In the COMMENT BOX […]

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