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Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ at Anacostia Playhouse

“These are my friends,” Billie Holiday (Anya Nebel) tells her accompanist (LeVar Betts), gesturing at the audience. It is March of 1959, and Holiday...

Review: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ at The Hub Theatre

Set in a fictionalized American magical kingdom, The Happiest Place on Earth, now playing at Hub Theatre, is a wonderfully bittersweet family saga that...

Dangereuse: ‘King Lear’ at WSC Avant Bard

King Lear has sometimes been called the Everest of classical acting. Every great Shakespearean actor must sooner or later face the physically and emotionally...

Review: ‘King Lear’ at Avant Bard

The tempest in my mind / Doth from my senses take all feeling else. King Lear, Act 3, scenes 4–5. Avant Bard’s King Lear is...

Review: Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

With the audience seated in the round on a floor shared by the playing space, you could feel the whole place shaking and quaking....

Review: ‘The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence’ Co-Presented by Washington Performing...

There’s a pulse, a simple rhythm. It is both complex syncopation that rushes on, and an inviting and relaxed embrace of the moment. The...

Review: ‘Blackberry Winter’ at Forum Theatre

Does a play about an incurable progressive disease not sound like something you’d care to see? Does a character’s long, lone monologue about her...

‘happiness (and other reasons to die)’ at The Welders

You might think a suicide pact among losers who meet on line would not be a terribly good premise for a warmhearted comedy—much less...

‘Red High Heels’ at Anacostia Playhouse

Making theatre is hard. Making any kind of art is hard, but the challenges that accompany mounting a live production – logistical, administrative, financial...

‘Broke-ology’ at Theater Alliance by Bev Fleisher

Broke-ology, Theater Alliance’s inaugural production at the Anacostia Playhouse, is a celebration of ensemble work. There was no barrier between the stage and the...

Madeline Botteri on playing Monica P. Miller in ‘Rooms: A Rock...

Madeline Botteri is a bundle of energy as Monica P. Miller in Kensington Arts Theatre's production of Rooms: A Rock Romance. With her  powerful...

‘Rooms: A Rock Romance’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Mariya Danilenko

Kensington Arts Theatre's production of Paul Scott Goodman's Scottish rock musical Rooms: A Rock Romance features a thrillingly gorgeous score by Paul Scott Goodman...

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