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“The Queerest Role I’ve Played”: A Q&A with Jon Hudson Odom...

Jon Hudson Odom's performance in Jordan Tannahill's new play Botticelli in the Fire just blew me away. And it wasn't the first time that had happened....

Review: ‘Botticelli in the Fire’ at Woolly Mammoth

Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” is a painting famous for its youthful beauty and artistic mastery. When I stood in front...

Review: ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem’ at Forum Theatre

The unsettling sight of a young man in shackles sitting on a bare, plank-wood floor; a glimmer of night sky piercing the darkness through...

Magic Time!: ‘Nat Turner in Jerusalem’ at Forum Theatre

By coincidence, Nat Turner in Jerusalem opened at Forum Theatre the day that The Raid closed at Theater Alliance. The two plays seen in...

Review: ‘Our Town’ at Olney Theatre Center

Thornton Wilder's New Hampshire creation, Grover's Corners, sits on some of the oldest rock in the world: "a shelf of Devonian basalt" crossed with...

Review: ‘An Octoroon’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (remount)

Honestly, I am still reeling after seeing Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon last night. I’ve been wandering around the house all morning, eyes glazed over,...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic...

Spine: For the Love of ‘Angels in America: Perestroika’ at Round...

Part II of Tony Kushner's Angels in America opened last weekend at the Round House Theatre. A joint production with the Olney Theatre Center,...

Review: ‘Angels in America: Perestroika’ at Round House Theatre and Olney...

Prophetic Messages continue in the stunning second part of Tony Kushner’s masterwork, Angels in America: Perestroika –now appearing at the Round House Theatre as...

Post-Play Palaver: John Stoltenberg and Michael Poandl on ‘Angels in America:...

Post-Play Palaver is an occasional series of conversations between DC Metro Theater Arts writers who saw the same performance, got really into talking about...

Spine: Anguish, Angels, and the Reagan Revolution: ‘Angels in America’ at...

Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center have teamed up for a truly remarkable Washington event: Parts 1 & 2 of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer-Prize...

Review: ‘Angels in America: Millennium Approaches’ at Round House Theatre and...

Social, political, and historical forces collide and converge to mirror the conflicted inner worlds of the fascinating characters in Playwright Tony Kushner’s audacious, insightfully...

Review: ‘An Octoroon’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Welcome to playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ world. You’re just living in it. Or, is it, welcome to 19th Century playwright Dion Boucicault’s world and Branden Jacobs-...

Round House Theatre Announces its 2016-2017 Season: A Celebration of Tony...

NEW SEASON INCLUDES A CELEBRATION OF TONY KUSHNER, THE LARGEST MUSICAL IN ROUND HOUSE’S HISTORY, THE REGIONAL PREMIERE OF A SOLO SHOW BY AUGUST WILSON ROUND...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in...

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN...

‘Hay Fever’ at Olney Theatre Center

Noël Coward himself described his breakout hit, Hay Fever as having “no plot at all, and remarkably little action...” The Olney Theatre Center’s production...

‘Passion Play’ at Forum Theatre

During the Roman times, theatre was a savage sport: need a crucifixion, grab a slave. During the Dark Ages, theatre disappeared under the cloak of...

Magic Time! Passion for a Play: A Q&A With Michael Dove,...

Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play is an epic three-part play set in three eras—Queen Elizabeth's England, Adolf Hitler's Germany, and Ronald Reagan's America. It’s a fancifully...

‘Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign’

No girl grows up dreaming of terminating a pregnancy. There are plenty of aspirational fantasies out there—some good for her, some not—but to be...

‘Colossal’ at Olney Theatre Center

In his curtain speech prior to the opening night performance of Andrew Hinderaker’s Colossal at Olney Theatre Center, Artistic Director Jason Loewith mentioned 'past,...

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