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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...

Craig Wallace on Playing Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong in ‘Satchmo at the...

He is one of my favorite actors and now Craig Wallace has received rave reviews and standing ovations for his riveting and tour de...

Review: 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: REV Theatre Company’s ‘Death is...

Death is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum—A Graveyard Cabaret, or: When the dead come alive at the Laurel Hill Cemetery with REV Theatre Company Death, dying,...

Review: ‘Louis and Ella! A New Jazzical’ at LiveArts

Louis and Ella! A New Jazzical was a fun, inventive journey with two greats of music. Written by Trent Armand Kendall and directed by Jeff Whiting,...

Magic Time! ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of...

It is the morning after I saw a compelling and telling bioplay about Louis Armstrong just opened at Mosaic Theater Company, Terry Teachout’s Satchmo...

Review: ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

It’s poignant and painful, funny and moving. Yet most of all, Satchmo at the Waldorf—the beautifully-wrought one-man show that opened to a packed house...

Review: ‘See Jane Sing’ at The Kennedy Center

It’s hard to imagine what to expect at a cabaret debut from a television actor turned Broadway performer turned television game host. Jane Lynch—who...

Review: ‘Let’s Get Personal’ at Baltimore Theatre Project

Let’s Get Personal, the new one-woman show playing this weekend at Baltimore Theatre Project, takes two things that typically get a bad rap –...

‘See Jane Sing! An Evening With Jane Lynch’ at The Birchmere

The crowd that came to The Birchmere last night to See Jane Sing! got a great big ol’ cabaret show full of offbeat tunes and...

‘Holiday Follies’ at Signature Theatre

Many of the greatest things in life just better with time, and Signature Theatre’s annual celebration of the holidays—Holiday Follies—is certainly no exception.  Under...

Spine: Feeling Blue? Escape to ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

A man staggers onto the stage at Arena's Kreeger Theater. Nomax, played with deep loss by Kevin McAllister, has offended his girl with yet...

‘Five Guys Named Moe’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center...

Who can resist the youthful, sensuous, energy of five high-stepping, superfine dudes who can sing and dance? “Jump blues” back to the rockin’ days...

‘All That Bethesda Jazz’: Meet The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper...

Meet Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club's Proprietor Rick Brown You grew up in the DC area. What was the DC area jazz scene like  when...

Christie Dashiell at The Mansion at Strathmore by Beverly Fleisher

Christie Dashiell and her band graced the stage at the Mansion at Strathmore on Wednesday night with a seven-song set. Her skills as a...

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: ‘Mardi Gras with the MJO’ at George Mason...

There is no annual holiday celebration in Louisiana without Mardi Gras! According to historians, Mardi Gras, a one-day prelude to Lent dates back thousands...

‘The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration’ at The...

The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary Celebration concert at The Kennedy Center Friday night brought together six talented jazz musicians and an...

‘Jazz for Justice’ at Hylton Performing Arts Center by Audrey Thornton

Nearly twenty-five years to the day of passage of H.CON. RES 57 (12/4/87) officially designating jazz as a rare and valuable national American treasure...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ