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Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal bring ‘Love Letters’ to Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre

Love is breaking out in Baltimore. Or should we say the “second time around”? Nearly 50 years after starring together in Love Story, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal have brought A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters to the Hippodrome Theatre. To mark this return of romance to Charm City, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake proclaimed this “Ali MacGraw and […]

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Meet the Cast of McLean Community Players’ ‘Unnecessary Farce’: Part 1: Marilyn Pifer

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of McLean Community Players’ Unnecessary Farce, meet Marilyn Pifer. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages and what roles you have played. Marilyn: I’m Marilyn Pifer, returning to the stage after an absence of several years. I’ve played in […]

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‘Love and Money’ at Signature Theatre in NYC

Master Playwright A.R.Gurney has used his own life as background material for some 50 plays, 4 musicals, plus 3 novels. Born in 1930 in Buffalo, New York, he decided early on to “write what he knew”, and he has since probed and poked into the many aspects of his life as a White Anglo Saxon […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Special Awards

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Special Awards have been awarded to: Since it opened in July 2013, The Anacostia Playhouse has become home for several of our most creative smaller theatre companies in the DC Metro area, including Theater Alliance and Scena Theatre. Thanks to Julia Robey Christian and Adele Robey for […]

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Laurel Mill Playhouse: A Theatre with a Sense of Community Brings ‘Love Letters’ for One Performance This Sunday at 2 PM

The Laurel Mill Playhouse has been more than just a community theatre. It has become a theatre of the community. The Playhouse is the home to Teen Shakespeare, Young Adult One Act Festival and the Children’s Summer Musical. This Sunday it will be the stage for members of the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center theater class. The […]

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’84, Charing Cross Road’ at Off the Quill

In James Roose-Evan’s stage adaptation of Helene Hanff’s classic memoir, 84, Charing Cross Road, Off The Quill tackles something quite different from their usual M.O. A self-labeled “collaborative” and “experimental” troupe, OTQ was introduced last year at Capital Fringe with Violent Delights, “A Shakespearian brawl-esque sideshow.” Violent Delights, described by DCMTA’s J.R. Russ as an, “experimental… […]

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‘Love Letters’ at The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company by Joel Markowitz

Advertised as “Gurney’s ‘Love Letters’ Like You’ve Never Seen it Before” The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company’s production, directed with much love by Leanne G. O’Neill and Assistant Director Brennan Jones, features some effective changes to a show that has had a tradition of utilizing two actors performing on a simple set-usually sitting at two desks, or […]

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Starting Time Changed to 7:15 PM Tonight for ‘Love Letters’ at The Muskrat Theatre Company at North Bethesda United Methodist Church by Brennan Jones

Because of the weather forecasts, the performance time for Love Letters has been changed to 7:15 PM TONIGHT. If you’ve experienced A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, you might be skeptical. If you haven’t, here’s a crash course: Love Letters tells the story of Andy Ladd and Melissa Gardener, and their 50+ year love affair. Their connection is forged almost entirely […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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2012-2013 Season Preview for McLean Community Players by Chris Hardy and Joel Markowitz

McLean Community Players (MCP) just concluded their 2011-2012 season with a highly successful production of Legally Blonde. To find out what they have in store for next season, I interviewed Chris Hardy, their Artistic Vice President. Joel:  Your current season certainly ended with a bang.  Legally Blonde  was well-liked and very well attended. What are […]

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