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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals...

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The...

Review: ‘Lost in the Stars’ at Washington National Opera #2

One of the most powerful musical dramas of the 20th century has just opened at The Kennedy Center, home of the Washington National Opera, for...

Review: ‘Lost in the Stars’ at Washington National Opera

In the scorching, emotional and honest opera of man in search of redemption, the opera--Lost in the Stars, now playing as part of the Washington...

Magic Time! The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: Darius & Twig’ at...

I cannot help but think that if W.E.B. DuBois were alive, he would absolutely love Darius & Twig, the passionately purposeful play by Caleen Sinnette...

Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Darius & Twig’ at The Kennedy Center

Darius & Twig, now playing at The Kennedy Center's Family Theater, tackles issues confronted by inner city kids throughout the country. And it does so...

‘The Good Counselor’ at 1st Stage

“You will never know the truth of my life,” says Rita Heffernon (Deidra LaWan Starnes) to her son, Vincent (Manu Kumasi), in a moment...

‘Sunset Baby’ at Rep Stage

Dominique Morisseau’s Sunset Baby is social realism with snap. It knows how to “unlock all that attitude,” as one of the play’s three characters...

Spine: Hip-Hop, Flow, and ‘How We Got On’

When I think of Hip-Hop my imagination immediately flies to urban America, to a gritty, "tougher than leather" New York City filled with N.W.A,...

‘How We Got On’ at Forum Theatre

How We Got On, a brilliant new play from Forum Theatre by playwright Idris Goodwin, tells the story of three kids in 1988 who...

Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company:...

In Part Five of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Nafeesa Monroe. Joel: How did you become involved with this production...

Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company:...

In Part Four of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet George Page. Joel:  How did you become involved with this...

‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Since brevity is the soul of wit, I will be brief. Annapolis Shakespeare Company has mounted to the stage, for their first offering of...

Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company:...

In Part Three of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Paul E. Hope. Joel: How did you become involved with this...

Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company:...

 In Part Two of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Audrey Bertaux. Joel: How did you become involved with this production...

Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company:...

In Part One of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Hamlet, meet Manu Kumasi. Joel: How did you become involved with this...

Meet the Playwrights of Arena Stage’s ‘Playwrights’ Arena’: Part 2: Shawn...

The Playwrights’ Arena a new play initiative developed by the American Voices New Play Institute. Centering on a small collaborative group of local playwrights dedicated to...

‘Scapin’ at Constellation Theatre Company by Justin Schneider

“Beautiful women, graphic violence, and, um, some sort of conclusion.” Toss in “excellent clown-work” and you've got a pretty good snapshot of Constellation Theatre...

Capital: Fringe Review: ‘Sanka, Ya Dead Mon?’ by Bev Fleisher

Within three minutes of bursting onto the stage, Ben (Manu Kumasi), had the audience eating out of his hand.  His attitude, singing and dancing...

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Sanka, Ya Dead Mon’ by Philip...

Sanka, Ya Dead Mon is the story of Ben. Ben was an artist who never got to the point of struggling. Giving up his...

‘A Behanding in Spokane’ at The Keegan Theatre by Kim Moeller

A Behanding in Spokane is an unexpected guilty pleasure. Unexpected, because the play is promoted as a macabre tale full of grisly surprises. Although...

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