Tag Archives | Matt Rowe

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‘Seminar’ at Round House Theatre by David Friscic

Floating windows at the top of the stage! That Is not, necessarily, the first thing you marvel at in the Round House Theatre’s current and stimulating new play Seminar for, indeed, all the elements of a solid and professional production are vividly on display here in Theresa Rebeck’s witty and absorbing play. Under the astute […]

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DCMetroTheatreArts is the Official Media Sponsor for Molotov Theatre Group’s ‘Hellraiser Fundraiser’ on February 28th from 6-10 PM & a $5 Discount for DCMTA Readers by Joel Markowitz

DCMetroTheaterArts is proud to be the Offical Media Sponsor for The Molotov Theatre Group‘s ‘Hellraiser Fundraiser’ on Friday, February 28th from 6-10 PM AT  Millie & Al’s – 2440 18th Street, NW, in Washington, DC The Molotov Hellraiser Fundraiser, February 28, 6 -10 PM at Millie & Al’s- 2440 18th Street, NW Landless Theatre Company, long-time […]

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‘Miss Saigon’ at Signature Theatre by Amanda Gunther

The heat is on in Saigon! It’s the last night of the world and it’s burning up fast at Signature Theatre as they blast open their 2013/2014 season with the rarely produced Tony Award-Winning Musical, Miss Saigon. Directed by Eric Schaeffer with Musical Direction by Gabriel Mangiante, conducting 15 excellent musicians, this tragically beautiful tale […]

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‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ at Signature Theatre by David Friscic

Shakespeare’s R&J, the somewhat hip title ascribed to Joe Calarco’s creative adaptation and intertwining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in a Catholic all-male boarding school, is highly visceral, physical, and jolting – and a very challenging concept for a play. Calarco directs a cast of four very energetic and talented actors at full throttle and with tremendous […]

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Peter (Thomas Keegan) and Kelly (Rachel Zampelli) see each other for the first time since Craig’s funeral. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Dying City’ at Signature Theatre by Jennifer Perry

Christopher Shinn’s provocative time-shifting 65 minute piece, Dying City, explores the themes of love, loss, grief, brotherhood, the past, duty, and identity. Kelly, a young, repressed Harvard grad psychologist is visited one evening at her New York City apartment by an unwelcomed visitor. Her husband Craig, who was also a student at Harvard, died in […]

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Cabaret Review: ‘The Lost Songs of Broadway – 1960s’ at Signature Theatre by Jennifer Perry

As the final installment of Signature Theatre’s 5-show 2011-2012 cabaret season, Matthew Gardiner (Director) has conceived a quite memorable presentation of ‘lost’ songs from Broadway musicals of the 1960s. As the audience is reminded several times throughout the course of the performance, this cabaret does not provide an opportunity to hear the hits of Mame, […]

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Charlie Brady (Sonny) and the cast of 'Xanadu' rocking out. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A Short Chat With Charlie Brady Who’s Playing Sonny in ‘Xanadu’ at Signature Theatre by Joel Markowitz

Charlie Brady is playing the not-too-bright but energetic Sonny Malone in Signature Theatre’s production of Xanadu. I asked Charlie to talk about playing Sonny. Joel: How did you get involved in Signature’s production of Xanadu, and why did you want to play Sonny? Charlie: It was pretty last minute for me actually. Matt Gardiner emailed […]

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Erin Weaver (center, as Kira) with her Greek Muses (from left to right) Nickolas Vaughan, Kellee Knighten Hough, Nova Y. Payton, Sherri L. Edelen, Mark Chandler, and Jamie Eacker. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Xanadu’ at Signature Theatre by Julia L. Exline

Signature Theatre presents Xanadu, a hilariously decadent treat written by Douglas Carter Beane, with music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and direction and choreography by Matthew Gardiner. Based on the infamous 1980 film musical flop, starring Olivia Newton-John and screen legend Gene Kelly, this ‘laugh at yourself’ stage version is filled with corny […]

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Designers Colin K. Bills, David Ghatan, and Matt Rowe on their Helen Hayes Awards Nominations by Joel Markowitz

The Designers: Colin K. Bills, David Ghatan, and Matt Rowe Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and what was your first reaction? Colin: This might be a longer answer than you want. Okay, it’s actually a much longer answer than you want. But theater is about stories, so […]

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