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Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Hedgerow Theatre

Universal button-perfect delivery of delicious Noël Coward lines takes Carly L. Bodnar’s production of Blithe Spirit at Hedgerow Theatre miles into gratifying comic territory,...

Review: ‘Dream: A Phonograph Musical’ at Ritz Theatre Company

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of its historic building, Ritz Theatre Company presents Dream: A Phonograph Musical, an original prequel to the genre of the...

Review: ‘Private Lives’ at Reston Community Players

Some plays are like peeping through your eye doctor’s phoropter — layer upon layer of filters. Say, a playwright of the Roaring Twenties borrows...

Review: ‘Present Laughter’ at the St. James Theatre

It doesn’t take much to create a smash Broadway hit. All you need for starters is a  witty script that isn’t in a hurry...

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as...

COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:  Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff OVERTURE. John Kander and Fred Ebb have written some fifteen...

Review: ‘In Transit’ at Circle in the Square Theatre

I first ran into this musical which deals with the lives of several New  York subway commuters in 2010 when it first bounced into...

‘Take A Bow’ Part 2 in Philadelphia: Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite...

Here is Part 2 of the Philadelphia staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite performances in Spring and Summer of 2016. To all our honorees – TAKE...

Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley,...

For his next novel To the Unseen, successful author and socialite Charles Condomine must gather material on the world of the occult, of which...

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ At Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Walnut Street Theatre rocked with laughter tonight. The Pirate King, Black Stache, was arguing with his mate, Smee, concerning a severed. . .oh well...

Housewives Get Desperate in Dario Fo’s ‘They Don’t Pay, We Won’t...

“Our homeland is the whole world.                              Our law is liberty. We...

Review: ‘They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!’ at Ambassador Theater

How fortunate we are in the DC area, a locale that seeks status as a world class city, to have the Ambassador Theater in...

Review: ‘Hughie’ at The Booth Theatre in New York City

Jason Robards first played the central  character in this Eugene O'Neill one-act mood piece; that was in 1964. That character isn't "Hughie" -- no,...

Review: ‘Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose’ at Signature Theatre

What starts as a delightfully wacky lark of well-told tales perfectly suited for theater buffs of a certain age or for those who know...

A Talk with Michael Riedel on His Book ‘Razzle Dazzle’ by...

Michael Riedel, the theatre columnist for the New York Post and the co-host of the long running PBS show Theater Talk, sat with me...

‘Old Times’ at Roundabout Theatre at the American Airlines Theatre...

Harold Pinter must be smiling down on 42nd Street where the Roundabout is currently presenting his Old Times at the American Airlines Theatre. For starters,...

‘The New Morality’ at The Mint Theater Company in New York...

The Mint Theater, in a 100 seat space on the 3rd floor of an office building on West 43rd Street, has been fulfilling its...

‘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...

‘Blithe Spirit’ at Everyman Theatre

Word has it that English playwright Noël Coward took only five days to write Blithe Spirit during the full fury of World War II, which premiered just six...

‘Blithe Spirit’ at The National Theatre

No matter how low your spirits these days, Angela Lansbury will raise them. That’s the professional promise now drawing people into Washington, D.C. from...

An Interview with Charlotte Parry of ‘Blithe Spirit’ at The National...

When did you first get the ‘theatre bug’ and what are some of your earliest experiences and memories of appearing on the stage? Any...

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