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Review: ‘1984’ at the Hudson Theatre

One of the most fascinating items on the Broadway scene is the current production of a British import, 1984. Co-adapted from the 1949 novel of George Orwell by Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke, it stands as a powerful and frighteningly relevant, if somewhat fantastical, take on our world. When the novel first appeared in 1949, […]

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Review: ‘A Conversation with Alec Baldwin’ at Smithsonian Associates

A sold out crowd Wednesday night enthusiastically enjoyed the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, writer, producer, comedian, and political activist Alec Baldwin’s interview. Arena Stage’s Artistic Director Molly Smith engaged him at the George Washington University’s (GWU) Lisner Auditorium. Baldwin has a new memoir out entitled Nevertheless. During the talk, he […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #6: Best Plays in Professional Theaters in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Plays in Professional Theaters in 2016 in Philadelphia, NYC, New Jersey, and Delaware. Congrats to all our honorees! A Moon for the Misbegotten at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3. A View From the Bridge at The Lyceum Theatre. Birdie’s Pit Stop (and the tribe of […]

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Review: ‘A Name for a Ghost to Mutter’ at Urban Stages

In the summer of 2008 a group of artists, business people and supporters gathered to talk theatre, which led to the formation of Theatre East and an inaugural benefit in July 2009. Its core belief was that that art defines civilization and that “theatre serves as a community experience.” The manifesto concluded that “we believe, […]

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 6: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 6 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! ______ Hasani Allen as J.D. in Heathers at Red Branch Theatre Company. More toward the lethal-drone end of the sociopathic spectrum is second lead J.D., the moody loner played by another of the cast’s charismatic newcomers, Hasani Allen. In […]

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 5: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 5 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! Paula Arcila in Miss Cuarenta at GALA Hispanic Theatre. Paula Arcila, a Colombian sexpot now living and working at a Spanish radio station in Miami, gives a dazzling solo performance in this comic memoir about what it means to be […]

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 4: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 4 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! Kestrel Coffee as Jessie in Rain Follows the Plow at The 2016 Capital Fringe Festival. This beautifully moving “dust opera” by Stephen R. Coffee featured a cast of wonderful ensemble singers and musicians who together told a poignant and powerful story […]

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An Interview With ‘My Favorite Husbands’ Playwright Andrew Marvel-Playing at GayFest! 2016 in Philadelphia

Just when the US is in a political freefall, with Trump and Clinton battling it out, while Stein and Johnson are waiting in the wings, Playwright Andrew Marvel opens a Pandora’s box with Gay Republicans and non-Republicans going on a roller-coaster that has audiences in stitches. The world premiere of My Favorite Husbands, directed by […]

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Review: The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at Wolf Trap

A high school teacher of mine used to say that there are two universal languages in the world. One is math; the other is music. Simply stated at the time, its message has echoed through my life in wonderful, often surprising ways, and I’m delighted to say the most recent of which was on a […]

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Review: ‘Jelly’s Last Jam’ at Signature Theatre

The early days of American jazz come fully back to life in Signature Theatre’s Jelly’s Last Jam. But if the notion of spending two hours in the dark watching something historical sounds boring — not to worry. This raucous, flamboyant, and colorful story of Jelly Roll Morton, American jazz pianist, is as fascinating as the man […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘The Answer to May’s Brainteaser’ by Peter Filichia

This is Peter’s final column in ‘Filichia on Friday.’ It’s been a pleasure and an honor to share this column with our DCMTA writers.  THIS WEEK: The Answer to May’s Brainteaser Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE.  ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles Archives: June 3, 2016: The Answer to May’s Brainteaser. May […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam Answers’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. Take The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam. And HERE ARE THE ANSWERS. Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles: May 27, 2016: HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE 2016 Broadway […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam. Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles: May 6, 2016: Long Day’s Journey into Questions. April 29, 2016: April’s Leftovers and May’s […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Long Day’s Journey into Questions’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: Long Day’s Journey into Questions. Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles: May 6, 2016: Long Day’s Journey into Questions. April 29, 2016: April’s Leftovers and May’s Brainteaser. […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘R&H: Relevant & Human or Run-down and Humdrum?’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: R&H: Relevant & Human or Run-down and Humdrum? Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles: April 22, 2016: R&H: Relevant & Human or Run-down and Humdrum? April […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘ Rhymes Have I – Or Have I?’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: A Chat with Choreographer Larry Fuller. Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles: April 15, 2016: Rhymes Have I – Or Have I? April 8, 2016: A Chat […]

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Review: The Great American Rep: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Everyman Theatre

As the centerpiece of its 25th Anniversary Season, Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre has taken on the daunting task of mounting what are arguably the two greatest American plays ever written, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. What’s more, the plays are presented in rotating repertory, largely with the same actors, […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘A Chat with Choreographer Larry Fuller’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: A Chat with Choreographer Larry Fuller. Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE. Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles: April 8, 2016: A Chat with Choreographer Larry Fuller. April 1, 2016: 1776: IT’S A […]

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