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Magic Time!: ‘Outside Mullingar’ at The Keegan Theatre

How does a play that starts out about real estate for gosh sake—adjacent farms in rural Ireland—become a heart-wrenching story of adjacent lost souls who fall in love late in life? How does a play that starts out prosaically about inheritance rights of all things—who gets one of those two farms after its paterfamilias passes—become […]

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Review #1: ‘Outside Mullingar’ at The Keegan Theatre

Theatre-lovers searching for a sequel to Doubt—John Patrick Shanley’s prize-winning (and frequently revived) play about nuns and priests in an Irish-American enclave of New York—will be surprised to find that Outside Mullingar is as far away from the Bronx as a ballad is from rap. In fact, Outside Mullingar—now having its DC premiere at The […]

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‘G-d’s Honest Truth’ at Theater J

Illusions and dreams are often enough the stuff needed to help us keep on truckin’ through life. Certainly Prospero in The Tempest and Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon suggested it was so. But, neither of those iconic productions have the wild start that the audience is given at Theater J with the premiere of […]

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‘The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures’ at Theater J

This is a big play,” the playwright Tony Kushner has said without understatement, and without an argument from anyone. It’s sprawling and sweeping and awesome in depth and breadth. It’s also long, about three and a half loquacious hours, with a title so discursive it has been foreshortened to “iHo.” But as Director John Vreeke’s […]

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“Four Weddings and a Surprise Fifth Wedding”

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis’ sanctuary was packed Monday, September 8, for the highly anticipated “Wine & Words” evening hosted by Bay Theatre. The evening was free, as was the wine, but the space was brimming with fans of previous Bay Theatre productions – all eager to see how Four Weddings and an Elvis would […]

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‘The Best Man’ at The Keegan Theatre by David Friscic

The Keegan Theatre’s current production of Gore Vidal’s political drama The Best Man is solid entertainment in the best sense of the word. Never having read the play or having seen any previous stage production, I had thought that I was going to see a political satire or a polemical and specialized piece of theatre […]

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Tonight at 7:20 PM: The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations Will Be Announced & Looking Back at Last Year’s Nominations and Recipients by Joel Markowitz

TONIGHT the 2014 Helen Hayes nominations will be announced from The National Theatre at 7:20 PM. Let us know who you would like to see nominated by leaving your choices in the Comment Box below. theatreWashington will be offering a live broadcast of the nominations announcement. You can watch it here! And come back to […]

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The 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations to Be Announced Tomorrow at 7:20 PM at The National Theatre and Looking Back at Last Year’s Nominations and Recipients by Joel Markowitz

Tomorrow night the 2014 Helen Hayes nominations will be announced from The National Theatre at 7:20 PM. Let us know who you would like to see nominated by leaving your choices in the Comment Box below. theatreWashington will be offering a live broadcast of the nominations announcement. You can watch it here! And come back […]

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Oscar Wilde’s Salomé at SCENA Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Derek Mong

Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, directed by Robert McNamara, rounds out SCENA Theatre’s 25th anniversary season with its second production of this controversial, yet classic, biblical tale. Billed as a “tale of love and passion,” Salomé (the title character is played by Irina Koval) tells the story of a princess’ evolving relationship with a mysterious prophet named […]

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‘The Full Monty’ at The Keegan Theatre by Derek Mong

Leave your inhibitions at the door as you step foot into The Keegan Theatre for its scintillating run of The Full Monty, written by Terrence McNally with music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Set in a glum Buffalo, New York after the shut-down of a local steel factory, The Full Monty lays bare the dreams, […]

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Bay Theatre Company Ceases Operations by Joel Markowitz

I was so saddened when I opened an email around 9:30 PM tonight from Bay Theatre Company‘s Artistic Director Janet Luby, which informed me that the theatre is closing its doors. “The Board of Directors of the Bay Theatre Company, Inc. has voted to suspend operations of the theatre, which has been in existence since […]

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Reporting From The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards by Cate Brewer

Fondly referred to as “drama prom” by local theatre artists, last night the Washington area theatre community and its supporters gathered to celebrate theatre and to announce the recipients of the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards. It was the 29th annual Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, and expectations were high after the attendance of last year’s recipient of […]

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Here Are the Recipients of the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards

Here are the recipients of the 29th Annual Helen Hayes Awards announced tonight at The Warner Theatre. The recipients are in BOLD. Congrats to all the nominees and the recipients. Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical Matthew A. Anderson Seussical Imagination Stage Brooks Ashmanskas 1776 Ford’s Theatre James Gardiner Little Shop of Horrors Olney Theatre Center […]

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Robert Aubry Davis to Interview Helen Hayes Awards Nominees on Live Webcast at 8 PM Tonight

TheatreWashington is holding a get-together tonight to honor this year’s Helen Hayes Awards nominees. At 8 PM, from the Hamilton Hotel, watch WETA’s Robert Aubry Davis interview some of the nominees: Rick Foucheux, Septime Webre, Rena Cherry Brown, Larry Redmond, Cedric Neal, Donna Migliaccio, Mark Rhea and Susan Rhea (The Keegan Theatre), Carolyn Griffin (MetroStage) anTheatreWashington’s Chairman, Victor […]

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This Saturday @ 2 PM @DCJCC: Free Showing of Local Playwright Roy Berkowitz’s Film ‘Neitzsche’ Ate Here’

Local Playwright Roy C. Berkowitz will be joined by Producer/Director Matt Starr and cast members Gail Griffith and Bruce Jacklin of the film version of his one-act play ‘Neitzsche’ Ate Here this Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 PM at the DC Jewish Community Center – 1529 16th Street, NW, in Washington, DC. Doors open at 1:30 PM. Seats are unreserved. The event is FREE. “Nietzsche” Ate […]

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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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