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New Records: Listening to ‘Bandstand’ and the Music of Alan Menken

This report on New Records includes three Alan Menken shows that recently received fresh recordings, plus a Broadway show from this year that unfortunately...

An Interview with Erik Ransom on the Development of His New...

Just back from a production of his musical GRINDR: The Opera in Florida, Erik Ransom organized a private developmental reading of his latest work...

Review: ‘Holden’ at New Ohio Theatre

The current remount of George & Co.’s critically-acclaimed Holden, first developed in New Ohio Theatre’s 2015 Ice Factory Festival, is as relevant and unnerving...

Spine: For the Love of ‘Angels in America: Perestroika’ at Round...

Part II of Tony Kushner's Angels in America opened last weekend at the Round House Theatre. A joint production with the Olney Theatre Center,...

Review: ‘Angels in America: Perestroika’ at Round House Theatre and Olney...

Prophetic Messages continue in the stunning second part of Tony Kushner’s masterwork, Angels in America: Perestroika –now appearing at the Round House Theatre as...

Spine: Anguish, Angels, and the Reagan Revolution: ‘Angels in America’ at...

Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center have teamed up for a truly remarkable Washington event: Parts 1 & 2 of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer-Prize...

Review: ‘Angels in America: Millennium Approaches’ at Round House Theatre and...

Social, political, and historical forces collide and converge to mirror the conflicted inner worlds of the fascinating characters in Playwright Tony Kushner’s audacious, insightfully...

Spine: One ‘American Idiot’ to Another, at The Keegan Theatre

Let me admit this right from the start. I'm 60 years old. I don't go to concerts much. I had heard of Green Day (I've...

Review: ‘American Idiot’ at The Keegan Theatre

The Keegan Theatre’s American Idiot speaks to collective genius. Hardly a no-brainer to mount this explosive, war-weary work, weaned in the Bush II era, at...

Review: ‘Assassins’ at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ

Is there a more relevant topic in contemporary America, while gun control is being hotly debated by the presidential candidates, Congress, and the voting...

‘Top Girls’ at George Washington University

I may have missed it, but to my knowledge no playwright in the current Women’s Voices Theater Festival set out to write a feminist-socialist...

2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Tammy Faye’s Final Audition’

Tammy Faye’s Final Audition is a whirlwind about a woman whose iconic eyelashes, televangelical devotion, and legal scandal have secured her a place in...

Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part 5:...

In Part 5 of a series of interviews with the cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s The Wedding Singer, meet Laurie Newton. Please introduce yourself and tell...

Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part...

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of Damascus Theatre Company's The Wedding Singer, meet Megan Mostow. Please introduce yourself and tell...

Meet the Cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s ‘The Wedding Singer’: Part...

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Wedding Singer, meet Tim Kurtzberg & Cam Sammartano who play Robbie Hart’s...

‘The Wedding Singer’ at Cockpit in Court

As someone who grew up in the 1980’s, I desperate try to forget my penchant for crimped hair, huge bangs and shoulder pads. Cockpit...

‘The Wedding Singer’ at Damascus Theatre Company

Hearken back to New Jersey in the 1980s when self-absorbed Yuppies worshipped Wall Street, hair gel, and blow dryers, and you have the setting...

Meet the Director and Cast of Vienna Theatre Company’s ‘Other Desert...

Meet the cast and director of Vienna Theatre Company’s Other Desert Cities. In Part 3: Meet Kathy Ohlhaber. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us...

Meet the Director and Cast of Vienna Theatre Company’s ‘Other Desert...

Veteran director Rosemary Hartman has directed 40+ plays for regional and community theatres in New England, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. Previous VTC productions...

‘Passion Play’ at Forum Theatre

During the Roman times, theatre was a savage sport: need a crucifixion, grab a slave. During the Dark Ages, theatre disappeared under the cloak of...

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