Tag Archives | Tazewell Thompson

200x200 Intimate Apparel art

Interview: Jade Wheeler and Bueka Uwemedimo from Everyman Theatre’s production of ‘Intimate Apparel’

Intimate Apparel is the story of a woman named Esther. In 1905, Esther is a 35-year-old woman who lives in a rooming house with other single ladies. She is a skilled seamstress who makes her living creating beautiful intimate apparel – intricately detailed corsets, slips, and lingerie. Her talent is matched only by her discretion, […]

Continue Reading
Great 1

Review: ‘Great Expectations’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre (“Everyman”) continues its 2016/2017 season with an ambitious production: Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. A work of literature epic in scope and scale, the most notable challenge in this version of the piece – as adapted for the stage by Gale Childs Daly – is that a cast of merely six actors is tasked […]

Continue Reading
DC METRO logo work3

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #10: Best Direction in Musicals in Professional Theatres in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Direction of Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees: David James for A Christmas Carol at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia. Matt Lenz for A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Hippodrome Theatre. Pierre-Jacques Brault A Christmas Story: The Musical at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘Lost in the Stars’ at Washington National Opera #2

One of the most powerful musical dramas of the 20th century has just opened at The Kennedy Center, home of the Washington National Opera, for a one-week run. And theater lovers who long for the towering achievements of Broadway’s heyday—the 1940s, when names like Gershwin, Hammerstein and Weill dominated the stage—had better scramble if they want […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘Lost in the Stars’ at Washington National Opera

In the scorching, emotional and honest opera of man in search of redemption, the opera–Lost in the Stars, now playing as part of the Washington National Opera series at the Kennedy Center —is a searing exploration of transformative, radical Christianity. Based on the classic South African novel, Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, the themes […]

Continue Reading
images (32)

‘Dangereuse’: ‘Appomattox’ at The Kennedy Center by Sophia Howes (Review #2)

In the wake of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement, it is the perfect time for an opera which tells the truth about race in America—Appomattox. Philip Glass, the internationally acclaimed composer, and Christopher Hampton, the British Academy Award-winning writer, have created a complex, substantive and deeply fulfilling work, which showcases the best and […]

Continue Reading

UrbanAria’s ‘Blue Viola’ at Artisphere

Feelin’ Blue? Are you a violist who’s feeling unwanted and underappreciated? Then run down to UrbanArias‘ entertaining and high-strung English sung short opera Blue Viola, and you’ll be playing more inspiring music when you leave the intimate Artisphere Black Box. Do you own a Stradivarius violin? Then you too should be russian over there, and I […]

Continue Reading

‘Ruined’ at Everyman Theatre

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-winning drama Ruined made its Baltimore premiere at Everyman Theatre officially opening last night, offering a powerfully poignant portrait of barbarically ravaged women who endure continuing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo with quiet stamina and remarkably resiliency. Directed by internationally-acclaimed director Tazewell Thompson (well known internationally for his work in both the […]

Continue Reading

Arena Stage Announces its 2014-2015 Season

ARENA STAGE AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER ANNOUNCES ITS 65TH SEASON FEATURING FIVE WORLD PREMIERES, TWO MUSICALS, THREE COMEDIES AND A 25-WRITER COMMISSION FOR THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR PROJECT Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith reveals the 2014/15 season lineup for the company’s 65th season and fifth year in the Mead Center for […]

Continue Reading
(L-R) Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris as Elizabeth Keckly and Naomi Jacobson as Mary Todd Lincoln. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Mary T. & Lizzy K.’ Extended Through May 5, 2013 at Arena Stage by Kirstin Franko

MARY T. & LIZZY K. EXTENDS THROUGH MAY 5 AT ARENA STAGE WITH SIX ADDED PERFORMANCES  Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces that due to popular demand, the world premiere play Mary T. & Lizzy K., written and directed by Tazewell Thompson, will add another six performances to its nearly sold-out run, now extended through May 5, […]

Continue Reading