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‘The New Orleans Bingo! Show’ at The Kennedy Center by Terry Byrne

April is “The Music of New Orleans” Month at The Kennedy Center, and it takes a big tent to accommodate the eclectic artistic styles of the Crescent City. That explains the circus atmosphere of the celebration’s signature event, The New Orleans Bingo! Show, which turned the Kennedy Center Concert Hall into a burlesque and jangly dance hall Saturday […]

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Angela Meade as Norma. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Norma’ at Washington National Opera by Jessica Vaughan

Washington National Opera mounts a dazzling production of Bellini’s Norma. American soprano Angela Meade makes her debut with WNO. Norma is the role of a lifetime; the Everest of female opera roles, and to witness this launch of such a powerhouse talent is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. That every other element of the production is superb […]

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The Kennedy Center’s 2013-2014 Theatre Schedule: 6 Musicals & New ‘Side Show’ & Int’l Theater Festival

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-2014 THEATER SEASON: -A new Kennedy Center production of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s Side Show -Touring productions of Sister Act, Elf, Flashdance – The Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, and the return of Million Dollar Quartet and Disney’s The Lion […]

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My Favorite Quotes From DCMTA’s 5 Star ‘Best Shows’ for December 8-14th

Here’s my favorite quotes from our 5-star reviews of our ‘Best Shows’ for December 8-14th. Here we go! (1) Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Judy Kuhn at The Kennedy Center. Jennifer Perry: “Likewise, her performance of the encore number, “Someone Else’s Story” (from Andersson/Ulvaeus’ Chess), made it easy to see why the composers wrote the song specifically for her for the […]

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Judy Kuhn. Photo by Stephen Sorokoff.

‘Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Judy Kuhn’ at the Kennedy Center by Jennifer Perry

Three-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn charmed The Kennedy Center audience last night with her technically impeccable singing, low-key yet welcoming performance style, and sweet stories about milestones in her life and career.  Her cabaret performance featured an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, folksy pop, and musical theatre songs (all of which will be recorded […]

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‘War Horse’ at The Kennedy Center by Amanda Gunther

In the midst of war and a future uncertain comes a story of bravery, loyalty and companionship as The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts proudly presents the National Theatre of Great Britain and Bob Boyett’s production of War Horse. Winner of five Tony Awards in 2011 —  including Best Play —  this incredible […]

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 (l-r) Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) and Soloman Howard (The Commendatore). Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Don Giovanni’ at Washington National Opera by Amanda Gunther

Considered to be one of the greatest operas ever composed, Don Giovanni makes its revival appearance as the second offering of The Washington National Opera’s 2012/2013 season. Housed at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s brilliant orchestrations transforms the tale of the legendary scoundrel Don Juan into a comically light-hearted […]

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