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Benefit: ‘One Night in Bangkok’ Featuring Members of ‘The King and I’ to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on August 14

Join members of The King and I’s royal court as they step out of character for good fun and a good cause at One Night in Bangkok, a one-night only cabaret benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at DC’s Bistro Bistro on Monday, August 14. The event will feature Broadway tunes, pop songs, dances choreographed […]

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Review: ‘The King and I’ at The Kennedy Center

Swapping one beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein’s national tour production for another, the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I made its Washington, D.C. premiere at The Kennedy Center Opera House for a month-long run, spectacularly headlining its classic summer season series. Though the show was written more than 65 years ago […]

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Review: ‘The King and I’ at the Academy of Music

More than sixty years after its debut, The King and I remains one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most popular and enduring musicals. The handsome national touring company of the recent Broadway revival is currently playing at the Academy of Music. This production is being featured by the Kimmel Center as a part of their Broadway Philadelphia series. Richard Rodgers’ timeless […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Children of Eden’ at Damascus Theatre Company. Part 1: Cheryl J. Campo

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s Children of Eden, meet Cheryl J. Campo. Joel: Where have local theatergoers seen you perform before on our local stages? What roles have you played? Cheryl: Besides having previously performed with Damascus Theatre Company (DTC), I’ve more recently been in shows […]

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Kelli O’Hara in ‘Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Concert Series’ at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia

Closing out their Concert Series Season on Tuesday, the Kimmel Center welcomed Kelli O’Hara, one of Broadway’s brightest stars, to the Merriam stage along with Seth Rudetsky for a conversation with a taste of cabaret. Uniformly recognized as one of Broadway’s most formidable leading ladies, O’Hara combines and Southern warmth of spirit with a biting […]

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Review: ‘Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and the American Songbook’ with Renée Fleming and Norm Lewis With The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II pioneered a flair that was all their own in the golden age of musical theater. From 1940 to Hammerstein’s death in 1960, this musical duo dominated the musical stage and big screen with hits such as South Pacific and Cinderella, and their mastery of creating stories through music that […]

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Season Preview: 2016-2017 Broadway Philadelphia Lineup at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia

Each year, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts brings the highest quality of Broadway’s offerings to Philadelphia for local audiences to enjoy. Their recently announced 2016-2017 Broadway Philadelphia Season promises to be one of the most exciting, including the best and brightest of Broadway’s most award-winning and talked about productions. “We’re 90 miles away […]

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The Kennedy Center Announces Its 2016-2017 Theater Season:’The Curious Incident…’, ‘Into the Woods’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Hedwig…’ ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘The King and I’ and World Premieres

From The Kennedy Center: 2016–2017 Theater Season: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2016–2017 theater season, renewing its dedication to bringing the world’s finest theater productions to its stages. The diverse season features the work of some of the most acclaimed directors working in theater today, including […]

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Review: ‘A Grand Night for Singing’ at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green

Question: Where can you hear more than 30 wonderful songs from the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein performed by talented local artists? Answer: The current production of A Grand Night for Singing by Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with Arts on the Green. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, musical arrangements by […]

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Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at The Broadway Theatre in NYC

I am so glad that Sheldon Harnick, the last surviving member of the creative team of the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, has been able to participate in this glorious revisical. His late collaborators (Jerry Bock, Jerome Robbins, and Joseph Stein) would, I’m certain, have been  thrilled at the reception given this latest production […]

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The Long View: ‘How ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was Re-written over 50 Years Ago and Signature’s ‘West Side Story’ Masterpiece

Yes, Virginia — and DC and Maryland also — this West Side Story is Real. A Real Masterpiece. Even more, perhaps a Christmas miracle, in Shirlington Village. It’s just that good. Considered by many, indeed perhaps by most, rightly to be America’s incontestable “Best Musical” ever, yet it is only now staged for the first time […]

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‘A Grand Night for Singing’ at Apollo Civic Theatre

A Grand Night for Singing at the Apollo Civic Theatre is a grand night of entertainment from a small ensemble cast singing intricate arrangements of Rodgers and Hammerstein classics in quirky and humorous pairings. Wonderfully directed and musically directed by J.D. Wine, A Grand Night for Singing is a musical revue with virtually no dialogue, […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 1: Director Laurie T. Freed

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet Director Laurie T. Freed. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they may have seen shows you directed on local stages. Laurie: Hello! My name is Laurie T. Freed. I am the […]

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LA-TI-DO Premieres at 54 Below on Tuesday, September 1st at 9:30 PM

LA-TI-DO, the collision of musical theatre and spoken word poetry, Premieres at 54 BELOW, BROADWAY’S SUPPER CLUB 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents La-Ti-Do on September 1, 2015 at 9:30 pm. La-Ti-Do is a cabaret where musical theatre and spoken word poetry collide. La-Ti-Do debuts at 54 Below featuring some of both Washington, DC and New York’s finest musical and spoken […]

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‘An Evening with Seth MacFarlane’ with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff

Family Guy funny man and Grammy-nominated artist Seth MacFarlane brought his smooth singing talents and irreverent humor to Baltimore last Thursday night in a sensational performance showcasing his love of Big Band and American Songbook standards with Emmy Award-winning Composer/Conductor Joel McNeely and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for an engaging evening of music and comedy. A true renaissance man and music […]

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