The Receptionist opens with a soggy biscuit of a monologue and ends with an inexplicable hiccup, but in between it is as crisp as a Necco Wafer and as chilling as death. Forget what you may have heard about this play: it is not Dilbert. It is not The Office. It is not even a comedy. It is a seventy-five minute meditation on the banality of evil, with plenty of banality, and even more evil. [Read more...]
Welcome to our newly designed Web site. We hope you find it inviting, and exciting, and that you can easily find your favorite sections, and maybe discover some new ones. While we have wanted – and badly needed – a new design for some time, it didn’t become a possibility until we received advertising support this winter from Constellation Theatre, Arena Stage, Synetic Theater, 1st Stage, MetroStage, Washington Savoyards and The Rude Mechanicals.
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He’s just past seventy-seven now: an icon, a Broadway fixture since his debut at the Imperial in 1962 in Oliver. He’s known for his music, of course (Mame, 110 in the Shade, A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles, among others), but his career is full of delightful odds and ends – two plays, The Contrast and Fashion, and even a brief turn playing Beethoven in a TV commercial for Scotch Recording Tape. When the Kennedy Center honors the accomplishments of Jerry Herman this week (March 12 – 14) in Jerry Herman’s Broadway, he will naturally be there. [Read more...]