Rep Stage’s PWYC first preview for the made-for-Halloween play Mary Rose, scheduled for tonight, has been canceled. Instead, the play will open for previews Thursday, Nov 1 at 7pm. [Read more...]
Once upon a Sunday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Will this latest Poe play rate high or very poor?
Will I nod, nearly napping, or will my synapses be a-snapping
As I watch Poe’s tortured writhing, writhing at death’s door?
“’Tis some play,” I muttered, “Tapping pain and horror at the core—
Only this, I say—encore! [Read more...]
“The show must go on”, Brett Abelman of Beltway Drama Series just told us. Their final reading of Election Day Plays 2012: Fresh Plays For People Left Out of the Two-Party Race is tonight, Oct 30th at Busboys and Poets 5th & K, in DC.
Here’s more: “The young, the old, the poor; soldiers and inmates; greens, libertarians, socialists; minorities and immigrants. In the 2012 election, these and more have been left out of the national discussion. But their stories will be told in 6 new plays by local writers Brett Steven Abelman, Amanda Andrei, Juliana Avery, Zachary Fernebok, Malcolm Pelles, and Jenny Splitter.
It starts tonight, October 30th, at 6:45pm in The Cullen Room of Busboys and Poets, 5th & K (1025 5th Street NW), Washington, DC. $10 recommended donation at the door. [Read more...]
Can there ever be too many recordings of Gershwin musicals? For that matter, can there be too many Gershwin musicals? There’s a new Original Broadway Cast album being released today on Shout Factory records even though George died 75 years ago which might have you thinking that you’ve seen the last Gershwin show. Not so. People keep returning to his catalog to put together yet another “new” Gershwin musical. [Read more...]
“Nothing in the world is as amazing as something that is neither clear nor unclear,” marvels a member of director Aaron Posner’s dervish ensemble in The Conference of the Birds, now playing at the Folger Theatre. The production puts this claim to the test, leading audiences on a whirling, shape-shifting journey through the 12th century Sufi epic of the same name. And while mystical truth remains murky in this quest, the search is as rich and beautiful as a Persian tapestry. [Read more...]
Chesapeake Shakespeare, which was to have concluded its outdoor performance of Richard III last night, has announced that, due to the impending storm and the closure of PFI Historic Park, they have re-scheduled the final performance to Sunday, Nov 4 at 6pm. The theater informed us this morning that there will be tickets available.
Reservations for the popular production are strongly recommended. Go to ChesapeakeShakespeare or call the box office at 410-313-8661.
As of Monday, October 29th, we have reports that The Kennedy Center and Signature Theatre are closed. So far, we have no news of other cancelled performances, but will report them as received.
At its core, multiple Tony-winner and critical darling War Horse rests upon an otherwise unremarkable premise: “Boy befriends horse; Horse gets taken away; Boy and horse struggle to reunite against all odds”. Now open at the Kennedy Center, this simple tale of enduring friendship takes flight thanks to groundbreaking puppetry, an atmospheric score, and spectacular visuals that rival big budget films in their depiction of the awesome horror of war. [Read more...]
It’s in us, around us. We spend time, money and effort to reduce it or get rid of it. We also produce it. Heaps of trash crowd landfills, and serve as both food and an environment for rats, bugs and other dirty things. [Read more...]
The play’s title is allegorical. Emigrants, like the migratory birds, the swallows, move away from their native birthplace but carry within a deep instinctive longing for their homeland.
Even though this production ran only4 performances in Teatro de la Luna’s 15th International Hispanic Theater Festival, the show’s indelible images linger. [Read more...]
- Best known in our area as the choreographer of those show-stopping numbers at Arena Stage for Oklahoma! and The Music Man, Parker Esse returns to give back to the talented students at Catholic University. -
Looking to feel something sort of grandish? Look no further than Finian’s Rainbow, the 1947 musical that introduced such perennial favorites as “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?,” “Look to the Rainbow,” and “Old Devil Moon.” [Read more...]