Archives for March 18, 2013

theatreWashington is throwing a party tonight, and you’re invited to watch

TheatreWashington is holding a pre-Awards celebration tonight for all of this year’s Helen Hayes Awards nominees and, thanks to their special Webcast livestreamed direct from DC’s downtown Hamilton Hotel, we can all attend.

Capitol Steps . the latest on Francis I

Pennsylvania Avenue meets Broadway in Capitol Steps‘ farcical revue of contemporary politics. Comprising an ensemble of multi-talented former Hill staffers, Capitol Steps offers a musical send-up of political buffoonery on both sides of the aisle in their twice-weekly DC shows. The troupe’s retooled classic pop hits and show tunes take the governing class to task […]

A solid Proof from Peter’s Alley

Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions, in its current production of Proof, tests the following theorem: let x = one of the thirty best English-language plays of the last twenty years and let y = a bold new approach, utilizing excellent actors. Does x factored by y yield a fresh, revitalized version of Proof?

Blessing and Sondheim plays most favored in this year’s WATCH Awards

Sunday, March 17 —  The 13th annual WATCH awards were handed out in front of a sold out audience at the Little Theatre of Alexandria in Alexandria, VA. WATCH (Washington Area Theatre Community Honors), represents 34 local community theatres, 15 of which received awards.

A Walk in the Woods

The Soviet Union is no more, and the days when reaching an agreement with it on arms control was a matter of planetary life and death are fading into memory. Why, then, would a play about two superpower negotiators trying to put controls on the nuclear arms race mean anything to us today?

Season change at Olney: The King and I and world premiere of Stephen Dietz comedy

The King and I, the musical retelling of “Anna and the King of Siam” which made Yul Brenner an international star, will run at Olney Theatre Center November 14 through December 29, 2013, the Company announced last week.

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