Archives for March 21, 2013

Smash 2:7 Musical Chairs

Dear readers, I’m sure many of you have heard the news, but, for those that haven’t, here it is – our beloved Smash is not long for this world.

Keegan’s A Behanding in Spokane, one of the season’s best comedies

A one-handed man on a cross-country odyssey to find his missing hand, waits in a squalid hotel room for two equally squalid visitors. Then, the story turns odd. Not to mention violent, shocking, and most of all, darkly comic in Irish playwright Martin McDonough’s latest work, A Behanding in Spokane, now making its area premiere in an […]

American Century keeps Voodoo Macbeth under wraps. Here’s what we know.

American Century Theater is ready to open its next show, and what audiences will see, beginning tonight, is a  closely guarded secret. Jack Marshall is betting it will be as shocking and innovative as its original production staged by Orson Welles in 1936.

Fred Thompson makes an entertaining “Expert Witness”

Fred Thompson is a famous trial attorney, a former U.S. Senator, a one-time Presidential candidate, and film and television actor.  He is also a terrific storyteller, which made him the ideal charter guest Monday night for Shakespeare Theatre’s new “Expert Witnesses” series in which famous trial attorney Abbe D. Lowell (and Shakespeare Theatre Board of Trustees […]

Capital Fringe receives the Washington Post Award for Innovative Leadership

It’s hard to imagine what Washington theatre would be like today had Capital Fringe not arrived in DC to open up the scene to self producing artists. Since 2006, Capital Fringe has premiered 250 new works, earned $1.2 million dollars for its participants and become the second largest, unjuried Fringe Festival in the United States. Last […]

The Adventures of Don Quixote of La Mancha

The Broadway musical Man of La Mancha gave us the timeless song about dreaming the impossible dream.Argentine playwright Patricia Suarez’ play for kids, based on the satiric novel by Miguel de Cervantes, takes us inside the mad mind of Don Quijote, who peppers us with a riddle.

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