True Theatergoer launches Helen Hayes Awards poll with $100 prizes

In advance of the Helen Hayes Awards on Monday, April 8th, TrueTheatergoer asks readers who they feel most deserve to take home the theatreWashington awards for outstanding achievement in performance and production. 

Smash 2:8 Bells and Whistles

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I talk a lot about “professionalism” when I write about Smash. Maybe it’s a personal sticking point, but I have to imagine that a large portion of this show’s weekly audience can actually see the things I see, and this isn’t just a product of the fact that I’ve been living a theatre-based life for […]

The fearless Francesca Zambello takes over Washington National Opera

Francesca Zambello at the Kennedy Center (Photo: Scott Suchman)

Francesca  Zambello, the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Washington National Opera, sits in an emerald raw silk jacket, checking on emails. She is surrounded but yet oblivious to the opulence and eye candy in the Willard Hotel Lobby, totally absorbed in her quotidian task. As I approach, she looks up and assesses me in […]

Hands on a Hardbody

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I knew Keith Carradine and Hunter Foster were featured in this musical, but the rest of the cast were not familiar to me.  I knew Neil Pepe,  the artistic head of the off Broadway Atlantic Theatre, to be a director of range.  Sergio Trujillo has done fine work on several shows, and is one of the […]

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