Archives for December 7, 2015

Bad Jews returns to Studio Theatre (review)

Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews, the best-selling play in Studio Theatre’s history, makes a welcome return less than a year later. Often described as a savage comedy, this remounted production manages to be even more savage and more comedic than Studio’s acclaimed original staging (which is no small feat).

The Klunch opens with George Is Dead (review)

George is dead, the victim of an exceptionally bad day on the intermediate slope at Vail, so his widow Doreen (Kerri Rambow), a wonderfully self-absorbed rich person, needs to make this somebody else’s problem. But who?

Pericles cast talk about keeping it fresh on the road

The cast of Pericles, now onstage at the Folger Theatre, will have lived through countless famines, shipwrecks, and tournaments by the time they complete the play’s three-venue run. Beginning at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in early 2015, the production in DC closes December 20th, then moves to The Guthrie in Minneapolis for six weeks. When […]

Motown the Musical National Tour at the National Theatre (review)

Motown the Musical has thundered into the National Theatre here in DC for a holiday run. The Detroit label that gave starts to artists like Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye, graces the stage with its music in a full-scale jukebox-style musical. But does the legacy of Motown and its vast catalog of work stand on […]

The Santaland Diaries (review)

For those of you already stuffed to the gills with sugary-sweet Christmas extravaganzas, might I offer a little holiday antidote to the saccharine overload? David Sedaris’ memories of working as a Macy’s Christmas elf in the early 1990s are sure to put a lemon twist in your buttered rum.

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