Archives for February 6, 2017

2017 Helen Hayes Awards. And the nominees are …

Straight from tonight’s announcement at the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre. Here are the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards. The 33rd Helen Hayes Awards ceremony will be held May 15, 2017 at the historic Lincoln Theatre on U Street followed by an after-party at the nearby 9:30 Club. Tickets will be available March […]

The Helen Hayes Awards will be announced tonight. A look behind the scene

Those involved in producing theatre in our area in 2016 will be holding their collective breath as nominees for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards are announced tonight.  On what is conceivably one of her busiest days of  the year, Amy Austin, theatreWashington’s “I’ve got this” President, took a moment to give us some appreciation of the work that goes into producing tonight’s […]

Caroline, Or Change at Round House Theatre (review)

Caroline, or Change continues the momentum of a powerhouse season at Round House Theatre.  Drawn from the personal reflections of Tony Kushner, it encompasses racial and societal pressures of the 1960s in a story of a youngster dealing with the loss of his mother who finds comfort and solace in the care of a sullen […]

The River at Spooky Action (review)

It looks like a love story — a Heathcliff-and-Catherine love story, where the passion is so profound and misshapen that it obliterates the boundaries of everyday reality. But it isn’t.

Holly Twyford on being Edward Albee’s Martha at Ford’s Theatre

“When I leave here, I will try not to talk for the rest of the day.” It was 9:30am when I met Holly Twyford for a chat about the rigors of playing Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, her current role and one of the most demanding in the American theatre. The production runs […]

Baby Screams Miracle at Woolly Mammoth Theatre (review)

Baby Screams Miracle is a wild storm of religion, sexuality, and family that leaves the audience unsure if the rest of the world is still standing. From the first moment that Cody Nickell as Gabe takes the stage pantsless, the play is intimate, emotionally and physically, with very few barriers.

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