Wallace opens Ford’s Theatre’s next season playing Willy Loman

Craig Wallace, who smashed icons as an African-American Ebenezer Scrooge in Ford Theatre’s A Christmas Carol this season, will not only reprise that role next November but help lead off the season as Willy Loman in Ford’s Death of a Salesman.

DC chefs join performer lineup at Intersections Festival 2017

For eight years, the Intersections Festival has been bringing some of DC’s best performance artists to the H Street venue, Atlas Performing Arts Center, and this year’s nine jam-packed days will be no exception. Performances include vocal, choral, opera, visual arts, video, film, writing, sculpture, photography and spoken word. This celebration of the wide diversity of artists in […]

Center Stage – take a look at them now. New name and new performing spaces

Since its founding in 1963, Center Stage has grown into an important cultural resource, touching the lives of thousands of people in the Baltimore area each year. The popular theater has recently undergone a major $28 million renovation, being revealed in its grand opening on March 3rd, and a name change: from here on the company and its […]

Shakespeare Theatre Company to present Pinter, Beckett, a Musical and a whole lotta Shakespeare next season

First to announce a look at their 2017-2018 season is Shakespeare Theatre Company which will open with two minimalist one-act plays by Harold Pinter and bookend them with the grand musical Camelot. In between: a visit from the Druid Theatre Company of Ireland and plenty of Shakespeare. (STC has not released specific dates and one production remains to […]

Pallas and Infinity theatre companies announce their 2017 seasons

Two announcements from companies who produce in a single calendar year, rather than on the traditional theatre schedule of fall to summer.

Michael Kahn stepping down from Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2019

Michael Kahn, the Artistic Director, director and teacher whose work has dominated the theatrical landscape in Washington for thirty years and has had a national impact, will retire as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in July of 2019, the company announced Monday night.

Free original Valentine e-cards from DC Theatre Scene

We took suggested lines spoken or sung on our area stages in 2016 or upcoming in 2017 and paired them with images to create this year’s Love Lines for Valentines. Along with them comes our wish that your life will be filled with happiness. We hope you enjoy these Valentines. Sharing them is quick and easy. To start, just choose any […]

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 […]

Kennedy Center classical season announced: Aida will lead off Washington National Opera’s season

Washington National Opera announced its programming for the 2017/2018 season on Monday, almost three months earlier than usual. The upcoming season is all part of Kennedy Center’s continued re-envisioning of its mission, that in addition to bearing the standard for “big” classical music in all its forms, will create a blended family of its member organizations […]

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