Michael John Garcés is no stranger to Washington, DC. Washington audiences will remember the 2013 production of The Convert, and before that, Oedipus El Rey. He directed both for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, where he returns this season to bring us the world premiere of Chad Beckim’s Lights Rise on Grace, which opens March 30.
Some readers may remember Nehal Joshi from his years as an actor in D.C. Others may know him from the roles he’s played when he’s come back to town, most recently Swiss Cheese in Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage. When we talked, he was rehearsing Sancho Panza in the Shakespeare Theatre Company […]
If you’ve ever taken a film history class or are just a movie buff, chances are you’ve seen the 1920 notorious German silent suspense film, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. “It’s not only an important piece for development of European avant-garde, but it’s one of the first movies,” says Matt Reckeweg, co-artistic director of Pointless Theatre. […]
On a cool April evening in 1996, a professional production of the musical Lady In the Dark lit up a darkened theater and thrilled audiences for the first time since the show’s 1941 run. That 1941 production starred Gertrude Lawrence, introduced Danny Kaye to the entertainment world, and ran for 2½ years in three different […]
“The impetus was from both of us,” Greg Pierce said about the new musical Kid Victory, currently in previews at Signature Theatre. Pierce wrote the book and lyrics, to music by John Kander. Kander is the Kander of Kander and Ebb, the prolific and successful team responsible for Chicago, the longest-running American musical in Broadway […]