How Sweet It Is: Jarran Muse channels Marvin Gaye in Motown the Musical

Legendary singer Marvin Gaye is one of DC’s most popular native sons, and his soulful sound helped to define Motown as it was coming to age in the early ’60s. Gaye was responsible for such great tunes as “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and was dubbed […]

Exploring six degrees of Jay O. Sanders: Unexplored Interior playwright’s brilliant career

“It’s like Kevin Bacon,” Jay O. Sanders said to me. You see, it seemed as if any name that came up during my conversation with the actor-turned-playwright could be traced by Sanders to some connection. “My life, not unlike my life in art, has so many interconnections. I connect to everybody somewhere. Including Kevin.” (Bacon […]

Edward Gero talks about McPherson’s The Night Alive

Before donning Victorian garb once again as Ebenezer Scrooge for the annual “ghost story of Christmas,” A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre, Edward Gero has unfinished business in Dublin. The Irish city is the setting for Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, currently wrapping up a run at Round House Theatre in Bethesda.

Kyle Coffman gets his dream role in Arena Stage’s new take on Oliver!

When Kyle Coffman sings “Consider Yourself” as the Artful Dodger in Oliver at Arena Stage, the words “part of the family” hits close to home.

Nick Blaemire in free concert at the Kennedy Center this Saturday

This Saturday night, November 7th on The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, musical theatre fans will get the chance to catch up with writer Nick Blaemire, whose career was launched at Signature Theatre with Glory Days in 2008.

Epic Rwanda play, the first from actor Jay O. Sanders, opens Mosaic Theater

Mosaic’s Triple Launch: New Company, New Playwright Jay O. Sanders, and New Play, Unexplored Interior Jay O. Sanders is an actor. After a long, varied, and busy career on stage, on TV, and in film, he would be hard-pressed to meet someone who hasn’t seen his work somewhere along the way.

Avenue Q at Constellation? Yes! and tickets are going fast.

One of the most surprising offerings in this DC theater season comes from Constellation Theatre, who are deviating from their usual epic fare with blockbuster Tony Award-winning show Avenue Q, a musical about people and puppets trying to make their way in New York City, famously crass (and definitely not for kids).

UpClose: Susan McCully, Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Susan McCully’s new play, Kerrmoor, opens October 29th, co-produced by Interrobang Theatre Company and Strand Theatre Company. 

UpClose with the author of God’s Gypsy, opening at GALA tonight

God’s Gypsy, a play about Saint Teresa of Avila, is making a very brief stop at GALA Hispanic Theatre, Monday and Tuesday, Oct 19 and 20. The play is an adaption of the novel, Sister Teresa by Varvara Mujica by Coco Blignaut, who also plays the role of Saint Teresa.  She took a few minutes […]

Nancy Robinette’s actor’s life, from salad days to Broadway plays

Local theatre-goers heading up to New York City and checking out the Tony Award-winning Best Play of 2015 might do a double-take after looking at the program, wondering whether or not they had actually left town.

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