With more than 2,000 performances scheduled for the John F. Kennedy Center’s 2014-15 season, which runs from Aug. 30 to Aug. 16, 2015, there’s a little something for everyone, as new works and returning favorites highlight the season. “We are proud to present a diverse season with wonderful breadth and depth in all performing art […]
In my other reviews, I’ve made mention of cabaret as a fascinating opportunity with a name artist. Tonight, it’s just artist and audience, me as me, you as you, and we will share something directly, it seems to promise. There is a sense of palpable excitement at the opportunity of receiving this vulnerability before the […]
This past weekend the Kennedy launched its first annual International Arts Leaders Forum. It was a grand vision with as grand a title. The stated goal was that big institutional leaders would come together and tackle some of the performing arts industry’s “most difficult questions and chart the course to a more sustainable future.”
Coming up as a young actor in Chicago’s theater scene, John Sanders played his share of bad guys and villains in original productions, but none that prepared him for playing one of the most notorious scoundrels in 20th Century pop culture—Peter and the Starcatcher’s Black Stache, the man who would become Captain Hook.
I promised myself before seeing the Kennedy Center’s current production of Flashdance: The Musical that I would stay away from any obvious “What a Feeling” puns with the review, but that doesn’t mean I can’t kick out some other ’80s gems to describe this nostalgic treasure-trove of all things ’80s. “Let’s Dance,” “Everybody Have Fun […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The silent night is broken only by silver bells, little drummer boys and millions more rockin’ around the Christmas tree. Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, perhaps even a white one, and Santa Claus is coming to town. But go and tell it on […]
The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me, a new opera based on Jeanette Winterson’s acclaimed children’s novel, premiered in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Saturday night. Washington National Opera’s Artistic Director Francesca Zambello is interested in music and theatre that speaks to us today, and The Lion, The Unicorn and Me is no exception.