Doktor Kaboom: LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour


Never were truer words spoken than when the blonde boy to my right turned to his friend and whispered, “This is so cool!” Entering the stage to rap music reminiscent of an early 1980’s gem and exiting to Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me with Science,” Doktor Kaboom—the brainchild of actor and comedian David Epley—is a […]

Little Dancer releases its first video


Sit in on the “Meet and Greet” at the NEW 42nd Street Studios as director/choreographer Susan Stroman, the designers and choreographers talk through their concepts for Little Dancer. The new Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical opens at the Kennedy Center October 25 and runs through November 30. Tickets are on sale now.

Going to the Kennedy Center? Try these dining spots


The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the seat of power for entertainment in Washington, D.C. As a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center furthers America’s “contribution to the human spirit” with an all-encompassing performance schedule as well as enrichment programs for emerging and established artists. But it can often […]

Women playwrights featured in Kennedy Center’s 2014 Page-to-Stage festival


This Labor Day weekend, there will be 43 presentations in this year’s Page-to-Stage. Choose your best times to go with our sortable Guide to the Fest. The turn of the 21st century brought about a new frontier for the DC theater landscape, as it was the summer of 2000 when Arena Stage presented “Who Needs […]

It’s official – Side Show opens on Broadway November 17


Just announced – Side Show, seen here at the Kennedy Center last June, will indeed be going to Broadway, moving into the St. James Theatre, now home to Bullets over Broadway. This ends months of online speculation which began on Side Show‘s opening night. Side Show will open for previews October 28th, with the official […]

Disney’s The Lion King roars into the Kennedy Center

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki (Photo: Joan  Marcus)

Disney has long been known for creating a magical experience in just about everything they do, so it’s probably not too surprising that its touring production of the smash Broadway hit The Lion King, now playing the Kennedy Center, is, in the words of my 8-year-old daughter Cassidy, “breathtakingly awesome.”

Side Show. Prepare to be amazed by the freaks

Ryan Silverman as Terry, Emily Padgett as Daisy, Erin Davie as Violet and Matthew Hydzik as Buddy (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Side Show lets its freak flag fly with a glorious production that combines astounding visual artistry, a ripping yarn and a tingly emotional score, stirringly sung by the company, which is as heart-stopping as a high-flying aerialist act.

Children of Eden in Concert at The Kennedy Center


Sometimes, when I’m struggling to figure out what to say to begin a review, I take stock of the way I felt when I walked into the theatre. After all, what is a review, if not the equation of “expectation ± bias ± experience”? Sometimes you have to look around at the beautiful Eisenhower Theatre, […]

First look at Side Show at Kennedy Center

side show promo

First look at Side Show: May 13, 2014 — at the Meet and Greet for the cast and creatives of Side Show, the Bill Russell/Henry Kreiger musical based on the true story of conjoined twins who became stars during the Depression. The show will run June 14 – July 13, 2014 at The Kennedy Center. […]

Megan Hilty a smash at the Kennedy Center

Megan Hilty

I’m not one who is prone to turning into a “fanboy.” Part of my joy in seeing cabarets in the Barbara Cook series at the Kennedy Center has been the “Stars, they’re just like us!” vibe that comes from everyone’s presence in the small Terrace Theatre (or, for Mandy and Patti, the Eisenhower, a.k.a. the […]

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