Washington’s CityPaper, which provides the area’s most comprehensive print coverage of the arts, recognized the contributions of DCTheatreReviews.com to theater journalism in its year-end theatre round-up.
In a December 29 column entitled “Arch History”, CityPaper theater critics Trey Graham and Bob Mondello hailed “the maturation of DCTheatreReviews.com as a valuable clearinghouse for critical opinion, podcasts, photos, and bloggage.”
The column viewed developments in the local theater scene in 2006 as a series of openings and final acts, noting particularly the deaths of Paula Gruskiewicz and Bart Whiteman and the retirement of Arch Campbell as well as the mind-blowing donation of Gil and Jaylee Mead to Arena Stage and the unmitigated success of the inaugural Capital Fringe Festival.
Since its creation in June of 2005, DCTheatreReviews.com has published 181 reviews, ninety news articles, fifty articles, podcasts and reviews on the Capital Fringe Festival, twenty-seven recorded interviews, and nineteen Theatre Schmooze columns by Joel Markowitz. The site also links to theater reviews by the Washington CityPaper, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Brad Hathaway’s Potomac Stages, The Washingtonian, Metro Weekly, DCist.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and Theatermania.com, an up to date guide to theater openings with links to reviews and podcasts, and Karen Shod’s Tips ‘n’ Tix, which alerts theatergoers to upcoming discounted shows.