First seen as a staged reading with an all-star cast at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, Ken Ludwig‘s swashbuckler Treasure Island received its world premiere at Houston’s Alley Theatre. The play, reviewed here by Variety makes its area debut in late November at Round House Theatre, directed by Blake Robison.
Archives for May 2007
Written and performed by Ennio Produced by Arena Stage Reviewed by Ronnie Ruff For those unfamiliar with Ennio’s act, here is the scoop. The Italian-born performer does pantomime, runway style dance routines to popular songs while changing paper costumes to portray pop culture icons. The paper costumes that use Velcro and interesting folds to achieve […]
Love’s Labor’s Lost By William Shakespeare Produced by Shakespeare Theatre Company Directed by Stephen Fried Reviewed by Tim Treanor You’ve seen this before…if not the original, Helen Hayes-award production, then Seinfeld‘s Jerry, George, Elaine and Cosmo as they sought to become Masters of the Universe. Or any other effort, comic or serious, to control raging […]
Theaterboy just announced the passing of Gilbert Mead. “Gilbert Dunbar Mead, age 76, philanthropist and retired research scientist, died May 29, 2007 at Washington Home and Hospice of complications following a stroke. Mr. Mead and his wife Jaylee are noted arts philanthropists, whose recent commitment to Arena Stage marks the largest individual gift ever given […]
Wonder of Wonders: Tevye, Goldie, Perchick and Motel Fiddle Around with Joel at Toby’s Baltimore Theodore Bikel might have performed the role of Tevye over 2,000 times*, but David Bosley-Reynolds who’s playing The Singing Milkman in Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Baltimore’s heartwarming production of Fiddler On The Roof, has also called the role of Tevye his own. […]
As reported last night in DCist: DCist has had the opportunity to enjoy a number of Actors’ Theater of Washington productions over the years. But we’ve learned that the theater company, which targets Washington’s gay and lesbian community, will be expanding its focus and rebranding its identity. ATW will soon begin to operate as Ganymede […]
By Tom Stoppard Produced by Studio Theatre Directed by Kirk Jackson Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Again. How many times can we watch Tom Stoppard’s amazing rumination on life, death, fate, and chance? The rendition currently playing at Studio Theatre, perfectly cast and under the playful direction of Kirk Jackson, […]
On Sunday, September 23rd, audiences from around the country will join with the matinee crowd at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House to witness the free live simulcast of La Boheme. This contemporary version of the opera, co-produced by the Washington National Opera and Poland’s Teatr Wielki, will be beamed to 19 colleges and high schools, to 2 theatres in the […]
The Helen Hayes Awards announced the largest gift in the 23 year history of the Awards. To read the Washington Post feature, click here.
In his latest column, Theatre Schmooze writer Joel Markowitz takes us to the first reading of Larry Kaye’s new musical The Tapioca Miracle, and reveals more from his interview with Theodore Bikel. This Schmooze also introduces our newest feature – drop in podcasts. Now you can listen while your read. Mazel Tov.