SUPPORTING PLAYER BECOMES LEAD PLAYER FOR DC THEATRE SCENE Dec 28 — Broadway quadruple-threat – actor, agent, author and librettist – Richard Seff will join the staff of DC Theatre Scene effective January 1, DCTS Editor Lorraine Treanor announced today. Seff, the author of the well-received Broadway autobiography, SUPPORTING PLAYER: My Life Upon the Wicked […]
Archives for December 2007
Brooks Returns to Tamburlaine
Fri, Dec 28 – Avery Brooks, whose recent injury halted production of the Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Tamburlaine, has recovered sufficiently to rejoin the cast and the play will resume production on Saturday, December 29.Brooks plays the title character in the Christopher Marlowe play, which inaugurated the company’s new Harman Hall space.Brooks’ injury, the nature […]
2008 Wish List
My End of Year Schmooze by Joel Markowitz So none of my readers can accuse me of being listless, here are my two end of the year lists: 1 – WOULDN’T THE 2008 THEATRE SEASON BE SHEER BLISS IF…
Shlemiel the First
Shlemiel the First Based on the story by Isaac Bashevis Singer Conceived & adapted by Robert Brustein Music by Hankus Netsky & Zalman Mlotek Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein Directed by Nick Olcott & Michael Russotto Produced by Theater J Reviewed by Gary McMillan Shlemiel the First is a triple threat: a “ho hum” score, a […]
A Visit with Amy McWilliams
Schmoozing with Theater J’s Mrs. Shlemiel Joel Markowitz sat down with local actress/singer Amy McWIlliams to talk about her role as Tryna Rytza, the ever suffering and forgiving Mrs. Shlemiel, in Theater J’s Klezmer musical Shlemiel The First, now freylaching (dancing) on the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater stage.
A Very Merry Unauthorized …..
A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant By Kyle Jarrow Directed by Andrew Baughman Produced by Landless Theatre Company Reviewed by Tim Treanor David Sedaris had a routine in which he played a theatre critic who passed judgment on grade-school Christmas pageants. “A cloying, preening stage presence,” he sniffed, dismissing a six-year old playing the […]
Serge Seiden on Grey Gardens
Serge Seiden, Associate Producing Director of Studio Theatre, responded to Joel’s questions by written interview.
Barbara Walsh, star of Grey Gardens Interview by Joel Markowitz She’s a hometown girl, and she’s back performing on the Metheny Stage at Studio Theatre as Edie and Edith in Studio Theatre’s production of Grey Gardens. In this transcript of their phone interview, Barbara Walsh talks with Joel about preparing to play the characters, and […]
A Talk with Actor Bruce Nelson
A Disgruntled Elf Lightens Up By Joel Markowitz He’s a two-time Helen Hayes Award Winner and one of Joel’s favorite actors, so what better way to deck the halls than to schmooze with the ever moving, energy-filled Santa’s helper extraordinaire Bruce Nelson, who finishes his reprise starring role in The Santaland Diaries Sunday, Dec 23rd.
Breath, Boom By Kia Corthron Directed by Rahaleh Nassri Produced by Studio Theatre Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson The children’s slide sitting upstage would recall sweet memories of innocent children’s games except that it is dwarfed by a towering 7ft caged fencing traversing the stage. The dark lighting foretells of lurking present dangers yet unseen. […]
Three Who Shone in Beauty and the Beast Joel Markowitz on the Winston Churchill High School production Getting technical with Beauty and the Beast lighting designer Scott Selman Joel: What were the biggest challenges in lighting Winston Churchill High School’s gorgeous production of Beauty and the Beast? Scott: Time is always the biggest challenge. I […]
Three Who Shone in Beauty and the Beast Joel Markowitz on the Winston Churchill High School production Josh Simon is 16, and a Junior at Churchill High School. I asked him to ‘enlighten’ us on how much of the real Josh Simon is in the way he played the role. Josh: Ha, very cute. I’m […]
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