Anima By Christiaan Greer Directed by Patrick Torres Produced by Doorway Arts Ensemble Reviewed by Janice Cane “You would never kill me, would you, Ella?” “You would never make me, would you, Vlad?” Ah, young love. Nothing like it. Certainly nothing quite like Ella’s and Vlad’s explosive relationship. Peacemaking after their violent fights consists of […]
Archives for April 2008
Last night, The Helen Hayes Awards, Washington theatre’s most glamorous evening, was presented before a sold-out audience at the Warner Theatre.
Stephen Schwartz on The Stephen Schwartz Project Interviewed by Joel Markowitz There was “magic to do” when Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz arrived at MetroStage for his first look at the premiere of The Stephen Schwartz Project.
A conversation with actors Patrick Bussink, Jason McCool and dramaturg Hannah Hessel Interviewed by Tim Treanor What’s the hottest show in town? It could well be Forum Theatre’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,
Translations by Brian Friel Directed by Mark A. Rhea Produced by Keegan Theatre Reviewed by Rosalind Lacy A knock-out punch is hard to see coming, but you know when you’ve been hit. Brian Friel’s Translations has that kind of riveting power so that you leave the theater reeling from its quaintly developed revelations. Keegan Theatre’s […]
Theatre Schmooze columnist Joel Markowitz blogs about the New York theatre scene. SPRING THEATRE WEEKEND MARATHON MARCH 28-30 Hosted by Joel Markowitz SEE NEW YORK SHOWS IN A WHOLE NEW WAY – No one knows New York, its theatre scene and restaurants like DCTS columnist Joel Markowitz. And he is inviting you to a show-filled spring weekend that […]
The Screwtape Letters Adapted by Jeffrey Fiske and Max McLean from a novel by C.S. Lewis Directed by Jeffrey Fiske Produced by the Fellowship for the Performing Arts at the Lansburgh Theatre Reviewed by Tim Treanor I respectfully recommend that you commit to memory the name of Karen Eleanor Wight. There will be a day, […]
DC-area theatre lovers got some good news and some bad news this week. The good news is that Washington, D.C. continues to be a robust theatre town.
LONDON CALLING : The Vortex, Speed-the-Plow, God of Carnage, Billy Elliot, Brief Encounter, Gone with the Wind, some not to be missed London spots, and a visit with Emma Thompson by NY Theatre Buzz columnist, Richard Seff
Man of La Mancha Play by Dale Wasserman Music by Mitch Leigh . Lyrics by: Joe Darien Directed by Colin Hovde Musical Direction by Shawn Burke-Storer Choreographed by Stefan Sittig Produced by Washington Savoyards Reviewed by Leslie Weisman You don’t often get the chance to see a small local company put on a Broadway blockbuster […]
The Bethesda Theatre has announced that due to water damage, which originally occurred in the apartments above, damaged the main floor of the theater and its electrical system. Due to the time needed to make the extensive repairs, the producers have announced that Smokey Joe’s Cafe, originally scheduled to run through May 11th, must be cancelled.
1776 Book by Peter Stone . Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards Directed and Choreographed by Stephen Nachamie Reviewed by Tim Treanor If 1776 was merely a musical, it would not be much of one. Its pleasant score contains not a single memorable song, and the harmonies tend toward the barber-shop variety. Similarly, Olney’s production […]