She is in her 37th year onstage as a folk singer, a cabaret star and musical theatre actress, and now Maureen McGovern is bringing her solo show A Long And Winding Road to Arena Stage in Crystal City, after workshops in Florida and Boston. Maureen sat down with Joel Markowitz to talk about the songs she […]
Archives for March 2009
Lysistrata is based on the comedy by Aristophanes about women who seek to end a long-running war by withholding sexual favors from their men. As one woman puts it, “My body is closed for business until further notice.”
If you have ever enjoyed a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Iolanthe is one you should rush to catch before it closes its short run. Iolanthe has a charming story and consistently entertaining music, and it receives a high-quality production in the capable hands of Washington Savoyards.
ROOMS on Opening Night
I am waiting to pick up my ticket for the opening night production of ROOMS a rock romance at New World Stages when I suddenly find that I am nervous. From the moment Carolyn Griffin called me to tell me about this new musical she had just landed for MetroStage,
Crimes of the Heart
When you think of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart may not be the first work that springs to mind. The quirky dark comedy about the three Magrath sisters of Hazlehurst, Mississippi lacks the grand importance of works that usually reap such prestigious awards. Yet the charms and depth of the […]
Caryl Churchill’s controversial play staged this weekend
Theater J and Forum Theatre have joined together for a free reading of Caryl Churchill’s controversial 10 minute play Seven Jewish Children and two response plays, Deb Margolin’s Seven Palestinian Children and The Eighth Child by Robbie Gingras. Each of these brief plays will be followed by discussion periods. The program is estimated to run […]
The Tapioca Miracle Reading at MetroStage
Gone are the days when a producer calls a young Jerry Herman into his office and says ” Kid – Hello Dolly! is yours. Go write it.” Today, getting a new musical written, financed and produced is daunting. Usually DC audiences get their first look at a show in development at a workshop or premiere. […]
Dael Orlandersmith’s Stoop Stories are a series of monologues that become hypnotic poetry about people she’s watched in New York who pursue the American Dream. Because they are outsiders, losers and dopers, the unseen ones, they sit on their front porch steps to talk, to drink and dream. They never go anywhere, but they travel […]
Elizabeth Rex is a whimsical post-show talkback between the legendary Elizabeth I of England, William Shakespeare and his troupe of actors in a royal barn. It’s a play within a play and Keegan Theatre has achieved an amazingly lively staging for its regional premiere in Washington D.C.
King of the Jews
The novel King of the Jews is the story of the heroic Jew Trumpelman, who makes the fatal decision to collaborate with Nazi oppressors in order to save the lives of the other Jews in his community.
From Crowns – E. Faye Butler and Zurin Villanueva
They’ve Got Hatitude! They’ve come from different times and places – E. Faye Butler, the Chicago born musicals star whose favorite roles include Caroline, or Change, The Gospel According to Fishman, Saving Amy, and Polk County, and Zurin Villanueva, Brooklynite, Howard University student, and winner of Arena Stage’s Finding Yolanda talent search. In Crowns, E. […]
Free Shakespeare Festival starts Monday
It’s called Willpower! Montgomery College is hosting the free week long Shakespeare festival March 23 thru 27th composed of lectures, workshops and performances. Among the highlights: KenYata Rogers and Sasha Olinick teaching a workshop on ‘Sound and Fury’, Ambassador Connie Morella speaking on ‘Did Shakespeare Hate Women? Love Them? … and Why Do We Care?’ […]
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