He’s the guy audiences love to hate, and this year, he’s earned a Tony Award nomination as the lying, sexist, bigot Franklin Hart, Jr. in 9 to 5: The Musical. Marc Kudisch is any producer’s go-to guy for seductive bad guys;
Archives for May 2009
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
I do not generally favor wordless Shakespeare productions, for the same reason that I would not enjoy a reading of Wagner. However, among all the great Shakespeare plays the fluid, theatrical Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably
Rent: The Broadway Tour
The rent is late. No one’s got a job. No one can afford health insurance, and someone has contracted HIV/AIDS. The circumstances faced by the friends in Rent were as urgent in 1996 as they are now.
This greatly anticipated season finale shows why Constellation Theatre received the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for “Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.” Crazyface features all the company’s trademarks
How can African Americans achieve success in a country where they still are a minority in numbers and wealth? That’s the intriguing issue posed by Radio Golf, the last play in August Wilson’s twentieth century cycle.
The Singing Forest, 9 to 5 and Table Manners
My week began with high hopes, for Olympia Dukakis is back on the boards and that’s always good news. Her play is The Singing Forest by Craig Lucas.
Karen Zacarias and Lindsey Kyler
We recently had the opportunity to interview two women from Legacy of Light, now onstage at Arena Stage Crystal City: its creator, the award winning Washington playwright Karen Zacarías and Lindsey Kyler, the young actress making her debut here playing Millie and Pauline.
To experience a fresh, modern translation of this 400+ year old Molière play, performed by a youthful, invigorating company, under nearly athletic direction by Karl Kippola is a treat, and would be as sumptuous as the exquisite costumes by Heather Lockard were it not
Rent’s Trisha Jeffrey
On the road as a swing and understudy in Rent: The Broadway Tour She wowed DC audiences with her powerful singing and Helen Hayes Award nominated performance as the rebellious and feisty daughter, Emmie
Rosa de dos Aromas (Two-Scented Rose)
Two young women sit, waiting, on a bench outside a prison. They make friendly small talk until both discover they love the same man, Marco Antonio Lazur. All at once, they’re enemies.
Artomatic opens this weekend in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood
Artomatic, the eclectic festival of performance and art, gets ready to open its five week free festival on May 29th at 55 M Street SE in DC’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood .
The characters in Craig Wright’s Pavilion reflect the country’s current state of malaise where optimism collides with regret and heartbreak producing flashes of hope and resilience.
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