When the revival of Ragtime, the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens Tony Award winning musical produced last spring at the Kennedy Center, takes its Broadway bow
Archives for August 2009
The Taming of the Shrew
The question isn’t should you go to the Shakespeare Theatre’s Free-for-all production of The Taming of the Shrew at Harman Hall. That’s a no-brainer. Of course you should go.
Notwithstanding playwright Conor McPherson’s claim to have written a play about the effect of Ireland’s recent prosperity on the lives of its people, Dublin Carol is a story of how a drunken idjit
Best Plays and Performances
This is one of our 3 part series in which DCTS writers reflect on the best of the past season. Here we have Tim Treanor’s view of the Best Productions , and Best Performances
The Oogatz Man & Artist Descending a Staircase
I’ll get to the Stoppard play in a minute, but right now let’s focus on what’s really important for Washington theater: Kathleen Akerley’s The Oogatz Man. Washington deserves to develop its own authentic theatrical voice, as Chicago and other great theater towns have done.
Favorite Musicals, Performances and Performer of the Year
A season-ending look at the musicals around town in three sections Favorite Musicals, Favorite Musical Performances and Performer of the Year
Favorite new plays debuted this season
– This is one of a 3 part series in which our writers look back on the 2008-2009 season, leading up to your chance to vote for best plays and performances in this year’s Audience Choice Awards. – I enjoy a good production of a play by Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, or Tennessee Williams as much […]
Corrieanne Stein – back from Broadway
From Musical Theater Center to Billy Elliot to Annie She’s 13, attends Robert Frost Middle School, just starred in MTC’s Annie and, in the past year, performed in over 300 performances on Broadway as a ballet girl in the Tony Award Winning Best Musical Billy Elliot.
In an era of overnight celebrities and reality stars, it is intriguing to revisit the story of a true American icon like Mae West. Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde
The Richard Seff-Chita Rivera Show
This Supporting Player and special guest play to a packed house I haven’t been around for a while because NY theatre is between seasons and not a lot is happening. There will be a new beginning very soon, but meanwhile, I turned my attention to an offer to have an “event” at Barnes & Noble […]
Signature Theatre’s Open House
Saturday, August 8, 2009 -There was plenty of time on the 2 hour jaunt to Signature from the Twinbrook Metro to try to figure out which activities I could attend. There were master classes scheduled with Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer,
Howard Shalwitz directs a musical at NY Fringe
We’re used to seeing him direct the works of David Grimm and Sheila Callahan, but it turns out Howard Shalwitz, artistic director of the mostly songless and danceless Woolly Mammoth,
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