This just in from Paul Douglas Michnewicz, Artistic Director of Theater Alliance: “Bruce Robey died on September 21st of a heart attack. His wife and daughter, Adele and Julia, have arranged a tribute to Bruce on Sunday, October 4, at 7 p.m. at the H Street Playhouse, the “black box” theatre that Bruce and Adele […]
Archives for September 2009
Thirty years ago, Richard Seff, who you now know as the writer of DCTS’ NY Theatre Buzz and Isobel Robins co-hosted a series of over 100 short (3 1/2 munute) radio interviews with Broadway luminaries for The Broadway League.
By Joel Markowitz It was the smash hit of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, and I’m glad it’s back, because I couldn’t get a ticket to 4.48 Psychosis’s critically acclaimed, sold out run. Producer Rick Hammerly and director John Moletress talk about remounting the show
Among all the accomplishments of his astonishing career, Stephen Sondheim will be remembered most for this iconoclastic wonder; a musical comedy about a serial killer.
Adventure Theater’s adaptation of Go, Dog. Go! captures all the best elements of the book: fun, action, and drama. Director Karen Abromaitis does an excellent job of working with the author’s requirement that only words from the book be used.
The comic-drama Lúcido (Lucid) puts you on razor’s edge and lets you yearn for answers to the verbal chaos on stage. In this U.S. premiere, Rafael Spregelburd, Argentina’s most prolific among the latest arsenal of young playwrights,
When I heard that Norm Lewis, Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Julia Murney, and Eleasha Gamble would all be together in the cast of First You Dream: The Music of Kander of Ebb, I was so excited! I’m a huge fan of theirs.
At the height of his playwriting career, with the dear memory of Hamlet still green and with some untender lines of King Lear starting to stir, Shakespeare debuted a darkly amusing little morality fable called Measure For Measure.
Phèdre is the supreme act of theatrical jujitsu. It takes the hysteria which characterizes the Greek form (though Phèdre is not a Greek play, having been written by Jean Racine in 1677) and turns it into a narrative device. Phèdre (Helen Mirren) is not just the Queen of Athens; she is a drama queen as […]
There’s something special about seeing the first play done in a newly renovated theater. The Burke Theater at the US Navy Memorial’s Heritage Center is now a beautiful little black box, sharp and intimate. Unfortunately, Stroyka Theater’s Chess