It’s starting to make the regional theatre rounds, new productions are popping up, and there are no happier people than composer Paul Scott Goodman and his wife Miriam Gordon, who composed and co-wrote the book of the musical ROOMS a rock romance. DC audiences and critics loved the MetroStage production of the show,
Archives for April 2010
Folger produces one of the clearest Hamlets in years, as crisp as a mountain stream. Director Joseph Haj has reveals a new Hamlet, stripped of its mysteries.
Members of Congress agree on one thing: Shakespeare belongs in the schools. Some of them join DC actors Holly Twyford and Peter Jacobson, along with DC CFO Dr. Natwar Ghandi in this one night only funder.
Editor’s note – DCTS writer Hunter Styles landed the assistant director gig for Synetic Theater’s Metamorphosis, working with director Derek Goldman, who, at the same time, had a second production in rehearsal, In Darfur at Theater J. While Hunter knew he was about to be a very busy guy,
Excellent cast, spectacular staging, but the story of Enron is best left to the documentarians, Richard Seff says of Londoner Lucy Prebble’s Broadway play.
Top Pick! – It would be a shame for anyone who’s loved and lost to miss Yours,Isabel, presented as part of the new Wattage performance series over at Capital Fringe. The show is stuffed with language – words of longing scribbled across pages and pages. Perhaps written words can’t fully capture the look in a […]
Mary Stout and Yenta: A Perfect Match! She made Kennedy Center audiences howl as the scowling matriarch of Peckerwood (Mame), and now she almost butchers Tzeitel and Motel’s chance for happiness at The National Theatre through May 2nd as Yenta, the matchmaker. But, it was her graceful and loving Mrs. Fairfax in Jane Eyre The […]
Fences takes its place alongside Death of a Salesman, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Our Town and You Can’t Take It With You in the pantheon of great plays dealing with family life in our disparate America.
After a disappointing season of new musicals, capped by the recent arrival of The Addams Family, we turn now to another revival of the hits of the past, this time with Promises, Promises out of Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon in 1968. It’s not exactly a classic, but it’s a fine adaptation of […]
A World Premiere Kennedy Center Commission What does lost feel like? If you’ve ever felt lost, then you’ll know just how Trixie’s favorite stuffed Knuffle Bunny feels when he’s left all alone. If you’ve ever felt loved, then you’ll know just how Trixie, Knuffle Bunny, and their family feel when they’re together.
Paige in Full is a visual mix-tape that blends dance, poetry, and live music to create a fresh new voice. This sibling collaboration delivers a story and sound that resonates with our multifaceted Hip-Hop generation.
In this Off-Broadway hit, five actors use lightning fast costume changes to play all 39 characters in a madcap comedy that’s been called “Monty Python meets Jules Verne.”