Oct 26th preview has been canceled. Just 10 days before the opening of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, the first production in the $135 million Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage announced that Helen Hayes Award winner Eleasha Gamble will be replacing actress Valisia LeKae in the leading role of Laurey.
Archives for October 2010
Moments of great strife in American history, from the Civil War, to the Great Depression, to 9/11, have wrought considerable pain, suffering, and sadness, while inspiring some of our greatest and most vital works of art. In their explosive, moving Ameriville, theater collective Universes utilizes the prism of Hurricane Katrina to explore forgotten corners of […]
Except for one thing, one crucial element, this would be Jerry Springer on steroids, a ménage á schlock involving coke addiction, childhood pregnancy and personal assistant abuse. Here is the crucial element which turns Mr. Marmalade into outrageous comedy: the heroine, Lucy (Rebecca Vail) is only four years old. And her coke-snorting, p.a.-slapping boyfriend, Mr. […]
Here’s breaking news. Women have just as many extra-marital affairs as men do. Is this factual? It’s a play. It’s all fantasy by the stereotype-smashing, Venezuelan playwright Elizabeth Fuentes.
Richard Washer to be First Draft’s first Resident Playwright October 21,2010 – First Draft, the play-and audience-development branch of Charter Theatre, has named Richard Washer as its first playwright-in-residence. Washer is a veteran Washington-area playwright whose works include Missa, Of a Sunday Morning, The Fetish, Quartet and Monkeyboy (co-written with Keith Bridges and Chris Strezin). […]
The problems encountered earlier today with Find A Show have been resolved.
Director Seth Rozin talks about InterAct Theatre’s production of Silverhill Part 2 of a series of chats with Philadelphia directors. Before I plan a trip to Philadelphia, I always check to see if InterAct has a show running. This weekend, 6 members of The Ushers and Broadway Bound Meetup will be heading to Philly with […]
Dazzling waterfront edifice becomes an instant national theater landmark Beginning this evening, Friday October 22, 2010, Washington’s venerable Arena Stage launches its gala re-opening weekend, celebrating its rebirth in a gleaming, attention-grabbing new facility that will open to the public for the very first time. Dark for roughly thirty months while Arena’s casts and crew […]
Theatre Lab’s Cabaret Benefit to Honor Jane Pesci-Townsend The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts will honor the late Jane Pesci-Townsend with a Cabaret Benefit Dinner & Auction on Monday, November 8th. Jane Pesci-Townsend, who was not only a favorite local musical theatre performer, and a friend to many readers of our site, but […]
Sam Shepard’s high octane physicality and rowdy text can make mincemeat out of the most seasoned directors so I frankly wasn’t looking for a lot from an actor turned director for Keegan’s production of Fool For Love. But shame on me for underestimating the efforts of one of the finest theater companies in the metro […]
As if Glen Echo Park weren’t already packed with fun things to do for kids and adults, Adventure Theatre is adding one more. Their third annual Costume and Garage Sale begins at 10am at the theatre (located near the carousel). They have explored their costume and props shops and come up with one-of-a-kind costumes in […]
In case you’re not already booked for the many shows performing around town tonight, we thought you might enjoy watching “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” premiering tonight, Wednesday, October 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide (in the DC area, see it on WETA TV26 and in New York on […]