Rusty Clauss, who mastered comedy and drama during a lengthy career on Washington stages and who performed in movies and on television, died on June 4th after suffering a stroke following a brief hospitalization. She was 81.
Archives for June 8, 2011
A perfect example of the well-made boulevard comedy of the early twentieth century has been resurrected by Jonathan Bank and his lovely company of players at the Mint Theatre on the third floor of an office building on West 43rd Street. Under the direction of Jackson Gay, a company of fourteen dedicated actors (playing fifteen […]
The Washington Savoyards wrap up their season this month with a snazzy, kinetic, hot and hilarious must-see revival of Murray Horwitz’ and Richard Maltby Jr.’s 1978 hit Broadway revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’. It’s a toe-tapping song and dance tribute to the late, great Fats Waller. With its simple yet elegant nightclub set and a cast of […]
It’s 1605 and Spain needs a noble knight. The retired country squire, Don Quixote, stuffed to the gills with chivalric novels, decides he is the man to bring gentility back. Donning a helmet and armor fashioned from a barber’s basin, he sets off on his skinny nag on an adventurous quest.