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 […]
Archives for June 2011
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.
This year’s best score from a failed musical is now on disc and worth much more than a listen. David Yazbeck’s score is mercifully separated from the show that obscured most of its strengths and is delivered by a sterling cast with clarity, energy, humor, pathos and beauty … all features that Yazbeck wrote into […]
Talk about destiny. Tell your kid his penis is called “bootycandy” and you are not setting him up for a career as, say, a civil engineer. Something a tad more dramatic and outlandish is perhaps in store for the lad.
Finland’s best selling novelist writes a play about Estonia’s painful past On June 9th, Scena Theater – which bills itself as “Washington’s International Theater” – will host a regional premier of Sofi Oksanen’s Purge. The play, according to Scena artistic director Robert McNamara, “is not for the faint-of-heart, but for those who feel that the […]
Elegant and delicate as the gossamer wisps of a spider’s web, Spooky Action’s Einstein’s Dreams is a work of enchantment which might actually be true. For what is scientific advancement if not the consistent recognition of things which could not possibly be? (Do you mean to tell me that the whole earth is moving around […]
Come to Clark Street Playhouse this weekend, where, for three days (June 10 – 12), twenty years of Washington theater history accumulated by Washington Shakespeare Company will be for sale – at yard sale prices.
You are in the lobby of Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, in America, waiting to get into Forum’s bobrauschenbergamerica. The problem is that you don’t know whether you’ve actually wandered into the play or not. The walls are festooned with American flag bunting. An attractive young woman in a floral dress enters, carrying […]
Why should the kids have all the angst? As part of the events surrounding Keegan Theatre’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blacktop Theatre is joining them to stage a real live spell-off for adults, the one night only Blacktop Theatre Spelling Bee.
Richard Henrich finds his own measure for happiness There’s something about the laws of physics that freaked Albert Einstein out. Certain particles can be related – “entangled” is the term physicists use – such that no matter where they are relative to each other they go through changes together, instantly and completely. He called it […]
Today on Metro Connection, WAMU 88.5 listeners will learn about the Gary Lee Maker Award and hear from its just- announced first recipient, long time theatre supporter, David Tannous. Metro Connection producer Rebecca Sheir found the story of creating an award for an audience member a perfect fit for this week’s theme ‘Outside the Box’.
THE DC Theatre Scene Gary Maker Audience Award presented to a member of the audience whose love for theatre is an inspiration to all. Click images to learn more Most art is finished before it ever reaches an audience. A painting, a sculpture, a film is what it is: we, as viewers, add nothing. But […]