An Interview with Rick Foucheux The actor’s stock-in-trade is his ability to empathize with the character he plays, in order to make that character recognizably human, with clear motivations. The actor must be nonjudgmental: “if you comment, and judge your character, you’re not coming at it the right way,” 4-time Helen Hayes Laureate Holly Twyford […]
Archives for August 2011
The new release on DVD of a 1955 telecast of Rodgers and Hart’s A Connecticut Yankee is more of a curiosity than a must-have addition to your theatre shelf. There are highlights, of course – it is Rodgers and Hart after all! Any show that has “Thou Swell,” “My Heart Stood Still” and “To Keep My […]
The Kennedy Center hosts its 10th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Saturday, September 3, 2011 to Monday, September 5, 2011, featuring works presented by more than 40 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work.
Ariel Benjamin and Jonathan Dillard get their start as “Assistants To Mr. MacDevitt” If you happen to be lucky enough to get a seat to Broadway’s hottest ticket of the year, The Book of Mormon, turn to the back pages of the Playbill. You’ll notice two names listed as Assistant to Mr. MacDevitt. “Mr. MacDevitt” […]
With Hurricane Irene concentrated on DC area coastal regions, theatre companies have reported that they will continue with scheduled performances this weekend. The only events we have found which have been officially postponed are: Repertory Opera Theater’s performance Saturday night ‘Grand Night of Opera’, and Washington Improv Theatre’s picnic, WITnic on Sunday. And Olney Theatre, […]
The finalists of the Audience Choice Awards have been chosen, and we are about to open voting for the final round to select the winner in each category.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 6th. The Helen Hayes Awards is seeking an unspecified number of new judges for a three-year cycle of evaluating professional productions in the Washington metropolitan area.
Inspired by the DC area’s 5.9 earthquake today, Signature Theatre quickly responded with a salute to the fact that we’re still standing with this incredible offer: Just $5.90 tickets for performances for the world premiere previews of two new musicals: The Hollow (Aug 23 and Aug 24) and The Boy Detective Fails (Aug 25). These are Rush tickets, available at the […]
The stars seemed to be in magical alignment when the opening of this new musical on the West End, London’s equivalent of Broadway, was announced. A big, bold, colorful musical based on Lend Me A Tenor, Ken Ludwig’s farce, was to open this June in the same theatre where the play, which was his first […]
Registration to vote for the 2011 Audience Choice Awards closes Wednesday, Aug 24th at midnight. Everyone signed up by then will have the opportunity to vote both in the first round, which closes Thursday night, Aug 25th, and in the final round to choose among the top 3 winners, which opens Friday, Aug 26th with […]
The Inkwell, one of Washington DC’s significant resources for new play development, is asking playwrights from across the country to send in their plays for Inkwell’s 2011 open call. The submission process will be from September 3d from October 9th.
Playwright/ director Lauren Rhodes Cooper was so nice to those who attended the August 18th dress rehearsal of roughdraftofmylife. At the conclusion of her one hour-plus drama, the DC native joined her four-woman cast on stage to answer any questions the audience might have about the production, debuting Friday, August 19 for a two-weekend run […]