I don’t usually take you along with me when I go trouping off/off Broadway, but I’m making an exception because last evening I stumbled on a special treat and as it will run through January 7th, you might just catch it if you plan to be in New York during this next week.
Archives for December 2011
Performers in holiday shows have lots to be merry about this season as box office sales have earned extensions for their shows. Synetic’s Romeo and Juliet added a week, closing today, STC’s Much Ado About Nothing carries over to 2012, closing January 7th, and at Olney, the cast of The Sound of Music will be in […]
A portion of the American Voices New Play Institute transfers to Emerson David Dower, Arena Stage’s Associate Artistic Director, will be leaving the company to join Emerson College’s Office of the Arts this April, the company announced today. Along with Dower, the “documentation and dissemination” portions of Arena’s American Voices New Play Institute will transfer […]
OK – its the week after Christmas. Maybe some kind soul gave you every item that you didn’t already have from our Holiday Gift Guide – plus perhaps a gift certificate or cash. What to do?
The London stage version won 2 Olivier Awards; it picked up 6 Tony Awards in New York. But will you like the movie? “War Horse” finds director Steven Spielberg melding together the two genres he’s most well known for: children’s fairy tale and epic, tragic war story. Under any other circumstances, a film about the […]
David Hyde Pierce clearly likes to keep working, for which we are grateful. Ever since his long run as Frasier’s brother Niles on the sitcom “Frasier,” he has returned to his stage roots by appearing seasonally, showing us the range of his talents. For though the basic Pierce shines through in each of his characterizations, there […]
Who better than the Prince of Puke to put you in the Christmas spirit? Forget that weenie Michael Buble or heartwarming holiday pageants. The true spirit of the season is embodied by filmmaker and author John Waters, clad in a poinsettia-red velvet Issey Miyake suit, his trademark licorice-whip moustache firmly in place, putting the filth […]
If, at some point before the lights in the Kennedy Center’s commodious Eisenhower Theater dim, you wonder why am I here you may be forgiven. Ann Richards was, after all, a one-term Governor, a liberal Democrat in a deeply conservative state who was elected principally because of the ineptness of her opponent. It is, in […]
If you like comedy that makes you smile as well as laugh you can’t do much better than 1st Stage’s presentation of Miklós László’s Parfumerie. Audiences on this side of the world are not particularly familiar with this play from its title – written in Hungary in 1936, the comedy has been a favorite in […]
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” opens a 4 week run today DC Mayor Vincent Gray announced yesterday that the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities would take over management of the Lincoln Theatre, the legendary U Street venue where Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald once played, myfoxdc.com reported.
Nathan Cooper, the artistic director and actor for Baltimore’s Single Carrot Theatre, recently returned from the Festival for Independent Performing Arts in Sofia, where he spent four days with Lola Pierson (playwright and founding member of Baltimore’s UnSaddest Factory Theatre Company) on a grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
Knuffle Bunny pairs a well-meaning Dad with an active, rambunctious pre-talking youngster, and depicts the tender moments of unconditional love as well as absolute bafflement between the two.