Despite draconian financial cuts in arts funding in 2011, the Hispanic theatres have had the most terrific of all possible seasons ever!
Archives for August 2012
The Shakespeare Theatre Company announced today that it is adding three additional productions, including the National Theatre of Scotland’s well-received Black Watch, to the 2012 portion of its 2012-2013 season.
Marvin Hamlisch died on August 7th, and left the world of music diminished by much. He was only 68 years old, and was, as always, neck high in the preparation of new works.
Forget all that you may have heard about August: Osage County. It is not a dark comedy where an Estelle Parson-ish virago grandmother skewers her pampered children with her acid tongue. It is instead a voyage into the land of the living dead, whose human weaknesses have led them into inhuman acts. It is fascinating […]
“It’s a big warehouse, basically empty with a nice tall ceiling, a little over 5,000 sq feet plus a small second floor that’s been built along one end, adding a nice amount of office space so we don’t have to eat up the playing space.” That’s Adele Robey, co-founder of H Street Playhouse, enthusing over […]
DVDs of old movies can serve a variety of purposes. Of course, they can simply offer entertainment, but they can also fill in the blanks in some of our knowledge of theater of the past.
In 2011-2012, we got theater that money couldn’t buy. In this provocative article, my erstwhile colleague Chad Bauman lamented the fact that our Helen Hayes Awards – like the Tonys and many other recognition programs, including the DCTS Audience Choice Awards – make no distinction between companies which have a huge budget to produce their […]
Some of the most renowned names in American letters will find their way onto the American Century Theater’s stage in 2012-2013. Among the strangest and most powerful: Orson Wells’ Voodoo Macbeth, a recasting of the Scottish play in the jungles of Haiti, which American Century will run between March 22 and April 13 of next […]
I’m not a set designer or a director, but if forced to guess, I’d say there’s nothing easy about putting on a solid staging of Little Shop of Horrors. When one of the main characters is a giant talking/singing/murdering plant, it logically follows that this is going to take some creativity.
DC Theatre Scene announces the nominations for its sixth annual Audience Choice Awards based on the 2011 – 2012 season. DCTS writers considered 274 professional productions, resulting in nominations for 47 theatre companies which produced work on large and small stages, and 139 performances. The categories are Plays, Musicals, Operas and Family Shows which opened […]
– Susan Galbraith reports on the 25th anniversary year of the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival summer opera festival in Cooperstown, New York. –
– Susan Galbraith reports on the four productions of Glimmerglass Festival, in Cooperstown, NY, now celebrating its 25th anniversary season. –