Rep Stage’s PWYC first preview for the made-for-Halloween play Mary Rose, scheduled for tonight, has been canceled. Instead, the play will open for previews Thursday, Nov 1 at 7pm.
Archives for October 2012
Once upon a Sunday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Will this latest Poe play rate high or very poor? Will I nod, nearly napping, or will my synapses be a-snapping As I watch Poe’s tortured writhing, writhing at death’s door? “’Tis some play,” I muttered, “Tapping pain and horror at the core— Only […]
“The show must go on”, Brett Abelman of Beltway Drama Series just told us. Their final reading of Election Day Plays 2012: Fresh Plays For People Left Out of the Two-Party Race is tonight, Oct 30th at Busboys and Poets 5th & K, in DC. Here’s more: “The young, the old, the poor; soldiers and […]
Can there ever be too many recordings of Gershwin musicals? For that matter, can there be too many Gershwin musicals? There’s a new Original Broadway Cast album being released today on Shout Factory records even though George died 75 years ago which might have you thinking that you’ve seen the last Gershwin show. Not so. […]
“Nothing in the world is as amazing as something that is neither clear nor unclear,” marvels a member of director Aaron Posner’s dervish ensemble in The Conference of the Birds, now playing at the Folger Theatre. The production puts this claim to the test, leading audiences on a whirling, shape-shifting journey through the 12th century […]
Chesapeake Shakespeare, which was to have concluded its outdoor performance of Richard III last night, has announced that, due to the impending storm and the closure of PFI Historic Park, they have re-scheduled the final performance to Sunday, Nov 4 at 6pm. The theater informed us this morning that there will be tickets available. Reservations […]
At its core, multiple Tony-winner and critical darling War Horse rests upon an otherwise unremarkable premise: “Boy befriends horse; Horse gets taken away; Boy and horse struggle to reunite against all odds”. Now open at the Kennedy Center, this simple tale of enduring friendship takes flight thanks to groundbreaking puppetry, an atmospheric score, and spectacular […]
Dirt. It’s in us, around us. We spend time, money and effort to reduce it or get rid of it. We also produce it. Heaps of trash crowd landfills, and serve as both food and an environment for rats, bugs and other dirty things.
The play’s title is allegorical. Emigrants, like the migratory birds, the swallows, move away from their native birthplace but carry within a deep instinctive longing for their homeland. Even though this production ran only4 performances in Teatro de la Luna’s 15th International Hispanic Theater Festival, the show’s indelible images linger.
– Best known in our area as the choreographer of those show-stopping numbers at Arena Stage for Oklahoma! and The Music Man, Parker Esse returns to give back to the talented students at Catholic University. – Looking to feel something sort of grandish? Look no further than Finian’s Rainbow, the 1947 musical that introduced such […]
The saying “The only way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” seems to have been tailor-made for American cooking icon James Beard. In Round House Bethesda’s newly opened production of I Love to Eat, Nick Olcott brings Beard to the stage with warmth and verve, reconciling the culinary pioneer’s garrulous public persona with […]
Molly Smith is helping to light the fuse of an explosive new play headed to Broadway. The Artistic Director of Arena Stage will be making her Broadway directorial debut with The Velocity of Autumn that will bow on Broadway in spring, 2013.