It takes a bold producer to put on a show that calls itself Black Comedy, particularly in a town which already has one black comedy playing at Studio and another in the halls of Congress. But the No Rules Theatre Company is known, correctly, for its chutzpah. How else could a group of unknowns establish […]
Archives for February 11, 2013
Richard Schiff, the star of Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie at Shakespeare Theatre Company, first got to know DC during his time on “The West Wing” (1999-2006), for which he won an Emmy playing White House communications director Toby Ziegler. He’s happy to be back. “It’s a real nice town. And the theatre world here has grown quite […]
Discerning theatergoers, are you looking for a contemporary play that you can relate to, that makes you laugh and think about the world? Are you in need of a delightful and gripping entertainment that painlessly drops something about the human condition on your head?
Twenty years ago, the writer David Ives arrived on the New York theatre scene with a bang when his evening of short comic plays opened off Broadway, where they remained for some 600 plus performances. Since then, he has adapted 32 musical books for the City Center Encores! series, and his original full length play […]
The time has finally come for me to stop grading Glee on a curve. For, in an almost unprecedented achievement, I have witnessed three entire episodes of Glee, in a row, which feature cohesive beginnings, middles, and ends, and utilize event momentum from previous episodes to fuel further development in the present and the future. […]