You may well have heard that Matilda, the musical based on Roald Dahl’s popular novel, is now on Broadway, following a smashing first year run in London, where it continues to sell out nightly. The advance hype has been tremendous, and I understand it pulled in about $10,000,000 in advance sale even before its first […]
Archives for April 11, 2013
A list of the best stage entrances ever would have to include a group of middle-aged men climbing out of a river dripping wet onto a stark, rocky island. It is the perfect preface to Tim Firth’s witty survival farce Neville’s Island now playing at Olney Theatre Center.
The 2013 Monologue Madness competition last Sunday at The Miracle Theatre saw two relative newcomers to the DC scene compete their way through a pack of 32, and elbow out of the running such familiar DC performers as Jjana Valentiner, Katie Culligan, John C. Bailey and Josh Sticklin in the first three rounds. Sticklin was still in […]
Movies arriving from overseas are the bread and butter of Filmfest DC, the annual tour of cinematic works Washingtonians would otherwise have little chance to see. The French drama “In the House,” one of the 80-plus features screening over the next ten days, is a prime example of the way this festival tries to stretch […]
– Luis Caballero arrives, wearing a wool scarf coiled around his neck. The morning, April 3rd, was unseasonably cold. He is wired with energy for our interview in the chilly, white-walled basement rehearsal room of GALA’s Tivoli Theatre in Columbia Heights. In awe of this multitalented powerhouse from New York City, who has written and […]