Nominations for the 2013 Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards were announced today.Three productions first seen here were among the honorees: Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? at Arena Stage, Holland Taylor’s solo show Ann, the story of Governor Ann Richards presented at the Kennedy Center, and Carolee Carmello’s portrayal of Aimee Semple McPherson in […]
Archives for April 30, 2013
Michael Hollinger’s Ghost-Writer may have been inspired by the relationship between Henry James and his secretary Theodora Bosanquet, but there is something delectably Jane Austen-y about the story and its decorous emotions. The play, receiving a primrose-pretty production at MetroStage under the assured guidance of director John Vreeke, presents one of those achingly subtle romances […]
If relationships can be traced in the landscape of two joined bodies, then the two plays in Pas De Deux explore those landscapes with an honesty that is both mesmerizing and, at times, disturbing to watch. From the opening moment, when Emily Townley and Jens Rasmussen explode onto the stage in a violent wrestling match, […]
For all the imposing bang of Thomas Stearns Eliot’s blasts of modern poetry (The Wasteland, Four Quartets), his “drawing-room” plays, while also flush with important, complex ideas, tend to the whimper. This is true of Eliot’s last, the rarely performed The Elder Statesman, an autumnal rumination on one’s life lived, currently at Washington Stage Guild.
Act quickly – you only have a few days to view one of the greatest concert presentations of a musical that I’ve ever seen … the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.
Bay Theatre Company, a twelve-year-old Annapolis-based company, announced last night that it is suspending operations effective May 12, 2013. Board of Directors President Barbara Brown blames an inability to obtain a long-term lease on an “appropriate” theater space for the company’s demise. “We have spent a year looking for appropriate space, but were unable to […]