With the closing of H Street Playhouse, Theater Alliance moves into what they call their “itinerant” phase, planning future productions in one, possible two theatres, and renewing their Monday night reading series, titled Hothouse on the Hill.
Archives for May 7, 2013
Must-see Blues musical Thunder Knocking on the Door
Robert Johnson was arguably the greatest blues guitarist to ever roam the South or anywhere on this good earth. In fact, most folks don’t argue that he’s the best. Rather they argue about how the young man, who died at 27, earned that skill. The long-standing legend is that he met the Devil himself at […]
4000 Miles extended again. Must close May 19
Due to overwhelming critical and popular response, The Studio Theatre has extended Amy Herzog’s compassionate and unsentimental drama 4000 Miles a third, and final, time. The company has announced the show must close Sunday, May 19th.
The mythmakers at Constellation Theatre Company, who previously produced The Ramayana, The Green Bird, and Metamorphoses, have now gone after the world’s oldest story. Gilgamesh, the ancient Mesopotamian tale of a king’s quest to defeat death, teaches that death is eternal; the production relishes in the fact that legends are, too. The epic resurrects looking […]
CD review for Tony nominated scores Bring It On and Christmas Story
The Tony Season has officially begun. Last week’s announcement of the nominees in twenty-six competitive categories set off an avalanche of opinion, prediction and bragging that will continue to cascade until the winners are announced on June 9.
Nikolai and the Others
I feel I’ve had to do almost as much research as the actors who perform in the Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of Richard Nelson’s Nikolai and the Others. That’s because so many of the 18 characters who inhabit it are major figures in the world of music and ballet in the America of the late […]
We Happy Few takes on The Tempest
If you’re too ADHD to make a habit of seeing Shakespeare on the stage, there’s now a special show for you. The We Happy Few DC theatre company has bought a rollicking, movement-based, celestial liquor-filled 90 minute version of The Tempest to The Shop at Fort Fringe. The actors wear simple, tight-fitting costumes, there’s original […]