In 1949 Clifford Odets, after years of cashing in on his early successes with the Group Theatre, returned to Broadway with The Big Knife, which was to be his bitter comment on the price he paid for leaving the theatre to take Hollywood money for turning material into screenplays for the masses.
Archives for May 16, 2013
Where to next for Capital Fringe?
Last night, Capital Fringe held a “State of the Fringe” meeting. Jonathan Fischer was there for City Paper, and turned in an excellent update on the status of the Fringe which includes a discussion of how long might the organization be able to hold on to their Fort Fringe headquarters, and which neighborhoods are under consideration […]
Maybe Smash isn’t. But Slings and Arrows was, and we’re all watching it together this summer
Hello, dear readers! Over the last several weeks, I’ve been very moved by how many people have come up to me, or written, and said something along the lines of, “Well, Smash is doomed, but I’m sad! I enjoyed your recaps and I wish you could keep writing!” I should also note at this point […]
Ken Ludwig holds free discussion of Twelfth Night and his latest book at Folger June 8
One of the Washington area’s most famous playwrights, Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me a Tenor, Fox on a Fairway, Shakespeare in Hollywood), will be hosting an interactive discussion of Twelfth Night, onstage now at Folger Theatre, followed by a book-signing of his new book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare. The event is free and open […]
Keegan extends The Full Monty to June 8
Good news for all of you who don’t yet have tickets to see Keegan Theatre’s production of The Fully Monty. Thanks to the enthusiasm in the press – Susan Galbraith calls it “unapologetically a crowd pleaser” – and at the box office, Keegan has extended the raucus musical an extra week, now planning to close […]