“C’mon, Karen Cartwright, the show’s over!” And with that line, and a shot of an empty stage, lit to high heaven, with not a drip of applause, we reach the conclusion of Smash. Ambitious, erratic, emotional, and perhaps misconceived, Smash nonetheless gave the live theatre arts a shot at the network TV big-time that it […]
Archives for May 30, 2013
Like any musical theatre geek who gets giddy at the mere mention of obscure showtunes, I must say that I look forward to Signature Theatre’s Lost Songs of Broadway cabaret every year. For several years now, Signature has devoted the last cabaret of its season (excluding the summer cabaret series) to showcasing songs cut from […]
With eight productions just announced, the National Theatre will have its busiest season in years, thanks to its new booking team, The National Theatre Group. Five musicals will be among the shows keeping those Pennsylvania Avenue marquee lights lit throughout the season.
Dan Dietz’s drama of a family trying to recover and rebuild nine months after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans is proof of the adage that adversity doesn’t build character, but instead reveals it. Forum Theatre’s artistic team gives an absorbing and revealing production to this area premiere.