Laughing Daughter’s Second Act: Who’s Laughing Now? You probably think this is a story about Crystal Mosser, the songbird who made her start in Washington theater and who has since made it big in New York and elsewhere. Or that it is about how I saw her in Indiana, as an Equity actor performing the […]
Archives for May 2013
This Memorial Day weekend: movie sing-along and opening nights
Theatrelovers will have plenty to enjoy this weekend: To start, Pallas Theatre Collective, busy with preparations for their upcoming read of Usher: A New Musical (June 22), is presenting a fun family night, Movie Musical Sing-along, this Saturday, May 25th, starting at 8pm. Food (hotdogs, popcorn and drinks) will be onsale at 8pm. The movie […]
After 20 years, Sondheim’s Company is back at Signature. Eric Schaeffer on his fresh take
One of the signatures of Signature Theatre is Stephen Sondheim. Almost from its inception, works by Sondheim have been a hallmark of the Arlington-based company’s seasonal output. When Signature opened their former theatre space in a converted garage along Four Mile Run, Company was the first production Schaeffer directed.
Arlington County gives $250,000 grant to Signature to pay County taxes
Virginia’s Arlington County has awarded Signature Theatre a $250,000 grant – principally so that it can pay its real estate taxes to Arlington County, the County announced Tuesday. About $85,000 will go to pay overdue taxes, Department of Management and Finance director Michelle Cowan told Scott McCafgfrey of the Arlington Sun-Gazette, and the remainder will […]
Guess the Tony winners on TrueTheatergoer for a chance to win $150
Think you know who will take home a Tony on Broadway’s biggest night? TrueTheatergoer, the Web site where audiences rate and recommend shows in DC and New York, is holding a contest to see who can best guess who the Tony judges will choose.
Cinderella at Puppet Co
Just when you think you’ve seen Cinderella more than enough times, Puppet Co. offers yet another version enchanting enough to warrant a re-visit. Loved throughout the world, this timeless tale gets a fresh re-telling via a wonderful script by Christopher Piper that provides a back-story about the character known as Ella, beloved daughter awaiting her […]
Ghost-Writer, Michael Hollinger’s story of a Victorian novelist’s secretary who continues to complete his novel after the novelist has passed on, will be extended until June 16, MetroStage Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin announced yesterday.
Reflections on theatre: a conversation with Rocco Landesman
It’s been a whirlwind few decades for Rocco Landesman. Since January, he’s been resting up after many busy years as a Broadway producer, theatre administrator, and national spokesperson for the arts.
Movement artist Mirenka Cechová returns with new Tantehorse production
Mirenka Cechová returns to Washington for three performances only at the Atlas Performing Arts Center with her critically-acclaimed Tantehorse: physical mime theatre. This ensemble is known for combining surreal and decadent poetry with elements of physical theatre and modern dance.
Ticket giveaway to Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody
DC Theatre Scene is giving away a pair of tickets to opening night of Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody Wednesday, May 22nd at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. Spank! is here for 6 performances, ending May 25th.
“Fifty Shades” fans. Musical parody Spank! is at The Fillmore this week
Spank! head writer and director Jim Millan talks about the show. Taking guilty pleasures to new heights, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy by fan-fiction writer E. L. James broke publishing records and set Kindles afire and Nooks a-quivering with the rough and steamy escapades of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
Tony Awards: Matilda: The Musical has 12 nominations
Matilda, the big London hit that has become a big Broadway hit, arrived on these shores with an original cast album already on the market. The Royal Shakespeare Company, which produced the show, issued its original cast recording in 2011 based on the pre-London run in Stratford. Then this year it released it again with […]