What did you do Mother’s Day? Just think, you could’ve seen popping, locking, breaking and tutting by some of the area’s best dancers in the first regional production of the hot Broadway musical In the Heights. You’d be hard pressed to match this Toby’s ensemble for sheer energy and verve. And they pulled that off after […]
Archives for May 2013
The Trip to Bountiful
Cicely Tyson now joins Laurette Taylor in the small pantheon of actresses who have given us monumental performances onstage; Ms. Taylor of course, for her Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, the memory of which is still vividly alive for all of us who were fortunate enough to experience it. Judith Anderson might join the ladies, […]
Tony Awards: The four Broadway shows nominated for Best Orchestrations
One of the most interesting lists in the announcement of this year’s Tony Award nominees is the nominations for Best Orchestrations. The range is as wide as the types of shows involved.
Michael Stebbins, outgoing Artistic Director, returns to act in iconic role in Rep Stage’s next season
Michael Stebbins, whose eight-year tenure as Rep Stage Artistic Director ended earlier this month, will appear in next season’s production of the solo play, I Am My Own Wife, the company announced yesterday.
The Three Musketeers
Bold prison breaks, hearty sword fights, and tales of treachery and rescue are the hallmarks of French novelist Alexandre Dumas’ beloved classic, The Three Musketeers, and Synetic Theater has taken that and run with it in their newest adaptation, directed by Paata Tsikurishvili.
Smash 2:15 The Transfer
First of all, Smash-ers, I’m assuming you’ve seen this. I’ll give it a minute to sink in. Not that it’s any surprise to anyone, of course. Smash has been tanking hardcore in the ratings for the entirety of season 2. It got so bad that it was airing first-run episodes on Saturday nights, for Pete’s sake. […]
It is easy to think of The Submission as “Tootsie” for writers. But Jeff Talbott’s eloquent, tedious story is both larger and smaller than the Dustin Hoffman vehicle. Larger, because unlike the egomaniacal Michael Dorsey, The Submission’s protagonist Danny (gloriously self-aggrandizing in Frank DeJulio’s portrayal) is motivated by his beliefs about race and authenticity. Smaller, […]
Broadway’s Show-Stoppers with Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Choral Arts Society Chorus
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell of Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, and Kiss Me, Kate fame is no stranger to the Kennedy Center stage and, given the strength of his voice, it’s easy to see why he’s invited back time and time again. He’s appeared in many a concert with the National Symphony Orchestra and those […]
Unique renditions from Rent star Adam Pascal at the Kennedy Center
Continuing its tradition of showcasing known and lesser known Broadway and West End talent in the Barbara Cook’s Spotlight cabaret series, the Kennedy Center played host to Adam Pascal on a Washington, DC spring evening.
A dazzling Illyria for Twelfth Night at Folger
If you want to start fresh, visit Illyria. The setting of Twelfth Night is, like happiness itself, more a state of mind than solid ground, rife with opportunity for reinvention.
Comic strip Big Nate just as funny onstage at Adventure Theatre MTC
Get ready for a slamming battle of the bands at Adventure Theatre MTC when Big Nate goes up against Goody Girl Gina, and his own beloved Jenny all while staying out of detention. Bursting with energy and fun music, great lyrics and true to life comic strip characters, Big Nate, based on the familiar comic […]
Adi Stein’s day on the set of Veep
Staff in the Executive Office Building scramble over yet another incident involving the Vice President. This time, while the President and his advisors are photographed tensely following the release of hostages, the VP seems more interested in a cell phone. The embarrassing photo has gone viral. Later, the White House’s Dream Metric Team analyzes the […]