We’ve all heard about the actor’s nightmare, a dream during which the actor is about to go on stage without having learned the lines. At the opposite end of the spectrum, what might the actor’s dream be? How about this: you are a young actor, supporting yourself with menial work. You go to an open […]
Archives for January 20, 2014
Daniel Beaty’s original play The Tallest Tree in the Forest at Arena Stage follows controversial performer and activist Paul Robeson, initially renowned for his singing, but later labeled a communist traitor and blacklisted during the McCarthy era.
As the Daily Show and Saturday Night Live have shown repeatedly, the best parodies don’t try to reinvent the wheel; instead, they tweak their source material with minor changes and let the unintentional comedy shine through. 50 Shades: The Musical! lampoons the “50 Shades of Grey” phenomenon with a raunchy script and game cast that […]
On January 27th, the Helen Hayes Awards nominees for the most outstanding work in professional theatres in 2013 will be announced by theatreWashington, which administers the judging and stages the Awards ceremony every year. True Theatergoer, the website that lets you vote for your favorite shows year round, has made their predictions and invites all […]