Update: New details have emerged in the case of the assault on Randy Gener. According to the article filed on GMA News by L. P. Pelayo, witnesses have come forward, and the person responsible for the injury to Gener has been identified. Witnesses including Leighton Jennings who caused the injury, claim that Gener was involved […]
Archives for January 28, 2014
Signature, Shakespeare, Woolly, dominate Helen Hayes nominations
Next year, theatreWashington President Linda Levy promises, the Helen Hayes Awards will be bifurcated, with separate awards going to productions based on the number of Equity cast members. It couldn’t come soon enough, one suspects, for Washington-area small theaters, who saw this year’s nominations dominated by the big theatre companies.
Stones in His Pockets
The Hollywood dream factory proves both a boon and a bane for the residents of a small Irish town in Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets, a play that gives us a laugh as well as moments of sober reflection.
Freda Payne on playing Ella Fitzgerald
Freda Payne is starring in the MetroStage production of Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song. Over the course of the last four decades, Payne has toured the world in concerts, theater performances and one-woman shows. We had the chance to talk with her as Ella was getting ready to open.
Opera on Tap arrives in DC with “Love is in the Air” at the Black Fox
Mark Vanhoenacker of Slate declared classical music dead last week, but DC divas aren’t going down without a fight. The new DC metro chapter of Opera on Tap, a non-profit organization devoted to stomping out the stereotype “opera is stuffy,” will make its premiere on Wednesday, February 5 at the Black Fox Lounge.