Sarah Ruhl, the playwright, continues to show the range of her writing skills with her latest, Stage Kiss, which Playwrights Horizons is currently presenting at its home base off Broadway. Ms. Ruhl is one of those fortunate American writers who have found a theatrical home in New York, in her case at Playwrights, as has […]
Archives for March 2014
Every great young actor should get his shot at Hamlet. The Dane is the tragical crown jewel, the great emo star-maker. It’s to Synetic’s credit that upon remounting the production that started their silent legend they passed the crown to perhaps their brightest young star. Alex Mills takes the honor and runs with it. And […]
Who is this Eddie Shapiro? How did he get to spend all this quality time with twenty (or twenty-one – more on this later) Tony Award winning leading ladies of Broadway fame including the likes of Chita Rivera, Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing and Elaine Stritch (to name four in their eighties or nineties) or Kristin […]
“I’m here!” Elaine Stritch proclaims in Chiemi Karasawa’s 2013 documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME and she isn’t just whistling Sondheim. She takes a stand against the notion that old age is some sort of dreary waiting room where nobody listens to you and you have long outlived your usefulness and drive. The octogenarian Broadway legend […]
Who are these people?
“Look at that face! Look at that happy face!” This was my husband, Jay Hardee, speaking about our daughter after a recent performance of Under the Canopy.
Ambassador Theater’s latest production has just opened at Mead Theatre Lab. Happily Ever After’s three scenes explore the landscape of loneliness and aloneness experienced in various stages of “relationships.” Whether it’s a misunderstanding that causes a couple to inadvertently stand each other up, a one-night stand with emotional possibilities, or the inner turmoil of a […]
World Stages, an International Festival offers three weeks of feasting on international theatrical fare at the Kennedy Center with twenty-two theatrical offerings from nineteen countries, including thirteen full-scale productions, four installations, and additional readings and forums. As a world-theatre lover, what could be more exciting and satisfying than to partake of as much as one […]
Is justice contextual? Does it mean one thing for a nation recovering from decades of brutalizing dictatorship and another for the individual who suffered that brutalization? And how does that individual, and that nation, both face the specter of the past and move on from it?
DC Theatre Scene’s Interactive Guide Washington DC Area’s Theatre Season August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015 Click to see What’s on stage now Last update: June 17, 2015 Just added: new show at Woolly Mammoth
Over the past five years, winning words at the National Spelling Bee have been knaidel, guetapens, cymotrichous, stromuhr and Laodicean. Keep those in mind when Ford’s Theatre presents the quirky Tony-winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as actual audience members will be invited on stage to compete.
The American Theatre Critics Association has announced that this year’s prestigious M. Elizabeth Osborn Award will go to Topher Payne from Atlanta, Georgia for Perfect Arrangement, a play which premiered in Washington at CulturalDC’s 2013 Source Festival, DC Theatre Scene has learned.