Since its inception, Washington Stage Guild has done 22 productions of 27 plays by the playwright with whom the group is most closely associated, George Bernard Shaw. (Some of the productions were evenings of Shaw’s one-act plays, which is why the two numbers do not correspond.) Now, WSG has begun the ambitious project of staging […]
Archives for March 2014
There is an old French proverb that translates into “the more things change the more they stay the same.” The Bridges of Madison County, the romantic musical drama at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, is proof of it once again. Its book by Pulitzer Prize playwright Marsha Norman is fashioned from the best selling American […]
If you are an actor and you’ve been thinking of entering the 2014 Monologue Madness, well, your time’s nearly up. Edward Daniels, who began the fierce acting competition four years ago, reports that there are only 27 slots remaining for the March 16 Open Call. The chance to sign up ends when all slots are filled, […]
With more than 2,000 performances scheduled for the John F. Kennedy Center’s 2014-15 season, which runs from Aug. 30 to Aug. 16, 2015, there’s a little something for everyone, as new works and returning favorites highlight the season. “We are proud to present a diverse season with wonderful breadth and depth in all performing art […]
An exciting 12 months await opera lovers as Washington National Opera released its 2014-15 season, which includes an acclaimed new-to-Washington staging of Rossini’s Cinderella.
I believe that every diet needs the occasional spoonful of Marshmallow Fluff directly out of the jar. I have a fond memory from a few years ago. I’d never seen Mamma Mia! and was about to see the movie for the first time. Now, this was right in the throngs of my musical theatre conservatory training, […]
“It’s a rock concert for people who don’t go to rock concerts anymore.” Kevin Casey is the Music Director of the touring production of Mamma Mia!, currently ensconced at the National Theatre for a week-long engagement which will end on Sunday. Casey spoke to me last week from Philadelphia, where I was expecting that he […]
Woolly Mammoth extends its season with Rodney King, performed by Roger Guenveur Smith and the return of Stupid F##king Bird by Aaron Posner. Rodney King will concurrently with the Capital Fringe Festival, July 8 – 20th. Woolly will reunite with OBIE Award winning artist Roger Guenveur Smith after presenting his critically acclaimed A Huey P. […]
One day, when Charles Fuller was in high school, he and a friend came across a poem by T.S. Eliot. “And it had this line,” Fuller recalls. “‘Do I dare disturb the Universe?’” He glances at the ceiling, as if considering the line again. “And we said, ‘Well, of course. What else is there to […]
Washington Concert Opera is about to bring Giuseppe Verdi’s rarely produced Il Corsaro to the Lisner Auditorium March 9th. It’s the two-hundredth birthday of composer Verdi, and there is much to celebrate, perhaps most especially, contemporary singers’ dedication to carry forward through the glorious human voice the rich gifts of traditional opera. I had the […]
When show folk put their minds (and hearts) into it, they can raise any roof. On January 28th of last year, the roof that couldn’t contain their touching contributions to a benefit concert was that of the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut. The theater is seventy-five miles from New York’s Palace Theater on Broadway, but […]
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