The Helen Hayes Awards found a new home and a new format this year: Making the ceremony a continuous cocktail party from seven to midnight, punctuated by three “acts” of awards presentations, each hosted by a different pair of some of DC’s favorite performers. The National Building Museum was regularly rocking with a vibrant dancefloor […]
Archives for April 22, 2014
Last night, the Helen Hayes awards took place at the National Building Museum, a new venue for the annual ceremony, now in its 30th year. The format was also quite different, but one thing was the same. There were categories, there were nominees, and there were awards doled out to a number of people and […]
Jean-François Regnard is not a name that has been on everyone’s lips in recent years. But leave it to comic playwright David Ives to resurrect him and use one of Regnard’s plays as source for a spring production that lifts the entire season. And leave it further to the Classic Stage Company which makes its […]
– DCTS writer Robert Duffley is currently studying at the Moscow Art Theater in conjunction with the Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. – The Russians are not coming. Monday morning, Woolly Mammoth Theatre announced the cancellation of their upcoming festival of work from some of Moscow’s most innovative artists. The latest line […]
Underneath the Lintel is a deceivingly simple story of a librarian tracking down the patron who borrowed and returned a long overdue book which transitions into an unanticipated life journey. Paul Morella, date stamp hanging around his neck like a trophy or cherished medal of honor, is an absolute marvel as the lowly clerk.
Hip-hop has gotten a bad rap, according to Psalmayene 24 (Psalm), the writer and director behind Cinderella: The Remix, the final installment of a three-part Hip-Hop Children’s Trilogy running through May 25 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. It’s not the music that’s the problem, but the message sometimes is; too often, mainstream hip-hop celebrates a […]
UPDATE – Tonight, we’ve just finished our 3 part coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards. You’ll find the photos here, then links to all the articles. Our Helen Hayes Awards coverage continues. Last night, John Dellaporta’s Twitter account lit up with social coverage including a dance video. He signed off at 1:30am, as he hopped […]