There’s a certain irony in producing The Threepenny Opera in shining Shirlington. Signature has chosen to present one of the great polemics against human degradation in a community fastidiously designed to minimize it’s residents exposure to the underclass. This presents a golden artistic and social opportunity for the talented team Signature has gathered under the […]
Archives for May 2, 2014
Now that the three-part Summit series at Arena Stage has concluded, the agenda is clear: this has been an investigation into the unbalanced social and financial economy of the American theatre, both broadly and as it functions here in D.C. specifically. The series moderator, Washington Post critic Peter Marks, started these “In-Depth Explorations of D.C. […]
Harvey Fierstein has recently joined Thomas Meehan and James Lapine on the A list of writers whom the establishment calls upon to crank out a book for a new musical, replacing Terrence McNally and Arthur Laurents who immediately preceded them in that position.
“No matter how successful you get, always send the elevator back down.” This famous Jack Lemon quote is a favorite of actor Kevin Spacey and one of the reasons behind the new film, NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage, which follows 20 American and British actors on a 10-month international tour of Richard […]
Veteran D.C. actor Tom Story describes Moth, a tale of high school bullying and its violent repercussions closing this weekend at Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage, as the kind of play he would have loved to have done when he was in his early twenties. Now somewhere in his “later thirties,” Story has turned to directing for […]