Tonight, the Montgomery County Police announced that they had arrested 18-year-old Elijah Jeremiah Smith of Washington, DC, in Monday night’s Silver Spring assault on and robbery of actor Frank Britton. Washington police assisted in the arrest. According to the Montgomery police, “items of evidence related to the assault and robbery were recovered” at the suspect’s […]
Archives for May 30, 2014
What’s real and what’s illusion? This is the key question raised during this impassioned performance. In Lady of Spain, the first of this In Series double bill of “lounge operas,” (and the only one reviewed here), the frame story is about two real-life performers, mezzo-soprano Patricia Portillo and tenor Nephi Sanchez, who play impassioned characters.
“It’s the thing I’m most proud of in 35 years of doing theatre.” Rod Menzies is in Washington to direct the current class at the Academy of Classical Acting (ACA) in its production of The Duchess of Malfi. But that wasn’t what he referred to when we spoke this week. He was talking about Bitch […]
If you think you can predict who will be breathlessly reading their acceptance speeches at the Tony Awards, June 8th, you could come up a winner and receive $200 in TrueTheatergoer’s latest contest. The person with the most correct guesses wins the cash prize. But only if they enter before the contest closes at midnight […]
One of the joys of a long life in theatre is that you get to visit old friends whom you first met decades ago. Cabaret is a true case in point, for back in the middle of the last century (1966) I had my first contact with this Kander and Ebb breakthrough musical, the one […]