“Things fall apart,” as Yeats said, and sometimes it seems like there is nothing we can do about it. The theater community watched a falling apart recently at Theater J with the abrupt firing of Ari Roth, Artistic Director of 18 years at that organization, and a new theatrical landscape has emerged. The news of […]
Archives for December 2014
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Earlier this month, Pallas Theatre Collective issued a response to the new Helen Hayes Awards eligibility requirements. You can read it here. DC Theatre Scene reached out to us and asked us to expand on our response for their series.
You want to put on a letter sweater, grab some pom-poms and root for Diner, the world premiere musical based on Barry Levinson’s seminal male-bonding movie, to find its way. The ingredients are there—Levinson’s a great storyteller and has a knack for indelible, oddball characters. Sheryl Crow’s doing the music and lyrics, need we say […]
On Friday, December 26, a mystery donor presented Washington theatre with a gift. It wasn’t the usual holiday card or end-of-year donation. Instead, an anonymous theatre patron developed the idea – and corresponding web presence – to give our region’s smaller theatre companies their own space, voice, and conversation.
The Great Divorce is a story about the bus ride from Hell – literally: the Redemption Express from the bad section (there is no good section) of “the gray town” to the verdant fields of the much larger and denser Heaven. Like Sartre and Camus and also like Dante Alighieri, whose work this recalls, C.S. […]
Tonight, Signature Theatre gets ready to welcome the press to its last opening night of the year as the new Barry Levinson/Sheryl Crow musical Diner hits the stage. Here’s the new trailer: Will they like it? Stay tuned.
A note from Lorraine Treanor, Editor of DC Theatre Scene Dear readers, Today, I’ve been thinking of the astonishing work we’ve seen across our region’s stages in 2014. And I wanted to take a moment to ask you to think back on the highlights of your 2014 theatre year. What really touched you? What will […]
A letter from the Independent Theatre Coalition of Washington We support theatreWashington’s decision to set compensation requirements for their professional theatre awards because we believe ALL artists are entitled to better pay. It is unfortunate, however, that tW’s approach to industry leadership and reform so often serves to filter and exclude the lower economic demographic […]
Keegan Theatre’s Church Street home may be still under construction but the show must go on. The show is Keegan’s annual seasonal offering An Irish Carol. Thanks to a generous partnership, Keegan can present the show at Theater J with the proceeds going to their ongoing capital campaign.