We probably all have an answer to ‘What show changed your life?’ For DCTS editor Lorraine Treanor, her path to being an English teacher changed the day she saw Elaine Stritch perform in Sail Away.
Archives for April 2015
Why one Tony Award nominee won’t give up his day job
While it’s not hard to find an actor or writer waiting tables or bartending in New York to make ends meet, we found one Tony Award nominee who doesn’t plan to give up his day job. Here’s why.
Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz talks about American in Paris
The morning after the 69th Annual Tony Award nominations were announced, Tony Award nominee, Brandon Uranowitz, nominated for creating the role of Adam Hochberg in An American in Paris, sat down with DC Theatre Scene’s Jonathan Mandell at the Tony Awards’ Meet the Nominees session.
Kafka’s drawings animate Metamorphosis. Last performances before Prague
In 1989, New York reviewers had a field day after the opening of Steven Berkoff’s theatrical version of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, with noted New York Times critic Frank Rich leading the negative charge with his bombastic review of the production.
Fire and the Rain, Constellation stages ancient Indian poem (review)
How epic is the source material for The Fire and The Rain, the newest North American premiere of South Asian drama at Constellation Theater? Literally, the most epic.
Everyman Theatre adjusts its start time to comply with Baltimore curfew
In response to the violence and rioting on April 27 following the funeral of Freddie Gray who died in police custody, the city of Baltimore is enforcing a general curfew beginning April 28, and extending to May 3. The curfew applies as follows: Anyone under age 14 must be off the streets by 9pm. All […]
Just announced: Nominations for American Theatre Wing’s 2015 Tony Awards
This morning, the 2015 Tony Awards® nominees were announced by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The list was read by Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis. The 69th Annual Tony Awards® will be broadcast, live from Radio City Music Hall, on CBS, on Sunday June 7 at 8/7c, hosted by Alan Cumming and […]
Review: Closet Land from Factory 449, terror and human resilience
When was the last time theater was a white-knuckle experience? Seventy-five minutes of heart-pounding, cold sweat, and conscience-prickling tension are yours for the taking at Factory 449’s visceral staging of Rahda Bharadwaj’s Closet Land, the stage version of the 1991 movie starring Madeline Stowe and Alan Richman.
Fun Home Broadway Review: Alison Bechdel’s moving memoir of her father
Fun Home is, yes, a musical about a lesbian cartoonist whose closeted father killed himself, but it is also about how we try to figure out the puzzle of our parents; about how we reassemble our childhood; about memory itself. It remains the inventive, entertaining, in places exhilarating, and almost inexpressibly heartbreaking show I saw […]
Review: TETRISplus, Netherland’s dance troupe perform at The Kennedy Center
I yelled “bravo” during a round of applause yesterday. I’ve never done that before. And it wasn’t even at the end of a show. It was during the act break. Of a children’s dance piece. Color me delightfully surprised.
One less critic: How Hedy Weiss and New Orleans changed my life.
When I was in law school I did some acting. I wasn’t very good but I was a big guy with a big voice and there’s always room for that in theater. Sometimes I got paid and sometimes I didn’t, but between what I did get paid and student loans and my parents’ generosity I […]
John Feffer turns East German interviews into new play, Before/After
The fall of the Berlin Wall was one of the most dramatic events of the 20th century. It happened suddenly on the evening of November 9, 1989 when thousands of East Germans decided to take history into their own hands and pour over the border into the West. Although the Soviet Union wouldn’t disintegrate for […]