I had hoped that a major benefit of winning the Cold War would be no longer having to sit through a show like Doctor Zhivago, a musical adaptation of Pasternak’s novel that presents the Russian Revolution largely as the story of a good-looking couple’s long-simmering adulterous affair and the mean Communists who get in their […]
Archives for April 21, 2015
The 70th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel finds the musical in radiant fettle, thanks to a vital and deeply moving production at Olney Theatre Center under the direction of Jason Loewith.
This year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama will be awarded to Stephen Adly Guirgis for Between Riverside and Crazy, his dark comedy about a retired police officer whose landlords are trying to remove him from a rent-controlled apartment in Manhattan. Premiered in 2014 at the Atlantic Theater Company, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Stephen McKinley […]
Studio Theatre Artistic Director David Muse’s inspiration to “bring the 14th street nightlife” onto the stage and immerse its audience in a rock musical cabaret experience pays off big, making up for the weaknesses in the material itself.
Women who behave rarely make great artists. Local D.C. playwright Karen Zacarías and a well-polished GALA Hispanic Theatre cast and technical team present us with a strange, tragic-comic masterpiece that introduces us to outsiders living in the desert, where characters are up against vast open spaces and nothingness. This is a complex play about the […]