Shows for Days, starring Patti LuPone as a ruthless regional diva and Michael Urie as a sweet stand-in for playwright Douglas Carter Beane, dramatizes Beane’s memories of his introduction to the world of the theatre, which he tells us changed his life. The play is unlikely to change anybody else’s.
Archives for July 6, 2015
Brilliant physicality makes Happenstance’s Impossible! possible
Impossible! is more than just a concept and title for Happenstance Theater’s newest circus-oriented offering; it is the high bar of quality and aim that the ensemble and directors of this charming and thoroughly entertaining show set for themselves. And, for the most part, they clear that bar and look good doing it.
Helen Hayes Awards’ pay requirements on hold for now, theatreWashington says
theatreWashington, which promotes Washington-area theater throughout the country, announced last week that it is delaying the implementation of its controversial minimum pay requirements for the Helen Hayes Awards until at least 2017.
straight on til moUrning: A Capital Fringe Peek
I had no idea what I was getting into when I started to work on straight on til moUrning. Tori [Bertocci] and I met a month after last year’s Fringe festival had ended and we thought “what next?” We were really happy with what we produced last summer and wanted to make another great impact […]
Journey of a Bombshell: A Capital Fringe Peek
My idea to tell the story of Ina Ray Hutton came about by accident. I was looking for an audition song on Youtube, and a black and white video kept popping up in the search results. I wasn’t expecting much from an old video, but the woman on the clip was conducting a band of […]
The Little Crane and The Long Journey: A Capital Fringe Peek
The Memorial to Japanese American Patriotism in World War II sits quietly in the shadow of our lawmakers in Senate Park. In its center is a sculpture of two Japanese cranes caught in barbed wire by artist Nina Akamu. Starting the morning of July 9th, the silence will be broken with people, puppets, and music […]