Photographer Ryan Maxwell catches the crowd at the at the 9:30 Club for the Helen Hayes Awards after party, Monday night, May 23, 2016.
Archives for May 24, 2016
What’s it going to be like this year? That was a question in the minds of many in the theatre community as last night’s Helen Hayes Awards ceremony approached.
Venus Theatre has a knack for finding new scripts that make you ache and ruminate all at once—appealing at once to emotion and intellect, deeply, endlessly. Garbage Kids, a tale of homelessness and survival, follows suit.
The welcome arrival of the Mosaic Theater Company of DC on the local theatre scene is punctuated by When January Feels Like Summer. The heartwarming and frequently funny Cori Thomas play about the interlocking relationships of five commonplace Harlem residents provides a winning exclamation point to Mosaic’s memorable first season.
Actor Holly Twyford is a tour de force as Vivienne, a force of nature with a soft Southern accent, mad baking skills, impeccable manners and oh yes, a mother with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
There were some big surprises last night at the Helen Hayes Awards. Constellation’s bet on Avenue Q paid off big at the box office, and with the judges, earning it a top spot in number of awards for any production (7) along with Shakespeare Theatre’s Salomé.