Zelda Fichandler, co-founder of Arena Stage, died this morning at her home in Washington, DC, of congestive heart failure. She was 91.
Archives for July 2016
As we hurl toward an unpredictable and increasingly surreal election in November, Donald Trump’s persona is hard to avoid. Endlessly looped on news broadcasts and grabbing headlines each day with his latest provocations, he has finally achieved the level of ubiquity that many suspect compelled him to join the race just over a year ago. […]
Shakespeare’s Globe has brought a wonderful The Merchant of Venice to The Kennedy Center for an unfortunately too-brief stay. Jonathan Munby’s production is powerful, smart, handsome, melodious, and quite funny.
Self-hatred is the most lethal hatred of them all. It runs through your veins like hot lead, poisoning your thoughts and perspective, filling every cell with corrosive anger and clouding your joy.
Celebrate National Dance Day 2016 with free dance classes and performances this Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 11 pm at The Kennedy Center. Sponsored by The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation, the festival includes free dance routines and lessons, outdoor performances, and live music.
Full disclosure: I have seen Phantom of the Opera on Broadway four times, dating back to my formative theatergoing years during its inaugural season on Broadway in 1988. A decade later, and went twice more over the ensuing years, seeing it at different maturity levels in my life. And I have never really enjoyed it.
Update: This contest has closed. We’ll have another one for you soon. Our giveaway is back! And this week we have a free pair of tickets to see Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre.
New works by local playwrights and artists dominated the 2016 Capital Fringe audience-chosen awards this year, announced by Capital Fringe’s Julianne Brienza: Best Comedy went to John Krizel’s Let Trump be Trump, which posits a strange world in which real estate magnate Donald J. Trump has become President of the United States. Best Drama went to […]
You might want to hit the bar before you take your seat for The Pirates of Penzance as performed by the Chicago-based theatre company The Hypocrites, now ensconced in the Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center. Luckily the bar is part of the set and is open throughout the show, as cast members remind the audience […]
Entering the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center for The Mikado, be prepared for balloons. Hundreds of them; many of them being bopped in your general direction. Go ahead, bop them back. Have a seat in one of the circus style rings, right in the middle of the action. Or go play the basketball […]