In 2015, The Women’s Voices Theater Festival introduced us to the works of nearly 70 playwrights. Today, the persistent rumors that there would be a second festival were confirmed. The second Women’s Voices Theater Festival will run from January 15 thru February 15, 2018. While the first festival focused on world premieres, the organizers have expanded the criteria to […]
Archives for March 2017
Later this spring, the Washington Ballet will present 20th-century and contemporary works, as well as premieres, by choreographers including Jiri Kilyan, Justin Peck, William Forsythe, George Balanchine, Alexei Ratmansky, Twyla Tharp, Ethan Stiefel, and Antony Tudor. The company starts the season off, however, with a consummate production of a treasured 19th-century gem, Giselle.
“We are at Church; the Minister (William T. Newman, Jr.) is about to preach the Gospel of Oedipus at Colonus, in the final years of his star-crossed life. He is a human tank of a man; deep-voiced and resonant; his voice is crisp with authority but softened by the nature of the thing he is […]
The Tooting Arts Club’s exceptionally entertaining production of Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s glorious murderous musical, began in 2014 in Harrington’s, one of London’s oldest working pie shops. An impressively detailed replica of Harrington’s has now set up shop Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater, including the pies.
Three hours and ten minutes breeze by in The Select, Elevator Repair Service’s delightfully inventive riff on Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel The Sun Also Rises. I thoroughly enjoyed it, am extremely pleased to have seen it, and would recommend it highly, even if the experience was occasionally frustrating.
The hottest theater ticket in DC right now isn’t to a blockbuster musical, a star-studded Shakespearean play, or a big-time production already contracted to hit Broadway. The ticket everyone is clamoring for is Intelligence at Arena Stage, a world premiere political thriller which has already sold out and extended its run, even before it has […]