The seven shows hosted by the National Theatre next season will be either straight from New York or heading there.
Archives for May 2018
Washington theatre’s most glamorous night out – The Helen Hayes Awards 2018, May 14, 2018 at The Anthem, as seen through the lens of Ryan Maxwell. Recognize anyone? Help us caption their photos (see below) Add a caption
Everything’s different; nothing’s changed Only maybe slightly rearranged So wrote Stephen Sondheim on the subject of marriage, but the lines apply just as easily to awards shows in general, and to the Helen Hayes Awards in particular.
Two musicians, two stories: “Palindrome,” Rapid Lemon’s latest piece, is actually two one-acts, linked by themes of music and madness. Both pieces take their titles from the middle names of the main characters: Sphere follows Thelonious Sphere Monk as he examines his life in a fictional therapist’s office; Pentz visits Marvin Pentz Gaye both before […]
Amy Leigh Horan’s new play Burst is tough to watch — and at the same time, engrossing to watch — precisely because it feels so real.
On opening night of The Frederick Douglass Project, lightning cracked the sky over the Anacostia River and wind-blown rain snapped the flaps of the stage tent at The Yards Marina. Solas Nua, known for putting on site-specific productions, has chosen the perfect spot to serve up an Irish story in a new light: the stage […]
We are very excited to be named among Feedspot’s 30 Best Blogs for 2018, listed along with The Washingtonian, blog friends Eater DC and Kid-Friendly DC, and travel, eatery and fashion blogs we’ll be checking out soon. They all write to remind everyone what a great area we live in. We’re proud to stand as […]
The Scottsboro Boys were nine African American teenagers who were accused of raping two white American women on a train near Alabama in 1931. The boys were falsely accused of the crime, hastily tried and sentenced to death in one of the most outrageous disregards of due process in history. The landmark set of legal cases deriving from this incident dealt with […]
Welcome to DC Theatre Scene’s coverage of Washington theatre’s biggest night of the year, the Helen Hayes Awards. Reporting from the festivities: Christopher Henley Photo album: Ryan Maxwell Video feature: Emily Priborkin Take Five! Stories from the nominees: Take Five! is a partnership between theatreWashington and DC Theatre Scene The 2018 Helen Hayes Award nominees […]
By the end of the Broadway revival of Long Days Journey Into Night two years ago, when Jessica Lange as mother Mary Tyrone rejoins her family, she is an ethereal ghost, her mind and body numbed by the morphine to which she is addicted. Now, at the same moment on stage in Brooklyn, Lesley Manville’s […]
Montagues and Capulets. Vampires and werewolves. Rock musicians and DJs? The conflict between the latter is the proxy war at the center of Laura Eason’s The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, currently running at Keegan Theatre. And while some delightful bits of design and acting strike the right chord, ultimately, they’re undermined by a script […]
And now the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards honoring Outstanding Plays, Musicals and Theatre for Young Audiences Responding Alex Levy, Arena Stage, Eric Schaeffer, Jason Loewith, Michael Kahn, Michelle Kozlak, Rick Hammerly, Ryan Rilette, Susan Marie Rhea and Toby Orenstein for A Little Night Music and Crazy for You, Crazy for You, Drumming with Dishes, […]