The jukebox musical is the red-headed step-child of contemporary theatre. The worst reviews you could ever read in, say, The New York Times will be of jukebox musicals. (Okay; maybe King Kong is the exception to that rule.)
Archives for November 2018
The glimpses we get into God of Vengeance, the real-life play-within-a-play that’s at the heart of Paula Vogel’s thrilling, stirring Indecent, are audacious, provocative, tender, challenging. And that’s right here in 2018.
Dear theatre lovers, As all of you know, who try to find time to attend the 35+ openings in any given month, the Washington area is one of the busiest theatre hubs in America. And, we attest, one of the best. We support DC area theaters all year. Now we need your support. Along with […]
How to Catch A Star adaptor, director, and tech wizard Jared Mezzocchi leads this debut that serves up truly jaw-dropping visuals for a full hour of exploratory theater, guaranteed to amaze the eyes for any patrons, even its most youngest.
The ever dependable Adventure Theatre MTC has unveiled its Christmas show for this year, Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas. Based on a book (part of a series) by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, the play focuses on the precocious girl of the title and her family as they ready for every (or almost every) kid’s […]
I once saw Edward Albee speak on a panel with Robert Wilson. Albee described his disappointment when he re-watched the Werner Herzog film Aguirre, Wrath of God. There was a particular sequence, he told us, that was not as beautiful as it was in his memory from the earlier viewing. Nearly thirty years ago, J.B. […]
Running on Glass, now at Venus Theater, reminds us of the history of female athletes who burst through the metaphorical glass ceiling only to be forgotten throughout history. It’s actually a joy seeing the mostly unknown names of women athletes listed and walk out with a better idea of their lives and struggles at the […]
It’s Cyber Monday, and TodayTix is offering its best prices of the year. Here are just some of the sweet deals waiting for you when you click CYBER MONDAY Beautiful, the Carol King Musical, from $39. Miss Saigon, from $25 An Inspector Calls, from $24 The Nutcracker (Warner Theatre), from $29 Oh, God, from $5 Richard […]
Anacostia’s Theater Alliance announced that it has selected Raymond O. Caldwell, its Associate Artistic Direct, to succeed Producing Artistic Director Colin Hovde at its helm next year. Theater Alliance’s announcement came in an e-mail to its subscribers on Monday. Caldwell, in addition to being Theater Alliance’s Associate A.D., is a Resident Director and full-time lecturer […]
It’s no shock that Hollywood is full of secrets. In the era of #MeToo, it’s clear that much is hidden from the public under a facade of glamour and glitz. Though it takes place during the 1950s, All Save One digs into what’s hidden through the comedic banter of its characters, exposing the pressures and […]
It’s been more than 25 years since Stephen Daldry’s production of J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls made its London debut. Thanks to Ian MacNeil’s astonishing set that paints a vivid picture of London in 1912, post-war society and modern day, the play continues to wow audiences around the world. An Inspector Calls opens tonight at Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman […]
The National Harbor is quickly becoming the holiday’s destination of choice for families these days. For several years now, their Ice! extravaganza, with ice carvings done by talented artisans from China, have drawn crowds (this year it’s A Charlie Brown Christmas theme), and of late they’ve added a Santa’s Village worthy of the name, as […]