Forty years ago, I was introduced to the world of musical theater with my first visit to Broadway, where I was lucky enough to see Andrea McArdle play the title role in the original production of Annie. I’ve seen the show countless times since, and am always pleased that audiences are filled with young ones […]
Bhavesh Patel has had a busy year, appearing on Broadway, performing in Shakespeare in the Park and now taking on the role of Orsino in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Twelfth Night, directed by area-favorite Ethan McSweeny.
When he was 12 years old, Paata Tsikurishvili was introduced to the story of Peter Pan on stage. “My dad took me and I just loved the story; the little conflicts with their parents, you want to do something your way because you think you’re grown up, but you’re not, and that was fascinating for […]
“Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George?” If this line resonates with you, there’s a good chance you are among the many anxiously awaiting the musical version of the smash 2004 movie, Mean Girls, which will stage its pre-Broadway run at the National Theatre in D.C., with a five-week […]
John de Lancie is set to star in Mosaic Theater Company’s production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Robin Baitz’ Vicuña & The American Epilogue as Kurt Seaman, a Donald Trump-inspired real-estate tycoon prepping for his final presidential debate.
Nora Achrati considers herself “very much a character actor.” “I was very intrigued by the premise of Mystery School and the opportunity to play these very different characters,” she says, speaking of the chance to inhabit five colorful characters in Paul Selig’s one-woman show, Mystery School. “I read the script and there was so much […]
It isn’t every day that you’re asked to play God, so when 7-time Helen Hayes-nominated actor Tom Story was offered the chance to take on the titular role in Signature Theatre’s production of David Javerbaum’s An Act of God, no divine intervention was needed for him to say “yes.”
Langston Hughes was a noted poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and one of the earliest innovators of jazz poetry. It’s no wonder that the literary giant got a “shout out” in Rent’s “La Vie Boheme” along with other historic notables.
On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the DC theater community is invited to the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive’s (WAPAVA) Richard Bauer Award celebration at the Woolly Mammoth Theater, in an evening that includes dinner, entertainment, the awards presentations to Rick Foucheux and Amber McGinnis and an auction.
In theater circles, Dominique Morisseau is regarded as one of the most significant and talented African-American playwrights working today. Last year, she made the list of Top 20 Most Produced Playwrights in America, and has recently penned a popular three-play cycle entitled The Detroit Projects.