Tonight at 7:45pm, Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters will dim their lights in honor of Sam Shepard, playwright, actor and director who died of complications of ALS on Thursday, July 27 on his farm in Kentucky.
The TheaterMania sponsored Capital Fringe winners of the Audience Choice Awards were announced tonight: Winner Best of Show – Fringe Audience Awards Hexagon 2017: Let Freedom Zing! Presented by Hexagon Winner Best Drama – Fringe Audience Awards “It’s What We Do: A Play about the Occupation” Presented by Café Aziza, Inc. EXTENDED! Winner Best Comedy – Fringe […]
UPDATE: Watch the live flash mob video from July 4. ———————- First came Nelson Pressley’s in-depth article on theatre makers as activists in Sunday’s Washington Post. Now comes this call to take theatrical activism to the streets. Americans Take Action is coordinating a flash mob to sing the most famous theatrical protest song in musical theatre […]
Update: We have our winners. This contest is closed. We have 2 free pairs of tickets from Shakespeare Theatre Company to see David Ives’ The School for Lies in its closing week at the Lansburgh Theatre.
The National Theatre is giving up its hemp and sand rigging system. Rebecca Cooper, writing for Washington Business Journal, posted the fascinating backstage story today.
No other play now on area stages has been more enhanced by its soundtrack than Theater Alliance’s Still Life with Rocket. Matthew Nielson’s underscored music, sound effects and songs of this collaborative production are so perfectly tuned to the performances, it is difficult to imagine the play without them.
The box office for Capital Fringe has just opened, and, on this opening day, we begin our Fringe coverage with a preview of John Morogiello’s Blue Over You.
Playwright A. R. Gurney died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in his home in New York City. He was 86. A native of Buffalo, NY, the beleaguered city appeared as the setting for some of his 86 plays. Among his most produced were The Dining Room (1982), The Cocktail Hour (1988), the gift to actor couples everywhere, Love […]
Two of the most important awards of the evening received short shrift on the broadcast. The great Broadway actor James Earl Jones received the Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Award at the Tony Awards tonight. Only a short clip of his speech was broadcast. Here it is in its entirety. Kevin Moriarty, the artistic director of […]