Photographer Ryan Maxwell catches the crowd at the at the 9:30 Club for the Helen Hayes Awards after party, Monday night, May 23, 2016.
Everyone’s looking good and having a great time at the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards after party at the Howard Theatre. Photo essay by Ryan Maxwell Photography Recognize anyone? Help us with photo captions. Just right click the image, copy it and paste into an email with the caption. Then email us here. Recognize anyone? Help […]
The Helen Hayes Awards found a new home and a new format this year: Making the ceremony a continuous cocktail party from seven to midnight, punctuated by three “acts” of awards presentations, each hosted by a different pair of some of DC’s favorite performers. The National Building Museum was regularly rocking with a vibrant dancefloor […]
I was lucky enough to sit in on the first few hours of tech for Keegan Theatre’s upcoming production of Hair. For any show, the first day of tech is a giant leap: The work lights are turned off, the stage lights are turned on. The cast gets a first taste of what it is […]
Forum Theatre in Silver Spring is currently running a production of Steven Yockey’s Pluto, directed by Forum’s artistic director Michael Dove. Pluto is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, which received productions at Actors Express in Atlanta and Know Theatre in Cincinnati before opening at Forum, and is also currently running at the […]
Maurice Hines returns to DC this fall in Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life. In preparation for the Arena Stage production, Hines reunited with DC’s own Manzari brothers, John and Leo, for an advanced masterclass in jazz and hip-hop dance at Howard University this past Friday. Hines discovered John and Leo (then 17 and 15) […]
In Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit, Woolly Mammoth faced overlapping challenges to bring the show together. The play calls for a set in which two houses face each other across a shared back yard: One household well-maintained, but perched precariously on the brink of ruin, and another that has already begun a descent into decay.
Synetic Theater has built their artistic identity on arresting visuals, stunning physicality, and frequently audacious wit and creativity in storytelling. All of these elements came into play when I stopped by a rehearsal for their upcoming production of The Picture of Dorian Gray. The scene they were rehearsing surrounds the creation of the supernaturally-powerful portrait […]