King Charles III, a filmed adaptation of the London production of Mike Bartlett’s Tony-nominated play, airs this Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. EDT as a one-off episode of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre. The play was a success on the West End and on Broadway, with Timothy Pigott-Smith in the lead role. Here in DC, Robert Joy played the […]
One of the great challenges for a director involves taking a slightly dated play like Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures and making it work. That the latest Peter’s Alley Theatre Production is so successful is a tribute to director Aly B. Ettman and her talented cast.
It took over 400 years for A King and No King to receive a DC area premiere. Yet were authors Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher still alive, they would certainly be pleased with the Brave Spirits Theatre’s fine production of their tragicomedy about a king’s attraction to his sister.
It’s not easy being a famous child actor struggling to stay in show business after passing puberty. It’s even more difficult when that actor is a chimpanzee, Nick Jones imagines in his witty comedy Trevor, now playing at 1st Stage.
Wicked is one of the most loved musicals in history, regularly selling out Broadway’s largest theatre since 2003 and spawning several national tours, the most recent now in an outstanding production at The Kennedy Center.
Tom Story provides a comedic tour-de-force as the frenetic and frazzled Sam and forty other characters in the hilarious Fully Committed at MetroStage.
If you loved the terrific 1997 film Love Jones, you may want to cue up that DVD again. Before the opening night show at The National Theatre, an announcement was made that this production of Love Jones: The Musical, was “inspired by” the film but without any of the original dialogue, poetry, or songs. If you can overcome […]
You can almost feel the Fringe/touring roots of Little Thing, Big Thing from the mixture of story-telling with theatre, the acting challenges given the small cast, the clever blending of genres, and the ambitious themes. Irish playwright Donal O’Kelly has written an unusually dexterous work full of comedy and surprises that receives a smashing Solas Nua.
What do Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Patti LuPone have in common? They have all played the iconic role of Mama Rose in Gypsy, one of the greatest works in musical theatre history.
A Matter of Perspective is a provocative new work that examines racial tensions in the context of jury deliberations. It is a stimulating work with the potential for greater accomplishment, but like much of today’s racial dialogue, gets caught up in preconceptions and animosity that limit its contributions.