A Sondheim, a couple of Broadway hits, a couple of brand spankin’ new shows, and a boatload of cabarets. Signature Theatre’s 2018-2019 follows the familiar contours of recent seasons. But this year, Signature is announcing not only next year’s productions, but some of the artists who will be making them happen. Also, the undead will […]
The partnership between Washington National Opera and The Kennedy Center continues to dominate the opera scene in Washington. But Deborah Rutter, at the helm of the entire arts complex, continues to think “out of the box,” the Kennedy Center box that is, creating new spaces, reaching out to new audiences that better represent our city’s […]
You’ve binge-watched “Breaking Bad,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “House of Cards.” So why not binge-watch the reign of England’s King Henry IV? asks Chesapeake Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Baltimore-based troupe has included Henry IV Part I and II in rep in its schedule for next year’s season, along with other classics from the […]
Deborah Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts announced the Citizen Artists Initiative in 2016, and she has been bringing together a group of talented young artists each year to engage community and break down the walls that continue to separate art making and opportunities as citizen-leaders in initiatives for social […]
“I always think of our audience,” says Meg Booth, director of dance programming for the Kennedy Center. “There are always some attending their first performances, and subscribers of 20 and 30 years who have seen it all and want to be challenged.”
Martyna Majok, whose play Ironbound was one of the outstanding plays of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival, has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Cost of Living. Premiering at the Williamstown Festival, Cost of Living received an Off-Broadway production from the Manhattan Theatre Club in June, 2017.
Hah! Did you think that the Kennedy Center forgot about you just because you are, like, eight years old? No way. The enormous theatrical machine that is the Kennedy Center will turn out seventeen productions of theater, music and dance in its Theater for Young Audience 2018-2019 program. Some of them only run for one […]
The Book of Will, in which surviving members of the acting troupe The King’s Men decide to put Shakespeare’s First Folio together, has won the $25,000 Steinberg Award for playwright Lauren Gunderson, the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announced. The Steinberg goes to the best new American play from regional theaters. (Plays that have been […]
Maria Manuela Goyanes will take over as Woolly Mammoth’s new Artistic Director next season, and her first season itself will be full of familiar Woolly friends — Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Rajiv Joseph, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Mike Daisey, and the Second City.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be serving a nine-course meal next season, with six musicals and three non-musicals occupying the five principal venues of the place for three weeks or longer. Another twelve short-run productions will serve as accompaniments, and there will be festivals – the Page-to-Stage festival to open […]