Despite the shutdown of the federal government, Jefferson’s Garden will continue its full run (January 19 to February 8) at Ford’s Theatre. The concern arose when Congress was unable to reach an agreement to keep the government funded on Friday night, January 19th, forcing the shutdown. Ford’s Theatre operates with a private/public partnership between Ford’s […]
Baltimore’s Hippodrome, which specializes in brief visits by touring Broadway hits and classics, will offer a 9-production 2018-2019 season anchored by a June, 2019 visit from Hamilton.
In the fall of 2015, the inaugural Women’s Voices Theater Festival, showcased 62 female-penned world premiere plays. The festival was a rousing success, garnering interest in the playwrights and inspiring other women to write for the theater. According to the festival, 13 productions by 17 playwrights went on to enjoy subsequent performances.
The greatest sign of stability in a culture is, paradoxically, its ability to absorb change. There was a collective holding of breath when Joy Zinoman announced her retirement in 2009; could Studio stand the absence of its only Artistic Director? We needn’t have worried. Studio’s fine, and so are we.
“Here’s strength to your elbow Success in your art Here’s pearls in your oyster And me in your heart.”
Hub Theatre Artistic Director Helen R. Murray (formerly Helen Pafumi) will be leaving the company she helped found to take the helm of the Aurora Fox Arts Center in Aurora, Colorado in July, 2018, the company announced.
There were so many memorable theater-related moments this year that were not part of any scripted show that they threatened to upstage any moments on stage. Even some of the most encouraging of these off-stage moments – such as the Town Hall held at the Public Theater on sexual harassment in the theater, or Lin-Manuel […]
One last curtain call for these performers whose perfectly crafted moments linger indelibly in our memories. The ensemble of Burning Doors, Belarus Free Theatre There is no word for Burning Doors other than indelible. As powerful as it can be to witness outstanding performances that concern repression and torture and dehumanization, it is overwhelming to witness […]
This past Sunday in the Washington Post, I read of the pivotal moment in one great writer’s life. It was when he saw the Broadway play, Man of La Mancha. He fell in love, he said, with Don Quixote, and with all things quixotic. So if you see a little of Cervantes’ handiwork in the […]
We calculate there were 455 shows on our stages in 2017. After each show closes and the actors move on the the next rehearsal what remains are the ideas and emotions they have left behind in the minds and hearts of the audiences. Which shows were most memorable? We asked our writers and three busy theatregoers, […]