Theatregoers are about to get a lot busier with the re-opening of The Bethesda Theatre this Fall. We spoke with Ray Cullom of Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, which will be managing and booking the space when the historic venue re-opens October 4th. First up will be the long-running off-Broadway hit I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change. The rest […]
Fans of Broadway musicals have just been given a tremendous present from Blue Gobo. The musicals video archive lists more than 200 clips; the earliest ones, ranging back as early as 1935 (Jumbo), are taken largely from the Tony Awards, and the Ed Sullivan Show. Whether you missed Tammy Grimes in Unspeakable Molly Brown, or […]
Today we say goodbye to a much-praised bargain of our own – Karen Shod’s column Karen’s Hot Tips ‘n’ Tix. Karen’s mushrooming responsibilities have obliged her to take a hiatus from her column. Karen has been a wonderful asset to DCTR and continues to be one to the Washington theater community. Next week, Wendy Liebowitz, […]
Due to an actor’s illness, tonight’s opening performance of 1776 at the Clark Street Theatre has been cancelled. The show will go on, but check their website for updates on the weekend’s performances.
As reported in today’s Washington Post, Ford’s theatre will be undergoing an $8.5 million renovation. Renovations will include an elevator, handicapped access and technical improvements. The annual A Christmas Carol will be presented this year, but otherwise the theater will remain dark for 18 months. More details here.
First seen as a staged reading with an all-star cast at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, Ken Ludwig‘s swashbuckler Treasure Island received its world premiere at Houston’s Alley Theatre. The play, reviewed here by Variety makes its area debut in late November at Round House Theatre, directed by Blake Robison.
Theaterboy just announced the passing of Gilbert Mead. “Gilbert Dunbar Mead, age 76, philanthropist and retired research scientist, died May 29, 2007 at Washington Home and Hospice of complications following a stroke. Mr. Mead and his wife Jaylee are noted arts philanthropists, whose recent commitment to Arena Stage marks the largest individual gift ever given […]
As reported last night in DCist: DCist has had the opportunity to enjoy a number of Actors’ Theater of Washington productions over the years. But we’ve learned that the theater company, which targets Washington’s gay and lesbian community, will be expanding its focus and rebranding its identity. ATW will soon begin to operate as Ganymede […]
On Sunday, September 23rd, audiences from around the country will join with the matinee crowd at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House to witness the free live simulcast of La Boheme. This contemporary version of the opera, co-produced by the Washington National Opera and Poland’s Teatr Wielki, will be beamed to 19 colleges and high schools, to 2 theatres in the […]
The Helen Hayes Awards announced the largest gift in the 23 year history of the Awards. To read the Washington Post feature, click here.