Emily Priborkin’s video coverage of this year’s Helen Hayes Awards takes you to some of the celebration’s most moving moments including Felicia Curry’s moving acceptance for Lela & Co., the actresses from Fun Home on the importance of their award, GALA Theatre’s history-setting award for In the Heights, and the moment which Michael Kahn, in […]
Broadway actress and singer-songwriter Desi Oakley is over 200 performances in on the national tour of the fan-favorite musical Waitress, now at The National Theatre. She plays the lead role of Jenna, a small-town diner waitress who transfers her dreams of escaping her loveless, abusive marriage into the creation of wonderfully creative pies in the touring […]
Washington theatre’s most glamorous night out – The Helen Hayes Awards 2018, May 14, 2018 at The Anthem, as seen through the lens of Ryan Maxwell. Recognize anyone? Help us caption their photos (see below) Add a caption
Everything’s different; nothing’s changed Only maybe slightly rearranged So wrote Stephen Sondheim on the subject of marriage, but the lines apply just as easily to awards shows in general, and to the Helen Hayes Awards in particular.
The Scottsboro Boys were nine African American teenagers who were accused of raping two white American women on a train near Alabama in 1931. The boys were falsely accused of the crime, hastily tried and sentenced to death in one of the most outrageous disregards of due process in history. The landmark set of legal cases deriving from this incident dealt with […]
Welcome to DC Theatre Scene’s coverage of Washington theatre’s biggest night of the year, the Helen Hayes Awards. Reporting from the festivities: Christopher Henley Photo album: Ryan Maxwell Video feature: Emily Priborkin Take Five! Stories from the nominees: Take Five! is a partnership between theatreWashington and DC Theatre Scene The 2018 Helen Hayes Award nominees […]
And now the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards honoring Outstanding Plays, Musicals and Theatre for Young Audiences Responding Alex Levy, Arena Stage, Eric Schaeffer, Jason Loewith, Michael Kahn, Michelle Kozlak, Rick Hammerly, Ryan Rilette, Susan Marie Rhea and Toby Orenstein for A Little Night Music and Crazy for You, Crazy for You, Drumming with Dishes, […]
In theatre, an ensemble is the equivalent of a jazz combo, where people are listening so intently, seeming to breathe together, and taking turns to give and take focus, that it feels like a single, joyful and playful organism. Take 5! with Ensemble members … A.J. Calbert, Alex Vernon, Andre Hinds, Anna Grace Nowalk, Antoinette […]
Cuba is flush with artistic richness but because of travel limitations over the years, few Americans have been able to experience the abundance of great painters and performing artists that live and work just 103 miles from the U.S.
A Musical Director collaborates with the Stage Director to set the musical framework then works painstakingly with both singer-actors and instrumentalists, blending sound so that everything comes together in a balanced whole. Take 5 with Musical Directors ……. Christopher Youstra, Darius Smith, Karen Hansen, Matt Hinkley, Ross Scott Rawlings, and 3-time nominee Walter “Bobby” McCoy. […]