When Will Gartshore had the opportunity to be in Signature Theatre’s upcoming production of A Little Night Music, there wasn’t much need to think about it. “You just say ‘yes’ to a Stephen Sondheim show,” he says. “It’s sophisticated and funny and a combination of Chekhov and Oscar Wilde set to music. It’s one of […]
Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that “There are no second acts in American lives.” F. Scott Fitzgerald never met Barbara Cook, the beloved Broadway star and singer who passed away on August 8, 2017 at a youthful 89 years of age.
As the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall is one of the most important judges in U.S. history. He remained on the Court from 1967 until 1991. His leadership through the Civil Rights movement is well documented, especially his victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled that […]
Tonight at 7:45pm, Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters will dim their lights in honor of Sam Shepard, playwright, actor and director who died of complications of ALS on Thursday, July 27 on his farm in Kentucky.
Talking with Janet Langhart Cohen is like stepping back in time and talking to a time traveler –she’s been everywhere and knows everybody. A broadcast journalist and President and CEO of Langhart Communications, Cohen is well known throughout the world. At the same time, she lives and feels life from the inside out and palpably […]
“Any story about a world leader who realizes the only way to protect the country is not by extending walls but extending a hand of friendship to a foreigner—I find that very profound,” Jose Llana says, speaking from the touring Lincoln center production of The King and I.
For the past 12 years, DC’s Capital Fringe Festival provides performance space and resources to small theatre companies, solo and performance artists, dance troupes, musicians, and more. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Julianne Brienza, has managed the festival since its inception, including overseeing a major shift in location from a rented space near the Convention […]
By nature of being a Fringe festival, DC’s Capital Fringe often sees provocative or pioneering work that pushes the envelope. This year, one unsuspecting play in particular has struck a nerve with the outside world. Theatre Prometheus’ production of Abortion Road Trip by Rachel Lynett has attracted the attention of the Far Right Pro-Life community.
Before opening to wide acclaim on Broadway in 1982, and before Donny Osmond began a decade-long run as the title character in film and on stage, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat made a name for itself with staged concerts.
No other play now on area stages has been more enhanced by its soundtrack than Theater Alliance’s Still Life with Rocket. Matthew Nielson’s underscored music, sound effects and songs of this collaborative production are so perfectly tuned to the performances, it is difficult to imagine the play without them.