Thanks to a 14-year run on Broadway and an even longer 19-year run in London’s West End—which continues to this day—Mamma Mia! is one of the most beloved jukebox musicals ever. It’s no wonder that Toby’s Dinner Theatre has chosen the musical as its summer show, staging its high-energy production June 15 to Sept. 9 […]
From the theater that prodded, poked, and provoked for nigh on forty years rose the unlikeliest of DC’s hallowed institutions and its leader – Howard Shalwitz. Many from the Woolly Mammoth herd gathered together Monday night to pay tribute to the man. The occasion of Shalwitz’ announced retirement had sparked the altogether curious affair. Though […]
In 1941, Jacob Lawrence became one of the first black artists to have his work shown in a New York City art gallery, with his powerful Migration Series on display, a sequence of 60 paintings depicting the mass movement of over 5 million African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between World […]
As William Shakespeare’s only comedy set in the new world, The Tempest deals with a major act of betrayal, ill treatment, the development of magic arts and a revenge plot that other playwrights would spin into tragedies. It’s a popular play and one that WSC Avant Bard will take on for the third time, 25 […]
Bedlam Theatre Company of New York City once again returns to DC, bringing their acclaimed, stripped-down production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan at Folger Theatre. Audiences might remember when they brought their repertory productions of Hamlet and Saint Joan to Olney Theatre Center in 2013, and Bedlam Artistic Director Eric Tucker, directed his adaptation […]
D.C. Playwright Bob Bartlett has always been curious about the ways humans respond to injured or distressed animals, and that theme seems to find its way into his writing again and again.
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.