Legacy of Light is an intellectual joyride from start to finish that confronts a universal question: How do women balance a passionate yearning for science with maternal instinct?
There is a wondrous appeal to Crowns that allows its return year after year to sell out crowds despite changing casts, and now even playing in a totally different venue, the historic Lincoln Theater with the wildly popular E. Faye Butler in the winning ensemble.
Even if you have seen Maureen McGovern in past concerts, her new show A Long and Winding Road at Arena Stage is a special experience. Drawn from her experience as a folk singer, the result is a deeply personal and inspirational performance by one of the nation’s best vocal stylists.
She is in her 37th year onstage as a folk singer, a cabaret star and musical theatre actress, and now Maureen McGovern is bringing her solo show A Long And Winding Road to Arena Stage in Crystal City, after workshops in Florida and Boston. Maureen sat down with Joel Markowitz to talk about the songs she […]
They’ve Got Hatitude! They’ve come from different times and places – E. Faye Butler, the Chicago born musicals star whose favorite roles include Caroline, or Change, The Gospel According to Fishman, Saving Amy, and Polk County, and Zurin Villanueva, Brooklynite, Howard University student, and winner of Arena Stage’s Finding Yolanda talent search. In Crowns, E. […]
At a little before 2 pm on February 24th, I called the phone number which Arena Stage had provided. A thin, cultured, cheery voice said, “Hello?” I explained who I was and asked to speak with Edward Albee. “This is he,” the voice said, and just like that I was on the phone – with […]
Actress Kathleen Chalfant, perhaps best known for her role as Vivian Bearing in Margaret Edson’s Wit (winning her numerous awards including an OBIE), began her career in New York in 1972. She has played an astonishing range of roles written by playwrights such as Jules Feiffer, Christopher Durang, Eve Ensler, Samuel Beckett, Alan Bennett and […]
Feb 18 — Producers for Next to Normal, the Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey musical which closed two months ago at Arena Stage, just announced that the show will move to Broadway’s Longacre Theatre with its DC cast intact. Previews begin March 27th with the official opening April 15th.
A Delicate Balance By Edward Albee Directed by Pam MacKinnon Produced by Arena Stage Reviewed by Tim Treanor What are we to make of this strange and beautiful story, as mysterious as a carnivorous plant in a hospital room? What can we say about the brightly-colored inhabitants of this hothouse world, who squawk like macaws […]
Considered by many to be the greatest living playwright, in his conversation with Tim Treanor, Edward Albee gave us a look into his creatuve process,answers questions about A Delicate Balance, and places responsibility for what gets produced in the hands of the audiences themselves. Funny, thought provoking and insightful Click here.
Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Conceived by Ray Roderick & Michael Berkeley Direction & Choreography by Ray Roderick Musical Supervision by Stephen Purdy Presented by Arena Stage in association with Maximum Entertainment, Off Broadway Booking, & Mazel Musicals Reviewed by Steven McKnight Arena Stage has such a distinguished […]
“A star is born at Arena Stage.”, Channel 7’s Arch Campbell proclaimed as he announced that the winner of Arena Stage’s talent search to play the role of Yolanda is 21 year old Howard senior Zurin Villanueva. Click here to read our exclusive coverage of the all-day Lincoln Theatre star search event and hear Ms. […]