Delaney Williams and Naomi Jacobson in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge Interviewed by Joel Markowitz
Death of a Salesman By Arthur Miller Directed by Timothy Bond Produced by Arena Stage Reviewed by Tim Treanor Arthur Miller was the best playwright of his generation. Death of a Salesman was his best play. And Arena’s production of it … brothers and sisters, it doesn’t get much better than this. It should come […]
Joel Markowitz interviews Tina Fabrique, star of Ella Tina sings and swings and her scat-tacular performance as The First Lady of Song has local critics raving.
Ella By Jeffrey Hatcher Conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison Presented by Arena Stage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson A Tisket, a Tasket– only the marvelous vocals of Ella Fitzgerald could turn a children’s play song about losing a yellow basket into a scat-wielding marvel and only the unassumingly delightful Tina Fabrique could make […]
Arena Stage Unveils Its New Crystal City Theatre Arena Stage welcomes the public to its new Crystal City location with two free Open Houses: Sunday, Dec 16 and Sunday, Dec 23, both from 2 pm to 5 pm. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and guide visitors through Washington’s latest new facility – […]
Christmas Carol 1941 By James Magruder Directed by Molly Smith Produced by Arena Stage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson Who knew that the age-old Christmas Carol story could be adapted to wartime Washington, D.C and filled with such local and national history? Talented playwright James Magruder has internalized the familiar messages of memory, retribution, and […]
The Women of Brewster Place Book, music and lyrics by Tim Acito Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor Directed by Molly Smith Produced by Arena Stage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson The postcard artwork for the long awaited women of Brewster Place tells it all – women of various appearances, different bearings and expressions, […]
Joel Markowitz interviews the composer/lyricist/librettist Tim Acito backstage at Arena Stage This concludes our three part series of the journey of The Women of Brewster Place from Alliance Theatre in Atlanta to its opening here the Kreeger Theatre at Arena Stage.
Part Two of our series on The Women of Brewster Place By Joel Markowitz It’s always an exciting time when a musical theatre lover like me is allowed to sit in on a rehearsal of a brand new musical. On Wednesday, Oct 17th, because of the generosity of Director Molly Smith and Arena’s media relations […]
Part One: Joel Markowitz interviews Monique Midgette and Eleasha Gamble
Well By Lisa Kron Produced by Arena Stage Directed by Kyle Donnelly Reviewed by Janice Cane Well is a fantastically original play that explores both personal and societal issues. Well, it’s really a play within a play. Or no, wait, it’s really a theatrical exploration inside a theatrical exploration. Or is it a play within […]
33 Variations By Moises Kauffman Produced by Arena Stage Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson 33 Variations. Don’t be put off by the rather inaccessible title. What does it mean? Well, literally, they are the number of riffs or versions of a musical theme, composed by Beethoven no less… Or metaphorically, they could represent variations of […]