The Tony Award-winning play Master Class, now at MetroStage, is a thrilling tribute to opera, love, passion and artistry. Playwright Terrence McNally includes the audience as part of an actual vocal session with the esteemed Maria Callas, as she shares life-lessons that extend far beyond the music. Watching such an ultimate and demanding artist at […]
Carolyn Griffin and I, co-producers of the Cabaret in Tribute to Joel Markowitz on May 1, 2017, thought we had a handle on all the details. But there was one surprise. Minutes before the house opened, a TV crew from Fox 5 News arrived. While the anchor narrating back at the studio got a few mentions wrong, […]
The DC theatre community celebrated the storied accomplishments of theatre lover Joel Markowitz last night at Alexandria’s MetroStage with an evening of music from some of Washington’s brightest musical stars, interspersed with videos from Broadway stars and snippets of podcasts from his years with DC Theatre Scene. Centered in the program was the presentation of a lifetime […]
UPDATE: The cabaret has sold out. Thanks to all of you and to the performers for once again proving once again that the love of this community brings us all together in times of need. Contributions are still being accepted at Joel’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/help-joel-playbill/donate —— Natascia Diaz, Sam Ludwig, Michael Sharp and Roz White are among the […]
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright D. L. Coburn was intrigued by DC area reviews of his play, The Gin Game, at MetroStage, enough to make a special trip to see it.
In the right hands, a simple game of cards can uncover secrets, reveal hidden truths, and topple the best intentions of polite etiquette and civility. The Gin Game at MetroStage shows that a hand of cards can pack as hard a punch as boxing gloves.
Tom Story provides a comedic tour-de-force as the frenetic and frazzled Sam and forty other characters in the hilarious Fully Committed at MetroStage.
When MetroStage’s artistic director Carolyn Griffin pursued staging Becky Mode’s comedy Fully Committed, a huge hit on Broadway this year with Jesse Tyler Ferguson playing a myriad of 40 characters, she knew who she wanted in the Ferguson role: DC fave Tom Story with Alan Paul as the show’s director.
In 2012, Ruth P. Watson’s novel Blackberry Days of Summer became a critical darling. The story is an exciting historical whodunit, where a young black man is murdered at the beginning of the 20th Century, and even though suspects abound, no one is trying too hard to find his killer. The show was adapted into […]
The long-awaited Blackberry Daze has the signature style of a MetroStage production with Thomas W. Jones II at the helm, but the piece also swerves its own way with unusual stylistic touches. Based on the novel Blackberry Days of Summer by Ruby P. Watson, it is a tale about a community in the post- “Great War” […]