“We both may be susceptible to full moons,” a sophisticated Virginia ingénue, Leslie (Betsy Morgan), tells a Texas rancher, Bick (Lewis Cleale), when he visits her home to buy a horse.
Bernadette Peters: Still a Broadway Baby! How does she do it? On Sunday, April 19th at 4 pm, after an overture played by the National Philharmonic (conducted by Marvin Laird, who wrote Ruthless! The Musical) consisting of songs from Gypsy and Mack and Mabel,
Rarely do two acts differ so much in content and quality as in the new musical Call of the Wild at Olney Theatre Center. After a difficult and challenging first act, the work is redeemed by a terrific second.
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.
He’s seen her twist and slither across the stage as Roxie Hart five times in NYC, and now Joel Markowitz interviews his favorite Roxie – Charlotte d’Amboise, who is playing the publicity-seeking murderess in Chicago, now on The National Theatre stage.
Perhaps you remember the wonderful scene in the 1979 Bob Fosse film All That Jazz in which Ann Reinking and Erzsebet Foldi-playing the Fosse stand-in Joe Gideon’s girlfriend and teenage daughter, respectively-perform a little living-room jazz-dance number for Roy Scheider, who plays Gideon. The performance is a lovely, homey respite from Gideon’s hectic speed-and-booze-fueled preparation […]
If you have ever enjoyed a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Iolanthe is one you should rush to catch before it closes its short run. Iolanthe has a charming story and consistently entertaining music, and it receives a high-quality production in the capable hands of Washington Savoyards.
I am waiting to pick up my ticket for the opening night production of ROOMS a rock romance at New World Stages when I suddenly find that I am nervous. From the moment Carolyn Griffin called me to tell me about this new musical she had just landed for MetroStage,
I have always regarded the 1958 decision to award the Best Musical Tony® to The Music Man over West Side Story to be one of the greatest “what were they thinking” moments in theatre history. Yet after seeing the utterly charming Washington Savoyards’ production of The Music Man, I get it.
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.