Jacques Brel was alive and living on the stage of the 29th Helen Hayes Awards last night as the MetroStage spectacular swept three of the big musical theater awards, but it was also a dream night for Signature, which garnered four awards, including Outstanding Resident Musical for its production of Dreamgirls.
Opera based on Cather short story next up for Urban Arias
The world premiere of Paul’s Case, an original opera based on a Willa Cather short story, will be UrbanArias’s next production, opening April 20th, the company announced today.
How cheap is a ticket to a good show? Less than that lunch you just bought.
For everyone you know who says they don’t go to theatre because it’s too expensive – pass this along. This week, two of the shows which our critics think you should see had a top ticket price of just $10.
Our Town with a side of meatballs
Theatres are offering some really good deals for your night out at the theatre. This one, from Living Social, really jumped out at us.
It’s him! – newly released skeletal remains produce image of King Richard III
The King is in a terrible way. Wounded, bleeding, he sees his world in disarray. The upstart Richmond has the field. Now he will have Richmond. His loyal aide Catesby urges retreat: “Withdraw, my lord,” he says. “I’ll help you to a horse.” Not this King, not this day. “Slave, I have set my life […]
$50 million gift kicks off $100 million expansion project at The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein announced a new addition to The Kennedy Center which will expand the facility southward, and over the Potomac River. Architects Steven Holl and Chris McGoy of Steven Holl Architects will design the facility, which will provide much needed space for The Kennedy Center’s arts education and arts management program.
The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards nominations
Last night, the staff of theatreWashington gathered an excitable sample of area theatre artists, arts leaders, and members of the press into the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery to announce the nominees for the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards. The event marks the 29th season of DC’s annual theatre awards, and the remarkable growth in the […]
Your invite to stay home and watch the Helen Hayes Awards nominations tonight
This is the night when much of Washington area theatre holds its collective breath, waiting word on who the Helen Hayes judges have nominated for this year’s Helen Hayes Awards.
Monologue Madness 2013 – actor registration opens this morning
Wake up! – DC area actors – grab your coffee, then dig out your primo 90 second audition monologue. You know. The God-I’m-great-you-gotta-cast-me one. Because signups for Monologue Madness start at 10 a.m. this morning online, and, if Year 2 was any indication, slots will fill up pretty quickly.
Contractions at Studio Theatre extended
Enthusiastic box office response has earned another 5 performances this week for Mike Bartlett’s searing satire Contractions starring Holly Twyford and Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan.
Theatre community supports the March for Gun Control this Saturday.
Local and national leaders, joined by members of the DC area theatre community, will take part in Saturday’s March on Washington for Gun Control in support of President Obama’s plan for preventing gun violence.
Signature Theatre gets in the Shakespeare spirit with $25 Stalls tickets
Joe Calarco’s groundbreaking play Shakespeare’s R&J breaks new ground again when it opens in the theatre more accustomed to the sights and sounds of Sondheim. Signature Theatre is producing the play (it’s first Shakespeare) in the round and in the MAX theatre.