Let’s begin with Fernando Hechavarría, who plays Petra in the Teatro El Público production of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which opened last night, the first of a mere two performances at The Kennedy Center. To call this performance a “tour de force” is to choose, with “force,” a word that seems too timid […]
Cuba is flush with artistic richness but because of travel limitations over the years, few Americans have been able to experience the abundance of great painters and performing artists that live and work just 103 miles from the U.S.
Kennedy Center’s “Bergman 100 Celebration” continues with (through Sunday only!) a Toneelgroep Amsterdam production: stage versions of two screenplays by the great man whose centenary is being appropriately marked.
Deborah Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts announced the Citizen Artists Initiative in 2016, and she has been bringing together a group of talented young artists each year to engage community and break down the walls that continue to separate art making and opportunities as citizen-leaders in initiatives for social […]
Hah! Did you think that the Kennedy Center forgot about you just because you are, like, eight years old? No way. The enormous theatrical machine that is the Kennedy Center will turn out seventeen productions of theater, music and dance in its Theater for Young Audience 2018-2019 program. Some of them only run for one […]
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be serving a nine-course meal next season, with six musicals and three non-musicals occupying the five principal venues of the place for three weeks or longer. Another twelve short-run productions will serve as accompaniments, and there will be festivals – the Page-to-Stage festival to open […]
Justin Peck’s “Pulcinella Variations,” an ecstatic circus of the soul, made its sensational D.C. debut Tuesday in an altogether winning evening of mixed repertory by the New York City Ballet.
Everybody loves a day at the beach, especially kids. In these DC days of a snowy Spring, Kennedy Center is providing an opportunity for seashore fun (no airfare needed) by hosting, in its Family Theater, Waves, all that Glows Sees. This is another offering in that surprisingly vibrant scene in town that caters to the […]
Referenced more now as “the first show from the guy behind Hamilton,” the decade-old In the Heights created by current cultural darling Lin-Manuel Miranda burst spirited and joyful during its limited run at the Kennedy Center.
It was a divinely beautiful sequence. Down the aisles of the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater strode the Bowie State University Pep Band. They spread out in front of and on the stage and backed up Taylor Mac on a rendition of David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Five minutes earlier, I myself had been on that stage, summoned, […]