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Stage - Published on: Apr 10, 2014
''Camp David'' offers a subject well worthy of a revisit
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 13, 2014
Spring Arts 2014
Stage - Published on: Feb 13, 2014
Mother Courage's Kathleen Turner is a proud mother all around
Stage - Published on: Feb 13, 2014
Kathleen Turner, utterly and completely compelling, owns the stage in her portrayal of Brecht's ''Mother Courage''
Stage - Published on: Dec 14, 2013
Shakespeare Theatre Company and Arena Stage offer two shows full of satisfying, smart entertainment
Stage - Published on: Nov 14, 2013
''I Am My Own Wife'' pricks at questions challenging our perceptions of social progress
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 7, 2013
Maurice Hines toasts his late brother Gregory and other stars who helped him move through a life in the limelight
Stage - Published on: Oct 3, 2013
The sharp, superb acting in Arena Stage's The Velocity of Autumn makes up for a lack of realistic dramatic action
Stage - Published on: Sept 26, 2013
One of the first out actors has enjoyed impressive career longevity
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 12, 2013
Fall Arts Preview 2013
Feature Story - Published on: July 18, 2013
Studio Theatre's 2ndStage Reinvents ''Rocky Horror''
Music - Published on: June 13, 2013
R&B singer Rahsaan Patterson, former child actor, plots his next move
Stage - Published on: May 16, 2013
This Palm Springs play needs both far less and much more
Stage - Published on: Feb 21, 2013
From academic to entertaining, Mary Zimmerman offers a sleekly sophisticated retelling of classic mythology
Stage - Published on: Feb 7, 2013
The special challenge of staging ''Metamorphoses'' at Arena Stage
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2012
Signature's ''Dreamgirls'' and Arena's ''Pullman Porter Blues'' both offer transporting tales and tremendous leading ladies
Stage - Published on: Nov 29, 2012
Despite a palpable lack of chemistry between Eliza and Higgins, Arena's staging of ''My Fair Lady'' still delivers
Stage - Published on: Nov 15, 2012
Arena Stage's Molly Smith worked ''to create a ''My Fair Lady'' for modern times''
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 4, 2012
Randy Johnson found a kindred spirit in Janis Joplin, and his new show at Arena Stage pays tribute to the legend and her influences
Stage - Published on: Sept 27, 2012
MetroStage's Jacques Brel revue is a moving piece of theater
Stage - Published on: Aug 30, 2012
Rep Stage begins its 20th season with America's pre-Stonewall gay activists
Feature Story - Published on: July 5, 2012
With ''The Normal Heart,'' Arena Stage is putting Patrick Breen and Luke Macfarlane -- two out LGBT actors -- center stage
Stage - Published on: June 21, 2012
With a devotion to emotional truth, Larry Kramer engages as much as he lays bare in his AIDS-crisis masterpiece
Stage - Published on: May 31, 2012
Steven Dietz's play ''Lonely Planet'' has had lingering, ''gratifying'' significance
Stage - Published on: May 31, 2012
Arena's tinkering with tried-and-true ''Music Man'' may leave you scratching your head at points, yet still manages to impress
Stage - Published on: May 31, 2012
Thanks to Parker Esse, everyone gets the dancing bug at Arena Stage
Stage - Published on: May 24, 2012
Lonely Planet's message finds clear focus, while Metamorphoses is long on dazzle and short on substance
Stage - Published on: May 18, 2012
If you can't keep up with the overabundance of characters, Meal's message will get lost in the details
Stage - Published on: Apr 25, 2012
The LGBT community was well-represented at annual Helen Hayes Awards
Stage - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Actor Jay Alvarez pays homage to his Cuban-American family in a one-man show now at MetroStage
Stage - Published on: Feb 16, 2012
Metro Stage's latest offers everything one would hope for in a musical
Stage - Published on: Feb 9, 2012
Maurice Hines pays musical tribute to Josephine Baker
Stage - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
Arena's ''Red'' is bracingly effective as a reflection of the creative and destructive forces faced by artist Mark Rothko
Stage - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
In ''The Elephant Room,'' the humor is outlandish, cool irreverent and nerdy plus there's fun and funky magic
Stage - Published on: Dec 15, 2011
Forget ''Hairspray's'' casting stunt, it's the supporting cast that gives it life, while Nero would work much better as a one act
Stage - Published on: Dec 15, 2011
Michael Stebbins gives the gift of Sedaris satire
Stage - Published on: Dec 7, 2011
Danny Scheie, star of ''You, Nero'' at Arena Stage, owes his start in show business to Julie Andrews
News - Published on: Dec 1, 2011
Whitman-Walker executive director honored for health center's financial progress
Stage - Published on: Nov 23, 2011
Michael Sharp helps MetroStage make the yuletide gay
Stage - Published on: Sept 29, 2011
Arena Stage gives life to Childress's incredible 1955 play, while GALA goes to war
Stage - Published on: July 21, 2011
Studio examines the legend of Andy Warhol, while Unexpected Stage devises an afterlife for his cohort Candy Darling
Stage - Published on: June 9, 2011
With 'Psycho Beach Party,' the community theater Dominion Stage continues its mission to produce edgier shows
Stage - Published on: May 5, 2011
A powerhouse of a production, Arena Stage's Ruined is an intense and haunting must-see story of war-torn women
Stage - Published on: Apr 21, 2011
Even with a few rough edges, 'Stage Door' remains a faithful and entertaining perspective on an America that still speaks to us
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 17, 2011
Spring Arts 2011
Stage - Published on: Mar 16, 2011
Theater J's revival of The Chosen gets a tremendous boost from a staging in Arena's in-the-round Fichandler
Stage - Published on: Mar 10, 2011
Edward Albee's ferocious 'Woolf' takes the stage with enough passion and talent to make an audience forget the famed film
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 10, 2011
Funny, blunt, and opinionated, Edward Albee has something to say on everything from gay marriage to the state of theater to even The Golden Girls
Stage - Published on: Feb 3, 2011
Arena Stage offers a truly stunning Arabian Nights, while Folger's Comedy of Errors brings on the slapstick
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 27, 2011
Playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith has made a career of telling other people's stories
Video - Published on: Jan 25, 2011
The impact of Matthew Shepard's murder discussed at a public forum at Arena Stage
Stage - Published on: Jan 12, 2011
Studio, Arena Stage and Keegan Theatre tell stories about things that some people feel are better left unsaid
Stage - Published on: Dec 2, 2010
MetroStage mounts a zany, spirited spoof
Stage - Published on: Nov 25, 2010
Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess christens Arena's Kogod Cradle with a mercurial Southern fairy tale
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 18, 2010
Playwright Moises Kaufman of The Laramie Project listens to voices of the living and the lost to tell stories of ourselves and lessons for our future
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 18, 2010
Arena Stage forum with playwright Moises Kaufman, actors from Tectonic, and SMYAL's Andrew Barnett
Stage - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
Arena christens its lavishly renovated space with a lovely -- though not entirely memorable -- take on Oklahoma!
Stage - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
Dominion Stage presents a ''sizzling'' production of Altar Boys
Stage - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
No Rules brings Charlie Brown vibrantly to life, while Studio 2ndStage's Korean girls are fighting to survive
Stage - Published on: Sept 23, 2010
With the new musical Glimpses of the Moon, Alexandria's MetroStage puts on a dazzling, transporting show
Video - Published on: July 21, 2010
Avenue Q's Nicky and Rod tackle some of the best-known Coverboy Confidential questions
Stage - Published on: July 21, 2010
Avenue Q is as funny, surprising and shocking as ever, while Passing Strange is a tempest in a too small teapot
Stage - Published on: Mar 18, 2010
Arena Stage shines a very bright Light in Crystal City, while Good for the Jews? leaves the audience puzzled
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 11, 2010
Openly gay actor Nicholas Rodriguez ushers Washington into spring with a starring role in Arena's Light in the Piazza'
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 11, 2010
Spring Arts Preview 2010
Stage - Published on: Oct 1, 2009
Local groups, including Arena Stage, take part in a national, historic theatrical moment
Stage - Published on: Sept 24, 2009
Arena Stage's The Quality of Life faces matters of life and death in a gutsy, thought-provoking, often witty manner
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Fall Arts Preview 2009
Feature Story - Published on: July 16, 2009
How ''Spring Awakening'' Woke Up the Musical
Stage - Published on: June 11, 2009
An evening of Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead in Arena's 'Looped' is an evening of pure theatrical magic
Stage - Published on: May 21, 2009
Valerie Harper channels Tallulah Bankhead at Arena Stage
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 19, 2009
Out Broadway Baby Cheyenne Jackson Lends His Talents and Chops to Metro-D.C. PFLAG
Stage - Published on: Feb 19, 2009
Arena Stage's 'A Delicate Balance' too often loses sight of the humanity Edward Albee gave to his characters
Stage - Published on: Dec 24, 2008
Despite its rough edges, 'Next to Normal' gives one hope for the future of the American musical
Stage - Published on: Oct 30, 2008
Roz White handles the role of Pearl Bailey such aplomb at MetroStage, you'll almost forget she's not the famed star
Stage - Published on: Sept 18, 2008
Daniel Beaty's 'Resurrection' is a piece buoyant with warmth, wit, heartbreak, anger and the beauty of language itself
Stage - Published on: Aug 7, 2008
Two extremely skilled singers furnish Metro Stage's 'ROOMS,' while 'Jerry Springer' twists opera into a shocking, alarming knot
Stage - Published on: July 17, 2008
Bears take to the beach at Fringe Festival
Stage - Published on: July 3, 2008
A Washington native-turned-Broadway success takes on multiple roles
Stage - Published on: June 19, 2008
'Irma Vep' is good plain dumb fun for all, while the remarkable 'Beautiful City' asks audiences to look inward
Stage - Published on: Apr 10, 2008
Arena offers two Arthur Miller masterpieces with a shared cast deeply in tune with the playwright's universal voice
Stage - Published on: Jan 10, 2008
As a musical, 'Ella' feels vague, ephemeral and loosely finished; 'The Brothers Size' packs a huge emotional punch
Stage - Published on: Dec 13, 2007
'The Santaland Diaries' is the fly in the eggnog that reminds us that the holidays aren't all candy canes and hugs
Stage - Published on: Nov 29, 2007
Arena's semi-charming take on 'Christmas Carol' is perfect for those who find high school history textbooks absorbing
Stage - Published on: Nov 15, 2007
'Women of Brewster Place' is a brilliant production that has you enthralled in the moment, then thinking hard for days
Stage - Published on: Oct 18, 2007
'Tick, tick...Boom!' serves as a reminder that, had he lived, composer Jonathan Larson might have served up great things
Stage - Published on: Sept 27, 2007
Round House falters somewhat in its staging of a revered novel, while Arena finds that mother always knows best
Stage - Published on: Sept 6, 2007
'33 Variations' tracks the genius, obsession and near-madness of Beethoven -- and those enthralled by his work
Stage - Published on: Apr 19, 2007
Musical lovers and haters alike will find plenty to laugh at in the satirical 'Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)'
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 29, 2007
Paul Tetreault takes Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC to a new level
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 8, 2007
John Epperson, as icon Lypsinka, recreates Hollywood legend, Joan Crawford, at Studio Theatre
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 11, 2007
Varla Jean Merman brings insanity to the stage -- and that's a good thing
Feature Story - Published on: July 27, 2006
With drama and drag, Actors' Theatre of Washington forges ahead
Feature Story - Published on: June 8, 2006
TV and stage actress talks about starring in 'Mame' and 'Cybill'
Feature Story - Published on: June 8, 2006
Stage and TV actress discusses role in 'Mame' and 'Frasier'
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 4, 2005
How Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman landed their dream job of composing 'Hairspray,' took the Oscars to the task of censorship, and rocked live television with a single, joy-induced kiss
Feature Story - Published on: June 30, 2005
Sears and Williams embrace Southern, small-town eccentricity with an all-American trilogy
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 7, 2005
Vincent Worthington of Trumpet Vine Theatre Company
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 7, 2005
Michael Sainte-Andress takes the lead in August Wilson's 'Fences' at Port City Playhouse
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 7, 2005
Delia Taylor, Jeanette Buck and Holly Twyford discuss 'There Are No Strangers' at Theatre J and the 'gender wall' of the DC theater community
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 17, 2005
Morgan Fairchild discusses Mrs. Robinson, her life in television, and the role of celebrities in social activism
Community Profile - Published on: June 10, 2004
A Community Profile
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 29, 2004
De La Guarda Channels the Energy of Nightlife into an Explosive Stage Performance
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 1, 2004
Olympia Dukakis discusses her acting career, gay marriage, and her new play at MetroStage
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 11, 2003
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Fantastic Journeys
Feature Story - Published on: June 19, 2003
Topher Bellavia and Mark Chalfant of Washington Improvisational Theatre
Feature Story - Published on: June 5, 2003
Interview with singer Jennifer Holliday
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 24, 2003
Jerry Herman Bounces Back to Take More Bows
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 27, 2003
42nd Street actor Tom Judson
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 20, 2003
Interview with playwright & performer Charles Busch
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 19, 2002
ASIA Theatre Company's Edu. Bernadino
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 22, 2002
The (Hot) MW Interview
Feature Story - Published on: July 11, 2002
Tim Miller's stand against the I.N.S.
Feature Story - Published on: June 20, 2002
Interview with John Epperson
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 28, 2002
Interview with Shakespeare Theatre's Michael Kahn
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 28, 2002
Eric Schaeffer's meteoric rise to the heights of theatrical success
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 14, 2002
Lesbian actress Lucy Newman-Williams comes out as a playwright