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Events - Published on: Apr 3, 2014
Dissonance Dance's Black to Silver festival celebrates ''black gay arts''
Stage - Published on: Apr 3, 2014
''Spelling Bee'' and ''Hair'' fill their stages with overflowing Americana, from well packaged to beautifully powerful
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 27, 2014
Keegan Theatre lets the sunshine in with a rousing, energized revival of the provocative 1968 musical
Events - Published on: Mar 27, 2014
Regie Cabico is sharing the art of celebrating syntax
Stage - Published on: Mar 20, 2014
The appeal of Signature's Beaches goes far beyond the maudlin movie
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 13, 2014
Spring Arts 2014
Stage - Published on: Mar 6, 2014
Folger Theatre's unprecedented in-the-round staging makes Richard III an immersive experience -- and a wake-up call
Stage - Published on: Feb 20, 2014
Jose Carrasquillo returns to GALA with a picturesque puzzle
Stage - Published on: Feb 20, 2014
The InSeries's new show pays tribute to the legendary Cole Porter
Stage - Published on: Feb 13, 2014
Aside from its two leads, Keegan Theatre has assembled another strong ensemble for its latest production
Stage - Published on: Feb 6, 2014
''How to Succeed'' can't shake loose from its misogyny, while ''Violet'' pulls something beautiful out of the mid-20th century
Stage - Published on: Jan 30, 2014
MetroStage's ''Ella Fitzgerald'' is best when its simply singing, while Constellation's ''Scapin'' is simply delightful
Stage - Published on: Jan 16, 2014
Far more than a play about being deaf, Tribes explores tribes of any kind, be they family, community or culture
Dance - Published on: Jan 16, 2014
The InSeries and Washington Ballet salute French songs in a new show
Stage - Published on: Jan 2, 2014
Helmed by powerhouse Sherry Edelen, Signature's Gypsy hits every note expertly, from cast to costumes, sets to score
Stage - Published on: Dec 19, 2013
Studio Theatre's production of the first two Apple Family Plays features the strongest, tightest ensemble seen in years
Stage - Published on: Dec 14, 2013
Shakespeare Theatre Company and Arena Stage offer two shows full of satisfying, smart entertainment
Stage - Published on: Dec 12, 2013
'Tis the season for improv with WIT's ''Seasonal Disorder''
Stage - Published on: Dec 5, 2013
An expert cast in a darkly witty script makes for a holiday treat at Round House
Stage - Published on: Nov 27, 2013
''If/Then'' features some great performances, led by Idina Menzel -- but also a convoluted plot and mostly overwrought music
Stage - Published on: Nov 21, 2013
This ensemble piece of a family in emotional vivisection is executed with wit, collective cohesion and intensity
Stage - Published on: Nov 14, 2013
Keegan Theatre's The Woman in Black is a good ghost story with some theatrical fits and frights
Stage - Published on: Nov 14, 2013
STC offers a powerful vision of all that is possible and impossible in contemporary South Africa
Stage - Published on: Nov 7, 2013
The Argument is an unsettling look at unexpected pregnancy, while Crossing is a less-than-memorable new musical
Stage - Published on: Nov 7, 2013
Emmy-winning actress Christine Lahti makes her Signature Theatre debut
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 31, 2013
Margaret Cho reaches toward wisdom as she sharpens her edge with moderation
News - Published on: Oct 25, 2013
Monday forum will examine discrimination against LGBT people through performance and discussion
Stage - Published on: Oct 24, 2013
Folger provides the tragedy, while Round House lightens the mood
Stage - Published on: Oct 24, 2013
Happenstance Theater has devised a spooky hit with ''Cabaret Macabre''
News - Published on: Oct 15, 2013
Private funding allows Ford's Theatre To Reopen with performances of ''The Laramie Project''
Stage - Published on: Oct 11, 2013
''The Laramie Project'' is an incredibly enriching experience, especially in the hands of some of Washington's most celebrated actors
Dance - Published on: Oct 10, 2013
Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to D.C. after a prolonged hiatus
Opinion - Published on: Oct 10, 2013
University of Mississippi theater student shares experience of being heckled during performance of ''The Laramie Project''
News - Published on: Oct 7, 2013
Forced to postpone the play due to the federal shutdown, Ford's partners with First Congregational for limited shows
Music - Published on: Oct 3, 2013
Marques Toliver goes from busking in Florida to festivals in Belgium
Stage - Published on: Oct 3, 2013
This well-conceived, dazzlingly executed take on Measure for Measure makes 1930s Vienna a perfect setting
News - Published on: Oct 2, 2013
National Park Service ties to Ford's Theatre force suspension of performances
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 26, 2013
Ford's Theatre remembers Matthew Shepard and reflects on events since his Laramie, Wyoming murder
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 26, 2013
Marking 15 years since the murder of Matthew Shepard, Ford's Theatre builds a month of programming around ''The Laramie Project''
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 19, 2013
Known for his physical work with Synetic Theater, actor Alex Mills's voice is moving to center stage
Stage - Published on: Sept 19, 2013
This tale of neighboring couples is a painfully real, painfully astute glimpse into the ailing American soul
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 19, 2013
Brandon Uranowitz delivers the relevance and emotion in Studio Theatre's noteworthy new staging of 1982's ''Torch Song Trilogy''
Stage - Published on: Sept 19, 2013
''Torch Song'' radiates still, while Miss Saigon snuffs out the superlatives
Stage - Published on: Aug 29, 2013
Shakespeare Theatre presents D.C. debut of British theatrical sensation
Stage - Published on: Aug 29, 2013
With wild story and staging, Rorschach Theatre's ''Neverwhere'' is far from typical
Stage - Published on: Aug 15, 2013
Off-Broadway's one-man play ''Buyer and Cellar'' digs deep into Barbra Streisand
Feature Story - Published on: July 18, 2013
Studio Theatre's 2ndStage Reinvents ''Rocky Horror''
News - Published on: June 28, 2013
Chief assailant will serve 8 years in prison for anti-gay attack on teenage victim
Stage - Published on: June 28, 2013
Stephen Sondheim's ''Company'' may not include reference to same-sex couples, but it has some of the composer's greatest songs
Stage - Published on: June 20, 2013
A Source Festival play shines a light on McCarthy-era gay relationships
Stage - Published on: June 13, 2013
Landless Theatre Company offers a ''prog-metal opera'' version of ''Frankenstein''
Stage - Published on: June 13, 2013
With Nathan Lane in the lead, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is an entertaining, must-see spectacle
Stage - Published on: June 6, 2013
Aaron Posner's ''Bird'' is edgy and endearing, while Sarah Wayne Callies steals ''The Guardsman'' at the Kennedy Center
Events - Published on: June 6, 2013
Rachel Dratch and others come to town to poke fun at celebrity memoirs
Stage - Published on: May 30, 2013
Rebecca Taichman approaches the hurdles in The Winter's Tale with boldness and imagination, but can't overcome its inherent flaws
Stage - Published on: May 23, 2013
DC Queer Theatre Festival offers short plays for the whole community
Clublife - Published on: May 23, 2013
DJ TWiN lures gays back to the Howard Theatre with his second TempTation party in the storied venue
Stage - Published on: May 23, 2013
The gay-themed play The Submission is a departure for the Maryland theater
Stage - Published on: May 16, 2013
Constellation's latest epic is only worth it for the visual stimulation provided by the cast
Stage - Published on: May 16, 2013
Synetic's Musketeers dazzles with storytelling that is not simply entertaining, but transporting
Stage - Published on: May 1, 2013
Cyndi Lauper's original songs go beyond the Broadway box in the new Tony-nominated musical
Stage - Published on: Apr 25, 2013
Robert Pinsky boldly and cleverly freshens Wallenstein's solemn historical premise with an irreverently modern voice
Stage - Published on: Apr 18, 2013
The Shakespeare Theatre Company's bristling production of ''Coriolanus'' is a stunning work of urgency and clarity
Stage - Published on: Apr 4, 2013
Broadway veteran Nancy Opel makes the role of Dolly her own in Ford's revival of the beloved Jerry Herman classic
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 28, 2013
Sandra Bernhard is keeping it raw and real, entertaining and ironic, and she's eager as ever to critique the status quo
Stage - Published on: Feb 28, 2013
GALA Theatre's ''The House of the Spirits,'' based on Isabel Allende's novel, makes the leap from page to stage in stunningly evocative fashion
Stage - Published on: Feb 21, 2013
The InSeries offers a musical revue celebrating Kurt Weill
Stage - Published on: Feb 14, 2013
Round House and Theater J do their parts, but the shortcomings in the stories themselves remain
Stage - Published on: Feb 7, 2013
Studio's latest ultimately warrants the attention it gets from a shocking title, while Keegan's ''Cabaret'' is a bit dull
Stage - Published on: Feb 7, 2013
There's something distinctly un-American in the way Thornton Wilder undermines the comforts of an unexamined life in ''Our Town''
News - Published on: Feb 7, 2013
Casa Ruby Latino LGBT community center's 2013 calendar set to raise funds for needed programs, on day at a time
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 31, 2013
Tony-winning Kennedy Center honoree Bill T. Jones has found great success in dance and the theater without sacrificing his revolutionary spirit
Stage - Published on: Jan 24, 2013
Anthony Wayne offers a Broadway-style tribute to the late gay disco legend
Stage - Published on: Jan 24, 2013
Constellation Theatre makes a mark with its entertaining take on this romantic tale of identity and intrigue
Stage - Published on: Jan 17, 2013
Sifting the 20th century like panhandlers, TACT has surfaced yet another piece of gold with the 1924 comedy ''The Show Off''
Stage - Published on: Jan 10, 2013
Studio Theatre's short, sharp black comedy Contractions packs an emotional wallop
News - Published on: Jan 10, 2013
Three accused of stabbing gay 16-year-old plead guilty to assault and theft charges
Stage - Published on: Jan 3, 2013
An intriguing contemporary adaptation of Homer's poem, An Iliad is surprisingly compelling and occasionally stirring
Music - Published on: Dec 20, 2012
Bobby Smith and company offer gifts of songs
Music - Published on: Dec 13, 2012
A sampling of alternative holiday happenings at area venues
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2012
''Midsummer Night's Dream'' is an enchanting confection for those who prefer their holiday entertainment more pagan than pious
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2012
Ethan McSweeny is always happy to return to Shakespeare in Washington
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2012
Signature's ''Dreamgirls'' and Arena's ''Pullman Porter Blues'' both offer transporting tales and tremendous leading ladies
News - Published on: Nov 30, 2012
Three defendants accused of stabbing gay youth near Shaw landmark arraigned
Stage - Published on: Nov 29, 2012
With almost as much silence as speech, playwright Annie Baker seems to be daring theatergoers to snooze during ''The Aliens''
News - Published on: Nov 19, 2012
Government awaiting superseding indictments on additional charges for three defendants accused of attacking gay teen
Stage - Published on: Nov 15, 2012
Keegan Theatre has done a mostly masterful job with Arthur Miller's ''All My Sons,'' to startling impact
Stage - Published on: Nov 8, 2012
The Theatre Lab has helped boost the quality of Washington theater
Stage - Published on: Nov 8, 2012
Folger Theatre's ''The Conference of the Birds'' offers some charming flights of fancy – but also tactless fowl flatulence
Music - Published on: Nov 8, 2012
The InSeries allows Alan Paul to display his new love for opera
Stage - Published on: Nov 1, 2012
You won't leave Dirt unsoiled, even if the point is muddied
Music - Published on: Oct 11, 2012
Meshell Ndegeocello pays tribute to Nina Simone in her own way
News - Published on: Oct 9, 2012
Ali Jackson, Alvonica Jackson and Desmond Campbell plead not guilty to stabbing gay teenager in June
News - Published on: Sept 29, 2012
Defense declines plea deal for June assault of gay teen near Howard Theatre
Stage - Published on: Sept 27, 2012
From ''A Chorus Line'' to GALA Theatre, Antonio Vargas is making his mark
Stage - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
''Invisible Man'' is one to see, while Taking Steps has trouble finding its footing
Stage - Published on: Sept 13, 2012
A blend of identity-angst and comment on what it is to think American, ''Chad Deity'' is a clever take on familiar themes
Stage - Published on: Aug 30, 2012
The Chicken Ranch charmer is predictably pleasing, while ''Totem'' will have you on the edge of your seat
News - Published on: Aug 16, 2012
Three co-defendants, on varying degrees of release, scheduled for another felony status conference; no bias charges filed yet
Stage - Published on: Aug 9, 2012
Once you meet the Weston family, you just might want to call your parents to make sure they know you love them
Events - Published on: Aug 2, 2012
From Waverly to Washington, MidCity Welcomes Dog Days
News - Published on: July 9, 2012
Judge finds probable cause, issues varying release conditions after defense lawyers grill MPD detective
News - Published on: July 5, 2012
Preliminary hearing continued to July 9 as defendants' attorneys consider offer
Stage - Published on: June 28, 2012
A Pims or two at the Sidney Harman bar, and you'll find much to savor in this crowd pleaser of a season-closer, ''The Merry Wives of Windsor''
Stage - Published on: June 21, 2012
GALA Theatre's ''Puerto Rico…ˇFuá!'' is pretty much like taking a trip to the island – strange and surprising, but charming
Stage - Published on: June 14, 2012
An interesting if underdeveloped idea, 'Mr. Burns' is the least-funny reference to 'The Simpsons' you'll ever see
Stage - Published on: June 14, 2012
First You Dream has got more razzle-dazzle than your typical revue
Stage - Published on: June 14, 2012
''Spring Awakening'' is filled with sex and abuse and sadism and abortion, agitated with rock and folk courtesy Duncan Sheik
Pride - Published on: June 7, 2012
It's a big weekend in D.C., served up with pride
Stage - Published on: May 31, 2012
''Bachelorette'' makes for an awfully vulgar, awfully funny 90 minutes of bite – but it's far from bitter
Stage - Published on: May 24, 2012
As Signature's ''Xanadu'' becomes a delightful destination, glitches pale next to the dominant pleasures
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 24, 2012
Signature Theatre's ''Xanadu'' has more gay appeal than the Broadway original
Stage - Published on: May 24, 2012
If you like your slapstick shameless and your gags spelled out, yelled and repeated, ''Servant of Two Masters'' is pants-wettingly funny
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: May 12, 2012
Despite a lackluster Matthew Broderick, the Tony-nominated ''Nice Work If You Can Get It'' is a sure-fire spectacle
Stage - Published on: May 12, 2012
Though there are flaws in End of the Rainbow, there's nary a flaw in Tracie Bennett's portrayal of Judy Garland
Stage - Published on: May 10, 2012
Folger's ''Shrew'' is an uneasy marriage between a tale told in Elizabethan verse and actors evoking Disney's Frontierland
Stage - Published on: May 10, 2012
Constellation takes a dip in the pool
Stage - Published on: May 9, 2012
It takes a big leap of faith to buy into the fanciful Broadway musical ''Leap of Faith''
Dance - Published on: May 3, 2012
Baltimore native Nile Russell was all ready to give up dancing before he discovered the dance company Pilobolus
Stage - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Despite Signature's admirable effort, the somber notes of this French play on playground bullying lose something
Stage - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Fifteen homeless women make their Kennedy Center debut in Theatre Lab show
Stage - Published on: Apr 25, 2012
The LGBT community was well-represented at annual Helen Hayes Awards
Stage - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Synetic's 'Shrew' overflows with bright color, stark lighting, emotive music and, as always, stunning choreography
Stage - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Local Latino artists ''occupy'' the GALA Theatre this weekend
Poll - Published on: Apr 7, 2012
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Stage - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
Landless Theatre Company spoofs the musical ''Spider-Man''
Stage - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
Shakespeare Theatre Company masterfully captures the breadth and nuance of O'Neill's story of a woman wounded and those affected by her scars
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
The applause began when Michael Kahn joined the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Twenty-five years later, it's louder than ever.
News - Published on: Mar 27, 2012
Celebration of Jared Neff's life to take place April 10
Stage - Published on: Mar 25, 2012
You can't help put feel cheated by what they decided not to show in the middling Off-Broadway revival of 'Carrie'
Stage - Published on: Mar 23, 2012
A show in a show may have an apropos nesting-doll quality, but the prize inside is merely acceptable
Stage - Published on: Mar 23, 2012
Ford's Theatre's musical retelling of the Colonies' revolt features strapping statesmen and a South Carolina showstopper
Music - Published on: Mar 15, 2012
Will Gartshore offers a cabaret inspired by recent life events
Stage - Published on: Mar 15, 2012
Audra McDonald is extraordinary in Broadway's new ''Porgy and Bess,'' which is shorter, more racially sensitive than ever
News - Published on: Mar 14, 2012
Shakespeare Theatre's Jared Neff, 30, dies suddenly
Stage - Published on: Mar 8, 2012
David Ives's portrait of a city and citizen in crisis features sharply crafted language and a star turn by Alexander Strain
Stage - Published on: Feb 16, 2012
No Rules' adaptation of ''Peter Pan'' is more imaginative than most productions
Stage - Published on: Feb 16, 2012
Constellation's latest production is hard to warm to
Stage - Published on: Feb 16, 2012
With ''Next Fall,'' Geoffrey Nauffts explores matters of life and death with an extreme lack of nuance
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 9, 2012
Tom Story and Chris Dinolfo aren't just portraying a gay couple onstage in ''Next Fall,'' they're living it as well
Stage - Published on: Feb 9, 2012
Michael Lluberes's new, dark adaptation of ''Peter Pan'' draws on author J.M. Barrie's relationship with his mother
Stage - Published on: Feb 3, 2012
P.J. Paparelli's reimagines Shakespeare's comedy as a tragic destination with too much bloodshed
Stage - Published on: Feb 1, 2012
In ''Wit,'' now playing on Broadway, Cynthia Nixon reveals herself to be an incredibly expressive actor of great range
Stage - Published on: Jan 26, 2012
A memorable role in the film Camp set Robin de Jesús on an acting path that has already garnered two Tony nominations
Stage - Published on: Jan 12, 2012
After watching Donald Margulies's stunning play, you just might walk away contemplating changes in your own life.
Stage - Published on: Jan 5, 2012
It took a lot of persuading to get local arts personality Robert Aubrey Davis to star as Edna in ''Hairspray''
Stage - Published on: Dec 22, 2011
Old-fashioned though it may be, ''Anything Goes'' with Sutton Foster and crew sails all the way to a musical promised land
Stage - Published on: Dec 15, 2011
Ken Ludwig is a D.C. lawyer turned famous playwright
Stage - Published on: Dec 15, 2011
''Spoiler Alert'' is an evening of educated, inventive, wildly silly, sometimes potent comedy delivered by a talented ensemble
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 7, 2011
''Much Ado'' is the Bard for a modern audience done right – ridiculously fun, yet completely about the language and wit
Poll - Published on: Dec 2, 2011
There's no Shame in any of these Michael Fassbender films.
Dance - Published on: Dec 1, 2011
Edwin Aparicio puts the focus on men in flamenco
Stage - Published on: Nov 23, 2011
Making a welcome return to the National Theatre, 'Jersey Boys' is as crowd-pleasing as a Broadway show gets
Stage - Published on: Nov 10, 2011
Studio's Golden Dragon is a visceral, emotional rush, while Theater J mines intellectually complex territory with Miller's After the Fall
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 3, 2011
Forum Theatre offers a staged reading of ''The Normal Heart'' featuring many of D.C.'s finest actors
Stage - Published on: Oct 27, 2011
Constellation offers an over-the-top satire of war, while Keegan takes on witchcraft and Arthur Miller's ''Crucible''
Stage - Published on: Oct 6, 2011
Studio Theatre debuts a new bare-bones series with an adventurous, sensational new work, ''Lungs''
Stage - Published on: Oct 6, 2011
Adam Gwon solved the mystery of ''The Boy Detective Fails,'' an original musical that is part of his plan for success
Stage - Published on: Sept 29, 2011
'Parade' marches to the beat of a particularly bleak (and real) drummer, while Fela! tells of a creative and political awakening
Stage - Published on: Sept 29, 2011
Arena Stage gives life to Childress's incredible 1955 play, while GALA goes to war
Stage - Published on: Sept 29, 2011
In his one-man show, E. Patrick Johnson is determined to blend the bitter with enough of the sweet to keep you fully engaged.
Stage - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
No Rules' Stop Kiss would be a must-see production on its own merit, but recent queer bashings make it even more relevant
Stage - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
In Alan Bennett's new play, greatness and the mundane all come from the same place -- showing up every day to get the job done
Stage - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
Signature plunges headfirst into the moody and macabre with a pair of darkly delightful, entertaining musicals
Stage - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
Diana Son's 'Stop Kiss' is still relevant 13 years after its off-Broadway debut
Stage - Published on: Sept 15, 2011
Floyd King and Nancy Robinette are great, but the adaptation of Heir Apparent relies too much on SNL-style modern references
Stage - Published on: Aug 18, 2011
Currently starring in 'Uncle Vanya,' Hugo Weaving is best remembered in the gay community for his role in 'Priscilla'
Stage - Published on: July 21, 2011
Marc Acito's gay penguin play is based on the most banned book in the nation
Stage - Published on: July 21, 2011
Studio examines the legend of Andy Warhol, while Unexpected Stage devises an afterlife for his cohort Candy Darling
Music - Published on: July 14, 2011
Signature Theatre offers a summer toast to cabaret
Stage - Published on: July 14, 2011
If you can stomach the cheese, the noise and the poop jokes, Rock of Ages has a couple gay twists that'll amuse
Stage - Published on: June 23, 2011
GALA struggles to keep the audience enthralled with its new musical, a dry, academic exercise in storytelling
Stage - Published on: June 16, 2011
Studio's Venus in Fur is an exceptionally sharp theatrical exercise in the hands of David Ives and David Muse
Feature Story - Published on: June 2, 2011
Since childhood, award-winning playwright Robert O'Hara has marshaled the means to tell wondrous tales
Stage - Published on: May 19, 2011
The concept may seem peculiar, but Constellation's The Green Bird soars to unexpected and wonderful heights
Stage - Published on: May 12, 2011
Fancy late-night drama? Check out Theatre Lab next week
Stage - Published on: May 12, 2011
Some may not get exactly what they expect at Signature's Side By Side, but every Sondheim fan will leave satisfied
Stage - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Adventure Theatre's Michael Bobbitt has a goal of improving theater for everyone – especially children
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
Video - Published on: Apr 15, 2011
Mayor Vincent Gray and Michael Kahn of Shakespeare Theatre deliver inspiration to DC's gay business leaders, professionals
Stage - Published on: Apr 14, 2011
In GALA's latest, three strangers move away from the edge while over at Studio, they're leaping right over the cliff
Stage - Published on: Apr 7, 2011
Ford's Theatre's new musical Liberty Smith takes a little liberty to make American history entertaining
Stage - Published on: Mar 31, 2011
Signature Theatre's new show isn't a love letter to the American musical, and neither is Woolly Mammoth's to Apple
Stage - Published on: Mar 24, 2011
Lizan Mitchell heads up an all-Black cast in Round House's luminous, evocative The Trip to Bountiful
Stage - Published on: Feb 17, 2011
With a solid cast and an elaborate set, you'll be a bit heady from all the goings-on in On The Razzle
Stage - Published on: Feb 3, 2011
Arena Stage offers a truly stunning Arabian Nights, while Folger's Comedy of Errors brings on the slapstick
Video - Published on: Jan 25, 2011
The impact of Matthew Shepard's murder discussed at a public forum at Arena Stage
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 19, 2011
For Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney It's All About Community
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: Jan 5, 2011
Florence Lacey's Norma Desmond is a legend in her own mind and on Signature's stage
Stage - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Doug Peck helps make Shakespeare Theatre's garden grow, music directing Candide, the venue's first musical
Stage - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
Both the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Woolly Mammoth unwrap a festive bounty of laughs this holiday season
Stage - Published on: Dec 9, 2010
Mojo casts a brilliantly dark shadow across the doorstep of Studio's 2ndStage, while Round House crosses the universe
Dance - Published on: Dec 1, 2010
D.C.'s Edwin Aparicio is helping flamenco evolve
Stage - Published on: Nov 25, 2010
The bad guy in The Happy Elf, Michael Rupert is a gay role model in real life
Stage - Published on: Nov 18, 2010
Signature and Studio examine the ties that bind us, one with the Kennedys and the other with crullers
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 28, 2010
Mummenschanz offers its classic staged 'silent cartoons'
Stage - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
WIT offers sketches for Rally to Restore Sanity
Stage - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
Signature's 'Fox on the Fairway' feels forced and antiquated, while 'Ameriville' at Round House never misses a beat
Stage - Published on: Oct 20, 2010
Margaret Cho's making political pals
Music - Published on: Oct 20, 2010
Sweet Honey In The Rock offers socially conscious songs
Stage - Published on: Oct 20, 2010
Constellation's Women is a risky project that ultimately succeeds, while Keegan wonders why fools fall in love
Stage - Published on: Oct 13, 2010
A subtle casting choice makes Ford Theatre's quirky and charming Sabrina Fair feel like a contemporary romance
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 15, 2010
Round House's Ripley is darkly alluring, David Muse makes a great first impression at Studio and Falsettos flounders
Stage - Published on: Sept 1, 2010
Signature Theatre's Chess does its very best to make you believe that there is nothing sexier than a board game
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 18, 2010
If all you know of Randy Harrison is Queer as Folk, you don't know Randy Harrison
Stage - Published on: July 28, 2010
Some of Michael Liscio Jr. and Brent Michael DiRoma's best puppet friends may or may not be gay
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: July 14, 2010
The stage musical of Mary Poppins is just as much for adults as it is for kids; Woolly gets a little ''precious''
Stage - Published on: June 17, 2010
George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession speaks with a timeless and, on occasion, starkly insightful voice
Stage - Published on: June 17, 2010
The Trevor Project's James Lecesne stars with Lypsinka in a new adaptation of Legends!
Clublife - Published on: June 17, 2010
Ric Sena has produced New York's Alegria for 10 years
Feature Story - Published on: June 10, 2010
As Studio Theatre's iconic founder Joy Zinoman departs her post, she leaves behind a legacy of great theater
Feature Story - Published on: May 13, 2010
Art imitates life for gay and straight twin brothers at Signature Theatre
Stage - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
Daring and gripping, Silver Lake looks at the curious, often unfathomable, dynamics between parents and children
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
Art - Published on: Mar 4, 2010
The late, gay painter serves as inspiration for a comedic monologue about Jewish identity now at Theater J.
Stage - Published on: Jan 27, 2010
Alan Paul makes Signature Theatre's Wife his own
Stage - Published on: Dec 17, 2009
Martha Graham Cracker returns to GALA
Stage - Published on: Nov 19, 2009
Signature's revival of Show Boat avoids choppy waters in bringing a Broadway classic to an Arlington port
Events - Published on: Oct 29, 2009
Forum Theatre ambitiously tackles an AIDS epic
Events - Published on: Oct 22, 2009
Pam Ann lands at Lincoln Theatre
Stage - Published on: Oct 15, 2009
The Alchemist offers some priceless nuggets, but overall lacks the stones to be fully satisfying
Stage - Published on: Oct 8, 2009
Black Pearl Sings! is an exquisite look at the link between songs and history; Jersey Boys is incredibly entertaining
Events - Published on: Sept 24, 2009
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa breathes some new life in Wilde's classic tale
Stage - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb
Stage - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Dorian Gray never fails, but it does falter a bit, while Moonlight gives us Pinter the way Pinter is meant to be
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Fall Arts Preview 2009
Stage - Published on: Aug 20, 2009
That's not just a Playbill in your pocket -- you really will be happy to see Signature Theatre's ''Dirty Blonde''
News - Published on: Aug 20, 2009
Harman opens doors to bulk of Reel Affirmations offerings
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 13, 2009
Her sassy, brassy persona made comic Wanda Sykes a hit with gays. Her coming out only sealed the deal.
Stage - Published on: Aug 6, 2009
Signature Theatre presents highlights from its upcoming season with an open house
Stage - Published on: July 23, 2009
The post-apocalyptic fairy tale Fucking A is a complicated, multi-voiced minefield that often breaks its own rules
Feature Story - Published on: July 16, 2009
How ''Spring Awakening'' Woke Up the Musical
Stage - Published on: July 9, 2009
This year's Capital Fringe Festival features a dozen shows with gay and lesbian themes, ranging from mild to wild
Stage - Published on: June 25, 2009
Studio partners with Sherman Cymru to offer Welsh play readings
Stage - Published on: June 18, 2009
At GALA Hispanic, Eva Peron rises again -- literally -- in a twisted and funny extension of the story of Argentina
Stage - Published on: June 18, 2009
Theatre Alliance takes flight with Adam Bock's play
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: June 11, 2009
'Fever/Dream' is a pizzazz-filled concoction that skewers corporatism with a generous supply side of laughs
Stage - Published on: June 11, 2009
GALA Hispanic digs up Eva Peron's mummified past
Stage - Published on: May 28, 2009
Were it not for flashes of great performances and ingenuity, it would be easy to dismiss Constellation's 'Crazyface'
Stage - Published on: May 21, 2009
'Giant' aims for the stars in bringing the Texas-sized tale to the stage, but its story falls short of the mark
Stage - Published on: May 21, 2009
Noel Coward's 'Design for Living' may be a proto-feminist farce, but hints of homo are what steal the show at The Shakespeare
Stage - Published on: May 21, 2009
Valerie Harper channels Tallulah Bankhead at Arena Stage
Stage - Published on: May 14, 2009
Holly Twyford's turn in Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' is deeply satisfying, but young Erin Weaver steals the show
Stage - Published on: Apr 30, 2009
Tom Stoppard's 'Rock 'N' Roll' leapfrogs across communism, socialism, the human soul and Sapphic interpretations
Stage - Published on: Apr 16, 2009
Cuckoo's Nest is a brilliant, well-crafted show on every front; Signature fires up a haunting, unexpected musical
Stage - Published on: Apr 16, 2009
The In Series stages an old-style German cabaret
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 9, 2009
Gay Director Chay Yew on Woolly's Antebellum and his own military memories
Stage - Published on: Apr 9, 2009
Woolly's 'Antebellum' is inspired, engaging and utterly disturbing, while Ford's 'Civil War' defies categorization
Stage - Published on: Mar 26, 2009
You'd do well to head to Studio to hear the stories Dael Orlandersmith has to tell in her one-woman tour de force
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: Mar 19, 2009
If you like scrapbooking and the confident rattle of your Centrum Silver bottle, 'Ion' is the Greek tragedy for you
Stage - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
Adam Bock's 'The Receptionist' is a deceptively complex work that intends to reinvent the concept of the office comedy
Stage - Published on: Feb 26, 2009
'Dog in the Manger' presents with a complex portrait of a woman almost undone by her personal and societal power
Dance - Published on: Feb 19, 2009
MOMIX challenges tradition in its unique dance constructs
Stage - Published on: Feb 12, 2009
Prepare to be entertained, transported, repulsed and perhaps redeemed by Synetic's visual and aural tapestries
Stage - Published on: Feb 12, 2009
Ford's unveils a revitalized space and a beautifully realized new work, while Round House modernizes a myth
Stage - Published on: Feb 5, 2009
Suffering from a disparity of tone, Folger's 'The Winter's Tale' ultimately falls short of its creative goals
Stage - Published on: Jan 22, 2009
'Little Dog Laughed' is a fast-paced and bitingly sharp comedy, while 'Seafarer' is done in by an indecisive Satan
Stage - Published on: Jan 22, 2009
Tommy Tune on hits, misses, and the state of theater
Stage - Published on: Jan 15, 2009
Mike Daisey takes sharp aim at the institution of theater and turns it into a provocative piece of, well... theater
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 8, 2009
'The Little Dog Laughed' mixes heat, heart and homophobia at Signature Theatre
Stage - Published on: Dec 18, 2008
With his cunning reinvigoration of 'Les Misérables,' Eric Schaeffer remains the master of his Shirlington house
Stage - Published on: Dec 18, 2008
Blackbird is 'edgy' and 'shocking,' but that doesn't make it good
Stage - Published on: Dec 11, 2008
'Twelfth Night' is beautifully imagined and played to the hilt of comedy, while 'Alice' is rapture of a visual kind
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 4, 2008
Dito van Reigersberg's cabaret homecoming at GALA Hispanic Theatre
Stage - Published on: Dec 4, 2008
'Peter ' flies but contends with turbulence, while 'Glengarry' is an antidote for the more saccharine notes of the season
Stage - Published on: Nov 20, 2008
Studio brings a wonderful musical to full bloom with a cast that's focused, talented and seamlessly bound together
Stage - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
Landless Theatre's 'President Harding' gets in, has fun with what it can, and makes sure not to overstay its welcome
Stage - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
Don't let the sight of a futon worry you - 'Boom' is one 'ménage a trios' you'll want to join for an evening's fun
Stage - Published on: Nov 6, 2008
Will Gartshore performs at Round House in Silver Spring
Stage - Published on: Oct 23, 2008
The Folger Theatre is a brilliant location for 'Henry IV,' and these weeks before the elections, the perfect timing
Dance - Published on: Oct 23, 2008
Aniruddhan Vasudevan performs with Dakshina
Stage - Published on: Oct 16, 2008
Helmed by a strong, talented cast, 'Altar Boyz' is likely to be the best faux concert you'll bear witness to all year
Stage - Published on: Oct 16, 2008
Daniel MacIvor may be a clever observer of the world, but in 'A Beautiful View,' his characters never truly touch us
Stage - Published on: Oct 9, 2008
'Way of the World' is a funny, impossibly complex scramble of double-dealing, shady alliances and adulterous affairs
Stage - Published on: Oct 2, 2008
The riotously funny 'Inishmore' is not a show for folks prone to queasy stomachs or who sport a PETA stickers on their Volvos
Stage - Published on: Sept 25, 2008
With men in the women's roles, 'Romeo and Juliet' feels like a novelty performed by a troupe of Elizabethan drag queens
Stage - Published on: Sept 18, 2008
A constant, claustrophobic and anxiety-inducing press of a show, 'The Road to Mecca' is a journey well-worth taking
Stage - Published on: Sept 18, 2008
Signature's production of the new musical 'ACE' is a success destined to bring every audience member to their feet
Stage - Published on: Aug 28, 2008
Jason Grote's crazily entertaining comedy is a surreal, witty, expertly performed opener to Woolly's new season
Stage - Published on: Aug 21, 2008
'bare the musical' at Baltimore's Theatre Project
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
Environs - Published on: July 31, 2008
MidCity beats the heat with Dog Days sidewalk sale
Stage - Published on: July 24, 2008
Keegan's lovely production might well be your best chance to experience what an innovative show 'Man of La Mancha' is
Stage - Published on: July 24, 2008
Bobby Smith is Satan in 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' at Studio Theatre
Stage - Published on: July 17, 2008
Eddie Sarfaty brings his comedy to Signature Theatre
Stage - Published on: July 3, 2008
Disney's 'The Lion King' is not to be missed, while the politically incorrect 'Red Noses' offers a change of pace
Stage - Published on: June 26, 2008
'This Beautiful City' at Studio Theatre
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: June 19, 2008
Sparkling with intelligence and wit, Rene Auberjonois fully enlivens this production of Moliere's 17th century comedy, 'Imaginary Invalid'
Stage - Published on: June 12, 2008
Edward Gero succeeds in embodying Nixon with a performance that actually makes the man likable in his hideousness
Stage - Published on: June 12, 2008
Woolly's 'Measure for Pleasure' is a raunchy sex comedy that punctuates every double-entendre with a rim shot
Feature Story - Published on: June 12, 2008
Capital Pride Heroes 2008
Stage - Published on: June 5, 2008
Chita Rivera and George Hearn are surrounded by a cast that rids you of the idea that 'The Visit' is a prolonged duet
Stage - Published on: June 5, 2008
Anne Washburn's intelligent and provocative comedy is given first-class treatment at the Studio Theatre
Stage - Published on: May 22, 2008
Theater J's 'David' is a musical struggling to find its true voice, while 'Crumble' is a beautifully written piece of work
Stage - Published on: May 22, 2008
What should have been a Scandal that sizzles, fizzles on the stage at Folger
Stage - Published on: May 15, 2008
The Shakespeare's Roman Repertory sets the action in the intended time and place and is all the better for it
Stage - Published on: Apr 10, 2008
Fearless and energetic, 'all wear bowlers' reminds us how good it can be when you stop taking yourself seriously
Stage - Published on: Apr 10, 2008
'Lord of the Flies' is ultimately harmed by taking things too far, while 'The Happy Time' is a spoonful of pure wonderful
Stage - Published on: Apr 3, 2008
For 'History Boys,' Studio assembles a cast that holds tight and carries the play forward with no signs of weakness
Stage - Published on: Mar 20, 2008
Signature kicks off their Kander & Ebb Celebration with a stunning 'Spider Woman,' while 'The Price' is just all right
Stage - Published on: Mar 6, 2008
Aided by the magic of Teller, the Folger's telling of The Scottish Play is thoughtful, deliberate and outstanding
Stage - Published on: Feb 28, 2008
Serge Seiden gives Alan Ball's play a good bath
Stage - Published on: Feb 21, 2008
'Six Feet Under' scribe Alan Ball's 'All That I Will Ever Be' is as deep as the hot tub that shows up during Act 1
Stage - Published on: Feb 7, 2008
Martin Moran's lovely and elegant Obie Award-winning play, 'The Tricky Part' marks another triumph for Signature's ARK
Stage - Published on: Jan 31, 2008
Martin Moran brings The Tricky Part to Signature
Stage - Published on: Jan 24, 2008
Mary Zimmerman brings alive Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece with a perfect blend of pizzazz and storytelling
Stage - Published on: Jan 24, 2008
Powered by a remarkable cast, 'Glory Days' is about something very simple, very tangible and absolutely universal
Stage - Published on: Jan 10, 2008
As a musical, 'Ella' feels vague, ephemeral and loosely finished; 'The Brothers Size' packs a huge emotional punch
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 6, 2007
After four years, Wallace Acton is back on stage playing a gay icon in 'Edward II'
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2007
'Treasure Island' fails to strike a balance and a chord, while 'Avenue Q' boasts exuberant puppets that have sex
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2007
Washington Improv Theater hits the right comic note for the season with their funny (and touching) annual holiday show
Stage - Published on: Nov 15, 2007
The masterful Ed Gero is haunting at Studio, while The Shakespeare opens its grand new space with a stunning epic
Stage - Published on: Nov 1, 2007
Imaginavely designed and brimming with energetic performances, 'As You Like It' is an absolute delight.
Stage - Published on: Oct 25, 2007
With the stunning 'Caligula,' the WSC once again shows its skill for keeping an audience on the edge of its seat
Stage - Published on: Oct 11, 2007
The Shakespeare Theatre Co.'s 'Shrew' is a '50s movie poster, Fellini-esque dream and an MTV video all rolled into one
Stage - Published on: Oct 11, 2007
Performers Steve Connell and Sekou (tha misfit) together walk the edge of something brave, daring and different in 'The World Begins'
Stage - Published on: Oct 11, 2007
Actress Karen Black discusses her films and the DC premiere of her new show 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sing the Song'
Stage - Published on: Oct 4, 2007
José Carrasquillo discusses 'Cita a ciegas (Blind Date)'
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 13, 2007
With a perfect cast and an inventive production, Signature merrily offers up a knockout for its season opener
Stage - Published on: Sept 13, 2007
Director Serge Seiden uses the incredible talents of three actors in 'My Children! My Africa!'' who pour their hearts and souls into Fugard's words
Stage - Published on: Sept 13, 2007
Amy Ziff brings her one-woman show to Theater J
Stage - Published on: Sept 6, 2007
While entertaining, 'The Unmentionables' fails to bring anything new to the issue of America's place in the world
Feature Story - Published on: July 19, 2007
'Fringe Festival' director Julianne Brienza says more works being presented for DC's gay and lesbian community this year
Feature Story - Published on: July 19, 2007
Jonathan Padget takes the stage from a new direction with a musical version of 'The Blue Lagoon'
Feature Story - Published on: July 5, 2007
Eric Schaeffer turned his passion for musicals into Arlington's theatrical crown jewel
Stage - Published on: June 21, 2007
'Souvenir' at Studio Theatre
Stage - Published on: June 21, 2007
'Hamlet' may test your patience at times, but if you have some you might find something you like in this effete Dane
Stage - Published on: June 21, 2007
You'd be crazy to miss the musical 'Witches of Eastwick,' while 'Dead Man's Cell' phone offers its own quirky rewards
Stage - Published on: June 14, 2007
A new musical adaptation of 'Summer of '42' captures the nostalgia of an age, but fails to deliver with its music
Stage - Published on: June 14, 2007
Playright Bathsheba Doran's 'Nest' at Signature Theatre
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: July 27, 2006
With drama and drag, Actors' Theatre of Washington forges ahead
Stage - Published on: July 20, 2006
Actors' Theatre shakes loose the bonds of a button-down city with an evening of oversized comedy and camp
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: Jan 26, 2006
Matt Conner's poetical inspiration behind his Edgar Allen Poe musical, 'Nevermore'
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
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 26, 2004
Paris Barclay talks about the Vietnam War, gay marriage, and the fabric of hate
Stage - Published on: June 17, 2004
John Epperson reviews his life as Lypsinka in ''Show Trash'' at Studio Theatre
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
Stage - Published on: Jan 30, 2003
The Silent Woman
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 31, 2002
The MW Interview
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.
Stage - Published on: June 27, 2002
'In the Boom Boom Room' at Source Theatre
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
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 3, 1998
More than content with conventions of the past, Dixie Carter is still willing to take the journey to become a truly modern, progressive woman.
Feature Story - Published on: July 11, 1996
David Dillon's 'Party' at Church Street Theatre