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Thursday, May 25, 2023

 Signature Theatre’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ fails to draw blood by Geoffrey Melada

Revenge is a dish served cold in this revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical.

SOURCE: at 07:15AM
Sunday, September 5, 2021

The art of making art: ‘Putting It Together’ by James Lapine (book review) by Geoffrey Melada

The making of 'Sunday in the Park with George' was not a walk in the park.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:36AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

‘Being Alive’ is the pandemic anthem we all need right now by Geoffrey Melada

In January a 35-year-old, single Londoner named Gagan Bhatnagar talked to The New York Times about the unique psychological challenge of enduring the coronavirus pandemic as a single person …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:07AM
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What ‘Into the Woods’ can teach us about surviving COVID-19 by Geoffrey Melada

Broadway has been dark since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the longest shutdown in its history. With theaters shuttered from Broadway to the Beltway, musical theater fans have an…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:26AM
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Review: Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at The National Theatre by Geoffrey Melada

Four years ago, I walked into what was then the Barnes & Noble in downtown Bethesda and asked for a sales clerk’s assistance locating one of Jimmy Buffett’s greatest hits CDs. She wa…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:13PM
Monday, November 5, 2018

Review: ‘Beetlejuice’ at the National Theatre by Geoffrey Melada

You can’t miss Betelgeuse. A star in the constellation Orion, this supergiant is red as flame and one of the 10 brightest stars in the night sky. At approximately 10 million years old, Bet…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:22PM
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Eric Schaeffer Discusses Signature Theatre’s Upcoming ‘Passion’ by Geoffrey Melada

Starting August 14, Stephen Sondheim’s musical Passion will play at Arlington, Virginia’s Signature Theatre, starring Natascia Diaz (West Side Story) as Fosca and directed by Associa…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:00AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review: ‘Camelot’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Geoffrey Melada

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech. As threats to his life mounted, King seemed resigned to his fate. “I̵…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:15PM
Thursday, May 3, 2018

On Her Own: Judy Kuhn’s Solo Cabaret at Dumbarton Concerts by Geoffrey Melada

Maybe you can go home again. Broadway’s original Éponine from Les Miserables, Bethesda native Judy Kuhn, returns for a solo concert, A Broadway Cabaret With Judy Kuhn, 8 PM May 5 at Dumba…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:00AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Putting It Together – ‘Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,’ by Todd S. Purdum (Book Review) by Geoffrey Melada

How do you solve a problem like translating music into words? How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand? Music is a gossamer thing, difficult to pin down with language. As the critic Winthrop …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:07PM
Monday, March 19, 2018

Book Review: The Baron of Broadway, ‘Unmasked: A Memoir’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber by Geoffrey Melada

One sunny afternoon in 1984, Andrew Lloyd Webber (not yet “Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber” or “Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton” as he is known today) paid 50 cents for a used copy of Gaston…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:00AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards