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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Theatre Review: Step Afrika!’s ‘The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence’ at Arena Stage by Jeannette Mulherin

Directed by Jakari Sherman, Step Afrika!’s revival of “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence” is a glorious synthesis of dance, music, and the visual arts that traces Black Amer…

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The Illusionists’ at the Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

Five of the world’s finest magicians have joined forces to baffle and mystify audiences in a production that features mind reading, vanishing acts, and even a snowstorm. Amidst a steady st…

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Theatre News: The WATCH Awards (Washington Area Theatre Community Honors) at The Birchmere by Jeannette Mulherin

With Master of Ceremonies Diego Prieto at the helm, the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) organization held its 22nd annual awards show at The Birchmere this past Sunday. The …

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Opera Review: Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ presented by Virginia Opera at George Mason University Center for the Arts by Jeannette Mulherin

Under the baton of conductor Adam Turner, Virginia Opera and Richmond Symphony Orchestra gifted Northern Virginia with a dazzling and heartfelt production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Madama Bu…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The Book of Mormon’ at the National Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Providing laugh-out-loud theatre for more than a decade, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning musical “The Book of Mormon” is as fresh and entertaining now as it was when it premiered on B…

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying To Keep Him Alive’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company by Jeannette Mulherin

City of Fairfax Theatre Company’s current production of “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying To Keep Him Alive,” features witty dialogue, a creative set, and a…

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

Before Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” became one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals, Larson penned a little-known, autobiographical rock monologue titled “30/90.” In the ensuing de…

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Mindplay’ at Arena Stage by Jeannette Mulherin

Mystifying, magical, and moving, “Mindplay” is a guided exploration of memory and the power it has to shape and reshape our perceptions—with an endless stash of astonishing surprises a…

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Our Dirty War’ at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center by Jeannette Mulherin

  “Our Dirty War” is a rare gem of theatrical depth and daring. Written and directed by Camilla Madero (this is her senior thesis), who also plays the role of her father, Roberto Madero…

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Concert Review: ‘Arts By George! and Renée Elise Goldsberry in Concert’ at the George Mason University Center for the Arts by Jeannette Mulherin

  “Arts By George!” is an annual fundraising event held at George Mason University to provide scholarships for young artists enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This …

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Monarch: A Mexican American Musical’ at Creative Cauldron by Jeannette Mulherin

Once again, Creative Cauldron is breaking new ground by launching its 2023-2024 season with the East Coast premiere of “Monarch: A Mexican American Musical.” This is a new work that exam…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Opera Review: Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ by Wolf Trap Opera at the Filene Center by Jeannette Mulherin

Wolf Trap Opera’s one-night only production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” featured vocal talent of the highest caliber in a memorable performance of some of opera’s best-loved music. …

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Monday, July 24, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Little Central America, 1984’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Part concert, part communal meditation, “Little Central America, 1984″—directed by Elia Arce and written and performed by Elia Arce and Rubén Martínez—uses song, film, and spoken w…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Angel Number Nine’ by Rorschach Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

  Rorschach Theatre’s transformation of a former men’s clothing store into a 1990s era rock club is nothing short of spectacular. The 360-degree theatrical installation—including a st…

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Hadestown’ at the National Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

With book, lyrics, and music by Anais Mitchell, the 2019 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, “Hadestown” is a rollicking and witty take on Greek mythological characters Orpheus and Euryd…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Not a Pyramid Scheme’ by Washington Improv Theater at Studio Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Spontaneity rules the evening and the #BossBabes are in charge in Washington Improv Theater’s (WIT) production of “Not a Pyramid Scheme.” Now playing at Studio Theatre where WIT is cel…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Opera Review: ‘I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky’ by IN Series Opera at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Jeannette Mulherin

  An earthquake can—either literally or figuratively—rock the foundations of a person’s life. In this two act, “song-play,” with music by John Adams and libretto by June Jordan, i…

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Monday, April 17, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at the Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

“Les Mis” is back! A spectacular production of the Tony-Award winning musical is currently playing in the Kennedy Center Opera House, featuring some of musical theatre’s finest actors,…

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Friday, April 14, 2023

News: Theatre Washington Hosts 2023 Helen Hayes Awards Preview Celebration by Jeannette Mulherin

Washington’s theatre community gathered at the elegant Perry Belmont House on Tuesday evening to celebrate this year’s Helen Hayes Award nominees and raise a toast to yet another bountif…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Gloria: A Life’ at Theater J by Jeannette Mulherin

‘”Gloria: A Life” at Theater J takes the audience on a journey through second-wave feminism with feminist icon Gloria Steinem (Susan Lynskey) as guide while she reflects on her youth a…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Opera Review: ‘Blue’ presented by The Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

“Blue,” in its D.C. premiere by The Washington National Opera, elegantly makes use of a centuries’ old art form to tell a 21st century story. It is one with national repercussions, but…

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Selling Kabul’ at Signature Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

In Sylvia Khoury’s “Selling Kabul,” lives swiftly unravel as the Taliban closes in on Afghan interpreter, Taroon (Mazin Akar) in retaliation for his collaboration with American militar…

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Monday, February 13, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jeannette Mulherin

The Royal Court Theatre Production presented in association with The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival Set both in real life and the virtual world of social media, the provocativel…

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Opera Review: Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’ presented by Maryland Lyric Opera at the Music Center at Strathmore by Jeannette Mulherin

More than a century after its premiere at La Scala in Milan, Italy, Verdi’s “Falstaff” continues to charm audiences with its humor, lovable characters, and magnificent score. The Maryl…

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Cats’ at the National Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Any musical theatre enthusiast alive in the 1980s (or maybe just anyone alive) will remember the immense popularity of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “CATS,” winner of seven Tony Awards® inclu…

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Dance Review: ‘The Spirit of Kwanzaa: Celebrating Life and Harmony’ by Dance Institute of Washington at Howard University by Jeannette Mulherin

  Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium was awash in color, rhythm, and light during the Dance Institute of Washington’s annual concert dedicated to the observance of Kwanzaa. This is …

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Wicked’ at the Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

Witches and wizards have taken up temporary residence in the Kennedy Center Opera House in a spectacular production of “Wicked,” almost 20 years after the beloved musical made its Broadw…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Theatre Review: Alex Edelman’s ‘Just For Us’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Jeannette Mulherin

“Just For Us” is an award-winning, one-man show starring the incomparable Alex Edelman at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.  He keeps the audience laughing from the moment he appears onst…

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Opera Review:  Verdi’s ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’ presented by Maryland Lyric Opera at The Music Center at Strathmore by Jeannette Mulherin

  Verdi’s ‘Un Ballo in Maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) is the Maryland Lyric Opera’s second production in an all-Verdi season featuring some of the composer’s best-loved works. In…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Opera Review: Verdi’s ‘Il trovatore’ (‘The Troubadour’) presented by the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

  Some of the opera world’s most glorious voices are currently filling the Kennedy Center Opera House in  the Washington National Opera’s dazzling production of Verdi’s “Il trovato…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Dracula, A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really’ at Rorschach Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Rorschach’s “Dracula” delivers the feminist revenge fantasy it promises with a witty, relentless, and bloody satisfying attack on the patriarchy. Loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracu…

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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