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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘TINA – The Tina Turner Musical’ at the National Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

There’s only one Tina Turner in this world, but you’d be forgiven for doubting that reality after seeing “TINA – The Tina Turner Musical’ now playing at the National Theatre. The a…

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ at Ford’s Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

Set in the 1950s, American playwright Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful” is a meditation on memory, the search for meaning, and the need to belong. Seen through a 21st century lens…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Macbeth’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company by Jeannette Mulherin

  Set in 11th-century Scotland, “Macbeth” is a play in five acts that examines blind ambition, its effects on those who embrace it, and the consequences for anyone standing in its path.…

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

  The winner of six Tony awards including Best Musical, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ has returned to the Kennedy Center this month, with a dazzling set and gifted cast.  Written by Steven Levens…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Firebringer: A New Stone-Age Musical’ at Dominion Stage by Jeannette Mulherin

‘Firebringer: A New Stone-Age Musical’ is a laugh-out-loud reminder that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Directed by Michael Page with musical direction by Chad Raba…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Forgotten Monsters of Filmland’ by the Coil Project at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop by Jeannette Mulherin

  Coil Project’s world premiere of “Forgotten Monsters of Filmland” picks up the stories of classic literary characters whose lives, as reimagined in this production, continued on eve…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Concert Review: ‘National Symphony Orchestra with Gil Shaham, Violinist’ at Wolf Trap by Jeannette Mulherin

  The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) opened the evening with Czech composer Bedrich Smetana’s “Vitava” (“The Moldau”) from Ma Vlast (My Country). The piece, which celebrates on…

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘American Prophet’ Frederick Douglass in His Own Words at Arena Stage by Jeannette Mulherin

Frederick Douglass’ spirit is once again gracing the nation’s capital in a world premiere of “American Prophet.” The musical, based on his writings and speeches, resoundingly demands…

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Opera Review: Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ by Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Filene Center by Jeannette Mulherin

The timeless beauty of Verdi’s “La Traviata” lives on. Recently it echoed through the woods of beautiful Wolf Trap—an ocean and more than a century away from where it originated—wi…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Chemical Exile: Synthesis’ at Rorschach Theatre by Jeannette Mulherin

  “Chemical Exile: Synthesis” is the final chapter and culmination of Rorschach Theatre’s second, season-long Psychogeography Project which began in October of 2021. “Chemical Exile…

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s classic novel now onstage at the Kennedy Center is set in 1930s Alabama. It could just as easily have found a home in contemporary America, …

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Theatre Review ‘Jersey Boys’ at The Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

  “Jersey Boys” celebrates the still-vibrant tunes of music superstars, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, with big dance numbers and quick and witty humor, wrapped in that most Americ…

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Maz & Bricks’ at Solas Nua by Jeannette Mulherin

Maz (Emily Kester) is in Dublin for a protest urging the legalization of abortion in Ireland and Bricks (Jonathan Feuer) is on his way to collect his daughter for a day at the zoo. A chance …

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Prelude to a Kiss’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria by Jeannette Mulherin

  The Little Theatre of Alexandria has mounted a gem of a production in “Prelude to a Kiss.” Witty dialogue and a talented cast make for an enjoyable evening. For those who want somethi…

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Do You Feel Anger?’ at Theater Alliance by Jeannette Mulherin

Billed as a comedy, “Do You Feel Anger?” delivers an evening of humor, but amidst the laughter is a profound lesson about women’s experiences in the workplace and the desperate need fo…

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Into the Woods’ at Creative Cauldron by Jeannette Mulherin

  It wasn’t my first journey “Into the Woods,” but the production currently playing at Creative Cauldron is by far my favorite, due largely to the talent and enthusiasm of the cast, b…

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Twigs & Bone’ at Nu Sass Productions by Jeannette Mulherin

The world premiere production of “Twigs & Bone” is currently playing in one of the city’s most intimate and charming theatre venues. This small but mighty company is offering audie…

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Mamalogues’ at 1st Stage by Jeannette Mulherin

In a creative twist, the audience quickly learns that they are the newest members of the BBSM (Bougie Black Single Moms) sisterhood, when they are warmly welcomed into the fold by BBSM Presi…

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Hi, Are You Single?’ at Woolly Mammoth  by Jeannette Mulherin

Edgy, provocative, and enlightening, Ryan J. Haddad mesmerizes in his one-man show, “Hi, Are You Single?” at the equally edgy and provocative Woolly Mammoth Theatre.  A gay man living w…

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Monday, March 28, 2022

Concert Review: ‘America’s Requiem: A Knee on The Neck’ at the Music Center at Strathmore by Jeannette Mulherin

  ‘America’s Requiem: A Knee on The Neck” is an intense and moving tribute to George Floyd. It honors the anger and sorrow surrounding his loss and the senseless loss of so many black…

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Adventures of Mr. Toad’ at Creative Cauldron by Jeannette Mulherin

Based on “The Wind in the Willows,” Kenneth Grahame’s classic children’s story, “The Adventures of Mr. Toad” is a lively journey into the world of Mr. Toad (Ben Graham/E. Agustus…

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Concert Review: ‘Renée Fleming & Emerson String Quartet with Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and Special Guest Uma Thurman’ at the Kennedy Center by Jeannette Mulherin

Some of the performing arts world’s brightest stars graced the stage of the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater this past Monday evening with a program featuring American composers Samuel B…

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Opera Review: ‘Come Home: A Celebration of Return’ presented by Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Jeannette Mulherin

Celebration and remembrance marked the Washington National Opera’s return to live performance, officially ending the company’s extended absence with a concert honoring the late Supreme C…

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ at Theatre J by Jeannette Mulherin

  You might think you know Dr. Ruth, but do you? Having escaped the Nazis by Kindertransport, serving as a sniper in Palestine, and finally, finding fame as America’s best-known sex thera…

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Concert Review: ‘Broadway in the Park’ presented by Signature Theatre and Wolftrap at the Filene Center by Jeannette Mulherin

  Two of Broadway’s brightest stars were joined Friday evening by a collection of Washington, DC theatre luminaries for “Broadway in the Park,” an evening of song that spanned the his…

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Theatre Review: The Strand Theater Company’s Production of ‘The Most Massive Woman Wins,’ streaming on Broadway On Demand by Jeannette Mulherin

Written by Madeleine George and directed by Nicole Mullins, the Strand Theater Company’s production of “The Most Massive Woman Wins” is a powerful meditation on women’s deep hunger f…

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Woman Hater’ presented by Red Bull Theater by Jeannette Mulherin

Frances Burney’s satirical comedy, “The Woman Hater,” pokes fun at the misogyny of her era. Presented by Red Bull Theater, it is a little-known gem, brimming with eccentric characters …

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Concert Review: ‘Pianists Kirill Gerstein and Garrick Ohlsson’ at Shriver Concert Hall Series by Jeannette Mulherin

Two extraordinary pianists have joined forces to provide COVID-weary audiences with a program of rarely performed pieces for two pianos, including works by Ferruccio Busoni, Sergei Rachmanin…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Will on the Hill…Or Won’t They?’ by the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Jeannette Mulherin

In yet another example of the power of the arts to transcend divisions, “Will on the Hill…Or Won’t They?” features a light-hearted storyline with cameo appearances from policymakers …

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Virtual Concert Review: ‘Journey to Awe’ by the Choral Arts Society of Washington by Jeannette Mulherin

With great warmth and enthusiasm, Artistic Director Scott Tucker and Executive Director Tad Czyzewski host “Journey to Awe,” a passionate tribute to the power of choral arts to build com…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Opera Review: ‘Doubt’ at the Minnesota Opera by Jeannette Mulherin

Written by Tucson, Arizona-born composer Douglas J. Cuomo, set in a Bronx, New York Catholic school in 1964, and sung entirely in English, ‘Doubt’—a dark and riveting tale—will delig…

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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