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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Crazy Mary Lincoln’ at Pallas Theatre Collective by Peter Orvetti

Ask someone to name a bad president and they’ll be quick to offer several names. Ask someone to name a bad First Lady, and it’s likely that one name will jump to come to mind. Mary Todd…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Show and Director with Regional Ties Win Big at Tonys by Peter Orvetti

The CBS broadcast of the 71st Annual Tony Awards brought few surprises in terms of winners, and a game but middling performance by host Kevin Spacey. But the performances – the real reason…

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Urinetown: The Musical’ at NextStop Theatre Company by Peter Orvetti

When the Emperor Vespasian’s son Titus criticized his father for placing a tax on Rome’s toilets, Vespasian held up a gold coin and told him, “Money does not stink. And yet it comes fr…

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Parlor Room Theater by Peter Orvetti

Washington is wealthy in terms of theatres, but sometimes one has to be wealthy to afford a ticket. Parlor Room Theater is a small professional company with the admirable goal of making grea…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Man Who’ at Spooky Action Theater by Peter Orvetti

A 1985 book by a neurologist might seem like strange fodder for the stage, but the real individuals described in Oliver Sacks’s “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” are ripe for th…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Arabian Nights’ at Constellation Theatre Company by Peter Orvetti

Constellation Theatre Company marks its 10th season with a revival of a show from its first, playwright Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of “The Arabian Nights,” directed by Allison Arkell …

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