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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A hip-shaking evocation of the last Hawaiian queen by Rebecca Ritzel

Christopher Morgan’s multimedia “Pohaku” fuses hula and modern moves, video, storytelling.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:38PM

With Polish dance, Company E takes a bad hand and finds beauty by Rebecca Ritzel

After tough luck in D.C., the troupe performed works by contemporary choreographers.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:38PM
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Newsies at The National Theatre, Reviewed by Rebecca Ritzel

Newsies might make you feel like you're gonna be 14 forever.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 01:23PM
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Much Ado About Nothing Goes 1950s Vegas at Synetic Theater by Rebecca Ritzel

Sequined bras, showgirls, and strip poker, anyone?

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 09:30AM
Friday, November 14, 2014

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s As You Like it, Reviewed by Rebecca Ritzel

A sub-par production, a misleading marketing campaign, and a crazy Oklahoma!-esque hoedown that feels entirely unearned.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 03:03PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New casting director’s best friend: Database of local performers by Rebecca Ritzel

Courtesy of The Washington Post Say you’re the director of a small theater company in the District, and about two years ago you saw a young actor do some excellent scatting on a trumpe…

SOURCE: at 11:27AM
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Theater J’s Apples From the Desert, Reviewed by Rebecca Ritzel

Apples From the Desert is a clever title for a play with a familiar storyline, but unfamiliar setting. Many a play, reality show, and soap opera has revolved around a chaffing child with ove…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:00AM
Monday, December 10, 2012

Dance review: ‘Collision Course — a.k.a. Pillow Talk’ by Rebecca Ritzel

Choreographers have long been fascinated by the supposedly stationary act of sleep. There’s Romeo’s heartbreaking pas de deux with the limp, slumbering Juliet; Balanchine’s tragedy “…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:38PM
Friday, July 20, 2012

Fringe review: ‘I <3 Hummels’ is cute, well made and a little unnerving by Rebecca Ritzel

You don’t have to be from a blue-collar, German American family to fully appreciate the charming Fringe comedy “I <3 Hummels,” but it will help if you grew up with a few of the Deut…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:43AM
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fringe’s ‘Colony’: It’s all in the movement by Rebecca Ritzel

Given the Fringe Festival’s no-late-admission policy, it’s not unusual to spot a theatergoer approaching a venue at a dead run. What’s far more unusual is to arrive at a performance sp…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:49PM
Friday, June 22, 2012

Step Afrika! puts music at center stage in annual series by Rebecca Ritzel

Anyone torn between watching Game 5 of the NBA playoffs or heading out into the heat to see Step Afrika! on Thursday had to be relieved after walking into the Atlas Performing Arts Center an…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:38PM
Friday, May 25, 2012

A quiz on ‘Coppelia,’ presented by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Kennedy Center by Rebecca Ritzel

“Coppelia” has long been regarded as one of the world’s most beloved story ballets, staged across the globe since its premiere more than a century ago. But in the United States in rece…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:43PM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dance Place to undergo renovation in 2013 by Rebecca Ritzel

Dance Place, the well-regarded but rickety Northeast venue that’s been presenting dance shows since 1986, will close its theater in 2013 to undergo a $4 million, five-month renovation proj…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:55PM
Friday, April 27, 2012

Kyle Abraham brings ‘The Radio Show’ to Dance Place by Rebecca Ritzel

NEW YORK — It’s noon on a mid-April Monday, and Kyle Abraham is worried about money. Not because he hasn’t filed his taxes yet (though he hasn’t) but because he’s the artistic dire…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:19PM
Monday, December 19, 2011

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’: A shell of a show by Rebecca Ritzel

The saddest thing about the “The Great Russian Nutcracker” performance Wednesday at George Mason University wasn’t the ironic name, or the sparsely sold orchestra seats, or the un­des…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:56PM

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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