All stories by Alexandra Bowman on BroadwayStars

Thursday, September 21, 2023

‘Evita’ at STC flips the show’s script to reveal the real Eva Perón by Alexandra Bowman

The truthful interpretation of her life in this production, already a tour-de-force of musical theater on a technical level, makes it a must-see gem. By ALEXANDRA BOWMAN

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Friday, June 2, 2023

NextStop Theatre’s ‘In the Heights’ is sheer theatrical excellence by Alexandra Bowman

There’s a reason the rest of the run is sold out.

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

A joyful night of sacred music from American Pops Orchestra by Alexandra Bowman

Filmed at the National United Methodist Church for broadcast on PBS later this year, the concert was open to members of all faiths to enjoy.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

‘Not a Pyramid Scheme’ at WIT unpacks grifting with comedy by Alexandra Bowman

Washington Improv Theater features characters trying to market a wacky item suggested by the audience, but what do you do if it's a dud?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

‘La bohème’ at KenCen will make you fall in love with love again by Alexandra Bowman

Washington National Opera's visually poignant new production features a profoundly talented cast.

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play’ is a meta romp at Gaithersburg Arts Barn by Alexandra Bowman

The energy brought by these actors is impressive, and their joy is infectious.

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

‘Broadway Rave’ show tune dance party to hit Howard Theatre April 8 by Alexandra Bowman

'Everyone gets to dress up, sing and dance along to show tunes without feeling judged or silly,' says cofounder Ethan Maccoby.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

Broadway’s Jessica Vosk lights up DC for Valentine’s Day by Alexandra Bowman

Making her first national tour stop presented by Washington Performing Arts at Sixth & I, the acclaimed singer and actress completely captivated the room.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin exalts humanity on tour at Strathmore by Alexandra Bowman

A poetic contemplation on the glories and sufferings of human life as presented on Broadway over the last century.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

A pileup of plots in ‘Pride@Prejudice’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Alexandra Bowman

The show is at its best when the characters are simply acting out Austen’s text.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

‘Monty Python’s Edukational Show’ achieves the impossible: reenacting Monty Python well by Alexandra Bowman

To take on a show that requires its actors to have the chops of some of the most comedic performers of all time is a profoundly ambitious affair, and the Vienna Theatre Company, for the most…

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Friday, January 20, 2023

‘Cats’ dazzles up an old favorite on tour at the National Theatre by Alexandra Bowman

All new lighting design and choreography give the long-running show new life.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

NSO and Laura Benanti sing in the season with annual KenCen concert by Alexandra Bowman

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) returned with their annual Holiday Pops! concert at the Kennedy Center in 2022, welcoming Tony Award-winning actress and singer Laura Benanti as this ye…

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Sure, Evita slept her way to the top, but Ballet Hispánico reclaims her in ‘Doña Perón’ at KenCen by Alexandra Bowman

In an exclusive interview, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro explains what sets the new Latina-choreographed ballet apart from the musical made by non-Argentine men.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Nomadic Theatre’s ‘Rent’ visually dazzles at Georgetown by Alexandra Bowman

These students' monumental efforts and love for their work shine as brightly as I’ve ever seen.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Unpacking what was funny and not in David Sedaris’ show at Kennedy Center by Alexandra Bowman

Afterthoughts on an act in which some of the humorist's most memorable stories framed women or people of color as individuals we’re supposed to laugh at.

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NatPhil and Broadway stars deliver a variety show of Broadway treats by Alexandra Bowman

At the National Philharmonic Orchestra 'Broadway's Brightest Lights' concert, there was no shortage of cross-generational jubilation.

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ at Kennedy Center a fiery force to behold by Alexandra Bowman

Restaging centers complexities of faith amid contemporary chaos.

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Sterling Playmakers’ visually stunning ‘Ragtime’ unmasks the American Dream by Alexandra Bowman

This 'musical of epic proportions' — in a production with standout performances — serves as a needed reminder of the human impact of hatred.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Blue Man Group leans into wierdness and wonder on tour at KenCen by Alexandra Bowman

They do their thing (whatever that is) the visually stunning way that only they can.

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

The Hylton is alive with ‘The Sound of Music’s top-tier acting by Alexandra Bowman

Performed by the Prince William Little Theatre and Manassas Symphony Orchestra, the production shines.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

‘The Second City’ at KenCen has a message for Americans: Calm down by Alexandra Bowman

In 'The Revolution Will Be Improvised,' the renowned comedy troupe offers a blend of political humor and just plain silliness.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

‘[title of show]’ shines with glittering talent and originality at Dominion Stage by Alexandra Bowman

For those who enjoy meta humor and charismatic performances of fascinating characters, this show is a love letter to writers and artists everywhere.

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Friday, May 6, 2022

The gala night Jon Stewart got the Mark Twain Prize at Kennedy Center by Alexandra Bowman

What it was like to be there when the stars came out for the former 'Daily Show' host.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:18PM
Sunday, March 27, 2022

‘Rent’ is a cultural touchdown in its farewell tour at the National by Alexandra Bowman

The show stuns with choreography not only danced but acted — and skilled actors ideally suited to the characters they play.

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Tête-à-têtes fit for a Queen in ‘The Audience’ from British Players by Alexandra Bowman

If you love stories about the British royal family, this play's your cuppa.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:41PM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Female comics to stage a ‘RIOT!’ at Kennedy Center this weekend by Alexandra Bowman

To preview the three-night comedy event, DCMTA chats with DC natives Brittany Carney and Jenny Questell.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

‘Cabaret’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland sends a dark message brilliantly by Alexandra Bowman

The musical underscores the complicity of silence in the face of evil — and the actors playing Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz steal the show.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:22PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

What’s so funny about John Oliver by Alexandra Bowman

The Emmy-winning political comic has a standup gig at Kennedy Center that's nearly sold out.

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Improvised Shakespeare Company at KenCen is absolutely stunning by Alexandra Bowman

Their combination of improvisational comedy, poetry, sketch comedy, and theater is bafflingly impressive.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Tour is coming and I can’t wait by Alexandra Bowman

A fan and pracitioner of satire riffs on post-COVID late-night comedy and why hosts have turned into YouTubers.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:35PM

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