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Saturday, August 6, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with Jeff Lanes by Elliot Lanes

I have come across some uber theatre fans since I started writing this column but today’s subject is by far the most fanatical I’ve ever seen. He has been attending theatre for 6…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with Paul Scanlan by Elliot Lanes

Paul Scanlan is currently making his ninth appearance at Signature Theatre as the conflicted son Jean-Michel in La Cage aux Folles.  Past Signature appearances include The Rat Pack Cabaret…

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at Signature Theatre by Elliot Lanes

Put yourself back in 1983 for a moment my fellow readers. It was the beginning of the AIDS crisis and Broadway was starting to feel the effects. Many great talents such as choreographer Ron …

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Floyd Collins’ at 1st Stage by Elliot Lanes

Over the years many musicals have gotten the short end of the stick in terms of having widespread notoriety. What makes a musical click with audiences and producers is anybody’s guess so t…

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

News: The 6th Annual Dramathon Benefiting the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts Send a Kid to Theatre Camp Campaign is this Friday Evening by Elliot Lanes

The annual dramatic rite of spring known as Dramathon will be taking place this Friday May 6th at 10:30 pm at Theater J. This is the sixth annual edition of this theatrical extravaganza desi…

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with Adam Immerwahr by Elliot Lanes

Theater J’s new Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr may be new to our area but he comes with a very impressive list of credits within the administrative and creative sides of theatre. Bef…

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Looking for Roberto Clemente’ at Imagination Stage by Elliot Lanes

Musicals about baseball and particularly baseball players as a rule have never been totally successful as stage pieces. Damn Yankees is of course an exception but that show invented a stor…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with Master Sergeant David Murray by Elliot Lanes

Master Sergeant David Murray holds a very prestigious position that I’m sure many musicians would like to have, but few can actually obtain. MSgt Murray has been a member of the ̶…

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with John Scherer by Elliot Lanes

John Scherer is making his dramatic Arena Stage debut. He portrays President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s longtime assistant Walter Jenkins in the political drama All the Way. John last app…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Concert Review: ‘Johnny Mathis’ at the Music Center at Strathmore by Elliot Lanes

Many words can be used to describe legendary singer Johnny Mathis but I think the best one might be longevity. He has been performing for 60 years, has 68 albums to his credit and at age 80 …

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with J. Mallory McCree by Elliot Lanes

You are probably looking at J. Mallory McCree and asking “Hmm, where have I seen him before?” Well, if you were lucky enough to see Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet at Studio Thea…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with Emily Landham by Elliot Lanes

Emily Landham is currently portraying the complex and conflicted Niamh Lynch in Studio Theatre’s excellent production of Moment. The production marks her Studio Theatre debut. Some rec…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

News: For the Boys in Johnny Mathis’s Band, Life is Still “Wonderful, Wonderful” by Elliot Lanes

  This Wednesday evening at the the Music Center at Strathmore, the legendary singer Johnny Mathis will be performing in concert to yet another sold out house. He has been doing that fo…

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘110 in the Shade’ at Ford’s Theatre by Elliot Lanes

The 1963/64 season on Broadway was a weak one as far as musicals go. We had little gems like Jennie, Here’s Love and one that actually had lots going for it. I’m speaking of 110 in the S…

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Samson’ at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster County, PA by Elliot Lanes

It’s hard to believe but 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Sight and Sound Theatres biblical spectaculars. It’s theatre done on a grand scale without ever forgetting about the true mess…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Delia Taylor by Elliot Lanes

Theater J’s Associate Producer Delia Taylor has four sides to her. The first three are what you probably already know if you have been around DC theatre the past 25 years. The first is…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with Nora Achrati by Elliot Lanes

Nora Achrati makes her Theater J debut this evening in the world premiere production of Falling Out of Time where she portrays The Midwife. Some select area credits include Henry IV, Parts …

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Annie’ at the National Theatre by Elliot Lanes

In 1976 the beloved family musical Annie premiered at Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. At the time no one thought a musical based on a comic strip would run on Broadway. Pr…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Concert Review: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band at The Music Center at Strathmore by Elliot Lanes

When we listen to music from the movies outside of the original films, we generally do it in a concert hall with a big symphony orchestra. We are also use to hearing the music played with a …

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with Caroline Hewitt by Elliot Lanes

Caroline Hewitt is currently making her Arena Stage debut in The City of Conversation in which she portrays the strong willed Anna Fitzgerald.  Recent area credits include Baltimore’s Cen…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with JaBen Early by Elliot Lanes

JaBen Early is currently playing the role of Hero in Round House Theatre’s epic production of Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). His performance is as epic as the …

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Monday, February 15, 2016

‘A Quick 5’ with James Whalen by Elliot Lanes

Many of you have probably  seen James Whalen onstage before playing some pretty dramatic roles. Recently he appeared in Ghosts at Everyman Theatre and The Intelligent Homosexual’s G…

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Monday, December 21, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Joshua Dick by Elliot Lanes

American University’s theatre program makes a big contribution to the DC theatre community. Today’s A Quick 5 column subject is a product of that very program. Joshua Dick has b…

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

News: ‘5 Reasons Why I am Still Listening to Nancy LaMott 20 Years After Her Passing or A Love Letter to an Angel of Song’ by Elliot Lanes

A twenty year anniversary is usually a happy milestone for people. It could celebrate your longevity at a job or with your spouse. Unfortunately today marks a somber 20th anniversary as I an…

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Brigid Cleary and Chris Dinolfo by Elliot Lanes

Today’s Quick 5 subjects share the stage nightly in Theatre J’s current production of Sons of the Prophet. Brigid Cleary and Chris Dinolfo are two of the area’s hardest wo…

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Wayne T. Carr by Elliot Lanes

Wayne T. Carr is currently making his DC theatre debut Pericles  at Folger Theatre in which he portrays the title character. His NY stage credits include Funk It Up at Joe’s Pub and�…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Brandi Burkhardt by Elliot Lanes

MD native Brandi Burkhardt is currently portraying the role of Lily in The Secret Garden at Center Stage. The production runs through November 29th. While Brandi’s career spans the wo…

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Cabaret Review: ‘Tracy Lynn Olivera’s Halloween Spooktacular’ at Signature Theatre by Elliot Lanes

When you think of Halloween type productions, things like The Rocky Horror Show are usually what come to mind. You generally don’t think of a solo performer doing a program with everythi…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ Turns Four Years Old by Elliot Lanes

Four years ago today my interview column called A Quick 5 debuted. I started it with the intention of introducing and highlighting people working in all areas of the arts. It was a simple id…

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Friday, September 25, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Tessa Klein by Elliot Lanes

Tessa Klein is currently giving a performance of epic proportions at Studio Theatre in Chimerica where she is portraying the character of Tessa Kendrick. Her Broadway and Off Broadway cred…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Jared Mezzocchi by Elliot Lanes

Projections designer Jared Mezzocchi’s work can currently be seen at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with their current production Women Laughing Alone with Salad. Previous Woolly Mammo…

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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