All stories by Geoffrey Himes on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

At Studio Theatre, ‘Pass Over’ infuses a tale of contemporary black life with themes from Beckett and the Bible by Geoffrey Himes

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu uses the language of the street to convey a universal message.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Folksinger Erin McKeown brings her love of folk and theater to ‘Miss You Like Hell’ by Geoffrey Himes

At the Olney Theatre, McKeown’s songs explore the relationship between an estranged mother and daughter.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Against a backdrop of Nazism, ‘Sheltered’ looks at the problem of good, not evil by Geoffrey Himes

Set in 1939, Theater J’s play has timely contemporary resonance.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Long-running play ‘The Woman in Black’ comes to the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Geoffrey Himes

Stage adaptation of popular ghost novel surprised its creator by becoming a scary good hit.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mixing drinks and spinning tales in the one-man show ‘The Smuggler’ by Geoffrey Himes

The show takes place at the Allegory, a bar in the Eaton Hotel.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

What do Broadway’s ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Book of Mormon’ have in common? Director Casey Nicholaw. by Geoffrey Himes

‘I don’t want it to seem like the comedy stops and then the dancing begins.’

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

This actress in the financial scandal play ‘Junk’ has a background on Wall Street by Geoffrey Himes

“We used to say, ‘We bleed Lehman green.’ The play captures all that.”

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

A playwright realized she had collected the love stories of our time. Her source? People visiting inmates at Rikers. by Geoffrey Himes

Liza Jessie Peterson wrote her one-woman play, a damning critique of mass incarceration, based on her experiences visiting prisons.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

How a local actress follows Anna Deavere Smith’s footsteps in ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’ by Geoffrey Himes

In a Baltimore suburb, Danielle Drakes tackles the famous riot play.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

A locally grown YouTube star returns to the stage in Olney’s ‘Once’ by Geoffrey Himes

Malinda Kathleen Reese found fame on YouTube, where her channel, “Translator Fails,” now sends up Hollywood and pop hits.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

One actor takes on the hazards of ‘Othello’ in his play, ‘American Moor’ by Geoffrey Himes

Keith Hamilton Cobb analyzes more than just race and the iconic role.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

How music fuels the drama in Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ by Geoffrey Himes

The play about a controversial play gets a heartbeat from klezmer.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Signature Theatre takes on Sondheim’s ‘Passion’ by Geoffrey Himes

Beauty is an attitude in 1994 musical, which is based on 1869 novel by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

This cabaret wants you to take Elvis Presley’s music seriously by Geoffrey Himes

“Entirely Elvis,” at Signature Theatre, showcases his rawness and original sound.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Remember Matthew Sweet? The ’90s rock star’s love songs inspired a musical about two gay teenagers by Geoffrey Himes

Singer-songwriter’s alt-rock album “Girlfriend” is now the score to Signature’s “Girlfriend.”

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

The jukebox that August Wilson owned gets a spin at Arena Stage by Geoffrey Himes

The Rock-Ola from the original staging of “Two Trains Running” lights up the stage again.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

A play so candid, a D.C. actor returned to the stage for it: A one-man show about suicide by Geoffrey Himes

Alexander Strain found his day job, in social work, reflected in this play about depression, “Every Brilliant Thing.”

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ex-drug dealer wants to say more than he’s sorry by Geoffrey Himes

In ‘Nothing to Lose (but Our Chains),’ standup comic Felonious Munk gives voice to some of his victims.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

‘Four Women’ channels Nina Simone’s protest music by Geoffrey Himes

Christina Ham’s fantasy, opening at Arena Stage, depicts the activist “trying to tell a truth.”

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

D.C. theatrical designer takes on a new role: Making a play about international adoption by Geoffrey Himes

The living-installation “Hello, My Name Is . . .” is staged in a house in the D.C. neighborhood of Takoma Park.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Folger Theatre production bridges the gulfs of Shakespeare’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ by Geoffrey Himes

Robert Richmond, the director, went to Rome to brainstorm and prepare for staging the complex play.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

‘Neverwhere’ takes a dark fantasy tour through London’s underworld by Geoffrey Himes

At Rorschach Theatre, the audience shares the space and the experience.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Bessie Smith ‘dream project’ makes its D.C. debut by Geoffrey Himes

“The Devil’s Music,” taking nearly a decade to make, opens Aug. 24 at Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

‘Big Fish’: The magical movie spawned a musical that’s coming to D.C. by Geoffrey Himes

The composer loved the film and teamed up with the writer for a show premiering at Keegan.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

‘The King and I’ may be from 1951, but this production restored originally stricken lines by Geoffrey Himes

The story set in the colonial era was mostly only updated in its cast and design for the run at Kennedy Center.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt-Lorena Hickok romance is portrayed in Logan solo-show festival by Geoffrey Himes

“A one-person play allowed me to be more romantic and physical,” says writer Terry Baum.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

August Wilson’s autobiographical ‘How I Learned’ comes to Round House Theatre by Geoffrey Himes

Eugene Lee stars in the one-man show about the revered playwright coming of age in Pittsburgh.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A modern ‘Misanthrope’ in the play ‘School for Lies,’ at Shakespeare Theatre by Geoffrey Himes

A 1666 classic by Molière gets a freshening up but keeps the delightful rhyming verse.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Love ‘Hamilton’? See the seeds from which it sprang: ‘In the Heights’ at GALA by Geoffrey Himes

Director Luis Salgado sees parallels in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s immigrant-centered musicals.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stars of ‘A Human Being Died That Night’ wrestle with apartheid’s big questions by Geoffrey Himes

The play, at Atlas, explores an interview for South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

‘Midwestern Gothic’ musical: There’s a quite creepy gaze on the meadow by Geoffrey Himes

The world premiere at Signature explores dark corners of life in isolated Middle America.

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