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Sunday, May 14, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients to be Announced Tomorrow Night at The Lincoln Theatre–Here are the 2017 Helen Hayes Nominations by Joel Markowitz

Nominations for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards Outstanding Choreography, Musical-Hayes Christopher d’Amboise, “Evita,” Olney Theatre Center Kelly Devine, “Come From Away,” Ford’s Th…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Joel Markowitz’s Acceptance Speech Upon Receiving the Gary Maker Award by Joel Markowitz

I am very honored to receive the Gary Maker Award, and I want to thank the committee for this incredible Lifetime Award. Gary Maker was such a mensch and he fought a dreadful disease with su…

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DC Favorites ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Come From Away’ Vie for Best Musical as the 2017 Tony Award Nominations Are Announced by Joel Markowitz

DC Mega-hits Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away, which wowed  audiences  during  their sold out runs at Arena Stage and Ford’s Theatre, will be vying  for Best Musical, as the…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

My Battle with ALS and My Interview on Fox 5 DC Which Aired Last Night by Joel Markowitz

I was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) 2 months ago. Since then my world has been turned upside down. I have accepted the grim news that this is one battle I might not win b…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: Howard University’s Spring Dance Concert: ‘Unjust’ by Joel Markowitz

Every time I send a reviewer to Howard University to review a show they always have this reaction: “Oh My God!!” And there were many divine moments when I saw the final perfomanc…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Interview: Meet the Cast of ‘Pygmalion’ at The British Players: Part Four: Roger Stone by Joel Markowitz

In a series of interviews with the cast of Pygmalion at The British Players, meet Roger Stone who plays Alfred Doolittle. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have s…

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Review: ‘Saturday Night Fever’ at Riverside Center for The Performing Arts by Joel Markowitz

Thre’s no doubt in my mind that all of the attendees at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts were there because of the 1977 film version of Saturday Night Fever: and because we ye…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Interview: Meet the Cast of ‘Pygmalion’ at The British Players: Part Three: Daniel Owen by Joel Markowitz

In part three of a series of interviews with the cast of Pygmalion at The British Players, meet Daniel Owen who plays Professor Henry Higgins. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers …

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Interview: Meet the Cast of ‘Pygmalion’ at The British Players: Part Two: John Allnutt by Joel Markowitz

In part two of a series of interviews with the cast of Pygmalion at The British Players, meet John Allnutt who plays Colonel Pickering. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where t…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Interview: Meet the Cast of ‘Pygmalion’ at The British Players: Part One: Jenn Robinson by Joel Markowitz

In Part One of a series of interviews with the cast of Pygmalion at The British Players, meet Jenn Robinson. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Meet the Cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: Part Four: Christa Kronser and Joey Rolandelli by Joel Markowitz

In Part Four of a series of interviews with the cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, meet Christa Kronser (playing Olive Ostrovsky) and Joey Rola…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Local Theater and Restaurant Reviewer and Cable TV Host and Producer Rich Massabny Has Passed Away by Joel Markowitz

I have lost a mentor and a colleague. Rich Massabny has died and my heart is broken. Opening nights were always a joy for me when Rich Massabny, with his big smile and a strong handshake, wo…

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Review: ‘Grug & the Rainbow’ at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater by Joel Markowitz

A colorful story wowed the kids and their parents at today’s 1:30 PM performance of the Windmill Theatre Company of Australia’s Grug & the Rainbow, directed by Sam Haren, …

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: ‘Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale’ at The American Pops Orchestra by Joel Markowitz

This is what theater is all about and it was my dream when I started DCMetroTheaterArts 5 years ago-to see a venue filled with parents and kids laughing and clapping and having a great time…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: ‘The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice’ at Young Artists of America by Joel Markowitz

When you have over 200 talented musicians and singers filling the Strathmore stage, you know you are in for some great singing and playing from Young Artists of America. In a world premiere …

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: ‘Booty Candy’ at Montgomery College by Joel Markowitz

In a particularly lapel-grabbing scene in Montgomery College’s Booty Candy, a preacher tells his congregation that he’s tired of hiding from the “what they heard” crowd and shows the…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Meet the Cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: Part Three: Rachel Pino-Elliot and John Carter by Joel Markowitz

In part two of a series of interviews with the cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, meet Rachel Pino-Elliot as Schwartzy and John Carter as Leaf Cone…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Meet the Cast: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.’ Part Three: Rinaldo Martinez by Joel Markowitz

In Part Three of a series of interviews with the cast of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, meet Rinaldo Martinez who play…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Review: ‘Avenue Q’ at Montgomery College by Joel Markowitz

Well lately it has “sucked to be me” with new health challenges, the political climate ain’t pretty, and you-know-who has moved to DC, so I desperately needed me a dose of…

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Meet the Cast of The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ Part Two: Shawn Morris by Joel Markowitz

In Part Two of a series of interviews with the cast of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, meet Shawn Morris. Please introduce…

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Meet the Cast: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.’ Part One: Michael Aylward by Joel Markowitz

In a series of interviews with the cast of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s (GMCW) production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, meet Michael Aylward. Pleas…

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Meet the Cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: Part Two: Pamela Northrup and Jim Adams by Joel Markowitz

In part two of a series of interviews with the cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, meet Pamela Northrup as Rona Lisa Peretti and Jim Adams as Vi…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Meet the Cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’: Part One: Director Jeff Lesniak by Joel Markowitz

In part one of a series of interviews with the cast of Greenbelt Arts Center’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, meet Director Jeffery Lesniak. Joel: Please introduce yoursel…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Meet the Cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Sweeney Todd’: Part Three: Frank Viveros (Pirelli) by Joel Markowitz

In Part Three of a series of interviews with the cast of Sweeney Todd at Olney Theatre Center, meet Frank Viveros. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen yo…

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

‘Vive la France: The Magic of Saint-Saens’ at The National Chamber Orchestra by Joel Markowitz

Love was in the air as The National Chamber Ensemble presented their Valentine’s Day performance called Vive la France: The Magic of Saint-Saens.  The concert was described as: Celeb…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Meet the Cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Sweeney Todd’: Part Two: E. Faye Butler (Mrs. Lovett) by Joel Markowitz

In Part Two of series of interviews with the cast of Sweeney Todd at Olney Theatre Center, meet E. Faye Butler.   Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have s…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Interview: Meet the Cast of ‘Two Rooms’ at Kensington Arts Theatre. Part 2. Sandra Cox True. by Joel Markowitz

In part two of a series of interviews with the cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Two Rooms, meet Sandra Cox True. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have see…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review #2: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The Kennedy Center by Joel Markowitz

The beloved Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is back at The Kennedy Center for a week-long run. Now 57 years old, the company pulls from a repertoire dating back to 1960. Using a combinat…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Meet the Cast of ‘Two Rooms’ at Kensington Arts Theatre: Part One: Sean Dynan by Joel Markowitz

In Part One of a series of interviews with the cast of Two Rooms at Kensington Arts Theatre, meet Sean Dynan. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perf…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Meet the Cast of ‘The Miracle Worker’ at Rockville Little Theatre. Part 5: Heather Andrews by Joel Markowitz

In a series of interviews with the cast of The Miracle Worker at Rockville Little Theatre, meet Heather Andrews. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Here are the 2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations by Joel Markowitz

Here are the 2017 Helen Hayes Nominations: Outstanding Choreography, Musical-Hayes Christopher d’Amboise, Evita, Olney Theatre Center Kelly Devine, Come From Away, Ford’s Theatre…

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