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John Wilkes Booth, the B-list actor and Confederacy fanboy who shot President Lincoln, is merely one of nine hit people featured in Sondheim’s musical Assassins. The limelight-hog would be…
Playwright Kelsey Mesa shrewdly makes hysteria the centerpiece of her satiric dark comedy, and the show's originality and substance make it a must-see. By JOHN STOLTENBERG
The storytelling is complex and gripping — a tragedy wrapped in a fable and a memory play set in a war zone. By JOHN STOLTENBERG
Join Theatre Washington, over 40 DC-area theaters, and dozens of theater-makers as they kick off Theatre Week 2023.
The performance is stunning sonically, scenically, and choreographically — haunting in its grace, alarming in its force and power. By JOHN STOLTENBERG
The virtuoso circus acts are as breathtaking as ever, but here they remind us that trust, cooperation, and support are crucial to coexistence. By JOHN STOLTENBERG
In a rip-roaring co-production with Olney Theatre Center, James Graham's astute play is the origin story of sensationalism and sleaze as news. By JOHN STOLTENBERG
The physicality of these dancers’ freedom in the midst of myriad data offers a tech-surfeited viewer vicarious liberation. By JOHN STOLTENBERG
As a 'proof of concept' production of a solidly laugh-out-loud script, this promising comedy is very worth catching. By JOHN STOLTENBERG
A gender-and-ethnicity affirmation ceremony in the form of a music-poetry-and-sketch revue with elements of a religious service. Which is a lot.
Audition anxiety and performance insecurity take centerstage as two friends seek through the art of acting a sense of worth.
The image of a brainy don interrogating the universe to the music of the spheres was unmistakable.
The show is so moving it suspends us in belief she is still with us.
The comedy's sendup of celebrity culture and this post-truth world is well-timed.
March 12, 2020, was the day the COVID theater shutdown began, including the show I was booked to see that night: Hexagon’s 65th annual satire revue. This intrepid all-volunteer organizatio…
Two bickering nail salon workers decide to grant a client his dying wish.
It's one of the world’s greatest musicals and essential to see.
Women’s exasperation with men has never been mined for the stage more hilariously and achingly.
Inside the creation of the Arena Stage production, which transforms our understanding of a great work in a way that finds in it new truth.
A fabulist hodgepodge of fresh fairytales with diverse new characters, the show is a riff on one-way romances.
At the heart of this beautiful play is a tenderly tentative connection that becomes an improbable love story.
The socially conscious company surprises with a sweet intergenerational fairytale, 'This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing.'
With talented playwright Doug Robinson, the company pooled their recollections of young love and collaboratively created a confetti-colored comic confection.
The designer and the director of Prologue Theatre's resplendent production share their winning recipe for authenticity and astonishment.
Jasmine Lee-Jones' provocatively titled 'seven methods of killing kylie jenner' comes to Woolly Mammoth Theatre from sold-out runs in London.
An almost hypnotic humanizing of the melancholic and existentially bleak masterpiece.
The Logos Theatre's spectacular family-friendly stage adaption of the fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis is now playing through March 4 at the Museum of the Bible.
Now playing: 'The Horse and His Boy,' the Logos Theatre's stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic allegory, with music and life-size animal puppets.
Three women gather to seek self-loving in a tsunami of truths.
In 'Just for Us," the comedian sends up antisemitic white supremacists. And he is so sly about it, you will double over in laughter before it hits you.
Playing an addicted actress, she gives a performance you will be intoxicated by.