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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Married couple Craig Wallace and Kimberly Schraf on playing Death of a Salesman’s Willy and Linda Loman by Keith Loria

The chemistry between the characters of long-time husband and wife Willy and Linda Loman in Ford’s Theatre’s Death of a Salesman may seem stronger than most other productions of Arth…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Real life understudy goes on in Toby’s dream production of Dreamgirls (review) by Keith Loria

Dreamgirls is Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen’s loose interpretation of the rise of Diana Ross and the Supremes, the challenges they had and the breakthrough of R&B groups to the mainst…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A DC dinner party inspired Karen Zacarías’ new comedy Native Gardens by Keith Loria

“I was at a dinner party and someone brought up a fight they were having with their neighbors and someone else brought up a fight their parents were having with their neighbors, and we all…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

theatreWeek’s free season kickoff party, September 16 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre by Keith Loria

The summer is winding down and families are seeing their schedules filling up with soccer games, school events and other commitments, but theatreWashington has planned a day that allows peop…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Will Gartshore among DC all star cast in A Little Night Music by Keith Loria

When Will Gartshore had the opportunity to be in Signature Theatre’s upcoming production of A Little Night Music, there wasn’t much need to think about it. “You just say ‘yes’ to a…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cast of The King and I set for Aug 14 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit in DC by Keith Loria

The National Tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I is currently wowing audiences at the Kennedy Center, and many of its cast will be …

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thurgood at Olney Theatre: Doing Thurgood Marshall justice by Keith Loria

As the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall is one of the most important judges in U.S. history. He remained on the Court from 1967 until 1991. His leadershi…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Signature’s annual Open House, a free day-long festival in Shirlington Village this Sunday by Keith Loria

It was in the spring of 2007 when the Signature Theatre decided to hold its first-ever Open House event, a chance to introduce itself to those in the community who weren’t familiar with th…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The King speaks. Jose Llana on what King and I has to teach us now by Keith Loria

“Any story about a world leader who realizes the only way to protect the country is not by extending walls but extending a hand of friendship to a foreigner—I find that very profound,”…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

1st Stage welcomes acclaimed performers for Tysons solo play festival by Keith Loria

For their inaugural Logan Festival of Solo Performance, 1st Stage will welcome acclaimed artists from San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, and New York for two-weeks of performances and communi…

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Toby Orenstein’s twist to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Keith Loria

Before opening to wide acclaim on Broadway in 1982, and before Donny Osmond began a decade-long run as the title character in film and on stage, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat …

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Aaron Harrington as Tom Collins in Rent, coming to the National by Keith Loria

On January 25, 1996, a new musical by an unknown writer who had tragically died the night before, opened Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop, and the landscape of theater changed f…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Havel’s underground play, Protest, set to open in Dupont Underground by Keith Loria

Audiences for Václav Havel’s Protest will be seeing it underground less than a mile from the White House in a performance space virtually unknown to theatregoers until this week. They wil…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Broadway’s Florence Lacey stars in new musical Kaleidoscope at Creative Cauldron by Keith Loria

Creative Cauldron is presenting the world premiere of Kaleidoscope, a new musical by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, that examines Alzheimer’s disease through the eyes of a …

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

How Rizal Iwan from Indonesia ended up on H Street making his US debut in Forgotten Kingdoms at Rorschach by Keith Loria

Rorschach Theatre’s co-artistic director Randy Baker has penned some intriguing plays over the years—memorable shows such as Dream Sailors and After the Flood. His latest, Forgotten Kin…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ally Theatre Company jumps into the scene with a bold look at the first First Lady by Keith Loria

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames, will have its DC premiere as the first-ever production for the Ally Theatre Company. “I had the privilege…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Think ‘Misery’ with music. Signature packs a new thriller musical into its smallest space by Keith Loria

The world premiere of Midwestern Gothic is being staged at Signature Theatre’s intimate ARK Theatre marries music, lyrics and orchestrations by Josh Schmidt and book and lyrics by Royce Va…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Uncovering Ann Kron. Director and actor discuss Well at 1st Stage by Keith Loria

When Audrey Bertaux takes the stage as Lisa Kron at the beginning of Well, being staged at 1st Stage, her character will explain to the audience that the play is not “about my mother and …

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Uncovering Ann Kron. Director and actor discuss Well at 1st Stage by Keith Loria

  When Audrey Bertaux takes the stage as Lisa Kron at the beginning of Well, being staged at 1st Stage, her character will explain to the audience that the play is not “about my moth…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Kennedy Center shines a spotlight on international directors by Keith Loria

Over the course of the next two months, the Kennedy Center will showcase the work of five of the theater’s preeminent directors from across the globe: Robert Lepage, Carlos Diaz, Sulayman …

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Once again, Ireland’s young men are leaving her shores. Solas Nua’s new play looks at love and loss in the small town of Coolatully by Keith Loria

With St. Patrick’s Day only a week away, and “Danny Boy” heard in many a pub, Solas Nua, the DC based company dedicated to Irish arts, is presenting the American premiere of…

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Congressional Chorus’s musical tour of the diversity of America’s music with this year’s cabaret at the Atlas by Keith Loria

For Road Trip, the Congressional Chorus’ 11th annual cabaret, 80 singers, a 20-member specialty dance troupe, and a rockin’ seven-piece band will travel the nation and feature songs that…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

DC chefs join performer lineup at Intersections Festival 2017 by Keith Loria

For eight years, the Intersections Festival has been bringing some of DC’s best performance artists to the H Street venue, Atlas Performing Arts Center, and this year’s nine jam-pack…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Natsu Onoda Power on directing White Snake for Baltimore Center Stage by Keith Loria

“…puppetry, projections, dance and live music, will capture the imagination of the audience.” That was Michael Ross, Managing Director of Baltimore Center Stage, talking with DCTS …

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Center Stage – take a look at them now. New name and new performing spaces by Keith Loria

Since its founding in 1963, Center Stage has grown into an important cultural resource, touching the lives of thousands of people in the Baltimore area each year. The popular theater has r…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Bryer puts her hooks in Constellation’s Peter and the Starcatcher by Keith Loria

When director Kathryn Chase Bryer saw Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway five years ago, she was blown away by how it created stage images in such a minimalistic way. Now her version, i…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Keegan welcomes young audiences with Hamlette by Keith Loria

  Last year, Keegan Theatre’s new Theatre for Young Audiences program called PAY-RAH-KA staged a reading of How to Catch a Leprechaun. The program’s first full-scale prod…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How Mad Men inspired Chris Stezin’s Mack, Beth, debuting at Keegan Theatre by Keith Loria

Chris Stezin cut his teeth professionally as an actor doing Shakespeare for about six years all over the country, which instilled in him a deep reverence for the work. “I started performin…

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Kirsten Greenidge on adapting the beloved Bud, Not Buddy for the stage by Keith Loria

When Christopher Paul Curtis wrote the children’s book, Bud, Not Buddy, in 1999 it quickly became a darling among book critics and beloved by families everywhere. The cherished book won tw…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Think you know Roe v Wade? What the two stars of Roe at Arena Stage learned about the women who made the landmark case by Keith Loria

Although Roe v. Wade is considered one of the Supreme Court’s most landmark cases, and there’s probably been as much written and debated about the case as any other in history, aside fro…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Synetic’s Sleeping Beauty a holiday treat for all ages by Keith Loria

Since its beginning in 2001, Synetic Theater has included, among its unforgettable visceral offerings, shows targeted for younger audiences including the much ballyhooed Alice in Wonderlan…

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