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Friday, August 23, 2019

Free Community Days at DC area theatres start this Saturday. DC shifts into party mode by Lorraine Treanor

With 32 shows rehearsing for September openings, the 2019-2020 season is about to start in earnest and there are some awesome free celebrations going on. Round House Theatre Bethesda, MD Aug…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

DC Theatre Scene reveals the DC area’s Theatre Season 2019-2020 by Lorraine Treanor

Just posted – the DC Theatre Scene Guide to Theatre Season 2019-2020. Perfect for planning your year of theatre going, the sortable guide lets you sort by companies, titles, dates and genr…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

As the heat wave hits DC this weekend, Capital Fringe discounts its tickets by Lorraine Treanor

Washington DC faces near record breaking heat and humidity this weekend, with temperatures in the upper 90s and higher and a heat index of 110 to 115. Capital Fringe reports that all shows a…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Chil Kong, coming from the worlds of theatre and film, named Adventure Theatre MTC’s new Artistic Director by Lorraine Treanor

In his farewell letter yesterday, Michael J. Bobbitt, exiting Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre MTC, teased today’s announcement, saying his replacement is a long-time friend. The com…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 11: DC actors, artists and community leaders join in marathon reading of The Mueller Report, Volume II at Arena Stage by Lorraine Treanor

Former Special Council Robert Mueller is scheduled to give public testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17 regarding the contents of The Mueller Report. Ar…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

First Look: James F. Bruns’ Fringe show: Caribbean Command by Lorraine Treanor

I guess I was “nervous in the service.” But who wasn’t in those fretful days after September 11, 2001? So when the telephone rang just after the Presidential Mobilization Order came …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

DCTS and DCMTA big announcement as Capital Fringe tickets go on sale by Lorraine Treanor

As tickets go on sale today for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival, festival goers are realizing that a record-setting 82 Fringe shows of the 89 show festival will open in the first week of th…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

All Things Considered’s Ari Shapiro takes on new role for Adventure Theatre MTC by Lorraine Treanor

He’s reported from above the Arctic Circle. He’s reported from Air Force One. He’s reported from wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel. He covered the Justice Department for National Publi…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

The 2019 Tony Awards: The Winners and most memorable speeches not shown on tonight’s Tony Awards show by Lorraine Treanor

While viewers in past years might have retired early from the 3 hour Tony Awards show, 2019’s host James Corden gave them plenty of reasons to stay tuned through to the final awards in ton…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

“Theater Alliance is on the precipice of something big.” Jennifer Clements, newly appointed Managing Director of Theater Alliance by Lorraine Treanor

Theater Alliance has appointed Jennifer Clements as the company’s Managing Director. She joins Raymond O. Caldwell, who became the company’s Producing Artistic Director in January, 2019.…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Infinity’s new season will feature a hi-tech Fantasticks by Lorraine Treanor

New York-based Infinity Theatre Company will offer a two-show season this summer in Annapolis. The season will feature Rodgers and Hammerstein’s  A Grand Night for Singing in collaboratio…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Rainbow Theatre Project presents Stonewall: 50 – new plays commemorating 50 years of change since the Stonewall riots by Lorraine Treanor

Rainbow Theatre Project presents Stonewall: 50,  a staged reading of new short plays that celebrates the legacy and worldwide changes that started from the Stonewall riots in June 1969.  T…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Helen Hayes Awards Photo Album, page 1 by Lorraine Treanor

Ryan Maxwell captures this year’s fabulous Helen Hayes Awards at The Anthem. Recognize anyone? Leave a caption in the comments below and we’ll add it. Feel free to share. We ask that you…

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Washington’s big night out, the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. List of all 2019 nominees and recipients by Lorraine Treanor

The following artists and production companies were honored for their contributions of excellence to what, we learned last night, is now the fastest growing professional theatre community in…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hamilton tickets at the Hippodrome. How to beat the bots by Lorraine Treanor

When tickets go on sale May 9 for Hamilton at the Hippodrome ( June 25 – July 21) expect the usual crush for tickets. (Remember how Hamilton‘s first visit to our area crashed the box off…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Review: Marooned! A Space Comedy that is out of this world by Lorraine Treanor

House lights remain at half when a red curtain parts just enough to show a curled hand, then another, then two more. Fingers tentatively explore, then walk, then intertwine in what will be o…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

2019 Pulitzer winner Jackie Sibblies Drury joins the growing list of women playwrights honored by the prestigious committee by Lorraine Treanor

The Pulitzer Committee announced yesterday that the recipient for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama is Brooklyn-based playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury for Fairview, which debuted at Off…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Keeping in mind the trauma left in the wake of school shootings, how do you direct “columbinus” about the Columbine shooting, and why? We talk wit by Lorraine Treanor

The 20th anniversary of the mass school shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado, will be on closing night for columbinus at 1st Stage. The play was written…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Joy Zinoman’s Studio Acting Conservatory finds a home, and Broadway producer pitches new idea for theatres seeking spaces by Lorraine Treanor

Joy Zinoman’s Studio Acting Conservatory, which must vacate Studio Theatre this summer, will be safe to continue on, Zinoman announced on Kojo Nnamdi’s show today. The City of Washington…

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kevin Laughon, age 49, committed suicide this morning. by Lorraine Treanor

The Washington theatre community is in shock today as news is spreading that Kevin Laughon, performer and  multi-talented theatre technician, left a message on Facebook early this morning e…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Wiz (Ford’s Theatre) and Fly By Night (1st Stage) are most nominated 2018 Helen Hayes productions by Lorraine Treanor

Last night, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington’s announcement of the nominees for t…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

RENT Live this Sunday on NBC by Lorraine Treanor

The Fox Network will broadcast a live production of Jonathan Larson’s musical Rent this Sunday, January 27, from 8 to 11 PM EST (8 to 11 on tape delay for those in the Pacific Time Zon…

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Theatre closings due to snow: Sunday, Jan 13 by Lorraine Treanor

Before heading out to see a show this afternoon or evening, be sure to check with the theatre. To date, we see notices that American Moor at Anacostia Playhouse and Kleptocracy at Arena Stag…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

School of Rock discounts for furloughed federal employees at The National by Lorraine Treanor

The National Theatre is joining other theatres and businesses in offering discounts to furloughed federal employees with discounted tickets to the Broadway smash, School or Rock – The …

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Washington area theatre in 2019 – what we already know by Lorraine Treanor

Our forecast feature allows us to comfortably predict, even before the year’s first show opens, that 2019 will be an exciting one for Washington area audiences as companies open newly …

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Let’s end 2018 on a high note by Lorraine Treanor

If we didn’t have the Holiday Season, Virginia, we’d have nothing but dark days and bad weather right now. Leafless trees. Bitter winds. And shutdowns. We’d have government…

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

The 22 shows of 2018 which made our ‘favorites’ list by Lorraine Treanor

Perhaps the toughest assignment of the year is to pick out the favorite productions of the year from among the  464 plays seen in our area.  We’d love to know which shows emerge as …

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Anacostia Playhouse robbed on Christmas Day. Recovery support needed for the Playhouse and Theater Alliance by Lorraine Treanor

As reported by Prince of Petworth:  “Today, December 26th, the day after Christmas, our friends at the Anacostia Playhouse came to work and discovered they had been robbed. Thieves b…

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Our 24 favorite stage moments of 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

We thought back on all the 464 plays seen in our area to find our favorite scenes of the year as part of our series of 2018 Wraps. We asked: what moments still linger with you and receive…

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Live performances on Christmas Day by Lorraine Treanor

Most theatres are closed on Christmas Day, but we have found two performances for that evening. The National Theatre is open for the December 25 performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Mus…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Programs created in Tricia McCauley’s honor keep her memory alive by Lorraine Treanor

This holiday season is a time of celebration. It celebrates the possibility of hope, it celebrates redemption, it celebrates generosity of spirit, it celebrates the triumph of light over dar…

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