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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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DC Theatre Scene – facing a shutdown? It’s up to you. by Lorraine Treanor

In the waning days of 2018, I’m remembering the lesson learned by George Bailey when he saw what Bedford Falls would have been like if he had never been born. The Internet, we’re to…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Raising praise for Markus Williams (1972-2018) from his family and the cast of A Civil War Christmas by Lorraine Treanor

“Luminous.” That is the word that five actors from A Civil War Christmas settled on to describe their Music Director Markus Williams, who swept into their lives in early November. Two da…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: She the People, Second City’s raucous, racy, irreverent sketch comedy by Lorraine Treanor

The patriarchy has fallen. Women are in charge. At Woolly Mammoth, anyway (sorry to get your hopes up).  The all-female cast of Chicago’s Second City has taken on the mantle of power and …

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What a million means in 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

During the twelve years that DC Theatre Scene has been online, our theatre community has realized tremendous growth and has become one of the most important theatre hubs in America. We’re …

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

We support DC area theatre all year long. Now we ask for your support. by Lorraine Treanor

Dear theatre lovers, As all of you know, who try to find time to attend the 35+ openings in any given month, the Washington area is one of the busiest theatre hubs in America. And, we attest…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday, some of the best ticket deals of the year. by Lorraine Treanor

It’s Cyber Monday, and TodayTix is offering its best prices of the year. Here are just some of the sweet deals waiting for you when you click CYBER MONDAY Beautiful, the Carol King Mu…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

From the rainbow, voices raise in praise of Ntozake Shange by Lorraine Treanor

Celebrating the life of Ntozake Shange (1948 – 2018). May our words of praise and gratitude, like sparks drawn upward to the sky, ascend to meet her. From performer and friend, Renee …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Review: Blight, a dark comedy about guilt and real estate from Pinky Swear Productions. by Lorraine Treanor

When a 15 year old boy leaves home with a gun, heads out to kill as many people as he can, say, at, a Planned Parentood clinic, and then kills himself, who should take the blame?  The child…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg named new Managing Director of Studio Theatre today by Lorraine Treanor

Studio Theatre’s Board of Trustees announced today that, after an extensive nationwide search for the position of its Managing Director, it has selected Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg, who has s…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Last chance for bargain tickets – Theatre Week closes this Sunday by Lorraine Treanor

The number one reason people give for not seeing live theatre: “Theatre’s just too expensive.” theatreWashington set out to overcome that barrier and build new and returnin…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

José Andrés’ Beefsteak donating to DCTS on World Veggie Day by Lorraine Treanor

Breaking news – On October 1, (World Vegetarian Day) José Andrés’ Beefsteak at Dupont Circle will donate 10% of its proceeds for food served between 2pm and 6pm to DC Theatre S…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: Turn Me Loose, a play about comic genius Dick Gregory  by Lorraine Treanor

Dick Gregory was never afraid to speak truth to those who most needed to hear it. Even when it fell like acid rain. Gregory—the rebel comedian who paved the way for provocative, black funn…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

A printable schedule for Page-to-Stage 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

This year’s Page-to-Stage Festival will feature new events – from yoga to a Looping class to more shows and events for kids as well as readings from over 60 theatre companies. To…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Perfecting the Kiss at Capital Fringe by Lorraine Treanor

Perfecting the Kiss is a backstage comedy that’s a worthy successor to Noises Off. What Noises Off accomplishes in two acts, Perfecting the Kiss pulls off in an hilarious 80 minutes, w…

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Fringe news: Fringe ticket deal, voting for best shows and closing party by Lorraine Treanor

In this last week of Capital Fringe 2018, the festival is still going strong. There’s still time to catch something brand new – five shows are having their first performances …

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Getting to Capital Fringe today while 41,000 fans head for the All-Star Game. by Lorraine Treanor

Heading for Capital Fringe today?  Taking Metro (Green Line) is your best choice to avoid road closures due to the All-Star Game at Nationals Park. Exit at Waterfront. Plan your Metro trip…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Watch important moments at Helen Hayes Awards with new DCTS video by Lorraine Treanor

Emily Priborkin’s video coverage of this year’s Helen Hayes Awards takes you to some of the celebration’s most moving moments including Felicia Curry’s moving accepta…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Christopher Henley on the Helen Hayes Awards scene by Lorraine Treanor

Everything’s different; nothing’s changed Only maybe slightly rearranged So wrote Stephen Sondheim on the subject of marriage, but the lines apply just as easily to awards shows in gener…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Feedspot awards DC Theatre Scene best theatre blog of 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

We are very excited to be named among Feedspot’s 30 Best Blogs for 2018, listed along with The Washingtonian, blog friends Eater DC and Kid-Friendly DC, and travel, eatery and fashion …

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Helen Hayes Awards 2018: DCTS reporting, interviews, video and after-party photos by Lorraine Treanor

Welcome to DC Theatre Scene’s coverage of Washington theatre’s biggest night of the year, the Helen Hayes Awards. Coming Reporting from the festivities: Christopher Henley Video …

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Take Five! with Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Production nominees by Lorraine Treanor

And now the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards honoring Outstanding Plays, Musicals and Theatre for Young Audiences Responding Alex Levy, Arena Stage, Eric Schaeffer, Jason Loewith, Michael…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Take Five! with Helen Hayes nominated Ensemble members by Lorraine Treanor

In theatre, an ensemble is the equivalent of a jazz combo, where people are listening so intently, seeming to breathe together, and taking turns to give and take focus, that it feels like a …

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