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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CATF’s Ed Herendeen remembers Sam Shepard by Lorraine Treanor

Tonight at 7:45pm, Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters will dim their lights in honor of Sam Shepard, playwright, actor and director who died of complications of ALS on Thursday, July 27 on h…

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Capital Fringe audiences vote ‘Best of’ awards for 2017 by Lorraine Treanor

The TheaterMania sponsored Capital Fringe winners of the Audience Choice Awards were announced tonight: Winner Best of Show – Fringe Audience Awards  Hexagon 2017: Let Freedom Zing! P…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Arden Now (Capital Fringe review) by Lorraine Treanor

“My employer is an asshole.” Shakespeare said that. Ok, not exactly. But the Rude Mechanicals somehow fit the line seamlessly into Arden Now, their abbreviated and modified – yet stil…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Just Like A Woman (Capital Fringe review) by Lorraine Treanor

The tagline for Larry E. Blossom’s latest Capital Fringe offering, Just Like A Woman, is “Will Trans Trump Fear in These Troubled Times?” Unfortunately, neither the issues of transphob…

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Sing out! July 4 flash mob protest at White House. All welcome by Lorraine Treanor

First came Nelson Pressley’s in-depth article on theatre makers as activists in Sunday’s Washington Post. Now comes this call to take theatrical activism to the streets.  Ameri…

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Ticket giveaway for The School for Lies. Enter by July 1 by Lorraine Treanor

We have 2 free pairs of tickets from Shakespeare Theatre Company to see David Ives’ The School for Lies in its closing week at the Lansburgh Theatre. A farce set in 17th century Franc…

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The National Theatre makes $1.5 million investment in a modern fly system by Lorraine Treanor

The National Theatre is giving up its hemp and sand rigging system. Rebecca Cooper, writing for Washington Business Journal, posted the fascinating backstage story today. While The National…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sounds of Still Life: Matthew Nielson on his soundtrack for Mollye Maxner’s play by Lorraine Treanor

No other play now on area stages has been more enhanced by its soundtrack than Theater Alliance’s Still Life with Rocket.  Nielson’s underscored music, sound effects and songs …

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Capital Fringe tickets on sale starting today by Lorraine Treanor

The box office for Capital Fringe has just opened, and, on this opening day, we begin our Fringe coverage with a preview of John Morogiello’s Blue Over You. Show prices range from $7 (…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Playwright A. R. Gurney, who “found that thread that linked us all” has died at 86 by Lorraine Treanor

Playwright A. R. Gurney died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in his home in New York City. He was 86. A native of Buffalo, NY, the beleaguered city appeared as the setting for some of his 86 plays. …

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Meet our 2017 Fringe crew writers by Lorraine Treanor

results.   The post Meet our 2017 Fringe crew writers appeared first on DC Theatre Scene.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

What they cut from tonight’s Tony Awards by Lorraine Treanor

Two of the most important awards of the evening received short shrift on the broadcast. The great Broadway actor James Earl Jones received the Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Award at the To…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

DC Theatre Scene and DC Metro Theater Arts to share Fringe coverage by Lorraine Treanor

We are very pleased to share this announcement with you. Washington, DC, June 9, 2017—The editors and publishers of DC’s two major theater websites—DC Theatre Scene and DC Metro Theate…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

DCTS Guide to Capital Fringe 2017 by Lorraine Treanor

July 6 – 30, 2017 More details Coming soon:     The post DCTS Guide to Capital Fringe 2017 appeared first on DC Theatre Scene.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Scene change: Howard Shalwitz stepping down as Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth by Lorraine Treanor

Just announced – Howard Shalwitz will be leaving his position as the artistic head of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, a position he has held for nearly forty years, at the end of the 2…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

$900 Ticket Giveaway to see Broadway’s Florence Lacey in Kaleidoscope this weekend by Lorraine Treanor

Thanks to the generosity of Creative Cauldron, we can award 15 pairs of tickets to the closing weekend of the new musical Kaleidoscope.    From Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith …

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Capital Fringe Festival is online now by Lorraine Treanor

Capital Fringe Festival has posted its schedule a few weeks early to give Fringe fans the chance to make plans and take advantage of money saving offers. This year, Capital Fringe runs fro…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Helen Hayes Awards 2017 by Lorraine Treanor

This year’s ceremony is being held at the historic Lincoln Theatre with Washington favorites E. Faye Butler and Lawrence Redmond as co-hosts, followed by an after-party hosted at Was…

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nearly Lear at The Kennedy Center this weekend (review) by Lorraine Treanor

Best arrive on time for Nearly Lear, a one-woman clownish Shakespeare adaptation blowing through the Kennedy Center for just this weekend. That’s not just because KC’s Family Theater may…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (review) by Lorraine Treanor

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche invites its audience to the 1956 Annual Quiche Breakfast, a pastiche of 1950s femininity that whets the appetite for Capital Fringe, with high energy antics, ridi…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Rainbow Theatre Project announces its next season by Lorraine Treanor

The Rainbow Theatre Project, whose ambition it is to present “plays and musicals that reflect the unique experiences, interests and history of the LGBTQ community,” has announced…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fox 5 News covers Monday’s presentation of Gary Maker Award by Lorraine Treanor

Carolyn Griffin and I, co-producers of the Cabaret in Tribute to Joel Markowitz on May 1, 2017, thought we had a handle on all the details. But there was one surprise. Minutes before the hou…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Theatre history lives on in DCTS podcasts by Lorraine Treanor

“Break a leg.” We say it, but what theatre tradition does it stem from? Dorothy Stanley explains on one of the hundreds of podcasts available on DCTS. Theodore Bikel, Maurice Hi…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Joel Markowitz cabaret a resounding success at MetroStage by Lorraine Treanor

The DC theatre community celebrated the storied accomplishments of theatre lover Joel Markowitz last night at Alexandria’s MetroStage with an evening of music from some of Washington&…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Building the Wall and A Raisin in the Sun – theatre that matters in the dangerous times we live in by Lorraine Treanor

“The Authoritarian playbook is well known. Create a constant state of crisis that only a “strong” leader can solve. Encourage fear, divide the populace and scapegoat racial or reli…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Joel Markowitz interviewed on Fox Channel 5 last night by Lorraine Treanor

Thursday, April 20: Jim Lokay of Fox 5 News interviewed Joel Markowitz on his battle to fight ALS, and the importance of continuing his legacy work at John Stoltenber…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Indecent on Broadway Review: A Century-Old Scandalous Jewish/Lesbian Play Comes Home by Lorraine Treanor

There are many reasons to find deep satisfaction in the arrival on Broadway of the play Indecent, a fascinating tale wondrously staged about a century-old Jewish drama that featured a scanda…

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Local stars sign up to perform at MetroStage cabaret honoring Joel Markowitz by Lorraine Treanor

Natasha Diaz, Sam Ludwig, Michael Sharp and Roz White are among the lineup of stars appearing at MetroStage for the cabaret being held to on Monday, May 1, 2017 to honor one of DC area thea…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Constellation’s next season where the unexpected meets the wild by Lorraine Treanor

The Constellation Theatre Company, operating out of the Source theater on 14th Street NW, has decided to focus on stories from the first half of the last century for their 2017-2018 ‘S…

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1st Stage next season ranges from Guirgis to Bartlett and a musical by Lorraine Treanor

1st Stage’s 2017-2018 will feature two plays by acknowledged masters, two other plays by up-and-coming artists (including a world premiere from a local playwright) and an evening of so…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Joel Markowitz to receive lifetime Gary Maker Award at gala cabaret, May 1 by Lorraine Treanor

Joel Markowitz is a man passionately in love with theatre, its audiences and its artists. He has played a major role in the DC area theatre scene for more than 25 years. He founded the Us…

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