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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 DCMetroTheaterArts.com. 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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Thursday, April 6, 2017

GALA’s version of In the Heights has never been seen in the U.S. Hugo Medrano tells us more. by Lorraine Treanor

GALA Hispanic Theater is getting ready to open the Lin-Manuel Miranda/Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony Award winning musical In the Heights about a Dominican family in Washington Heights…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

2017-2018 DC area Theatre Season at a Glance by Lorraine Treanor

See why the DC region is one of the busiest theatre hubs in the United States.      Lots of seasons still to be announced. We’ll keep this page updated so that you can watch…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time to respond to Trump’s threatened cuts for the arts by Lorraine Treanor

Abolish all government funding for the arts and humanities? Eliminate the NEA? Seems inconceivable, yet that is what President Trump proposed in his budget sent to Congress. Hopefully it wo…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

2017-2018 DC area Theatre Season at a Glance by Lorraine Treanor

See why the DC region is one of the busiest theatre hubs in the United States.      Lots of seasons still to be announced. We’ll keep this page updated so that you can watch…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Playwright Bekah Brunstetter: why NBC’s This Is Us is connecting with millions of fans by Lorraine Treanor

While women writers struggle for parity on American stages, television series have been hiring them. Six of the eleven writers on NBC’s hit night time drama This Is Us are women. Playwri…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Venus Theatre’s 17th season of plays by women by Lorraine Treanor

It’s International Women’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than to remind you of the work of Venus Theatre, one of the longest running women’s theatre companies in th…

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will return in 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

In 2015, The Women’s Voices Theater Festival introduced us to the works of nearly 70 playwrights. Today, the persistent rumors that there would be a second festival were confirmed. T…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Rehearsing Dead Man Walking: Week 3, focus on Sister Helen’s Journey by Lorraine Treanor

How will Director Francesca Zambello accompany her singer’s journey on the dark and lonely path of playing the nun who befriended a convicted killer and witnessed his execution?  This i…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Pallas and Infinity theatre companies announce their 2017 seasons by Lorraine Treanor

Two announcements from companies who produce in a single calendar year, rather than on the traditional theatre schedule of fall to summer. Pallas Theatre Collective, the small company with…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Free original Valentine e-cards from DC Theatre Scene by Lorraine Treanor

We took suggested lines spoken or sung on our area stages in 2016 or upcoming in 2017 and paired them with images to create this year’s Love Lines for Valentines. Along with them com…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Helen Hayes Awards. And the nominees are … by Lorraine Treanor

Straight from tonight’s announcement at the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre. Here are the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards. The 33rd Helen Hayes Awards ceremony will be …

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The Helen Hayes Awards will be announced tonight. Here’s a look behind the scene by Lorraine Treanor

Those involved in producing theatre in our area in 2016 will be holding their collective breath as nominees for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards are announced tonight.  On what is conceivab…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

At 5:30 tonight, theatres nationally signal committment to inclusion and compassion by Lorraine Treanor

As hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on the Nation’s Capital for the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, over 500 theatres here and around the country will…

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DC theatres step up for The Women’s March, January 21st by Lorraine Treanor

The Women’s March on January 21st is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to the Mall area for a demonstration which begins with activities at 8am, followed by the official rally at…

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Friends and family of Tricia McCauley set up memorial fund: Health Insurance for Theatre Professionals by Lorraine Treanor

As close friends and family of Tricia McCauley, who was viciously murdered on Christmas Day, prepare for her private funeral this week, public celebrations of her life are being planned arou…

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Dawn Ursula played in 7 productions in 2016. How did she manage it? by Lorraine Treanor

In our look back at 2016, we tallied the number of roles played by area actors. One of the surprises was that 68 actors were cast in between 4 and 6 shows. Dawn Ursula, however, surpasse…

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