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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Constellation’s ‘Skin of Our Teeth’ misses by just a hair by Nelson Pressley

Thornton Wilder’s shaggy 1942 play renders chaos as timeless.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

DC Theater Friday: Tony winner ‘The Humans’ arrives at Kennedy Center by Nelson Pressley

‘Sovereignty,’ ‘The Way of the World’ and ‘The Wolves’ swell Women’s Voices.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New ‘Queens Girl’ memoir revisits 1960s U.S. and Nigeria by Nelson Pressley

The solo show with Erika Rose begins D.C.’s second Women’s Voices Theater Festival

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

DC Theater Friday: Women’s Voices Theater Festival 2.0 gears up by Nelson Pressley

At the Kennedy Center, ‘The Humans’ and ‘On Your Feet!’

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Second Women’s Voices Theater Festival arrives as #MeToo is in the spotlight by Nelson Pressley

Female playwrights talk about leveling the stage amid a changing landscape.

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‘Smash’ writer Rebeck brings a new ‘The Way of the World’ to D.C. by Nelson Pressley

Backstage musicals, Restoration comedies, Weinstein: It’s all sex, money, power.

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Women’s Voices festival 2.0 launches with Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s memoir by Nelson Pressley

New chapter of “Queens Girl” recalls the 1960s in the United States and Nigeria.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Ringing out the year by Nelson Pressley

Holiday bets from Gershwin ‘Crazy For You’ to serious Second City

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘An American in Paris’ glides in by Nelson Pressley

‘Christmas Carols,’ Gunderson plays and ‘Crazy for You’ hum along

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Chicago theaters say ‘Not in Our House’ to sexual abuse by Nelson Pressley

The grass-roots program, a declaration of standards, is getting a chapter in Washington.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A comic ‘Santaland’ needs frost by Nelson Pressley

The David Sedaris standby makes a comedy club appearance.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

The book on Lauren Gunderson, topping U.S. theater charts by Nelson Pressley

‘The Book of Will’ and ‘The Revolutionists’ showcase the laugh-and-think formula.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

In theater, 10 to remember by Nelson Pressley

A vote for politics — and it’s a good year when the National Theatre’s active.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Of Christmas shows and deep dramas by Nelson Pressley

Liv Ullmann brings a Bergman memoir to Washington.

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Bergman’s ‘Private Confessions’: Portrait of the artist’s mother’s affair by Nelson Pressley

Liv Ullmann directs the National Theater of Norway at the Kennedy Center.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

‘Draw the Circle’ puts a surprising frame on a transgender story by Nelson Pressley

Writer-performer Deen’s solo show features a clever sleight of hand.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Warmhearted ‘Curve of Departure’ hits Studio’s strike zone by Nelson Pressley

Slice-of-life drama looks at one extended family’s night in a hotel room.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

‘Amazing Grace’ lumbers into the new Museum of the Bible by Nelson Pressley

Where’s the orchestra? Cue the computer.

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No actors and no director: Bulgarian theater experiment 'The State' tells us who we are by Nelson Pressley

A Bulgarian experiment in political theater makes its U.S. debut.

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Ingmar Bergman’s muse, Liv Ullmann, brings his ‘Private Confessions’ to Kennedy Center by Nelson Pressley

“His words are so good. He always wanted to be best known as a writer, which he was not.”

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Mean Girls’ is an apex predator by Nelson Pressley

A hip ‘Twelfth Night’ takes off at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In D.C. theater, Amber McGinnis is rising through the directing ranks by Nelson Pressley

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” at Theater J, adds to her growing résumé.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This ‘Annie’ doesn’t shine despite Daddy Warbucks’ commanding voice by Nelson Pressley

A dutiful if uninspired production at Olney.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Felonius Munk’s ‘Nothing to Lose’ is a Second City winner by Nelson Pressley

Telling the truth with laughs about everything from jail to comedy.

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‘Nina Simone’ raises a fist at Arena Stage by Nelson Pressley

The prickly musical portrait is set in a 1963 bombed Alabama church.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Crazy for You’ and new Second City by Nelson Pressley

Comedian Felonius Munk comes clean at Woolly Mammoth.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A liberal hits the road to play heartlanders in ‘The Real Americans’ by Nelson Pressley

Dan Hoyle’s solo show, now in D.C., has channeled U.S. frictions since 2010.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Splashy ‘Pajama Game’ at Arena Stage aims to seduce with 1950s style by Nelson Pressley

The fit’s amiss, even with a cast featuring Broadway vet Donna McKechnie.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Churchill’s 1982 ‘Top Girls’ still stings in the Trump era by Nelson Pressley

Fantasy gets real as the 1982 play distills a millennium of discontent.

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