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Thursday, March 23, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Three Sisters’ 2.0, plus a ‘Nasty Women’ rep by Nelson Pressley

Last chance for fun with ‘Mrs. Miller’ and ‘Fickle’

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Monday, March 20, 2017

'Parade' at Keegan Theatre is almost like 'Ragtime' at Ford's. Almost. by Nelson Pressley

The musical 'Parade' may be 'Ragtime''s brother in arms, but it still doesn't quite work.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

‘Ragtime’ sings with purpose at Ford’s Theatre by Nelson Pressley

Doctorow’s evergreen American saga gets an epic treatment.

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DC Theater Friday: ‘Intelligence’ & ‘Ragtime’ respond to headlines by Nelson Pressley

Kennedy Center continues to showcase international directors

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DC Theater Season 2017-18: The word from Woolly & Theater J by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

‘An American in Paris’ at Kennedy Center for the holidays

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Fiesty ‘Marx in Soho’ opens a block from new Irish working-class drama ‘Coolatully’ by Nelson Pressley

A natural double bill from Nu Sass Productions and Solas Nua.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Comedy lifts its voice with ‘Fickle’ & ‘Mrs. Miller’ by Nelson Pressley

Kennedy Center brings international directors to town.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017

At Olney Theatre, steady laughs in ‘Fickle,’ a new reboot of classic French farce by Nelson Pressley

The updated 18th-century Marivaux comedy takes the best of both worlds.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Women’s Voices Theater Festival will roar again in 2018 by Nelson Pressley

Washington theaters are reuniting to produce dozens of new works by female playwrights.

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DC Theater Season 2017-18: A full-service guide by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

The troupe-by-troupe list, with early picks from Wash Post critics

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A switch in roles, from courtroom drama to theater by Nelson Pressley

Arlington judge William T. Newman returns to an early love: acting.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sing out, Oedipus! ‘Gospel at Colonus’ looks its Sunday best by Nelson Pressley

The space is small, but WSC Avant Bard show at Gunston Arts Center raises the roof.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Arena’s political play campaign gets underway with major gift by Nelson Pressley

$2.5 million kick-starts 25 new “Power Plays.”

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

DC Theater Friday: James Lapine does his thing by Nelson Pressley

Week’s premieres include Lapine’s ‘Mrs. Miller’ at Signature and Plame drama at Arena.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pedal to the metal in ‘Trojan Women’ and ‘Shrew’ by Nelson Pressley

Brigid Cleary and Irina Tsikurishvili drive two classic performances.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Political drama on the Potomac by Nelson Pressley

‘Watch on the Rhine’ and ‘King Charles III’ bring intrigue to big stages

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Michael Kahn plots his Shakespeare Theatre exit for 2019 by Nelson Pressley

“I accomplished more for myself than I ever imagined.”

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Caroline’ and ‘Sweeney’ lift their voices by Nelson Pressley

Grace Toulotte Nova Y. Payton (Caroline Thibodeaux) and V. Savoy McIlwain (The Dryer) in the jenaine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical “Caroline, or Chnage” at Round House Theatre. The weekly …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Go fish: ‘The River’ and ‘Gin Game’ angle for small fry by Nelson Pressley

At Spooky Action and MetroStage, dramas in which relationships go bust.

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Olney’s big ‘Sweeney Todd’ makes a stab at greatness, and falls just shy by Nelson Pressley

David Benoit leads a full-throated cast in the musical thriller.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Broadway-bound ‘Come From Away’ from Ford’s tops Hayes nominations by Nelson Pressley

Signature’s ‘Jelly’ scores big, as does the latest Happenstance vaudeville.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Big laughs and high drama in ‘Virginia Woolf’ and ‘Hooded’ by Nelson Pressley

Also: The Lillian Hellman Festival revs up at Arena Stage.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sharp lessons in ‘Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies’ by Nelson Pressley

A funny, edgy Black Lives Matter play from Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm at Mosaic.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Bites from Shakespeare’s banquet by Nelson Pressley

The choice dish: Folger’s ‘As You Like It.’

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Friday, January 27, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Plays are the thing by Nelson Pressley

With such heavy musicals as “Caroline, or Change” and “Sweeney Todd.” Winter, y’all.

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Lillian Hellman is once again a presence in Washington by Nelson Pressley

Arena Stage has reopened the case for the radical writer with a festival of her plays.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Still in transition: D.C. theaters, seeking leaders of color by Nelson Pressley

The million-dollar issue gets new initiatives and funding to bring about change.

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DC Theater Friday: Lisa Loomer’s ‘Roe’ hits Washington by Nelson Pressley

Last call for ‘The Gabriels: Election year in the Life of One Family.’

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Mind games and melodrama in Stoppard’s ‘Hard Problem’ by Nelson Pressley

Science’s unresolved mind-body issue, muddied by money and love.

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