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Thursday, April 27, 2017

To Moscow! Kennedy Center showcases an expert Russian ‘Three Sisters.’ by Nelson Pressley

The international directors series concludes with stellar acting by Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg.

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DC Theater Friday: A ‘Three Sisters’ from Russia, with love and anguish by Nelson Pressley

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ finally gets its D.C. debut at GALA

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Kennedy Center announces theater season around ‘Hamilton’ by Nelson Pressley

“Book of Mormon,” “On Your Feet!” and “Color Purple” join “American in Paris” in slate of musicals.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

‘Smart People’ puts race under a comic microscope by Nelson Pressley

Intellectuals squabbling in the Harvard milieu as Obama wins in ‘08

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Fun Home’ in the house by Nelson Pressley

The Tony-winning musical leads an entertaining week.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Having it all as the first female playwright in ‘Or,’ by Nelson Pressley

In an exquisite comedy for three actors, Holly Twyford stars as Aphra Behn.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Dramatic tricks abound in new ‘Magic Play’ by Nelson Pressley

Brett Schneider’s sleight-of-hand act features a wild-card finish.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Black Lives Matter by Nelson Pressley

From ‘Raisin’ to Mosaic’s South Africa rep, DC theater sends a message.

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The Baltimore theater scene’s new projects: Buildings and songs by Nelson Pressley

Stage companies are investing in bricks and mortar and, in one case, a musical.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

South African truth and reconciliation in ‘A Human Being Died That Night’ by Nelson Pressley

Gripping interviews with the man known as “Prime Evil” at Mosaic Theater.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

A plump ‘Raisin in the Sun’ at Arena by Nelson Pressley

Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 drama finally makes its debut on the historic D.C. stage.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

‘Raisin’ dramatist Lorraine Hansberry’s time is now by Nelson Pressley

Playwrights Lawton and Diamond on race, politics and joining Hansberry at Arena Stage.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

How ‘Chicago’ became the musical for every American decade, for all time by Nelson Pressley

The die-hard dames, now including Brandy, are an eternal reflection of the country.

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DC Theater Friday: Shows bloom in twos by Nelson Pressley

Repertory is Washington’s spring thing — and ‘Chicago’’s back in town.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Athol Fugard’s ‘Blood Knot’ is tightly wound at Mosaic by Nelson Pressley

Hinton and Story excel as black-white brothers under apartheid.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Nilaja Sun channels a village in her solo show ‘Pike St.’ by Nelson Pressley

She vividly plays all the characters as a storm bears down on New York’s Lower East Side.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The killer-dillers of ‘Chicago’ have been slaying audiences for decades by Nelson Pressley

Partners in crime Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly simply cannot do it alone.

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DC Theater Friday: A musical new thriller and familiar killer dillers by Nelson Pressley

Signature debuts the musical ‘Midwestern Gothic,’ and ‘Chicago’’s back.

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DC Theater Season 2017-18: ‘Scottsboro’ at Signature, Trump satire at Mosaic by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

New ‘Mean Girls’ musical sets dates at National Theater.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

George Bernard Shaw’s science fiction ‘Methuselah’ reaches its final frontier by Nelson Pressley

Washington Stage Guild’s four-year, three-part project finishes philosophically.

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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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