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Thursday, June 22, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘The Sound of Music’ and other favorite things by Nelson Pressley

‘My Fair Lady’ starts at Olney; ‘School for Wives’ continues at Shakespeare

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

‘Broken Glass’: Arthur Miller’s hotline from Germany to Brooklyn by Nelson Pressley

Aaron Posner gives the medical-political mystery a high-energy examination at Theater J.

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Treem drama details domestic violence in the era of women’s liberation by Nelson Pressley

TV writer of ‘The Affair’ shows a knack for nuanced women.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Touring ‘Sound of Music’ is as fundamental as do-re-mi by Nelson Pressley

The traditional staging is a Rodgers and Hammerstein shrine.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Morton sings the hot pants off ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ songs by Nelson Pressley

The 1998 punk rock musical still wigs out.

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DC Theater Friday: August Wilson’s flame still burns by Nelson Pressley

Two Wilson shows open, and the annual Source Festival rolls along.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How August Wilson learned about life and writing by Nelson Pressley

As Eugene Lee portrays the playwright at Round House, his “Ma Rainey” is revived at 1st Stage.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

An unsettled Israeli-Palestinian relationship in ‘The Return’ by Nelson Pressley

Two-character drama is the latest in Mosaic’s Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

How Howard Shalwitz led Woolly Mammoth’s stampede by Nelson Pressley

The theater company’s brand will be hard to outrun.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Bless my eyes, it’s ‘School for Lies’ by Nelson Pressley

‘Hedwig’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ waltz into the Kennedy Center side by side

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

First ladies on the edge in two plays and a musical by Nelson Pressley

Martha Washington, Mary Lincoln and Laura Bush get dubious turns in the limelight.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Show tunes on the summer breeze by Nelson Pressley

Remembering the sound of music from a Michigan amphitheater.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

DC Theater’s 2017-18 seasons: KenCen in full, Rebeck and Bedlam at Folger by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

Full details on KenCen’s ‘Hamilton’-powered slate.

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DC Theater Friday: Dark comedy with Taylor Mac, tragedy with ‘Lear’ by Nelson Pressley

Plays dominate the week, but you can sing (silently) with ‘Superstar’ at Signature

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

‘King Lear’ with Rick Foucheux is a family meltdown by Nelson Pressley

The staging is rough and semi-ready, but the acting is smart.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

DC Theater Friday: What’s the buzz? Tell you what’s a happenin’. by Nelson Pressley

From Lloyd Webber’s ‘Superstar’ to timely health care crisis monologues.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mosaic’s ‘Ulysses on Bottles’ uncorks Israel’s occupied mind by Nelson Pressley

The protest play deals with a jailed teacher who had tried taking books to Gaza.

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Milligan’s health-care monologues give voice to patient and doctor by Nelson Pressley

Info-packed dramas, handily performed in Congress’s neighborhood.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Rick Foucheux paints a possible stage exit with an intimate ‘King Lear’ by Nelson Pressley

Shakespeare’s soaring tragedy crowns a decades-long Washington theater career

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Superstar’ steps in, ‘Ragtime’ wraps up by Nelson Pressley

Schenkkan’s politically hot ‘Building the Wall’ moves to Forum’s Silver Spring base

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Signature’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ looks hip and sounds vintage by Nelson Pressley

Lloyd Webber’s early rock opera continues to ask: How high can you sing?

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Broadway veteran Florence Lacey stars in new musical ‘Kaleidoscope’ by Nelson Pressley

A perceptive performance as a star on tour and battling dementia.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients by Nelson Pressley

A list of winners for each category and the honoree for the Helen Hayes Tribute

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‘Come From Away’ primes Tony pump with Hayes win by Nelson Pressley

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s all-male “for colored girls” companion earns five prizes for Theater Alliance

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

DC Theater Friday: From ‘In the Heights’ to ‘Arabian Nights’ by Nelson Pressley

Last chance: ‘Fun Home’ at the National and ‘The Magic Play’ in Olney

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Keegan and Constellation shine on their historic D.C. stages by Nelson Pressley

Small troupes mark anniversaries with Shanley’s Irish comedy and ‘Arabian Nights.’

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

DC Theater Friday: A Trump week with ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Building the Wall’ by Nelson Pressley

‘Ragtime’ and 'Fun Home’ keep on truckin’ downtown

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The king feels more like a pawn in updated, political ‘Macbeth’ by Nelson Pressley

The unrest is somewhere in Africa, with meddlers intruding from the West.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Schenkkan’s ‘Wall’ imagines Trump consequences. Disaster! by Nelson Pressley

Dark two-character drama gets onstage under the wire for the first 100 days.

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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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