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Thursday, October 19, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Big plays and ‘In the Heights’ power down by Nelson Pressley

Last chance for ‘Salesman,’ ‘Skeleton Crew,’ ‘Native Gardens,’ ‘Love & Information’

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ amps up the glamour at Folger by Nelson Pressley

Shakespeare’s tragedy gets a close-up in this scaled down staging.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Almighty is a cutie-pie in ‘An Act of God’ by Nelson Pressley

His new commandment: chillax.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Hal Linden is right for ‘The Price’ at Arena Stage by Nelson Pressley

The Arthur Miller drama boils with emotion, while Linden plays it cool.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

DC Theater Friday: New plays rock on by Nelson Pressley

Last chance for ‘A Little Night Music’ as two ‘Assassins’ take the stage

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Refugee drama remains calm in ‘Sotto Voce’ by Nelson Pressley

The Nilo Cruz play cleverly weaves border issues across decades and hemispheres.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Langston Hughes vs. McCarthyism in ‘Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been . . . ’ by Nelson Pressley

History gets musical treatment in Carlyle Brown’s drama and in “Mistress Cycle.”

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Friday, October 6, 2017

‘Great Comet’ director follows Tony nomination with D.C. premiere by Nelson Pressley

Silver Spring native Rachel Chavkin makes hometown debut at Round House.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

DC Theater Friday: British invasion! by Nelson Pressley

Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill and George Bernard Shaw headline the week.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Two Irish comedies shine in the heart of the city by Nelson Pressley

Rich and poor square off in “Widowers’ Houses” and “Stones in His Pockets.”

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

‘She Rode Horses’ gallops through the housing collapse by Nelson Pressley

Amelia Roper’s absurdist comedy gets smart laughs in tight quarters.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

A day in the life: Backstage with Shalwitz and Kahn by Nelson Pressley

Two leaders steam toward their final acts at Woolly and the Shakespeare Theatre.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Vintage Arthur Miller at Ford's by Nelson Pressley

This week’s hits: ‘Night Music,’ ‘Arsonists,’ ‘Jesus Hopped the A Train,’ ‘In the Heights’

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‘Enron’ playwright Lucy Prebble gets her D.C. premiere with her play ‘The Effect’ by Nelson Pressley

The writer has created stories from financial calamity to a “chemical romance.”

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Willy Loman still dreams big in Miller’s ‘Salesman’ at Ford’s by Nelson Pressley

The epic, familiar staging stars Craig Wallace, raising an angle of race.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

DC Theater Friday: A localized ‘Native Gardens’ and an inspired ‘A Train’ by Nelson Pressley

‘In the Heights’ rolls on, and Kelli O’Hara stops by.

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Kelli O’Hara changes channels after her Tony win for ‘King and I’ by Nelson Pressley

Singer-actress will be in concert at George Mason before heading back to Broadway.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Heaven sent: ‘Jesus Hopped the “A” Train’ at 1st Stage by Nelson Pressley

Guirgis drama gets divine treatment, but Next Stop’s “Disgraced” gets Purgatory.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Robin De Jesús drives Olney’s ‘Heights’ by Nelson Pressley

The 1958 ‘The Arsonists’ becomes a Trump era parable.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

‘Heidi Chronicles’ and ‘M. Butterfly’ bring back the ’80s by Nelson Pressley

Two big plays are rendered with too small strokes at Everyman Theatre and Rep Stage.

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‘The Arsonists’ at Woolly dramatizes the modern world on fire by Nelson Pressley

Max Frisch’s 1958 drama echoes 2017 headlines.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Production manager Josh Escajeda solves Studio Theatre’s backstage puzzle by Nelson Pressley

How to juggle four stages, nine shows and an acting conservatory.

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Will Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ rule onstage? by Nelson Pressley

Fall theater highlights range from a Broadway tryout to a Trump satire.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

DC Theater Friday: From “In the Heights” to “Skeleton Crew” by Nelson Pressley

Broadway vets join local talent in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical at Olney.

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Finding authentic voices for Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ by Nelson Pressley

Broadway’s Robin de Jesús heads a cast of New York veterans and D.C. talent.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shakespeare’s ‘Caesar’ and Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’ miss big by Nelson Pressley

Two epics are on rocky ground at the Atlas.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

DC Theater Friday: The theater season kicks off by Nelson Pressley

Send in the clowns: “A Little Night Music” takes the early lead.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jon Kalbfleisch tunes up ‘A Little Night Music’ by Nelson Pressley

The production’s music director has kept Signature Theatre shows sharp since 1991.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

‘Whipping, or the Football Hamlet’ scores political points by Nelson Pressley

An absurdist show blends sports and Shakespeare, stage and screen.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

By chance, meeting the disgraced ‘M. Butterfly’ diplomat whose lover misled him by Nelson Pressley

A funny thing happened on the way to the Riviera.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Night Music’ and Summer Hummer by Nelson Pressley

Sondheim and the annual fundraiser at Signature highlight the month.

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