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Friday, May 26, 2023

Top Ten Memorable Moments from the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards by Nicole Hertvik

The ceremony showed that local audiences — and Helen Hayes voters — have an appetite for stories about people whose lives are different from their own.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

What to expect at this year’s Helen Hayes Awards by Nicole Hertvik

Everything you need to know to prepare for DC theater’s biggest night.

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Getting to know Elizabeth Dinkova: ‘I like creating a brave space’ by Nicole Hertvik

The incoming artistic director of Spooky Action Theater is the face of renewed hope for a company whose very survival was in doubt just a year ago.

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Friday, March 17, 2023

‘A piece of my heart onstage’: Patrick W. Lord on his new play for tots by Nicole Hertvik

The projection and video designer talks about writing and directing 'Fitting In,' a show for two- to five-year-olds, which just premiered at Arts on the Horizon.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Folger Theatre’s ‘Reading Room’ makes space for new voices by Nicole Hertvik

Artistic Director Karen Ann Daniels on the creation of a festival that asks who is in charge of how Shakespeare gets to exist in our culture.

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Calendar: Play Readings and Workshops in the DMV by Nicole Hertvik

Check back regularly as we update this calendar with the most up-to-date information about workshops and readings.

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn spill the tea on ‘Jane Anger’ at STC by Nicole Hertvik

The actors play Shakespeare and his apprentice in their friend Talene Monahan's feminist revenge farce now at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A fun chance to enjoy a Christmas panto in ‘Rapunzel’ from British Players by Nicole Hertvik

For nearly 60 years, the community theater has produced a musical entertainment in the British Christmas panto tradition. And this one's tangled.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Chamber trio Beau Soir to perform original composition by Mexican Composer Eduardo Angulo by Nicole Hertvik

Commissioning an original work is a "big deal" for a small classical ensemble, but after playing a few of Angulo's compositions, harpist Michelle Lundy took the plunge and asked Angulo to wr…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

‘Guys and Dolls’ at Kennedy Center is everything a musical should be by Nicole Hertvik

Featuring Broadway stunners James Monroe Iglehart, Jessie Mueller, Steven Pasquale, and Phillipa Soo, this production is one safe bet.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

‘Dance Nation’ steps in pre-teen angst at Olney Theatre Center by Nicole Hertvik

Although the play bounces skillfully between scenes of humor and drama, the show lacks much of a narrative arc.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Superstar Norm Lewis on his coming solo show at Hylton Performing Arts Center by Nicole Hertvik

'I like my audiences to get to know me,' the singer says. 'It should feel like a party where I invite you into my living room.'

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Adventure Theatre staff allege unfair pay and unsafe working conditions by Nicole Hertvik

Harmful employment practices have resulted in resignations. Artistic Director Chil Kong and Interim Executive Director Jeanne Ellinport respond.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Wildwood Summer Theatre’s ‘The Lightning Thief’ proves the kids are alright by Nicole Hertvik

The 100% student-led production brings the Percy Jackson rock musical to life with few bells and whistles but loads of enthusiasm

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Sheboygan’ by novelist Louis Bayard by Nicole Hertvik

If it weren’t ripped from the headlines, it would be hard to believe. Yet novelist Louis Bayard’s debut play, Sheboygan, is indeed based on recent true events. In 2020, when writer H.G. …

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Motherload’ by Jenna Hall and Justine Hipsky by Nicole Hertvik

A hilarious, heartfelt, and heartbreaking show based on the performers' childhood relationships with their mothers.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Mary’ by Jo Williamson by Nicole Hertvik

The story of a woman who considers herself an atheist and who is courted by two men who expect her to convert to their religion.

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2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Body Show’ by Mikala Jamison by Nicole Hertvik

To be totally honest, I went into The Body Show with pretty low expectations. Spoken word was fine when The Moth Radio Show played on NPR while I was running errands, but it wasn’t somethi…

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Static: Noise of a New Musical’ by Tess Rowan by Nicole Hertvik

An ambitious yet raw work-in-progress from a 17-year-old playwright.

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

‘Babel’ by Jacqueline Goldfinger at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival by Nicole Hertvik

A dark drama that imagines a future when pregnancies are regulated to control overpopulation.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

‘Whitelisted’ by Chisa Hutchinson at the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Nicole Hertvik

A fun and spooky mystery about a spoiled white gentrifier.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

‘The Fifth Domain’ by Victor Lesniewski at the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Nicole Hertvik

A thrilling mystery about cyber security, a dramatically fun and exciting ride with top-notch acting.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Jocelyn Bioh on what’s so funny about ‘Nollywood Dreams’ at Round House by Nicole Hertvik

The playwright calls the rom-com a 'love letter' to the 'scrappy' West African film industry.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:30PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

As Spooky Action Theater digs in, artists and staff members quit by Nicole Hertvik

The Board of Spooky Action Theater has placed Artistic Director Richard Henrich on leave of absence, the theater announced last week. The news came ten days after DC Theater Arts published a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:02PM
Friday, May 20, 2022

Under a cloud: Artists describe toxic work conditions at Spooky Action Theater by Nicole Hertvik

Problems at the DC company are rooted in the harmful leadership practices of Artistic Director Richard Henrich and a board that fails to stop his abuses of power, say multiple artists who ha…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:44AM
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Gloria Estefan talks ‘On Your Feet! en español’: A story of love, family, and the American dream by Nicole Hertvik

Gloria and Emilio Estefan aren’t afraid of the word “no.” They have heard the word a lot through their 44 years of marriage and professional collaborations that began with the band The…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:04PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

‘Die, Mr. Darcy, Die!’ is witty and winning at Best Medicine Rep by Nicole Hertvik

John Morogiello's new rom-com looks at the idealized hero of Jane Austin's 'Pride and Prejudice' and takes him down a comic notch.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:38PM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Broadway Belle Susan Egan dishes on ‘Disney Princess: The Concert’ by Nicole Hertvik

She and three other former princesses will perform Disney hits with the National Symphony Orchestra for two days only at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:15PM
Friday, March 18, 2022

CulturalDC disputes how WIT lost its lease at Source Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Washington Improv Theater and the owner of Source give different accounts of who understood what when.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:08AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Sandy Spring Theatre Group’s ‘Godspell’ is a holy good time by Nicole Hertvik

Featuring an ensemble cast that is clearly having a good time, fun choreography, and Stephen Schwartz's iconic songs, this 'Godspell' is one fun ride.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:42PM
Saturday, March 5, 2022

On PBS, Luke Frazier and his APO are DC’s musical ambassadors by Nicole Hertvik

Concerts by the locally-based American Pops Orchestra are appealing to audiences across the nation. Here's why.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:30AM

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