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Thursday, November 16, 2017

News: Capital Fringe Announces Venue Change and Application Details for the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival by Nicole Hertvik

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Capital Fringe Festival. Those wishing to participate in the festival can apply from now through January 16th, 2018. The 2018 Capital Fringe Fest…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Members of the Theater Community Reflect on What Joel Markowitz Meant to Them by Nicole Hertvik

Tributes and expressions of affection and appreciation for Joel have been pouring in. This is a space for us to celebrate and remember our friend, Joel Markowitz. Use the comments to share f…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

DC Metro Theater Arts Sadly Announces the Passing of Founder and Editor Emeritus Joel Markowitz by Nicole Hertvik

The DC Metro Theater Arts family is devastated to announce the loss of our Founder and Editor Emeritus, Joel Markowitz. Joel passed away at 2:40pm this afternoon from the effects of ALS. A f…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Who’s in Town?: Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo to Perform at the Kennedy Center This Saturday, November 4th, 2017 by Nicole Hertvik

In my mind, Cynthia Erivo’s name is synonymous with strength and confidence. But it’s not just me. “Diva,” “lion,” and “dragon slayer” are jus…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Interview: ‘Mean Girls’ Star Kyle Selig Discusses Playing Aaron Samuels in the Broadway-Bound National Theatre Premiere by Nicole Hertvik

Broadway veteran Kyle Selig is no stranger to the role of teen heartthrob. “I was Prom King in high school,” he sheepishly admits, “but it is very important to us in Mean Girls that my…

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’ at Kensington Arts Theatre’s 2nd Stage by Nicole Hertvik

Kensington Arts Theatre 2nd Stage’s Into the Woods, Jr. is a delightful romp through the forest. Perfect for a fall afternoon or evening with your kids. Into the Woods, Jr. takes the firs…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Review: ‘Duck’ by Tom Block at the Highwood Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

What difference does 1% make? In the case of Duck, a new play by Tom Block currently playing at the Highland Theatre in Silver Spring, 1% can be the difference between life and death. Duck f…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: ‘Jason Moran & Q-Tip’ at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater by Nicole Hertvik

It started with the basics. Q-Tip took us back to the early days of hip-hop, to 1973 when soldiers were returning from Vietnam and the architects of hip-hop started doing their thing in obsc…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Report: ‘National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Gala Performance’ Conducted by Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and Featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Cynthia Er by Nicole Hertvik

Listen up, DC! There is a new Maestro in town. Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, whose impressive resume ranks him as one of the world’s most sought after conductors, opened his inaugural season …

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Benefit: ‘One Night in Bangkok’ Featuring Members of ‘The King and I’ to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on August 14 by Nicole Hertvik

Join members of The King and I’s royal court as they step out of character for good fun and a good cause at One Night in Bangkok, a one-night only cabaret benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity…

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Review: ‘An Octoroon’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (remount) by Nicole Hertvik

Honestly, I am still reeling after seeing Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon last night. I’ve been wandering around the house all morning, eyes glazed over, wheels turning in my head wh…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Regulars’ by Nicole Hertvik

By far the best show I have seen at Fringe so far this year, The Regulars will have you laughing in your seat, squealing at insider “DC” jokes and dancing in the aisles, (Really, be prep…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Repentance’ by Nicole Hertvik

A light night of theater Repentance is not. In one uninterrupted dialogue that unfolds over the course of 90 minutes, Repentance tells a story of mental anguish, power games and abuse. Willi…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Arden Now’ by Nicole Hertvik

“My employer is an asshole.” Shakespeare said that. Ok, not exactly. But the Rude Mechanicals somehow fit the line seamlessly into Arden Now, their abbreviated and modified – yet s…

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Interview: Landis and Jennifer Smith Discuss ‘The Beast in the Bayou’ to play at Wolf Trap July 6-7 and Penn’s Landing July 11 by Nicole Hertvik

The great thing about fairy tales is their malleability. Fairy tales have been around for millennia and are often transported from country to country, morphing with each region and time that…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Review: ‘Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook’ at Adventure Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

When I was about eight-years-old, I saw an irresistible set of Hello, Kitty pencils while shopping with my mom. She told me I couldn’t have them, so I slipped them into my pocket. Once hom…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Report: ‘Will on the Hill’ an Annual Bipartisan Comedic Event at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Nicole Hertvik

Now in its fifteenth year as a fundraiser for the educational programs of Shakespeare Theater Company, Will on the Hill joins a few celebrity actors with a gaggle of professional politicians…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Report: ‘Noche de Estrellas’ Benefit for GALA Hispanic Theatre at theOrganization of American States by Nicole Hertvik

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Noche de Estrellas benefit was a brilliant success, raising money for GALA’s youth education programs and offering inspired performances and speeches from diverse…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review: ‘Bernadette Peters’ at Wolf Trap by Nicole Hertvik

There’s something special about outdoor summer concerts: the light breeze, the chirping crickets, the enjoyment of good music in summer. But when you have all that and the performer is Bro…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Who’s in Town?: Jaime Camil from TV’s ‘Jane the Virgin’ to Receive the Inspiration Award at GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Noche de Estrellas on Mo by Nicole Hertvik

Ok, I admit it. I’ve become slightly obsessed with the CW show Jane the Virgin this week. The love triangles, the mysteries, the heartwarming family moments, what’s not to love? In prepa…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Review: ‘(In)Security: Or, Jack and Nikki Do the Cold War Tango’ at The Kennedy Center by Nicole Hertvik

Memorial Day this year coincided to the day with the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. To commemorate the occasion, The Kennedy Center put on a full weekend of eve…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Broadway Producer Jack Viertel to Appear in Conversation with Jason Loewith at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, This Saturday, May 20th at 2:15pm by Nicole Hertvik

This Saturday, at 2:15pm, noted Broadway Producer Jack Viertel will appear at the Gaithersburg Book Festival in conversation with Olney Theatre Center Artistic Director Jason Loewith to disc…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Who’s in Town?: Morgan James Performing at the Hamilton, Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm by Nicole Hertvik

Morgan James has one versatile voice. It is a voice that that can slip effortlessly from light lyric coloratura to Broadway belting, to Soul singing. Take a look at her career: James earned…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Who’s in Town?: Debbie Allen Discusses Hosting the CityDance DREAMscape Gala on Saturday, May 6 at 8pm by Nicole Hertvik

Folks looking for a good cause and a night of show-stopping entertainment need look no further than CityDance’s annual DREAMscape Gala. This Saturday, May 6, donors can expect performance…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Who’s in Town? A Conversation with Adam Pascal, Performing in Concert with ‘Rent’ Costar Anthony Rapp at Strathmore This Friday, April 28th at 8 by Nicole Hertvik

Rent fans are in for a treat as Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp team up for a one-night-only concert event at Strathmore this Friday, April 28th at 8 PM. Pascal and Rapp are forever joined in t…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Review: ‘Hairspray, Jr.’ at Ovations Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Ovations Theatre hits another one out of the park with their production of Hairspray, Jr. performed entirely by 3rd through 9th graders. With a book by Marc O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, mu…

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: ‘In the Heights’ (Spanish Version) at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Those looking to add “a little bit of cinnamon” to their theatergoing should head to GALA Hispanic Theatre’s current production of In the Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Awar…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Who’s in Town?: Luis Salgado, Director and Choreographer of GALA Theatre’s Spanish Language ‘In the Heights’ by Nicole Hertvik

¡No pare, sigue, sigue! Hamilton lovers rejoice! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights premieres tonight at GALA Hispanic Theatre in the show’s first…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Who’s in Town?: Alan Cumming Discusses His Upcoming Cabaret Show ‘Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs’ at The Kennedy Center on April 29 by Nicole Hertvik

If you are like me, you would have given your right arm for an invitation to “Club Cumming,” the nightly party Alan Cumming held in his dressing room at Studio 54 after performances of C…

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Review: ‘Midwestern Gothic’ at Signature Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

A native Midwesterner myself, I was eager to see Midwestern Gothic, Signature Theatre’s new show that is being touted as Misery meets Fargo, a thriller musical in the vein of Sweeney Todd …

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Charm City Players by Nicole Hertvik

For a day of family fun, it doesn’t get much better than Charm City Players. Charm City’s current production, Mary Poppins, continues their tradition of affordable family entertainment h…

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