All stories by Nicole Hertvik on BroadwayStars

Monday, October 9, 2023

‘The Brothers Paranormal’ at Olney Theatre is a spooky-season adventure by Nicole Hertvik

A horror play with relatable characters and plenty of jump scares. By NICOLE HERTVIK

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody: A third act defined by love by Nicole Hertvik

The couple credit son and creative partner Gideon Grody-Patinkin with their newfound social media fame. By NICOLE HERTVIK

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Monday, September 18, 2023

A genial ‘Sherlock Holmes’ to enjoy, by Kentlands Community Players by Nicole Hertvik

With stellar performances, spot-on accents, and sumptuous Victorian costumes, this production was a thoroughly entertaining experience. By NICOLE HERTVIK

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Stage and TV star Renée Elise Goldsberry on her upcoming concert at GMU by Nicole Hertvik

The Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner will headline George Mason University's 'ARTS by George!' benefit event September 30. By NICOLE HERTVIK

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Monday, August 28, 2023

Future is iffy for Kennedy Center’s popular Page-to-Stage Festival by Nicole Hertvik

The annual Labor Day weekend event has probably made an exit. Enter the Local Theatre Residency program. By NICOLE HERTVIK

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

A low-pizzazz but enjoyable ‘Alice in Wonderland’ from Sandy Spring Theatre Group by Nicole Hertvik

Emerging and seasoned community theater performers tell the story of Alice and her journey down the rabbit hole. By NICOLE HERTVIK

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

‘Cambodian Rock Band’ brings the party to Arena Stage by Nicole Hertvik

Lauren Yee's exploration of the Khmer Rouge's impact on a fictional rock band has been eagerly awaited by DC audiences since COVID delayed its 2021 DC premiere. It was worth the wait.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

2023 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Almost 13’ by Joan Kane (4 1⁄2 stars) by Nicole Hertvik

A touching and well-crafted solo drama delivered with pathos and sincerity.

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Friday, July 14, 2023

‘Redeemed’ in rep at Contemporary American Theater Festival by Nicole Hertvik

A convicted murderer is visited by the sister of the man he killed. A spellbinding psychological chess game ensues.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

‘The Overview Effect’ in rep at Contemporary American Theater Festival by Nicole Hertvik

A play about a rocket explosion and feuding space tycoons fizzles.

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Monday, June 19, 2023

Local producer Don Michael H. Mendoza goes Broadway with ‘Here Lies Love’ by Nicole Hertvik

Signing on as a co-producer of the 'disco pop' musical fulfills the LA TI DO co-founder's dream in a very personal way.

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Cappies Gala at Kennedy Center celebrates high school theater talent by Nicole Hertvik

Awards announced as hundreds of young people gather from the National Capital Area.

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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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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards