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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Review: Young Artists of American Presents ‘Ragtime in Concert’ by Nicole Hertvik

Young Artists of America and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore joined forces to present a concert version of Ragtime last Sunday, April 15th. The performance, which took pl…

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Review: ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ at Ovations Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Ovations Theatre closed out their 2017-2018 junior season with a rousing and colorful production of The Little Mermaid, Jr. Featuring truly impressive set design and sparkling costumes, the …

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Review: ‘Altar Boyz’ by Rockville Musical Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Promoted as a hilarious send-up of Christian boy bands, Altar Boyz, with music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, delivers witty lyrics sprinkled among twelve songs. The st…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

News: Adventure Theatre Rallies and Rebuilds After Devastating Fire by Nicole Hertvik

It was 6:45 am on March 2nd when Managing Director Leon Seemann received the call informing him that a fire had broken out at Adventure Theatre MTC. Artistic Director Michael Bobbitt was on …

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

‘Use All Available Doors’: A Conversation with Brittany Alyse Willis and Toni Rae Salmi by Nicole Hertvik

Pinky Swear Productions’ latest offering, Use All Available Doors, will open at the Dupont Underground this weekend. The popular DC arts and culture space in a subterranean trolley stati…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Golden Gate Wingmen Frontman John Kadlecik Talks Music, The Dead, and More by Nicole Hertvik

While American folk band the Grateful Dead officially disbanded shortly after the death of frontman Jerry Garcia in 1995, the Dead has lived on in numerous “post-Jerry” incarnations in t…

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

‘Peter Pan, Jr.’ Flies at the Kentlands Arts Barn (A KAT-2nd Stage Production) by Nicole Hertvik

KAT-2nd Stage is back at the Kentlands Arts Barn with their latest family offering: Peter Pan, Jr. Peter Pan tells the story of the flying boy who never wants to grow up, the magical world h…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Kennedy Center Members Did Not Throw Away Their Shot When ‘Hamilton’ Tickets Went On Sale Yesterday by Nicole Hertvik

Imagine for a moment that you were a visitor to DC yesterday and you wanted to see a show at the Kennedy Center. You would likely have logged on to their website and received this message: B…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

What’s Playing at the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival? I’m Glad You Asked. by Nicole Hertvik

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival kicks off today and its ninth season promises to be better than ever. Taking place at the Atlas Performing Arts…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Who’s in Town? Jamie Bernstein Reflects on Dad Leonard Bernstein’s Legacy in ‘The Bernstein Story’ at Strathmore by Nicole Hertvik

The first time music hit me – and it hit me hard – was when I was seven. My mom handed me Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, a bright-red album whose rhythms were as hot as t…

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Review: ‘Michael Feinstein Presents Laura Osnes’ at AMP by Strathmore by Nicole Hertvik

DC-based Broadway lovers rejoice: Michael Feinstein, reigning king of the Great American Songbook, is bringing his signature cabaret-style show to the DC region. Feinstein has partnered with…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Top 10 Things to Do Around DC for Valentine’s Day by Nicole Hertvik and Darby Dejarnette

Hearts, flowers, chocolates…love is in the air here in the DC area! While this part of the country may be more known for partisanship than romance, we’ve got plenty of awesome events to …

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Who’s in Town? Adam Pascal Brings Rockstar Shakespeare to ‘Something Rotten!’ at the National Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Adam Pascal is no stranger to iconic roles, having originated roles in Rent and Aida on Broadway, and stepped the role of the Emcee in Cabaret. He is now portraying an icon of a different so…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In Their Own Words: Helen Hayes Nominees React to Last-Night’s Nomination News by Nicole Hertvik

The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards nominations were announced last night at a festive and familial reception from Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre. As the night began, aspiring nominees, Helen…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nicole and Deb Give Their 15 Top Picks for Valentine’s Day in NYC by Deb Miller and Nicole Hertvik

If you’re in New York City for Valentine’s Day and planning to celebrate your love of the stage, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Nicole Hertvik and Senior Reviewer Deb Miller have some sug…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

No Side Hustle Necessary: Justin Trawick on Life as a Working Musician and His Pearl Street Warehouse Album-Release Concert by Nicole Hertvik

Washington, D.C.-based musician Justin Trawick’s career can be traced back to the day he found a guitar under the steps of his parents’ pre-Civil War Virginia home. “Neither of my pare…

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

WATCH Award Nominees: And the Nominees Are…! by Nicole Hertvik

The annual 18th annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH Awards) nominees were just announced. Here are the nominees…. In each of the thirty-eight categories, five nomine…

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Tonight: WATCH Awards Nominees To Be Announced on DC Metro Theater Arts at 9:00 PM Following Ceremony at Birchmere by Nicole Hertvik

The 18th annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (The WATCH Awards) nominees will be announced tonight at 7:30 PM at a ceremony taking place at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Who’s in Town?: ‘The Piano Guys’ Performing at The National Theatre December 13th through 16th by Nicole Hertvik

The Piano Guys might just be one of the 21st century’s most notable social media success stories. Now a successful musical group known for their lush videos of classical and contemporary c…

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

News: This Monday Don’t Miss ‘Holidays, Hearts, and Home,’ a One-Night Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico at Arena Stage Starring Ed Gero and Natas by Nicole Hertvik

This Monday, December 11th, a one-night-only concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria entitled Holidays, Hearts, and Home brings a not-to-be-missed roster of whos-who performers to…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Singer Storm Large Discusses Her Mother, Loneliness, and Why She Plans to Strip on Her 50th Birthday by Nicole Hertvik

Before I interviewed Storm Large, I was a bit wary. She seemed like…a lot. A big, brash personality who might hug you to death if she liked you or punch you in the face if you pissed h…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: Broadway-Bound ‘Mean Girls’ at the National Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

It’s fun, it’s pink, it’s very Tina Fey. The pre-Broadway world premiere of Mean Girls officially opened at the National Theatre last night. Judging from the excitement in the theater,…

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Review: Broadway-Bound ‘Mean Girls’ at the National Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

It’s fun, it’s pink, it’s very Tina Fey. The pre-Broadway world premiere of Mean Girls officially opened at the National Theatre last night. Judging from the excitement in the theater …

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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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