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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Nicole Hertvik

Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof may boast of owning “twenty-eight thousand acres of the richest land this side of the valley Nile,” but in Center Stage’s compa…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: ‘Voytto Tech: a scifi fable’ at InterAct Story Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

Ready for some out of this world fun that will teach your kids about good global citizenry? InterAct Story Theatre’s current production, Voytto Tech: A scifi fable, takes audiences to the …

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tour de Theatres Bike Ride Combines Physical Exercise with Love of Theater by Nicole Hertvik

Midway through the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, a bike whizzed onstage, jolting the audience to attention. On the bike was Theatre J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr, clad in bike short…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Beltway Barks: Smooch a Pooch or Take One Home by Nicole Hertvik

When Rusty the celebrity dog goes looking for kisses this Saturday, he won’t be alone. Joining Rusty will be a cadre of adoptable dogs and animal-loving actors brought together by Lisa Car…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Natalie Graves Tucker: Theatre Week Kickoff Emcee and All Around Superwoman (Interview) by Nicole Hertvik

Natalie Graves Tucker is so many things to so many people that we might need to add “superwoman” to her resume: actor, mom, marketing professional, voice over artist, video produ…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Patrick Flynn’s ‘The Ferberizing of Coral’ a Winner at Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival by Nicole Hertvik

Patrick Flynn’s The Ferberizing of Coral was one of six plays chosen for publication by Samuel French at the 43rd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival this week. 850 plays were submitted t…

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Studio Theatre Adds ‘The Children’ to 2018-2019 Season, Announces Cast of Season Opener by Nicole Hertvik

Studio Theatre has added a production to its previously announced 2018-2019 season. The Children, by British playwright Lucy Kirkwood, will close out Studio’s season beginning on May 1st, …

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Past is Prologue at 4615 Theatre Company by Nicole Hertvik

Artistic Director Jordan Friend had a clear vision when founding 4615 Theatre Company last year. Each 4615 season would kick off with a pair of shows – one classic, one contemporary &#…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Apology from the Editor Regarding Our Review of ‘The Mikado’ at Young Victorian Theatre Company by Nicole Hertvik

I am writing to address the concerns of many who took the time to contact us tonight regarding the review of The Mikado at Young Victorian Theatre Company that DC Metro Theater Arts publishe…

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2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘An Unhealthy Man Lectures You on Medical Issues’ by Nicole Hertvik

Laughter really is the best medicine. As Vincent Clark assumes his place on stage for his one-person, multi-media comedy An Unhealthy Man Lectures You on Medical Issues, I immediately like t…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Festival: (Super) Friends by Nicole Hertvik

There is a kernel of a great idea behind (Super) Friends, AnyStage Theater’s offering by Andrew Brockmeyer currently playing at Capital Fringe: Two superhero arch-nemeses, one ostensibly g…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2018 Capital Fringe Festival Review: Lesbians and the Men Who Love Them by Nicole Hertvik

Review by Caroline Bock For one brief minute at the opening of Lesbians and the Men Who Love Them, written by M. Cristina García and directed by Mediombo Singo Fofano at the Christ United…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Monumental Theatre Company Styles ‘Pippin’ for a New Generation by Nicole Hertvik

Fresh off its 2018 Helen Hayes Award win for Outstanding Emerging Theater Company, Monumental Theatre Company will close out its season with Pippin (July 13-30). Monumental describes itself…

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Get Ready, DC: The 2018 Capital Fringe Festival Opens This Weekend by Nicole Hertvik

Get ready Washington, DC: July is hot and about to get even hotter. The always spicy Capital Fringe Festival opens this weekend, delivering 80-some experimental, mostly self-produced shows t…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

DC Metro Theater Arts Launches New Logo, Website Design, and TodayTix Partnership by Nicole Hertvik

Washington, DC—DC Metro Theater Arts, the most comprehensive source of performing arts coverage in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore metro areas, is pleased to announce a thorough redesign…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

2018 Tony Awards Roundup by Nicole Hertvik

The atmospheric and ethereal The Band’s Visit led the 2018 Tony Awards with 10 wins, including Best Musical, Best Director and Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Musical and Best Score fo…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

GALA Hispanic Theatre Recognizes Latino Contributions to the Arts in Annual Paso Nuevo Benefit by Nicole Hertvik

On the heels of its impressive 9-award win at last week’s Helen Hayes Awards, GALA Hispanic Theatre hosted its annual Night of the Stars gala this week at the Organization of American Stat…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Remembering Joel Markowitz on His Birthday by Nicole Hertvik

We at DC Metro Theater Arts are taking time today to remember Founder and Editor Joel Markowitz on what would have been his 61st birthday. Joel remains in our hearts every day as we strive t…

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Photo highlights from the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards! by Nicole Hertvik

The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards gave the DC theater community a chance to relax, recharge and reflect on a great year of theater. Two productions of In the Heights dominated the evening, with GA…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Directors Marcos Santana and Luis Salgado Share Heritage and Helen Hayes Nominations by Nicole Hertvik

When the ceremony ends and the last guest makes his or her way out of the Anthem on Monday night, many members of DC’s theater community will go home happy, clutching the trophy that prove…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Who’s in Town? Michael Feinstein Talks Music and His Upcoming Strathmore Performance by Nicole Hertvik

Spring is here and with it gala season: that time-honored tradition wherein arts organizations close out their season with a celebrity affair intended to highlight to their work and refill t…

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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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