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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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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Interview: Playwright Jonathan Leaf Discusses His New Play ‘Deconstruction,’ Playing at The Storm Theatre Company in NYC March 3-25th by Nicole Hertvik

Full disclosure – I’ve known Jonathan Leaf for a long time. We hung out in New York City in the early 200’s when he was a budding playwright and I was finishing up grad school. Since t…

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Review: ‘Connected: A Musical Review of the Best Broadway & Movie Musicals’ at Take the Stage Performance Company by Nicole Hertvik

Take the Stage Performance Company’s latest production, Connected: A Musical Review of the Best Broadway & Movie Musicals, took place last weekend at the Bender JCC of Greater Washingt…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review: ‘Two Rooms’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

International diplomacy is like a game of chess, full of strategy, maneuvering and calculation. You take risks you hope won’t prove fatal and you never want to be the pawn. Two Rooms, by p…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Review: ‘I Love You, Because’ at Damascus Theatre Company by Nicole Hertvik

Pop-rock musicals are having a moment. With Dear Evan Hanson ruling on Broadway and Freaky Friday recently debuting at Signature Theatre, fun, upbeat musicals are all the rage. While lesser …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Best Medicine Rep, A New Professional Theater Company, Is Coming to Gaithersburg, MD;Free Reading of Jennifer Faletto’s ‘Bathroom Hate’ This Sun by Nicole Hertvik

A new professional theater company is coming to Montgomery County, Maryland. Best Medicine Rep, helmed by playwright John Morogiello, will focus on new comedies. This year, Best Medicine Rep…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Magic Time! ‘I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart’ at Studio X by Nicole Hertvik

Friendships between fat girls and gay boys really are a thing, practically a cliché actually—or a trope, as Playwright Morgan Gould dignifies them when referring to just such a queer pair…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Olney Theatre Center by Nicole Hertvik

Revenge is sweet as pie in Olney Theatre Center’s Sweeney Todd. Director Jason Loewith serves up a grisly production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 Tony Award-winning musical that captures t…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Review: ‘An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt’ at Strathmore by Nicole Hertvik

There are very few things that could get me to uproot and move to Texas. Actually, there is just one thing, and his name is Lyle Lovett. Luckily, this long tall Texan graced the stage of Mar…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Interview: Meet the Cast of ‘Loves and Hours’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Part 4: Taylor Duvall by Nicole Hertvik

In part four of a series of interviews with the cast of Loves and Hours, meet Taylor Duvall. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on the stage …

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review: ‘Pippin’ at Act Two at Levine performing at Arena Stage by Nicole Hertvik

I have often heard Pippin described as a frivolous musical with silly little songs and a thin plot, but to me, Pippin has always told a remarkable story, an essential story, perhaps, the onl…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Interview: Jay Kuo, Composer and Lyricist of ‘Allegiance.’ A film of the Broadway Musical Will Show in theaters across the country on Tuesday, Dec by Nicole Hertvik

Allegiance, the 2015 Broadway musical based on the forced relocation of 120,000 Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II, will be shown in movie theaters around the count…

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