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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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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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