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Monday, March 27, 2017

John Leguizamo provides a hilarious syllabus in off-Broadway's 'Latin History for Morons' by Peter Marks

The comic actor gives us all in lesson in funny business

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Blue-collar drama 'Sweat' marks the Broadway debut of Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage by Peter Marks

After Arena Stage and Public Theater versions, Lynn Nottage's economic justice play officially opens on Broadway.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The world still comes to Washington’s stage by Peter Marks

Cuban, Russian and Kuwaiti artists are featured in the Kennedy Center’s “Spotlight on Directors.”

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The thaw between Cuba and America is real. For evidence, try this flamboyant play at the Kennedy Center. by Peter Marks

Cuba's Teatro El Publico makes its first Washington appearance with an absurdist vaudeville by Rogelio Orizondo/

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sometimes, no sisters are better than ‘Three’ by Peter Marks

A twin bill of Chekhov and Aaron Posner at Studio Theatre.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

On Broadway, a great play leveled and a lesser one elevated by Peter Marks

"The Price” percolates; “The Glass Menagerie” grates

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The showman must go on: Cameron Mackintosh reflects on his storied career by Peter Marks

The producer of megamusicals will receive Signature Theatre’s Sondheim Award.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DC Theater Season 2017-18: The word from Woolly & Theater J by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

‘An American in Paris’ at Kennedy Center for the holidays

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

‘Intelligence’ at Arena Stage is a missed opportunity by Peter Marks

The play about the CIA, Valerie Plame and WMDs covers well-documented terrain.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

‘Come From Away’ comes in for an exuberant Broadway landing by Peter Marks

REVIEW||The musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein that played Ford's Theatre last year opens on Broadway.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Adam Pascal sings from Tim Rice's ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘Chess’ and ‘Aida’ at Strathmore by Peter Marks

The Broadway vet (“Rent,” “Cabaret”) performs in a concert with Washington-area youth choruses.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

She does bad so good: Debra Monk in ‘Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing’ by Peter Marks

Signature Theatre unveils James Lapine’s new play about a bizarre ’60s singing sensation.

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Who’s making that racket? None other than Debra Monk, as Mrs. Miller. by Peter Marks

The veteran actress is starring at Signature Theatre as a tone-deaf ’60s novelty singer.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

'Sweeney Todd' is back — and feeding the audience pies, too by Peter Marks

REVIEW|| A “Sweeney Todd” al dente

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017

Round House Theatre is moving steadily up the ranks of D.C.-area’s top theaters by Peter Marks

The Bethesda-based company offers up its most ambitious season yet.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

DC Theater Season 2017-18: A full-service guide by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

The troupe-by-troupe list, with early picks from Wash Post critics

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Why ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is climbing the Broadway box-office charts by Peter Marks

The popularity of the musical birthed at Arena Stage is surprising even its producer.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How dry he’s not: Hemingway, brought to the stage in lively fashion by Peter Marks

“The Select” by Elevator Repair Service dramatizes the great novel “The Sun Also Rises.”

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Yes, Jake Gyllenhaal can sing. You only have to see him in “Sunday in the Park With George” to know. by Peter Marks

The Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine Pulitzer-winning musical is revived in stirring fashion.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

How will the Shakespeare show go on without Kahn? by Peter Marks

The future is rife with artistic challenges for Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Is there a crown in Charles’s future? ‘King Charles III’ looks into the crystal ball. by Peter Marks

Shakespeare Theatre Company co-produces Mike Bartlett’s Broadway play.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

The white gloves come off in the creaky and yet timely ‘Watch on the Rhine’ by Peter Marks

Lillian Hellman’s anti-Nazi drama tops off Arena Stage’s exploration of the playwright.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

With one look, Glenn Close brings down the house in 'Sunset Boulevard' by Peter Marks

REVIEW | Close returns to Broadway as Norma Desmond, 23 years after originating the role in New York.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hands down, ‘Baby Screams Miracle’ is the windiest show in town by Peter Marks

Woolly Mammoth Theatre unveils Clare Barron’s tragicomic disaster play

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Monday, February 6, 2017

A plot twist squanders ‘Tear You Apart’s’ outsider insights by Peter Marks

Studio Theatre unveils the world premiere of Morgan Gould’s comedy.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

What do we do in the time of Trump? The theater community is trying to figure out the answer. by Peter Marks

Theaters are grappling with how to respond to the controversies stirred by the Trump administration

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It’s a Nova Y. Payton sweep in ‘Caroline, or Change’ by Peter Marks

Round House Theatre revives the powerful musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

From Bechdel to Chekhov, literary stars inspire this spring’s D.C. theater choices by Peter Marks

Winner of five Tonys, delightful and sad musical memoir ‘Fun Home’ comes to the National.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A scintillating ‘Virginia Woolf’ with a scalding Holly Twyford by Peter Marks

Ford’s Theatre, aided by director Aaron Posner, gets a big one right.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Marsha Mason, still putting the pedal to the metal by Peter Marks

The “Goodbye Girl” star has tackled Hollywood, auto racing and a Lillian Hellman drama.

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