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Saturday, February 17, 2018

‘Chess’ has the best cast of any musical this season. But the show itself has issues. by Peter Marks

Kennedy Center launches “Broadway Center Stage” concert series by enlisting Raul Esparza, Karen Olivo and other theater stars.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018

'August Rush' to debut as a musical next winter at Signature Theatre, with John Doyle directing by Peter Marks

The production boasts a director twice-honored with the Tony Award.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

10 ways to attend a play as the worst theatergoer you can be by Peter Marks

A handy guide to losing friends and irritating people.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

A new Native American drama meanders a bit uncertainly into Arena’s spotlight by Peter Marks

“Sovereignty” attempts the tricky task of making legal jurisdiction issues lively.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

He absorbed all her high school drama expertise. And now he’s SpongeBob. by Peter Marks

Former Georgetown Day students recount their rise to leading roles on Broadway

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Star Broadway team to bring a kinder, gentler president to Arena Stage by Peter Marks

“Dave,” the movie comedy starring Kevin Kline, will become “Dave” the musical.

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A sharp and wise play about girls devoted to soccer amid the pressures of teenage years by Peter Marks

“The Wolves” at Studio Theatre is a work that scores, and scores some more.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kahn’s final ‘Hamlet’ at Shakespeare Theatre is off-key by Peter Marks

Michael Urie gives a showboat performance set in the proximity of “Homeland.”

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Monday, January 22, 2018

On this occasion, lots of bugs in Synetic Theater’s system by Peter Marks

Kafka’s ‘The Trial’ rests here on too many legs

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

A ticket for a bumpy ride to Eastern Europe is all this play offers by Peter Marks

“Everything Is Illuminated” meanders onto the Theater J stage.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Theresa Rebeck’s riff on Restoration comedy is not quite a smash by Peter Marks

Sneers at leisure class come across as stale in her “Way of the World.”

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan are sublime in ‘The Humans’ by Peter Marks

Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning play arrives at the Kennedy Center.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

‘On Your Feet!’ isn’t profound. Just fun. by Peter Marks

The story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan proves to be a tunefully easy-listenin’ antidote.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

A critic taken with Lithgow’s ‘Stories by Heart’ lists 10 other favorite solo shows by Peter Marks

Actor’s sterling piece on Broadway prompts a look back at the best of a genre.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

In some musicals of yore, female characters deserve better. by Peter Marks

The headlines about sexual harassment awaken issues in productions from the past.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

You can easily fall into like with ‘An American in Paris’ by Peter Marks

Despite its Gershwin songbook and knockout choreography, the touring musical lacks passion.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

John Kander to receive a Signature Theatre honor named for an illustrious peer by Peter Marks

The celebrated composer, will be feted in Washington on March 19.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

My favorite things in 2017 theater in Washington, New York and beyond by Peter Marks

From the song of the year to a heartbreaking play with perfect pitch.

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017

Sail on, 'Titanic' — from Arlington to Seoul to . . . Broadway? by Peter Marks

A Tony winner gets a new life, maybe in New York, courtesy of a Korean producer.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A quick and handy introduction to the plays of an autumn in New York by Peter Marks

Here a play, there a play, everywhere a pretty good play.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A ‘Twelfth Night’ that’s great for any night by Peter Marks

Even if you’ve seen the oft-staged comedy before, Shakespeare Theatre shows you new magic.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The dark aims of Enda Walsh are partly achieved in Solas Nua’s ‘Misterman’ by Peter Marks

But the Ireland-oriented company stakes out a new neighborhood for D.C. theater.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

‘Mean Girls’ fans: Tina Fey’s musical is a singing, dancing revenge party, and it’s funny by Peter Marks

The music numbers need work in Fey’s musical version of her cult hit film

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

‘Crazy for You’ has got rhythm but isn’t wholly embraceable by Peter Marks

Signature Theatre revives a hit Gershwin “revisical” from the ’90s.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Why did the Tony Awards drop '1984'? It's a Broadway mystery. by Peter Marks

The strange case of the thwarted Tony nominator.

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You love theater? So do these 12 D.C. stage dynamos.  by Peter Marks

Get to know a younger breed of actors who are helping to define a vibrant theater town.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

'The Band's Visit' is gentle, soulful, tuneful - and the best new musical on Broadway by Peter Marks

An evocative show based on an Israeli movie opens as a irresistible entertainment

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

‘Vicuña’ is a comedy tailored to troubled political times by Peter Marks

At last, the Trump era, courtesy of Jon Robin Baitz, yields a truly fine play.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Go on, get inside Daniel Kitson’s head. You’ll find it a strange and funny place. by Peter Marks

The British monologuist comes to D.C. for the first time, with a new show.

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