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Thursday, May 25, 2017

A quartet of actors take the gloves off in a play with four thrilling corners by Peter Marks

“A Doll’s House, Part 2” has Broadway audiences choosing sides and cheering.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A transgender character bends traditional limits in Taylor Mac’s play ‘Hir’ by Peter Marks

The raucous absurd-realism comedy written by the Pulitzer finalist makes its regional debut in D.C.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Shakespeare’s ‘Timon of Athens’ takes a rare Washington bow by Peter Marks

With the stellar Ian Merrill Peakes, Folger Theatre stages lesser-known play.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Studio Theatre’s ‘The Father’ may mean more to students of medicine than drama by Peter Marks

A masterful Ted van Griethuysen carries the production of Florian Zeller’s play.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Even the gargoyles dance in Synetic’s fierce ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ by Peter Marks

The company makes a 19th-century French novel its own.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The surprise smash of the Broadway season: ‘Come From Away’ by Peter Marks

A musical about kindness and humanity after Sept. 11 finds an enthusiastic audience.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

J.T. Rogers’s play ‘Oslo’ receives seven Tony nominations by Peter Marks

There’s nothing frosty about the diplomacy portrayed in the trenchant “Oslo.”

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tony Award nominations 2017: 'Natasha, Pierre' leads with 12 nominations by Peter Marks

Lead actor Ben Platt secured a nomination for his role as the angst-filled teenager.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

More than 100 years ago, Nora walked out of 'A Doll's House.' Now in 'A Doll's House, Part 2,' she walks back in. by Peter Marks

Playwright Lucas Hnath has a Broadway breakthrough with this wickedly intelligent play, inspired by Henrik Ibsen.

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Dumbing down the Bard: Are Americans too intellectually lazy to appreciate his genius? by Peter Marks

Why we see only four or five Shakespeare plays, over and over.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

GALA’s ‘In the Heights’: Party like it’s 2017 by Peter Marks

The D.C. company unveils a Spanish language version of a Lin-Manuel Miranda hit.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Why 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes' in 'Hello, Dolly!' is making people crazy happy by Peter Marks

"Put on Your Sunday Clothes” is the pick-me-up you need

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bette Midler and 'Hello, Dolly!' are a perfect match. Don't tell me you're surprised. by Peter Marks

With David Hyde Pierce's Horace Vandergelder as her humorous mark, Midler's Dolly hits a bull's eye.

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‘Fun Home’ is pure musical satisfaction by Peter Marks

The touring Tony-winning show is as good at the National Theatre as it is on Broadway.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon were both up for the lead role in Broadway's 'The Little Foxes.' They both got it. Now you can see why. by Peter Marks

Linney and Nixon alternate in the roles of Regina and Birdie in Hellman's 1939 melodrama.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

'Oslo' has exhilaration — and Tony — written all over it by Peter Marks

Lincoln Center Theater stages the play of the season.

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Pointless Theatre looks inspirationally to the past, and thrillingly sees the future by Peter Marks

A D.C. company fuses hip-hop and futurism in “.D0t:: a RotoPlastic Ballet.”

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It’s built around a funeral home, but there’s nothing funereal about ‘Fun Home’ by Peter Marks

Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron bring their Tony-winning hit to Washington’s National Theatre.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The fight between cosmetic legends Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden by Peter Marks

Lindy Woodhead’s biography “War Paint” inspired a team of Broadway musical veterans.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

LuPone and Ebersole, together in the footlights, in Broadway's 'War Paint' by Peter Marks

The historic rivalry of two cosmetics empresses, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, told in song (and a bit of dance).

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Christine Ebersole, at peace even in “War Paint” by Peter Marks

The two-time Tony winner is Elizabeth Arden opposite Patti LuPone’s Helena Rubinstein.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

There will be blood in Signature’s ‘Midwestern Gothic’ by Peter Marks

The murk blunts the gore in the world-premiere musical in Shirlington.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

'The Hairy Ape' with Bobby Cannavale is a vision by Peter Marks

It's such an epic vision of the piece, the role of the "ape" could have gone to King Kong.

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Sally Field, on Broadway and on a mission by Peter Marks

The two-time Oscar winner ignites her theater career in a revival of “The Glass Menagerie.”

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The remarkable ‘Battlefield’ speaks softly, and profoundly by Peter Marks

Peter Brook’s return to “The Mahabharata” is at the Kennedy Center through April 2.

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DC Theater Season 2017-18: ‘Scottsboro’ at Signature, Trump satire at Mosaic by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

New ‘Mean Girls’ musical sets dates at National Theater.

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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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