All stories by Peter Marks on BroadwayStars

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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Friday, January 20, 2017

Broadway voices rise, not in anger, but in "hope" by Peter Marks

Stars turn out for a New York concert that proves a rousing counterpoint to Inauguration Day in Washington

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

At a pivotal political moment, Roe v. Wade unfolds again, this time on stage by Peter Marks

“Roe” tells the story of one of the most contentious Supreme Court rulings of modern times.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In London, Harry Potter embraces his loyal fans by Peter Marks

REVIEW|| "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which comes to Broadway next year, slakes the thirst of any Potter-holic.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Seeing 2016 election insecurities through the eyes of one family by Peter Marks

Richard Nelson, playwright-director of “The Gabriels,” talks about the creation of his trilogy.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

A pale ‘Copenhagen’ at Theater J by Peter Marks

Revival of Michael Frayn’s Tony-winning play lacks a powerful sense of intrigue.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Is following Emily Post the path to a better world? by Peter Marks

“Charm” details the efforts of a trailblazer to bring more civility to inner-city life.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

For sheer tedium, there's no time like 'The Present' by Peter Marks

REVIEW || Not even the great Cate can salvage this turgid evening.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Voices raised ebulliently, passengers of ‘Titanic’ head for the deep by Peter Marks

Signature Theatre stages a melodic though dramatically challenged Tony winner.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Letting the full force of August Wilson’s talent in, through ‘Fences’ by Peter Marks

Denzel Washington directs the movie version, with much of the Broadway cast intact.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo collide in a primally supercharged 'Othello' by Peter Marks

In Sam Gold's harrowing production, the actors captivatingly show off their stage muscle.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Once upon a time, there was a fairy tale musical for grown-ups... by Peter Marks

“Into the Woods” is back, in a charmingly stripped-down version at the Kennedy Center.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Sutton Foster, dancing on the edge by Peter Marks

The two-time Tony Award winner has been eager to play more complicated characters.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

'Dear Evan Hansen': On Broadway, and on the money. by Peter Marks

|| REVIEW The musical birthed at Arena Stage officially opens at the Music Box Theatre

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Washington is in line for a huge shipment of political theater by Peter Marks

Arena Stage set to be staging ground for “Power Plays.”

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

What does it mean to be Christian? A play at a Jewish theater explores it. by Peter Marks

Lucas Hnath’s play gets its regional premiere at Theater J.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Give them a hand! Musicals stage a comeback. by Peter Marks

Across TV and movie screens and stages, stars are lining up to sing and dance.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The 1955 play topical as ever: ‘View From the Bridge’ revival storms into D.C. by Peter Marks

Ivo van Hove brings his Tony-winning revival of Arthur Miller’s masterwork to the Kennedy Center.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

How quickly can a Tony winning playwright respond to the presidential election? This fast. by Peter Marks

"Union Square Incident" is a cautionary tale about the beginnings of a police state

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Trump-‘Hamilton’ controversy shows why live theater still matters by Peter Marks

Theater makers of all ages should reflect on what the squabble over Vice President-elect Mike Pence's attendance has awakened.

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