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Monday, November 14, 2016

Review:Carousel at curtainup.com-DC by Susan Davidson

Director Molly Smith has updated this period piece by softening the rough edges of the story and giving choreographer Parker Esse free rein. .

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review: Cloud 9 at curtainup.com-DC by Susan Davidson

Well cast revival of Caryl Churchill's play in DC

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Review: Satchmo at the Waldorf at curtainup.com-DC by Susan Davidson

This DC production features the gifted actor Craig Wallace who gives an uncanny impersonation of Louis Armstrong's posture .

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review: Jelly's Last Jam at curtainup.com-DC by Susan Davidson

Credit for how entertaining this revival of George C. Wolfe's musical about Jelly Roll Morton is the way Director Matthew Gardiner pulls the show together. . .

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Review:The Bridges Of Madison County at curtainup.com -DC by Susan Davidson

- the syrupy but enjoyable road show makes a stop at the Kennedy Center

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Review: Hedda Gabler at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

his shortened version of Ibsen's tragedy misses nothing snfdis a triumph for DC's Studio and, particularly, Julia Coffey

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Review: All the Way at curtainup.com -DC by Susan Davidson

Arena Stage's theater in the round, the Fichandler, is beautifully suited to Robert Schenkkan's political drama about President Lyndon Johnson's first year in office.Arena Stage's theater in…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Review:After the War at curtainup.com -DC by Susan Davidson

onflict in many forms is the basis of Motti Lerner's excellent play at Mosaic Theater. .

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Review: Falling Out of Time at curtainup.com-DC by Susan Davidson

Theater J's adaptation of David Goldman novel . .

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review:Road Show at curtainup.com http://www.curtainup.com/roadshowd16.html Review:Road Show at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

Finally, a smooth landing for this troubled Sondheim/Weidman musical, thanks largely to director Gary Griffin and Josh Lamon and Noah Racey as the Mizner brothers

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: The Promised Land at curtainup.com-DC by Susan Davidson

Mosaic Theater Company never shies away from tough questions. Its current offering by Shachar Pinkhas and Shay Pitovsky takes a hard look at the subject of refugees.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Review: The City of Conversation at curtainup.com-DC by Susan Davidson

Anthony Giardina's play about a by-gone Washington era is now at the city's at Arena Stage . . Read More

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Review: West Side Story at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

The small Signature Max theater has 276 seats, arranged on three sides increasing the intensity of the performance for the dancers and for the audience who are practically in their faces

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Review: Bright Star at curtainup.com - DC by Susan Davidson

The show lacks luster but the heavy on the banjo bluegrass score composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell has many soothing moments along with raucous thigh-slappin' and toe tappin' rhythm…

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Review:Kiss Me Kate at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

Rarely is a revival as perfect as this one now playing at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre/Harman Center. It has all the elements that keep you smiling for days: .

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Review:Destiny of Desire at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

Over the top. Silly beyond words. Those are just a few words to describe playwright Karen Zacarias' contribution to the Women's Voices Theater Festival. .

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Chimerica at curtainup.com -DC by Susan Davidson

a huge hit in London, Lucy Kirkwood's play is now having its U.S. premiere at Washington's Studio Theatre. . .

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Review:  he Fix/ at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

John Dempsey's book and composer Dana P. Rowe's musical now playing at Signature Theatre is a cynical look at priming a candidate. The music is rousing and some of the lyrics are very sophis…

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Review:Newsies at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

This touring production is as highly-polished, fast moving and well performed as any musical on Broadway . .

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Review:Marley at curtainup.com by Susan Davidson

By the end of an enjoyable evening, the audience happily gets up and dances in the balcony, in the aisles, even on stage.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Chess by Susan Davidson

The Signature's stellar production might just turn this into a hit at last.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review:Cabaret at curtainup.com -DC by Susan Davidson

A sublime production at DC's Signature .

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Review: Simply Sondheim at curtainup.coml by Susan Davidson

an enormously pleasing revue of Stephen Sondheim's marvelous music and angst-filled lyrics.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Review:The Originalist at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

Whether audiences in cities that don't have more than 50,000 lawyers and an incalculable number of wonks, will have the sitzfleisch for 105 minutes of dueling ideologies remains to be seen. …

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Review:Gigi at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

Pop the cork for "The Night They Invented Champagne" and much else. Gigi is bubbly entertainment. .

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Review:Diner at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

The popular 1950s motion picture takes a stab at becoming a hit musical .

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Review:Bad Jews at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

Joshua Harmon's play well done in DC

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Review: The Shopliftersat curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

Morris Panych's new play is boosted by a cast with great comic timing Morris Panych

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Camp David at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

Lawrence Wright's treatment of the historic facts is careful and comprehensive, and he's added is color, the human frailties of those concerned.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Review:Water by the Spoonful at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

The middle of Alegria Hudes's trilogy in DC, as the finale runs in New York . .

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Review: Beaches at curtainup.com/DC by Susan Davidson

The musical version of the novel has its faults, but the good casting and music make it well worth the time

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