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Friday, February 16, 2018

Review:Noura at by Susan Davidson

Loosely based on Ibsen's tragic heroine in A Doll's House, this is a sad, thought-provoking take on the lives of refugees forced to adjust their lives and expectations.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: Jimmy Titanic by Bernard McMullan Jim at by Susan Davidson

Written for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, this widely produced solo is still floating along just fine at the Irish Rep

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Review: Hamlet at by Susan Davidson

Michael Urie's very modern and lively Hamlet

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Review:The Humans at by Susan Davidson

Stephen Karam's is blessed with a very fine cast at the Kennedy Center in DC

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: Vicuna & The American Epilogue at by Susan Davidson

Jon Robin Baitz play updated with Epilogue in DC

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: The Lover/The Collection at by Susan Davidson

Both these one-act plays by Harold Pinter deal with relationships in language that is spare and rich, illuminating as well as confusing.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Review:Carousel at 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 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 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 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 -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 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 -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 -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 by Susan Davidson

Theater J's adaptation of David Goldman novel . .

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review:Road Show at Review:Road Show at 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 -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 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 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 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 -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 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 by Susan Davidson

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

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