All stories by Susan Galbraith on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

A lighthearted look at art-making in ‘Picasso’ at GALA by Susan Galbraith

This entertaining show for children and their families invites the audience into Picasso’s imaginative leaps of transformational visions. By SUSAN GALBRAITH

SOURCE: at 06:21AM
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Timothy Nelson on the high-wire thinking behind IN Series’ ‘Alceste’ by Susan Galbraith

In an in-depth conversation, the artistic director shares the conception and resonant components of a world premiere play with music inpired by a lost Euripides play. By SUSAN GALBRAITH

SOURCE: at 03:15PM
Monday, June 12, 2023

‘Kumanana!’ at GALA celebrates Afro-Peruvian culture from the heart by Susan Galbraith

A musical review about the life and legacy of a sister and brother whose art advanced the identity of Afro-descendants in Peru.

SOURCE: at 12:28PM
Monday, April 24, 2023

Two sisters feud in ‘La valentía (Valor),’ a zany ghost farce at GALA by Susan Galbraith

Director José Zayas keeps the show humming and the humor coming.

SOURCE: at 10:00AM
Friday, April 21, 2023

From PostClassical Ensemble, a wildly bold ‘Entwined: A Double Feature’ by Susan Galbraith

A seminal Spanish opera ('El retablo de maese Pedro') followed by a new Derek Goldman piece starring David Strathairn and Robin de Jesús.

SOURCE: at 01:29PM
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

‘We’ve sweated blood for this work’: Briana Hunter on performing in ‘Blue’ by Susan Galbraith

As the acclaimed opera opens at Kennedy Center, the mezzo-soprano who plays the mother of a slain Black son talks about going to a place beyond grief.

SOURCE: at 02:31PM
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Maryland Lyric Opera offers outstanding ‘Otello’ by Susan Galbraith

Verdi was surely smiling down from the heavens to hear his most stirring work given such a powerful, clear, and moving rendering.

SOURCE: at 08:11PM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Heart-wrenching ‘Selling Kabul’ is all too real at Signature Theatre by Susan Galbraith

As the urgency ratchets up and surprises are revealed, the story becomes a heart-stopping journey.

SOURCE: at 06:25AM
Monday, February 13, 2023

‘Sweethearts’ and ‘The Zoo,’ two antique Valentines, from Victorian Lyric Opera by Susan Galbraith

Sadly, these Gilbert and Sullivan light operettas are showing their age.

SOURCE: at 01:28PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

An inside look at WNO’s January 21 American Opera Initiative by Susan Galbraith

Kelley Rourke, the new artistic advisor for the program, previews three new 20-minute operas.

SOURCE: at 07:46PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A preview peek as Washington Revels prepares its 40th Christmas Revels by Susan Galbraith

Holiday joy is on the way in the company's 'Christmas Revels: Celtic Crossroads.'

SOURCE: at 07:41PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

Solas Nua’s new ‘Playboy of the Western World’ is now a laugh riot by Susan Galbraith

In Bisi Adigun and Roddy Doyle's contemporary adaptation of J.M. Synge's classic, it's not clear who has more fun, the audience or the ensemble on stage.

SOURCE: at 08:46AM
Monday, October 31, 2022

World-class ‘Cerrando el círculo’ opens GALA’s Fuego Flamenco Festival XVIII by Susan Galbraith

The weekend program, the first of three, was directed and choreographed by Antonio Granjero, the 'Baryshnikov of Spanish Dance.'

SOURCE: at 06:02PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre revives a visionary ‘Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci’ by Susan Galbraith

Playwright and Director Mary Zimmerman plumbs the mind of the man.

SOURCE: at 09:04PM

A good ‘Good Doctor’ is in the house at Washington Stage Guild by Susan Galbraith

Ten of Chekhov’s short stories adapted by comedy writer Neil Simon and acted broadly.

SOURCE: at 08:39AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

GALA delivers a daring update of ‘Revoltosa (The Troublemaker)’ by Susan Galbraith

The 1897 original — a farce about couples at different ages and stages of love — gets an experimental-musical treatment and is a must-see for theater lovers.

SOURCE: at 08:52PM
Thursday, August 4, 2022

Cirque du Soleil’s fantastical ‘Kurios’ is a heart-stopping marvel by Susan Galbraith

A show about the richness of human imagination in a once-upon-a-time where science meets art.

SOURCE: at 07:18PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

A visit with the 4615 Theatre ensemble getting ready to rage in song by Susan Galbraith

Their original cabaret, 'tempered,' promises to be cathartic art.

SOURCE: at 12:48PM
Sunday, July 3, 2022

How Baritone Javier Arrey prepared to play a pre-#MeToo cad by Susan Galbraith

When first cast as the Count in Maryland Lyric Opera’s sparkling production of 'The Marriage of Figaro,' he thought the guy was evil.

SOURCE: at 12:17PM
Monday, June 6, 2022

An emotional remembrance of D-Day, in concert at Kennedy Center by Susan Galbraith

In 'The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day,' the words tell the story; the music breaks open our hearts.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:47PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Maryland Lyric Opera’s ‘Don Carlo’ is musically impressive but complicated by Susan Galbraith

The real passionate relationship in this production is carried by a bromance.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:29PM
Monday, March 14, 2022

WNO’s ‘Così fan tutte’ is a treat as tasty as a Viennese pastry by Susan Galbraith

At Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera offers a delectable evening of lighter-than-air meringue fare.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:43PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Washington National Opera’s ‘Written in Stone’: opera as American as apple pie by Susan Galbraith

Four world premieres at Kennedy Center point to the future of the art form and tell stories that relate directly to the American experience.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:43PM
Monday, February 28, 2022

Maryland Lyric Opera in concert delivers a sublime ‘Turandot’ by Susan Galbraith

In Strathmore’s glowing wood auditorium with its stellar acoustics, each familiar tune was more glorious than the last.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:11AM
Sunday, February 27, 2022

A Q&A with Francesca Zambello on WNO’s new opera, ‘Written in Stone’ by Susan Galbraith

For Kennedy Center's 50th anniversary, the Washington National Opera takes on monumentalism.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:46AM
Monday, February 7, 2022

A stellar cast plays a Puerto Rican family in GALA’s ‘House on the Lagoon’ by Susan Galbraith

Their three-generation story takes us inside themes of class, racism, and sexism that are woven into the island’s history.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:59AM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Hanging in and forging ahead at GALA with theater that matters by Susan Galbraith

¡Pa’lante! An inspiring conversation about resilience with Executive Director Rebecca Medrano and Actor Ernesto Concepción.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:09AM
Monday, December 13, 2021

‘…(Iphigenia)’ opera at Kennedy Center pushes musical boundaries by Susan Galbraith

The creators have thrown away the rulebook. It’s not jazz exactly and certainly not classical contemporary.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:39PM
Saturday, November 13, 2021

Welcome to the sound and sheer energy of ‘Rent’ at Signature Theatre by Susan Galbraith

In these still difficult times, 'Rent' is a much-needed tonic for the soul.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:54PM
Monday, November 8, 2021

At Kennedy Center, the WNO has fun being back home by Susan Galbraith

In a concert called 'Come Home: A Celebration of Return,' the variety of styles and greatest hits was almost too much for the ear and heart to bear.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:15AM
Saturday, November 6, 2021

GALA’s flamenco festival begins with a dramatic gem in ‘Salvador’ by Susan Galbraith

Choreographer/dancer Edwin Aparicio mines his own childhood memories of war and migration.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:00PM

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