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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Olney Theatre reimagines ‘The Music Man’ with a deaf Harold Hill by Thomas Floyd

"Only Murders in the Building" actor James Caverly plays the slippery con man Harold Hill in a production of "The Music Man" performed in American Sign Language and spoken English.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:42AM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

In Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Red Velvet,’ celebration is actually tragedy by Thomas Floyd

Actor Amari Cheatom astounds as Ira Aldridge, the first Black performer to play Othello on a London stage.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:42PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

‘Fires in the Mirror’ crackles with renewed relevance at Theater J by Thomas Floyd

January LaVoy inhabits numerous roles in Anna Deavere Smith's fact-based play, which was written in the aftermath of 1991's Crown Heights riot.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:42PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

She played Scout in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Now she’s got a new role. by Thomas Floyd

The 69-year-old actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for the 1962 film, plays Mrs. DuBose in Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation arriving at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:07AM
Friday, May 27, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ showcases depth of D.C. acting talent by Thomas Floyd

Understudies step up as coronavirus and other health issues sideline several central cast members.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:33PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Cast of the Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ is an all-local affair by Thomas Floyd

A cast entirely composed of local actors performs the Thornton Wilder classic at Sidney Harman Hall.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:18AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ is back in D.C. with new rhymes, familiar face by Thomas Floyd

"Hamilton" alumnus Christopher Jackson joins the improvised hip-hop show for performances at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:12AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Spanish debut of ‘On Your Feet!’ showcases Estefans’ universal appeal by Thomas Floyd

Gloria Estefan wrote new Spanish lyrics for four songs in the jukebox musical, now onstage at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:48PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Round House’s Russia-set play blends high tech and timeliness by Thomas Floyd

Inspired by true events, the play “We Declare You a Terrorist …” uses digital projection to tell a tale set in 2002 and today.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:33AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

An allegation and a cancellation: How Arena Stage’s big show fell apart by Thomas Floyd

Lead actress in theater’s fall 2021 run of “Toni Stone” said she felt unsafe onstage and didn’t receive support.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:06AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Q&A: Nadina Hassan on playing Regina George in ‘Mean Girls’ tour by Thomas Floyd

Nadina Hassan, an actress of Colombian and Egyptian heritage, talks about playing the high school bully in the touring production of 'Mean Girls,' which comes to the Kennedy Center this mont…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:18PM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the Kennedy Center is one for the Andrew Lloyd Webber groupies by Thomas Floyd

The noisy production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1971 rock opera should thrill longtime fans, even if it's unlikely convert any newcomers into believers.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:03PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The road to 'A.D. 16,’ Olney Theatre’s musical about a teenage Mary Magdalene in love with Jesus by Thomas Floyd

Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter collaborated on 'A.D. 16,' a musical love story about a teenage Mary Magdalene and adolescent Jesus.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:24AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

A world-premiere at GALA Hispanic Theatre speaks to Puerto Rico’s past, and its present by Thomas Floyd

Adapted from Rosario Ferré’s 1995 novel, 'La Casa de la Laguna” tells a story that is at once personal and political.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:36AM
Friday, January 7, 2022

‘The Prom’ at the Kennedy Center is bursting with zeal but short on zazz by Thomas Floyd

The touring production of the Broadway musical suffers from comparisons to Ryan Murphy’s starry Netflix adaptation.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:42PM
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Fortune Feimster got into comedy for laughs. She ended up finding connections. by Thomas Floyd

The confessional comic, in the D.C. area for two performances, never expected that her Netflix special ‘Sweet & Salty’ would resonate so deeply with audiences.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:18AM
Thursday, December 23, 2021

‘Rent’ alum Adam Pascal takes ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ on the road by Thomas Floyd

The ever-youthful actor talks about his latest ‘big-boy’ role, and other recent cameos.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:18AM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Studio Theatre’s ‘Flight’ soars by tackling big issues with miniature models by Thomas Floyd

The theatrical installation uses 230 scrolling dioramas to tell the story of two Afghan brothers on a harrowing journey to London.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:18PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

The musical ‘A Strange Loop’ is boundary-pushing — even for Woolly Mammoth by Thomas Floyd

The adventurous D.C. theater, which isn’t known for musicals, puts on Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer-winning show.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:54AM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

For actor Michael Anthony Williams, offstage day jobs have sharpened his craft onstage by Thomas Floyd

Working in philanthropy, criminology and disaster relief have imbued his work in Arena Stage’s “Seven Guitars” with greater humanity.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:03AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mason Alexander Park brings star power to Olney’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ by Thomas Floyd

The “Cowboy Bebop” actor’s glam-rock radiance shows the high-octane musical in a new light.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:12PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

How starring in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ helped one actor understand their own sense of gender identity by Thomas Floyd

Mason Alexander Park plays the genderqueer glam rocker in Olney Theatre’s production, and a trans version of Gren in Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:33AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Theater J’s tear-jerking two-hander ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ imparts enduring life lessons by Thomas Floyd

Cody Nickell and Michael Russotto star in the fact-based play, adapted from sportswriter Mitch Albom’s best-selling memoir.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:18PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Synetic Theater’s ‘The Madness of Poe’ delivers a haunting mash-up from the father of American horror by Thomas Floyd

Stylishly staged, though at times incongruent, Paata Tsikurishvili’s largely wordless production fuses “The Fall of the House of Usher” with “The Raven.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:42PM

Washington Ballet kicks off its return to in-person performance with two shows at the National Building Museum by Thomas Floyd

The company opens its “season of gratitude” with a showcase of contemporary and classic works.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:24AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

As ‘Hadestown’ comes to the Kennedy Center, the show’s creators explain the magic behind one great song by Thomas Floyd

The Tony Award-winning musical, inspired by Greek myth, includes the showstopper ‘Wait for Me.’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:12AM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

David Strathairn, now playing a Holocaust witness at the Shakespeare Theatre, reflects on the lessons of the past by Thomas Floyd

The Oscar-nominated actor, onstage in ‘Remember This: The Lessons of Jan Karski,’ see parallels between Karski’s fight and today.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:03PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Arena Stage teams up with the Washington Nationals for a simulcast of the baseball play ‘Toni Stone’ by Thomas Floyd

A crowd of up to 12,000 will gather to watch Lydia R. Diamond’s play, about the first woman to play in the Negro Leagues, on the Nationals Park video scoreboard.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:06AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

‘Toni Stone’ takes some big swings in Arena Stage’s winning return to live theater by Thomas Floyd

Lydia R. Diamond’s play tells the story of the first woman to play full-time professional baseball.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:18PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

A 9/11 survivor wanted nothing to do with ‘Come From Away.’ Now she’s seen it a dozen times. by Thomas Floyd

Kathy Dillaber, who lost her sister at the Pentagon on 9/11, found connection and catharsis in the hit musical, which will be performed at the Lincoln Memorial on Sept. 10.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:24AM
Friday, August 20, 2021

Constellation Theatre’s ‘Moon Man Walk’ stumbles through a cosmic voyage of love and loss by Thomas Floyd

James Ijames’s play strikes a chord but is overburdened by its scattered ambitions.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:48PM