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Sunday, February 18, 2024

This ‘Next to Normal’ revival is like a David Lynchian fever dream by Thomas Floyd

Alan Paul oversees this projection-heavy revival of “Next to Normal,” Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s alt-rock musical about a mother with bipolar disorder.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM

A new musical uses sign language to tell the story of a deaf soldier by Thomas Floyd

A real-life World War I sniper inspired “Private Jones,” which is getting its world premiere at Signature Theatre in Virginia.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM

The most promising theater to see in D.C. and N.Y. this spring by Thomas Floyd

Steve Carell, Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy Strong and Ralph Fiennes are among the big names gracing stages on Broadway and in Washington.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM
Monday, December 11, 2023

How ‘Girl From the North Country’ repurposes the Bob Dylan songbook by Thomas Floyd

Writer-director Conor McPherson explains how he pieced together the acclaimed jukebox musical “Girl From the North Country,” at the Kennedy Center starting Dec. 12.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:36AM
Friday, December 8, 2023

‘As You Like It,’ with the songs of the Beatles, is a groovy good time by Thomas Floyd

The 1960s spin on “As You Like It” leans on the Fab Four’s hits and lots of slapstick to delight at the Shakespeare Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM

Avett Brothers musical ‘Swept Away’ makes for a spellbinding tale by Thomas Floyd

“Swept Away,” a roots rock musical about a 19th-century shipwreck, proves itself worthy of a Broadway voyage.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:32PM
Monday, November 27, 2023

Cynthia Erivo doesn’t sing the same old tune by Thomas Floyd

The Tony winner talks about her Kennedy Center concert as well as her next movie “Drift” and filming “Wicked.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:12AM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Folger Theatre embraces a new era with ‘The Winter’s Tale’ by Thomas Floyd

“The Winter’s Tale,” Shakespeare’s story of transformation, is a fitting show for the Folger, an institution that hopes to engage new audiences.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:54AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Theater J’s ‘Here I Am’ tackles notions of faith, family and identity by Thomas Floyd

Theater J’s “Here I Am” series features three solo shows: Iris Bahr’s “See You Tomorrow,” Michele Lowe’s “Moses” and Sun Mee Chomet’s “How to Be a Korean Woman.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:32AM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

To start his next chapter, Josh Gad went back to the beginning by Thomas Floyd

The Hollywood star, in search of a career reset, returned to his Broadway roots with ‘Gutenberg! The Musical!’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:19AM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

‘POTUS’ playwright talks patriarchy and profanity by Thomas Floyd

“POTUS” playwright Selina Fillinger, 29, wrote the political farce — now at Arena Stage — about seven women in the president’s inner circle.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:33PM

Washington Ballet names Edwaard Liang as new artistic director by Thomas Floyd

The former dancer and prolific choreographer comes to D.C. after a decade running Ohio’s BalletMet.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:25AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Amid peaks and valleys, ‘The Mountaintop’ taps into MLK’s humanity by Thomas Floyd

Round House Theatre stages a steady production of Katori Hall’s absorbing if uneven historical fantasy, which reimagines Martin Luther King Jr.’s final night.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:25PM
Monday, October 9, 2023

In ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ a real-life couple gets divorced 8 times a week by Thomas Floyd

Rob McClure reprises his Tony-nominated role alongside his wife, Maggie Lakis, in the touring production of the Broadway musical.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:33AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Shakespeare Everywhere — but not a doublet in sight by Thomas Floyd

A new city-wide, 12-week celebration of the Bard offers the DMV an array of innovative productions reviving, reimagining or riffing on Shakespeare’s oeuvre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:07PM
Thursday, September 28, 2023

The 16 best theaters in the D.C. area to catch a play by Thomas Floyd

From escapist eye candy to heady experimental shows, the Washington area has a playhouse for every taste.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:43AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

At Ford’s Theatre, Maynard Jackson’s ex-speechwriter reflects on his legacy by Thomas Floyd

Pearl Cleage wrote “Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard” about the first Black mayor of Atlanta after working as his press secretary decades ago.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:19AM
Monday, September 11, 2023

With ‘Evita,’ a young director follows in a Broadway icon’s footsteps by Thomas Floyd

Sammi Cannold, 29, looks at Harold Prince’s “Evita” through a feminist lens at the Shakespeare Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:37AM
Thursday, August 17, 2023

Jason Robert Brown on building ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ by Thomas Floyd

A Tony-winning composer looks back on his 2014 show — now onstage at Signature Theatre — and reflects on the state of modern musical theater.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:55AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Meet the ‘Moulin Rouge!’ designers who created its kinetic aesthetic by Thomas Floyd

Director Alex Timbers, scenic designer Derek McLane and costume designer Catherine Zuber discuss shaping the Tony-winning musical, now at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:13AM
Wednesday, August 2, 2023

‘Spamalot’ to be first Kennedy Center production on Broadway in years by Thomas Floyd

The transfer is a crowning achievement for the arts center’s Broadway Center Stage series, which staged the musical in May.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:07AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Isabel Hagen went from Juilliard to stand-up, with strings attached by Thomas Floyd

The Juilliard-trained violist and standup comic performs this weekend at the Comedy Loft of DC.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:19PM

In ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ at Arena Stage, music and message don’t mesh by Thomas Floyd

Lauren Yee's play strains to connect its musical interludes with the weighty drama of the Cambodian genocide.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:19PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2023

After delays, a stripped-down ‘Fela!’ finds its way to Washington by Thomas Floyd

Lili-Anne Brown directs the first professional production of the Afrobeat musical "Fela!" since its Tony-winning Broadway tour ended more than a decade ago.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:43AM
Friday, June 30, 2023

Meet the female and trans actors playing Founding Fathers in ‘1776’ by Thomas Floyd

Gisela Adisa, Liz Mikel, Kassandra Haddock and Sav Souza star in the touring production of the nontraditionally cast Broadway revival of "1776," now onstage at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:49AM
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

‘Gravid Water’ rocks the boat by throwing ‘yes, and’ to the wind by Thomas Floyd

Jason Mantzoukas and a team of comics headline the Kennedy Center show, which combines theater and improv to gleefully unpredictable results.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:07PM
Friday, June 16, 2023

In ‘The Enigmatist,’ David Kwong pulls off a feat of cerebral sorcery by Thomas Floyd

The New York Times crossword constructor delivers a mesmerizing mash-up of cryptology, magic and intellect.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:04AM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

Tony Awards 2023: Who’s hosting, favorites to win and how to watch by Thomas Floyd

Ariana DeBose returns to host the writers' strike-affected Tony Awards on Sunday at the United Palace in Washington Heights.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:55AM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Summer theater is packed with unique offerings from coast to coast by Thomas Floyd

Highlights include free Shakespeare, the Muny’s 105th season, ‘Rent in Concert’ at the Kennedy Center and 'A Sondheim Celebration” at the Hollywood Bowl.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:13AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ director Sarna Lapine found her own path to Sondheim by Thomas Floyd

How Sarna Lapine, the niece of Stephen Sondheim’s longtime collaborator James Lapine, puts her unique stamp on Sondheim.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:06AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Neal Brennan would like to introduce a ‘Brand New Neal’ by Thomas Floyd

Stand-up comedian and "Chappelle's Show" co-creator Neal Brennan is bringing his latest show the Howard Theatre and Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:06AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards