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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
Friday, July 16, 2021

Monumental Theatre’s ‘Songs for a New World’ vividly imagines a better tomorrow by Thomas Floyd

The streaming production, shot across various locations in the D.C. area, overcomes some technical mishaps with ambitious staging and a top-notch cast.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:24PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Woolly Mammoth’s ‘Where We Belong’ speaks the languages of theater and film with equal elegance by Thomas Floyd

Mohegan playwright Madeline Sayet’s solo performance, finely captured on screen, raises poignant questions about colonialism and cultural genocide.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:36AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Olney Theatre looks to the future, with free Shakespeare — and a new focus on greater inclusion by Thomas Floyd

Summer season of 50 performances opens with Afrofuturistic production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:18AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Christopher Jackson, star of TV, stage and screen, talks ‘After Midnight’ and ‘In the Heights’ by Thomas Floyd

Nominated for a Tony in “Hamilton,” the actor appears in Signature Theatre’s ‘After Midnight,” and not for the first time.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:18AM
Friday, May 7, 2021

Digital theater productions highlight the power of art without an audience by Thomas Floyd

Studio Theatre’s “Until the Flood,” Signature Theatre’s “Midnight at the Never Get” and Arena Stage’s “A More Perfect Union” excel in the absence of in-person attendance.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:03PM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Signature Theatre’s latest show is a play and a movie. Behind the scenes at ‘Midnight at the Never Get.’ by Thomas Floyd

How covid restrictions have redefined ‘putting on a show’ for one theater.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:03AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Studio Theatre’s new play is about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, but feels urgently of the moment by Thomas Floyd

“Until the Flood,” by Dael Orlandersmith, looks at systemic racism from multiple perspectives.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:54AM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Colman Domingo lets go of his younger self in Round House’s ‘A Boy and His Soul’ by Thomas Floyd

The “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” actor passes the torch to a more age-appropriate actor for this filmed revival of his one-man memoir.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:06AM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Broadway’s favorite bad guy celebrates Shakespeare’s villains in ‘All the Devils Are Here’ by Thomas Floyd

Actor Patrick Page (‘Hadestown’) performs a streaming version of his one-man show for the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:18AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Signature Theatre launches all-digital season with ‘Simply Sondheim’ revival by Thomas Floyd

The musical revue, filmed under coronavirus safety protocols, includes tunes from the Sondheim canon, a staple of the Arlington company.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:12AM
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is the subject of a new play at Round House. He’s also the playwright’s husband. by Thomas Floyd

Lauren Gunderson’s “The Catastrophist” is loosely based on Wolfe’s book “The Viral Storm.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:24AM
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Olney Theatre gift-wraps its annual ‘Christmas Carol’ for a streaming audience by Thomas Floyd

Film version of actor Paul Morella’s one-man take on Dickens to be made available online.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:54AM
Friday, November 13, 2020

Masks, coronavirus tests and dancer ‘pods’: How the Washington Ballet tackled its new digital season by Thomas Floyd

The company has partnered with Marquee TV to stream four new works.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:03AM
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

GALA Theatre is a covid-19 ‘guinea pig’: first District theater to resume live indoor performance by Thomas Floyd

The Columbia Height theater will stage reduced-capacity shows as part of a pilot program.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:18AM

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