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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Adventure Theatre MTC’s next season includes 3 musicals by Tim Treanor

Adventure Theatre-MTC will reach into classic stories to create its five-show 2018-2019 season, the company announced. Included will be two world premiere musicals co-produced with outstandi…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Capital Fringe tickets are on sale. Here’s what you need to know. by Tim Treanor

The Capital Fringe Festival, DC’s annual theatrical adventure into the new, the innovative, the small, and the off-the-wall, is now open to the ticket-buying public. Here’s what …

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: Why Hamilton is the greatest musical yet written by Tim Treanor

The singular genius of Hamilton, the greatest musical ever written, is that it recognizes that the American Revolution did not end with Yorktown, but is ongoing, even today, and that there a…

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Rainbow Theatre Project presents 5 shows in Season 6 by Tim Treanor

The Rainbow Theatre Project, dedicated to producing art which captures the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, will present a five-production sixth season which incl…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Tempest is a Bad Play. WSC Avant Bard has made it better. by Tim Treanor

In The Tempest, the lordly Prospero, formerly known as the Duke of Milan, is marooned on a miserable island with his daughter as his only human company. He also has Caliban, a growling subhu…

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1st Stage announces its 10th Season, 5 plays and a festival by Tim Treanor

For its 11th season, Tyson’s 1st Stage will have a war story, a story about the aftermath of a war, a story about a tragic war fought in a high school, a story about a man returning fr…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

In Series’ new season features work by its incoming artistic director Timothy Nelson by Tim Treanor

In Series, for many years under the leadership of its founder Carla Hübner, will begin its first season with Timothy Nelson as Artistic Director this September, mashing great composers up w…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Another major change has come to DC theatre. Forum Theatre has closed. by Tim Treanor

Forum Theatre, long noted in DC for its raw and politically provocative theatermaking, has elected to cease operations, effective immediately. “As we began preparing for Forum’s 15th…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Review: psychological thriller The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs by Tim Treanor

You have heard this story before, but each time it comes at you in a different way, offering new anxieties and insights in equal measure. In Bluebeard, the beautiful young wife is given the …

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Flood City by Tim Treanor

“More matter and less art,” Queen Gertrude enjoined Polonius during one of his interminable dissertations. After watching Gabrielle Reisman’s Flood City, I feel ya, Your Ma…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Next season, The National’s 7 show Broadway series opens with a new Beetlejuice musical and closes with Bat Out of Hell by Tim Treanor

The seven shows hosted by the National Theatre next season will be either straight from New York or heading there.  The Broadway at the National series opens with the world premiere of Beet…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Next season, Everyman salts fresh plays among the prize winners by Tim Treanor

Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre has devised a 2018-2019 season designed to set you up with prize-winning plays and classics, and then blow you away with acclaimed fresh works, including t…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Review: Derek Jeter Makes the Play from Best Medicine by Tim Treanor

It is 2011, and we are in a tattered 4th-floor walkup in Maspeth, Queens.  The lights bathe a gigantic poster of Derek Jeter, a Hall-of-Fame quality shortstop who played for the New York Ya…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Keegan’s next season packs two big musicals in its 7 show adult season, and 2 shows for kids by Tim Treanor

Keegan’s 2018-2019 season will begin next September with a reprise — of John Strand’s Lincolnesque, which Keegan first ran in 2009. A young Congressional aide, desperate to…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Powerful production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at Olney Theatre Center (review) by Tim Treanor

A witch hunt, properly viewed and conducted, is a necessary part of society’s advancement — if we understand “witch” to be some part of the invisible universe which c…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Signature Theatre announces its 2018-2019 season by Tim Treanor

A Sondheim, a couple of Broadway hits, a couple of brand spankin’ new shows, and a boatload of cabarets. Signature Theatre’s 2018-2019 follows the familiar contours of recent sea…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s next season: dramas and comedies inside and outdoors by Tim Treanor

You’ve binge-watched “Breaking Bad,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “House of Cards.” So why not binge-watch the reign of England’s King Henry…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kennedy Center has a big season for young audiences coming up by Tim Treanor

Hah! Did you think that the Kennedy Center forgot about you just because you are, like, eight years old? No way. The enormous theatrical machine that is the Kennedy Center will turn out seve…

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Lauren Gunderson wins second Steinberg Award for The Book of Will by Tim Treanor

The Book of Will, in which surviving members of the acting troupe The King’s Men decide to put Shakespeare’s First Folio together, has won the $25,000 Steinberg Award for playwri…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: Pinky Swear’s Metro play, Use All Available Doors by Tim Treanor

In the morning we go down, you and I, to the bowels of the Washington Metro Transit system and there jostle and sway, with hundreds of strangers, in metal rectangular boxes through tubes dri…

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Woolly Mammoth announces its 2018/2019 season by Tim Treanor

Maria Manuela Goyanes will take over as Woolly Mammoth’s new Artistic Director next season, and her first season itself will be full of familiar Woolly friends — Branden Jacobs-J…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Kennedy Centers announces 2018-2019 theater season by Tim Treanor

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be serving a nine-course meal next season, with six musicals and three non-musicals occupying the five principal venues of the place f…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Anything goes in Faction of Fools’ 10th season by Tim Treanor

Murder. The conquest of France. Learning to become an actor. And food. Lots and lots of food. Gut-busting portions of foods; enough to last a decade. What could be better subjects for a litt…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Mosaic Theater Company announces its next 8 play season by Tim Treanor

Mosaic Theater Company’s fourth season will bring iconic figures from our past — Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Donny Hathaway, the great R&B and Gospel singer Rosetta…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

DCTS’ best fake news: Trump buys naming rights to Kennedy Center and other heart-stopping stories by Tim Treanor

MEMO TO SELF DATE:           March 31, 2018 RE:                 DCTS April Fools Story All right, dammit, think! It’s two hours from April Fools, and you have…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Look for Theater J’s next season on 4 familiar stages around town by Tim Treanor

Theater J will be all around town during the 2018-2019 theater season, as the Edlavitch DCJCC makes significant renovations to its digs on 16th Street. While the Jewish Cultural Center will …

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

In Series announces the selection of its new Artistic Director by Tim Treanor

Timothy Nelson, who spent ten years as the Artistic Director of the American Opera Theater in Baltimore, will return to the area after the conclusion of this season to take over the reins of…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Second season at 4615 Theatre Company will debut new Joe Calarco play by Tim Treanor

A play written at the dawn of the 17th century and one written at the dawn of the 21st will bookend the second full season for Silver Spring’s 4615 Theatre, the company announced Sunda…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Review: The Beckett Trio. Brilliant performances by Nanna Ingvarsson by Tim Treanor

You know this girl, this woman, this ghost. You met her in Galway, or in a small town in the Slieve Mish Mountains in County Kerry, or in Peoria — or in Bowie, or in Rwanda, or any pla…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Next season, Round House Theatre offers a slate of 5 dramas, and a mid-season move to make way for renovations by Tim Treanor

Bethesda’s Round House Theatre will kick off its 41st Season with a $14-million capital campaign — designed to raise money to improve both the company’s physical plant and …

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Baltimore Center Stage announces its 6 play 2018/2019 season by Tim Treanor

The first post-Kwame Kwei-Armah season at Baltimore Center Stage will feature the classics: established, new and aspiring. It will start off with one of the most celebrated plays in the Amer…

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