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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Theater Alliance’s next season: dramas and new Psalmeyene 24 hip hop musical by Tim Treanor

Theater Alliance’s first season under the helm of  Producing Artistic Director Raymond O. Caldwell will take a hard look at the experience of being Black in America in its three-play 2019…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Quotidian Theatre announces the 3 plays for season 2019-2020 by Tim Treanor

Bethesda-based Quotidian Theatre will be producing plays from two writers familiar to its audiences — Horton Foote and Connor McPherson — and one from Henrik Ibsen which shocked audience…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Best Medicine Rep’s got 4 comedies for Season 3 by Tim Treanor

Best Medicine Rep, the DMV’s only theater company devoted to comedy, will present a 2019-2020 season composed of a fresh comedy from the West Coast, a reprise of a successful 2018 producti…

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Everyman opens its new Upstairs Theatre as part of 8-play 2019-2020 season by Tim Treanor

This coming season, Everyman Theatre will inaugurate The Upstairs Theatre, its new 210-seat performance space, with a three-play new play festival, against a backdrop of five classic plays o…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

All Is True movie review: Defending Kenneth Branagh’s right to invent Shakespeare’s last years by Tim Treanor

We know very little about William Shakespeare, so we make stuff up. Thus we have Shakespeare in Love (John Madden–Tom Stoppard), which imagines the Bard falling for an aristocrat’s wife …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The National Theatre announces its 12-show Broadway season by Tim Treanor

The new season scheduled for the Washington’s National Theatre seems more promising, at this point, than the Washington Nationals season. The National Theatre will present seven musicals a…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Contemporary American Theater Festival’s six show summer shows a society shaken up by Tim Treanor

The Contemporary American Theater Festival‘s 29th season will feature six new plays — four of them world premieres — which focus on the great cultural changes running through our socie…

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Constellation Theatre Company’s Season 13 ranges from ridiculous to sublime by Tim Treanor

Constellation Theatre Company, which has established a reputation for performing the sublime epics of our culture, will, in its 13th season, aspire to capture the ridiculous — and a little…

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Synetic Theater debuts Phantom of the Opera next season by Tim Treanor

Synetic Theater will produce — and reimagine — the classics for its 2019-2020 season, reviving two of its most notable productions — The Tempest and The Snow Queen — and adding a cla…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Keegan Theatre announces its 2019-2020 season. Four of the seven shows are Washington area debuts by Tim Treanor

A world premiere from a local actor/playwright, a co-production, an old favorite, two musicals, and two stories about, or almost about, actual events make up Keegan Theatre’s 2019-2020 sea…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

1st Stage’s 2019-2020 season includes co-productions with Keegan and Olney by Tim Treanor

In their next season, 1st Stage’s eclectic, collaborative twelfth season will take on air guitar wizards, race in the squared circle, aging in (a bad) place, brain surgery and the Attorney…

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NextStop Theatre’s 2019-2020 season, musicals bookend their 6 show lineup by Tim Treanor

Next season at NextStop Theatre Company will feature a whole lotta musicals, as well as some farce, an adaptation of a literary classic, and Katori Hall’s celebrated fiction about Martin L…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Ally Theatre Company announces the three plays in its third season by Tim Treanor

On the heels of the announcement that their company will receive the John Aniello Award as Washington’s outstanding emerging theater company of the year, Ally Theatre Company has announced…

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theatreWashington reveals two Helen Hayes Award honorees for 2019 by Tim Treanor

We don’t know which of this year’s Helen Hayes Award nominees will receive the coveted Helen Hayes awards on Monday, May 13, but we do know this: Ally Theatre Company will receive the Jo…

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Signature Theatre turns 30, a Frank Wildhorn musical debuts, new plays launch and classic musicals get the Signature touch by Tim Treanor

Some familiar musicals and not-so-familiar plays will mark Signature’s 30th season this coming year, the company has announced. Signature starts off its season with Assassins, the Stephen …

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The John F. Kennedy Center’s 2019-2020 Season for Young Audiences by Tim Treanor

The Kennedy Center’s 2019-2020 season for young audiences will feature work from Education Artist-in-Residence, perhaps better know as author, illustrator (Knuffle Bunny, and Elephant &…

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In Series announces its innovative 2019-2020 season in which subscribers choose the last show by Tim Treanor

The In Series, a Washington pocket opera company known for its innovative approach to the classics, will totally rework some of our best-known stories in 2019-2020, deconstructing, decontext…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Fresh from receiving a Pulitzer, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview will kick off Woolly Mammoth’s 40th season by Tim Treanor

Woolly Mammoth’s 40th year marks the inaugural first season selected by its second Artistic Director, Marìa Manuela Goyanes, and for this year’s slate she has selected shows with signif…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Studio Theatre announces a summer of solo shows to whet our appetites for its main season by Tim Treanor

Studio Theatre’s 2019-2020 season will include an appetizer and a main course. The appetizer is a 6-production summer season which the company calls its Showroom; it consists of two full-l…

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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s 2019-20 season: starts spooky and ends in silliness by Tim Treanor

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has decided to shoot for the moon in its 2019-2020 season. In addition to doing Measure for Measure, Hamlet and Much Ado About Noting, the company will be …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

There’s a lot more than the return of Hamilton to the Kennedy Center 2019-20 season by Tim Treanor

There will be plenty of the familiar in the Kennedy Center’s 17-production mainstage season — classics like Cats, Bye Bye Birdie, Jesus Christ Superstar as well as musicals for which Was…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Review: Beckett Trio, Part 2 from Scena Theatre by Tim Treanor

“Stay,” the dying beloved tells her lover, “where we were so long alone together. My shade will comfort you.” But of course he does not, and instead moves to a single room in a place…

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Review: Ayad Akhtar’s Junk at Arena Stage by Tim Treanor

In Shakespeare’s time, Christians were forbidden to lend money at interest (see Merchant of Venice) and so the Western world, intellectually vibrant though it was, was mostly economically …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mosaic Theater announces the eight plays for season five, 2019/2020 by Tim Treanor

Mosaic Theater will dedicate its fifth season to the stories of men and women who come to political awareness, and the consequences of that awareness. The company’s eight-production 2019-2…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Review: Native Son. Contemporary playwright interprets Richard Wright’s novel by Tim Treanor

So, in Native Son, Bigger Thomas (Clayton Pelham, Jr.), a man with no options, lives in a one-room apartment on the South Side of 1940 Chicago with his mother (Lolita Marie) and his brother …

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Michael J. Bobbitt to leave Adventure Theatre MTC and the DC area by Tim Treanor

Michael Bobbitt, a director, choreographer and playwright who has served as Adventure Theatre MTC’s Artistic Director for nearly twelve years, will leave the company in July to become Arti…

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Next season, Theater J returns home with a robust roster of plays by Tim Treanor

Theater J, its old stage at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center completely refurbished, will offer a slate of six new(or new-ish) stories about older (or ancient) events for its 2019-20…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: JQA. Aaron Posner’s brilliant take on government, compromise and John Quincy Adams. by Tim Treanor

Most of us are uncompromising in our youth, and, buffeted by the winds of time and experience, grow smooth and mellow in our old age. In that sense, John Quincy Adams lived his life backward…

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Rep Stage announces its 2019-2020 season by Tim Treanor

Two shows about music — one an Outer Critics Circle Best Musical awardee; the other a show about the awfulest music ever — will bookend Rep Stage’s 2019-2020 Season, which will also in…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage’s 2019-2020 season under Stephanie Ybarra’s leadership by Tim Treanor

Stephanie Ybarra’s first season as Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage will be full of new stories from fresh artists but will also include one of the oldest stories in all of thea…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Arena Stage announces its 10 play season for 2019-2020 by Tim Treanor

In the 2019-2020 theater season, Arena Stage may well be the place to go to meet interesting people: the acid-tongued Texas Governor Ann Richards; Fidel Castro; Ken Ludwig’s mom and dad, s…

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