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Sunday, February 18, 2024

A brilliant turn-off-your-cellphone speech precedes an even better play by Trey Graham

“This Much I Know” at Theater J is about psychology, decision-making and Joseph Stalin’s daughter but is way more entertaining than that sounds.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM

An opera farce that might leave you asking: Aria kidding me? by Trey Graham

Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Soprano,” staged at Olney Theatre Center, only sometimes sings.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM
Friday, May 20, 2016

Patina Miller at Strathmore gala (review) proves she’s ready for her next Broadway show by Trey Graham

If that long-promised revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe does come to Broadway this year, the producers could do worse than to put Patina Miller front and center — assuming they can afford he…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 09:49AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Pillowman at Forum Theatre (review) by Trey Graham

Two detainees, two cops, two (or is it three?) gruesome child-murders — that’s the triad of pitch-dark dualities that underpin The Pillowman, a Grimm-ly funny brothers-in-extremis fable …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:21PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs (review) by Trey Graham

The real fun of a cabaret is in the surprises. Not the necessary moments, as when a Karen Akers rolls out “Marieke” or a Patti LuPone throws an Argentine bone to the fans worshipping at …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:50PM
Friday, September 4, 2015

Men Behaving Badly: Dogfight at Keegan Theatre, Reviewed by Trey Graham

A delicate portrait gets coarse around the edges with the addition of an hour's worth of musical material.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 09:49PM
Friday, February 13, 2015

‘Because’ – Tracy Lynn Olivera’s CD – reviewed by Trey Graham

There’s leaning on the innuendo in a largely innocent song, and then there’s what Tracy Lynn Olivera has done with “Brand New Key” — and what Tracy Lynn Olivera has done with “Br…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 05:28AM
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Buyer & Cellar at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Reviewed by Trey Graham

Michael Urie is the kind of charmed storyteller who can get away with laughing at his own jokes. As an underemployed L.A. actor with a decidedly unusual day job, he'll drop some gem-sharp ab…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:34AM
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Anything Goes at Kennedy Center, Reviewed by Trey Graham

It's no coincidence that the giddily slender plot of Anything Goes plays like a particularly breezy episode of Frasier: Joe Keenan, that sitcom's best and most consistent writer, has alway…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 03:47PM
Friday, November 23, 2012

My Fair Lady at Arena Stage and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Bier Baron, Reviewed by Trey Graham

An acerbic academic gets wild and crazy with Old Scratch one midwinter's night, and that's not even the most unlikely event in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, a singular exercise in s…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 09:00AM
Monday, March 5, 2012

First Listen: Original Cast Recording, 'Once' by Trey Graham

From the very outset — a vigorous four-count windup which kicks off a rowdy riff on melodies traditional and original — the cast album for Broadway's Once serves notice that the stage ve…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 08:50PM
Friday, October 14, 2011

Three Remakes That Made Real Differences by Trey Graham

On today's All Things Considered, film critic Bob Mondello takes a contrarian angle on the question of Hollywood remakes, arguing that they're not always evidence of a lack of imagination. …

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Listen: Cast Recording, 'The Book Of Mormon' : NPR by TREY GRAHAM

The sheer filthiness of The Book of Mormon shouldn't surprise anyone: Broadway's biggest new hit came from the minds behind South Park and Avenue Q, both shining examples of cheerful modern …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 09:35PM

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