Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rodney Orange Jr., Arena Players managing director, dies by Jacques Kelly

Rodney Orange Jr., managing director of the Arena Players who was credited with helping to save the theater company, died of heart disease April 22 at the University of Maryland Medical Cent…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

'The 39 Steps' spoofs Hitchcock in dazzling, dizzying style at Rep Stage in Howard County by Patti Restivo

Rep Stage’s 26th season at the Horowitz Center for the Arts is closing with a madcap bang in the current run of Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps,” a raucous family-friendly farce calli…

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Review: Youth is served in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.' at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Patti Restivo

Back on the road, in the air and at sea again after magically appearing in the Disney film a half century ago, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” continues to enchant the young and young-at-heart…

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Fans line up, camp outside Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre for 'Hamilton' by Sameer Rao

On Thursday morning, with barely 30 minutes to go until the box office opened at 11 a.m., several dozen people eagerly waited outside the Hippodrome Theatre. One group of fans drove over thr…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Dave Chappelle to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor by Associated Press

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been chosen to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The 45-year-old Chappelle shot to international stardom through his Comedy Central program…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Everyman Theatre announces 2019-20 season and new festival with focus on women by Mary Carole McCauley

If you’re hanging around Everyman Theatre this summer, you might hear the gritty growl of a buzzsaw or the dull thump of hammers. Those are the sounds a theater company makes when it expan…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Baltimore native Andre De Shields nominated for third Tony Award by Mary Carole McCauley

The acclaimed Baltimore-born actor Andre De Shields received his third career nomination Tuesday for an Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award. De Shields was nominated for best featured actor in a m…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Tickets for 'Hamilton,' coming soon to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, will go on sale May 9 by Chris Kaltenbach

“Hamilton” fans, start your engines! Tickets for the Baltimore engagement of the epically popular play, set for June 25-July 21 at the Hippodrome, go on sale May 9. But if you’re one o…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

How Chesapeake Shakespeare Company creates intimacy on the stage in the #metoo era by Mary Carole McCauley

Intimacy choreographer Chelsea Pace carefully designed every detail of a passionate embrace on stage between two young actors, down to the way they tilted their heads. "First, there's a shor…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wait for it: Leslie Odom Jr.'s performance with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is postponed to July 5 by Phil Davis

Singer Leslie Odom Jr., known for his Tony Award-winning portrayal of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” has postponed his performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra u…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Rosemary Knower, stage actress known for her strong character roles, dies by Jacques Kelly

Rosemary Knower, an actress who played roles from Lady Macbeth to a schoolteacher in John Waters’ “Hairspray,” died of a stroke Wednesday at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. T…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Taye Diggs to direct Baltimore Center Stage play this fall by Mary Carole McCauley

Taye Diggs’ megawatt smile will be seen in Baltimore this fall. But the Broadway star and former cast member of TV’s “Empire” will be behind the curtain for a change. Diggs will make…

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Cole Porter classics keep 'Anything Goes' afloat by Mike Giuliano

The screwball comedy spirit of the 1934 musical “Anything Goes” definitely comes across in a Silhouette Stages production that makes the most of the silly plot. Set on the sort of ocean …

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Howard Community College's Rep Stage announces its upcoming season by Jess Nocera

Howard Community College’s Rep Stage announced its 2019-2020 season Thursday afternoon with four productions, including world and regional premieres. The season kicks off with “Souvenir…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Donald N. Walls, film and theater critic, dies by Jacques Kelly

Donald N. Walls, a retired film and theater critic who appeared on radio and television for nearly three decades, died of dementia complications Feb. 19 at Storey Oaks Memory Care in Oklahom…

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Everyman Theatre production inspires Baltimore couple to look for the man they think killed their son by Mary Carole McCauley

On Friday night, Mark and Sandra Laken sat side by side in Everyman Theatre, where they have dedicated a pair of front row seats to the memory of their late son. They watched the opening nig…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hippodrome Theatre's 2019-2020 season to feature Tony-winning musicals 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'The Band’s Visit' by Mary Carole McCauley

Go ahead and cancel your bus tickets to New York. Two of the most acclaimed musicals of the past few years will anchor the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center’s 2019-2020 season, the ven…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Single Carrot to leave Remington theater, focus on 'meaningful and relevant' art by Mary Carole McCauley

Single Carrot Theatre will take a bold leap into the unknown this June when it gives up its permanent performing home at 2600 N. Howard St. Instead, the 12-year-old troupe will conduct a ser…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Baltimore's historic Mayfair Theatre finally gets a developer; site will become apartments, dining and retail by Sarah Meehan

The Baltimore Development Corp. has selected a local design and construction firm to redevelop the historic Mayfair Theatre and an adjacent lot, according to Board of Estimates documents. Za…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' at Baltimore performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof' by Christina Tkacik

A man shouted a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute during a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday night in an outburst that some audience membe…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The lyricist for 'Fiddler on the Roof' explains why the 54-year-old musical remains relevant by Tim Smith

Since its Broadway premiere in 1964, “Fiddler on the Roof” has ranked among the most beloved and most performed musicals. Fueled by a bevy of indelible songs — music by Jerry Bock, lyr…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Backstage at the Everyman Theatre by Barbara Haddock Taylor

“Dancing At Lughnasa” is a nostalgic look at a family of five unmarried sisters in 1936 Ireland. The Mundy sisters are caring for their older brother, Jack, a Catholic priest who was sen…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A sensitive revival of 'Dancing at Lughnasa' from Everyman Theatre by Tim Smith

Early in “Dancing at Lughnasa,” the finely textured memory play by Brian Friel receiving an effective revival at Everyman Theatre, the narrator sets the scene — a rural Irish home shar…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Baltimore's theater costumers don't let limited time or resources stifle their creativity by John-John Williams Iv

Heather C. Jackson splits her time between her makeshift work space in the bedroom of her Original Northwood home and her silver Prius, which she loads down with blue IKEA bags filled with g…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Scottfield Theatre off to ambitious start in Havre de Grace by Kit Waskom Pollard

When the curtains went up at the Havre de Grace Opera House last year, Harford County arts lovers got not just their first glimpse of the community theater debut of “Tuck Everlasting,” b…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

An oversized mural of acclaimed Baltimore artist Amy Sherald's work will be installed at the Parkway Theatre by Mary Carole McCauley

Now you won’t have to go to a museum to see a painting by acclaimed Baltimore artist Amy Sherald. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts announced Friday in a press release that an o…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Stephanie Ybarra from New York's Public Theater named artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage by Tim Smith

Stephanie Ybarra, director of special artistic projects at New York’s Public Theater, has been named artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage. Ybarra will succeed Kwame Kwei-Armah, who …

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Following sexual harassment allegations, Iron Crow Theatre pledges more supportive, structured response by Chris Kaltenbach

In the wake of charges of sexual harassment against Iron Crow Theatre’s artistic director that it continues to say were unfounded, theater officials are pledging more openness and a more s…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Everyman Theatre's summer cabaret features Broadway veterans by Tim Smith

Back in the days when Everyman Theatre was located in cramped quarters on North Charles Street, the company periodically inserted modest musical revues into the lineup. I remember enjoyable …

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Anne Tyler's latest novel evokes Hamilton. Here are possible real-life stand-ins for locations in 'Clock Dance' by Mary Carole McCauley

Author Anne Tyler has become known for creating offbeat characters who are instantly recognizable as residents of Charm City, the kind of people who pronounce “another” as a noun, as if …

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Single Carrot Theatre seeks to raise $55,000 by July 31 to stay afloat by Tim Smith

Single Carrot Theatre, the ambitious troupe that has stirred up Baltimore’s cultural life with provocative productions since 2007, is facing a financial crisis. The company has issued a pl…

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