Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Arts Roundup: DC Jazz Fest Edition by Matt Cohen

Plus: Black Women's Playwright Group develops new theater app.

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Arts Roundup: Hamilton Is Coming Edition by Matt Cohen

Just the cast, for a White House visit.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

To Do Today: ‘Belize 35,’ Romeo and Juliet, and Kat Dahlia by Caroline Jones

Celebrate Belize's birthday or see a wordless retelling of a story you already know.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Next Stage: TheatreWashington’s Aniello Award Identifies Up-and-Coming Companies by Chris Klimek

One of TheatreWashington's most competitive awards can take a new theater company to the next level—but not always.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Avenue Q Leads 2016 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations by Matt Cohen

The Shakespeare Theatre Company dominated with 26 nominations.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

To Do Today: American Ballet Theatre, Slick Rick, and Social Station by Caroline Jones

A new take on a whimsical ballet brightens your dreary Thursday.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

The Critic & The Real Inspector Hound at Shakespeare Theatre Company Landsburgh, Reviewed by Chris Klimek

Collectively, this Shakespeare Theatre twofer is a wild, fun-filled riot with laughs aplenty for the whole family.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Black Nativity at the Anacostia Playhouse, Reviewed by Kriston Capps

Theater Alliance's take on the Langston Hughes classic adds a new dimension to this year's production.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

To Do Today: Matilda the Musical, Cricket Cemetery, and Paint Branch by Caroline Jones

See telekinetic young people make magic on stage.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

La Bohéme at Virginia Opera, Reviewed by Molly Simoneau

During a sobering time in Paris, the Virginia Opera's production of this Parisian classic felt particularly mournful.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Appomattox at Washington National Opera, Reviewed by Mike Paarlberg

Go see Appomattox—especially if you’re not an opera fan.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Theater J Hires Adam Immerwahr as New Artistic Director by Matt Cohen

Nearly a year after firing Ari Roth, Theater J has hired Adam Immerwahr as its new artistic director.

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The Tender Land at Gala Theatre, Reviewed by Mike Paarlberg

The In Series' latest opera—part of its "Made In America" series—is about as dull as life on the farm.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Director Cary Fukunaga on Beasts of No Nation and Releasing a Film Simultaneously in Theaters and on Netflix by Alan Zilberman

"Maybe the film will be a complete failure, and no one will go see it in a cinema? Who knows?"

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Dead Ringers: Some D.C. Theaters Rethink Their Cell Phone Policies by Rachel Kurzius

Not all District theaters want you to put your cell phone away during performances.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Matt Cohen Will Take Over the Arts Desk by Steve Cavendish

Cohen comes from DCist and has written for Washington City Paper, Spin, The American Interest, The Week, and more.

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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.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

How Garfield Became a Brand New Musical at Adventure Theatre by Mike Rhode

"Garfield represents the id we would all wish to be if societal rules didn't force us to be polite and kind."

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at Maryland Lyric Opera, Reviewed by Mike Paarlberg

If you’re going to take liberties with famous works of literature, you might as well give us a happy ending or more sex and violence or something.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

For Its Final Production, American Century Theater Gets Angry by Rachel Kurzius

"Even though we’re doing some of our best work now, it’s better to go out in a blaze of glory.”

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Friday, July 17, 2015

To Do This Weekend: Silence! The Musical, Scalia/Ginsburg, and Olivia Neutron-John by Caroline Jones

A murderous musical, a new opera about justice, and music at Fort Dupont

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Response to the Wall Street Journal‘s Defense of Traditional Shakespeare by Christina Cauterucci

A Shakespeare production featuring women? What is this, amateur hour?!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

In Its Second D.C. Season, a Ballet Company Nixes the Same Old Song and Dance by Emily Walz

The Chamber Dance Project mixes the old (an onstage string quartet) with the new (live dance improv).

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Newsies at The National Theatre, Reviewed by Rebecca Ritzel

Newsies might make you feel like you're gonna be 14 forever.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hey You, Why Not Write For Fringeworthy? by Andrew Lapin

The 10th annual Capital Fringe festival is ramping up, and City Paper's Fringeworthy blog (formerly Fringe & Purge) is looking for fresh blood. Want to see the shows for free, sound off …

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Wolf Trap Opera, Reviewed by Mike Paarlberg

Cross-dressing, switched identities, and R. Kelly trapped-in-the-closet scenarios deign to prevent a count from sexually assaulting or murdering anyone.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Arts Roundup: Jarry Love Edition by Christina Cauterucci

Plus: The D.C. theater community remembers PJ Paparelli.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Next to Normal: Kiss Me, Medicate By Bob Mondello

At Arena, a stunning musical about depression-and pills. Lots of pills.

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