Thursday, December 5, 2019

You oughta know this about ‘Jagged Little Pill’: It’s hard to swallow as a Broadway musical. by Peter Marks

Alanis Morissette’s breakthrough 1995 album breaks no new ground as theater.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Long-running play ‘The Woman in Black’ comes to the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Geoffrey Himes

Stage adaptation of popular ghost novel surprised its creator by becoming a scary good hit.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

At Round House Theatre, video projections express the inner life of a boy on the spectrum by Thomas Floyd

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a mystery centering on a 15-year-old math prodigy

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‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ is up to some new and mesmerizing tricks by Thomas Floyd

At Round House Theatre, imaginative reinvention makes a fresh case for seeing the Tony-winning play.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Now hear this! Playwrights are making theater for the ears. Yes, that’s a thing. by Peter Marks

Audible produces plays designed to be listened to on its digital platform and maybe also seen off-Broadway.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Cheap wine and cheese puffs are only the beginning of this ‘Happy Hour’ by Sarah L. Kaufman

Monica Bill Barnes & Company performance is part dance performance, part vaudeville act.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ pours on the showmanship by Thomas Floyd

Jacob Scott Tischler’s Cosmo Brown steals the show in a safe but crowd-pleasing staging of the iconic musical.

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John Leguizamo incorporates new lessons into his ‘Latin History for Morons’ by Thomas Floyd

The actor brings his reworked his one-man show to the National Theatre.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In ‘Airness,’ the axes are invisible but the play is loud by Celia Wren

Chelsea Marcantel’s underdog tale about air-guitar aficionados gets an exuberant run at the Keegan Theatre.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

This ‘Agnes of God’ is blessed by a holy trinity of actors by Thomas Floyd

Factory 449’s small-scale production delivers an expertly performed rumination on crises of faith.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

‘The Inheritance’ is epic in length, but not always in satisfaction by Peter Marks

Matthew Lopez’s two-part gay drama has its official Broadway opening.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

At Theater J, Albee’s ‘Occupant’ takes a lifeless look at the life of Louise Nevelson by Celia Wren

The late sculptor looks back on her career in this contrived and starchy portrait of the artist.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

‘Newsies’ has legs. It’s the other parts that still need work. by Peter Marks

Arena Stage digs into the Disney catalogue for the first time with a well-danced version of the 1992 movie musical.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

For this reporter-turned-actor, worlds collide in Arena Stage’s ‘Newsies’ by Thomas Floyd

Former journalist Wyn Delano performs in the journalism-themed musical.

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In ‘Mockingbird,’ a deaf actor finally gets his wish: Not to be defined solely by deafness by Peter Marks

The acclaimed Russell Harvard joins the cast of a hit Broadway play — in a pair of hearing roles.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

‘White Pearl’ is an amusing take on the beauty business. But watch out — things get ugly. by Peter Marks

Studio Theatre stages the U.S. premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s comedy.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Amadeus’ at the Folger will be music to your ears by Peter Marks

Peter Shaffer’s massive play is fully realized in Richard Clifford’s production.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Bravo for reviving the play that scandalized Jane Austen’s world by Celia Wren

Elizabeth Inchbald’s “Lovers’ Vows” features a hilarious performance — the butler did it.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

As rock-star portrayals go, it doesn’t get any better than Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner by Peter Marks

The new jukebox musical “Tina” has its official opening at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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‘A Chorus Line’ is back, and you’ll enjoy the new spring in its step. by Peter Marks

Signature Theatre revives the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical, with energy and heart.

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‘Occupant’ at Theater J celebrates sculptor Louise Nevelson and her art — without actually using any of it by Celia Wren

The set design and costuming for the play about the late sculptor are meant to evoke the feeling of the artist without replicating her sculptures or clothes.

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Government support for a song? How seven teens won their own piece of the American Dream. by Peter Marks

A National Endowment for the Arts competition rewards high school musical theater songwriters with Broadway-caliber recording sessions.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A cool musical where? The autumn season of plays at American Shakespeare Center is a rich one. by Peter Marks

Troupe debuts “The Willard Suitcases,” a show that calls forth the ghosts of a shuttered insane asylum.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

In ‘Theory,’ a professor lets students say anything they want online. Disaster follows. by Peter Marks

Mosaic Theater stages Norman Yeung’s erratic thriller.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Signature Theatre will take over the Anthem for a buoyant summer run of ‘Mamma Mia!’ by Peter Marks

“We want this to be a huge dance party,” says Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Without Michael Bennett’s choreography, is it still ‘A Chorus Line’? by Peter Marks

Signature Theatre rewrites the road map of a storied Broadway show.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

A new play asks: Should the Internet let you erase your past bad acts? by Peter Marks

If only “Right to Be Forgotten” at Arena Stage were better at addressing this vital question.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Washington Ballet opens its new season with three eye-catching, yet incomplete premieres by Sarah L. Kaufman

The company performs new works by Jessica Lang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and John Heginbotham at Harman Hall.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

At the Shakespeare Theatre, this play’s casting changes from night to night by Thomas Floyd

A nightly lottery determines who plays what part in the morality play ‘Eveybody.’

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Read all about it: Why Disney owns the live stage, too by Peter Marks

As the entertainment giant marks 25 years on Broadway, Arena Stage brings back “Newsies.”

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For ‘Everybody,’ it’s not. This riff on ‘Everyman’ has archness all over it. by Peter Marks

A new era opens at Shakespeare Theatre Company on a minor key.

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