Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A modern ‘Misanthrope’ in the play ‘School for Lies,’ at Shakespeare Theatre by Geoffrey Himes

A 1666 classic by Molière gets a freshening up but keeps the delightful rhyming verse.

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Two feminist plays ponder modern lives by Celia Wren

Mermaids, paranormal in Venus, 10th Muse productions.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mosaic’s ‘Ulysses on Bottles’ uncorks Israel’s occupied mind by Nelson Pressley

The protest play deals with a jailed teacher who had tried taking books to Gaza.

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Milligan’s health-care monologues give voice to patient and doctor by Nelson Pressley

Info-packed dramas, handily performed in Congress’s neighborhood.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Seamless cast in a gripping ‘Proof’ at Olney by Celia Wren

Dawn Ursula shines as Catherine in David Auburn’s Pulitzer-winning play.

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With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix by Jake Coyle | ap

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in catcalls and applause, and some of the biggest names in cinema staking …

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Spooky Action Theater’s ‘The Man Who’ marvels at the complexities of the brain by Celia Wren

The adaptation of ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’ explores unusual neurological conditions.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Rick Foucheux paints a possible stage exit with an intimate ‘King Lear’ by Nelson Pressley

Shakespeare’s soaring tragedy crowns a decades-long Washington theater career

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Washington Ballet unrolls a season of world premieres and masterworks by Sarah L. Kaufman

For 2017-2018: Jerome Robbins, Alexei Ratmansky, live music and return to the Opera House

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Superstar’ steps in, ‘Ragtime’ wraps up by Nelson Pressley

Schenkkan’s politically hot ‘Building the Wall’ moves to Forum’s Silver Spring base

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A transgender character bends traditional limits in Taylor Mac’s play ‘Hir’ by Peter Marks

The raucous absurd-realism comedy written by the Pulitzer finalist makes its regional debut in D.C.

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Signature’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ looks hip and sounds vintage by Nelson Pressley

Lloyd Webber’s early rock opera continues to ask: How high can you sing?

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Broadway veteran Florence Lacey stars in new musical ‘Kaleidoscope’ by Nelson Pressley

A perceptive performance as a star on tour and battling dementia.

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Shakespeare’s ‘Timon of Athens’ takes a rare Washington bow by Peter Marks

With the stellar Ian Merrill Peakes, Folger Theatre stages lesser-known play.

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Dance Place taps Christopher K. Morgan as new director by Sarah L. Kaufman

Choreographer/teacher will replace longtime co-directors at vital Brookland arts center.

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Musical of ‘King Kong’ to roar on Broadway next year by Mark Kennedy | ap

A musical version of “King Kong” is hoping to make Broadway go bananas.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Studio Theatre’s ‘The Father’ may mean more to students of medicine than drama by Peter Marks

A masterful Ted van Griethuysen carries the production of Florian Zeller’s play.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Awards Recipients by Nelson Pressley

A list of winners for each category and the honoree for the Helen Hayes Tribute

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‘Come From Away’ primes Tony pump with Hayes win by Nelson Pressley

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s all-male “for colored girls” companion earns five prizes for Theater Alliance

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Even the gargoyles dance in Synetic’s fierce ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ by Peter Marks

The company makes a 19th-century French novel its own.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The surprise smash of the Broadway season: ‘Come From Away’ by Peter Marks

A musical about kindness and humanity after Sept. 11 finds an enthusiastic audience.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

A first lady and a diva show their vulnerability in two productions by Celia Wren

Laura Bush, Maria Callas brought to life on area stages.

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Former ballet star Damian Woetzel tapped to lead Juilliard by Jocelyn Noveck | ap

Confetti and bouquets of flowers rained down on Damian Woetzel in 2008 as he took his final curtain as a star New York City Ballet dancer, dancing the lead role in George Balanchine’s “P…

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DC Theater Friday: From ‘In the Heights’ to ‘Arabian Nights’ by Nelson Pressley

Last chance: ‘Fun Home’ at the National and ‘The Magic Play’ in Olney

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Juilliard School names former ballet star Damian Woetzel as president by Sarah L. Kaufman

Woetzel will be the first dancer to lead the prestigious arts institution.

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Keegan and Constellation shine on their historic D.C. stages by Nelson Pressley

Small troupes mark anniversaries with Shanley’s Irish comedy and ‘Arabian Nights.’

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Friday, May 5, 2017

J.T. Rogers’s play ‘Oslo’ receives seven Tony nominations by Peter Marks

There’s nothing frosty about the diplomacy portrayed in the trenchant “Oslo.”

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

DC Theater Friday: A Trump week with ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Building the Wall’ by Nelson Pressley

‘Ragtime’ and 'Fun Home’ keep on truckin’ downtown

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‘Harry Potter’ will make Broadway jump in spring 2018 by Mark Kennedy | ap

The stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has become London’s theater event of the year. Now Broadway will shortly be under its spell, too.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

You won’t soon forget ‘Forgotten Kingdoms’ by Celia Wren

The distinctive play by Randy Baker is receiving its world premiere from Rorschach Theatre.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

William M. Hoffman, playwright who put AIDS on center stage, dies at 78 by Emily Langer

He forced audiences to confront the long-stigmatized disease in his play “As Is.”

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