Thursday, November 16, 2017

‘Crazy for You’ has got rhythm but isn’t wholly embraceable by Peter Marks

Signature Theatre revives a hit Gershwin “revisical” from the ’90s.

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DC Theater Friday: ‘Crazy for You’ and new Second City by Nelson Pressley

Comedian Felonius Munk comes clean at Woolly Mammoth.

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What’s on tap for children on Washington-area stages this season by Jane Horwitz

“Annie” is running at Olney and “Twelfth Night” is at Shakespeare Theatre, among others.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A liberal hits the road to play heartlanders in ‘The Real Americans’ by Nelson Pressley

Dan Hoyle’s solo show, now in D.C., has channeled U.S. frictions since 2010.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Slapstick, mugging, uneven acting in this ‘Dog in the Manager’ by Celia Wren

We Happy Few bring Lope de Vega’s 17th-century comedy to the stage.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Why did the Tony Awards drop '1984'? It's a Broadway mystery. by Peter Marks

The strange case of the thwarted Tony nominator.

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You love theater? So do these 12 D.C. stage dynamos.  by Peter Marks

Get to know a younger breed of actors who are helping to define a vibrant theater town.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

'The Band's Visit' is gentle, soulful, tuneful - and the best new musical on Broadway by Peter Marks

An evocative show based on an Israeli movie opens as a irresistible entertainment

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Splashy ‘Pajama Game’ at Arena Stage aims to seduce with 1950s style by Nelson Pressley

The fit’s amiss, even with a cast featuring Broadway vet Donna McKechnie.

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Ex-drug dealer wants to say more than he’s sorry by Geoffrey Himes

In ‘Nothing to Lose (but Our Chains),’ standup comic Felonious Munk gives voice to some of his victims.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

‘Vicuña’ is a comedy tailored to troubled political times by Peter Marks

At last, the Trump era, courtesy of Jon Robin Baitz, yields a truly fine play.

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Churchill’s 1982 ‘Top Girls’ still stings in the Trump era by Nelson Pressley

Fantasy gets real as the 1982 play distills a millennium of discontent.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Go on, get inside Daniel Kitson’s head. You’ll find it a strange and funny place. by Peter Marks

The British monologuist comes to D.C. for the first time, with a new show.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Media-shy comic Kitson has a show in D.C., but no one really knows what it’s about by Nelson Pressley

Days before opening, the cult favorite’s first U.S. project outside New York remained a mystery.

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'Junk' is a play about debt. It owes us a better production. by Peter Marks

Playwright Ayad Akhtar explores Wall Street in the greedy '80s.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Tina Fey’s Broadway adventure starts at the National by Nelson Pressley

‘Mean Girls’ primps during previews; ‘Annie’ & ‘Crazy for You’ begin holiday stands.

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‘Four Women’ channels Nina Simone’s protest music by Geoffrey Himes

Christina Ham’s fantasy, opening at Arena Stage, depicts the activist “trying to tell a truth.”

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Meet the new ‘Mean Girls,’ bound for Broadway in Tina Fey’s musical adaptation by Nelson Pressley

“Isn’t high school funny, once you’re out of it?”

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Monday, October 30, 2017

New tech, 3-D holograms preserve Holocaust survivor stories by Don Babwin | ap

Fritzie Fritzshall knows she is running out of time.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

'I’m your latest distraction’: Michael Moore fires back after Trump disses his Broadway show by Amy B Wang

Trump claimed Moore's one-man show, which ran for 12 weeks, was 'forced to close.'

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Oddly, ‘Shakespeare in Love’ is America’s top play by Nelson Pressley

It’s now in Baltimore, and the big surprise is . . . just kidding, no surprises.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

In nostalgic musical ‘The Honeymooners,’ Ralph is no king of the castle. by Peter Marks

The musical version of a cult TV sitcom of the 1950s is a dull affair.

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‘Make me dance. I want to dance.’ At 74, the ‘Chorus Line’ star steps into ‘The Pajama Game.’ by Nelson Pressley

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie is still kicking her way through musicals.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tina Fey has transformed her cult classic ‘Mean Girls’ into a pricey musical. Will it work? by Peter Marks

One of the Broadway season’s biggest events is trying out at the National Theatre. 

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A member of Pussy Riot is in a new play that dramatizes the group’s courage by Peter Marks

Political troupe Belarus Free Theatre brings “Burning Doors” to the D.C. area.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Designer Sivigny uses a real house to make a play about home by Nelson Pressley

The Welders forge another fresh experience with “Hello, My Name Is . . .”

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