Wednesday, February 22, 2017

From Sarah Treem, an exploration of women who are fighting for recognition by Celia Wren

“The How and the Why” and Jane Martin’s “H2O” are two powerful two-person plays.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pedal to the metal in ‘Trojan Women’ and ‘Shrew’ by Nelson Pressley

Brigid Cleary and Irina Tsikurishvili drive two classic performances.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Opera Lafayette’s production of ‘Léonore, ou L’amour conjugal’ should have filled more seats by Robert Battey

The smart, efficient production brought the brief opéra comique fully to life with vivid playing and singing.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

‘Peter Pan’ prequel a gravity-defying delight to the senses by Celia Wren

The Constellation Theater Company delivers a funny, rollicking fantasy-adventure tale.

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How will the Shakespeare show go on without Kahn? by Peter Marks

The future is rife with artistic challenges for Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Political drama on the Potomac by Nelson Pressley

‘Watch on the Rhine’ and ‘King Charles III’ bring intrigue to big stages

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Is there a crown in Charles’s future? ‘King Charles III’ looks into the crystal ball. by Peter Marks

Shakespeare Theatre Company co-produces Mike Bartlett’s Broadway play.

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How fiery can a play about scientists be? This one’s from the writer of ‘The Affair.’ by Geoffrey Himes

In ‘The How and the Why,” two female evolutionary biologists grapple with life choices.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Runway diversity at Kors, Rodriguez offers ‘no shenanigans’ by Associated Press

Michael Kors put plus-size model Ashley Graham and a live orchestra on his runway, and Narciso Rodriguez presented what he called a “no shenanigans” collection — just sleek, impeccable…

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Woman and her chimp make for an odd couple in ‘Trevor’ by Celia Wren

Only the audience can understand what the animal is saying in 1st Stage’s dark comedy.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Michael Kahn plots his Shakespeare Theatre exit for 2019 by Nelson Pressley

“I accomplished more for myself than I ever imagined.”

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The white gloves come off in the creaky and yet timely ‘Watch on the Rhine’ by Peter Marks

Lillian Hellman’s anti-Nazi drama tops off Arena Stage’s exploration of the playwright.

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You can find ‘Moonlight’ star Andre Holland on Broadway by Mark Kennedy | ap

There was someone important missing when the cast and creators of the film “Moonlight” joyfully crowded a Los Angeles-area stage last month to accept the Golden Globe for best film drama.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Latest: Davis credits playwright for UK nomination by Associated Press

The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

With one look, Glenn Close brings down the house in 'Sunset Boulevard' by Peter Marks

REVIEW | Close returns to Broadway as Norma Desmond, 23 years after originating the role in New York.

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DC Theater Friday: ‘Caroline’ and ‘Sweeney’ lift their voices by Nelson Pressley

Grace Toulotte Nova Y. Payton (Caroline Thibodeaux) and V. Savoy McIlwain (The Dryer) in the jenaine Tesori-Tony Kushner musical “Caroline, or Chnage” at Round House Theatre. The weekly …

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Barbara Gelb, Eugene O’Neill biographer, dead at 91 by Associated Press

Barbara Gelb, an author and journalist who with her husband Arthur Gelb collaborated on three extensive books about playwright Eugene O’Neill, has died.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Famed Hamptons home Grey Gardens for sale for $19.95 million by Associated Press

Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.

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Alec McCowen, stalwart of British stage, dies at 91 by Jill Lawless

He achieved global success with “St. Mark’s Gospel,” a one-man show about the life of Jesus.

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Gala’s ‘Yo También Hablo de la Rosa’ punctuates its social commentary with humor by Celia Wren

A riddle about a flower is in some ways the key to this Mexican play from the 1960s.

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Go fish: ‘The River’ and ‘Gin Game’ angle for small fry by Nelson Pressley

At Spooky Action and MetroStage, dramas in which relationships go bust.

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Jake Gyllenhaal helps open a new Broadway theater by Mark Kennedy | ap

Broadway has welcomed a new theater with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Olney’s big ‘Sweeney Todd’ makes a stab at greatness, and falls just shy by Nelson Pressley

David Benoit leads a full-throated cast in the musical thriller.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hands down, ‘Baby Screams Miracle’ is the windiest show in town by Peter Marks

Woolly Mammoth Theatre unveils Clare Barron’s tragicomic disaster play

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Broadway-bound ‘Come From Away’ from Ford’s tops Hayes nominations by Nelson Pressley

Signature’s ‘Jelly’ scores big, as does the latest Happenstance vaudeville.

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A plot twist squanders ‘Tear You Apart’s’ outsider insights by Peter Marks

Studio Theatre unveils the world premiere of Morgan Gould’s comedy.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

What do we do in the time of Trump? The theater community is trying to figure out the answer. by Peter Marks

Theaters are grappling with how to respond to the controversies stirred by the Trump administration

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It’s a Nova Y. Payton sweep in ‘Caroline, or Change’ by Peter Marks

Round House Theatre revives the powerful musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

From Bechdel to Chekhov, literary stars inspire this spring’s D.C. theater choices by Peter Marks

Winner of five Tonys, delightful and sad musical memoir ‘Fun Home’ comes to the National.

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Washington Ballet leaps — with 4 can’t-wait-to-see programs — into grandeur by Sarah L. Kaufman

The ambition, variety and quantity of works make this a season of historic reach and significance.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Play of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ coming to Broadway this year by Mark Kennedy | ap

A new British stage adaptation of George Orwell’s chilling dystopic novel “1984” is coming to an America where issues of “newspeak” and surveillance are quite relevant.

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