Monday, September 25, 2017

US-based actor Jan Triska dies after fall from Prague bridge by Associated Press

Jan Triska, an actor who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, has died, more than a day after he fell from Prague’s iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

DC Theater Friday: A localized ‘Native Gardens’ and an inspired ‘A Train’ by Nelson Pressley

‘In the Heights’ rolls on, and Kelli O’Hara stops by.

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‘Native Gardens’: Please, not in my backyard! by Peter Marks

Latino vs. white neighbors in a cliche-ridden comedy.

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Kelli O’Hara changes channels after her Tony win for ‘King and I’ by Nelson Pressley

Singer-actress will be in concert at George Mason before heading back to Broadway.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Theater review: ‘I Killed My Mother.’ The audience was an unintended victim. by Celia Wren

Spooky Action’s disjointed take on Hungarian Romanian writer Andras Visky’s play.

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Heaven sent: ‘Jesus Hopped the “A” Train’ at 1st Stage by Nelson Pressley

Guirgis drama gets divine treatment, but Next Stop’s “Disgraced” gets Purgatory.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Two plays, two vulnerable women in grim circumstances by Celia Wren

“Lela & Co.” is at Anacostia Arts Center; “Clover” at Caos on F.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

DC Theater Friday: Robin De Jesús drives Olney’s ‘Heights’ by Nelson Pressley

The 1958 ‘The Arsonists’ becomes a Trump era parable.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

‘Heidi Chronicles’ and ‘M. Butterfly’ bring back the ’80s by Nelson Pressley

Two big plays are rendered with too small strokes at Everyman Theatre and Rep Stage.

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‘The Arsonists’ at Woolly dramatizes the modern world on fire by Nelson Pressley

Max Frisch’s 1958 drama echoes 2017 headlines.

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Lauren. Ralph Lauren. Designer conjures 007 in opulent show by Associated Press

As Fashion Week drew to a close, Ralph Lauren threw a runway show unmatched in its opulence, bringing 300 guests to his private suburban garage, where they sipped champagne and watched model…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Detroit’s assembly line brought to vibrant life in ‘Skeleton Crew’ by Peter Marks

An important playwright, Dominique Morisseau, makes her Washington debut.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

In D.C. this season, it’s Lin-Manuel Miranda practically wall-to-wall by Peter Marks

Before “Hamilton,” three versions of “In the Heights,” including this breezy one in Olney.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Tickets to Bruce Springsteen on Broadway are on Stubhub for $8,500 each. Seriously? by Peter Marks

The Boss playing a Broadway theater leads to the inevitable friction at the box office.

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Production manager Josh Escajeda solves Studio Theatre’s backstage puzzle by Nelson Pressley

How to juggle four stages, nine shows and an acting conservatory.

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On Broadway, dramatic riches await, in both words and music by Peter Marks

“The Band’s Visit” and “Junk” are autumn highlights.

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Will Tina Fey’s ‘Mean Girls’ rule onstage? by Nelson Pressley

Fall theater highlights range from a Broadway tryout to a Trump satire.

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Sewing secrets into every tutu by Sarah L. Kaufman

Costume designer Judith Hansen soothes artist nerves with silk and sequins.

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The rise of strong women: Jessica Lang, Wendy Whelan & lots of ballerinas by Sarah L. Kaufman

Watch for simplicity and grandeur — and a few hairy legs.

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The real Truman show: Capote, Warhol chats inspire new play by William J. Kole | ap

In the late 1970s, pop artist Andy Warhol and writer Truman Capote recorded dozens of hours of intimate conversations as the basis for a Broadway play. But the two icons moved on to other pr…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

DC Theater Friday: From “In the Heights” to “Skeleton Crew” by Nelson Pressley

Broadway vets join local talent in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical at Olney.

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When presenting a bouquet to a ballerina, don’t trip! by Peggy McGlone

Kennedy Center ushers share the secrets of giving flowers after a performance.

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Finding authentic voices for Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ by Nelson Pressley

Broadway’s Robin de Jesús heads a cast of New York veterans and D.C. talent.

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Acclaimed UK production of ‘Angels in America’ heads to NY by Associated Press

Britain’s National Theatre says its acclaimed production of “Angels in America” is heading to Broadway.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shakespeare’s ‘Caesar’ and Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’ miss big by Nelson Pressley

Two epics are on rocky ground at the Atlas.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

For the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s props director, one blood is not like another by Maia Silber

Chris Young mixes a unique version of the vital fluid for every violent scene.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

DC Theater Friday: The theater season kicks off by Nelson Pressley

Send in the clowns: “A Little Night Music” takes the early lead.

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‘Neverwhere’ takes a dark fantasy tour through London’s underworld by Geoffrey Himes

At Rorschach Theatre, the audience shares the space and the experience.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bessie Smith lives again in the moody blues of ‘The Devil’s Music’ by Peter Marks

A bio-play at Mosaic Theater portrays a troubled, gifted singer.

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‘The Elephant Man’ playwright Bernard Pomerance dies at 76 by Mark Kennedy

The playwright best known for the Tony Award-winning play, “The Elephant Man,” has died. Bernard Pomerance was 76.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Germans petition for release of Russian theater director by Associated Press

Two German theater figures are calling on Russian authorities to drop a criminal investigation of a Russian director who has been put under house arrest for allegedly embezzling government f…

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