Thursday, January 18, 2018

DC Theater Friday: The city festival grows by Nelson Pressley

Richard Thomas and Pamela Reed sparkle in ‘The Humans.’

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A ticket for a bumpy ride to Eastern Europe is all this play offers by Peter Marks

“Everything Is Illuminated” meanders onto the Theater J stage.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In honor of ‘The Post,’ the top 10 newspaper movies by Jake Coyle | ap

As an entry into the pantheon of great newspaper movies, Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama “The Post” is inked with deep affection for the analog apparatus of the newspaper busi…

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Constellation’s ‘Skin of Our Teeth’ misses by just a hair by Nelson Pressley

Thornton Wilder’s shaggy 1942 play renders chaos as timeless.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Theresa Rebeck’s riff on Restoration comedy is not quite a smash by Peter Marks

Sneers at leisure class come across as stale in her “Way of the World.”

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Two plays tackle American history, from police brutality to the presidency by Celia Wren

“Rabbit Summer” focuses on a trio grappling with systemic racism while “45 Plays for 45 Presidents” gives a chronological spoof of U.S. leaders.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Richard Thomas, Pamela Reed, Daisy Eagan are sublime in ‘The Humans’ by Peter Marks

Stephen Karam’s Tony-winning play arrives at the Kennedy Center.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

‘On Your Feet!’ isn’t profound. Just fun. by Peter Marks

The story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan proves to be a tunefully easy-listenin’ antidote.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

A critic taken with Lithgow’s ‘Stories by Heart’ lists 10 other favorite solo shows by Peter Marks

Actor’s sterling piece on Broadway prompts a look back at the best of a genre.

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DC Theater Friday: Tony winner ‘The Humans’ arrives at Kennedy Center by Nelson Pressley

‘Sovereignty,’ ‘The Way of the World’ and ‘The Wolves’ swell Women’s Voices.

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Theater J reanimates Foer’s novel ‘Everything Is Illuminated’ by Amanda Erickson

The 2002 novel makes its East Coast stage debut.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Arthur Miller archive going to University of Texas library by Associated Press

The archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, which shed light on seven decades of his works, will be going on display at the University of Texas.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New ‘Queens Girl’ memoir revisits 1960s U.S. and Nigeria by Nelson Pressley

The solo show with Erika Rose begins D.C.’s second Women’s Voices Theater Festival

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Most Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deals this month by Associated Press

On Broadway, there might be a lot of snow right now, but there’s also a bargain.

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In some musicals of yore, female characters deserve better. by Peter Marks

The headlines about sexual harassment awaken issues in productions from the past.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

DC Theater Friday: Women’s Voices Theater Festival 2.0 gears up by Nelson Pressley

At the Kennedy Center, ‘The Humans’ and ‘On Your Feet!’

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Second Women’s Voices Theater Festival arrives as #MeToo is in the spotlight by Nelson Pressley

Female playwrights talk about leveling the stage amid a changing landscape.

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‘Smash’ writer Rebeck brings a new ‘The Way of the World’ to D.C. by Nelson Pressley

Backstage musicals, Restoration comedies, Weinstein: It’s all sex, money, power.

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Women’s Voices festival 2.0 launches with Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s memoir by Nelson Pressley

New chapter of “Queens Girl” recalls the 1960s in the United States and Nigeria.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Canadian theater founder suspended amid harassment claims by Associated Press

A prominent figure in the Canadian arts world was suspended Wednesday by the theater company he co-founded amid four lawsuits by actresses who allege he exposed himself, groped them and othe…

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Ellen Page marries New York dance teacher Emma Portner by Associated Press

Ellen Page is now a married woman.

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Prominent Canadian theater figure faces harassment claims by Associated Press

A prominent figure in the Canadian theater world and the company he founded are facing four separate lawsuits alleging sexual assault and harassment.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Turmoil continues even after New York City Ballet chief hands in resignation by Sarah L. Kaufman

Peter Martins faces a new DWI charge as well as misconduct allegations.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes resigns amid misconduct investigation by Sarah L. Kaufman

The unspecified allegation does not involve “the ABT community,” board chair says.

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DC Theater Friday: Ringing out the year by Nelson Pressley

Holiday bets from Gershwin ‘Crazy For You’ to serious Second City

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What’s it like to dance ‘The Nutcracker’? It’s a marathon of pain. by Sarah L. Kaufman

Corns, sickness, kids having accidents. But the real killer is the fake snow.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Dustin Hoffman accused of new incidents of sexual misconduct by Associated Press

More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

You can easily fall into like with ‘An American in Paris’ by Peter Marks

Despite its Gershwin songbook and knockout choreography, the touring musical lacks passion.

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DC Theater Friday: ‘An American in Paris’ glides in by Nelson Pressley

‘Christmas Carols,’ Gunderson plays and ‘Crazy for You’ hum along

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Chicago theaters say ‘Not in Our House’ to sexual abuse by Nelson Pressley

The grass-roots program, a declaration of standards, is getting a chapter in Washington.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2017 Breakthrough: Beanie Feldstein of ‘Lady Bird’ by Brooke Lefferts | ap

Beanie Feldstein was a Broadway buff since she was a kid. She was obsessed with musicals, hung with the “theater crowd” in high school and spent years watching shows on the Great White W…

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