Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Theater for children: What’s on Washington-area stages this spring by Jane Horwitz

For little ones, “Jungle Book” and “Aladdin”; for older kids, “Ragtime” and “Raisin.”

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Women and age-old struggles take center stage in two local productions by Celia Wren

Suffrage playlets at Venus Theatre, and Lisa Kron’s “Well” at 1st Stage.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

John Leguizamo provides a hilarious syllabus in off-Broadway's 'Latin History for Morons' by Peter Marks

The comic actor gives us all in lesson in funny business

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George Bernard Shaw’s science fiction ‘Methuselah’ reaches its final frontier by Nelson Pressley

Washington Stage Guild’s four-year, three-part project finishes philosophically.

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Kevin Kline says farce looks easy but it’s certainly not by Mark Kennedy | ap

At a press event celebrating his return to Broadway, Kevin Kline wanted to be crystal clear on one topic: He’s not having a midlife crisis. He’s PLAYING someone who’s having a midlife …

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Blue-collar drama 'Sweat' marks the Broadway debut of Pulitzer-winning playwright Lynn Nottage by Peter Marks

After Arena Stage and Public Theater versions, Lynn Nottage's economic justice play officially opens on Broadway.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot by Lindsey Bahr | ap

Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” has continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in theaters.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

DC Theater Friday: ‘Three Sisters’ 2.0, plus a ‘Nasty Women’ rep by Nelson Pressley

Last chance for fun with ‘Mrs. Miller’ and ‘Fickle’

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Theater Alliance’s ‘Mnemonic’ not all that memorable by Celia Wren

Production at Anacostia Playhouse is ambitious but makes it difficult for audience to connect.

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The thaw between Cuba and America is real. For evidence, try this flamboyant play at the Kennedy Center. by Peter Marks

Cuba's Teatro El Publico makes its first Washington appearance with an absurdist vaudeville by Rogelio Orizondo/

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The world still comes to Washington’s stage by Peter Marks

Cuban, Russian and Kuwaiti artists are featured in the Kennedy Center’s “Spotlight on Directors.”

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trisha Brown, choreographer who revolutionized dance in the 20th century, dies at 80 by Emily Langer

Her edgy innovations included performances on rooftops and sideways on walls.

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‘Nasty Women Rep’ grapples with sexuality, society by Celia Wren

Two timely Forum Theatre productions address abortion and Planned Parenthood.

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Sometimes, no sisters are better than ‘Three’ by Peter Marks

A twin bill of Chekhov and Aaron Posner at Studio Theatre.

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Off-Broadway’s ‘The Fantasticks’ to close after 21,000 shows by Mark Kennedy | ap

The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will end its record-breaking run this summer.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

'Parade' at Keegan Theatre is almost like 'Ragtime' at Ford's. Almost. by Nelson Pressley

The musical 'Parade' may be 'Ragtime''s brother in arms, but it still doesn't quite work.

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Holten’s Covent Garden tenure has controversial ending by Ronald Blum | ap

Kasper Holten concluded 5 1/2 years as director of opera at Covent Garden with a shocker: Instead of a happy ending to Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg,” Eva runs offstage in …

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Kennedy Center launches international directors series by Celia Wren

Lepage brings visually breathtaking tale of love and addiction

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Mythic creatures dance through Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day by Associated Press

Performers dressed as colorful creatures from Irish myth and legend have danced down the chilly streets of Dublin as Ireland commemorates its national saint in a St. Patrick’s Day parade w…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

On Broadway, a great play leveled and a lesser one elevated by Peter Marks

"The Price” percolates; “The Glass Menagerie” grates

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The showman must go on: Cameron Mackintosh reflects on his storied career by Peter Marks

The producer of megamusicals will receive Signature Theatre’s Sondheim Award.

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‘Ragtime’ sings with purpose at Ford’s Theatre by Nelson Pressley

Doctorow’s evergreen American saga gets an epic treatment.

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DC Theater Friday: ‘Intelligence’ & ‘Ragtime’ respond to headlines by Nelson Pressley

Kennedy Center continues to showcase international directors

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DC Theater Season 2017-18: The word from Woolly & Theater J by Peter Marks and Nelson Pressley

‘An American in Paris’ at Kennedy Center for the holidays

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ aims to enchant a new generation by Lindsey Bahr | ap

In 1991, Disney struck gold with “Beauty and the Beast.” The film enchanted audiences and critics alike, and raked in several hundred million dollars along the way, but also upended expe…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

‘Intelligence’ at Arena Stage is a missed opportunity by Peter Marks

The play about the CIA, Valerie Plame and WMDs covers well-documented terrain.

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Broadway theaters to stay open Tuesday night despite snow by Mark Kennedy | ap

Broadway producers have decided to keep theaters open Tuesday night for the hardy folks willing to brave the snow and sleet.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Fiesty ‘Marx in Soho’ opens a block from new Irish working-class drama ‘Coolatully’ by Nelson Pressley

A natural double bill from Nu Sass Productions and Solas Nua.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

‘Come From Away’ comes in for an exuberant Broadway landing by Peter Marks

REVIEW||The musical by Irene Sankoff and David Hein that played Ford's Theatre last year opens on Broadway.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Adam Pascal sings from Tim Rice's ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘Chess’ and ‘Aida’ at Strathmore by Peter Marks

The Broadway vet (“Rent,” “Cabaret”) performs in a concert with Washington-area youth choruses.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

She does bad so good: Debra Monk in ‘Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing’ by Peter Marks

Signature Theatre unveils James Lapine’s new play about a bizarre ’60s singing sensation.

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