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2014, Apr 10Unhappy Campers''Camp David'' offers a subject well worthy of a revisit
2014, Apr 03Acting American''Spelling Bee'' and ''Hair'' fill their stages with overflowing Americana, from well packaged to beautifully powerful
2014, Mar 20A Mighty WindThe appeal of Signature's Beaches goes far beyond the maudlin movie
2014, Mar 06Unromantic ComediesFolger Theatre's unprecedented in-the-round staging makes Richard III an immersive experience -- and a wake-up call
2014, Feb 20Porter HouseThe InSeries's new show pays tribute to the legendary Cole Porter
2014, Feb 20Magic ActJose Carrasquillo returns to GALA with a picturesque puzzle
2014, Feb 13The Power of CharismaAside from its two leads, Keegan Theatre has assembled another strong ensemble for its latest production
2014, Feb 13Taking CourageKathleen Turner, utterly and completely compelling, owns the stage in her portrayal of Brecht's ''Mother Courage''
2014, Feb 13Serial MotherMother Courage's Kathleen Turner is a proud mother all around
2014, Feb 06The Past in Two Parts''How to Succeed'' can't shake loose from its misogyny, while ''Violet'' pulls something beautiful out of the mid-20th century
2014, Jan 30Wilde at HeartDespite its confectionary-like pleasures and exuberant good-naturedness, this isn't the most riveting of ''Earnests''
2014, Jan 30JazzedMetroStage's ''Ella Fitzgerald'' is best when its simply singing, while Constellation's ''Scapin'' is simply delightful
2014, Jan 16Sounds of SilenceFar more than a play about being deaf, Tribes explores tribes of any kind, be they family, community or culture
2014, Jan 02Coming Up RosesHelmed by powerhouse Sherry Edelen, Signature's Gypsy hits every note expertly, from cast to costumes, sets to score
2013, Dec 19Shiny AppleStudio Theatre's production of the first two Apple Family Plays features the strongest, tightest ensemble seen in years
2013, Dec 14Fabulous ForumsShakespeare Theatre Company and Arena Stage offer two shows full of satisfying, smart entertainment
2013, Dec 12Sketchy Season'Tis the season for improv with WIT's ''Seasonal Disorder''
2013, Dec 05Hear Them RoarAn expert cast in a darkly witty script makes for a holiday treat at Round House
2013, Nov 27Conditional Success''If/Then'' features some great performances, led by Idina Menzel -- but also a convoluted plot and mostly overwrought music
2013, Nov 21Southern ManThis ensemble piece of a family in emotional vivisection is executed with wit, collective cohesion and intensity
2013, Nov 21Magic To DoTony-winner Patina Miller comes to sing at the Kennedy Center
2013, Nov 14Edie's FolliesL'Enfant Cafe presents Jeffrey Johnson's Edie Beale revival
2013, Nov 14Acceptance Speech''I Am My Own Wife'' pricks at questions challenging our perceptions of social progress
2013, Nov 14It's a Thin LineSTC offers a powerful vision of all that is possible and impossible in contemporary South Africa
2013, Nov 14Haunted TheaterKeegan Theatre's The Woman in Black is a good ghost story with some theatrical fits and frights
2013, Nov 07Lahti's PrideEmmy-winning actress Christine Lahti makes her Signature Theatre debut
2013, Nov 07Sophie's ChoiceThe Argument is an unsettling look at unexpected pregnancy, while Crossing is a less-than-memorable new musical
2013, Oct 31Broadway BabyMelissa Errico brings her musical passions to Wolf Trap
2013, Oct 24Victorian-Flavored FrightsHappenstance Theater has devised a spooky hit with ''Cabaret Macabre''
2013, Oct 24Couples, Killed and ComedicFolger provides the tragedy, while Round House lightens the mood
2013, Oct 11Returning to Laramie''The Laramie Project'' is an incredibly enriching experience, especially in the hands of some of Washington's most celebrated actors
2013, Oct 03Tempters and the TemptedThis well-conceived, dazzlingly executed take on Measure for Measure makes 1930s Vienna a perfect setting
2013, Oct 03Actors DelightThe sharp, superb acting in Arena Stage's The Velocity of Autumn makes up for a lack of realistic dramatic action
2013, Oct 03Lady in the LimelightTony Award-winner Sutton Foster prepares for her debut at Strathmore
2013, Sep 26A View of RomeTheater J actor Susan Rome is most often a mother -- except when she's a ''splosher''
2013, Sep 26Spotlight on SpinellaOne of the first out actors has enjoyed impressive career longevity
2013, Sep 19On the Road to NowhereThis tale of neighboring couples is a painfully real, painfully astute glimpse into the ailing American soul
2013, Sep 19Hot and Not''Torch Song'' radiates still, while Miss Saigon snuffs out the superlatives
2013, Sep 10Bell LabsNational Geographic presents Jim Lehrer's play about the original ''telephone man''
2013, Aug 29Staging the ImpossibleWith wild story and staging, Rorschach Theatre's ''Neverwhere'' is far from typical
2013, Aug 29Harried: ''Potted Potter''Shakespeare Theatre presents D.C. debut of British theatrical sensation
2013, Aug 15Diva WorshipOff-Broadway's one-man play ''Buyer and Cellar'' digs deep into Barbra Streisand
2013, Aug 01Modern MarriageThe American Century Theater's same-sex twist on ''I Do! I Do!''
2013, Jul 18Hooking Up: The MusicalEric Tipler's new Capital Fringe musical is personal and playful, 'more campy than crude'
2013, Jun 28A Single ManStephen Sondheim's ''Company'' may not include reference to same-sex couples, but it has some of the composer's greatest songs
2013, Jun 20Don't Miss the Boat''Anything Goes'' delights as the Kennedy Center celebrates classic Cole Porter
2013, Jun 20Marriage InequalityA Source Festival play shines a light on McCarthy-era gay relationships
2013, Jun 13Art Imitates LifeWith Nathan Lane in the lead, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is an entertaining, must-see spectacle
2013, Jun 13Metal Musical MonsterLandless Theatre Company offers a ''prog-metal opera'' version of ''Frankenstein''
2013, Jun 06Bird BrainAaron Posner's ''Bird'' is edgy and endearing, while Sarah Wayne Callies steals ''The Guardsman'' at the Kennedy Center
2013, May 30Sensually CerebralRarified, unapologetically wedded to the world of ideas and the process of seeking truth, The Real Thing is Tom Stoppard on love
2013, May 30Wintry MixRebecca Taichman approaches the hurdles in The Winter's Tale with boldness and imagination, but can't overcome its inherent flaws
2013, May 23Olney's EdgeThe gay-themed play The Submission is a departure for the Maryland theater
2013, May 23Long Story ShortDC Queer Theatre Festival offers short plays for the whole community
2013, May 16All for OneSynetic's Musketeers dazzles with storytelling that is not simply entertaining, but transporting
2013, May 16Arid and OverwhelmingThis Palm Springs play needs both far less and much more
2013, May 16Gilgamesh FolliesConstellation's latest epic is only worth it for the visual stimulation provided by the cast
2013, May 01Heel Thyself: ''Kinky Boots''Cyndi Lauper's original songs go beyond the Broadway box in the new Tony-nominated musical
2013, Apr 25War Torn: ''Wallenstein''Robert Pinsky boldly and cleverly freshens Wallenstein's solemn historical premise with an irreverently modern voice
2013, Apr 18Mother LodeThe Shakespeare Theatre Company's bristling production of ''Coriolanus'' is a stunning work of urgency and clarity
2013, Apr 04Sewing DiscontentTazewell Thompson's play about the relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly stays safely within the speed limits
2013, Apr 04Perfect MatchBroadway veteran Nancy Opel makes the role of Dolly her own in Ford's revival of the beloved Jerry Herman classic
2013, Mar 28Heart of Darkness''Voodoo Macbeth'' touches, with rawness and relevance, on all that is unsettled about humans at war
2013, Mar 14Political AnimalRichard Schiff stays connected to political roles
2013, Mar 14Skate AwayGMCW takes on the campy, roller-skating fantasy ''Xanadu''
2013, Mar 14Perfect StormThanks to Synetic's dazzling, rich production, there is now another way to see, feel and think about Shakespeare's The ''Tempest''
2013, Feb 28Paige TurnsElaine Paige will share her ''personal musical theater journey'' at The Birchmere
2013, Feb 28Haunted HouseGALA Theatre's ''The House of the Spirits,'' based on Isabel Allende's novel, makes the leap from page to stage in stunningly evocative fashion
2013, Feb 21Magical MetamorphosesFrom academic to entertaining, Mary Zimmerman offers a sleekly sophisticated retelling of classic mythology
2013, Feb 21Going WeillThe InSeries offers a musical revue celebrating Kurt Weill
2013, Feb 14Misanthropic MametRound House and Theater J do their parts, but the shortcomings in the stories themselves remain
2013, Feb 14The One Who Got Away''Good People'' is a highly entertaining, very funny and all-around insightful drama, painted with exquisite cultural detail
2013, Feb 14Nordic AdventuresThe Kennedy Center serves up a dynamic -- and cool -- international festival
2013, Feb 07Local HeroesThere's something distinctly un-American in the way Thornton Wilder undermines the comforts of an unexamined life in ''Our Town''
2013, Feb 07Pool DaysThe special challenge of staging ''Metamorphoses'' at Arena Stage
2013, Feb 07Shock and BlahStudio's latest ultimately warrants the attention it gets from a shocking title, while Keegan's ''Cabaret'' is a bit dull
2013, Jan 24'Zorro' Strikes AgainConstellation Theatre makes a mark with its entertaining take on this romantic tale of identity and intrigue
2013, Jan 24Mighty SylvesterAnthony Wayne offers a Broadway-style tribute to the late gay disco legend
2013, Jan 17Family TiesSifting the 20th century like panhandlers, TACT has surfaced yet another piece of gold with the 1924 comedy ''The Show Off''
2013, Jan 17Sexually SpeakingJefferson hosts sex-positive storytelling events at Black Fox Lounge
2013, Jan 10Social ContractionsStudio Theatre's short, sharp black comedy Contractions packs an emotional wallop
2013, Jan 10HomelessWSC Avant Bard loses its resident status at Artisphere
2013, Jan 03War TornAn intriguing contemporary adaptation of Homer's poem, An Iliad is surprisingly compelling and occasionally stirring
2012, Dec 27Kate Wingfield's Best and Worst Stage of 2012Five productions, three conventional, two less so, took flight, each in their own way and for quite different reasons
2012, Dec 27Doug Rule's Best and Worst Stage of 2012Much of the region's best theater in 2012 required the most physical transport
2012, Dec 13Sharing StoriesSpeakEasyDC sends off Hanukkah at Sixth & I this Saturday
2012, Dec 06Musical TripsSignature's ''Dreamgirls'' and Arena's ''Pullman Porter Blues'' both offer transporting tales and tremendous leading ladies
2012, Dec 06Back to the BardEthan McSweeny is always happy to return to Shakespeare in Washington
2012, Dec 06Fairy Dust''Midsummer Night's Dream'' is an enchanting confection for those who prefer their holiday entertainment more pagan than pious
2012, Nov 29Awkward 'Aliens'With almost as much silence as speech, playwright Annie Baker seems to be daring theatergoers to snooze during ''The Aliens''
2012, Nov 29My Fair MusicalDespite a palpable lack of chemistry between Eliza and Higgins, Arena's staging of ''My Fair Lady'' still delivers
2012, Nov 21North Pole LongingA lonely, tipsy Mrs. Claus may steal the GMCW holiday show this year
2012, Nov 15Folksy Feeling''Woody Sez'' is a warm tribute to a folk hero
2012, Nov 15Lingering AccentsArena Stage's Molly Smith worked ''to create a ''My Fair Lady'' for modern times''
2012, Nov 15Cox AppealDeborah Cox's musical pursuits continue to have significant gay appeal
2012, Nov 15Bombs AwayKeegan Theatre has done a mostly masterful job with Arthur Miller's ''All My Sons,'' to startling impact
2012, Nov 15Off the Gay GridMike Albo to share humorous, ''very gay'' observations at L'Enfant Café
2012, Nov 08Flock of FoulFolger Theatre's ''The Conference of the Birds'' offers some charming flights of fancy but also tactless fowl flatulence
2012, Nov 08Theater BoosterThe Theatre Lab has helped boost the quality of Washington theater
2012, Nov 01Four Legs Good''War Horse'' wows with stagecraft, thrills with heart, making for one not-to-be missed puppet show
2012, Nov 01Dirty TruthYou won't leave Dirt unsoiled, even if the point is muddied
2012, Oct 25Horse Play''War Horse'' offers newfound appreciation for horses and puppeteers
2012, Oct 18Almost Like ClockworkScena's gung-ho production of ''A Clockwork Orange'' enhances your impression of Anthony Burgess's story
2012, Oct 04Love Hate''Jekyll and Hyde'' offers Alex Mills a star turn but little else, while ''Fly'' is a feel-good look at the Tuskegee Airmen
2012, Sep 27Show ExplorerFrom ''A Chorus Line'' to GALA Theatre, Antonio Vargas is making his mark
2012, Sep 27'Brel' Done WellMetroStage's Jacques Brel revue is a moving piece of theater
2012, Sep 27Big Government''The Government Inspector'' is a refreshing change from the usual safe-but-dire comic menu so often served in mainstream theater
2012, Sep 20Show Pieces''Invisible Man'' is one to see, while Taking Steps has trouble finding its footing
2012, Sep 13Broadway's FutureKennedy Center hosts a showcase of new talented composers
2012, Sep 13Wrestling DemonsA blend of identity-angst and comment on what it is to think American, ''Chad Deity'' is a clever take on familiar themes
2012, Sep 06Fully ExposedMaryBeth Wise plays a woman discovering her body and herself in Theater J's ''Body Awareness''
2012, Aug 30Temperamental MovementRep Stage begins its 20th season with America's pre-Stonewall gay activists
2012, Aug 30Fun at the WhorehouseThe Chicken Ranch charmer is predictably pleasing, while ''Totem'' will have you on the edge of your seat
2012, Aug 30The Hello GirlMarsha Mason revives her role in ''All's Well That Ends Well'' at the Shakespeare's annual Free-for-All
2012, Aug 09August SizzlerOnce you meet the Weston family, you just might want to call your parents to make sure they know you love them
2012, Jul 19Torture Garden''The Addams Family'' is a torture -- not just for the characters onstage -- but for those audience members who choose to endure it
2012, Jul 12Fringe FolliesThe Capital Fringe Festival offers a bit of everything
2012, Jun 28Making MerryA Pims or two at the Sidney Harman bar, and you'll find much to savor in this crowd pleaser of a season-closer, ''The Merry Wives of Windsor''
2012, Jun 21Razzle Dazzle''First You Dream'' offers homage to Kander and Ebb, while ''Memphis'' satisfies your musical sweet tooth
2012, Jun 21Heartache: 'The Normal Heart'With a devotion to emotional truth, Larry Kramer engages as much as he lays bare in his AIDS-crisis masterpiece
2012, Jun 21SpanglishGALA Theatre's ''Puerto RicoFu!'' is pretty much like taking a trip to the island strange and surprising, but charming
2012, Jun 14Hot to Trot''Spring Awakening'' is filled with sex and abuse and sadism and abortion, agitated with rock and folk courtesy Duncan Sheik
2012, Jun 14Ring Them BellsFirst You Dream has got more razzle-dazzle than your typical revue
2012, Jun 14Apocalypse NowAn interesting if underdeveloped idea, 'Mr. Burns' is the least-funny reference to 'The Simpsons' you'll ever see
2012, Jun 07Gods and MonstersOnly WSC Avant Bard would mix a Greek classic with an avant-garde play
2012, May 31Concept ManArena's tinkering with tried-and-true ''Music Man'' may leave you scratching your head at points, yet still manages to impress
2012, May 31Dance to the MusicThanks to Parker Esse, everyone gets the dancing bug at Arena Stage
2012, May 31The A WordSteven Dietz's play ''Lonely Planet'' has had lingering, ''gratifying'' significance
2012, May 31Some Enchanted StoryMarcelo Guzzo finds it enlightening how the audience connects with ''South Pacific''
2012, May 31SuperstarsLayered, cohesive and atmospheric, ''Tooth'' and ''Bacchae'' do justice to their end-of-era stories and their musical accompaniment
2012, May 31Vice Squad''Bachelorette'' makes for an awfully vulgar, awfully funny 90 minutes of bite but it's far from bitter
2012, May 24Double ServingIf you like your slapstick shameless and your gags spelled out, yelled and repeated, ''Servant of Two Masters'' is pants-wettingly funny
2012, May 24Maps and MythologyLonely Planet's message finds clear focus, while Metamorphoses is long on dazzle and short on substance
2012, May 24Gay Skate: XanaduSignature Theatre's ''Xanadu'' has more gay appeal than the Broadway original
2012, May 24All SkateAs Signature's ''Xanadu'' becomes a delightful destination, glitches pale next to the dominant pleasures
2012, May 18A Little BloatedIf you can't keep up with the overabundance of characters, Meal's message will get lost in the details
2012, May 12Golden TributeThough there are flaws in End of the Rainbow, there's nary a flaw in Tracie Bennett's portrayal of Judy Garland
2012, May 12Gershwin JukeboxDespite a lackluster Matthew Broderick, the Tony-nominated ''Nice Work If You Can Get It'' is a sure-fire spectacle
2012, May 10Pool PartyConstellation takes a dip in the pool
2012, May 10Westward, Shrew!Folger's ''Shrew'' is an uneasy marriage between a tale told in Elizabethan verse and actors evoking Disney's Frontierland
2012, May 09Bad FaithIt takes a big leap of faith to buy into the fanciful Broadway musical ''Leap of Faith''
2012, Apr 26Soul-StirringFifteen homeless women make their Kennedy Center debut in Theatre Lab show
2012, Apr 26Crossed LinesDespite Signature's admirable effort, the somber notes of this French play on playground bullying lose something
2012, Apr 25Hayes Honors GaysThe LGBT community was well-represented at annual Helen Hayes Awards
2012, Apr 12Untamed: Review of 'Taming of the Shrew'Synetic's 'Shrew' overflows with bright color, stark lighting, emotive music and, as always, stunning choreography
2012, Apr 12Occupational ArtLocal Latino artists ''occupy'' the GALA Theatre this weekend
2012, Apr 12Paying HomageActor Jay Alvarez pays homage to his Cuban-American family in a one-man show now at MetroStage
2012, Apr 12Adventure Theatre celebrates 60 years of cute-themed theater
2012, Apr 04A Woman Alone: 'Strange Interlude'Shakespeare Theatre Company masterfully captures the breadth and nuance of O'Neill's story of a woman wounded and those affected by her scars
2012, Apr 04SpiderspoofLandless Theatre Company spoofs the musical ''Spider-Man''
2012, Mar 25Scary Carrie? BarelyYou can't help put feel cheated by what they decided not to show in the middling Off-Broadway revival of 'Carrie'
2012, Mar 23Eastern Edge: 'Brother Russia'A show in a show may have an apropos nesting-doll quality, but the prize inside is merely acceptable
2012, Mar 23American Overture: '1776'Ford's Theatre's musical retelling of the Colonies' revolt features strapping statesmen and a South Carolina showstopper
2012, Mar 22Hearts AfireA little idealized, a little mythic, the charm of Eugene O'Neill's ''Ah, Wilderness'' is as undeniable as saltwater taffy
2012, Mar 15Review: The Gershwins' Porgy and BessAudra McDonald is extraordinary in Broadway's new ''Porgy and Bess,'' which is shorter, more racially sensitive than ever
2012, Mar 15The Vanishing''How to Disappear'' is too long, too manic and, ultimately, too obvious to justify all of its spectacle and spasms
2012, Mar 15Generating SparksHal Sparks is still in the LGBT spotlight years after 'Queer as Folk'
2012, Mar 08AmsterdamnedDavid Ives's portrait of a city and citizen in crisis features sharply crafted language and a star turn by Alexander Strain
2012, Mar 08Rocky ConcertThe Gay Men's Chorus of Washington presents a ''glitzier,'' Gaga-esque version of ''The Rocky Horror Show''
2012, Feb 27Beyond BareAU theater production goes from stage to discussion, engaging the community on coming-out issues
2012, Feb 23Bad CompanyAvant Bard's handling of ''Les Justes'' pricks the conscience and elevates discussion well beyond current sound bites
2012, Feb 21Cree-ative CallingMultimedia artist Kent Monkman's alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, making U.S. debut at NMAI
2012, Feb 16Fundamentally FlawedWith ''Next Fall,'' Geoffrey Nauffts explores matters of life and death with an extreme lack of nuance
2012, Feb 16Review: Blood WeddingConstellation's latest production is hard to warm to
2012, Feb 16Review: Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated MothersNo Rules' adaptation of ''Peter Pan'' is more imaginative than most productions
2012, Feb 16Review: Kinsey Sicks in ''Electile Dysfunction''The most current Kinsey Sicks' political parody gets old fast
2012, Feb 16Review: Josephine TonightMetro Stage's latest offers everything one would hope for in a musical
2012, Feb 09Fabulous Baker BoyMaurice Hines pays musical tribute to Josephine Baker
2012, Feb 09Mother ComplexMichael Lluberes's new, dark adaptation of ''Peter Pan'' draws on author J.M. Barrie's relationship with his mother
2012, Feb 03Review: The Two Gentlemen of VeronaP.J. Paparelli's reimagines Shakespeare's comedy as a tragic destination with too much bloodshed
2012, Feb 02Review: The Elephant RoomIn ''The Elephant Room,'' the humor is outlandish, cool irreverent and nerdy plus there's fun and funky magic
2012, Feb 02Review: RedArena's ''Red'' is bracingly effective as a reflection of the creative and destructive forces faced by artist Mark Rothko
2012, Feb 02Riffing on RepublicansThe Kinsey Sicks try to be funnier than Michele Bachmann
2012, Feb 01Review: WitIn ''Wit,'' now playing on Broadway, Cynthia Nixon reveals herself to be an incredibly expressive actor of great range
2012, Jan 26Drag RaceChristopher Sieber is the not-so-secret powerhouse in the entertaining, wholly engaging revival of ''La Cage aux Folles''
2012, Jan 26Rising StarA memorable role in the film Camp set Robin de Jess on an acting path that has already garnered two Tony nominations
2012, Jan 19Channeling a LegendRita McKenzie pays tribute to Broadway powerhouse Ethel Merman
2012, Jan 19Review: Little MurdersWith ''Little Murders,'' TACT delivers on Feiffer's clever and amusing fantasy of an urban middle-class meltdown
2012, Jan 12Review: Time Stands StillAfter watching Donald Margulies's stunning play, you just might walk away contemplating changes in your own life.
2012, Jan 12Review: The Religion ThingRenee Calarco's ''The Religion Thing'' is a very modern, very funny play that deserves the boost Theater J is giving it
2012, Jan 05Taking the StageIt took a lot of persuading to get local arts personality Robert Aubrey Davis to star as Edna in ''Hairspray''
2011, Dec 29Stand-Up AnnHolland Taylor's ''Ann'' flatters its subject as much as possible, in order to flatter its star equally so
2011, Dec 22Dance FeverFeaturing a catchy score by Elton John, the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot is nothing less than a joy to watch
2011, Dec 22Bon VoyageOld-fashioned though it may be, ''Anything Goes'' with Sutton Foster and crew sails all the way to a musical promised land
2011, Dec 22Modern Classic''Lysistrata Jones'' is as au courant as today's musicals come, with pop-culture references drawn straight from the blogosphere
2011, Dec 15Ever GreeneActress Ellen Greene reveals why she is such a strong supporter for causes near and dear to queer hearts
2011, Dec 15Holiday HilarityMichael Stebbins gives the gift of Sedaris satire
2011, Dec 15Big HairForget ''Hairspray's'' casting stunt, it's the supporting cast that gives it life, while Nero would work much better as a one act
2011, Dec 15Comedy Accompli''Spoiler Alert'' is an evening of educated, inventive, wildly silly, sometimes potent comedy delivered by a talented ensemble
2011, Dec 15Law and StagecraftKen Ludwig is a D.C. lawyer turned famous playwright
2011, Dec 07Fiddling with HistoryDanny Scheie, star of ''You, Nero'' at Arena Stage, owes his start in show business to Julie Andrews
2011, Dec 07A Giddy Thing''Much Ado'' is the Bard for a modern audience done right ridiculously fun, yet completely about the language and wit
2011, Dec 07Breaking OutIn ''Bust,'' Lauren Weedman juggles two-dozen characters with a frantic mania that's admirable, impressive and intimidating
2011, Dec 01Bonfire NightBill Cain's ''Equivocation'' is a fun and emotive evening whether you care to tally the Bardian references or not
2011, Nov 23Jersey ScoreMaking a welcome return to the National Theatre, 'Jersey Boys' is as crowd-pleasing as a Broadway show gets
2011, Nov 23Broadway CarolsMichael Sharp helps MetroStage make the yuletide gay
2011, Nov 17Bucking TraditionWSC Avant Bard's ''Mistorical Hystory'' is an ambitious adaptation combining four of Shakespeare's historical plays
2011, Nov 11Desert OasisJon Robin Baitz's ''Other Desert Cities'' is a trenchant examination of family, brought to life by a stunning cast
2011, Nov 10Bloody BusinessStudio's Golden Dragon is a visceral, emotional rush, while Theater J mines intellectually complex territory with Miller's After the Fall
2011, Nov 10Acting OutJason Stuart is doing what he can to help increase the number of gay actors and comedians in show business
2011, Oct 27War and WitchcraftConstellation offers an over-the-top satire of war, while Keegan takes on witchcraft and Arthur Miller's ''Crucible''
2011, Oct 27Going GreenAll the envy that motivates Iago to destroy Othello is wrapped in a gorgeous Folger production with stunningly beautiful actors
2011, Oct 27Blasphemy in IdahoWoolly Mammoth's latest offering, ''Bright New Boise,'' is a respectful exploration of faith that goes down as easy as manna from heaven
2011, Oct 19The People Sing''Les Misérables'' cast members sing at ''gay-oriented'' benefit
2011, Oct 06A Musical MysteryAdam Gwon solved the mystery of ''The Boy Detective Fails,'' an original musical that is part of his plan for success
2011, Oct 06Giving BirthStudio Theatre debuts a new bare-bones series with an adventurous, sensational new work, ''Lungs''
2011, Oct 06French TwistThough it sports an amazing cast, there's little left -- visually and orchestrally -- in the current ''Les Miz'' to speak to its roots
2011, Sep 29Tea TimeIn his one-man show, E. Patrick Johnson is determined to blend the bitter with enough of the sweet to keep you fully engaged.
2011, Sep 29Shows of ShowsArena Stage gives life to Childress's incredible 1955 play, while GALA goes to war
2011, Sep 29Musical Realities'Parade' marches to the beat of a particularly bleak (and real) drummer, while Fela! tells of a creative and political awakening
2011, Sep 22Lingering KissDiana Son's 'Stop Kiss' is still relevant 13 years after its off-Broadway debut
2011, Sep 22Repertory WondersSignature plunges headfirst into the moody and macabre with a pair of darkly delightful, entertaining musicals
2011, Sep 22Habit FormingIn Alan Bennett's new play, greatness and the mundane all come from the same place -- showing up every day to get the job done
2011, Sep 22Kiss and TellNo Rules' Stop Kiss would be a must-see production on its own merit, but recent queer bashings make it even more relevant
2011, Sep 15Overly ApparentFloyd King and Nancy Robinette are great, but the adaptation of Heir Apparent relies too much on SNL-style modern references
2011, Sep 01Funny BusinessGaylarious gets revived at the new, larger Riot Act Comedy Club
2011, Aug 18Weaving's WorldCurrently starring in 'Uncle Vanya,' Hugo Weaving is best remembered in the gay community for his role in 'Priscilla'
2011, Aug 11Gays and DollsWhat's so gay about Guys and Dolls? Plenty.
2011, Aug 11Soviet DisunionWith Cate Blanchett at the helm, the Sydney Theatre Company provides a heart-wrenching, often hilarious Uncle Vanya
2011, Jul 28Southern ComfortKeegan Theatre's revival of Steel Magnolias doesn't make a convincing case that Chinquapin Parish bears revisiting
2011, Jul 28Courting ControversyGino Tassara offers an ''over-the-top,'' explicitly gay play
2011, Jul 21Art and ArtificeStudio examines the legend of Andy Warhol, while Unexpected Stage devises an afterlife for his cohort Candy Darling
2011, Jul 21Bird WatchingMarc Acito's gay penguin play is based on the most banned book in the nation
2011, Jul 14Rock OutIf you can stomach the cheese, the noise and the poop jokes, Rock of Ages has a couple gay twists that'll amuse
2011, Jul 14Pounding FleshMerchant of Venice remains among the bard's most dreary plays.
2011, Jul 07NormalcyPlaying through this weekend at the Kennedy Center, 'Next to Normal' is a brilliantly compelling way to spend a few hours
2011, Jun 29Wicked WaysWicked has found a Yellow Brick Road that's paved with gold, and it's going to be on this journey for a long time
2011, Jun 23Peruvian StruggleGALA struggles to keep the audience enthralled with its new musical, a dry, academic exercise in storytelling
2011, Jun 16Fur FlurryStudio's Venus in Fur is an exceptionally sharp theatrical exercise in the hands of David Ives and David Muse
2011, Jun 09Psychotic EdgeWith 'Psycho Beach Party,' the community theater Dominion Stage continues its mission to produce edgier shows
2011, Jun 09Restless KnightSynetic's 'Don Quixote' is theater that engages the soul with a magical daring you won't find elsewhere
2011, Jun 09Queen Machines'Priscilla' and 'Mormon' are two of the most enjoyable shows on Broadway right now and are both must-see musicals for gays
2011, Jun 09Candy LandRobert O'Hara's snazzy, saucy Bootycandy is a bracingly in-your-face provocation that is as funny as it is disturbing
2011, Jun 02Question TimeThough accents sometimes run askew, Kahn's command of his cast makes for a powerful delivery of Pinter's work
2011, May 26Stellar Showgirls and GuysKennedy Center's revival of Follies delivers the heart and soul that makes the Sondheim-Goldman musical truly timeless
2011, May 26Women of the HouseWSC offers Night and Day and two Tennessee Williams one-acts in which captivating women steal the shows
2011, May 19High Art vs. Hard CashThe Moscows brings the easy laughs to the stage, but shies away from the harder issues at which it only hints
2011, May 19Flights of FancyThe concept may seem peculiar, but Constellation's The Green Bird soars to unexpected and wonderful heights
2011, May 12Sondheim that SatesSome may not get exactly what they expect at Signature's Side By Side, but every Sondheim fan will leave satisfied
2011, May 12Ten-Minute MasterworksFancy late-night drama? Check out Theatre Lab next week
2011, May 05Walking WoundedA powerhouse of a production, Arena Stage's Ruined is an intense and haunting must-see story of war-torn women
2011, Apr 28Stage ManagerAdventure Theatre's Michael Bobbitt has a goal of improving theater for everyone especially children
2011, Apr 21Girl's Night InEven with a few rough edges, 'Stage Door' remains a faithful and entertaining perspective on an America that still speaks to us
2011, Apr 14Express YourselfIn GALA's latest, three strangers move away from the edge while over at Studio, they're leaping right over the cliff
2011, Apr 14For Art's SakeA well-acted, spirited, cerebral romp, Signature Theatre's production of Art offers an evening of provocative fun
2011, Apr 07Taking LibertyFord's Theatre's new musical Liberty Smith takes a little liberty to make American history entertaining
2011, Mar 31Lights UpSignature Theatre's new show isn't a love letter to the American musical, and neither is Woolly Mammoth's to Apple
2011, Mar 31Send in the ClownsFor their silent King Lear, Synetic turns in a production that is enchanting, original and gratifyingly macabre
2011, Mar 24Bountiful JourneyLizan Mitchell heads up an all-Black cast in Round House's luminous, evocative The Trip to Bountiful
2011, Mar 16Jewish ConflictTheater J's revival of The Chosen gets a tremendous boost from a staging in Arena's in-the-round Fichandler
2011, Mar 16Joker's WildeClever, cynical and unrelenting, An Ideal husband is as relevant today as it was when Wilde was at his fur bed-decked dandiest
2011, Mar 16Nothin' Dirty Goin' OnGMCW's Best Little Whorehouse is primed to deliver some musical thrills
2011, Mar 10Party GamesEdward Albee's ferocious 'Woolf' takes the stage with enough passion and talent to make an audience forget the famed film
2011, Mar 10Close-Out ConcertArtists gather to perform one last time at Go Mama Go!
2011, Feb 24Family TiesEngaging and evocative, Juno and the Paycock is a knowing and close-knit tale of early 20th century Irish lives
2011, Feb 17Razzle DazzleWith a solid cast and an elaborate set, you'll be a bit heady from all the goings-on in On The Razzle
2011, Feb 17Oedipal RushWith a street poet's ear for the music of language, Luis Alfaro brings an urban vibe to the ancient tragic tale
2011, Feb 17Spoofing HollywoodLandless Theatre Company's Mash-Up Festival spoofs Hollywood hits
2011, Feb 17Modern ApproachLuis Alfaro serves his community through theater, adapting classic stories for today's times
2011, Feb 10Solid GoldmanComic Julie Goldman is focused on getting ''the gay out into the world''
2011, Feb 03Magic Carpet RideArena Stage offers a truly stunning Arabian Nights, while Folger's Comedy of Errors brings on the slapstick
2011, Feb 03DeconstructionsThe Carpetbagger's Children is a potent and effective piece, while Black Watch is a unique exploration into the Iraq regiment
2011, Feb 03Fractured Fairy TaleEven with its dreamlike incongruities, Shakespeare's Cymbeline is a witty entertainment filled with ''pleasing scenes''
2011, Jan 27Lesbian LaughsOne of the first out comics, Suzanne Westenhoefer is now one of the most popular lesbians on the comedy circuit
2011, Jan 27Baked AlaskaThe Sound of Palin suggests it's better to laugh than cry at a possible Palin presidency
2011, Jan 19Lost HorizonAmerican Century's Beyond the Horizon feels more like an academic experience rather than a theatrical one
2011, Jan 12Sweet SecretsStudio, Arena Stage and Keegan Theatre tell stories about things that some people feel are better left unsaid
2011, Jan 05Mad About YouFlorence Lacey's Norma Desmond is a legend in her own mind and on Signature's stage
2010, Dec 29The Best Stage of 2010There was plenty of talent to be found on Washington stages this year, and we celebrate some of the cream of the crop
2010, Dec 29Funny LadiesA Girl's Guide to Washington Politics riffs on the current state of women in and around politics
2010, Dec 23Some Enchanted EveningsSouth Pacific is a vivid, picture postcard of a musical, while Sunset Boulevard is more than ready for its close-up
2010, Dec 23Satirical SongDoug Peck helps make Shakespeare Theatre's garden grow, music directing Candide, the venue's first musical
2010, Dec 16Sicks AppealThe drag a cappella group the Kinsey Sicks finds increasing popularity in a changing America
2010, Dec 16Good CheerBoth the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Woolly Mammoth unwrap a festive bounty of laughs this holiday season
2010, Dec 09Time WarpMojo casts a brilliantly dark shadow across the doorstep of Studio's 2ndStage, while Round House crosses the universe
2010, Dec 02Fruitcake CarolsMetroStage mounts a zany, spirited spoof
2010, Nov 25Bold ConfessionMarcus Gardley's every tongue confess christens Arena's Kogod Cradle with a mercurial Southern fairy tale
2010, Nov 25The Elf WordThe bad guy in The Happy Elf, Michael Rupert is a gay role model in real life
2010, Nov 18Opposites AttractSignature and Studio examine the ties that bind us, one with the Kennedys and the other with crullers
2010, Nov 18House of GamesGregory Moss captures the notorious personalities that fed upon JonBenet, but his House of Gold ultimately withers on the vine
2010, Nov 10Soul StirringWith a leading role in Hair, Dairus Nichols is sending a message to be who you are -- onstage and off
2010, Nov 10Home on the RangeArena christens its lavishly renovated space with a lovely -- though not entirely memorable -- take on Oklahoma!
2010, Nov 10Angels HeartNext weekend, students at Shenandoah University mount a production of Angels in America
2010, Nov 04All in the FamilyThe rotating rep of 'Richard III' and 'Mary Stuart' find the Washington Shakespeare Company firing on all pistons
2010, Nov 04Close EncountersBoth Theater J and Scena show us the terrors that exist when our homes are invaded by visitors from beyond
2010, Nov 04Shear BrillianceMagnetic Steel Burkhardt leads the cast of 'Hair,' a stunning musical that's equal parts revival and outright rave
2010, Oct 28Golden SilenceMummenschanz offers its classic staged 'silent cartoons'
2010, Oct 28Fox HuntSignature's 'Fox on the Fairway' feels forced and antiquated, while 'Ameriville' at Round House never misses a beat
2010, Oct 28Improv InsanityWIT offers sketches for Rally to Restore Sanity
2010, Oct 20Cho-sen OneMargaret Cho's making political pals
2010, Oct 20Truth and ConsequencesConstellation's Women is a risky project that ultimately succeeds, while Keegan wonders why fools fall in love
2010, Oct 20Frock OnNoted British stage actor Bette Bourne relates his drag-centered adventures in A Life In Three Acts
2010, Oct 13Fairy Tale RomanceA subtle casting choice makes Ford Theatre's quirky and charming Sabrina Fair feel like a contemporary romance
2010, Oct 07Dogs and DragonsNo Rules brings Charlie Brown vibrantly to life, while Studio 2ndStage's Korean girls are fighting to survive
2010, Oct 07Gay AltarDominion Stage presents a ''sizzling'' production of Altar Boys
2010, Sep 30Retro RunCarefully crafted yet entertaining, witty but tender, The Tenth Man is the kind of drama that re-calibrates the medium
2010, Sep 23Spanish, ClassGala Hispanic's El Caballero de Olmedo is a modern take on a classic piece of Spanish theater
2010, Sep 23Well DoneWith perfect pitch, director Michael Kahn creates a gimmick-free zone in which the best aspects of All's Well fully flourish
2010, Sep 23Moon ShineWith the new musical Glimpses of the Moon, Alexandria's MetroStage puts on a dazzling, transporting show
2010, Sep 15Set to StunWSC celebrates the move to their new Rosslyn home with an evening of Shakespeare, presented in the original Klingon
2010, Sep 15Imposter, Muse and a False NoteRound House's Ripley is darkly alluring, David Muse makes a great first impression at Studio and Falsettos flounders
2010, Sep 08High NotesGanymede Arts presents a new production of the Tony-winning gay play Falsettos in a space carved out of Go Mama Go!
2010, Sep 08Anti-ClimaxSarah Ruhl crams her Victorian comic-drama with topics of universal female interest, but comes up empty-handed
2010, Sep 08RevolutionsSomething You Did looks at the frustrating nature of the past and those things that simply cannot be undone
2010, Sep 01True LoveA familiar face on cable TV, standup comedian Loni Love gives meaning to her surname
2010, Sep 01Game BoysSignature Theatre's Chess does its very best to make you believe that there is nothing sexier than a board game
2010, Jul 28Funny NoisesKeegan Theatre punches up the summer with a bit of brilliantly executed horseplay in Noises Off
2010, Jul 28Puppet MastersSome of Michael Liscio Jr. and Brent Michael DiRoma's best puppet friends may or may not be gay
2010, Jul 21Sing Out LoudAvenue Q is as funny, surprising and shocking as ever, while Passing Strange is a tempest in a too small teapot
2010, Jul 14Jolly HolidayThe stage musical of Mary Poppins is just as much for adults as it is for kids; Woolly gets a little ''precious''
2010, Jul 14Lip ServiceSpecial Agent Galactica doesn't impersonate recording artists -- she ''channels'' them
2010, Jul 07Wise GuyTheater J's wonderful The Interrogation makes a guy you've probably never heard of completely unforgettable
2010, Jul 07Life's a CabaretSignature Theatre's annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret has plenty of gay appeal
2010, Jun 24GlamourpussesLypsinka makes Legends! more glamourous and more absurd, turning a bad play into an enjoyable, trashy beach read
2010, Jun 17Diva DuelThe Trevor Project's James Lecesne stars with Lypsinka in a new adaptation of Legends!
2010, Jun 17Suffragette CityGeorge Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession speaks with a timeless and, on occasion, starkly insightful voice
2010, Jun 10Tony FeverHighlights from four strong contenders at Sunday's ceremony
2010, Jun 10Lady LikeEnrique Divine sings the part of a transsexual woman in Gala Theatre's El Bola, a tribute to a Cuban legend
2010, Jun 10Slumber DomeArena's History feels less like you're on a journey and more like you're attending a lecture for a required class
2010, Jun 03StorytellersSycamore Trees is an overly crowded, sometimes needlessly eclectic show that allows too much to wander out of focus
2010, Jun 02Women in LoveTwo actresses dig in deep and give extraordinary performances at Woolly Mammoth and Washington Shakespeare Company
2010, May 19Naked TalentNaked Boys Singing! surprises you with its substance and delivery, while Perez Hilton is a big musical fizzle
2010, May 12Feast and FamineTheater J's Mikvah is familiar and wonderful, while Constellation's attempt to mount an epic is an epic fail
2010, May 12Explosive FinaleIn her final directing credit at Studio Theatre, Joy Zinoman leaves us with a powerful, lasting impression
2010, May 06Young BucksGraham Hamilton plays Hamlet with a creeping and dark charisma, while Tom Carman meets his match in Mrs. Robinson
2010, Apr 29Drive TimeDaring and gripping, Silver Lake looks at the curious, often unfathomable, dynamics between parents and children
2010, Apr 22Tapped OutWhile containing amazing moments, like a turn by the brothers Manzari, Arena's Ladies is often too formulaic
2010, Apr 22Jewish HamHarvey Fierstein wins you over in Fiddler, while Son of A Standup Comedian leaves you asking, ''Why, God, why?''
2010, Apr 15Musical RootsDirector Coy Middlebrook adds poignancy to the spry musical Little Shop of Horrors, giving it relevance to today's troubled times
2010, Apr 15[show] BusinessDelightfully inappropriate and outrageously funny, [title of show] airs the dirty laundry of the creative process
2010, Apr 15Lie HardThe Liar is a gleeful night of 17th Century Farce, while Metamorphosis departs from Synetic's movement-rich norm
2010, Apr 07Greek IdolIn Master Class, Tyne Daly creates a remarkable presence, breathing life into a much-documented icon with great care
2010, Apr 07Spacing OutCountdown to Yuri's Night celebrates science through art
2010, Mar 31High NotesMalcolm Gets and John Glover rule the stage in Traviata, while Reasons is a provocative, troubling look at cruelty
2010, Mar 31War RoomAmerican Century presents Stalag 17 in its original incarnation, before the edges were softened by Hollywood
2010, Mar 25Fun with FloraLittle Shop of Horrors is a monster smash at Ford's, but if killer plants aren't your thing, Keegan has a Dance for you
2010, Mar 25Prime Real EstateOne neighborhood undergoes the test of time and human experience, while another undergoes the test of a diva
2010, Mar 18Light FantasticArena Stage shines a very bright Light in Crystal City, while Good for the Jews? leaves the audience puzzled
2010, Mar 18HitchcockedThe ''comedy thriller'' Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps stops at the Warner Theatre
2010, Feb 24Crowning AchivementThe Shakespeare Theatre's Richard II and Henry V are powerful, memorable, and provocative on myriad levels
2010, Feb 24NirvanaHigh Fidelity is a musical with serious cult potential making it perfect for the Landless Theatre Company
2010, Feb 17Latino FlairPultizer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz desires to open new doors and uncover untold stories
2010, Feb 17Bloodshed, Bigotry and BeautySignature's Sweeney is bloody brilliant, Beauty is heartbreaking, and Collection an intense meditation on race
2010, Feb 17Money PitMoliere with an art-house edge, Washington Shakespeare's The Miser is an entertaining way to spend a winter's eve
2010, Feb 10Pyramidic VictoryPowerful, cerebral and riveting, Synetic's Antony and Cleopatra is performance art for the dark at heart
2010, Feb 10Slay RideWith a gorgeously modern, comedically surreal version of Orestes, Folger brings new life to a play 2,400 years old
2010, Feb 03Siblings and RivalriesThe Rivalry dramatizes the great Lincoln-Douglas debates, while Three Sisters is simple without being austere
2010, Jan 27Divine Miss MMahalia: A Gospel Musical delivers the good news in a stunning revival at MetroStage
2010, Jan 27Writers' BlockIn The Four of Us, sentences go unfinished and people tend to talk at -- not to -- one another
2010, Jan 27The Director's WifeAlan Paul makes Signature Theatre's Wife his own
2010, Jan 21Devil May CareTo see Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? is to enjoy the wit, rhythm and cadence of playwright George Axelrod's language
2010, Jan 21Solo ActsAndrew Long is fantastic in Doug Wright's Wife, while Mike Daisey's Cargo is engaging, funny and thought-provoking
2010, Jan 14A Different WorldLydia Diamond expects us to keep up with the subtleties of her characters, yet she writes like we eat at Appleby's
2010, Jan 14Sister SpeakWater showcases Tarell McCraney's masterful way of manipulating language into sound and sound into language
2009, Dec 24Golden GirlJudy Gold's new one-woman show is all about TV
2009, Dec 24Monster MashedYoung Frankenstein couldn't have gotten a laugh in the Catskills; Keegan's terrific Rent is worth every penny
2009, Dec 17Screwballing AroundArmed with impeccable timing and fearless physicality, Nancy Robinette is in full command of Solid Gold Cadillac
2009, Dec 17Crack-up CabaretMartha Graham Cracker returns to GALA
2009, Dec 03A Light FantastickMagical staging brings The Fantasticks to life, but off-kilter performances keep the musical from being totally fantastic
2009, Dec 03All in the FamilyWonderfully crafted and stocked with great performances, August is easy to watch, and yet has powerful reach
2009, Nov 26Lights! Camera! Fraction!As You Like It steers a forced and sometimes indecipherable course through time and space, quickly growing tiresome
2009, Nov 26Victorian PlungeFilled with wry humor and visceral drama, Lulu contains a not-so-subliminal message about the end of innocence
2009, Nov 19Show TimeSignature's revival of Show Boat avoids choppy waters in bringing a Broadway classic to an Arlington port
2009, Nov 12Brute ForceIn Keegan's Mice and Men, the tension is high, the tenor is loud, and any hope of nuance dissolves into black and white
2009, Nov 05Perpetual MotionWoolly incorporates the audience into Full Circle without sacrificing humor, cushions or easy access to bathrooms
2009, Nov 05Classic FareCate Blanchett gives a raw, stellar performance in Streetcar and Folger imbues Much Ado with tropical flavor
2009, Oct 29MasterpiecesTheater J's Lost in Yonkers should be greatly applauded while Adding Machine is an incredible night of theater
2009, Oct 22Creative TransfusionSynetic interprets Dracula through dance, lighting and a fantastically creative use of props and bodies
2009, Oct 22Comedy and TragedyBrilliantly acted and exuberantly told, Flea is farce done very well, while Psychosis marks an impressive debut
2009, Oct 15Heavy MetalThe Alchemist offers some priceless nuggets, but overall lacks the stones to be fully satisfying
2009, Oct 08SongbirdsBlack Pearl Sings! is an exquisite look at the link between songs and history; Jersey Boys is incredibly entertaining
2009, Oct 01Past PresenceLocal groups, including Arena Stage, take part in a national, historic theatrical moment
2009, Sep 24Quality IssuesArena Stage's The Quality of Life faces matters of life and death in a gutsy, thought-provoking, often witty manner
2009, Sep 17More than a CabaretFirst You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb
2009, Sep 17PortraitureDorian Gray never fails, but it does falter a bit, while Moonlight gives us Pinter the way Pinter is meant to be
2009, Sep 10Zero to HeroQuestions from the past play into our present -- and future -- in Theater J's Zero Hour and Woolly Mammoth's Eclipsed.
2009, Sep 10Camp OutPlayed to the hilt, WSC's campily ironic take on the classic Camille is an evening of knock-down, drag-out fun
2009, Aug 20Golden GirlThat's not just a Playbill in your pocket -- you really will be happy to see Signature Theatre's ''Dirty Blonde''
2009, Aug 20Qomedy Tonight!Three funny ladies helm an evening of lesbian laughs
2009, Aug 20Poppy Champlin ConfidentialPoppy answers the coverboy questions
2009, Aug 06Signature MomentSignature Theatre presents highlights from its upcoming season with an open house
2009, Jul 30Purring AlongStrong acting helps sell a farce that has relevance today, in Black Box Theater's first fully staged production
2009, Jul 30Fairy DustLocal queer production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera 'Iolanthe'
2009, Jul 23Profanity and PuzzlementThe post-apocalyptic fairy tale Fucking A is a complicated, multi-voiced minefield that often breaks its own rules
2009, Jul 16Fantasia FactorDespite its house-filling, deep-throated gospel and blues voice, The Color Purple is largely comfortable and familiar
2009, Jul 09The Gay FringeThis year's Capital Fringe Festival features a dozen shows with gay and lesbian themes, ranging from mild to wild
2009, Jul 02Russian JewryTheater J's Ari Roth has ever-so-slightly tweaked Chekhov's 'The Seagull' to make it explicitly, inherently Jewish
2009, Jun 25Utter MadnessStacy Keach must play 'Lear' way larger than life just to avoid obsolescence in this crash-boom-bang of a production
2009, Jun 25Cardiff East EndersStudio partners with Sherman Cymru to offer Welsh play readings
2009, Jun 18Mummy DearestAt GALA Hispanic, Eva Peron rises again -- literally -- in a twisted and funny extension of the story of Argentina
2009, Jun 18BirdlandTheatre Alliance takes flight with Adam Bock's play
2009, Jun 11Landmark PlaysGanymede honors Stonewall with a series of readings
2009, Jun 11Feeling LoopyAn evening of Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead in Arena's 'Looped' is an evening of pure theatrical magic
2009, Jun 11Great Company'Fever/Dream' is a pizzazz-filled concoction that skewers corporatism with a generous supply side of laughs
2009, Jun 11Evita's ClosetGALA Hispanic digs up Eva Peron's mummified past
2009, May 28Boxed InWere it not for flashes of great performances and ingenuity, it would be easy to dismiss Constellation's 'Crazyface'
2009, May 21Big Country'Giant' aims for the stars in bringing the Texas-sized tale to the stage, but its story falls short of the mark
2009, May 21Designing WomanNoel Coward's 'Design for Living' may be a proto-feminist farce, but hints of homo are what steal the show at The Shakespeare
2009, May 21Rhoda ReturnsValerie Harper channels Tallulah Bankhead at Arena Stage
2009, May 14Whiz KidHolly Twyford's turn in Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' is deeply satisfying, but young Erin Weaver steals the show
2009, Apr 30Rock OnTom Stoppard's 'Rock 'N' Roll' leapfrogs across communism, socialism, the human soul and Sapphic interpretations
2009, Apr 30Great EscapeThe Kennedy Center's 'Ragtime' is a knockout on every level, while 'Bread of Winter' fails to live up to its honors
2009, Apr 23Hall of FameFresh on the heels of its first Helen Hayes Award, it would appear that Theater J has another winning show on its hands
2009, Apr 23Drinking AgainWith 'Small Craft Warnings,' the Washington Shakespeare Company delivers a skillful, superb, intimate production
2009, Apr 16NutsCuckoo's Nest is a brilliant, well-crafted show on every front; Signature fires up a haunting, unexpected musical
2009, Apr 16Life Before WartimeThe In Series stages an old-style German cabaret
2009, Apr 09South RisingWoolly's 'Antebellum' is inspired, engaging and utterly disturbing, while Ford's 'Civil War' defies categorization
2009, Mar 26StorytellerYou'd do well to head to Studio to hear the stories Dael Orlandersmith has to tell in her one-woman tour de force
2009, Mar 26Broadway BebeBebe Neuwirth brings her sizzle to Strathmore
2009, Mar 19God DamnedIf you like scrapbooking and the confident rattle of your Centrum Silver bottle, 'Ion' is the Greek tragedy for you
2009, Mar 19Troubled PathwayDefaulting to sound bites and talking points, Theater J's 'Benedictus' feels more workshop than finished work
2009, Mar 12Garden Party'After the Garden' is a unique little cocktail that's equal parts drag show and cabaret with a splash of tragedy
2009, Mar 05Perfect ReceptionAdam Bock's 'The Receptionist' is a deceptively complex work that intends to reinvent the concept of the office comedy
2009, Feb 26Hounds of Love'Dog in the Manger' presents with a complex portrait of a woman almost undone by her personal and societal power
2009, Feb 19Balancing ActArena Stage's 'A Delicate Balance' too often loses sight of the humanity Edward Albee gave to his characters
2009, Feb 12Devil's ReignPrepare to be entertained, transported, repulsed and perhaps redeemed by Synetic's visual and aural tapestries
2009, Feb 12Log Cabin RepublicanFord's unveils a revitalized space and a beautifully realized new work, while Round House modernizes a myth
2009, Feb 05Chilly WillySuffering from a disparity of tone, Folger's 'The Winter's Tale' ultimately falls short of its creative goals
2009, Jan 29Pruned OrchardThere's poignancy and even laughter in WSC's 'Cherry Orchard,' but the evening is plagued by a lack of cohesion.
2009, Jan 22Comic Relief'Little Dog Laughed' is a fast-paced and bitingly sharp comedy, while 'Seafarer' is done in by an indecisive Satan
2009, Jan 22Memorable TuneTommy Tune on hits, misses, and the state of theater
2009, Jan 15Noises OnMike Daisey takes sharp aim at the institution of theater and turns it into a provocative piece of, well... theater
2009, Jan 01Stage: The Best of 2008Ten phenomenal, memorable shows kept D.C. stages alight in 2008, while five minor irritants continued to annoy
2008, Dec 25Pretty in Pink'Legally Blonde' provides a little much needed pink fluff for the holiday season
2008, Dec 24Musical TherapyDespite its rough edges, 'Next to Normal' gives one hope for the future of the American musical
2008, Dec 18Epic IntimacyWith his cunning reinvigoration of 'Les Misérables,' Eric Schaeffer remains the master of his Shirlington house
2008, Dec 18Broken WingBlackbird is 'edgy' and 'shocking,' but that doesn't make it good
2008, Dec 11Winter Wonderlands'Twelfth Night' is beautifully imagined and played to the hilt of comedy, while 'Alice' is rapture of a visual kind
2008, Dec 04Flyboy'Peter ' flies but contends with turbulence, while 'Glengarry' is an antidote for the more saccharine notes of the season
2008, Nov 20Crazy RichStudio brings a wonderful musical to full bloom with a cast that's focused, talented and seamlessly bound together
2008, Nov 20Young Americans'Frost/Nixon' is both entertaining and informative
2008, Nov 20Well Done'All's Well' is a refreshing, engaging evening of the Bard
2008, Nov 13Game Show'Slumdog Millionaire' is as close to a must-see as we've gotten all year, while 'Role Models' is hilarity unbound
2008, Nov 13White House RockLandless Theatre's 'President Harding' gets in, has fun with what it can, and makes sure not to overstay its welcome
2008, Nov 13Baby BoomDon't let the sight of a futon worry you - 'Boom' is one 'ménage a trios' you'll want to join for an evening's fun
2008, Nov 06Personal BestWill Gartshore performs at Round House in Silver Spring
2008, Oct 30Cabaret PearlRoz White handles the role of Pearl Bailey such aplomb at MetroStage, you'll almost forget she's not the famed star
2008, Oct 30Rebel Yell'Honey Brown Eyes' boasts a strong story, but is hindered by awkward pacing and several unsuccessful performances
2008, Oct 23Wartime ZeroesThe Folger Theatre is a brilliant location for 'Henry IV,' and these weeks before the elections, the perfect timing
2008, Oct 16Kid RockHelmed by a strong, talented cast, 'Altar Boyz' is likely to be the best faux concert you'll bear witness to all year
2008, Oct 16Obstructed ViewDaniel MacIvor may be a clever observer of the world, but in 'A Beautiful View,' his characters never truly touch us
2008, Oct 09Wonderful World'Way of the World' is a funny, impossibly complex scramble of double-dealing, shady alliances and adulterous affairs
2008, Oct 02BloodbathThe riotously funny 'Inishmore' is not a show for folks prone to queasy stomachs or who sport a PETA stickers on their Volvos
2008, Sep 25She MalesWith men in the women's roles, 'Romeo and Juliet' feels like a novelty performed by a troupe of Elizabethan drag queens
2008, Sep 18Men UpliftingDaniel Beaty's 'Resurrection' is a piece buoyant with warmth, wit, heartbreak, anger and the beauty of language itself
2008, Sep 18Visiting HoursA constant, claustrophobic and anxiety-inducing press of a show, 'The Road to Mecca' is a journey well-worth taking
2008, Sep 18Flying HighSignature's production of the new musical 'ACE' is a success destined to bring every audience member to their feet
2008, Sep 04Torture GardenChris Gallu's adaptation of 1984 is anything but an overly academic experience -- it's a fresh vision of an old hell
2008, Sep 04Witty ReparteeMark Chalfant of Washington Improv Theater
2008, Aug 28Sticky FingersJason Grote's crazily entertaining comedy is a surreal, witty, expertly performed opener to Woolly's new season
2008, Aug 21Teen Tunes'bare the musical' at Baltimore's Theatre Project
2008, Aug 07Yuks and a UkeBen Lerman brings his comedy back to DC for 'dccomedyfest'
2008, Aug 07Hakuna MatataLion King cast performs to raise money for Food and Friends
2008, Aug 07Shock OperasTwo extremely skilled singers furnish Metro Stage's 'ROOMS,' while 'Jerry Springer' twists opera into a shocking, alarming knot
2008, Jul 24Positively QuixoticKeegan's lovely production might well be your best chance to experience what an innovative show 'Man of La Mancha' is
2008, Jul 24Devilish BehaviorBobby Smith is Satan in 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' at Studio Theatre
2008, Jul 17Stand-up Guy Eddie Sarfaty brings his comedy to Signature Theatre
2008, Jul 17Sandy Claws Bears take to the beach at Fringe Festival
2008, Jul 03Animal PlanetDisney's 'The Lion King' is not to be missed, while the politically incorrect 'Red Noses' offers a change of pace
2008, Jul 03Oscar! Oscar!A Washington native-turned-Broadway success takes on multiple roles
2008, Jun 26Springs Gleaning'This Beautiful City' at Studio Theatre
2008, Jun 19Canadian CutieElvira Kurt to appear at One in Ten presentation of 'One Night Stand Up'
2008, Jun 19Unapologetic'Irma Vep' is good plain dumb fun for all, while the remarkable 'Beautiful City' asks audiences to look inward
2008, Jun 19Good MedicineSparkling with intelligence and wit, Rene Auberjonois fully enlivens this production of Moliere's 17th century comedy, 'Imaginary Invalid'
2008, Jun 12Perfectly ClearEdward Gero succeeds in embodying Nixon with a performance that actually makes the man likable in his hideousness
2008, Jun 12Rib TicklerWoolly's 'Measure for Pleasure' is a raunchy sex comedy that punctuates every double-entendre with a rim shot
2008, Jun 12Latin InfusedDan Guerrero's one-man show, 'Gaytino!
2008, Jun 05Legendary VisitorsChita Rivera and George Hearn are surrounded by a cast that rids you of the idea that 'The Visit' is a prolonged duet
2008, Jun 05International FlairAnne Washburn's intelligent and provocative comedy is given first-class treatment at the Studio Theatre
2008, May 22Slain DavidTheater J's 'David' is a musical struggling to find its true voice, while 'Crumble' is a beautifully written piece of work
2008, May 22School's OutWhat should have been a Scandal that sizzles, fizzles on the stage at Folger
2008, May 15Toga PartyThe Shakespeare's Roman Repertory sets the action in the intended time and place and is all the better for it
2008, May 01Awards WorthyThe 24th Annual Helen Hayes Awards
2008, May 01Musical BearsBearapalooza at Baltimore's Patterson and Remington's in DC
2008, Apr 10Paradise FoundFearless and energetic, 'all wear bowlers' reminds us how good it can be when you stop taking yourself seriously
2008, Apr 10Miller TimeArena offers two Arthur Miller masterpieces with a shared cast deeply in tune with the playwright's universal voice
2008, Apr 10Buzz Kill'Lord of the Flies' is ultimately harmed by taking things too far, while 'The Happy Time' is a spoonful of pure wonderful
2008, Apr 03History MakingFor 'History Boys,' Studio assembles a cast that holds tight and carries the play forward with no signs of weakness
2008, Mar 20Web SingerSignature kicks off their Kander & Ebb Celebration with a stunning 'Spider Woman,' while 'The Price' is just all right
2008, Mar 20White HotIn 'Stunning,' playwright David Adjmi grapples with the dirt, ambiguity and wonder of human relations
2008, Mar 13Making HistoryNow is your chance to discover why August Wilson's voice is one that continues to resonate across the centuries
2008, Mar 06Illusions of GrandeurAided by the magic of Teller, the Folger's telling of The Scottish Play is thoughtful, deliberate and outstanding
2008, Feb 28Bathing BeausSerge Seiden gives Alan Ball's play a good bath
2008, Feb 28Soul SalvationShaw's witty 'Major Barbara' offers strong performances and visual ravishment, while 'The Hostage' is tough yet flawed
2008, Feb 21Superficial Ball'Six Feet Under' scribe Alan Ball's 'All That I Will Ever Be' is as deep as the hot tub that shows up during Act 1
2008, Feb 07Time PassagesMartin Moran's lovely and elegant Obie Award-winning play, 'The Tricky Part' marks another triumph for Signature's ARK
2008, Jan 31Acts of BraveryWoolly Mammoth takes on the challenge of bringing entire communities to life within literal steps of one another
2008, Jan 31Pure Gold'25 Questions' is a funny, moving, carefully crafted piece of theater that resonates with warm affection
2008, Jan 31Funny BusinessA gay comic triple play
2008, Jan 31Purging PlaywrightMartin Moran brings The Tricky Part to Signature
2008, Jan 24Ship of DreamsMary Zimmerman brings alive Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece with a perfect blend of pizzazz and storytelling
2008, Jan 24Young BucksPowered by a remarkable cast, 'Glory Days' is about something very simple, very tangible and absolutely universal
2008, Jan 10Sound and FuryAs a musical, 'Ella' feels vague, ephemeral and loosely finished; 'The Brothers Size' packs a huge emotional punch
2008, Jan 03Fairly PerfectTrevor Nunn gives Lerner and Loewe's beloved musical new life with spectacular staging and a stellar cast
2007, Dec 20DaredevilsIn WSC's searing black comedy 'House of Yes,' a dysfunctional family lays siege to the stage; 'Kafka's Dick' is flaccid
2007, Dec 13Christmas Sneer'The Santaland Diaries' is the fly in the eggnog that reminds us that the holidays aren't all candy canes and hugs
2007, Dec 06Buried Treasure'Treasure Island' fails to strike a balance and a chord, while 'Avenue Q' boasts exuberant puppets that have sex
2007, Dec 06Holiday WitticismWashington Improv Theater hits the right comic note for the season with their funny (and touching) annual holiday show
2007, Nov 29Scrooging AroundArena's semi-charming take on 'Christmas Carol' is perfect for those who find high school history textbooks absorbing
2007, Nov 29Courtside Drama'Edward II' is creative, emotional, daring and more than just a tad gay, while 'Fiddler' reminds us that sometimes tradition is tops
2007, Nov 15Ghosts and GeneralsThe masterful Ed Gero is haunting at Studio, while The Shakespeare opens its grand new space with a stunning epic
2007, Nov 15Musical Goldmine'Women of Brewster Place' is a brilliant production that has you enthralled in the moment, then thinking hard for days
2007, Nov 01Shakespeare With LoveImaginavely designed and brimming with energetic performances, 'As You Like It' is an absolute delight.
2007, Oct 25Roman CandleWith the stunning 'Caligula,' the WSC once again shows its skill for keeping an audience on the edge of its seat
2007, Oct 18Unfinished Business'Tick, tick...Boom!' serves as a reminder that, had he lived, composer Jonathan Larson might have served up great things
2007, Oct 11Female TroubleThe Shakespeare Theatre Co.'s 'Shrew' is a '50s movie poster, Fellini-esque dream and an MTV video all rolled into one
2007, Oct 11Word SmithsPerformers Steve Connell and Sekou (tha misfit) together walk the edge of something brave, daring and different in 'The World Begins'
2007, Oct 11Karen Black MagicActress Karen Black discusses her films and the DC premiere of her new show 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sing the Song'
2007, Oct 04Coming HomeJosé Carrasquillo discusses 'Cita a ciegas (Blind Date)'
2007, Sep 27Tough LessonsRound House falters somewhat in its staging of a revered novel, while Arena finds that mother always knows best
2007, Sep 27Full HouseSynetic's excellent 'Fall of the House of Usher' effectively braids conventional theater with dance and performance art
2007, Sep 13Plum RollWith a perfect cast and an inventive production, Signature merrily offers up a knockout for its season opener
2007, Sep 13All My ChildrenDirector Serge Seiden uses the incredible talents of three actors in 'My Children! My Africa!'' who pour their hearts and souls into Fugard's words
2007, Sep 13Happy AccidentAmy Ziff brings her one-woman show to Theater J
2007, Sep 06American ValuesWhile entertaining, 'The Unmentionables' fails to bring anything new to the issue of America's place in the world
2007, Sep 06Compulsive Obsession'33 Variations' tracks the genius, obsession and near-madness of Beethoven -- and those enthralled by his work
2007, Sep 06Living TestamentBruce Ward discusses 'Lazarus Syndrome' at H Street Playhouse
2007, Aug 30Barbed WireNoel Coward's 'Private Lives' is an intimate, funny glimpse into married lives that should normally remain private
2007, Aug 23Silent WeaponBruce Ward's 'Lazarus Syndrome' is a quiet marvel, a play that reminds us how powerful the written word can truly be
2007, Jul 19Naked AmbitionA clothes-free vision of 'Macbeth' grabs attention, but suffers from a lack of consistency in the performances
2007, Jun 28Phantom MenaceAndrew Lloyd Webber's longest-running hit is riddled with despoiled emulations and cheap mockeries of classic opera
2007, Jun 21Duly Noted'Souvenir' at Studio Theatre
2007, Jun 21Preening in Denmark'Hamlet' may test your patience at times, but if you have some you might find something you like in this effete Dane
2007, Jun 21Witch SlappedYou'd be crazy to miss the musical 'Witches of Eastwick,' while 'Dead Man's Cell' phone offers its own quirky rewards
2007, Jun 14Hazy MemoriesA new musical adaptation of 'Summer of '42' captures the nostalgia of an age, but fails to deliver with its music
2007, Jun 14Gay 'Bash'Playright Bathsheba Doran's 'Nest' at Signature Theatre
2007, May 31To Be or Not To Be'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern' may be dead, but they're also very much alive in Studio's engaging and cohesive production
2007, May 24Inhuman ConditionsA flawed man tries to reconcile beliefs versus the world in the Holocaust tale 'Either Or'
2007, May 17Theater AlchemyIn the exquisite 'Peter & Wendy,' Arena is transformed into a world filled with pirates, mermaids and magic.
2007, May 17Past PerfectFolger's 'The Tempest' is a reminder that the sound and fury of entertainment has a long and storied history
2007, May 17Dressing UpArnie Burton of 'I Am My Own Wife'
2007, May 17Ich bin Transvestit'I Am My Own Wife' is a sometimes meandering but ultimately meaningful search for something to believe in
2007, May 03Fractured NestThough a careful study on the uneasy balance between freedom and safety, Bathsheba Doran's 'Nest' is flawed
2007, Apr 26Unburied TreasureDaniel Escobar in 'She Stoops to Comedy'
2007, Apr 26Current Events'Crime and Punishment' at Bethesda Roundhouse is as relevant today as it was last week, last year and, unfortunately, tomorrow
2007, Apr 26Roman MealDespite the giant ham in the title role, the Royal Shakespeare Company manages a rousing 'Coriolanus'
2007, Apr 19Chronic HeidiTime marches on, yet Arena's new production of Wendy Wasserstein's famed 'Heidi Chronicles' simply doesn't keep up
2007, Apr 19More Is LessA centuries-old tale of principle over power, 'Man for All Seasons' doesn't play well for today's political season
2007, Apr 19Geek LoveMusical lovers and haters alike will find plenty to laugh at in the satirical 'Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)'
2007, Apr 12Serving Up EvilIn 'Titus Andronicus,' Gale Edwards succeeds mightily in balancing a parade of destruction with emotional journeys
2007, Apr 05Classic FailingsWith 'Meet John Doe,' a talented ensemble adds up to a production that's less than the sum of its parts
2007, Apr 05Conquering ComedyWoolly Mammoth's 'She Stoops to Comedy' is a whirlwind that will leave you slightly confused and totally entertained
2007, Apr 05No SecretsPlaywright Sherry Glaser shares a few open secrets
2007, Mar 29Lost in Translation'Pillowman' contains flashes of the brilliance inherent in the play, but Studio's take suffers in an American context
2007, Mar 22Secret StoriesA compelling and brilliant set of performances by Sherry Glaser make 'Family Secrets' an evening well-spent
2007, Mar 22Cherry SmashActress Cherry Jones brings DC a Tony award-winning performance as a nun in 'Doubt'
2007, Mar 22Return to OzGay Men's Chorus of Washington stages production of 'The Wizard of Oz' at Lisner Auditorium
2007, Mar 15Night in the City'Frankie and Johnny' captures the mood and feel of urban loneliness and yearning, thanks to a stellar performance
2007, Mar 08Pussycat DollA lack of chemistry between two strong actors derails 'Owl and the Pussycat,' while 'Insurrection' takes a page from 'Oz'
2007, Mar 01Step Right Up!With a collection of strong performances and an updated book, 'Carnival!' is the little circus that could
2007, Feb 22Nonstop Assault'Crave' dares you to dislike it, ignoring such pedestrian concerns as accessibility and audience enjoyment
2007, Feb 15Ghost StoryThe spirits of theater's past brilliantly crowd the stage in Round House's production of 'Orson's Shadow'
2007, Feb 08Grateful DeadNoah Haidle's 'Vigils' is a lovely little play in which an ordinary married couple must face letting go of each other
2007, Feb 01That '70s ShowAugust Wilson serves up an acute portrait of black America in 1977 in ACTCo.'s and Ford's magnificent co-production
2007, Jan 25Two KingsThe Shakespeare's darkly glamorous 'Richard III' is outstanding, but The Folger's 'Lear' comes up short
2007, Jan 18Taking ActionSherri Edelen to perform at Arts in Action fundraiser
2007, Jan 18Unholy MatrimonyWith venom and bite, Edward Albee's quick study of the corrosion of intimacy remains thoroughly irresistible
2007, Jan 11Uncomfortably NumbingNeil LaBute considers a topic sometimes discussed in polite company, using language and a fearlessness that is not
2006, Dec 28Musical ComedyTwo productions celebrate the simple pleasures of theatre -- through uproarious humor in 'Noises Off ' and through song in 'Light in the Piazza'
2006, Dec 21Temporary ReprieveDespite some flashes of wit and strong performances, 'tempOdyssey' goes off course with its heavy-handed approach
2006, Dec 07Good and GayWith Arena Stage's delightful production of 'She Loves Me,' we're reminded of just how gay musical theater can be
2006, Nov 30Stage FrightAn evening with Alexis and Krystel may sound like a campy delight, but Legends! is decidedly undelightful
2006, Nov 30New TraditionsA Christmas Carol is an entertaining redemption story, with enough balance to serve both the kids and the adults.
2006, Nov 23Rough RideStudio's mix of people and puppets starts off strong, but gradually devolves into an overly melodramatic mess in 'Long Christmas Ride Home'
2006, Nov 23Unfinished Restoration'The Beaux' Strategem' wants to be a Restoration comedy for the present day, but ultimately falls short
2006, Nov 16Holiday TripWoolly Mammoth takes on the holiday season with a strange and brilliant 'Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis'
2006, Nov 09Gift HorseWith 'Equus,' WSC puts substantial effort into creating a show that is both intricate and impeccably crafted
2006, Nov 02Halfway ThereFolger's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is mainly solid, but creaks under some ill-chosen staging devices
2006, Oct 26Criminal IntentATW's 'Never the Sinner' features stellar performances that battle against distracting, overly-creative staging
2006, Oct 19Shining BlueTheater Alliance makes a difficult dream a reality with a gorgeous adaptation of Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'
2006, Oct 12The Naked Now'9 Parts of Desire' is a work that reminds audiences how powerful an intelligent performer can be
2006, Oct 12Anger ManagementA stellar cast delivers the message of 'Twelve Angry Men' in a production tailored for the current generation
2006, Oct 05Force of NatureArena sets the bar high with a Cabaret that is thought-provoking, nuanced and ultimately chilling
2006, Oct 05Oh, Henry'My Fair Lady' delivers a good, but not great, theatrical experience, while 'State of the Union' drags at Ford's
2006, Sep 28Destiny's Child'A Prayer for Owen Meany' asks big questions about life, meaning and God, and provides marvelously big answers
2006, Sep 28Fish TaleThe mystery and hope of a child are slowly eroded in Canadian playwright Morris Panych's dark comedy
2006, Sep 21Dear Mr. President
2006, Sep 21It's Alive!Synetic Theater boldly examines the Mary Shelley classic with a new adaptation that rattles to thrilling life
2006, Sep 14Winter's TaleIn the darkness at the heart of 'Red Light Winter' lies disturbing tale of what it means to be needed
2006, Sep 07An Inconvenient TruthThe Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of 'An Enemy of the People' is a reminder of just how far we haven't come
2006, Aug 17Higher LovePenned by a 15-year-old, 'St. Vivian' is an exquisite memory play telling a lyrical tale of adolescent discovery
2006, Aug 03Star GazingIrredeemably pointless and unabashedly slapstick, 'Picasso' is a valiant effort from comedic master Steve Martin
2006, Jul 27Silky SmoothDuke Ellington's music comes to life at MetroStage with a little bit of substance and whole lot of style
2006, Jul 20One Act WondersActors' Theatre shakes loose the bonds of a button-down city with an evening of oversized comedy and camp
2006, Jul 20Innocence LostThe Peanuts gang hits the teenage wasteland at Studio, while two sets of divas raise the roof at Arena
2006, Jul 06Little MiseriesLouisa May Alcott gets Broadway's full saccharine treatment, while Rorschach stages a weak, crumbling drama
2006, Jun 29Teacher's PetActor Michael Russotto of 'The Faculty Room' at Woolly Mammoth
2006, Jun 29Pure FabricationThe World Premiere of 'Picasso's Closet' at Theater J unfolds as a stiff and stern homage to events that never were
2006, Jun 22Substitute TeachersGender-bending casting damages WSC's 'The Children's Hour,' as it awkwardly straddles a line between paradox and parody
2006, Jun 15Groovy Kinda LoveMichael Kahn provides Shakespeare with psychedelic swirl of tie-dyed ecstasy, while Woolly enters a mysterious lounge
2006, Jun 08Killer InstinctsSignature's daring high-concept production of 'Assassins' gives the entire audience more bang for their buck
2006, Jun 01Civil ServiceA tale from Civil Rights era Louisiana makes for a moving musical in Tony Kushner's 'Caroline, or Change'
2006, May 18Out of TimeEric Overmyer's 'On the Verge' is a display of verbal gymnastics that never quite adds up
2006, May 11Captive AudienceCatalyst finds the fury and suffering in the hearts of hostages, while Synetic takes 'Faust' for a sexy spin
2006, May 04UnmaskedTheater J presents the world premiere play 'Bal Masque'
2006, May 04Sand Pebbles'Becoming George' is an oddball musical that doesn’t become much of anything, while 'Two Rooms' tears at the heart
2006, Apr 27Community TheatreJoel Markowitz has kept together The Ushers, DC's gay theater-going social group
2006, Apr 27Parallel LivesA haunting familiarity takes the stage in the political 'Bright Room;' Scena's Brecht is detailed yet lacking
2006, Apr 20Couples Therapy'The Game of Love and Chance' is a bright, cheery affair, while 'Bal Masque's' ideas never progress beyond the page, plus the Helen Hayes Awards
2006, Apr 13OverboardOlney sinks 'Anything Goes' with a lackluster production, while 'The Persians' is an astonishing, powerful work
2006, Apr 06Bliss Free'Sex Habits' is little more than a toothless look inside the stifling, well-starched life of a 1950s marriage
2006, Mar 30Broadway BoundChoreographer Maurice Hines' work comes to DC in both 'Hot Feet' and 'The Red Shoes'
2006, Mar 30War TornThe revival of 'Shenandoah' is a colorful musical treat, while 'Whole Against the Sky' is frustrating and fragmented
2006, Mar 16Dry Plains DrifterMichael Laurence delivers a spitfire performance that provides 'The Rainmaker' enough fuel to keep it moving along
2006, Mar 16It's Showtime!Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC annual spring show continues with 'Showboys!'
2006, Mar 09Play TimeTheatre Alliance brings Salman Rushdie's children's fantasy to life with a production that's vibrant for all ages
2006, Mar 02Possessive BehaviorSynetic and Theater J offer a thrilling fusion of dance and voice in a brooding tale of possession and revenge
2006, Mar 02Webb of TruthJeremy Webb plays Don Juan as Shakespeare Theatre
2006, Feb 23Mamet's GirlsATW cooks up a fitting farewell to a local stage with David Mamet's Wildean Sapphic comedy 'Boston Marriage'
2006, Feb 16Velvet TouchHelen Hayes Award nominee Will Gartshore prefers the stages of DC over Broadway
2006, Feb 16Special Delivery'Midwives' is a harrowing search for truth in tragedy, while 'Eleemosynary' is a sober study of mother-daughter relations
2006, Feb 09Cracked'Lobster Boy Review' pokes fun at the days of Vaudeville
2006, Feb 09Nightmare Pursuit'Velvet Sky' makes for bracing theater, 'Awake and Sing!' marks a legend's return, and 'Two Queens' features a great cast in a terrible show
2006, Feb 02Sweet Satisfaction'Don Juan' is as superbly and sweetly seductive as one could hope for, while 'Trying' defies easy expectations
2006, Jan 26Sister ChristianAn ethereal touch of fantasy graces the Folger with a puppet-enhanced production of Shakespeare's 'problem play'
2006, Jan 19Poe Goes Pop'Nevermore' soars in a stunning debut at Signature, while 'The Subject Was Roses' shows that you can still make 'em like they used to
2006, Jan 12Weight WatchersIn 'Fat Pig,' bearing extra girth is still the physical flaw that trumps any positive quality when it comes to romance
2006, Jan 05Stage PresentsFord's Theater hit a high note, while Arena, Signature, Studio, Round House and Woolly all had major triumphs
2005, Dec 22American PastimeDespite some enjoyable moments, Molly Smith's rowdy revival of 'Damn Yankees' never really knocks one out of the park
2005, Dec 15One Day MoreUnlike other bigger-better-more musical extravaganzas, 'Les Miz' has aged as gracefully as its core material
2005, Dec 08Error in JudgmentDoug Wager's 'Comedy of Errors' has an air of Shakespeare meets Jerry Lewis, while Ford's chimes in with 'Christmas Carol'
2005, Dec 01Full House'Starving' could be a more filling portrayal of Black America, while 'Cuttin' Up' is a cash cow in search of a story
2005, Nov 17Queen BeeIt's queen takes all 'As Bees in Honey Drown,' while 'Yemaya's Belly' contains lush poetry and enormous imagination
2005, Nov 10Back to the Future'The Violet Hour' bears the weight of expectations, while 'Guantanmo' is an emotionally powerful work of docu-theater
2005, Oct 27The Odd CouplingThe stylish 'Much Ado' is a little too solemn in tone, while MetroStage offers a tender valentine to a late mother
2005, Oct 27Sondheim TimeGay Men's Chorus of Washington presents Sondheim cabaret at historic Tivoli Theatre
2005, Oct 20Existential Fodder'You Are Here' fuses the reality of the present with memories from the past, while 'No Exit' lacks conviction
2005, Oct 20ResurrectedKiki and Herb return to Woolly Mammoth
2005, Oct 13Desperate HousewifeEllen Karas gives twisted life to Studio's 'Hilda,' while Suli Holum ultimately makes 'Born Yesterday ' succeed at Arena
2005, Oct 06Bosom Buddies'Leading Ladies' benefits from great performances and direction that cover up some otherwise glaring deficiencies
2005, Sep 29Vixens and VampiresEverything old is sometimes new again, with new versions of 'Camille' and 'Dracula' making spectacular debuts on the stage
2005, Sep 22All My SonsTwo theaters offer a rare opportunity to savor two very different productions of Caryl Churchill's peculiar style
2005, Sep 15Imitation of LifeFrom broad and bracing fables to American suburbia, two plays delve into the human condition
2005, Sep 08Love and MarriageIago is hell-bent for leather in 'Othello,' while 'Sand Storm's' disturbing stories are necessary to bear witness
2005, Sep 01History's Lessons'Gross Indecency' lashes out with virile energy and refined passion associated with the work of revolutionaries
2005, Aug 25Pee TownA wild, wacky parody of 'socially important,' pretentiously encumbersome musical theater, 'Urinetown' is a joyous whiz
2005, Aug 18ManipulationsActors' Theatre offers up a shrewd, intimate and gender-cleansing version of 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'
2005, Aug 04Royally WrongedThe Washington Shakespeare Company has concocted a 'Royal Hunt' that resides between the sublime and the subpar
2005, Jul 28Follicle Follies'Hairspray' is two and a half hours of nonstop fun, while the most engaging part of Scena's 'The Persians' is the scenery
2005, Jul 21A Perfect MessAbsurd, surreal and touching, 'The Clean House' is an unexpectedly regal play brushed with a sense of magic
2005, Jul 14Circular LogicOpen Circle Theatre adds fresh artistic layers to Brecht's bittersweet parable, while Arena dusts off the hatboxes
2005, Jul 07Getting a WoodyWoody Allen's neurotic observations on New York high life results in the best pure comedy on stage this year
2005, Jun 30Unlucky CharmsWith its Irish moorings, The Keegan Theatre effectively delivers Martin McDonagh's dark, salty, Award-winning work
2005, Jun 23He Sang, She SangFans of Jason Robert Brown will find some treasures in 'The Last Five Years', as well as some perplexing moments
2005, Jun 16Wilde PartyDixie Carter makes 'Lady Windermere' simply irresistible, while 'Once On This Island' is an answered prayer
2005, Jun 09Male Bonding'The Sum of Us' offers up a father and gay son who -- gasp -- get along, while 'Headsman's Holiday' suffers in the translation
2005, Jun 02Eastern InfluencesSignature's 'Overtures' eschews spectacle for minimalism, while Woolly flirts with the intensely dark side
2005, May 26Double HeaderEvery base is loaded in Studio's masterful 'Take Me Out,' while 'Jason and the Argonauts' shines at Synetic
2005, May 05Sobering MaterialVincent Cardinal’s sleepy, self-important play ends the first season for a nascent Washington theater company
2005, Apr 28Blood RelationsA dense, engrossing adaptation of Sophocles' still powerful tragedy, 'Electra,' is impeded by a messy concept at MetroStage
2005, Apr 21Indecent Proposal'Clandestine Marriage' yields a tart treat, while 'Gender' is a provocatively powerful exploration of identity
2005, Apr 14Yukking It UpComics Jim David and Georgia Ragsdale visit OIT's 'Laugh Out Loud' series
2005, Apr 14Future PlansA compelling story of sibling rivalry in 1930s Pittsburgh at Arena and a lumbering disappointment at Round House
2005, Apr 07Artistic ScribeJon Robin Baitz discusses his sharp play, 'Ten Unknowns,' at Signature Theatre
2005, Apr 07Face Value'There Are No Strangers' examines the psychic scars of violence, while 'TONIC!' provides an evening of wacky wonder
2005, Mar 31Animal Husbandry'The Goat' reminds us that there's still a love that dares not speak its name, those who do, do it at their own peril.
2005, Mar 31Simply Magical'Big River' is an enormously satisfying emotional experience, while 'The Tempest' is a glittery display of savory visuals
2005, Mar 24Almost Famous'Ten Unknowns' is a powerful display of acting and art, while Landless Theatre's 'Nine' is not ready for prime time
2005, Mar 17Sunny Side UpBased on the 1996 film, 'The Spitfire Grill' is an enjoyable evening of casual melodies and scrupulous storytelling
2005, Mar 10Pop RocksBETTY returns home in triumphal musical form, while 'columbinus' plumbs the lonely depths of American adolescence
2005, Feb 24Raising the RoofAn alluring 'Strut' satisfies jazz enthusiasts of all ages, while 'Bohemians' is an flat-out brilliant experiment
2005, Feb 17Family Affair'A Member of the Wedding' reveals a stagecraft that has aged remarkably well, while 'Pecan Tan' offers unassuming fun
2005, Feb 10Growing PainsIn 'Kimberly Akimbo,' an aging smile and moribund body isn't the only thing the title character has to endure
2005, Feb 03Stage HazeA terrific production helps the outdated 'Cloud 9' float merrily along, while Saxophone blows nothing but sour notes
2005, Jan 27Blood SimpleA new adaptation of Alfred de Musset's 'Lorenzaccio' simmers with bloody intrigue, plus 'The Tatooed Girl' at Theater J
2005, Jan 20Dire StraightsSignature's 'Proust' offers a straight-to-gay conundrum, while Folger adds
2005, Jan 13Sucker PunchThe Studio kick-starts the new year into high gear with 'Black Milk,' a gritty play centered around two Moscow cons
2004, Dec 23Artfully ThreadedFabio Toblini's fantastic costume designs for Ford's 'Christmas Carol'
2004, Dec 23The Best and Worst of DC's Theatre 2004A year of theatrical highs, lows, and enough Tennessee Williams to line the closet he dances around posthumously
2004, Dec 16Modern Marvel'Thoroughly Modern Millie' at Kennedy Center, 'Our Lady of 121st Street' at Wolly Mammoth
2004, Dec 16Dickie's GirlHow Dick Scanlan turned 'Millie' from a faded film into a big, blazing new Broadway musical
2004, Dec 09Dickens NouveauFord's Theatre serves up an eggnog brew filled with holiday spices of a different variety with 'A Christmas Carol'
2004, Dec 02Earnest Melodrama'Importance of Being Earnest' at Arena, 'Movin Out' at National, and 'Diary of Anne Frank' at Roundhouse Bethesda
2004, Nov 18Triumphant Trio'Two Gentleman of Verona' has never felt so enormously sublime, while the rarely-produced 'Pericles' is a mirthful treat
2004, Nov 11Another Sunday'The Highest Yellow' pays homage to a Sondheim masterpiece, minus the memorable score, while 'Ivanov' is epic Russian soap
2004, Nov 04Amazing 'Grace'Craig Wright's newest presents the notion that maybe, just maybe, God's amazing grace isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
2004, Oct 28Wedded UnblissIn 65 anxious, nail-biting minutes, playwright Sean Reycraft delivers a blow that bruises beneath the skin
2004, Oct 21Blowing Smoke'Anna in the Tropics' at Arena Stage
2004, Oct 14Perfect MatchAndrea Martin in 'Matchmaker' at Ford's Theatre
2004, Oct 14Smooth Moves'Tabletop' explores an evening of confectionary commercialism at Round House
2004, Oct 07Star WarsJames Earl Jones in 'On Golden Pond' at Kennedy Center; Andrea Martin in 'Matchmaker' at Ford's Theatre
2004, Oct 07Hello, Gorgeous!Steven Brinberg performs as Babs in 'The Music of Barbra Streisand' at the Kennedy Center
2004, Sep 30Teacher's Pet'A Lesson Before Dying' at H Street Playhouse, 'Desire' at Trumpet Vine Theatre
2004, Sep 23Fantasyland'Postal Service' is as much a fantasy piece as it is a tale of cold, hard reality; 'Varekai' is pure magic
2004, Sep 23Wonder WomenArena Stage's flawed and fluttering 'Butterfly,' Round House takes an unusual look at motherhood
2004, Sep 09The Big ChillShakespeare Theatre's opener 'Macbeth' turns a graceful and enigmatic tragedy cold and emotionless
2004, Sep 02Parent TrapTwisted, perverse chaos thrive in 'Lenny and Lou'
2004, Aug 26Ladies NightVenus Theatre celebrates the trials and triumphs of women
2004, Aug 12Pure Bliss'Mary's Wedding' is a genuine, simple love story
2004, Jul 29Perfect GlassKennedy Center presents a delicate yet powerful 'Glass Menagerie'
2004, Jul 08Time Warp'Rocky Horror' gets new life, 'Beehive' will have you humming
2004, Jul 01Tour de Forceful''The Producers'' at Kennedy Center is a singing and dancing extravaganza
2004, Jun 24Stand-Up ManGay comic Zach Toczynski breaks barriers at area comedy clubs
2004, Jun 24Catatonic''Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'' at Kennedy Center;''Radiant Abyss'' at Woolly Mammoth; ''World Goes 'Round'' at Roundhouse
2004, Jun 17Read His LipsJohn Epperson reviews his life as Lypsinka in ''Show Trash'' at Studio Theatre
2004, Jun 17Masterpiece Theatre''Cyrano'' sweeps, swells and soars beyond expectations
2004, Jun 10Circle Jerks''The Blue Room'' tackles carnal issues with a modern flair
2004, May 27Heat Wave''Orpheus Descending'' at Arena Stage, ''Cripple of Inishmaan'' at Studio Theatre
2004, May 20Piercing Wit''The Altruists'' at Catalyst Theatre
2004, May 20Undesirable''Streetcar Named Desire'' at Kennedy Center
2004, May 132004 Helen Hayes AwardsDC's theatres presented awards at Kennedy Center
2004, May 13Brotherly Love''Passing the Love of Women'' at Theatre J shouldn't be missed
2004, May 06Basic Instinct''Boy Gets Girl'' at H Street Playhouse
2004, Apr 29Tennessee PrideDirector Michael Kahn on Tennessee Williams
2004, Apr 29A Perfect Tenn''Five by Tenn'' at Kennedy Center
2004, Apr 29''Porcelain''Chay Yew's gay/straight love story at Warehouse Theatre
2004, Apr 22Brooklyn BrouhahaShakespeare ''The Comedy of Errors'' at Folger Theatre, ''Ugly Ducklings'' at Warehouse Theatre
2004, Apr 15Lovely Ladies''Rosemary and I'' at MetroStage
2004, Apr 08Quest for FameMarga Gomez in her one-woman show, ''Los Big Names''
2004, Apr 08Garden Variety''Children of Eden'' at Ford's Theatre, ''Far Away'' at Studio Theatre
2004, Apr 01Merry Mourning''Elegies: A Song Cycle'' at Signature Theatre
2004, Mar 25Regal Stature''Henry IV, Part 2'' at The Shakespeare Theatre
2004, Mar 25Kissing to be CleverGender-bending ''Bye, Bye Birdie'' by Gay Men's Chorus
2004, Mar 18True ColorsInsightful ''Yellowman'' at Arena Stage
2004, Mar 11Humor UsDC's burgeoning gay comedy showcase at Titan
2004, Mar 11Hide and SeekTony Kushner’s ''Homebody / Kabul'' at Wooly Mammoth
2004, Feb 26Heartbreak HotelAugust Wilson's ''Come and Gone,'' and ''The Syringa Tree'' at Studio Theatre
2004, Feb 26Language Barrier''[sic]'' at Theater Alliance
2004, Feb 19Blemished Brecht''A Man's a Man'' at Arena Stage
2004, Feb 12History's Witness''Looking Over the President's Shoulder'' at Ford's Theatre, ''Let Me Be the Music'' at Hammer Auditorium
2004, Feb 05Winter's WondersMelissa Arctic at Folger Theatre, Wintertime at Roundhouse
2004, Jan 29Golden AgeHenry IV, Part 1 at The Shakespeare Theatre
2004, Jan 29Outing the ExPeter Toscano in Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House
2004, Jan 22Little Boy LostMalcolm at Source Theatre, Jumpers at Washington Shakespeare
2004, Jan 15Four PlayFour at Studio Secondstage
2004, Jan 15Canon FodderRodgers and Hammerstein's 'Allegro' at Signature Theatre
2003, Dec 18Real WorldThe York Realist at Studio Theatre
2003, Dec 11Glad TidingsA Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre
2003, Dec 04Ménage à TroisCamelot at Arena Stage
2003, Nov 20Utterly ShawfulHeartbreak House at Round House Theater
2003, Nov 13Roman HolidaySondheim in DC: A Funny Thing Happened, Bounce
2003, Nov 13Sweet DreamMidsummer Night's Dream, Anger Box
2003, Nov 13Laugh-A-MinuteStand-up comic Judy Gold keeps 'em laughing
2003, Nov 06Star PowerThe Life of Galileo at Studio Theatre, All's Well That Ends Well at Folger Theatre
2003, Oct 30Crazy KiltKilt at Theatre on the Run
2003, Oct 23Power PackedLilies at the Source Theatre
2003, Oct 16American ClassicsThe Grapes of Wrath at Ford's Theatre, Proof at Arena Stage, Scaramouche at WSC
2003, Oct 09HappinessGay Men's Chorus presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
2003, Sep 25Missing the BoatRough Crossing at Metrostage
2003, Sep 25Powerless FlowerShakespeare in Hollywood at Arena Stage
2003, Sep 18Three's CompanyThe Drawer Boy at Roundhouse
2003, Sep 11Brothers, Sisters and WormsTopdog/Underdog at Studio Theatre, The Mineola Twins at DCJCC, and Worm Girl at Cherry Red
2003, Sep 04ScrewballedTwentieth Century at Signature Theatre
2003, Sep 04Words WorthThe Rivals at Shakespeare Theatre
2003, Aug 21One More DanceNijinsky's Last Dance at Kennedy Center
2003, Aug 14Tricky DicksPuppetry of the Penis at The Rosslyn Spectrum
2003, Aug 14Queen of ArtsPainted Alice at H Street Playhouse
2003, Jul 31Urban LegendsPolaroid Stories at Studio Second Stage
2003, Jul 24Libations and LibidosLady Chatterly's Lover, Night of the Iguana
2003, Jul 17High FiveBad Girls II at DCAC
2003, Jul 10Summer FrothCloser than Ever at MetroStage, Donna Q at Signature
2003, Jul 10Sell-A-ThonStudio Theatre's annual Garage Sale
2003, Jul 03Triple BardShenandoah Shakespeare stages three classics
2003, Jun 26Endurance TestPatience at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
2003, Jun 19Ebb's TideBroadway lyricist Fred Ebb
2003, Jun 05Singular SenstionA Class Act at Studio Theatre
2003, May 29Cho TimeMargaret Cho's Revolution
2003, May 15Time WarpThe Mad Dancers at DC Jewish Community Center
2003, May 08Family TiesThe F Word
2003, May 01Gay for PlayThief River
2003, Apr 17Wilde KingdomSalome
2003, Apr 17Not to BeeBee
2003, Apr 17Third Time AroundActor Rick Hammerly
2003, Apr 10Spooky SondheimFollies, Penetrator, I Worry
2003, Apr 10Questions We'd Never Ask a Real LadyVarla Jean Gets Confidential
2003, Apr 03Reality BitesThe Play about the Baby, Ain't Misbehavin', 42nd Street
2003, Mar 27Nifty History1776, Henry V
2003, Mar 27Career MoveRhett O'Hara from My Boyfriend the Stripper
2003, Mar 20Nothing to FearThe Borderland
2003, Mar 13Get HappyDames at Sea
2003, Mar 13Allergy ProneThe Tale of the Allergist's Wife (An online exclusive feature!)
2003, Mar 06Dual DisappointmentBook of Days, Jump/Cut
2003, Feb 27Slay RideSlaughter City, When Pigs Fly
2003, Feb 20Fly GuysWhen Pigs Fly
2003, Feb 20Game OverEndgame
2003, Feb 13Keep MovingThe Pavilion, Stones in His Pockets
2003, Feb 06Made in the Shade110 In the Shade, Theophilus North
2003, Feb 06Hello, Carol!Cabaret Performer Richard Skipper
2003, Jan 30Broad ComedyThe Silent Woman
2003, Jan 23Night FlightTwelfth Night, The Last Seder, and more
2003, Jan 16Delightful DogsWhat Dogs Do
2003, Jan 09Domestic DramaRunaway Home
2003, Jan 02Sorry SundayTell Me On a Sunday
2003, Jan 02StageThe Best of 2002
2003, Jan 02Going MentalThe Day Room
2002, Dec 19Shore to PleaseSouth Pacific
2002, Dec 12Winter BlunderlandA Midsummer Night's Dream
2002, Dec 12Frustrating and TimidShopping and Fucking
2002, Dec 12Grounded LyricismIcarus
2002, Dec 05Garden GrubThe Secret Garden
2002, Dec 05Willy-nillyNaked Boys Singing!
2002, Dec 05Epic ExperienceLes Misérables
2002, Dec 05Toilet HumorDingleberries
2002, Nov 21Blah Humbug"The Christmas Carol Rag"
2002, Nov 21Home Run"Bat Boy The Musical"
2002, Nov 21Bottom Less"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
2002, Nov 14Perfect Shape"The Shape of Things"
2002, Nov 07Old Hat"7 Blowjobs" and "Knoyugogh"
2002, Oct 31Very Bad Man"Man of La Mancha," "Thumbsucker"
2002, Oct 31Power Pop"Kiki and Herb"
2002, Oct 10French Connection"The Misanthrope"
2002, Oct 03Northern Exposure"Love and Anger"
2002, Sep 26Porn Again''Making Porn''
2002, Sep 19Three Cheers"Three Sistahs"
2002, Sep 19Pleasant Parade"Privates on Parade"
2002, Sep 12Fantastic Farce'What the Butler Saw'
2002, Sep 12Anemic Anthems'Anthems: Culture Clash in the District'
2002, Sep 05Sacred Ground"Recent Tragic Events," "The Winter’s Tale," and "The Maids"
2002, Aug 29Good Eats"Spamlet" at Warehouse Next Door
2002, Aug 22Broadway Beauty"Hairspray"
2002, Aug 08Final Examination"A Little Night Music"
2002, Aug 01Striking Discord"Nocturne" at Studio Theatre
2002, Jul 25Powerful Project"The Laramie Project" at Olney Theatre
2002, Jul 25Stirring Passion"Passion" at The Kennedy Center
2002, Jul 18Less Filling"The Full Monty"
2002, Jul 18Royal Disapointment''Aida''
2002, Jul 18Great Timing"Merrily We Roll Along"
2002, Jul 11Mundane Musical"Danny and Sylvia" at MetroStage
2002, Jul 11Rear View MirrorAmerican Century Theater's "Laughter at Ten O'Clock"
2002, Jul 04Back in Time"The Diaries" at Signature Theatre
2002, Jul 04Go Figure"Schoolgirl Figure" at Metro Cafe
2002, Jun 27Love It'Big Love' at Kennedy Center
2002, Jun 27Go Go-Go'In the Boom Boom Room' at Source Theatre
2002, Jun 27All By Himself'Celebrating Sondheim' at Kennedy Center
1994, May 12Helen Hayes Awards hosted by Tyne DalyNicky Silver earns ''New Play'' award and audience's laughter

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