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Stage - Published on: Jan 30, 2014
Despite its confectionary-like pleasures and exuberant good-naturedness, this isn't the most riveting of ''Earnests''
Stage - Published on: Dec 14, 2013
Shakespeare Theatre Company and Arena Stage offer two shows full of satisfying, smart entertainment
Stage - Published on: Nov 14, 2013
STC offers a powerful vision of all that is possible and impossible in contemporary South Africa
Stage - Published on: Oct 3, 2013
This well-conceived, dazzlingly executed take on Measure for Measure makes 1930s Vienna a perfect setting
Stage - Published on: Aug 29, 2013
Shakespeare Theatre presents D.C. debut of British theatrical sensation
Film - Published on: June 27, 2013
Whedon's ''Much Ado'' is a marvel, while White House Down delivers a bit of fun
Events - Published on: June 6, 2013
Rachel Dratch and others come to town to poke fun at celebrity memoirs
Stage - Published on: May 30, 2013
Rebecca Taichman approaches the hurdles in The Winter's Tale with boldness and imagination, but can't overcome its inherent flaws
Stage - Published on: Apr 25, 2013
Robert Pinsky boldly and cleverly freshens Wallenstein's solemn historical premise with an irreverently modern voice
Stage - Published on: Apr 18, 2013
The Shakespeare Theatre Company's bristling production of ''Coriolanus'' is a stunning work of urgency and clarity
Stage - Published on: Mar 28, 2013
''Voodoo Macbeth'' touches, with rawness and relevance, on all that is unsettled about humans at war
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 31, 2013
Tony-winning Kennedy Center honoree Bill T. Jones has found great success in dance and the theater without sacrificing his revolutionary spirit
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2012
''Midsummer Night's Dream'' is an enchanting confection for those who prefer their holiday entertainment more pagan than pious
Stage - Published on: Dec 6, 2012
Ethan McSweeny is always happy to return to Shakespeare in Washington
Stage - Published on: June 28, 2012
A 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''
Stage - Published on: May 24, 2012
If you like your slapstick shameless and your gags spelled out, yelled and repeated, ''Servant of Two Masters'' is pants-wettingly funny
Dance - Published on: May 3, 2012
Baltimore native Nile Russell was all ready to give up dancing before he discovered the dance company Pilobolus
Stage - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Synetic's 'Shrew' overflows with bright color, stark lighting, emotive music and, as always, stunning choreography
Poll - Published on: Apr 7, 2012
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Stage - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
Shakespeare Theatre Company masterfully captures the breadth and nuance of O'Neill's story of a woman wounded and those affected by her scars
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
The applause began when Michael Kahn joined the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Twenty-five years later, it's louder than ever.
News - Published on: Mar 27, 2012
Celebration of Jared Neff's life to take place April 10
News - Published on: Mar 14, 2012
Shakespeare Theatre's Jared Neff, 30, dies suddenly
Stage - Published on: Feb 3, 2012
P.J. Paparelli's reimagines Shakespeare's comedy as a tragic destination with too much bloodshed
Stage - Published on: Jan 26, 2012
A memorable role in the film Camp set Robin de Jesús on an acting path that has already garnered two Tony nominations
Stage - Published on: Dec 7, 2011
''Much Ado'' is the Bard for a modern audience done right – ridiculously fun, yet completely about the language and wit
Stage - Published on: Sept 29, 2011
'Parade' marches to the beat of a particularly bleak (and real) drummer, while Fela! tells of a creative and political awakening
Stage - Published on: Sept 15, 2011
Floyd King and Nancy Robinette are great, but the adaptation of Heir Apparent relies too much on SNL-style modern references
Stage - Published on: May 26, 2011
WSC offers Night and Day and two Tennessee Williams one-acts in which captivating women steal the shows
Video - Published on: Apr 15, 2011
Mayor Vincent Gray and Michael Kahn of Shakespeare Theatre deliver inspiration to DC's gay business leaders, professionals
Stage - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Doug Peck helps make Shakespeare Theatre's garden grow, music directing Candide, the venue's first musical
Stage - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
Both the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Woolly Mammoth unwrap a festive bounty of laughs this holiday season
Video - Published on: Dec 8, 2010
Stage - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
The rotating rep of 'Richard III' and 'Mary Stuart' find the Washington Shakespeare Company firing on all pistons
Music - Published on: Sept 30, 2010
The Folger Consort kicks off its season with music from the time of Henry VIII
Stage - Published on: Sept 15, 2010
WSC celebrates the move to their new Rosslyn home with an evening of Shakespeare, presented in the original Klingon
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 18, 2010
If all you know of Randy Harrison is Queer as Folk, you don't know Randy Harrison
Stage - Published on: July 28, 2010
Some of Michael Liscio Jr. and Brent Michael DiRoma's best puppet friends may or may not be gay
Video - Published on: July 21, 2010
Avenue Q's Nicky and Rod tackle some of the best-known Coverboy Confidential questions
Stage - Published on: July 21, 2010
Avenue Q is as funny, surprising and shocking as ever, while Passing Strange is a tempest in a too small teapot
Stage - Published on: June 17, 2010
George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession speaks with a timeless and, on occasion, starkly insightful voice
Stage - Published on: Feb 17, 2010
Moliere with an art-house edge, Washington Shakespeare's The Miser is an entertaining way to spend a winter's eve
Stage - Published on: Sept 10, 2009
Played to the hilt, WSC's campily ironic take on the classic Camille is an evening of knock-down, drag-out fun
News - Published on: Aug 20, 2009
Harman opens doors to bulk of Reel Affirmations offerings
Stage - Published on: June 25, 2009
Stacy Keach must play 'Lear' way larger than life just to avoid obsolescence in this crash-boom-bang of a production
Stage - Published on: May 21, 2009
Noel Coward's 'Design for Living' may be a proto-feminist farce, but hints of homo are what steal the show at The Shakespeare
Stage - Published on: Apr 23, 2009
With 'Small Craft Warnings,' the Washington Shakespeare Company delivers a skillful, superb, intimate production
Stage - Published on: Mar 19, 2009
If you like scrapbooking and the confident rattle of your Centrum Silver bottle, 'Ion' is the Greek tragedy for you
Stage - Published on: Feb 26, 2009
'Dog in the Manger' presents with a complex portrait of a woman almost undone by her personal and societal power
Stage - Published on: Feb 5, 2009
Suffering from a disparity of tone, Folger's 'The Winter's Tale' ultimately falls short of its creative goals
Stage - Published on: Jan 29, 2009
There's poignancy and even laughter in WSC's 'Cherry Orchard,' but the evening is plagued by a lack of cohesion.
Stage - Published on: Dec 11, 2008
'Twelfth Night' is beautifully imagined and played to the hilt of comedy, while 'Alice' is rapture of a visual kind
Stage - Published on: Nov 20, 2008
'All's Well' is a refreshing, engaging evening of the Bard
Stage - Published on: Oct 23, 2008
The Folger Theatre is a brilliant location for 'Henry IV,' and these weeks before the elections, the perfect timing
Stage - Published on: Sept 25, 2008
With men in the women's roles, 'Romeo and Juliet' feels like a novelty performed by a troupe of Elizabethan drag queens
Stage - Published on: May 15, 2008
The Shakespeare's Roman Repertory sets the action in the intended time and place and is all the better for it
Stage - Published on: Dec 20, 2007
In WSC's searing black comedy 'House of Yes,' a dysfunctional family lays siege to the stage; 'Kafka's Dick' is flaccid
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 6, 2007
After four years, Wallace Acton is back on stage playing a gay icon in 'Edward II'
Stage - Published on: Nov 15, 2007
The masterful Ed Gero is haunting at Studio, while The Shakespeare opens its grand new space with a stunning epic
Stage - Published on: Oct 25, 2007
With the stunning 'Caligula,' the WSC once again shows its skill for keeping an audience on the edge of its seat
Stage - Published on: Oct 11, 2007
The Shakespeare Theatre Co.'s 'Shrew' is a '50s movie poster, Fellini-esque dream and an MTV video all rolled into one
Stage - Published on: July 19, 2007
A clothes-free vision of 'Macbeth' grabs attention, but suffers from a lack of consistency in the performances
Stage - Published on: June 21, 2007
'Hamlet' may test your patience at times, but if you have some you might find something you like in this effete Dane
Stage - Published on: Jan 30, 2003
The Silent Woman
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 28, 2002
Interview with Shakespeare Theatre's Michael Kahn
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 3, 1998
More than content with conventions of the past, Dixie Carter is still willing to take the journey to become a truly modern, progressive woman.