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Feature Story - Published on: Mar 13, 2014
Spring Arts 2014
Dance - Published on: Jan 30, 2014
Alvin Ailey's Robert Battle advances the company's popular legacy
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: Nov 7, 2013
The Argument is an unsettling look at unexpected pregnancy, while Crossing is a less-than-memorable new musical
Stage - Published on: Oct 24, 2013
Happenstance Theater has devised a spooky hit with ''Cabaret Macabre''
Stage - Published on: Sept 26, 2013
Theater J actor Susan Rome is most often a mother -- except when she's a ''splosher''
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 12, 2013
Fall Arts Preview 2013
Stage - Published on: Aug 15, 2013
Off-Broadway's one-man play ''Buyer and Cellar'' digs deep into Barbra Streisand
Stage - Published on: Aug 1, 2013
The American Century Theater's same-sex twist on ''I Do! I Do!''
Stage - Published on: June 13, 2013
With Nathan Lane in the lead, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is an entertaining, must-see spectacle
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 23, 2013
African-American Collective Theater presents its 15th DC Black Pride production
Stage - Published on: Mar 28, 2013
''Voodoo Macbeth'' touches, with rawness and relevance, on all that is unsettled about humans at war
Stage - Published on: Mar 14, 2013
Thanks to Synetic's dazzling, rich production, there is now another way to see, feel and think about Shakespeare's The ''Tempest''
Stage - Published on: Feb 14, 2013
Round House and Theater J do their parts, but the shortcomings in the stories themselves remain
Music - Published on: Dec 13, 2012
A sampling of alternative holiday happenings at area venues
Stage - Published on: Nov 15, 2012
''Woody Sez'' is a warm tribute to a folk hero
Stage - Published on: Oct 18, 2012
Scena's gung-ho production of ''A Clockwork Orange'' enhances your impression of Anthony Burgess's story
Stage - Published on: Sept 6, 2012
MaryBeth Wise plays a woman discovering her body and herself in Theater J's ''Body Awareness''
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: Mar 15, 2012
''How to Disappear'' is too long, too manic and, ultimately, too obvious to justify all of its spectacle and spasms
Stage - Published on: Feb 16, 2012
The most current Kinsey Sicks' political parody gets old fast
Stage - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
The Kinsey Sicks try to be funnier than Michele Bachmann
Stage - Published on: Jan 19, 2012
With ''Little Murders,'' TACT delivers on Feiffer's clever and amusing fantasy of an urban middle-class meltdown
Stage - Published on: Nov 10, 2011
Jason Stuart is doing what he can to help increase the number of gay actors and comedians in show business
Stage - Published on: Nov 10, 2011
Studio's Golden Dragon is a visceral, emotional rush, while Theater J mines intellectually complex territory with Miller's After the Fall
Stage - Published on: Oct 27, 2011
Constellation offers an over-the-top satire of war, while Keegan takes on witchcraft and Arthur Miller's ''Crucible''
Stage - Published on: June 9, 2011
Synetic's 'Don Quixote' is theater that engages the soul with a magical daring you won't find elsewhere
Stage - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Adventure Theatre's Michael Bobbitt has a goal of improving theater for everyone especially children
Video - Published on: Apr 15, 2011
Mayor Vincent Gray and Michael Kahn of Shakespeare Theatre deliver inspiration to DC's gay business leaders, professionals
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 17, 2011
Spring Arts 2011
Stage - Published on: Mar 16, 2011
Theater J's revival of The Chosen gets a tremendous boost from a staging in Arena's in-the-round Fichandler
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 10, 2011
Funny, blunt, and opinionated, Edward Albee has something to say on everything from gay marriage to the state of theater to even The Golden Girls
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 27, 2011
Playwright and performer Anna Deavere Smith has made a career of telling other people's stories
Video - Published on: Jan 25, 2011
The impact of Matthew Shepard's murder discussed at a public forum at Arena Stage
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 19, 2011
For Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney It's All About Community
Stage - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
The drag a cappella group the Kinsey Sicks finds increasing popularity in a changing America
Stage - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Both Theater J and Scena show us the terrors that exist when our homes are invaded by visitors from beyond
Stage - Published on: Oct 20, 2010
Constellation's Women is a risky project that ultimately succeeds, while Keegan wonders why fools fall in love
Stage - Published on: Sept 30, 2010
Carefully crafted yet entertaining, witty but tender, The Tenth Man is the kind of drama that re-calibrates the medium
Stage - Published on: Sept 8, 2010
Something You Did looks at the frustrating nature of the past and those things that simply cannot be undone
Stage - Published on: July 28, 2010
Keegan Theatre punches up the summer with a bit of brilliantly executed horseplay in Noises Off
Stage - Published on: July 7, 2010
Theater J's wonderful The Interrogation makes a guy you've probably never heard of completely unforgettable
Video - Published on: May 5, 2010
The cast of Fiddler on the Roof raises more than $6,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 25, 2010
With Master Class, Tyne Daly takes on a role of legendary, operatic proportions
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 25, 2010
Gay actors John Glover and Malcolm Gets star in Terrence McNally's The Lisbon Traviata at the Kennedy Center
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 25, 2010
Playwright Terrence McNally on growing up gay, his love for opera, and why he plans to get married in D.C.
Stage - Published on: Nov 12, 2009
In Keegan's Mice and Men, the tension is high, the tenor is loud, and any hope of nuance dissolves into black and white
Stage - Published on: Oct 22, 2009
Brilliantly acted and exuberantly told, Flea is farce done very well, while Psychosis marks an impressive debut
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 24, 2009
With a new book, Judy Shepard continues her unwavering fight for equality and compassion
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 17, 2009
Fall Arts Preview 2009
Stage - Published on: July 30, 2009
Strong acting helps sell a farce that has relevance today, in Black Box Theater's first fully staged production
Stage - Published on: July 2, 2009
Theater J's Ari Roth has ever-so-slightly tweaked Chekhov's 'The Seagull' to make it explicitly, inherently Jewish
Stage - Published on: Apr 30, 2009
The Kennedy Center's 'Ragtime' is a knockout on every level, while 'Bread of Winter' fails to live up to its honors
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 23, 2009
EDGEWORKS founder Helanius Wilkins makes movement his mission
Stage - Published on: Apr 23, 2009
Fresh on the heels of its first Helen Hayes Award, it would appear that Theater J has another winning show on its hands
Film - Published on: Apr 9, 2009
'Sin Nombre' is filled with heart and pain, carrying them off better than most films that have come out so far this year
Stage - Published on: Mar 19, 2009
Defaulting to sound bites and talking points, Theater J's 'Benedictus' feels more workshop than finished work
Stage - Published on: Oct 30, 2008
'Honey Brown Eyes' boasts a strong story, but is hindered by awkward pacing and several unsuccessful performances
Stage - Published on: Sept 4, 2008
Mark Chalfant of Washington Improv Theater
Stage - Published on: Aug 7, 2008
Lion King cast performs to raise money for Food and Friends
Stage - Published on: July 24, 2008
Keegan's lovely production might well be your best chance to experience what an innovative show 'Man of La Mancha' is
Stage - Published on: May 1, 2008
The 24th Annual Helen Hayes Awards
News - Published on: Apr 24, 2008
Gay theater enthusiast remembered with namesake award
Stage - Published on: Mar 20, 2008
Signature kicks off their Kander & Ebb Celebration with a stunning 'Spider Woman,' while 'The Price' is just all right
Stage - Published on: Jan 31, 2008
Woolly Mammoth takes on the challenge of bringing entire communities to life within literal steps of one another
Stage - Published on: Sept 27, 2007
Synetic's excellent 'Fall of the House of Usher' effectively braids conventional theater with dance and performance art
Stage - Published on: Sept 6, 2007
Bruce Ward discusses 'Lazarus Syndrome' at H Street Playhouse
Stage - Published on: Aug 23, 2007
Bruce Ward's 'Lazarus Syndrome' is a quiet marvel, a play that reminds us how powerful the written word can truly be