Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Garden Variety

    In the beginning, there was Stephen Schwartz. In the 1970s he created the bright and bubbly musicals Pippin and Godspell. In the 1990s he wrote...

  • Fantastical Voyage

    In the same whimsical, refreshing style that made Ally McBeal such a treat for millions of viewers, the Fox network has created its spiritual heir,...

  • Mais Non, Manon!

    Two subtle re-alignments greet this season's returning opera-goers: The Washington Opera is now called the Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center Opera House has...

  • Natural Borin' Killers

    I can think of no good reason to recommend that you buy a ticket to see the Coen brothers remake of The Ladykillers. Unless, of...

  • Soundwaves

    HUNG OVER… William Hung just might become the most remembered American Idol yet, despite his dismissal from the FOX show during the third season tryouts....

  • Merry Mourning

    William Finn has known some pretty eclectic characters in his lifetime, and the prominent composer/lyricist writes about their lives -- not the circumstances of their...

  • Unwittingly Hooked

    A former English teacher of mine used to say John Grisham novels were like Doritos. Even though they make you fat and have no nutritional...

  • Irish Charms

    Amnesiacs, magpies, and crazy people -- one magpie for sorrow, two magpies for mirth.... How does that nursery rhyme go? Magpies are but one of...

  • Resurrection

    It's been almost two decades since I last watched George Romero's 1978 cult classic Dawn of the Dead, a pinnacle achievement for both the hit-and-miss...

  • Kissing to be Clever

    ''There aren't a lot of shows you can do with a group of one hundred twenty five men,'' says Jeff Buhrman, Artistic Director of the...

  • Regal Stature

    One of the most significant moments in the Shakespearean canon comes at the end of King Henry IV, Part 2 when the newly-crowned Henry V...

  • Merce Cunningham: Dance Master

    ''I'm not interested in the idea of retiring. That doesn't attract me at all. '' Dance fans, you can breathe a sigh of relief. At...

  • Missionary Positions

    C. Jay Cox's Latter Days is a powerhouse that grabs your heart and wrenches and wrenches away. Who knew that Cox, author of Sweet Home...

  • Queer Makeover

    In the everyday struggle between style and substance, the best-hoped-for outcome is a mutually reinforced middle ground. But reaching that middle ground is no easy...

  • Expected Pleasures

    You won't find many surprises in the Indigo Girls' latest outing, but with folk-pop this accomplished that's not a bad thing If it ain't broke,...