Metro Weekly

Arts + Entertainment

  • Winter Blunderland

    An off-the-wall, casual approach to tried-and-true Shakespearean comedy can certainly work wonders. I still feel a surge of giddy delight whenever I recall last season's...

  • Frustrating and Timid

    Scena Theatre introduces Washington audiences to the controversial 1996 British play Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill, and the company comes frustratingly close to an...

  • Untapped

    Comrades in misery: Crystal and DeNiro It doesn't take the finely honed skills of a movie critic to formulate a practical analysis of Analyze That....

  • Garden Grub

    Olney Theatre Center reminds us of what a lovely and sublime Broadway musical The Secret Garden is. If only the company's production could adequately match...

  • Un-scary Movie

    Regan and Marc Blucas Wes Craven Presents: They is a lumbering, dull excursion about creatures who cause night terrors in children and, for some unexplained...

  • Willy-nilly

    In the flesh: NBS! cast (Photo by Christopher O. Banks ) There's nothing particularly novel about nudity these days, right? You get a hunkering for...

  • Bond Unbound

    You only live twenty times: Brosnan and Berry ''You're no use to anyone now, '' growls M (Judi Dench) to James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) as...

  • Epic Experience

    I love Les Misérables. Even after seeing two touring productions in the '90s and the Broadway production in 2000, the prospect of seeing Boublil and...

  • Toilet Humor

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: LaForce, Murray and Painter (Photo by Ian Armstrong ) There's a lot to be said for taking a taboo subject...

  • Blah Humbug

    Signature Theatre playwright Norman Allen has taken Dickens's A Christmas Carol, updated it to 1911 New York City, illustrated it with ragtime-era songs, and re-christened...

  • Soundwaves

    Peter Rauhofer Live@Roxy Star 69 Records Jonathan Peters Sound Factory Uncut: Thirteen on Thirteen Groovilicious Music Star remixer Peter Rauhofer was the man behind the...

  • Home Run

    The Studio Theatre Secondstage has emerged for its new season in outstanding form with Bat Boy The Musical, the ultra-quirky off-Broadway hit inspired by the...

  • Southern Vamp

    Fans of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles have come to know a few things about the ''blood hunters, '' at least as Rice paints them: They're...

  • Bottom Less

    Rainey Days: Fabrique (Photo by Scott Suchman) By design, playwright August Wilson's work is never going to move at anything even resembling breakneck speed. His...

  • Rhapsodic

    8 Mile High: Eminem      It's not easy for a pop sensation to cross over from the cozy confines of the recording studio to the...