Arts + Entertainment

  • Spooky Sondheim

    At Signature, a ravishingly sad and dark world where past and present collide, and regret hangs thick in the air Time travelers: Gartshore, Olivera, MacLaughlin...

  • Questions We'd Never Ask a Real Lady

    This Saturday, April 12, the sensational Varla Jean Merman will present her latest show, I've Got the Music in Me, at the Carnegie Institute, 1530...

  • When a Sniper Calls

    Calling Cad: Farrell with Nobbs Phone Booth opens with a flashy tech-infested sequence littered with jittery, fast-motion images of people on their cell phones. Meanwhile...

  • State of Amusement

    With the brilliant Bernie Mac as his secret weapon, Chris Rock takes satirical aim at American politics and wins big. Running mates: Rock and Mac...

  • Reality Bites

    You can confront a troubling world, or make jubilant musical escapes from it -- all are fine options. He's the Man: Goodwin Playwright Edward Albee's...

  • Band in Motion

    Bandmates: Clockwise from top: Conductor Scott Barker, Matt Swearman, Eddie Banks, Anja Maguire, Jodi Hains, Kim Webb, and Marc Martin-ez. (Photo by Michael Wichita )...

  • Detraction Factor

    Flawed design elements keep a well-sung Mozart favorite from reaching its full potential of pleasure You have to give The Washington Opera credit for approaching...

  • Shipwrecked

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with Boat Trip. Nothing that an overhauled script and a different director couldn't have fixed. Talk about a comedy of...

  • Soundwaves

    NOW IT CAN BE TOLD… In our long wait as the Oscar jury deliberated about pronouncing Chicago last year's best movie, practically every news outlet...

  • Nifty History

    A Revolutionary musical shines at Ford's -- a much better bet than WSC's disjointed Henry V Freedom fighters: GrahamRowat, Huddleston and ClealePhoto by Stan Barouh...