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  • Bird Brain

    A gloriously neurotic, hilariously self-aware cri de coeur as told through a cleverly irreverent adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird is...

  • Sensually Cerebral

    One of the things that separate playwright Tom Stoppard from the herd is his near ruthless assumption of his audience's intelligence, his plays racing with...

  • Wintry Mix

    There are two challenges to Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The first is protagonist King Leontes's near-instantaneous and murderous conviction that his pregnant queen Hermione is...

  • Olney's Edge

    '' were a little concerned that this might not be the kind of show you should take your children to,'' says David Elliott. ''Another person...

  • Long Story Short

    ''There's no real local GLBT theater company that's producing regularly,'' says Matt Ripa. ''When you do see theater companies that are doing plays with gay...

  • All for One

    Though the urge to wax lyrical is almost overpowering (and follows below), let's cut to the chase: Synetic's The Three Musketeers is a joyously accessible...

  • Arid and Overwhelming

    It's always a little disconcerting when you don't get what all the fuss is all about. A case in point, Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert...

  • Gilgamesh Follies

    Right now, there's a work of art gracing the stage at the Source on 14th Street. And I don't mean Gilgamesh, the fantastical show created...

  • Heel Thyself: ''Kinky Boots''

    The new Broadway musical Kinky Boots is hands down this year's gayest -- or ''most fabulous,'' to go with Entertainment Weekly's coded description. You could...

  • War Torn: ''Wallenstein''

    Playing in rep with Coriolanus, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Wallenstein offers another angle on a powerful military man falling fatally from grace. As extraordinary as...

  • Mother Lode

    It's no surprise Coriolanus isn't staged as often as Shakespeare's other tragedies -- the protagonist is as inscrutable as he is excitable, the battle scenes...

  • Sewing Discontent

    Of his Mary T. & Lizzy K., Tazewell Thompson's exploration of the relationship between first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress Elizabeth Keckly, the...

  • Perfect Match

    No, Carol Channing has not returned to Washington in the new revival of Hello, Dolly! Channing has played the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi so...

  • Heart of Darkness

    Adapting an adaptation, The American Century Theater puts an intelligent and provocative spin on Orson Welles's Voodoo Macbeth, itself a radical interpretation of Shakespeare's Scottish...

  • Political Animal

    Having West Wing withdrawal? House of Cards DTs? Richard Schiff has the answer for you. It's called Chasing the Hill, and it's a political Web...

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