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  • Extraordinary Ordinary Days at Round House

    Ordinary Days is the rare musical that ends before you're ready to part with it

  • Smokey Memories

    Why mess with success, right? Arena Stage touts in a press release that Smokey Joe’s Café, which debuted nearly two decades ago, became Broadway’s longest-running...

  • Some Serious Drag

    Bea Arthur played the role of Lucy Brown in the 1954 off-Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera. “If Bea Arthur could do it, then I figured...

  • Spotlight: The Love of the Nightingale at Constellation

    The ever-ambitious and ever-adept Constellation Theatre Company once again dares to stage a large-scale classic tale in the intimate Source Theater space. This time around...

  • Worth Every Penny

    Rick Hammerly hisses at Erin Driscoll early in Act 2 of Signature Theatre’s The Threepenny Opera. Yes, the veteran local actor really and truly hisses...

  • Vaunted Villain

    As he started work on HBO’s True Blood,actor Denis O’Hare was instructed that vampires don’t touch each other. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, fuck...

  • Oh, Henry

    Like 16th century versions of the biopic, Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2), and Henry V, contemplate fascinating lives through an auteur’s...

  • Levi’s Cafe Commitment

    If it weren’t for Brenda Lee, Levi Kreis would likely not be making his D.C. theater debut with Smokey Joe’s Café at Arena Stage. “I...

  • Unhappy Campers

    An ideal evening at the theater for precocious high schoolers and the politically curious, Lawrence Wright’s Camp David is a primer on President Jimmy Carter’s...

  • Acting American

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is as American as apple pie — especially as portrayed in the new production at Ford’s Theatre. The...

  • A Mighty Wind

    There are people -- plenty of them -- who absolutely love the maudlin 1988 chick flick blockbuster Beaches, about the platonic love of two women....

  • Unromantic Comedies

    Have you ever nodded off at the theater? Do you worry that you might be particularly prone to doing just that during Shakespeare, the bard...

  • Porter House

    ''He lit up like a child on Christmas morning about the idea of getting to work with Cole Porter music,'' Steven Scott Mazzola says. He's...

  • Magic Act

    ''I don't do realism well, but I do magic realism very well,'' theater director Jose Carrasquillo says, by way of touting his latest show, The...

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