Results tagged “Musicals” from Spotlight

The new Rainbow Theatre Project offers its third of five "concert readings" of classic LGBT-plays and musicals, this time Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's dark comedy Say You Love Satan. John Moletress directs the show, which concerns a graduate student in Baltimore who falls for a handsome stranger against his better judgment. After all, he has the number of the devil -- 666 ... [Read]

Springing to full-blooded life onstage at Ford's under the assured direction of Peter Flynn, the Founding Fathers of 1776 can be a horny, harried lot, yearning for their faraway wives as much as they yearn for liberation from a faraway tyrant. By the time the president of Congress, John Hancock, and his cohorts have agreed on a statement they can ... [Read]

Keegan takes to Dupont Circle

Posted by Randy Shulman
May 2, 2012 1:00 PM |
Actors from the Keegan Theatre will step outside of its Church Street home to perform in Dupont Circle this Saturday, May 5. The purpose of "Music in the Circle" is to entice the public in its productions by offering musical snippets from the now-running Working, the upcoming Spring Awakening and even a smattering of past hits from its many lauded ... [Read]

Review: Come Fly Away

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 27, 2012 8:59 AM |
Singing to recorded music signals that you can't afford live musicians. What Twyla Tharp has done in Come Fly Away, putting a big band onstage to accompany recorded vocals by Frank Sinatra, signals that she couldn't afford not to have live musicians. Not if she wanted a commercial product that could justify hefty ticket prices, anyway. But it's a superfluous ... [Read]

Les Girls at the AFI Silver

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 18, 2012 2:00 PM |
As part of a two-month Gene Kelly retrospective, the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre presents Gene Kelly's final appearance in a full-blown musical -- which was also Cole Porter's final film score. George Cukor's 1957 Les Girls is a frothy showbiz expose about competing versions, told in flashback during a libel trial, of what really happened -- specifically, who was ... [Read]

If Lady Gaga were to stage The Rocky Horror Show, the result might be similar to what the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington offers this weekend. The point was to make the musical "a little fresher…a little glitzier" than what people are used to, Craig Cipollini, the show's director and choreographer, told Metro Weekly in a recent interview. "I envisioned ... [Read]

Ford's turns back the clocks to 1776

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 14, 2012 9:00 AM |
A buoyant musical that fits Ford's Theatre to a T, 1776 dramatizes the impassioned debates that forged America's democracy. Sherman Edwards wrote the music and lyrics and Peter Stone handled the book. Peter Flynn directs and Michael Bobbitt provides the choreography for this production starring Peter Boyer, Floyd King, Rick Hammerly, Christopher Bloch, William Diggle and Tom Story. To May ... [Read]

Jersey Boys at The National

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 14, 2011 1:00 PM |
As crowd-pleasing as Broadway comes, Jersey Boys, which just may be the most successful jukebox musical in history, proves that the Four Seasons was no fluke. The doo-wop pop quartet from a half-century ago created hits from "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like A Man," "December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." The ... [Read]

The one and only original Audrey of both the Broadway and screen versions of Little Shop of Horrors as well as a star of Pushing Daisies, Ellen Greene will stop by JR.'s on Monday, Dec. 12, for the bar's popular weekly Showtunes event. Rumor has it the cast of Jersey Boys will also be making an appearance. The evening serves ... [Read]

Rags at The Theatre Lab

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 19, 2011 8:14 AM |
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts offers a production of the little-known 1986 musical Rags, by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), Charles Strouse (Annie) and Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof). The story focuses on the arrival of Jewish immigrants to New York City in the early part of the last century. Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro direct a ... [Read]

And the Curtain Rises

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 18, 2011 9:07 AM |
And the Curtain Rises is the third part of Signature's American Musical Voices Project, aimed at nurturing new shows. This valentine to musical comedy, a classic backstage comedy about the creation of the first American musical, is from Michael Slade, Joseph Thalken and Mark Campbell. Now playing through April 10. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. Tickets are $54 to ... [Read]

Babes in Arms

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 6, 2010 9:34 AM |
Virginia's American Century Theater offers a concert presentation of the Rodgers and Hart's musical Babes in Arms. Forget the plot -- all you need to know are the songs: "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Johnny One Note," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "My Funny Valentine," "Where or When," and more. Thursday, July 8, through Saturday, July 10, at ... [Read]