January 2013 Archives

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 25, for eight concerts this spring and summer with country’s biggest stars, starting with the WMZQFest starring Luke Bryan on May 18, and including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith and Jason Aldean. The country concert season at Jiffy Lube Live ends with the WMZQ Fall ... [Read]

The Charm City's once-scrappy, small Everyman Theatre has officially become a venerable institution, with the acquisition and multi-million-dollar refurbishment of a grand one hundred-year-old theater venue in the heart of downtown Baltimore. And the company kicks off its new identity and new space in as dramatic a fashion as possible: by staging the Baltimore premiere of Tracy Letts's sprawling, explosive ... [Read]

Get your Adventures in Wonderland on

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 15, 2013 8:28 AM |
It was just last year that the Washington Ballet premiered Septime Webre's magical, inventive production of Alice in Wonderland at the Kennedy Center. Now, Lewis Carroll's famous story returns to the venue, this time a version by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon that was a hit in 2011 when the U.K.'s Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada joined forces and ... [Read]

Two modern dance companies team up for an eclectic performance. Deep Vision debuts "heady collectables," a lighthearted, candid and witty work focused on movements of the human head, while withhart.dance.projects presents "Rite," a visually provoking work examining identity, territory and sacrifice and inspired by Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring. Saturday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. ... [Read]

Delilah, the ultimate hair-stylist

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 10, 2013 9:07 AM |
The Washington Savoyards presents a staged concert, the D.C. premiere of ArtsCentric's new musical Delilah featuring music by Cedric D. Lyles and book and lyrics by Kevin S. McCallister. Felicia Curry and Helen Hayes nominee Chris Sizemore lead a notable cast of up-and-coming performers, acting out a story about a woman whose betrayal changed a nation. ArtsCentric was founded by ... [Read]

DJ lil'e (nee Erin Myers) continues to tweak her popular divas dance party. For its latest iteration at the 9:30 Club, it's a "battle" between Lady Gaga and Madonna -- and Boy Bands, from New Kids on the Block to Backstreet Boys to One Direction. It may not be much of a contest, but that of course is the point: ... [Read]

Million Dollar Quartet

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 2, 2013 11:20 PM |
Co-directed by Signature Theatre's Eric Schaeffer, Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott's hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by the true story of the time Sam Phillips assembled Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for a famed recording session. You can expect to hear many of these artists' hits, which have become standards, from "Hound ... [Read]