All posts tagged "arena stage"

  • Maurice Hines Is Tappin Again for ‘Warm’ D.C. Audiences

    “I love the D.C. audiences. They’re very, very warm,” Maurice Hines tells Metro Weekly. “Certain cities are not. You have to warm them up…I don’t...

  • On Tap

    Maurice Hines doesn't remember how old he was when he first performed as a tap dancer on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson alongside his...

  • Actors Delight

    Sometimes it's the sheer audacity of an actor that draws you to a particular play. In Eric Coble's new work The Velocity of Autumn, now...

  • Spotlight on Spinella

    Stephen Spinella boldly thanked his male lover in 1993 when he won a Tony Award for Best Actor. ''There was a little squeaky-squeaky about that,...

  • ‘Janis Joplin,’ From Arena Stage to Broadway

    All together now: Come on! Come on! Come on! Come on, and take it! Take another little piece of One Night with Janis Joplin, now...

  • Magical Metamorphoses

    Mary Zimmerman is a professor at Northwestern University, and her show Metamorphoses had its genesis as an academic exercise there nearly two decades ago. But...

  • Pool Days

    A decade after Mary Zimmerman won a Tony Award for her direction of Metamorphoses, her dramatic interpretation of the Ovid classic is still giving her...

  • Musical Trips

    No doubt, you've heard the hype. Last month The Washington Post reported that Signature Theatre decided to stage Dreamgirls, purely and simply, as a showcase...

  • My Fair Musical

    Funny, joyful and generally festive, Arena Stage's My Fair Lady is a pleaser. Grey heads will bob nostalgically, children will delight, and lovers of the...

  • Lingering Accents

    ''I think it's a universal story that's quite specific to this moment in time in America,'' says Arena Stage's artistic director Molly Smith, who directed...