All posts tagged "arena stage"

  • 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...

  • Piece of His Heart

    ''I remember listening to Janis Joplin's Cheap Thrills album, and listening to 'Summertime' over and over and over again -- it just...

  • Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

    Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner portrays the late, liberal Texas newspaper columnist Molly Ivins. Twin sisters and journalists Margaret Engel and Allison...

  • Kathleen Turner and Margaret Engel discuss Red Hot Patriot

    On August 23, Kathleen Turner will take to the stage at Arena Stage playing late, legendary, liberal newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot:...

  • Arena Stage’s Piano Bar

    Cast members from the two shows currently playing the Arena Stage complex — The Music Man and The Normal Heart, will stick around after performances...

  • Heartfelt

    Playing Ned and Felix, the two lovers at the center of The Normal Heart, Patrick Breen and Luke Macfarlane have come to D.C.'s Arena Stage...

  • Heartache: 'The Normal Heart'

    The power of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart lies not only in its incisive, witty and emotionally honest account of the birthing pains of New...

  • Concept Man

    Beloved for more than half a century since its Broadway debut, The Music Man is certainly a musical comedy that's earned the label ''timeless.'' Yet...

  • Dance to the Music

    ''I played Harold Hill in high school,'' laughs Parker Esse, when asked how familiar he is with The Music Man. Of course, his starring role...

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