All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • Love Is the Drug

    Although people often call Donizetti’s rom-com The Elixir of Love a good opera for the uninitiated, director Stephen Lawless’s production requires a caveat: Remember that...

  • Anglophilic

    ''All three of these choreographers are at the top of their game,'' Septime Webre says, referring to Trey McIntyre, Christopher Bruce and Christopher Wheeldon. As...

  • The Washington Chorus celebrates Verdi

    Julian Wachner leads The Washington Chorus in its celebration of Giuseppe Verdi in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Sopranos Corinne Winters and...

  • Ann Hampton Callaway’s Valentine to the Kennedy Center

    The Kennedy Center’s main Valentine’s Day treat is a romp through love songs from the Great American Songbook and other clever, contemporary originals by lesbian...

  • Unexpected Moves

    ''I started taking dance because I used to imitate Michael Jackson,'' says Robert Battle, who recalls playing piano and singing as a child growing up...

  • Magic To Do

    Of all the adjectives you could use to describe Beaches, the maudlin movie from 1988 starring Bette Midler as C.C. Bloom, it's doubtful ''inspiring'' would...

  • Vampires at the Ballet: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

    Provocative British choreographer Matthew Bourne — best known for his mostly male, Tony-winning version of Swan Lake — returns with his company New Adventures to...

  • Lasting Legacy

    Already this fall there have been several local performances of Verdi's Requiem. The beloved masterwork, as Scott Tucker puts it, ''is often presented kind of...

  • Beefed-Up Ballet

    {Giselle (Photo by Steve Vaccariello)} ''Men in tights.'' Septime Webre laughs after he says that, the first thing that springs to mind when asked what's...

  • One Way or Another

    The funny thing about the Washington National Opera's production of Verdi's The Force of Destiny is that it actually works. Despite an awkward first scene,...

  • Pipe Dreams

    Go figure. The young celebrity musician behind the biggest and loudest musical instrument is himself relatively brash and audacious. Moreover, Cameron Carpenter, the international concert...

  • MOW50: 5 Things to See and Do

    “There’s so much going on in the days leading up to the 28th,” Terri Harris Reed of the George Washington University tells Metro Weekly. She’s...

  • Don’t Miss The (Show) Boat on Two Classics

    Got a hankering for a classic musical? It’s pretty easy to get a fix around this theater-loving town. Generally there’s at least one classic being...

  • Don't Miss the Boat

    Deep into Act 1 of Anything Goes, two listless gossipmongers groan that there's nobody famous aboard this voyage of the cruise ship the S.S. American....

  • Bird Brain

    A gloriously neurotic, hilariously self-aware cri de coeur as told through a cleverly irreverent adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird is...

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