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All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • 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...

  • Broadway's Musical Wizard

    Stephen Schwartz will make what he calls a ''guest appearance'' with the National Symphony Orchestra this weekend. ''I sing a song with the orchestra towards...

  • Showy Boat

    In a second act scene in Show Boat, the character Magnolia auditions to be a singer at Chicago's popular Trocadero Club. Magnolia was a star...

  • Night at the Ballet

    Did you hear the one about NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro performing with The Washington Ballet? ''I'm not a dancer, and I do not dance,'' Shapiro...

  • Heart of Bling

    Feeling a tad lackluster in the set department, director/designer and costumer John Pascoe's interpretation of Puccini's Manon Lescaut seems to have lost some burnish since...

  • Nordic Adventures

    Alicia Adams has a dream job. As vice-president for international programming at the Kennedy Center, Adams serves as curator for the center's international festivals, travelling...

  • Get your Adventures in Wonderland on

    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...

  • A Cheyenne New Year's

    Cheyenne Jackson is surely one of the nicest guys working in the entertainment industry today -- but everyone has a breaking point. ''Some of our...

  • Untraditional Tidings

    Got the holiday spirit – but tired of tradition? Call it bah-humbug blasphemy, but most area theaters and concert venues aim to entice the average...

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