All posts tagged "kennedy center"

  • Triumphant Tosca

    A perfect balance between elegant austerity and a swiftly-rendered, passionate tale of hearts, pure and not so pure, the Washington National Opera's Tosca is everything...

  • Weaving's World

    Hugo Weaving has portrayed a robot bent on world destruction, a neurotic drag queen, an evil computer program and a benevolent elf. Which was his...

  • Soviet Disunion

    Love hurts. Work is pointless. Authority is a joke. Life in Uncle Vanya may not be grand, but Chekhov certainly is -- particularly in the...

  • Normalcy

    Next to Wicked right now at the Kennedy Center is Next to Normal. But the two musicals could hardly be further apart on the spectrum...

  • Editor’s Pick: Next to Normal

    The 2009 Tony-winning musical and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is a tour de force examination of contemporary life....

  • We’ll take a Royal Danish with that jete, please

    Led by artistic director Nikolaj Hübbe, the world-renowned Royal Danish Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2004 to offer new...

  • Overblown Buffa

    It's a shame the Washington National Opera didn't end its season with the brooding intensity of the memorable Iphigénie en Tauride instead of the determined...

  • Stellar Showgirls and Guys

    What isn't deteriorating in the Kennedy Center's hauntingly gorgeous revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical, Follies? Florenz Ziegfeld-like impresario Dimitri Weismann (David...

  • The Glory and the Gloom

    With Placido Domingo singing his last role as general director of the Washington National Opera, it's hard not to take the somber – at times...

  • The Kennedy Center ushers in spring with a gala

    Smokey Robinson hosts the Kennedy Center’s annual Spring Gala that this year also honors Michael Kaiser’s 10 years at the helm. The gala features such...