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  • Character Study: Tom Story

    For the one-man show Fully Committed, Tom Story takes on over 30 characters. Few actors are better suited to the task.

  • Creating a Legacy

    At MetroStage, Thomas W. Jones II develops profound, engaging works that embrace the African American experience

  • Reviews: Jumpers for Goalposts, The Letters

    Two tremendous, gay themed plays are lighting up the stages at Studio and MetroStage

  • Editor’s Pick: Bessie’s Blues at MetroStage

    Twenty years ago, Studio Theatre won six Helen Hayes Awards with its production of Bessie’s Blues by Thomas W. Jones II. If you missed its first...

  • Revivals and Reunions

    Bernadine Mitchell turns "Bessie's Blues" into a powerhouse evening, while Round House takes a feminist point of view

  • Alexandria’s MetroStage turns 30

    Alexandria's MetroStage celebrates three decades of providing powerful experiences

  • MetroStage’s Holiday Musical Spoofing Broadway, Dickens

    Last week Metro Weekly offered a roundup of many of the holiday-themed shows and events on tap this season. But there are just so many...

  • 'Brel' Done Well

    Jacques Brel's ''Ne Me Quitte Pas,'' usually translated in English as ''If You Go Away,'' stands as one of the best songs ever written, holding...

  • The A Word

    ''Our friends were just vanishing!'' says playwright Steven Dietz of the 1980s. ''It was hard to not write a play about AIDS.'' But unlike Larry...

  • Maps and Mythology

    The specter of AIDS haunts Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet – and yet the disease is never mentioned by name. But it is AIDS causing the...

  • Paying Homage

    Every night just before performing his one-man show, Jorge ''Jay'' Alvarez has a moment of panic. ''Oh my God, do I have this in me...

  • Swimming from the sharks

    In the one man show, Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!, Jorge “Jay” Alvarez recounts his family’s escape from Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 1964....

  • Review: Josephine Tonight

    There aren't a lot of musicals to see around town over the next month. But even if every theater in town easily accessible by Metro...

  • Fabulous Baker Boy

    ''My grandmother was a Cotton Club showgirl and knew Josephine Baker,'' Maurice Hines says, referring to the famous Prohibition-era Harlem nightclub. ''My brother Gregory and...

  • A Broadway Christmas Carol at MetroStage

    Kathy Feininger’s A Broadway Christmas Show tells the famous Charles Dickens classic by altering the lyrics to familiar Broadway tunes, 40 or so in all,...