Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "signature theatre"

  • A Mighty Wind

    There are people -- plenty of them -- who absolutely love the maudlin 1988 chick flick blockbuster Beaches, about the platonic love of two women....

  • Beaches — from book to movie to musical at Signature

    Yes, it’s true: Signature Theatre presents a world premiere musical adapted from the 1985 novel Beaches, best remembered as the 1988 weepy film starring Bette...

  • Coming Up Roses

    Last year it was Dreamgirls. The year before, Hairspray. And now Signature Theatre has staged another holiday season treat, what you might call the mother...

  • Matt Conner Plays the Christmas Hits at Signature Theatre

    One of two holiday music cabarets this season at Signature Theatre, A Matt Conner Christmas features local gay actor and musical composer Matt Conner (Crossing,...

  • Lahti’s Pride

    In Dustin Lance Black's 2011 play 8, Christine Lahti played one of the lesbians who sued the state of California over Proposition 8's denial of...

  • Sophie's Choice

    ''Sophie, are you okay?'' Phillip asks at the end of The Argument. Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros's 90-minute drama is about an unexpected pregnancy and a woman's right...

  • Hot and Not

    Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy feels very much of its time – the turn of the 1980s – as it starts. Lead character Arnold Beckoff is very...

  • 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...

  • A Single Man

    Boy, do people really get hung up about getting hitched. It wasn't that long ago when gay people were effectively immune from a lot of...

  • Shulman’s Picks: 4 things you could be doing in D.C. this weekend!

    Don’t moan to me that you have nothing to do this weekend. There’s plenty to do. Here are four incredible examples. To start, there’s the...

  • Perfect Match

    No, Carol Channing has not returned to Washington in the new revival of Hello, Dolly! Channing has played the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi so...

  • Singing Santas

    Right now, there are surprise gifts in store for everyone at Signature Theatre. ''We're going to put songs in stockings,'' explains singer Bobby Smith, ''and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fun at the Whorehouse

    How does the song go? ''Just lots of good will, and maybe one small thrill, but there's nothing dirty going on.'' {Best Little Whorehouse in...