Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "signature theatre"

  • 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...

  • Ring Them Bells

    Ever see a gender-bending twist on ''Cell Block Tango'' from Chicago? ''I think that is so typical of what the show is,'' says Eric Schaeffer...

  • Gay Skate: Xanadu

    ''It appeals to more than just the gay audience, but for some reason it appeals to our sensibility the most,'' says Matthew Gardiner. In fact,...

  • All Skate

    Leg warmers, roller disco, an Aussie pop star cavorting on the big screen as a muse from Greek mythology…. Gee, the '80s got off to...

  • Crossed Lines

    As a piece arriving in the midst of a chattering class that has not only discovered the joy and angst of parenthood but also the...