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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Neal Brennan would like to introduce a ‘Brand New Neal’ by Thomas Floyd

Stand-up comedian and "Chappelle's Show" co-creator Neal Brennan is bringing his latest show the Howard Theatre and Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:06AM
Monday, May 22, 2023

Hours after founder’s death, GALA theater wins big at Helen Hayes Awards by Thomas Floyd

Company’s revival of “On Your Feet!” wins ceremony-best nine prizes as D.C. theater community gathers for its first in-person awards ceremony in four years and honors GALA’s Hugo Med…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:54PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

After a scare in D.C., ‘Beetlejuice’ found a second life on Broadway by Thomas Floyd

The touring production of the retooled, Tony-nominated show comes to the National Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:18PM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Signature Theatre gives ‘Passing Strange’ a rollicking revival by Thomas Floyd

Director Raymond O. Caldwell delivers a sublime revival of the 2008 rock musical in Signature's intimate Ark theater.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:18PM
Thursday, April 20, 2023

With the demise of ‘Full Frontal,’ Samantha Bee focuses on herself by Thomas Floyd

The comedian brings her show “Your Favorite Woman” to the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:12PM
Monday, April 10, 2023

Alan Menken talks adaptations of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ by Thomas Floyd

The stage adaptation of "Aladdin" comes to Washington in April; live-action "The Little Mermaid" hits theaters in May.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:42AM
Friday, April 7, 2023

‘The Nosebleed’ turns playwright’s introspection into communal catharsis by Thomas Floyd

Aya Ogawa wrote, directed and stars in the interactive play, now onstage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, about grappling with her father's death.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:42AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

In ‘The Jungle,’ refugees act in show inspired by their journeys by Thomas Floyd

At the Shakespeare Theatre’s immersive theater experience, the actors — former refugees — and audience share the stage: a re-creation of a migrant camp

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:32PM
Monday, March 6, 2023

At Synetic Theater, a son follows in his father’s footsteps by Thomas Floyd

As Synetic Theater co-founder and performer Paata Tsikurishvili recuperates from injuries sustained in a car crash, his son Vato steps to the fore.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:46AM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Decoding the genius of Sondheim: Six theater pros explain his mystique by Thomas Floyd

"Pacific Overtures" book writer John Weidman, "Sweeney Todd" director Thomas Kail, "Into the Woods" star Montego Glover and others break down the musical theater icon.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:00AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A marriage of movement and acting in Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘King Lear’ by Thomas Floyd

Longtime collaborators, director Simon Godwin and movement director Jonathan Goddard, reunite for Shakespeare’s tragedy of power struggle and family strife.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:04AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

A playwright grapples with the legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre by Thomas Floyd

Nathan Alan Davis’s ‘The High Ground’ is the latest offering in Arena Stage’s Power Plays initiative.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:37PM
Monday, February 20, 2023

‘Kinky Boots’ struts into Olney Theatre Center at just the right time by Thomas Floyd

Stars Vincent Kempski and Solomon Parker III are the right fit for director Jason Loewith’s stirring staging.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:09PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Solomon Parker III is ready to fill these ‘Kinky Boots’ by Thomas Floyd

The Silver Spring performer plays drag queen Lola in Olney Theatre’s production of the musical.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:25PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

It took 3 playwrights to get to the truth of ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ by Thomas Floyd

Based on the acclaimed 2012 book, Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell’s play comes to Keegan Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:30AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Kennedy Center’s 10-year plan seeks artful ways to protect the planet by Thomas Floyd

10-year initiative will launch in April with “RiverRun: Arts Nature Impact,” a month of performances, installations, exhibits and other events celebrating the world’s rivers.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:00AM
Friday, December 16, 2022

Norm Lewis commands the stage in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ at Kennedy Center by Thomas Floyd

The veteran Broadway star has the gravitas required to elevate this Tony-winning revival

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:32PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Jane Anger’ was born of pandemic exasperation by Thomas Floyd

Playwright Talene Monahon’s feminist farce features a misogynist bard and a pioneering female pamphleteer.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:32AM
Saturday, December 3, 2022

Britney Spears musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ sets Broadway run by Thomas Floyd

The jukebox musical, which premiered at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre last year, will begin Broadway performances in May.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:36PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Matthew Gardiner’s ‘Into the Woods’ casts a spell decades in the making by Thomas Floyd

After falling in love with the show as a child, the Signature Theatre artistic director has put a new spin on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale musical.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:48AM
Friday, October 28, 2022

‘Sanctuary City’ puts human faces to undocumented immigrants’ strife by Thomas Floyd

Arena Stage production of Martyna Majok’s emotionally charged two-hander runs through Nov. 27.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:33AM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Mosaic Theater’s ‘Till Trilogy’ arrives with uncanny timeliness by Thomas Floyd

Decades in the making, a trio of plays celebrates the life the murdered Black teen Emmett Till and commemorates his tragic 1955 death.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:49AM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Real-life couple play make-believe lovebirds in ‘Guys and Dolls’ by Thomas Floyd

Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale play lovebirds Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson in the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:19AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sophia Lillis shifts from scary movies to the panic of live theater by Thomas Floyd

The 20-year-old screen actress is wading into unfamiliar territory — live theater — with "Heroes of the Fourth Turning" at Studio Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:55AM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

At Ford’s Theatre, a director takes a return ‘Trip to Bountiful’ by Thomas Floyd

Michael Wilson, known for multiple interpretations of Horton Foote’s 1953 play, is back with a new version.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:13PM
Monday, September 19, 2022

‘Ain’t No Mo’ ’ offers side-splitting laughs and gut-punching truths by Thomas Floyd

Jordan E. Cooper’s searing tragicomedy, at Woolly Mammoth Theatre through Oct. 9, muses on the Black American experience through loosely connected vignettes

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:43PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

As yet another war wages, Synetic Theater remounts a cautionary tale by Thomas Floyd

First produced in 2002, the ethnic-conflict-themed ‘Host and Guest’ keeps getting replayed, again and again.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:19AM
Friday, September 9, 2022

Signature’s ‘No Place to Go’ finds its way thanks to its charming star by Thomas Floyd

Bobby Smith is a worthy successor in this irreverent musical ode to the unemployed.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:19PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Bobby Smith faced unemployment. Now he’s singing about it. by Thomas Floyd

The star of Signature Theatre’s "No Place to Go," an ode to the unemployed, brings his experience of pandemic-induced joblessness to the role.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:07AM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Meet the musician instrumental to ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Thomas Floyd

Alex Lacamoire is the arranger, orchestrator and music director behind two of Broadway's biggest recent smashes.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:24AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ becomes reality, at last, at Building Museum by Thomas Floyd

After covid delays, the Folger Theatre opens "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the National Building Museum, as part of a summer-long program of "Playhouse" activities.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:07AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards