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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

How the stars of ‘Six’ get into character as Henry VIII’s wives by Thomas Floyd

The stars of the pop-pastiche musical 'Six,' about the six wives of Henry VIII, tell how they get into character.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:48AM
Monday, July 4, 2022

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ still casts a spell at Synetic Theater by Thomas Floyd

A wordless take on the William Shakespeare tale of lovers bliss and magical meddling.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:12PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Olney Theatre reimagines ‘The Music Man’ with a deaf Harold Hill by Thomas Floyd

"Only Murders in the Building" actor James Caverly plays the slippery con man Harold Hill in a production of "The Music Man" performed in American Sign Language and spoken English.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:42AM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

In Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Red Velvet,’ celebration is actually tragedy by Thomas Floyd

Actor Amari Cheatom astounds as Ira Aldridge, the first Black performer to play Othello on a London stage.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:42PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

‘Fires in the Mirror’ crackles with renewed relevance at Theater J by Thomas Floyd

January LaVoy inhabits numerous roles in Anna Deavere Smith's fact-based play, which was written in the aftermath of 1991's Crown Heights riot.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:42PM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

She played Scout in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Now she’s got a new role. by Thomas Floyd

The 69-year-old actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for the 1962 film, plays Mrs. DuBose in Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation arriving at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:07AM
Friday, May 27, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ showcases depth of D.C. acting talent by Thomas Floyd

Understudies step up as coronavirus and other health issues sideline several central cast members.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:33PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Cast of the Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ is an all-local affair by Thomas Floyd

A cast entirely composed of local actors performs the Thornton Wilder classic at Sidney Harman Hall.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:18AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ is back in D.C. with new rhymes, familiar face by Thomas Floyd

"Hamilton" alumnus Christopher Jackson joins the improvised hip-hop show for performances at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:12AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Spanish debut of ‘On Your Feet!’ showcases Estefans’ universal appeal by Thomas Floyd

Gloria Estefan wrote new Spanish lyrics for four songs in the jukebox musical, now onstage at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:48PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Round House’s Russia-set play blends high tech and timeliness by Thomas Floyd

Inspired by true events, the play “We Declare You a Terrorist …” uses digital projection to tell a tale set in 2002 and today.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:33AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

An allegation and a cancellation: How Arena Stage’s big show fell apart by Thomas Floyd

Lead actress in theater’s fall 2021 run of “Toni Stone” said she felt unsafe onstage and didn’t receive support.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:06AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Q&A: Nadina Hassan on playing Regina George in ‘Mean Girls’ tour by Thomas Floyd

Nadina Hassan, an actress of Colombian and Egyptian heritage, talks about playing the high school bully in the touring production of 'Mean Girls,' which comes to the Kennedy Center this mont…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:18PM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the Kennedy Center is one for the Andrew Lloyd Webber groupies by Thomas Floyd

The noisy production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1971 rock opera should thrill longtime fans, even if it's unlikely convert any newcomers into believers.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:03PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The road to 'A.D. 16,’ Olney Theatre’s musical about a teenage Mary Magdalene in love with Jesus by Thomas Floyd

Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter collaborated on 'A.D. 16,' a musical love story about a teenage Mary Magdalene and adolescent Jesus.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:24AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

A world-premiere at GALA Hispanic Theatre speaks to Puerto Rico’s past, and its present by Thomas Floyd

Adapted from Rosario Ferré’s 1995 novel, 'La Casa de la Laguna” tells a story that is at once personal and political.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:36AM

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