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Thursday, February 18, 2016

To Do Today: ‘Belize 35,’ Romeo and Juliet, and Kat Dahlia by Caroline Jones

Celebrate Belize's birthday or see a wordless retelling of a story you already know.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 07:33AM
Thursday, January 28, 2016

To Do Today: American Ballet Theatre, Slick Rick, and Social Station by Caroline Jones

A new take on a whimsical ballet brightens your dreary Thursday.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 09:24PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

To Do Today: Matilda the Musical, Cricket Cemetery, and Paint Branch by Caroline Jones

See telekinetic young people make magic on stage.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:14PM
Friday, July 17, 2015

To Do This Weekend: Silence! The Musical, Scalia/Ginsburg, and Olivia Neutron-John by Caroline Jones

A murderous musical, a new opera about justice, and music at Fort Dupont

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:35PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

To Do Today: SLUT: The Play, TV on the Radio, and Larry Cook by Caroline Jones

Art rock, thought-provoking portraits, and a play that aims to end slut-shaming

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:29AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

To Do Today: Speedy Ortiz, Zella Day, and The Call by Caroline Jones

Theater comes in forms both silly and dramatic this evening.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:50AM
Friday, February 27, 2015

ToDo ToDay: “Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz,” Two Inch Astronaut, and Malpaso Dance Co. by Caroline Jones

A musical theater revue, post-punk jams, and Mingering Mike's first Smithsonian show

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 12:37PM
Thursday, February 12, 2015

How Works from the American Art Museum Inspired the Sleepy Hollow Ballet by Caroline Jones

The Washington Ballet's latest premiere got its look from 19th-century paintings and modern sculpture.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 01:07PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Sleigher: Connie Britton and Will Chase, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Caroline Jones

A country-music cover of the date-rapiest holiday song of all time.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:43AM
Friday, December 5, 2014

Despite Breaking Ground, Kennedy Center Expansion Meets Challenges by Caroline Jones

River Pavilion nearly sunk by Planning Commission.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 02:59PM
Friday, October 24, 2014

Behind the Musical: Broadway Ideas Based on D.C. Art by Caroline Jones

Inspired by the Kennedy Center's show about the National Gallery of Art's famous "Little Dancer Aged 14"

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 01:29PM
Monday, October 6, 2014

Capital Fringe Closes on Its New Home by Caroline Jones

It's official: The midsummer performance festival is moving to Trinidad.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 04:55PM
Monday, September 29, 2014

ToDo ToDay: Bryan Ferry, Nosferatu, and Kevin Spacey Singing by Caroline Jones

Let Frank Underwood serenade you tonight.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:53AM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ToDo ToDay: Seven Guitars, Soccer Team, and Falafel by Caroline Jones

Theatrical tragedy is on the agenda tonight.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:32AM
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ToDo ToDay: American Ballet Theatre, Mad Men Food, and Bleachers by Caroline Jones

Soak up some art and some air conditioning at new museum shows today.

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:57AM
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ToDo ToDay: “Mars Up Close,” Rom, and Sondheim by Caroline Jones

Sending humans to Mars poses an extraordinary set of challenges—the long distances, the need to carry massive amounts of materials into space, and the off-the-charts radiation levels—so …

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 10:34AM
Thursday, June 26, 2014

At No Rules’ Boeing-Boeing, Plane Manufacturer Kicks In Funding by Caroline Jones

Funding is a constant concern for D.C.'s nonprofit theaters. While deep-pocketed donors and season subscribers help offset some costs, and online crowdfunding can work in certain situations,…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:40AM
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ToDo ToDay: Eagulls, Freud’s Last Session, and a New Whiskey Bar by Caroline Jones

You know summer is almost here when a massively hyped guitar band from England makes its way to a slew of gigs on the East Coast. This year’s band is Eagulls, a post-punk quintet from Leed…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:27AM
Monday, May 5, 2014

Why Do D.C. Theater Pieces Flail on Broadway? by Caroline Jones

After just 16 performances on Broadway, Arena Stage's multi-million dollar production of The Velocity of Autumn closed yesterday. Producers made the announcement last Wednesday, mere hou…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 03:49PM
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ToDo ToDay: New York City Ballet, KRS-One, and Dream Theater by Caroline Jones

In recent seasons, Dancing with the Stars has attempted to up its credibility by inviting members of the New York City Ballet to perform live in a sparkly, televised spectacle. When the tr…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:41AM
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Aria Code: A Guide to D.C.’s Semipro Opera Companies by Caroline Jones

Plenty of TV watchers have noted how closely Netflix’s political drama House of Cards resembles an opera, but until now, no one’s tried to make an opera that looks like House of Cards. T…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:30AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ToDo ToDay: “Modern American Realism,” World Stages Theater Festival, and Walk the Plank by Caroline Jones

According to 20th century painter and art collector Sara Roby, the best way to celebrate American visual art was to showcase pieces by actively working artists. So that's what she did beginn…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:27AM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More Mormons (and Other Musicals) in Kennedy Center’s 2014-2015 Season by Caroline Jones

If you missed your chance to see singing missionaries dance with African warlords when The Book of Mormon sold out the Kennedy Center last summer, you've got another opportunity to snag tho…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:50AM
Friday, January 24, 2014

Keegan Theatre Delays Opening of The Best Man by Caroline Jones

This week's winter storm has caused yet another delay. This time, it's Keegan Theatre's production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man. Originally scheduled to open Jan. 25, the play will now open…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 04:56PM
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Helen Hayes Awards Will Party Harder in 2014 by Caroline Jones

Attendees at this year's Helen Hayes Awards will no longer be confined to their plush velvet seats inside the Warner Theatre. TheatreWashington, the organization that oversees the awards, an…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 04:27PM

ToDo ToDay: An Ella Fitzgerald Musical, Bar Pilar’s New Happy Hour, and Los Campesinos! by Caroline Jones

Starring in a biographic jukebox musical requires a lot from actors. They have to embody a well-known person without resorting to caricature, and they have to sing well enough to keep the cr…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:11AM
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ToDo ToDay: Free Vodka, Joe Papp in Five Acts, and NSO in Your Neighborhood by Caroline Jones

In 1954, Joseph Papp started the Shakespeare Workshop, a mobile theater that brought free Shakespeare performances to all five boroughs of New York. Thirteen years later, Papp opened the Pub…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:43AM
Friday, November 8, 2013

ToDo ToDay: A Camus Tribute, Improvised Shakespeare, and Sunwolf by Caroline Jones

Albert Camus’ The Stranger  is one of the core texts of existential literature. The novel’s exploration of absurdity and ambiguity is perfect fodder for a remix artist to interpret. I…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:00AM
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ford’s Theatre to Reopen Tomorrow Morning by Caroline Jones

Thanks to a generous donor, Ford's Theatre will reopen tomorrow morning, more than two weeks after the National Park Service closed the historic site as a result of the government shutdown. …

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 03:15PM

ToDo ToDay: Romeo and Juliet, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Jacco Gardner by Caroline Jones

Director Aaron Posner says he was drawn to Romeo and Juliet "because of sex and violence, just like everybody else." Evergreen themes those are indeed, but when his version of the tragedy …

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 11:05AM
Monday, October 7, 2013

Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project Relocates to First Congregational United Church of Christ by Caroline Jones

The Laramie Project is homeless no more: Ford's Theatre has found a full-time venue for the show, the company announced today. Performances scheduled from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15 will take place…

SOURCE: Washington City Paper at 05:25PM

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