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Thursday, April 22, 2021

The next generation of theatermakers will include these young Black voices by David Siegel

As the pandemic has left live theater dark for the past year, we have been given an unexpected gift: the opportunity to take in virtual theatrical productions from companies we may not be fa…

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Future arts managers at GMU look to rebuild show business by David Siegel

The performing arts, which have been and are dealing with major stressors, need passionate change agents to lead into the future. While that seems clear to me, I wanted to know what might be…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A fresh look at a hookup in ‘Frankie and Johnny’ from MetroStage by David Siegel

MetroStage continues its exploration of the works of the late Terrence McNally with a streaming reading of the multi–Tony Award playwright’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Dire…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Tuyet Thi Pham reclaims her family origin story in ‘Motherland’ at Atlas by David Siegel

What can be discovered if we find the time and ability to have a conversation with our parents about the time before we existed? Think of what we might learn. Think of the unremembered or mi…

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Woolly’s nifty ‘Rich Kids’ twits excess, whizzes by by David Siegel

You got a fast car I want a ticket to anywhere Maybe we make a deal Maybe together we can get somewhere Any place is better… Is it fast enough so we can fly away?… Leave tonight or live …

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

The reopening long shot by John Stoltenberg and David Siegel

It’s been quite the terrifying year for us connected to the performing arts. An absolute scary time that began in mid-March 2020 as theaters went dark, lit only by their ghost lights. And …

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Studio Theatre’s raw, audacious ‘Cock’ is one big deal by David Siegel

Set me free why don’t cha babe Get out my life why don’t cha babe ‘Cause you don’t really love me You just keep me hangin’ on These unflinching lyrics floated through my brain as I…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

No mansplaining in this all-women’s storytelling show by David Siegel

The question is, Who Tells Our Story? In a response to that question, Better Said Than Done is presenting the 2021 Women’s Storytelling Festival. The virtual event will be live online Marc…

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Applications now open for new performance venues in Tysons by David Siegel

In a unique public-private partnership, a new world-class performing arts destination is nearing completion in the Tysons-Mclean area of Fairfax County. It is Capital One Center, scheduled t…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

GMU students have a winner in ‘Sing Happy! The Music of Kander & Ebb’ by David Siegel

The joys of a new online musical await: Sing Happy! The Music of Kander & Ebb, an engaging, confidently performed, energy-filled one-hour revue performed by the talent-rich students of G…

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

In deeply personal ‘The Catastrophist,’ an unheeded warning of pandemic by David Siegel

In the midst of our current disastrous COVID-19 pandemic comes a compelling world premiere play centered on Dr. Nathan Wolfe, the renowned virologist who has been warning for over a decade a…

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Stepping to Go-Go, Step Afrika! takes on COVID prevention by David Siegel

“We have a shared responsibility to keep our communities safe,” Step Afrika! founder C. Brian Williams told me at the top of our phone conversation. With the pandemic continuing to ravag…

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

MetroStage to stream ‘Mothers and Sons’ in tribute to Terrence McNally by David Siegel

What does a gay man call another gay man to whom he is committed? The character Cal in Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons gropes for the right word: Andre and I were what people called …

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The new stimulus/relief bill: What’s in it for you? by David Siegel

With the $900 billion coronavirus-relief stimulus bill finally signed December 27, our readers are wondering: What’s in it for the theater community? And what’s in it for individuals? We…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In Audrey Cephaly’s wistful ‘Story of Walter,’ a lonely dad and his daughter by David Siegel

Social media once again proves invaluable to connect theatergoers with performance. This instance is courtesy of Signature Theatre’s SigWorks: Monday Night Play Readings. Not only was ther…

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

No way! New threat to DMV theaters: drastic Metro service cuts by David Siegel

As the performing arts grapple with survival during and after COVID, a Washington Post headline drew my attention to what is also critical to our survival, reliable public transportation and…

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Three queer yeshiva grads defy “ex-gay” therapy in ‘Abomination’ at Theater J by David Siegel

Sure, we theater goers miss live productions. But then again, for the adventuresome, there is a veritable taster’s menu of virtual theatrical events. No need to leave home, no need for Met…

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Studio’s bold and smart ‘I Hate It Here’ is a seismic theatrical experience by David Siegel

Ike Holter is a trickster playwright so right for our quicksand-ridden times. In his new audio play commissioned by Studio Theatre (he also directed), Holter creates a grand hall of mirrors …

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Solas Nua’s latest is one time only and off the wall by David Siegel

Virtual connections have become a life force in these days without live performance as the pandemic is reaching its ninth month with us. What was once considered off-putting, if not cold, is…

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Friday, November 27, 2020

George Mason University to center Black voices in artist-activist conversations by David Siegel

As the DC-area theater community reckons with and takes steps to combat racism through open, heartfelt conversations and real-world actions to bring forth equity, diversity, and inclusion, w…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tom Teasley, Shu-Chin Cuff, Chao Tian to perform an inspired virtual concert by David Siegel

The headlines tell us to stay put. To not travel so we protect ourselves, our loved ones, our communities and the Nation as a whole—advice that DC-area residents seem to be heeding this Th…

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Levity and pleasure abound in ‘Marriage Proposal’ audio farce by David Siegel

Ready for some fun? You’ve earned it. Escape from the messy troubled real world is just a click away with the engaging audio farce from the intrepid folk at Edge of the Universe Players 2.…

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Why Shaw’s wit is a perfect fit for Washington Stage Guild online by David Siegel

In mid-March DC-area theaters went dark and theatergoers’ calendars emptied of live shows to take in—but light and sound and performances are coming into view by way of Zoom and YouTube.…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Grammy-winning percussionists to rap on entrepreneurship and racial justice by David Siegel

As we in the performing arts continue to struggle with finances and other resources in the aftershock of COVID-19, with no end in sight, how can we inform taxpayers and policymakers of the v…

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Spooky Action Theater’s ‘To the Earth’ literally zooms into space by David Siegel

As the pandemic continues to take its toll on live theater, smaller-budget theaters are staying nimble and daring, thanks to generous support from donors. One of these deft companies is Spoo…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Felicia Curry and Adam Immerwahr to co-teach Black and Jewish plays at Theater J by David Siegel

In these tumultuous times, theatermakers and theatergoers have been working to share a long-time common goal: to reflect upon and engage with the human condition. In a noble effort to contin…

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Why Bob Bartlett is putting on his new play in his own backyard by David Siegel

It was a few weeks ago; an unexpected FB post from playwright Bob Bartlett caught my attention. He was posting a teaser about his newest work, which was in an early development stage. He ti…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

A George Mason University music review celebrates underrepresented voices by David Siegel

Give yourself a musical boost and some warm inspiration for these stormy days.  Add plenty of deeply appreciated civility during an unsettled period. These might seem hard to find, but if 2…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

In Synetic Theater’s ‘Joy,’ two fearless performers get personal by David Siegel

Synetic Theater is renowned for its lively, “silent,” physical-movement–oriented productions of classic theatrical works propelled by original music. Now, with precautions necessary to…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Artists Who Inspire! #6: Kathleen Akerley by David Siegel

Welcome to the sixth installment of Artists Who Inspire! During the continuing shutdown of live theater, DCMTA will use this space to lift up local theater artists who are finding ways to re…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

In ‘American Dreams’ at Round House, it’s game on! for U.S. citizenship by David Siegel

“Every form of refuge has its price,” once sang The Eagles. That concept hasn’t changed as the ardent, emotion-packed American Dreams unfolds before audiences. American Dreams is Round…

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Sep 14, 2021: BROADWAY REOPENS
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre