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Monday, February 18, 2019

Synetic Theater’s Vato Tsikurishvili on ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ and the Nature of Time by David Siegel

Taken with his debut as a director for Synetic’s touching Cyrano de Bergerac, I took the opportunity to interview Vato Tsikurishvili. It was a chance to delve deeper into the creative mind…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pianist Lara Downes on ‘Holes in the Sky’ and the ‘Because I Am A Girl’ Campaign by David Siegel

With a singular mission to expand the music universe for diverse audiences, ground-breaking pianist Lara Downes will be gracing DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue stage in a live event …

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Signature in the Schools Premieres ‘The Spoken Word’ February 22 by David Siegel

Regional Tony Award recipient Signature Theatre continues its singular Signature in the Schools program with another original production written and directed by Joe Calarco. Calarco is the R…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Shu-Chen Cuff and Gin Dance Company Return to Atlas Intersections Festival with ‘Next’ by David Siegel

Shu-Chen Cuff and her Gin Dance Company are returning to perform at the celebrated DC Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival. “We are thrilled to be part of the 10th anniversary of the Atlas INTER…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

In the Moment: A Conversation with Drew Lichtenberg and Matthew Rauch on STC’s ‘Richard the Third’ by David Siegel

Complex villains are irresistible on stage and screen. They can be so magnetic. They certainly keep my attention even with the awful consequences of their thinking and action. Their restless…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Jane Franklin and Fax Ayres Meld Dance and Photography in ‘Second Glance’ by David Siegel

The upcoming Second Glance at Alexandria’s Athenaeum promises to cross artistic boundaries to produce the uniquely dramatic in a highly original venture. So what is Second Glance? It is st…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

In the Moment: One Song Lifts ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ from Jukebox Musical Status by David Siegel

By all means, go, have a great time at Signature Theatre’s grandly jaunty Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show. A musical revue centered upon the prolific composer Fats Wall…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Broadway Legend Baayork Lee Comes to Reston CenterStage February 9 by David Siegel

An evening of conversation with Broadway legend Baayork Lee is coming to Reston’s CenterStage. Baayork Lee has performed in some of the most far-reaching musical theatre events of the past…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

In the Moment: ‘The Baltimore Waltz’ at the Keegan Theatre by David Siegel

How any of us deal with the death of a loved one is so very personal. With the passing of her beloved brother Carl, playwright Paula Vogel found her own sui generis way to let the world know…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ at Ford’s Theatre by David Siegel

Some sixty-five years since its original premiere as a black-and-white teleplay, Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men remains timeless; all too intriguingly relevant as ever. In the Ford’s T…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review: ‘Submission’ by Scena Theatre by David Siegel

Go with no preconceived notions to best absorb Scena Theatre’s Submission, the American premiere theater adaptation of the 2015 European best-selling novel by French author Michel Houelleb…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

In The Moment: ‘Image China: Xuanxang’s Pilgrimage’ Makes U.S. Premiere at The Kennedy Center by David Siegel

A far-reaching cultural exchange production from China by the China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA) is making its United States premiere at The Kennedy Center. It is Image China: Xuanzang’s…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Review: ‘The Bad Seed’ at Zemfira Stage by David Siegel

Zemfira Stage is producing an uncommon sighting in the DC area: a production of the offbeat mid-1950’s play, The Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson. An unconventional nightmare of a melodrama e…

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Review: ‘Cartography’ at The Kennedy Center by David Siegel

With its premiere of Cartography, The Kennedy Center continues to be a welcoming venue for theatrically devised civic discourse on often fraught issues. Cartography is a unique live document…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Theaters Offer Discounts to Furloughed Government Employees by David Siegel

DMV area theaters are always a class act. With no end to the government shutdown in sight, many DMV theaters are offering special discounted tickets to federal government workers. DMV theate…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

‘Miss Saigon’: Time To Say Goodbye? by David Siegel

A blunt assessment: It’s time to move on. It is time to retire Miss Saigon as the seductive, out-of-touch, museum piece that it is. Miss Saigon has little to say about the sorrows of the V…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Review: ‘Man of La Mancha’ at Workhouse Arts Center by David Siegel

Man of La Mancha has long been an icon of mid-20th century American musical theater with its share of 1966 Tony Awards. This show about a man marching forward for “a heavenly cause” is …

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

‘From Here to There’: Reston’s Elizabeth Bishop Shares Her Musical Journey With Hometown Audience by David Siegel

A perfect fit for a convivial concert on a winter’s night is coming to the acoustically rich Reston CenterStage. It is a cozy evening of personally selected music and song with critically …

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: ‘The Panties, The Partner and The Profit’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by David Siegel

Just in time for an escape from too many holiday-spiked eggnog toasts for a better tomorrow to come, Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) provides an appealing, sugar-coated farce to indulge au…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Northern Virginia’s Alden Theatre Reopens After Renovation by David Siegel

Northern Virginia’s Alden Theatre, with a long-standing moniker, “small stage, big talent,” reopens on Saturday, January 5, 2019, when renovations of the surrounding building complex, …

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

In the Moment: ‘Indecent’ at Arena Stage by David Siegel

“Why must every Jew on stage be a paragon?” A key question asked without bombast by one of the fictional characters created by playwright Paula Vogel for Indecent, her daring stage play…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Interview: Jordan Friend Previews NextStop’s ‘A Kosher Christmas Cabaret’ by David Siegel

Northern Virginia’s NextStop Theater has announced a very special cabaret event for the Holiday season. It is called A Kosher Christmas Cabaret. The performance is a follow-on to NextStop&…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Artistic Director Alex Levy on Bringing Paula Vogel’s ‘A Civil War Christmas’ to 1st Stage by David Siegel

With the holiday season upon us- whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Year’s- the performing arts calendar is full of productions that help connect an audience to the larger,…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Interview: Playwright Sonya Kelly on ‘How To Keep an Alien’ at Solas Nua by David Siegel

Can love really cut through red tape and conquer all even when there are stringent immigration rules? D.C.-area audiences will find out in Solas Nua’s upcoming production of How to Keep an…

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D.C. Premiere of ‘How To Keep an Alien’ Opens November 28 at Solas Nua by David Siegel

Can love really cut through red tape and conquer all even when there are stringent immigration rules? D.C.-area audiences will find out in Solas Nua’s upcoming production of How to Keep an…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Review: ‘All Save One’ at the Washington Stage Guild by David Siegel

It was another time. It was a time of high anxiety. Even private lives were far from private in the treacherous, early 1950’s with the likes of Senator Joseph McCarthy and columnist Hedda …

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Review: ‘Machinal’ at George Mason University by David Siegel

Taunt and remarkable is the production of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionistic play Machinal (1928), performed by George Mason University School of Theater and Mason Players. A student p…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Trying to Fall Out of Love in a Laundromat: Playwright Bob Bartlett on ‘The Accident Bear’ by David Siegel

With its title, The Accident Bear, and its performance location, a laundromat in Annapolis, I was most intrigued to learn more about local playwright Bob Bartlett’s new work. The productio…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In the Moment: Looking Forward to ‘A Night of Suffrage Theater’ at Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument by David Siegel

It has been 100 years since suffrage pickets began in front of the White House for women to have the legal ability to vote in the United States. Over 70 of the suffrage picketers were arrest…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Review: ‘Billy Elliot’ at Signature Theatre by David Siegel

Signature’s Billy Elliot the Musical soars with expressive, youthful dance energy and a liberating message of doing what you need to do to be who you want to be. Directed and choreographed…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

In the Moment: Sound Design Enriches ‘King John’ at The Folger Theatre by David Siegel

Folger’s rendering of the seldom-produced King John is more than impressive Shakespearean rhetoric and the checking off on a bucket list of plays to produce. With a deft touch, director Aa…

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