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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What ‘Into the Woods’ can teach us about surviving COVID-19 by Geoffrey Melada

Broadway has been dark since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the longest shutdown in its history. With theaters shuttered from Broadway to the Beltway, musical theater fans have an…

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Review: Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at The National Theatre by Geoffrey Melada

Four years ago, I walked into what was then the Barnes & Noble in downtown Bethesda and asked for a sales clerk’s assistance locating one of Jimmy Buffett’s greatest hits CDs. She wa…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Review: ‘Beetlejuice’ at the National Theatre by Geoffrey Melada

You can’t miss Betelgeuse. A star in the constellation Orion, this supergiant is red as flame and one of the 10 brightest stars in the night sky. At approximately 10 million years old, Bet…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Eric Schaeffer Discusses Signature Theatre’s Upcoming ‘Passion’ by Geoffrey Melada

Starting August 14, Stephen Sondheim’s musical Passion will play at Arlington, Virginia’s Signature Theatre, starring Natascia Diaz (West Side Story) as Fosca and directed by Associa…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review: ‘Camelot’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Geoffrey Melada

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech. As threats to his life mounted, King seemed resigned to his fate. “I̵…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

On Her Own: Judy Kuhn’s Solo Cabaret at Dumbarton Concerts by Geoffrey Melada

Maybe you can go home again. Broadway’s original Éponine from Les Miserables, Bethesda native Judy Kuhn, returns for a solo concert, A Broadway Cabaret With Judy Kuhn, 8 PM May 5 at Dumba…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Putting It Together – ‘Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,’ by Todd S. Purdum (Book Review) by Geoffrey Melada

How do you solve a problem like translating music into words? How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand? Music is a gossamer thing, difficult to pin down with language. As the critic Winthrop …

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Book Review: The Baron of Broadway, ‘Unmasked: A Memoir’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber by Geoffrey Melada

One sunny afternoon in 1984, Andrew Lloyd Webber (not yet “Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber” or “Baron Lloyd-Webber of Sydmonton” as he is known today) paid 50 cents for a used copy of Gaston…

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