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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Monumental Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere of ‘Head Over Heels’ by News Desk

Head Over Heels, a jukebox musical comedy featuring music by The Go-Go’s, will launch its first D.C. metro area production opening Monumental Theater Company’s 2020 season. With a book b…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

All the world’s on stage as Shakespeare Theatre Company announces 35th anniversary season by News Desk

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Simon Godwin announced the Company’s 2020/21 Season to a gathering of dedicated theatergoers at the Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansbu…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

2020 Helen Hayes nominations are announced by News Desk

At a February 3, 2020 celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Thea…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Washington Theatre to honor Victor Shargai with a region-wide dedication on February 14 by News Desk

The following news was released today by theatreWashington: The Washington theater community remains in mourning over the loss of Victor Shargai, long-time theatreWashington board chair, the…

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Theater and Policy Salon discusses Attainment, Fulfillment, and Resilience following January 30 performance of ‘Pipeline’ at Studio Theatre by News Desk

Next Thursday, January 30, please join Theater and Policy Salon for a discussion on Attainment, Fulfillment, and Resilience at Studio Theatre following the 8 pm show of Pipeline. The panel d…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

2019 WATCH Award Nominations by News Desk

In a ceremony at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, the WATCH Award committee announced the 2019 WATCH Award nominees. 101 productions (40 musicals, 61 plays) were adjudicated in 2019. T…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

‘1001 Black Inventions’ continues The Essential Theatre’s free presentations for young audiences by News Desk

The Essential Theatre rings in the New Year by continuing an 18-month celebration of the 30th anniversary of its founding. In partnership with the District of Columbia Public Library System …

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Taste for Murder Productions presents ‘Murder at McGinty’s’ by News Desk

What does the New Year bring to downtown Silver Spring? Murder at McGinty’s! A Taste For Murder Productions and McGinty’s Public House have formed a partnership to present dinner theatre…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Folger Theatre setting up summer shop at National Building Museum by News Desk

The National Building Museum announced its partnership with Folger Shakespeare Library, in association with the University of South Carolina, to design the 2020 Summer Block Party exhibition…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Comedy game show ‘The Internet: LIVE!!1’ to play two nights at a sports bar by News Desk

The Arcanists in co-production with Science Art Fusion (ScienceAF) announce the launch of The Internet: LIVE!!1, an inventive new live comedy game show. In it, player-performers bring web co…

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Studio Theatre names Reginald L. Douglas Associate Artistic Director by News Desk

Studio Theatre and Artistic Director David Muse are pleased to announce that Reginald L. Douglas will join the organization as its new Associate Artistic Director later this month. Douglas c…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

DCMTA 2019 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Professional Theater Productions by News Desk

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them in 2019. In this category, outstanding overall production, we recogn…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

WAPAVA Presents ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Past: The History of Ford’s Theatre’s A Christmas Carol’ by News Desk

The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive is holding a free event Monday, December 16th from 7 pm-8 pm at the Chevy Chase neighborhood library. Join WAPAVA’s Executive Director Bri…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Family-friendly Tennessee Williams puppet show pops up for the holidays by News Desk

After two sell-out previews and a spectacular run at the Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown, The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers pops up at the trendy Shaw-neighborhood sp…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

StateraArts Launches DC Area Mentorship Chapter for Womxn+ in the Arts by News Desk

Female, female-identifying, GNC, and Trans theater artists in the Washington, DC area will soon have a new opportunity for career mentorship. Statera Mentorship recognizes that women, gender…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green concert season returns in December with Rochelle Rice’s ‘Cool Yule’ and much more by News Desk

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents a new season of engaging concerts featuring an eclectic mix of Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary, traditional, and world music in an intima…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Avant Bard Theatre Announces ‘Scripts in Play: Season 30’ by News Desk

Launching its 30th-anniversary season, Avant Bard Theatre announces Scripts In Play: Season 30—featuring a special presentation of Happenstance Theater’s BrouHaHa December 6 to 8, 2019,…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Monumental Theatre Company Announces 2020 Season by News Desk

Following its sold-out run of Be More Chill in 2019, the Helen Hayes Award-winning Monumental Theatre Company will be producing three musicals for the upcoming 2020 season: Head Over Heels, …

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Giving back to Tia Shearer Bassett by News Desk

  We were saddened to learn this week that Tia Shearer Bassett, a valued member of the DC theater community and a bright shining light of a human, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. T…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Priyanka Shetty’s one-woman ‘The Elephant in the Room’ comes to The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage by News Desk

Called by critics “incisive,” “timely,” and “brave,” Priyanka Shetty’s one-woman show The Elephant in the Room performs Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 6 pm on the Millennium …

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company renames the Lansburgh Theatre by News Desk

At its annual Gala, Shakespeare Theatre Company announced to a surprised audience that the Lansburgh Theatre at 450 7th St. NW would be rechristened as the Michael R. Klein Theatre. In addit…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Call for Proposals for the 2020-2021 Theater Season at the Arts Barn by News Desk

Arts on the Green, the City of Gaithersburg’s home for the performing and visual arts which includes the Kentland’s Mansion and Arts Barn, is now soliciting production proposals for the …

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Local Playwright Audrey Cefaly’s ‘Alabaster’ to receive record breaking ten-city rolling world premiere by News Desk

National New Play Network, the country’s alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, announces its 91st Rollin…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Signature Theatre to present ‘Mamma Mia!’ at DC’s Anthem by News Desk

Signature Theatre announced today that it will produce Mamma Mia! this summer at The Wharf, Washington, DC’s newest concert venue. Mamma Mia! will run for two weeks from June 25 to July 5,…

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Bottomless Broadway Brunch to Launch Monumental Theatre Company’s Season by News Desk

Monumental Theatre Company will be hosting a Bottomless Broadway Brunch on November 30, 2019. This event will feature performers from Monumental Theatre Company’s upcoming 2020 season, as …

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Local stars to shine in Mo Willems world premiere at Kennedy Center by News Desk

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the full cast and creative team for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!), a Kennedy Center-commissioned world pr…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage Announces the Baltimore Butterfly Sessions by News Desk

Baltimore Center Stage will begin its new civic dialogue series, The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions, this month. Featuring music, poetry, storytelling, literary excerpts, and thought-provoking…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Prominent NYC Scenic Designers Debut at Everyman with ‘Radio Golf’ by News Desk

Everyman Theatre of Baltimore is proud to have Christopher and Justin Swader in house to design the set for their new production of August Wilson’s “Radio Golf.” The New York-based tea…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tickets for ‘The Last Ship’ Starring STING at the National Theatre go on sale this Friday by News Desk

Tickets for Sting’s acclaimed musical THE LAST SHIP, starring and featuring original music and lyrics by 17-time Grammy Award®-winner Sting, will go on sale Friday, October 18 at 10am for…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Creative Cauldron Announces “Bold New Musical Voices” Competition For Women Composers And Writers by News Desk

Creative Cauldron announces an open call for submissions for its new “Bold New Musical Voices” Festival, to be held from April 27 – May 6, 2020. The festival seeks new and innovative m…

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U.S. Premiere of ‘White Pearl’ by Anchuli Felicia King To Premiere at Studio Theatre by News Desk

In her U.S. premiere, rising Thai-Australian playwright Anchuli Felicia King takes a scathing look at the ugliness of the beauty industry in White Pearl, beginning November 6, 2019, at…

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