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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Photo Highlights from the 2019 Helen Hayes Ceremony! by Nicole Hertvik

Visual highlights from the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards Ceremony. A complete list of recipients can be found here. All photos by Mukul Ranjan. Check out Mukul’s work at or at Mukul Ranja…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Review: ‘Fame’ Is Full of Heart at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

There is something very “meta” about Gala Hispanic Theatre’s production of Fame. See, you’ve got this group of scrappy young artists with talent, so much talent. And they are determi…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Review: Local Students Let Their Freak Flags Fly in KAT – Second Stage’s ‘Shrek the Musical, Jr.’ by Nicole Hertvik

Sometimes, true perfection can be found where we least expect it. Whether you know it as a movie or a musical, Shrek has a pretty clear message for audiences: If you keep waiting for a perfe…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Helen Hayes Videos: Get To Know Your Hosts! by Nicole Hertvik

The 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards are just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! All of DC theater in one room together, wearing fancy duds and celebrating another year of ha…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Lab at Georgetown Brings Together Global Artists for ‘The Gathering’ by Nicole Hertvik

The Lab program at Georgetown University occupies an interesting space in the DC performing arts world, existing at the intersection between art and international affairs. Georgetown’s Lab…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Improvised Excellence: Matthew Morrison Brings His Signature Style to Strathmore This Weekend by Nicole Hertvik

Broadway fans are in for a treat as Matthew Morrison (Glee, The Light in the Piazza) and Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Waitress) come to town this weekend to headline Strathmore’s annual Spring G…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Nu Sass To Perform ‘Marx in Soho’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival by Nicole Hertvik

DC-based theater company Nu Sass Productions is taking Marx in Soho to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Marx in Soho, by American Historian Howard Zinn, will feature Mary Myers as …

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Kennedy Center’s Direct Current Festival by Nicole Hertvik

Amanda Gookin is a cellist, a founding member of the acclaimed music group PUBLIQuartet, and, since 2015, the founder of the Forward Music Project, which commissions new multimedia works for…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Photo Feature: The Washington Chorus Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by Nicole Hertvik

The Washington Chorus (TWC) celebrated St. Patrick’s Day 2019 with a concert at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, followed by its annual Gala dinner at the Watergate Hotel. The concert feat…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Report: ‘Les Misérables in Concert’ by Young Artists of America at Strathmore by Nicole Hertvik

Young Artists of America presented its annual concert last Sunday, performing a semi-staged concert version of Les Misérables that featured a large ensemble of performers, chorus members an…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 WATCH Award Winners and Ceremony Recap by Nicole Hertvik

The 19th Annual WATCH Awards recipients were announced tonight at a ceremony at The Birchmere in Alexandria Virginia. The ceremony was notable for two touching moments. Charles Hall, father …

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Studio Acting Conservatory Announces Location for 2019-2020 Classes by Nicole Hertvik

The newly formed Studio Acting Conservatory has secured temporary space for its next season of classes. 2019-2020 Classes will take place in Washington, DC, at the Garnet Patterson School, d…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Laura Benanti on Motherhood and Performing with Her Mom by Nicole Hertvik

There is one role that Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti cherishes above all others: Mother. The My Fair Lady star gave birth to daughter Ella Rose in 2017. “Becoming a mom changed me in eve…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Studio Theatre To Close Its Acting Conservatory by Nicole Hertvik

Raise your hand if you studied at Studio Theatre’s Acting Conservatory? For the 10,000 plus performers whose careers started at Studio’s 43-year-old conservatory, the news that Studio wo…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Photo Feature: Behind the Scenes at ’19 the Musical’ by Nicole Hertvik

In honor of last week’s Women’s March, DC Metro Theater Arts sat in on a workshop performance of 19, a musical in development highlighting the fight to pass the 19th Amendment gi…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company Hosts Annual Mock Trial by Nicole Hertvik

On January 14, 2019, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presented its Winter Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). Guests were invited to hear Richard the Third: A Good Name Resto…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Local Favorite Margot Seibert Comes Home for Signature Theatre Concert by Nicole Hertvik

Fans of Margo Seibert – the Broadway star of Rocky and In Transit – may face some unusual competition for tickets to her upcoming concert at Signature Theatre. That is because me…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Past is Prologue in New Musical About Suffragists by Nicole Hertvik

When Nancy Pelosi accepted the gavel as Speaker of the House last week, she expressed pride at presiding over Congress during the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote (coming …

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Design Elements in Professional Productions by Nicole Hertvik

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 2018. In this category, outstanding professional design, we recog…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Performance in a Community Theater Production by Nicole Hertvik

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 2018. Here are the community theater performances that made the b…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Performance in a Professional Production by Nicole Hertvik

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 2018. Here are the professional performances that made the bigges…

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Anacostia Playhouse Suffers Robbery, Spurs Fundraising Efforts by Nicole Hertvik

The Anacostia Playhouse community is reeling after a December 26th robbery in which burglars broke into the theater, ransacked the offices and stole thousands of dollars worth of supplies. T…

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Community Theater Productions by Nicole Hertvik

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the productions that left an indelible impression on them in 2018. Here are the community theater productions that left …

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Friday, December 21, 2018

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Overall Productions in Professional Theater by Nicole Hertvik

We asked all DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that made an indelible impression on them in 2018. In this category, Outstanding Overall Production, we recognize: Productions that stoo…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Indicoe: Networking Organization Gets Artists from A to B by Nicole Hertvik

Whether you are an actor, a dancer or a painter – being an artist can be a lonely business, characterized by short-term jobs, self-doubt and a constant need to hustle. To remedy these …

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Monday, December 3, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Front and Center at 2018 Kennedy Center Honors by Nicole Hertvik

A mini Hamilton reunion took place at the Kennedy Center last night as actors from Hamilton’s original Broadway cast took part in the 41st Kennedy Center Honors Awards that recognized the …

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

DCMTA Partners with Kennedy Center on Hamilton Sing-Along by Nicole Hertvik

Don’t throw away your shot! Sing Hamilton songs with some of DC’s favorite musical theater performers this Friday, November 30th on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. The Kenne…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday Ticket Deals! Crazy Low Prices Today Only by Nicole Hertvik

Love a good deal? Want to take your schnookie out for the holidays? Tired of buying theater tickets you really can’t afford? You’re in luck! Today only, we’ve teamed up with TodayT…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Interview: Ken Kemp, ‘A Christmas Story’ Director at Rockville Little Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

You’ll shoot your eye out! A Christmas Story: The Musical, is the musicalized version of the 1983 movie tale of Ralphie, a boy who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. With music…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Man Shouts ‘Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!’ at Hippodrome’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ by Nicole Hertvik

A man reportedly shouted “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” at last night’s performance of A Fiddler on the Roof at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that a man …

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dramaturg Becomes Playwright with The Welders ‘In This Hope: A Pericles Project’ by Nicole Hertvik

The DC playwright collective The Welders bills itself as “the only playwright collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work.” When the second grouping of The Welder…

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