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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Synetic Theater reprises its riveting ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Rebecca Ritzel

With its seamless and searing revival of “Romeo & Juliet,” Synetic Theater is banking on nostalgia and casting changes to bring audiences back.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:54PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Danish Dance Theatre’s ‘Black Diamond’ tries to dazzle but ends up murky by Rebecca Ritzel

Lots of gimmicks leave the modern dance piece at Kennedy Center without a clear shape.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:24PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Don’t call Patti LuPone’s Wolf Trap show a cabaret, and don’t use your cellphone by Rebecca Ritzel

The Tony Award winner is bringing “Don’t Monkey Around With Broadway” to Wolf Trap.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:18PM
Friday, September 23, 2016

From ‘Coriolanus’ to ‘Game of Thrones,’ Charles Dance is acting royalty by Rebecca Ritzel

The classically trained performer will be honored by Shakespeare Theatre Company.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:12PM
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Around the world in several plays: Embassies get bitten by the theater bug by Rebecca Ritzel

Sponsoring productions is seen as an effective way to showcase their home countries.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:12PM
Friday, September 9, 2016

Playwright persevered as life brought success and sadness by Rebecca Ritzel

Audrey Cefaly’s new work “The Gulf” will have its premiere at Signature Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:54AM
Friday, September 2, 2016

Now everyone can have a chance to star in ‘Hamilton’ by Rebecca Ritzel

Broadway meets karaoke in singalong celebration that puts the show’s fans in the spotlight.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:14PM
Friday, August 19, 2016

These two artistic directors collaborate on the stage and in life by Rebecca Ritzel

Molly Smith and Jackie Maxwell have had a ‘great relationship’ for nearly 35 years.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:27PM
Friday, August 12, 2016

‘This American Life’ host is swapping radio studio for Wolf Trap stage by Rebecca Ritzel

Ira Glass will step away from the microphone to face thousands of fans.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:15PM
Friday, August 5, 2016

Local man proved to his parents he could make the big leap to being a performer by Rebecca Ritzel

Ryan Shinji Murray is one of the flying acrobats in Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” at Tysons.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:49PM
Friday, July 29, 2016

Backstage: Renée Fleming to present a new concert series at the Kennedy Center by Rebecca Ritzel

“Voices” will offer an eclectic lineup of singers, as well as up-and-coming performers.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:14PM
Friday, July 22, 2016

Some Fringe troupes say performing at Gallaudet posed an unfair burden by Rebecca Ritzel

New partnership with the university requires making shows accessible to the deaf.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:13PM
Friday, July 15, 2016

Here’s how Ted van Griethuysen winds down: Playing all the parts in ‘Hamlet’ by Rebecca Ritzel

The longtime D.C. stage actor hopes more theaters will host his one-man presentation.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:37PM
Friday, July 8, 2016

Songwriting team hopes to soon have its Cinderella moment at the Broadway ball by Rebecca Ritzel

Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler are bringing old and new compositions to Signature.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:58PM
Friday, July 1, 2016

Imagination Stage gives children two art forms for the price of one by Rebecca Ritzel

Double casting in “The Little Mermaid” exposes them to theater and dance in one sitting.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:46PM
Friday, June 24, 2016

Dramatic moments at summer camp, both real and imagined by Rebecca Ritzel

Cast and crew of “Another Way Home” at Theater J find they share common ground.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:44AM
Friday, June 17, 2016

Choreographer takes on a change of tempo for ‘Evita’ at Olney Theatre Center by Rebecca Ritzel

Christopher d’Amboise, known for ballet, says he wants to work on more musicals.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:27PM
Friday, June 10, 2016

Maryland native is hoping second time’s the charm at this year’s Tony Awards by Rebecca Ritzel

Ten years after his first nomination, Brandon Victor Dixon is up for ‘Shuffle Along.’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:30PM
Friday, June 3, 2016

Enda Walsh steps outside the Irish playwriting box by Rebecca Ritzel

His “A Girl’s Bedroom,” at Kennedy Center festival, is an immersive experience.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:28PM
Friday, May 27, 2016

Circus hand-me-downs get a new life at Signature Theatre by Rebecca Ritzel

Bustles, headdresses and plumes are a perfect fit for new show “La Cage aux Folles.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:52PM
Friday, May 20, 2016

D.C. theater honors will be a family affair for a Bethesda-based stage designer by Rebecca Ritzel

Brian MacDevitt, his wife and sons will be at the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony Monday.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:22PM
Friday, May 13, 2016

‘He’s the best bear we’ve ever had’  by Rebecca Ritzel

Randy Snight is getting raves as a furry intruder in Washington National Opera’s ‘Siegfried.’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:52PM
Friday, May 6, 2016

Food foraging, animal wrangling: All in a day’s work for a longtime prop master by Rebecca Ritzel

Chuck Fox has retired after 36 years of essential behind-the-scenes work at Arena Stage.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:22PM
Friday, April 29, 2016

Olney, musicians union finally achieve harmony after 18 months of negotiations by Rebecca Ritzel

The theater signs its first contract with the American Federation of Musicians local chapter.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:56AM
Friday, April 22, 2016

Career of Washington Ballet’s Brooklyn Mack takes another leap forward by Rebecca Ritzel

Dancer will perform at a New York cancer fundraising gala with other top names in ballet.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:04PM
Friday, April 15, 2016

D.C. actor has personal connection to ‘All the Way’ — his father worked for LBJ by Rebecca Ritzel

Lawrence B. Redmond said the play is giving him a greater understanding of his dad’s work life.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:30AM
Friday, April 8, 2016

A two-time Tony Award winner headlines Signature Theatre’s annual gala by Rebecca Ritzel

Michael Cerveris has charm to spare in a fundraiser honoring librettist John Weidman.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:31PM
Friday, April 1, 2016

A music-theater-sports junkie gets a home run: Singing the anthem at Nats Park by Rebecca Ritzel

Silver Spring native Miguel Jarquin-Moreland is in town with the tour of “Jersey Boys.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:53PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy walk into a church basement . . . by Rebecca Ritzel

Washington Stage Guild is producing Scott Carter’s play about the three historical figures.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:38PM

A balletic ‘Hamlet’ takes one giant leap from Texas to Washington by Rebecca Ritzel

Washington Ballet to perform Stephen Mills’s third Shakespearean adaptation.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:38PM

A hip-shaking evocation of the last Hawaiian queen by Rebecca Ritzel

Christopher Morgan’s multimedia “Pohaku” fuses hula and modern moves, video, storytelling.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:38PM

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