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Thursday, September 28, 2023

The 16 best theaters in the D.C. area to catch a play by Thomas Floyd

From escapist eye candy to heady experimental shows, the Washington area has a playhouse for every taste.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:43AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

At Ford’s Theatre, Maynard Jackson’s ex-speechwriter reflects on his legacy by Thomas Floyd

Pearl Cleage wrote “Something Moving: A Meditation on Maynard” about the first Black mayor of Atlanta after working as his press secretary decades ago.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:19AM
Monday, September 11, 2023

With ‘Evita,’ a young director follows in a Broadway icon’s footsteps by Thomas Floyd

Sammi Cannold, 29, looks at Harold Prince’s “Evita” through a feminist lens at the Shakespeare Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:37AM
Thursday, August 17, 2023

Jason Robert Brown on building ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ by Thomas Floyd

A Tony-winning composer looks back on his 2014 show — now onstage at Signature Theatre — and reflects on the state of modern musical theater.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:55AM
Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Meet the ‘Moulin Rouge!’ designers who created its kinetic aesthetic by Thomas Floyd

Director Alex Timbers, scenic designer Derek McLane and costume designer Catherine Zuber discuss shaping the Tony-winning musical, now at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:13AM
Wednesday, August 2, 2023

‘Spamalot’ to be first Kennedy Center production on Broadway in years by Thomas Floyd

The transfer is a crowning achievement for the arts center’s Broadway Center Stage series, which staged the musical in May.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:07AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Isabel Hagen went from Juilliard to stand-up, with strings attached by Thomas Floyd

The Juilliard-trained violist and standup comic performs this weekend at the Comedy Loft of DC.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:19PM

In ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ at Arena Stage, music and message don’t mesh by Thomas Floyd

Lauren Yee's play strains to connect its musical interludes with the weighty drama of the Cambodian genocide.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:19PM
Tuesday, July 11, 2023

After delays, a stripped-down ‘Fela!’ finds its way to Washington by Thomas Floyd

Lili-Anne Brown directs the first professional production of the Afrobeat musical "Fela!" since its Tony-winning Broadway tour ended more than a decade ago.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:43AM
Friday, June 30, 2023

Meet the female and trans actors playing Founding Fathers in ‘1776’ by Thomas Floyd

Gisela Adisa, Liz Mikel, Kassandra Haddock and Sav Souza star in the touring production of the nontraditionally cast Broadway revival of "1776," now onstage at the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:49AM
Wednesday, June 28, 2023

‘Gravid Water’ rocks the boat by throwing ‘yes, and’ to the wind by Thomas Floyd

Jason Mantzoukas and a team of comics headline the Kennedy Center show, which combines theater and improv to gleefully unpredictable results.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:07PM
Friday, June 16, 2023

In ‘The Enigmatist,’ David Kwong pulls off a feat of cerebral sorcery by Thomas Floyd

The New York Times crossword constructor delivers a mesmerizing mash-up of cryptology, magic and intellect.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:04AM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

Tony Awards 2023: Who’s hosting, favorites to win and how to watch by Thomas Floyd

Ariana DeBose returns to host the writers' strike-affected Tony Awards on Sunday at the United Palace in Washington Heights.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:55AM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Summer theater is packed with unique offerings from coast to coast by Thomas Floyd

Highlights include free Shakespeare, the Muny’s 105th season, ‘Rent in Concert’ at the Kennedy Center and 'A Sondheim Celebration” at the Hollywood Bowl.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:13AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ director Sarna Lapine found her own path to Sondheim by Thomas Floyd

How Sarna Lapine, the niece of Stephen Sondheim’s longtime collaborator James Lapine, puts her unique stamp on Sondheim.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:06AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Neal Brennan would like to introduce a ‘Brand New Neal’ by Thomas Floyd

Stand-up comedian and "Chappelle's Show" co-creator Neal Brennan is bringing his latest show the Howard Theatre and Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:06AM
Monday, May 22, 2023

Hours after founder’s death, GALA theater wins big at Helen Hayes Awards by Thomas Floyd

Company’s revival of “On Your Feet!” wins ceremony-best nine prizes as D.C. theater community gathers for its first in-person awards ceremony in four years and honors GALA’s Hugo Med…

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:54PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2023

After a scare in D.C., ‘Beetlejuice’ found a second life on Broadway by Thomas Floyd

The touring production of the retooled, Tony-nominated show comes to the National Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:18PM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Signature Theatre gives ‘Passing Strange’ a rollicking revival by Thomas Floyd

Director Raymond O. Caldwell delivers a sublime revival of the 2008 rock musical in Signature's intimate Ark theater.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 03:18PM
Thursday, April 20, 2023

With the demise of ‘Full Frontal,’ Samantha Bee focuses on herself by Thomas Floyd

The comedian brings her show “Your Favorite Woman” to the Kennedy Center.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 05:12PM
Monday, April 10, 2023

Alan Menken talks adaptations of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ by Thomas Floyd

The stage adaptation of "Aladdin" comes to Washington in April; live-action "The Little Mermaid" hits theaters in May.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:42AM
Friday, April 7, 2023

‘The Nosebleed’ turns playwright’s introspection into communal catharsis by Thomas Floyd

Aya Ogawa wrote, directed and stars in the interactive play, now onstage at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, about grappling with her father's death.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:42AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

In ‘The Jungle,’ refugees act in show inspired by their journeys by Thomas Floyd

At the Shakespeare Theatre’s immersive theater experience, the actors — former refugees — and audience share the stage: a re-creation of a migrant camp

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:32PM
Monday, March 6, 2023

At Synetic Theater, a son follows in his father’s footsteps by Thomas Floyd

As Synetic Theater co-founder and performer Paata Tsikurishvili recuperates from injuries sustained in a car crash, his son Vato steps to the fore.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:46AM
Thursday, March 2, 2023

Decoding the genius of Sondheim: Six theater pros explain his mystique by Thomas Floyd

"Pacific Overtures" book writer John Weidman, "Sweeney Todd" director Thomas Kail, "Into the Woods" star Montego Glover and others break down the musical theater icon.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:00AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A marriage of movement and acting in Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘King Lear’ by Thomas Floyd

Longtime collaborators, director Simon Godwin and movement director Jonathan Goddard, reunite for Shakespeare’s tragedy of power struggle and family strife.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:04AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

A playwright grapples with the legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre by Thomas Floyd

Nathan Alan Davis’s ‘The High Ground’ is the latest offering in Arena Stage’s Power Plays initiative.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:37PM
Monday, February 20, 2023

‘Kinky Boots’ struts into Olney Theatre Center at just the right time by Thomas Floyd

Stars Vincent Kempski and Solomon Parker III are the right fit for director Jason Loewith’s stirring staging.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:09PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Solomon Parker III is ready to fill these ‘Kinky Boots’ by Thomas Floyd

The Silver Spring performer plays drag queen Lola in Olney Theatre’s production of the musical.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:25PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

It took 3 playwrights to get to the truth of ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ by Thomas Floyd

Based on the acclaimed 2012 book, Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell’s play comes to Keegan Theatre.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:30AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Kennedy Center’s 10-year plan seeks artful ways to protect the planet by Thomas Floyd

10-year initiative will launch in April with “RiverRun: Arts Nature Impact,” a month of performances, installations, exhibits and other events celebrating the world’s rivers.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:00AM

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