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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Radio drama makes a small comeback in the age of covid-19 by Thomas Floyd

Area theater students produce audio versions of three classic plays after traditional summer repertory season is canceled.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

McLean Community Center’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ maps out a new route for live theater by Thomas Floyd

The Alden Theatre’s “Small Change” is a hybrid of the drive-in and live performance.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

How do you do live theater in a pandemic? U-Md. experiments with Zoom-staged version of ‘She Kills Monsters’ by Thomas Floyd

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies reinvents Qui Nguyen’s play as a live-streamed production.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘Bandstand’ actor finds, in a forgotten relative, a kinship with his onstage character by Thomas Floyd

Zack Zaromatidis, who plays a World War II veteran in the touring musical, discovered a great-uncle who fought in the Pacific theater.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

GALA Hispanic Theatre and Arena Stage amplify Cuban voices with a twofer of plays by Nilo Cruz and Eduardo Machado by Thomas Floyd

‘Exquisite Agony’ and ‘Celia and Fidel’ spotlight the work of Cuban American playwrights.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

‘The King’s Speech’ amounts to a stale retelling by Thomas Floyd

David Seidler’s play, which premiered in London following the film’s success, is underwhelming in its visit to the National Theatre.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Rorschach Theatre’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ musical oozes B-movie camp by Thomas Floyd

First-time director Tracy Lynn Olivera oversees a talented collection of comic performers at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Is theater director Alan Paul the hardest-working man in D.C. showbiz? by Thomas Floyd

The prolific 35-year-old’s latest project, after “Cabaret” and “Peter Pan and Wendy,” is “Spring Awakening” at Round House.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Road-trip musical ‘Miss You Like Hell’ embarks on a bumpy ride to catharsis by Thomas Floyd

The Olney Theatre Center production, about an undocumented Latina mother and her estranged daughter, sometimes loses its way but ultimately hits home.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

‘Spring Awakening’ lights up Round House Theatre with visual flair by Thomas Floyd

Director Alan Paul stages a visually audacious, if occasionally unwieldy, revival of the rock musical.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ gives the Folger Theatre a groovy send-off — for now by Thomas Floyd

Aaron Posner directs a ’70s spin on one of the Bard’s less-known works, as the theater embarks on a two-year renovation.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Chris Redd on Eddie Murphy, Cory Booker and his New Year’s Eve stand-up gigs by Thomas Floyd

The SNL castmember rings in the new year with a pair of shows at Drafthouse Comedy.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Three Scrooges: A trio of area actors reflect on playing Dickens’s Christmas curmudgeon by Thomas Floyd

Craig Wallace, Kevin Adams and Paul Morella each bring a distinct approach to ‘A Christmas Carol.’

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Mosaic Theater’s ‘Eureka Day’ slyly takes aim at self-righteous liberalism by Thomas Floyd

Playwright Jonathan Spector delivers a smart satire about a collision of ideals at a hyper-progressive day school.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Second City returns to Washington with familiar gifts in ‘She the People’ and ‘Love, Factually’ by Thomas Floyd

The Chicago comedy troupe is putting on new versions of the sketch shows this holiday season at Woolly Mammoth Theatre and the Kennedy Center.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hit musical ‘Come From Away’ brings its message of compassion back to D.C. by Thomas Floyd

The Tony-winning show arrives at the Kennedy Center three years after its pre-Broadway tryout at Ford’s Theatre.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Ken Ludwig’s ‘Dear Jack, Dear Louise’ is an affecting love letter to unlikely romance by Thomas Floyd

The Arena Stage production, set against the backdrop of World War II, was inspired by the long-distance courtship between the playwright’s parents.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

At Round House Theatre, video projections express the inner life of a boy on the spectrum by Thomas Floyd

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a mystery centering on a 15-year-old math prodigy

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‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ is up to some new and mesmerizing tricks by Thomas Floyd

At Round House Theatre, imaginative reinvention makes a fresh case for seeing the Tony-winning play.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ pours on the showmanship by Thomas Floyd

Jacob Scott Tischler’s Cosmo Brown steals the show in a safe but crowd-pleasing staging of the iconic musical.

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John Leguizamo incorporates new lessons into his ‘Latin History for Morons’ by Thomas Floyd

The actor brings his reworked his one-man show to the National Theatre.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

This ‘Agnes of God’ is blessed by a holy trinity of actors by Thomas Floyd

Factory 449’s small-scale production delivers an expertly performed rumination on crises of faith.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

For this reporter-turned-actor, worlds collide in Arena Stage’s ‘Newsies’ by Thomas Floyd

Former journalist Wyn Delano performs in the journalism-themed musical.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

At the Shakespeare Theatre, this play’s casting changes from night to night by Thomas Floyd

A nightly lottery determines who plays what part in the morality play ‘Eveybody.’

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Arena Stage tackles Internet privacy — and permanence — in ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ by Thomas Floyd

World-premiere play explores the vanguard of digital civil rights.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Brandon McCoy’s ‘West By God’ stands tall at the divide of rural and urban America by Thomas Floyd

The Keegan Theatre production is a humorous and heartfelt love letter to the playwright’s home state of West Virginia.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mike Birbiglia’s latest one-man show continues his habit of confessional comedy by Thomas Floyd

At the National Theatre, ‘The New One’ explores the comedian’s fear of fatherhood.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Woolly Mammoth’s new artistic director brings Pulitzer-winning ‘Fairview’ to D.C. by Thomas Floyd

The bold interrogation of race in America opens the theater company’s 2019-2020 season.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Heidi Schreck turns the page as ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ comes to Kennedy Center by Thomas Floyd

The Tony-nominated show moves from Broadway to the nation's capital, having nearly played at Woolly Mammoth Theatre earlier this year.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Signature Theatre’s ‘Assassins’ takes a shot at humanizing history’s villains by Thomas Floyd

The actors who play the likes of John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald in the Stephen Sondheim musical explained how they tap into such troubled minds.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ tests star Ben Levi Ross like he’s never been tested before by Thomas Floyd

The 21-year-old actor wrestles with the taxing lead role as the smash musical returns to D.C. for a Kennedy Center run.

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