Friday, March 15, 2019

Cole Porter classics keep 'Anything Goes' afloat by Mike Giuliano

The screwball comedy spirit of the 1934 musical “Anything Goes” definitely comes across in a Silhouette Stages production that makes the most of the silly plot. Set on the sort of ocean …

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Taye Diggs to direct Baltimore Center Stage play this fall by Mary Carole McCauley

Taye Diggs’ megawatt smile will be seen in Baltimore this fall. But the Broadway star and former cast member of TV’s “Empire” will be behind the curtain for a change. Diggs will make…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Howard Community College's Rep Stage announces its upcoming season by Jess Nocera

Howard Community College’s Rep Stage announced its 2019-2020 season Thursday afternoon with four productions, including world and regional premieres. The season kicks off with “Souvenir…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Donald N. Walls, film and theater critic, dies by Jacques Kelly

Donald N. Walls, a retired film and theater critic who appeared on radio and television for nearly three decades, died of dementia complications Feb. 19 at Storey Oaks Memory Care in Oklahom…

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Everyman Theatre production inspires Baltimore couple to look for the man they think killed their son by Mary Carole McCauley

On Friday night, Mark and Sandra Laken sat side by side in Everyman Theatre, where they have dedicated a pair of front row seats to the memory of their late son. They watched the opening nig…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hippodrome Theatre's 2019-2020 season to feature Tony-winning musicals 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'The Band’s Visit' by Mary Carole McCauley

Go ahead and cancel your bus tickets to New York. Two of the most acclaimed musicals of the past few years will anchor the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center’s 2019-2020 season, the ven…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Single Carrot to leave Remington theater, focus on 'meaningful and relevant' art by Mary Carole McCauley

Single Carrot Theatre will take a bold leap into the unknown this June when it gives up its permanent performing home at 2600 N. Howard St. Instead, the 12-year-old troupe will conduct a ser…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Baltimore's historic Mayfair Theatre finally gets a developer; site will become apartments, dining and retail by Sarah Meehan

The Baltimore Development Corp. has selected a local design and construction firm to redevelop the historic Mayfair Theatre and an adjacent lot, according to Board of Estimates documents. Za…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' at Baltimore performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof' by Christina Tkacik

A man shouted a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute during a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday night in an outburst that some audience membe…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The lyricist for 'Fiddler on the Roof' explains why the 54-year-old musical remains relevant by Tim Smith

Since its Broadway premiere in 1964, “Fiddler on the Roof” has ranked among the most beloved and most performed musicals. Fueled by a bevy of indelible songs — music by Jerry Bock, lyr…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Backstage at the Everyman Theatre by Barbara Haddock Taylor

“Dancing At Lughnasa” is a nostalgic look at a family of five unmarried sisters in 1936 Ireland. The Mundy sisters are caring for their older brother, Jack, a Catholic priest who was sen…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A sensitive revival of 'Dancing at Lughnasa' from Everyman Theatre by Tim Smith

Early in “Dancing at Lughnasa,” the finely textured memory play by Brian Friel receiving an effective revival at Everyman Theatre, the narrator sets the scene — a rural Irish home shar…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Baltimore's theater costumers don't let limited time or resources stifle their creativity by John-John Williams Iv

Heather C. Jackson splits her time between her makeshift work space in the bedroom of her Original Northwood home and her silver Prius, which she loads down with blue IKEA bags filled with g…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Scottfield Theatre off to ambitious start in Havre de Grace by Kit Waskom Pollard

When the curtains went up at the Havre de Grace Opera House last year, Harford County arts lovers got not just their first glimpse of the community theater debut of “Tuck Everlasting,” b…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

An oversized mural of acclaimed Baltimore artist Amy Sherald's work will be installed at the Parkway Theatre by Mary Carole McCauley

Now you won’t have to go to a museum to see a painting by acclaimed Baltimore artist Amy Sherald. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts announced Friday in a press release that an o…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Stephanie Ybarra from New York's Public Theater named artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage by Tim Smith

Stephanie Ybarra, director of special artistic projects at New York’s Public Theater, has been named artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage. Ybarra will succeed Kwame Kwei-Armah, who …

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Following sexual harassment allegations, Iron Crow Theatre pledges more supportive, structured response by Chris Kaltenbach

In the wake of charges of sexual harassment against Iron Crow Theatre’s artistic director that it continues to say were unfounded, theater officials are pledging more openness and a more s…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Everyman Theatre's summer cabaret features Broadway veterans by Tim Smith

Back in the days when Everyman Theatre was located in cramped quarters on North Charles Street, the company periodically inserted modest musical revues into the lineup. I remember enjoyable …

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Anne Tyler's latest novel evokes Hamilton. Here are possible real-life stand-ins for locations in 'Clock Dance' by Mary Carole McCauley

Author Anne Tyler has become known for creating offbeat characters who are instantly recognizable as residents of Charm City, the kind of people who pronounce “another” as a noun, as if …

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Single Carrot Theatre seeks to raise $55,000 by July 31 to stay afloat by Tim Smith

Single Carrot Theatre, the ambitious troupe that has stirred up Baltimore’s cultural life with provocative productions since 2007, is facing a financial crisis. The company has issued a pl…

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Friday, July 6, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018

In Washington debut, ‘Hamilton’ feels freshly relevant by Tim Smith

Complaints and taunts aimed at immigrants. A sex scandal involving a high government official. Intense partisan bickering fueled by short-fused tempers. Tired of being bombarded with all tho…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Everyman Theatre sets record with 'Book of Joseph,' announces summer cabaret show by Tim Smith

The final performance is not until June 10, but Karen Hartman’s “The Book of Joseph” is already Everyman Theatre’s highest-grossing production. The previous record-holder for the com…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

'Book of Joseph,' a play about the Holocaust and a Baltimore family, to get East Coast premiere at Everyman Theatre by Tim Smith

Working as a reporter for the Baltimore News American and WBAL-TV decades ago, Richard Hollander routinely followed leads. But when a dreadful incident in his own life — the 1986 death of …

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony nominations 2018: The complete list, led by 'Mean Girls' and ' SpongeBob' by Jessica Gelt

"Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" may have led Tony nominations with 12 apiece on Tuesday, but the real front-runners to emerge for Broadway's biggest honors were the musical "The Ban…

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Rep Stage closes 25th season with volatile Sam Shepard play 'True West' by Tim Smith

Eerie wails of coyotes, mixing with the ceaseless drone of crickets, might conjure up something of the old, rugged American West. But heard from inside a suburban Southern California home, t…

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Neighborhood Lights — the first leg of Baltimore's Light City festival — takes center stage by Jeff Barker

From the upper stories of the Bromo Seltzer arts tower to Darley Park, Baltimore kicked off Neighborhood Lights — the first leg of the larger Light City festival — with displays of illum…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

5 things you didn't know about Toby Orenstein by Janene Holzberg

Toby Orenstein has been a fixture in Howard County since Columbia’s founder, James W. Rouse, asked her to start a theater school in 1972, which now operates as the nonprofit Columbia Cente…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Cast shuts down production of Iron Crow Theatre's 'Corpus Christi' amid allegations of sexual harassment by Chris Kaltenbach

The cast of a production by Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theatre has walked out following allegations of sexual harassment against its artistic director. Thirteen members of the cast of Iron Crow…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Everyman Theatre serves a filling story of love, family and loss in 'Aubergine' by Tim Smith

The ingredients in “Aubergine,” Julia Cho’s play receiving an effective staging at Everyman Theatre, are not all that unusual — cups of relationship issues and family tensions, dashe…

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Six artists named 2018 finalists for BOPA's $25,000 Sondheim Prize by Brittany Britto

The finalists for the 13th annual Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize are local multidisciplinary artist Erick Antonio Benitez, Laurel photographer Nakeya Brown, Baltimore sculptor Sutt…

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