Friday, July 20, 2018

Elan Zafir's personal 'The Unaccompanied Minor' is a top pick this week at the Fringe Festival by Washington Post Staff

Reviews of "The Unaccompanied Minor," the dance-theater piece "Through the Wall" and the school shooting drama "14"

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Little wonder in Synetic Theater’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ by Nelson Pressley

The show goes on in smaller Georgetown space after leak in troupe’s Crystal City theater.

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Polyamory and 'A Two Woman Hamlet' are among women's voices at Fringe Festival by Washington Post Staff

Reviews of “A Two Women Hamlet,” “PolySHAMory” and “God Is Dead and April's Getting Married.”

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5 adult D.C. actors on how they play children: ‘What she says is what she feels’ by Jane Horwitz

Irony and subtext go out the window in the roles of Charlie Brown, the fairy Tinker Bell and more.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Gary Beach, who won a Tony in ‘The Producers,’ dies at 70 by Mark Kennedy

Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks’ monster hit “The Producers” won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according …

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Notes on three good one-man shows at the Fringe Festival, including a searing turn from Meshaun Labrone by Washington Post Staff

Reviews of Meshaun Labrone's “Spook,” Jamie Brickhouse's “Dangerous When Wet” and Vincent Clark's “An Unhealthy Man Lectures You on Medical Issues."

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dance and opera take the stage at the Fringe Festival, and so does an ode to Tinder by Washington Post Staff

The Capital Fringe Festival features a Tinder rant, along with opera and dance.

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‘Hamilton’ director Thomas Kail on sparking interest in American history by Joe Heim

“That’s my hope, that this is just an ignition for something much larger. ”

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Chicago’s Hypocrites bring ‘Pinafore’ to D.C. in their jammies by Nelson Pressley

In Alexandria, ‘Pippin’ doesn’t get juice from giving the cast cellphones.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Upright Citizens Brigade is making it up every night at Woolly Mammoth by Nelson Pressley

The improv comedy team’s “Damned If You Do” takes its skits from a life in the crowd.

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Can ‘Dave,’ a feel-good musical about a humane president, make Washington feel better? by Peter Marks

The beloved film comedy adds melodies in its pre-Broadway tryout at Arena Stage.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shepherdstown theater festival features world premieres and top notch acting by Celia Wren

New plays dominate at West Virginia’s CATF.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Geoffrey Rush pulls out of Australian stage production by Associated Press

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation.

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A world-class physicist and a history-making singer walk into a play by Nelson Pressley

“Secrets of the Universe” at Hub Theatre reveals the Albert Einstein-Marian Anderson friendship.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Art by heart: ‘Hamilton’ is opera for our time by Anne Midgette

The exhilarating, immersive and addictive experience of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

What you need to know about this summer’s Capital Fringe Festival by Nelson Pressley

New neighborhood in Southwest D.C. is at the top of the list of changes to the annual fest.

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Bring the kids to these four plays showing on D.C.-area stages by Jane Horwitz

Where to watch “Tinker Bell,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and more.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Temptations musical hits D.C. before going to Broadway — and the dancing is dazzling by Peter Marks

The story? It’s what you’d expect from a jukebox musical.

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An anguished cadre of Israeli playwrights looks to America to stage its work by Peter Marks

Joshua Sobol’s “The Last Act” had its world premiere in Boston, not Tel Aviv.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ally Theatre revisits pool racism in world premiere by Celia Wren

Jennifer Mendenhall based play on legal action to integrate swimming pool

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The message from Second City’s “Generation Gap”: Lite laffs by Nelson Pressley

The comedy troupe dials up jokes on rotary phones and emojis.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

‘On the Town’ is off its mark in fumbling production by Peter Marks

Olney Theatre Center’s revival has a great Bernstein score, but it needs more seasoning.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bangkok hosts Indian film industry’s biggest annual event by Associated Press

The Indian film industry’s biggest annual event is being held in Bangkok with awards given to top Bollywood actors and movies, and dazzling performances by Indian artists.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sure Lancelot is dreamy, but  ‘Camelot’ owes its success to a wistful audience by Peter Marks

Shakespeare Theatre Company has the largest day of ticket sales in its history.

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This cabaret wants you to take Elvis Presley’s music seriously by Geoffrey Himes

“Entirely Elvis,” at Signature Theatre, showcases his rawness and original sound.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Swipe right on the dating comedy ‘Other Life Forms’ by Nelson Pressley

Actor Brandon McCoy switches gears and writes a play.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

‘Hamilton’ opens in Washington, and it’s a worthy successor to Broadway  by Peter Marks

The award-winning musical begins its stay at the Kennedy Center with a superb touring cast.

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Will ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ be better than other jukebox musicals? by Peter Marks

The Kennedy Center hosts a tryout of a musical about the Temptations that aims for Broadway.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Round House delivers knockout production of drag queens and disco in ‘Georgia’

The Welders’ “Switch” is a work in progress.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

‘The Vagrant Trilogy’ is a night of revelation, a glimpse of the Middle East we rarely see by Peter Marks

D.C.’s Mosaic Theater Company mounts a penetrating world premiere

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Monday, June 11, 2018