The Style Blog: Peter Marks


Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010

The leading men of "Follies" are now in place

The Kennedy Center's forthcoming "Follies" has its male leads. Broadway actor Danny Burstein and daytime soap star Ron Raines will tackle the roles handled respectively by Gene Nelson and John McMartin in the original 1971 production of this seminal...

By Peter Marks  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 11/10/2010

"Oklahoma!": Quick out of the gate

Off to what company officials say is the briskest sales pace in Arena Stage's history, the new revival of "Oklahoma!" is drawing the interest of New York producers, who are coming to Washington to scout director Molly Smith's well-received...

By Peter Marks  |  04:46 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/27/2010

More casting of Kennedy Center's "Follies"

By Peter Marks The cast of the Kennedy Center's "Follies" is starting to fill out, with the disclosure this morning of the signing of several more actors to the $6 million revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, now scheduled...

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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Studio Theatre completes a David Ives Hat Trick in D.C.

By Peter Marks Playwright David Ives is a popular guy these days in Washington; his wittily rhyming adaptation of Corneille's "The Liar" was a hit this past spring for Shakespeare Theatre Company. Next came a highly successful run at Theater...

By Peter Marks  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/25/2010

New Laurey for Arena's "Oklahoma!"

Less than a week into preview performances of "Oklahoma!"--the production that marks the return of Arena Stage to its Southwest Washington campus after a $135 million makeover-- one of its lead actresses has had to withdraw. Arena officials said...

By Peter Marks  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/23/2010

Shakespeare in Russian at the Kennedy Center? Da!

By Peter Marks Declan Donnellan's all-male "Twelfth Night"--in Russian, no less--proves to be a stylishly madcap evening of Shakespeare. The production (with English surtitles) in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, comes to Washington for just two performances, the last of...

By Peter Marks  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 10/09/2010

Another show cancels performances

A mid-run change in casting has compelled Synetic Theater to cancel the remaining Wednesday performances of "King Arthur," its terrific new movement-drama, performed on a stage filled with water. Company officials say that Jodi Niehoff, who played the sorceress Morgan...

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Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Ford's cancels Oct. 12 performance of "Sabrina Fair"

A death in the family of a cast member has forced Ford's Theatre to cancel its performance of "Sabrina Fair" on the evening of Tues., Oct. 12. A statement from the company said that patrons may exchange tickets for another...

By Peter Marks  |  04:09 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/21/2010

Bringing ancient war drama to the modern military

By Peter Marks Civilians and military people will converge on Woolly Mammoth Theatre next Tuesday night, Sept. 28, to experience war the way Sophocles did. New York-based Theater of War Productions, which has been bringing two ancient Greek plays, "Ajax"...

By Peter Marks  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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