Going Out Guide: Theater


Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/24/2014

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ brings the noise to Artisphere

By Maura Judkis  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Aspiring Supreme Court justices, your ‘Arguendo’ photo-op awaits

Picture yourself on the Supreme Court at Woolly Mammoth.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FYI, Theater

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Warm weather can’t come soon enough for actors who have to do a nude scene in a drafty old theater

Psychedelic flower-power is blooming at the Church Street theater.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:20 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Forum Theatre’s ‘Pluto’ is making audiences queasy

The surrealist, supernatural play has turned the stomachs of some audience members.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:12 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Woolly Mammoth to host plays inspired by the Trayvon Martin case

New 10-minute works are presented in conjunction with a nationwide effort.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Theater

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2013

‘Minnie the Moocher’: Sex, drugs, jazz and puppets

By Maura Judkis  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

What you ‘kneed’ to know about ‘Elf The Musical’

How do humans become elf-sized on stage? The truth hurts.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays, Theater

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Holiday plays, categorized

What holiday play do you want to see? It depends on what kind of spirit you’re in the mood for.

By Maura Judkis  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holidays, Theater

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/09/2013

The best thing I saw this weekend: Mikhail Baryshnikov in ‘Man in a Case’

In this play about love and loss, the ballet star is captivating.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Best Thing, Theater

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Inconceivable: ‘My Princess Bride’ halted after threat of lawsuit

Joe Brack’s one-man homage to William Goldman’s adventure novel-turned-movie has been halted.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:55 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

More ‘Pieces of Amber,’ in which we hear from Amber herself

The subject of the confessional theater piece disputes work’s origins.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Museums, Theater

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Be afraid: Get into the Halloween spirit with movies and theater

Local screens and stages promise plenty of fresh ways to scare yourself silly.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:33 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Theater

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Cavalia brings dancing horses to National Harbor with ‘Odysseo’

The Cirque du Soleil show celebrates horses’ connection with humans.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:49 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Tickets are now on sale for fallFringe

The fifth annual fall festival starts Nov. 1.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Fringe Festival, Theater

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Post critics pick the best in shutdown-proof entertainment

What shutdown? Plenty of venues are offering worthwhile pursuits while much of the city is shuttered.

By Peter Marks, Anne Midgette, Chris Richards and Ann Hornaday  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, Music, Shutdown, Theater

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Expect the unexpected at the first District Improv Festival, kicking off Tuesday

Audience-driven, unscripted theater will fill 14th Street’s Source theater for six nights, beginning Tuesday.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater, Theater & Dance

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/30/2013

How to navigate the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival

With more than 40 theater companies hosting readings, open rehearsals and conversations, a strategy will come in handy.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Another summer, another Shakespeare Free for All

A look back at 23 years of summer Shakespeare.

By Stephanie Merry  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free For All, Theater

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 07/16/2013

What to see and skip after five days of the Capital Fringe Festival

Read reviews of the shows we've seen, along with which ones we recommend.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:22 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Fringe, Theater

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/08/2013

What to see at the Capital Fringe Festival

Each year a few dominant themes emerge from the theater extravaganza with a reputation for edgy, raw productions.

By Maura Judkis and Stephanie Merry  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fringe Festival, Theater

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/27/2013

U Street's Lincoln Theatre to be operated by 9:30 Club owner I.M.P.

I.M.P. won a bid to revitalize the long-ailing theater.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater, U Street

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Catch a glimpse of Fringe Festival performers on Friday

Choosing which of the 130 shows to see might get a little bit easier.

By Stephanie Merry  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fringe Festival, Theater

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Capital Fringe Festival shows announced, tickets on sale now

Behold, the full list of 129 offbeat productions.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:52 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fringe Festival, Theater

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Browse hundreds of can't-miss events in the Summer Arts Preview

Sure, you could leave the area to go on vacation this summer, but with so much good stuff going on in your own backyard, why would you?

By Amy Orndorff  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Music, Theater

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/30/2013

'Dream Wedding': A real trip down the aisle

In this a site-specific, immersive performance tonight at the Arts Club of Washington, a bride weds her subconscious.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Pay what you can tonight for Woolly Mammoth's 'Bird'

Director Aaron Posner penned this loose, profanely titled update of Anton Chekhov's "The Seegull." Tuesday night's PWYC show is at 8 p.m.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/22/2013

The Capital Fringe Festival begins July 11. Here are 10 things to look forward to.

Fringe is still two months away, but details about the performances, food and decor are starting to trickle out.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Fringe, Theater

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Keegan Theatre to purchase its Church Street home

The Church Street Theater at 1742 Church St. NW may soon be undergoing a major renovation.

By Maura Judkis  |  06:34 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' at the Warner: Should you go?

The heavyweight champion's one-man show has detractors and fans. Should you go?

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater & Dance

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Pulitzer finalist '4000 Miles' on stage at Studio Theatre

Amy Herzog's play was announced as a finalist in the drama category.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:01 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Know New Orleans? Think again.

This weekend, Washington will witness an influx of burlesque dancers, aerial artists, hip-hop music and various forms of clowning and puppetry. No, the Fringe Festival is not arriving early. It's "The New Orleans Bingo! Show," and the somewhat surprising locale is the Kennedy Center. If this interactive performance revue were advertised on a billboard, it might read: All expectations defied since 2002.

By Stephanie Merry  |  04:32 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/15/2013

First time to the ballet? Take some tips from the experts

Dancers, choreographers and experts weigh in with advice for newbies.

By Stephanie Merry  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dance, Theater

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2013

'Book of Mormon' ticket sales crash Kennedy Center site again

For the second time in two weeks, crowds hounding to see the blockbuster show find an inaccessible Web site.

By Jessica Goldstein and Stephanie Merry  |  12:07 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Woolly Mammoth's 34th season examines the dark side of American optimism

The season's selections all examine the dark side of American optimism.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Roundup: Who's starring on D.C.'s stages in the months ahead?

Kathleen Turner, Idina Menzel, Mandy Patinkin and other thespians you'll see acting locally in the seasons ahead.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Hip-hop festival highlights Kennedy Center's 2013-14 season

Nas will perform his seminal album "Illmatic" with the National Symphony Orchestra during the "One Mic: Hop-Hop Culture Worldwide" festival.

By Katherine Boyle  |  11:18 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/27/2013

'Book of Mormon' crashes Kennedy Center Web site

"The service is unavailable," reads a message on what would normally be the Kennedy Center's homepage.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Book of Mormon, Theater

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 02/15/2013

The Northern Lights, wooden elk and ice instruments at Nordic Cool

The Kennedy Center's month-long festival features 750 artists illuminating the cultures of Nordic nations and territories.

By Stephanie Merry  |  11:16 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, dance, movies, Music, Theater

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 02/07/2013

How to get a 30,000 pounds of water on stage

...without flooding everything.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:43 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Kennedy Center announces $100 million expansion

Read Philip Kennicott's take on the proposal to add 60,000 square feet of rehearsal and event space to the performing arts campus.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:27 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Spring Arts Preview: The best movies, music and more

Get out your calendar. It's time to decide what exhibitions, plays, movies and concerts to see.

By Stephanie Merry  |  01:28 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, dance, movies, Music, Spring Arts, Theater

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Helen Hayes nominations to stream live online

The best of Washington theater in 2012 comes to your computer screen.

By Stephanie Merry  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Helen Hayes Awards, Theater, Washington Theater

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Notable playwrights pen works on gun control for Saturday reading

Notable playwrights will come together for a reading of works about guns and mass shootings on Sunday.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater, Theater & Dance

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Do you know the D.C. breakdancer in this painting?

Do you know the D.C. breakdancer in this painting?

By Maura Judkis  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater & Dance

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Theater comings and goings this week

Theater buffs, take note: This week is your last chance to see five area productions, and your chance to get tickets to a new show.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theater | Tags:  theater