The two lead actors in "The Importance of Being Earnest," Anthony Roach (who plays Algernon Moncrieff) and Gregory Wooddell (Jack Worthing), are best friends in real life and in the play. “That chemistry is enormously important to driving the narrative forward,” director Keith Baxter says.
Before the benign celebrity activism of George Clooney and Bono came into vogue, there were the outspoken politics of Paul Robeson. “My goal has been to delve in the heart and mind of Robeson,” says Daniel Beaty, author and star of “The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” a one-man musical tribute.
In “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Anastasia Steele tries to find happiness with Christian Grey, a billionaire with a fondness for paddling. In the touring “50 Shades! The Musical,” Ana does all that while singing songs such as “How Much Can I Take?”
Combining speech and sign language challenged the cast and crew of Studio Theatre's ‘Tribes,’ which features a deaf actor in the lead role. The play is about a young deaf man named Billy who is searching for a place to belong.
Everyone is waiting for THE moment in “Flashdance The Musical.” And you know it’s coming when Jillian Mueller, who plays Alex Owens in the stage adaptation, appears onstage wearing a raincoat.
Will Blum may be the happiest actor to take the D.C. stage this winter. He kind of has to be. Blum stars as Buddy, the titular character in “Elf The Musical,” now at the Kennedy Center.
Mikhail Baryshnikov hopes people who see “Man in a Case” at the Shakespeare Theatre forget his past roles and see only the sad-sack, romantically unlucky and, for the most part, non-dancing protagonists of two Anton Chekhov short stories.
Mo Willems creates books that kids adore and parents enjoy even after 34,931 readings.His second collaboration with the Kennedy Center is “Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!” a musical featuring Gerald, the elephant, and Piggie, his best friend.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Theo on “The Cosby Show,” was a welcome guest in America’s living rooms between 1984 and 1992. In Arena Stage’s production of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” his character is not as warmly met.
Bruce Dow has a weight loss plan for you! Play Pseudolus, the main character in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” now at the Shakespeare Theatre.