Peter Marks

Theater criticWashington, D.C.

The latest from Peter

New York-based Fiasco Theater is a welcome addition to DC’s Shakespeare gallery.

  • Apr 23, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe makes successful transition from film to theater

  • Apr 21, 2014

The revivified National Theatre rolls out its 2014-15 season with a roster that includes the Washington debuts of “Newsies” and the Tony-winning revival of “Pippin.”

  • Apr 21, 2014

Festival of plays from Moscow is a casualty of chilled relations between Russian and the United States.

  • Apr 21, 2014

Hart’s memoir converted to Broadway play starring Tony Shalhoub.

  • Apr 17, 2014

A revival of John Steinbeck’s 1937 play opened Wednesday night at the Longacre Theatre.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Studio Theatre 2ndStage mounts playwright Declan Greene's drama of painful adolescence.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Tovah Feldshuh brings William Gibson’s one-person play about the Israeli prime minister to Theater J.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Motti Lerner's controversial play about a massacre of Palestinian civilians will get another run.

  • Apr 14, 2014

Major entertainment outlets could learn a thing or two about enchantment from this stellar group.

  • Apr 14, 2014

GW and Arena conference looks at war

  • Apr 14, 2014

Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ comes to the stage

  • Apr 10, 2014

The promising but stilted play, at Arena Stage, depicts the events that led to Israeli-Egyptian peace.

  • Apr 6, 2014

Denzel Washington in a new Broadway revival of “Raisin in the Sun.“

  • Apr 3, 2014

The New York troupe at Woolly Mammoth provides its idiosyncratic take on the Supreme Court.

  • Apr 3, 2014

Conflict over director causes playwright to pull play from Studio season.

  • Apr 2, 2014

A troupe founded and run by Washington playwrights opens with the wry tale of a storyteller’s quest.

  • Apr 1, 2014

Two favorite Folger actresses, Holly Twyford and Kate Eastwood Norris square off in “Mary Stuart.“

  • Apr 1, 2014

After its D.C. tryout, the Kitt and Yorkey musical has added heart and smarts.

  • Mar 30, 2014

REVIEW | Lara Foot’s play segues awkwardly from sitcom-inspired business to intimations of profound tragedy.

  • Mar 30, 2014
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About Peter

Peter Marks joined the Washington Post as its chief theater critic in 2002. Prior to that he worked for nine years at the New York Times, on the culture, metropolitan and national desks, and spent about four years as its off-Broadway drama critic. A graduate of Yale, he has taught theater criticism at George Washington University and served three times as chairman of the drama jury for the Pulitzer Prizes.

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