Peter Marks

Theater criticWashington, D.C.

The latest from Peter

Woolly Mammoth Theatre offers a return engagement of a modern riff on Chekhov’s “The Seagull.”

  • Jul 31, 2014

A summer sampling of London theater yields a small treasure trove.

  • Jul 26, 2014

Acerbic, urbane and hilarious, Elaine Stritch’s outsize personality was made for the Broadway stage.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Forum Theatre unveils its hefty season

  • Jul 16, 2014

Hub Theatre stages the world premiere of Helen Pafumi's teen-centric drama.

  • Jul 16, 2014

The 1988 musical, a famous Broadway disaster, tries for a softer landing at Studio Theatre.

  • Jul 14, 2014

The talk in recent days about a possible move to Broadway of the Kennedy Center’s “Side Show” is gratifying and exciting. But it also has to give pause to anyone who loves this production.

  • Jul 11, 2014

“Great Britain” tells us the obvious, at great length, in satirizing Britain’s fact-challenged tabloid papers.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Popular culture is obsessed these days with what Washington types have up their sleeves.

  • Jun 21, 2014

The revamped 1997 musical is the best Kennedy Center-produced work since 2002’s “Sondheim Celebration.”

  • Jun 19, 2014

“Here Lies Love” one of New York’s most exhilarating musicals

  • Jun 18, 2014

Signature Theatre premieres Ed Dixon's noirish musical parody.

  • Jun 18, 2014

A Navy vet and amputee joins Liz Lerman's dance-theater piece in its premiere at Arena Stage.

  • Jun 14, 2014

Jonathan Tolin’s creation, starring the fetching Michael Urie, nonetheless draws its share of big-name guests.

  • Jun 14, 2014

Noel Coward's 1930 comedy gets a stylish, scalding revival at Lansburgh under director Maria Aitken.

  • Jun 12, 2014

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s satirical play has insights on political rhetoric — if only we could understand them.

  • Jun 9, 2014

The 68th annual Tony Awards will be presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall.

  • Jun 6, 2014

Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s 1997 Broadway musical gets majorly reimagined at the Kennedy Center.

  • Jun 7, 2014

Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s breathtakingly visual new staging of ‘MacBeth’

  • Jun 5, 2014

Adam Gwon's delightful four-character musical set in New York is beautifully handled.

  • Jun 4, 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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