Nelson Pressley

Theater criticWashington, D.C.


The five-time Tony winner revives her New York-London turn in the Noël Coward comedy.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Decades on the road finally puts a scene-stealing actress on the path to a sterling career in New York.

  • Sep 12, 2014

Revival of 1983 Shepard play gets cowboy spirit but doesn’t kick up much dust.

  • Sep 10, 2014

John Hance and Maggie Boland, both local theater executives, have long shared a love of musicals.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Lily Tomlin, Sting make up the new class.

  • Sep 4, 2014

New sports drama “Colossal” at Olney explores dance, disability and the experiences of gay athletes.

  • Aug 30, 2014

Terri Allen, 63, was a founding member and later executive director of the D.C. Cabaret Network.

  • Aug 28, 2014

The 17th Twain Prize for humor goes to Leno in October, and TV comedians will tip their caps.

  • Aug 27, 2014

After touring in the stage version of “Flashdance,” Jillian Mueller is on her feet again, starring in “Dirty Dancing.”

  • Aug 22, 2014

$6 million move is latest in a theater scene beginning to surge

  • Aug 15, 2014
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Nelson Pressley has been writing about theater and other arts – but mostly theater – for the Post since 1999. (First love: movies. First piece for the Post: a hunt for romantic lessons in Woody Allen films.) He recently finished a PhD studying American political theater, and has a book forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. Lately he has been keeping an eye (and ear) on Broadway-themed cabarets and concerts.
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