Nelson Pressley

Theater criticWashington, D.C.


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

Playwright Leah Napolin and singer-songwriter Jill Sobule create a new version of a malleable classic.

  • Aug 15, 2014

Two theaters, three shops, offices and housing: The Shakespeare Theatre is all over D.C.

  • Aug 8, 2014

A primer on some of the talismans, techniques and tallies from the Sondheimisphere.

  • Aug 2, 2014

D.C.’s rock-based Landless Theatre gets permission to amp up Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd.”

  • Aug 1, 2014

A parent-teacher meeting simmers with fury after a fifth-grader kills himself in Forum Theatre drama.

  • Jul 22, 2014

“Giant Box of Porn” earns laughs then gets serious as young marrieds ask what they really want.

  • Jul 21, 2014

San Francisco’s Charlie Varon returns to Washington with a literary tale of an old man’s crosstown trip

  • Jul 18, 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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