‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ still casts a spell at Synetic Theater
A wordless take on the William Shakespeare tale of lovers bliss and magical meddling.
Peter Brook was a dazzling stage explorer of humankind’s complexity
An appreciation of the life and art of Peter Brook, who died July 2 at 97.
This ‘Music Man’ wins us over in sign language
Olney Theatre Center production of the classic musical features Deaf and hearing actors
Olney Theatre reimagines ‘The Music Man’ with a deaf Harold Hill
"Only Murders in the Building" actor James Caverly plays the slippery con man Harold Hill in a production of "The Music Man" performed in American Sign Language and spoken English.
Gloria Allen, who ran a charm school for transgender youths, dies at 76
Her school inspired the play “Charm” by Philip Dawkins, who called her “the mother of queer Chicago.” She was also the subject of a documentary, “Mama Gloria.”
In Mosaic premiere, Benjamin Benne’s ‘In His Hands’ muses on sex, faith
World premiere runs through July 17 at Atlas Performing Arts Center.
At a time of angry uproar, theater can still show us the way forward
An essay on the impact of the Supreme Court's abortion decision on how we view contemporary drama.
In Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Red Velvet,’ celebration is actually tragedy
Actor Amari Cheatom astounds as Ira Aldridge in this play within a play.
A resonant ‘Mockingbird’ recalls American racism then — and now
Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” comes to D.C. with Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch.
New Washington Ballet dances try to solve puzzles of life and death
Washington Ballet unveils world premieres by Jessica Lang, Brett Ishida and Mthuthuzeli November, and bids farewell to two longtime dancers.
‘Fires in the Mirror’ crackles with renewed relevance at Theater J
January LaVoy inhabits numerous roles in Anna Deavere Smith's fact-based play, which was written in the aftermath of 1991's Crown Heights riot.
Hooray for ‘Nollywood’! Jocelyn Bioh’s Nigerian satire is a pleasure.
A first-rate cast carries “Nollywood Dreams,” at Round House Theatre through July 3.
Keegan Theatre mounts regional premiere of ‘Shakespeare in Love’
The play 'Shakespeare in Love,' based on the Oscar-winning 1998 film, follows the literary and romantic travails of the Bard.
‘Red Velvet’ spotlights a pioneering Black actor who played Othello
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production tells the story of Ira Aldridge, an American actor in 1833 London.
She played Scout in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Now she’s got a new role.
The 69-year-old actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for the 1962 film, plays Mrs. DuBose in Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation arriving at the Kennedy Center.
For ‘1776,’ the casting of Founding Fathers is kind of revolutionary
History marches energetically onto Boston stages with a reimagining of the 1969 musical and a second play, ‘Common Ground Revisited,’ that examines the city’s past racial strife.
‘Maz & Bricks’ is a sharp, symphonic look at loss and resilience
Timely staging from Solas Nua of Irish playwright Eva O’Connor’s character-rich two-hander.
Philip Baker Hall, master of gruff and gruffly silly character roles, dies at 90
He won critical acclaim for his dramatic work and devoted fans as the library cop on “Seinfeld.”
Jennifer Hudson reaches EGOT status after winning Tony Award
Jennifer Hudson became the 17th entertainer ever to reach EGOT status after her Tony win for co-producing "A Strange Loop."
Tony Awards 2022: ‘Strange Loop’ and ‘Lehman Trilogy’ take top honors
‘MJ’ star Myles Frost is among the winners in the first regularly scheduled Tony Awards since 2019.