THEATER & DANCE

Bringing ‘A Monster Calls’ from the page to the stage

Director Sally Cookson talks about her theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed novel "A Monster Calls," now at the Kennedy Center.

By Geoffrey HimesMay 25, 2022

Susan Jaffe might blow up the entire way we think about ballet

The former ballerina's vision for American Ballet Theatre could bring the acclaimed company into the 21st century.

By Sarah L. KaufmanMay 23, 2022

They all starred in ‘Godspell.’ Then they became comedy legends.

An oral history of the legendary 1972 Toronto production of “Godspell,” which featured Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Andrea Martin, Victor Garber and Paul Shaffer.

By Zachary Pincus-RothMay 20, 2022

World-premiere plays in D.C. confront trauma in stunning ways

The very best of these, “John Proctor Is the Villain" at Studio Theatre, is nothing less than revelatory

By Peter MarksMay 20, 2022

David Strathairn speaks for a Holocaust hero. It’s time to listen.

Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn stars in "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" at Georgetown University.

By Peter MarksMay 19, 2022

Cast of the Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ is an all-local affair

A cast entirely composed of local actors performs the Thornton Wilder classic at Sidney Harman Hall.

By Thomas FloydMay 19, 2022

For Carol Burnett, the Sondheim award is personal

Signature Theatre bestows its Stephen Sondheim Award on the legendary performer, who was the last person to be handpicked by Sondheim to receive the honor.

By Peter MarksMay 19, 2022

Ralph Fiennes, Jodie Comer and other stars light up London plays

Great actors remind us why we go to the theater, even when we’re weary.

By Peter MarksMay 17, 2022

Spoken-word poetry buoys ‘The Joy That Carries You’ in Olney premiere

An uplifting vision is at the heart of new play by local playwrights Awa Sal Secka and Dani Stoller.

By Celia WrenMay 16, 2022

Q&A: The Estefans on finally seeing their story onstage in Spanish

"On Your Feet!," the Gloria and Emilio Estefan jukebox musical, is making its Spanish language debut at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

By Chris KellyMay 16, 2022

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ is back in D.C. with new rhymes, familiar face

"Hamilton" alumnus Christopher Jackson joins the improvised hip-hop show for performances at the Kennedy Center.

By Thomas FloydMay 11, 2022

June Hansen, prize-winning actress, dies at 95

She won a Helen Hayes Award in 2000 for her supporting performance in Tom Stoppard’s “Indian Ink."

By Adam BernsteinMay 11, 2022

In Paola Lázaro’s new play, revenge isn’t so sweet

‘There’s Always the Hudson,’ a new revenge-themed play by ’The 'Walking Dead’ actress Paola Lázaro, premieres at Woolly Mammoth.

By Geoffrey HimesMay 11, 2022

Mosaic Theater’s ‘Marys Seacole’ is an ode to mothers of all stripes

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s historically inspired meditation on caregiving draws on the autobiography of a British Jamaican nurse.

By Celia WrenMay 10, 2022

Spanish debut of ‘On Your Feet!’ showcases Estefans’ universal appeal

Gloria Estefan wrote new Spanish lyrics for four songs in the jukebox musical, now onstage at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

By Thomas FloydMay 9, 2022

Musical ‘A Strange Loop’ leads the 2022 Tony nominations, with 11 nods

The nominations for the 75th Tony Awards were announced Monday morning.

By Peter MarksMay 9, 2022

Studio Theatre’s ‘John Proctor Is the Villain’ rethinks ‘The Crucible’

Kimberly Belflower's play imagines contemporary high school students considering Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' through the lens of the #MeToo movement.

By Geoffrey HimesMay 5, 2022

High marks for Studio Theatre’s ‘John Proctor Is the Villain’

A knockout cast anchors Kimberly Belflower’s inspired play, which speaks to Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and #MeToo

By Celia WrenMay 4, 2022

Angélique Kidjo’s new musical theater work comes to the Kennedy Center

"Yemandja," a new musical theater work cowritten by Angélique Kidjo, her husband and daughter at the Kennedy Center.

By Mark JenkinsMay 4, 2022