Latest from Peter Marks

With three new musicals this fall, D.C. is reasserting its status as a premier Broadway tryout town

Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company are teaming up with Broadway producers, with all three shows running during the holiday season.
  • Jul 24, 2021

The Lincoln Memorial will light up the Mall on eve of 9/11, with a Broadway musical noting an arts rebirth and a solemn anniversary

“Come From Away” comes back to D.C. in a unique one-night concert version, free to all.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Signature Theatre names Matthew Gardiner as new artistic director

The 37-year-old succeeds founder Eric Schaeffer, who retired in the wake of harassment allegations. He will be the youngest leader of a major Washington-area theater.
  • Jul 13, 2021

Broadway, and the rest of New York’s cultural life, is on the cusp of a vibrant rebound

With covid cases on the decline, a capital of the arts is finding its mojo again, with a big slate of shows returning in record time.
  • Jul 11, 2021

Ann Dowd, the twisted Aunt Lydia of ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ beguiles in a new take on Ibsen’s ‘Enemy of the People’

Newfangled storytelling is the name of the game, as theater emerges from the pandemic shutdown.
  • Jul 1, 2021

Bruce Springsteen turns the lights of Broadway back on. And the effect is electric.

“Springsteen on Broadway,” a master showman’s amalgam of great music and emotional storytelling, is the first show back after the coronavirus shutdown.
  • Jun 27, 2021
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The 2020 Democratic National Convention won with viewers. Now its organizers hope to win an Emmy.

A campaign seeks unprecedented creative arts nominations for the convention and inauguration.
  • Jun 23, 2021

Van Gogh’s images move in the cinematic ‘Immersive Van Gogh.’ But will the show move New Yorkers?

A new way to look at art arrives in the city — and producers hope the concept has legs.
  • Jun 17, 2021

The tango is back. And it’s never felt more vital.

Intimacy has been restored to the D.C. stage with GALA Hispanic Theatre’s “Ella Es Tango,” a celebration for post-pandemic times.
  • Jun 15, 2021

Signature Theatre’s ‘After Midnight’ has Christopher Jackson in it, but misses that live, in-person heat

The production, directed and choreographed by Jared Grimes, is available until Aug. 4.
  • Jun 13, 2021