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Concert Review: ‘Patti Lupone’ at George Mason University as part of Arts by George

Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Broadway leading lady, Patti LuPone made her appearance at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Saturday evening, September 27, 2014. As part of the ninth annual Arts by George! Benefit event held by George Mason University’s College of … [Read More...]

John Hance and Maggie Boland with daughter Willa.

‘A Quick 5′ with Maggie Boland and John Hance

Today marks the third anniversary of A Quick 5 on MD Theatre Guide. When I started this column I never thought it would last this long and be as popular as it has become. Today's column is number 328 which means I have asked 1,640 questions in the past three years. I always knew I talked too … [Read More...]

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News: Costume Designer and Professor at Howard University, Reggie Ray Has Died

Popular costume designer and Professor at Howard University, Reggie Ray passed away this morning. Reggie Ray has designed for Artistic Directors and Directors which include Debbie Allen (Kennedy Center), Al Freeman, Jr. (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), Ron Himes (St. Louis Black Rep.), Mike Malone, … [Read More...]

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Theatre Review: ‘Children of Eden’ by 2nd Star Productions

Children of Eden, produced by 2nd Star Productions, is on stage at the Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park. Original music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird. 2nd Star’s production is directed by Vincent Musgrave, the assistant director is Nathan Bowen, the musical director is Joe Biddle, and is produced by Jane B. Wingard. Based on the book of Genesis, Children of Eden … [Read More...]

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News: Costume Designer and Professor at Howard University, Reggie Ray Has Died

Popular costume designer and Professor at Howard University, Reggie Ray passed away this morning. Reggie Ray has designed for Artistic Directors and Directors which include Debbie Allen (Kennedy Center), Al Freeman, Jr. (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), Ron Himes (St. Louis Black Rep.), Mike Malone, (Howard University), Joy Zinoman (Studio Theatre) and countless others. Theatre Critics have […]

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News: Letter from Actress Irene Worth to Acting Students from 1992

Actress Irene Worth AKA Harriet Elizabeth Abrams was born in 1916 in NE and passed away in 2002 in NYC.  Many of her performances were in London’s West End, frequently playing Shakespearean roles at the Old Vic theatre.  On Broadway, she was the winner of 3 Tony Awards during her long career for her roles in: Tiny Alice (1965),  Sweet […]

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News: Bowie Community Theatre Presents ‘The Murder Room’

The Murder Room  by Jack Sharkey If Monty Python were tasked with rewriting an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the results wouldn’t be half as funny as The Murder Room, where  “murder most foul” becomes “mayhem most farcical.” Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to […]

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John Hance and Maggie Boland with daughter Willa.

‘A Quick 5′ with Maggie Boland and John Hance

Today marks the third anniversary of A Quick 5 on MD Theatre Guide. When I started this column I never thought it would last this long and be as popular as it has become. Today’s column is number 328 which means I have asked 1,640 questions in the past three years. I always knew I […]

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Top 10 Things to Watch for in tonight’s PBS ‘Sweeney Todd’ Telecast

by NY Theatre Guide Staff Writer Jena Tesse Fox   There are many reasons for Sweeney Todd’s enduring popularity: Stephen Sondheim’s rich score, Hugh Wheeler’s grand-est guignol book, the wit, the pathos, the scathing social commentary–all of it combines to create one timeless masterpiece. And while fans will continue to debate the merits of minimalist […]

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‘A Quick 5′ with Dee Hoty

Broadway actress/singer Dee Hoty is currently performing in 9 to 5 the Musical  at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia PA in the role of Violet Newstead. On Broadway she has been seen in such blockbusters as The Will Rogers Follies a Life in Revue (Tony Nomination) and City of Angels. Her two other Tony nominations were […]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

1. Florencia in the Amazon at the Washington National Opera. “…the WNO’s season opener is a mystical, stunning, magical performance which marks a season of firsts and exceptions…” – Jennifer Minich. READ review. Synopsis: Two-time Grammy Award–winning American soprano Christine Goerke stars as a famous opera singer who embarks upon an enchanted riverboat journey in late Mexican […]