Theatre Review: ‘Evita’ at Kennedy Center

Caroline Bowman as Eva Perón. Photo by Richard Termine.

The original productions of certain musicals are forever etched in your memory. West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof are two examples of this. The original choreography and production concepts were so perfect it’s impossible to see the shows any other way. The 1980 Tony Award winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim […]

News: A Touching and Fitting Tribute for Actress Tana Hicken

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This past Monday evening, in the Studio Theatre’s Metheny space, members of the DC theatre community came together, to remember one of our finest actresses. Tana Hicken passed away at age 70 on August 17th from a rare autoimmune disorder. In her distinguished career she performed in a staggering 156 productions playing everything from Shakespeare […]

Concert Review: ‘Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No.1’ presented by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Music Center at Strathmore

Marin Alsop and James Ehnes

Going to a classical concert can be somewhat of a crapshoot. Sometimes the music is glorious and other times it’s a crashing bore. This past Saturday evening’s BSO concert at the Music Center at Strathmore not only had music that was interesting musically but ran the gamut from old time classical all the way up […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Maggie Boland and John Hance

John Hance and Maggie Boland with daughter Willa.

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 […]

‘A Quick 5′ with John Preece

John Preece

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof , today’s A Quick 5 subject is a man who knows the show very very well. John Preece has played in many productions of Fiddler on the Roof  either as Lazar Wolf or Tevye. All totaled he has played the show 3,455 performances. Broken down, […]

Theatre Review: ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia PA

The cast of 9 to 5 The Musical. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Taking a hit movie and turning it into a property for the stage is always a risky proposition. Sometimes it comes off successfully and other times it fails miserably. When it does fail, it’s because the production team usually throws the movie up on stage without doing anything to make it theatrical. This however is […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jane Horwitz

Jane Horwitz

Jane Horwitz is someone you might know from a number of local entertainment mediums. If you read the Washington Post regularly, then you know about Jane’s work as a reviewer and that she has a column called The Family Filmgoer which she has been writing since 1993. From 1997 to 2011 she wrote the Post’s Backstage […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Gillian Williams

Gillian Williams

Gillian Williams is currently starring as Abby in Belleville at Studio Theatre. She was recently seen in Venus in Fur at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company. Other regional theatre credits include Cabaret at Trinity Repertory Theatre, A Christmas Carol at Hartford Stage, and Hamlet and boom at Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre. Gillian was one of […]

News: Actor Joseph Marcell Keeping a Strong Theater Tradition Alive by Touring Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ to the Masses

Joseph Marcell

Actor Joseph Marcell is living his dream right now. He is currently touring the states playing the lead role in Shakespeare’s King Lear. This production started at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and is now playing at our very own Folger Theatre through September 21st. The DC press core was recently invited to participate in a […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Brynn O’Malley

Brynn O'Malley

Brynn O’Malley is currently starring in the dual roles of Dot/Marie in Signature Theatre’s fantastic production of Sunday in the Park with George.  She has appeared on Broadway in Annie (revival), Wicked, Sunday In The Park With George (revival at Roundabout Theatre Company), Hairspray and Beauty And The Beast. In DC she appeared at Arena Stage in She Loves […]

Theater Review: ‘Spark’ presented by Theater Alliance at Anacostia Playhouse

L-R Anna Lathrop and Alison Donelly. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

The topic of what happens to our service men and women has been explored in numerous film and TV shows as well as on stage. Theater Alliance is opening its twelfth season with a world premiere play in which the main topic is just that. Spark by Caridad Svich tells the story of the Glimord […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jenna Sokolowski

Jenna Sokolowski

Jenna Sokolowski is currently opening the 2014/15 season of Arena Stage as Phyllis in the world premiere of The Shoplifters which runs through October 19th. Although this is her Arena Stage debut, she has been performing in and around the area for over ten years. Select area appearances include Beneatha’s Place and Clybourne Park at CenterStage, Maria […]