Theatre News: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Presents the World Premiere of ‘Cinder-Rachella’

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The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series will wrap its second season with the world premiere of Cinder-Rachella, a new musical adaptation which celebrates Jewish and Israeli culture through the eyes of the iconic fairytale Princess. The JCCNV commissioned the new work from Leslie A. Kobylinski (book and lyrics) and Alvin […]

Theatre News: Signature Theatre Honors Jonathan Tunick at 6th Annual Sondheim Award Gala

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On April 7, 2014, Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers, and John Leslie Wolfe performed alongside an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia’s Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre honored renowned orchestrator and longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborator, Jonathan Tunick. Tunick received Signature’s sixth Stephen Sondheim Award at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America’s most influential musical theater writer and […]

Theatre News: No Rules Theatre Co. Names New Full Time Artistic Director & New Board of Directors

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No Rules Theatre Co. (NRTC), the original dual-headquartered theatre company based in Winston-Salem, NC, and Arlington, VA, has announced the appointment of Joshua Morgan as its first full-time Artistic Director, supervising artistic and management operations for the organization. The position was created through a generous grant from The Winston-Salem Foundation and private donors. The company also announced new […]

Season Announcement: Folger Theatre Announces it’s 2014/2015 Season

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Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2014/15 season. With six full Shakespeare productions on stage at the Folger to celebrate the Bard’s 450th, Folger Theatre will start the upcoming season with two special, limited engagements by London’s Shakespeare’s Globe. First, the acclaimed staging of Hamlet, seen at the Folger in 2012, […]

Theatre News: Interview with Molly Smith, Director of ‘The Velocity of Autumn’ on Broadway

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Molly Smith is a natural born leader.  Whether she is directing a play or leading a cause in her community in Washington, D.C., Molly Smith is able to unite and motivate people to complete the project at hand. Just last year, she directed Academy Award® winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, August: Osage County) and two-time […]

Season Announcement: Studio Theatre Unveils New Brand and Announces it’s 2014/2015 Season

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STUDIO THEATRE ANNOUNCES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID MUSE’S FIFTH SEASON, INTRODUCES NEW BRAND, LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, AND ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ARCHITECT DAVID SCHWARZ World premiere slapstick comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley in its Subscription Series Studio produces its first commissioned play with Rachel Bonds’ The Wolfe Twins in Studio Lab David Schwarz to oversee […]

Season Announcement: Vagabond Players Announce 2014-2015 Season

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The Vagabond Players, America’s oldest continuously running little theatre, announces it’s 99th season. VAGABOND PLAYERS 2014-2015 SEASON September 5 – 28:  ART (by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton), directed by Howard Berkowitz. An explosively funny and smart Tony Award-winning comedy that explores the boundaries of friendship and art. October 17 – November 23:  AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (music […]

Theatre News: Signature in the Schools Gives Area Students a Professional Experience with ‘Hero Worship’

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Lots of theatre programs give young people a chance to be in a production in an educational setting. A recent example of this would be Les Misérables at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. For the past 19 years, Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA has been kicking this concept up a notch by […]

Contest: Tell Us Your Best High School Memory and Win A Pair of Tickets to ‘Bring It On The Musical’ at Strathmore

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Hey all you guys and gals out there in theatre land. Here is your chance to win a pair of seats to the high energy, cheerleadable national tour of the recent Broadway musical Bring It On The Musical this Saturday evening March 29th at 8:00pm at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda MD. It’s totally […]

Theatre News: Valerie Lemon Sings Marvin Hamlisch

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  Cabarets are the hot ticket in New York City these days.  Clubs like the Metropolitan and Café Carlyle regularly sell out.  One of the reasons they do is performer Valerie Lemon.  Annapolis audiences heard her sing in September when Live Arts Maryland opened the season with a celebration of Marvin Hamlisch’s music in a […]

Season Announcement: Signature Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary Season

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Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre  in Arlington VA. announces its 25th Anniversary season, illustrating its commitment to provide theater artists a home to create, explore and reinvent new works. “This season is more than just celebrating our 25 years as a respected regional theatre in America” stated Signature’s Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. “It’s about collaborating with artists that […]

Season Announcement: Center Stage Announces 2014/15 Season

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An Epic Revival of a Masterpiece, a Bold Co-production, and the First Ever Festival Celebrating one of America’s Brightest Playwrights are the Cornerstones of Center Stage’s Ambitious 2014/15 Season Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah announces today Center Stage’s 2014/15 Season-and invites audiences to step into new worlds.  Highlights include a new revival of the classic Amadeus; […]

Season Announcement: Rep Stage proudly announces its 2014-2015 Season

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Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), proudly announces its 2014-15 season lineup. Themes of transition and transformation abound in Rep Stage’s first season produced by new artistic leadership Suzanne Beal and Joseph W. Ritsch, Co-Producing Artistic Directors. Rep Stage is the first place winner of the 2013 MD Theatre Guide […]

Theatre News: Announcement of Winners of the 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH)

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The winners of the 14th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) were announced Sunday,  March 9, 2014 at 7 PM at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. MDTG posted the winners as soon as each winner was announced. *WINNER Nominations for outstanding technical achievements. Outstanding Set Design in a Musical (5) *Jared Davis– Avenue Q – Dominion Stage […]