News: Twin Beach Players Announces Winners of 9th Annual Kids Playwriting Festival

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Twin Beach Players is proud to present the 9th Annual Kids Playwriting Festival – August 1-3 & August 8-10, 2014. Plays written, directed, and performed by kids! Children from all over Maryland submitted their plays for judging by a panel of professional theater folk, including myself. Six winners were selected and their plays will be professionally produced. All […]

News: MD Theatre Guide Offers New Self-Post News Service for Theatre, Music, & Dance Companies

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The MD Theatre Guide now offers a new self-post news service for theatre, music, and dance companies. About Self-Post News Service Newsworthy stories relating to theatre, music, or dance are welcome and may be submitted in the form of a News Release for publication on MDTheatreGuide.Com. MDTG receives many press releases per day and can’t possibly […]

News: Arrest Made in Robbery of Actor Frank Britton at Silver Spring Metro Taxi Stand

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An arrest has been made by Montgomery County Police Detectives in the assault and robbery of actor Frank Britton that occurred at the Silver Spring Metro Taxi Stand on May 27, 2014. Today, MCPD Detectives of the Silver Spring Investigative Section and members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District,  arrested Elijah Jeremiah Smith, age […]

Photo Gallery: ‘Impossible! A Happenstance Circus’ at Theatre Project

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READ Lynne Menefee’s review of Impossible! A Happenstance Circus at Theatre Project.

News: Actor Frank Britton Attacked on Way Home from Opening Night in Silver Spring

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Frank Britton, one of the area’s busiest actors was brutally attacked in Silver Spring MD by four lowlifes on May 26th 2014 as he was hailing a cab to go home. Britton is currently performing in Forum Theatre’s prodcution of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot which had its official opening last night. Britton spent the […]

News: MD Theatre Guide Announces April Forrer as Managing Editor

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It is with great pleasure that I announce April Forrer as MD Theatre Guide’s new Managing Editor. Since August of 2012, April Forrer has been the Greater Baltimore Area Editor.  During that time she has proven herself to be thorough in editing reviews and committed to bringing to you her special column, Rising Star which shines the spotlight on a […]

Theatre News: Theatre Lab’s 4th Annual Dramathon to Support the Send a Kid to Camp Campaign Raises Over $14,000

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Every once in a while I get to work an event that gives me total satisfaction. This past Friday night at Theater J was one of those times. As you might know from past features, I will always maintain that the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts IS the finest arts in education institution […]

Season Announment: Everyman Theatre Announces an Exciting and Diverse 2014/15 Season

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Everyman Theatre is pleased to announce its 2014/15 season. The line-up includes three exciting award-winning Baltimore premieres – The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck, Grounded by George Brant and Ruined by Lynn Nottage – and three classics of the theatrical repertoire – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward and Deathtrap by Ira Levin. […]

Theatre News: Some of DC Theater’s Biggest Names Return for the Theatre Lab’s Fourth Annual Dramathon

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The Theatre Lab’s Dramathon, May 16 at 10:30 p.m. at Theater J, brings together Theatre Lab students and some of the Washington DC area’s best-known professional actors in staged readings of new short plays written by accomplished local playwrights, all for the benefit of The Theatre Lab’s scholarship fund. The actors scheduled to appear – […]

News: Awards, Cocktails and a Constant Undercurrent, Reflections on the Helen Hayes Awards from a First Time Attendee

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This past Monday evening, the 30th annual Helen Hayes Awards were handed out at the National Building Museum in DC and for the first time I was privileged to be in attendance. As you might know, this year’s award show was done in a less formal format with the party and awards show in the […]

Season Announcement: Wolf Trap Announces 22 New Shows for Summer 2014 Season

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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces a second set of performances to complete the 2014 Summer season. Wolf Trap offers unparalleled diversity in programming in a stunning natural environment, and builds upon its founding principles of celebrating music while nurturing the next generation through education. “We are proud to present an extraordinary season filled with […]

Theatre News: Announcement of Recipients of the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards

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HHA Nominees & Recipients   MDTG announced each recipient as it was read as noted in BOLD. Congratulations to all of this years nominees and award recipients. Outstanding Choreography, Resident Musical – 2014 Karma Camp Hello, Dolly!  Ford’s Theatre and Signature Theatre Rachel Leigh Dolan Cabaret  The Keegan Theatre Maurice Hines Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life  Arena Stage Josh Rhodes A Funny […]

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 […]