Paul Harris

Risk brings reward


It's fitting that D.C.'s Theater J launches its new season this month with a premiere by theater scholar-director-critic Robert Brustein. "Spring Forward, Fall Back" is billed as a partly…

Twain Prize fetes Simon


The list of actors who owe much of their careers to playwright Neil Simon is long and impressive. Many of them were on hand here Sunday to honor Simon as he received the Kennedy Center's annual Mark…

Round House boosts rep


The ascension of Round House Theater among D.C.'s top-tier professional troupes is being officially recognized with its entry into the powerful League of Resident Theaters. Yet while the move might…

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KenCen taps class


Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday.

D.C. dons its fringe


You say your theater company got bumped from its performance space just 10 days before opening night? No problem. Simply move from the fountain you had booked to a public swimming pool across town.

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