Life in Atlanta during the 1950s offered a bitter stew of promise and prejudice for African-Americans, concludes S.M. Shephard-Massat in her new play, "Starving." These inherent conflicts create an…
In what is clearly a first for D.C. theater, four new plays by African-American playwrights about the black experience are premiering simultaneously on Washington stages. Although partially…
The success of the musical "Crowns," about African-American women and their church hats, has led to a sequel of sorts from Arena Stage. Commissioned from a treatise by "Crowns" author Craig Marberry…
A highlight of the Kennedy Center's monthlong festival of arts from China is the first visit to the U.S. of the Beijing People's Art Theater to perform its signature play, "Teahouse." Written in…
In taking home the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday night, Steve Martin quipped after receiving a miniature bust of the 19th century humorist: "This prize is special because it's…
Oh, how we yearn for simpler times, when the influence of a crooked U.S. senator could be purchased for a reasonable sum and -- but wait, that hasn't changed, has it? No siree, which is why Garson…
Not one but two productions of Garson Kanin's 1946 comedy "Born Yesterday" will be mounted in October, by D.C.'s Arena Stage and South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, Calif.
A pillar of live theater throughout the ages is the Passion play, the timeless ritual from the Bible performed by Christians, often in the face of political and social upheaval. Playwright Sarah Ruhl…
"Urinetown," the irreverent peek at free enterprise and musical theater, is now a smash hit in the nation's capital, kickstarting a promising fall season.
Thesps Robert Redford and Julie Harris, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner and dancer Suzanne Farrell have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the org announced Tuesday.