Early in the Signature Theater's new musical "The Highest Yellow," an earnest character sings, "You need the dark to make the light lighter; you need the scream to make the quiet hurt." The lyric…
When the entrepreneurial business plan of a born-again Christian turns sour, is it God's will? That's just one of the ethereal questions posed in "Grace," an intriguing new play by Craig Wright…
It's a good thing Lorne Michaels can take a joke. The creator of "Saturday Night Live" had to bask in some mighty irreverent praise Monday night as the latest recipient of the Kennedy Center's annual…
There's something eerie about watching Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker" at historic Ford's Theater. The chestnut is being resurrected on its 50th anniversary by the facility's new producing…
Ernest Thompson's touching "On Golden Pond" has always been a perfect vehicle for star turns. Along come James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams as the summering Thayers, and what an endearing couple they…
From its 120-seat space wedged into a former auto repair shop here, the 15-year-old Signature Theater has built a national reputation for its innovative productions, especially musicals.
Six titans of the performing arts have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors.
Kennedy Center president Michael M. Kaiser received a ringing endorsement from the center's board this week -- a six-year extension of his contract through Dec. 31, 2011.
"Arts organizations throughout the world must learn to become more entrepreneurial as they reach out to private sources of funding, many for the first time," says Kennedy Center prexy Michael Kaiser.
As the Baby Boom generation ponders appropriate care for its elderly parents, playwright Ian Cohen explains what not to do in a new comedy that stretches -- or should we say obliterates -- the…
"One Red Flower," Paris Barclay's paean to American soldiers who fought and died in Vietnam, gets high marks for sincerity. But this earnest musical, derived from actual letters from GIs, is also an…