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.
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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…
Eyebrows were raised in the Washington, D.C., theater community last spring when "Crowns," a gospel musical written by Regina Taylor, walked off with four Helen Hayes Awards, including the season's…
The Kennedy Center's three-month retrospective of Tennessee Williams has been uniformly successful at laying bare with great sensitivity the author's searing insights into dysfunctional families…
The Kennedy Center's festival of plays by Tennessee Williams is proving to be a consistently high-level affair. "A Streetcar Named Desire" is followed by a high-voltage version of "Cat on a Hot Tin…
Lorne Michaels, the gag writer who changed the face of television comedy when he created NBC's "Saturday Night Live" almost 30 years ago, has been selected by the Kennedy Center to receive its annual…