Arena Stage was the big winner at the 20th annual Helen Hayes Awards May 10, reaping eight honors including four for the musical "Crowns," Regina Taylor's gospel-infused vignettes about…
A new Michael John LaChiusa musical about Vincent van Gogh and a lost play by Sophie Treadwell are among a host of premieres to be mounted by D.C.-area resident theaters next season. The adventurous…
The Kennedy Center has a tough act to follow this summer -- itself. Two years ago Michael Kaiser, the center's artistic chief, got the D.C. mainstay back into the theater-producing business in a big…
You say an ailing Aretha Franklin can't make your shindig? No problem. Simply enlist Liza Minnelli , and let her wow the audience.
Like a tasty plate of hors d'oeuvres, five delicious one-acts open the Kennedy Center's four-month festival "Tennessee Williams Explored," superbly mounted by D.C.'s Shakespeare Theater. Four of them…
The Washington, D.C., area's newest performing arts facility, the 2,000-seat Music Center at Strathmore, opens in February with an eclectic schedule aimed at introducing the auditorium to a wide, new…
In a mythical village tucked in the mountains, lonely hearts flutter with passion before bursting into song. But this is no Brigadoon. No way, Jose. Although it, too, is lost in time, it's a spartan…
The Royal Shakespeare Co.'s next visit to the Kennedy Center will feature Vanessa Redgrave, who returns to the RSC after 40 years to perform the title role in Euripides' "Hecuba."
"Having a Frank Loesser musical that's never been produced is the theater world's equivalent to discovering a lost album of the Beatles," says Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage. The D.C…
Executives of Ford's Theater are in a celebratory mood following a boffo fundraising gala that will be telecast by ABC on Independence Day.
WASHINGTON - Arena Stage received 28 nominations for this year's Helen Hayes Awards, leading a crowd of 69 professional theaters that performed in the D.C. area during 2003.