There is delightful irony in Jane Alexander's return to Washington as Ibsen's tragic Mrs. Alving -- a role in which she gets to chide a prudish arts critic in act one. This production is directed and…
Eager to catch the film's hefty winds, Fran and Barry Weissler have hurriedly hoisted anchor on yet another lengthy tour of "Chicago." But not too hurriedly. This veteran-laden version is fully…
Two of D.C.'s most prominent and progressive theater companies are in transition. Simultaneous construction projects will provide an enviable downtown address for the Woolly Mammoth Theater Co. and a…
Comedian Lily Tomlin has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive its annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Kudos will be awarded here Oct. 26 in a celeb-filled presentation that will air…
The Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration was a predictable winner May 5 at D.C. theater's Helen Hayes Awards. But the annual kudofest also served as the surprise unveiling of the Synetic Theater, a…
Given Signature Theater a.d. Eric Schaeffer's reputation as a savvy interpreter of Stephen Sondheim, it is little wonder his first mounting of Sondheim's 30-year-old "Follies" would have Washington…
James A. Johnson, chairman of the Kennedy Center, will step down in January after seven years in the high-profile post.
Executives from 17 minority-owned theaters and arts groups from around the country are getting a crash course in the finer points of arts management from the Kennedy Center's Vilar Institute -- all…
The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts says he hopes the upcoming 100-community tour of Shakespearean plays by six theater companies will spur other NEA-funded theatrical tours.
One of the undisputed gems of the current theater season here is this sublime production of Maxwell Anderson's 1930 love story about Queen Elizabeth I, based loosely on the monarch's relationship…
Look out, L.A.: Washington, D.C., has quietly slipped past you as the nation's second liveliest theater town, at least in terms of numbers.
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