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.
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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.
Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has a message for America: The Bard is back.
Neena Beber has written a remarkably absorbing, complex and intelligent play about the relationship of a trio of young urbanites seeking fulfillment. It's being given a first-rate sendoff in this…
Signature Theater artistic director Eric Schaeffer, who specializes in rehabilitating troubled musicals, has been granted the rights to rework Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 show "Allegro."
Ben Jonson's "The Silent Woman" is a historically significant piece of buffoonery that enthralled 17th- and 18th-century audiences. A few centuries later it registers as a mildly amusing period…