Two prominent D.C. area resident theaters, the Studio Theater and Olney Theater Center for the Arts, have launched aggressive expansion programs to create new performance and administrative spaces.
Underwriting major performances over the next decade, Virginia businesswoman and arts philanthropist Catherine B. Reynolds has donated to the Kennedy Center its largest programming-related gift ever…
In what amounts to a learning experience for all concerned, D.C.'s Studio Theater has reached an accommodation with playwright David Grimm over the scribe's objections to its production of his play…
Playwright David Grimm is up in arms over the current production of his play "Kit Marlowe" at the Studio Theater here, accusing director Michael Chamberlain of extensively rewriting the play, cutting…
A sluggish economy and public concerns about terrorism are buffeting nonprofit regional theaters here in many ways, according to concerned managers in the Washington area.
Arts organizations are under maximum stress from terrorism and the weak economy, and they need to respond with aggressive programming and marketing activities, says Michael M. Kaiser, president of…
Two major D.C. theaters, Arena Stage and the Shakespeare Theater, have opened their schedules with new productions that combine several classic tragedies by the playwright and some of his…
The Kennedy Center will dole out more than $125,000 to five theaters and eight playwrights in the latest round of grants under its Fund for New American Plays program.
The Kennedy Center has inked Christine Baranski and Brian Stokes Mitchell to play the principal roles in its upcoming production of "Sweeney Todd," one of six Stephen Sondheim musicals it will…
Actress Julie Andrews, pianist Van Cliburn, music producer-composer Quincy Jones, actor Jack Nicholson and tenor Luciano Pavarotti will be this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.
Executives of the Kennedy Center are busily preparing for one of the most significant openings in the center's history. Sept. 6 marks the debut of the center's Vilar Institute for Arts Management, a…