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…
The upcoming season in D.C. is shaping up as a real tragedy -- a Greek tragedy. Three prominent Washington theaters are planning energetic new adaptations of Greek classics as part of a season…
Showbiz employers and impresarios are greeting with mixed reviews a new regulation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service aimed at expediting the processing of visas for foreign entertainers.
Woolly Mammoth Theater Co.'s intrepid pursuit of the fringes in theater has turned up "Andromeda Shack," a wacky comedy by David Bucci that is entertainingly cranked to the fullest in this…
Professional theater in D.C. was saluted last week during the 17th annual Helen Hayes Awards, which honored artists and productions from 11 different theater companies. Signature Theater's production…