Paul Harris

Review: ‘Blue’


Blue" is a refreshing and enjoyable comedy about the travails of an upper-middle-class Southern black family coping with the rigors of excess. It also provides a delightful vehicle for actress…

Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’


Mrs. Lovett's meat pies may be suspect, but there's plenty to savor in Signature Theater's production of "Sweeney Todd," especially the performances of its principals. Signature's production of the…

D.C. likes ‘Dance’


"Nijinsky's Last Dance," a new solo drama mounted here last fall by the Signature Theater, was the top winner at the Helen Hayes Awards, the D.C. area theater community's annual celebration of…

JFK skeds for 2000


The John F. Kennedy Center will celebrate the millennium with a 16-month schedule of premieres and special events in virtually all aspects of the performing arts, its top brass said here this week.

  • Film

Kennedy Center honors 6


Multifaceted actor-comedian Bill Cosby, singer Willie Nelson, conductor Andre Previn, film star-ambassador Shirley Temple Black and the Broadway composer/lyricist team of John Kander and Fred Ebb…

Review: ‘Ragtime’


The enormous scope and grandeur of "Ragtime" is vividly displayed in the musical's new touring production, imperceptibly scaled back from the Broadway and Los Angeles versions. It's as finely tuned…

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