Former Texas governor Ann Richards, one of the Lone Star State's more colorful and outspoken figures, is impersonated with full frontal feistiness in "Ann," a solo play written and performed by…
"Forrest Gump," Disney's "Bambi," "Norma Rae," "The Silence of the Lambs," "War of the Worlds" and Charlie Chaplin's first full-length pic, "The Kid," are among 25 movies selected by the Library of…
The nation's capital embraced five titans of the performing arts Sunday night at the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors, this city's premiere gathering of political and entertainment nobility.
Blake Robison, producing artistic director of the Round House Theater in Bethesda, Md., for the past 7 years, will ankle the post in June to become honcho of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The…
Who would have thought a steady stream of shameless rhymes and groan-worthy puns could be such a hoot? But in the pitiless hands of playwright David Ives -- whose play "Venus in Fur" opens on…
The Signature Theater musical production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," that enduring slice of Americana, suffers from an inadequate book that grinds sluggishly to a foregone conclusion.
The Boy Detective Fails," author Joe Meno's quirky novel about life's mysteries, makes a thought-provoking season-opener at Signature Theater, one of two new shows premiering in repertory at the…
For many theaters, it's hard enough to pull together the money to produce one new musical, let alone two at the same time.
Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Barbara Cook, Yo-Yo Ma and jazz great Sonny Rollins have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors.
A revival of "Uncle Vanya" set in 1950s-era Russia and performed in Australian "shrimp-on-the-baahbie" twang? Yes, it works -- does it ever -- in this sublime revival of the Chekhov classic by the…
Give the people what they want: Two Washington, D.C., theaters are doing just that, and in the process have jump-started their seasons.