Comedian Will Ferrell has been selected by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Award will be presented Oct. 23 at a Kennedy Center event to be taped for…
"It's a tie" were the three most frequently uttered words during Monday night's Helen Hayes Awards presentations, the D.C. theater community's annual celebration of the preceding year's legit…
A whopping five world premieres, four of them tuners, are on tap for Signature Theater's 2011-12 slate -- the most ever to be mounted in a single season by the D.C. area's 22-year-old troupe.
World preems by playwrights Jason Grote and Anne Washburn and a collaboration with Chi's Second City will are set for the 2011-12 sked at D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theater Company.
If there's any doubt that Washington, D.C. has evolved into a serious theater town, two projects with divergent aims should put that to rest: The Arena Stage is presenting a festival devoted to the…
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. preem of Alan Bennett comedy "The Habit of Art" and a regional production of recent Broadway alum "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" are among the shows lined up for the 2011-12…
An exclusive engagement of the Sydney Theater Company's Cate Blanchett-toplined production of "Uncle Vanya" and an in-house revival of the 1940 tuner "Pal Joey," with a new book by Terrence McNally…
President Obama will award the National Medal of Arts today to nine well known individuals and one pioneering dance festival in the White House's annual celebration of the arts in America.
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee vowed Wednesday to pursue legislation sought by studios, music labels and others to battle piracy on the Internet.
President Obama's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year retains funding for public broadcasting but calls for a 13% cut in funding for the arts.