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.
The wheels of justice operate at breakneck speed in "A Time to Kill," a new stage adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel that examines whether it's ever permissible to take the law into one's hands.
The lavish and entirely satisfying production includes a full orchestra, eye-popping designs and a 40-person cast headed by Bernadette Peters.
D.C.'s Theater J completes its most financially rewarding season to date with "The Moscows of Nantucket," a new dramedy about the levels of discord that prevent a prosperous family from savoring its…
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…