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Black Pearl Sings! Touches on Harsh, Comical Realities

DC theatergoers have rare access to what playwright Frank Higgins would consider an “authentic doorway into the past.” Higgins’ Black Pearl Sings! comes to life at Spooky Action Theater, exploding with songs and narratives that delicately address timely social issues while exposing the harsh, yet comical, realities of the past.   Based on the relationships […]

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A Conversation with Edward Gero on Arena Stage's "Junk"

Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar’s play Junk is coming to…

Stage and Screen: April 2019

THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 28 Mosaic Theater Company ‘s Native…

Lewis Black is Still Pissed, and It's Still Funny

I knew comedian Lewis Black would provide a conversation laced…

Queen of Basel's Playwright Discusses Adaptation and Influences

Any time a contemporary artist decides to tackle and untangle…

Amanda Gookin Discusses Forward Music Project

Classical music is not generally associated with political activism,…

Hands On A Hardbody Depicts Struggle For Opportunity

Many catalysts that preclude the American Dream are found in…

Kristin Chenoweth Brings Wicked Fun to Strathmore

They say good things come in small packages, and 4-foot-11 dynamo…

Amanda Palmer Gets Deeply Personal with No Intermission

It’s no surprise Amanda Palmer tweeted a video of Rocky’s…
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all-day Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre
Mar 8 – May 22 all-day
Into the Woods @ Ford's Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Into the Woods is a darkly funny reimagining of several beloved fairy tales from the minds of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The play follows a baker and his wife on a quest to break[...]
Mar
27
Wed
all-day Mosaic Theater Company ‘s Native... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mosaic Theater Company ‘s Native... @ Atlas Performing Arts Center
Mar 27 – Apr 28 all-day
The infamous streets of Southside Chicago set the scene in this dramatic, gripping production of Native Son. Adapted from Richard Wright’s legendary novel, Native Son tells the story of Bigger Thomas. When Bigger gets a well-paying job as[...]
Apr
24
Wed
all-day The Who’s Tommy at Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center
The Who’s Tommy at Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center
Apr 24 – Apr 29 all-day
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Who’s legendary debut album, The Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage presents rock musical The Who’s Tommy. Starring Riverdale’s Casey Cott, Tony Award winner Christian Borle and Hamilton’s Mandy[...]
Apr
26
Fri
all-day Jubilee at Arena Stage @ Arena Stage
Jubilee at Arena Stage @ Arena Stage
Apr 26 – Jun 2 all-day
From acclaimed playwright and director Tazewell Thompson comes an inspirational tribute performance based on the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. The renowned African American acapella group broke enormous racial barriers in the late 19th century, funding[...]
Apr
30
Tue
all-day Spunk at Signature Theatre @ Signature Theatre
Spunk at Signature Theatre @ Signature Theatre
Apr 30 – Jun 26 all-day
Based on three short stories by Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston and adapted by Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Spunk combines elements of storytelling, music and dance. This lively production promises to entertain audiences with[...]