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  • 'The Book Of Mormon' Scores Top Honors at D.C.'s Helen Hayes Awards

    A touring production of Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon" and local revivals of "Hello Dolly!" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" were each multiple winners April 21 at the Helen Hayes Awards, the D.C. area's annual theater kudofest. "Dolly," a co-production of...
  • Review: Paul Robeson's roots examined in 'Tallest Tree in the Forest'

    Review: Paul Robeson's roots examined in 'Tallest Tree in the Forest'
    Multi-hyphenated celebrities are all the rage these days, but none can match the gravitas of Paul Robeson. Singer, classical actor and civil rights activist, Robeson (1898-1976) had given up a career in law to pursue the stage after distinguishing...
  • Patrick Mulcahy: Shakespeare expresses complexity of our experience

    As we celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday Wednesday in an era of tweets, videos and texts, Shakespeare remains bold, vital and present. He is everywhere, and whether we know it or not, for most of those 450 years, he has been working his...
  • Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...
  • Meryl Streep's Summer At The O'Neill

     Meryl Streep's Summer At The O'Neill
    Before her three Oscars and 18 nominations, before her Emmys, medals, honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards, even before her first New York job as an actor, Meryl Streep spent a summer at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'...
  • Daniel Radcliffe gets raves for 'Cripple of Inishmaan' on Broadway

    Daniel Radcliffe returned to Broadway on Sunday with the official opening of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" at the Cort Theatre in New York. The drama is the third Broadway outing for Radcliffe, who performed in the play last year in a...
  • Auditions scheduled for 'Spamalot'

    Auditions scheduled for 'Spamalot'
    Bolingbrook's Theatre on the Hill is inviting aspiring actors to audition for this summer's musical comedy, Monty Python's "Spamalot," on April 28 and April 29. Staff members are seeking a large cast of people 12 and older, according to a press release....
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stew, Suzan-Lori Parks and a Beastie Boy Pack the Public Theater's 2014-15 Slate

    A new musical from the writer-composer and director behind Tony winner "In the Heights," another by the creatives of Off Broadway-to-Broadway transfer "Passing Strange," a new play by a Pulitzer winner and a tuner that teams "Hairspray" songwriters with a...
  • Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to Produce Oscar Show Again

    Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been set to produce their third consecutive Oscar show, which will be held Feb. 22. The producers will next choose the host, but no word yet on whether Ellen DeGeneres will repeat, or if the duo will pick someone new....
  • Musicians' choices will shape chamber concert

    Members of the Columbia Orchestra get to explore compositions written for smaller ensembles when they perform a free chamber concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia. Most of the pieces involve quartet and quintet...
  • Broadway Review: 'Violet' Starring Sutton Foster

    With Idina, Hedwig, and Sally Bowles in town, is it possible for a modest musical heroine like "Violet" to survive on Broadway? Let's hope so, because helmer Leigh Silverman and collaborating creatives have done a lovely job of reviving this winsome...