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On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

REVIEW: Synetic takes on H.G. Wells’ “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

Performing Arts:  Welcome Kano

Performing Arts: Welcome Kano

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington welcomes Thea Kano as its new artistic director.

On Stage: In the Rear View

On Stage: In the Rear View

REVIEW: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Ford’s, a play for a bygone era.

Performing Arts: Queen of Excess

Performing Arts: Queen of Excess

REVIEW: Woolly's 'Marie Antoinette' a reminder of over consumption in a modern age.

Performing Arts:  Peking Opera

Performing Arts: Peking Opera

Performances of traditional Chinese plays marked the 120th birthday of Mei Lanfang.

Performing Arts: Stealing the Show

Performing Arts: Stealing the Show

REVIEW: Lighthearted ‘The Shoplifters’ tackles bigger issues.


On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

On Stage: Where the Wild Things Cower

17 October 2014

REVIEW: Synetic takes on H.G. Wells’ “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

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Performing Arts:  Welcome Kano

Performing Arts: Welcome Kano

14 October 2014

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington welcomes Thea Kano as its new artistic director.

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On Stage: In the Rear View

On Stage: In the Rear View

07 October 2014

REVIEW: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at Ford’s, a play for a bygone era.

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Performing Arts: Queen of Excess

Performing Arts: Queen of Excess

01 October 2014

REVIEW: Woolly's 'Marie Antoinette' a reminder of over consumption in a modern age.

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Performing Arts:  Peking Opera

Performing Arts: Peking Opera

25 September 2014

Performances of traditional Chinese plays marked the 120th birthday of Mei Lanfang.

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Performing Arts: Stealing the Show

Performing Arts: Stealing the Show

25 September 2014

REVIEW: Lighthearted ‘The Shoplifters’ tackles bigger issues.

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Performing Arts: Searching for Tragedy

Performing Arts: Searching for Tragedy

11 September 2014

REVIEW: Globe's 'King Lear' goes light on traditionally grim tale.

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Performing Arts: Sound Proof

Performing Arts: Sound Proof

29 August 2014

Life's anthology: Live recording captures legendary gospel artist Richard Smallwood's genius.

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Performing Arts: Dreaming of Sunday

Performing Arts: Dreaming of Sunday

22 August 2014

REVIEW: Signature's revival of Sondheim's 'Sunday in the Park with George' sparkles.

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Performing Arts:  Flourishing Season

Performing Arts: Flourishing Season

21 August 2014

Round Up: A look back at some of the season's most memorable concerts and performances.

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Performing Arts: High School Sweetheart

Performing Arts: High School Sweetheart

17 July 2014

REVIEW: Taking another stab at "Carrie: The Musical."

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Performing Arts: One-Stop Shop

Performing Arts: One-Stop Shop

25 June 2014

REVIEW: ‘Buyer & Cellar’ takes an affectionate, satirical look at Barbra Streisand's quirks.

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Performing Arts: Journey to Coron

Performing Arts: Journey to Coron

25 June 2014

REVIEW: An obscure Verdi opera performed by Washington Concert Opera is well received.

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Performing Arts: Madcap Mayhem

Performing Arts: Madcap Mayhem

20 June 2014

REVIEW: Detective shenanigans in Signature's 'Cloak and Dagger' satire.

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Performing Arts: The 9-to-5 War

Performing Arts: The 9-to-5 War

19 June 2014

REVIEW: Emotional toll of drone wars hits home in Studio’s ‘Grounded.’

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Performing Arts: That Magic Moment

Performing Arts: That Magic Moment

13 June 2014

REVIEW: Rediscovering all that sparkles in Coward’s ‘Private Lives.'

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Performing Arts: The Greatest Question of All

Performing Arts: The Greatest Question of All

09 June 2014

REVIEW: Theater J’s scintillating debate for two intellectual giants.

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Performing Arts:  Philadelphia Lady Remembered

Performing Arts: Philadelphia Lady Remembered

29 May 2014

WPA hosted 75th anniversary celebration of Marian Anderson's historic Lincoln Memorial concert.

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Performing Arts: Musical Memories

Performing Arts: Musical Memories

22 May 2014

REVIEW: Preserving rock n’ roll’s greatest hits with ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ at Arena.

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Performing Arts: Three men and a dog get into a boat…

Performing Arts: Three men and a dog get into a boat…

20 May 2014

REVIEW: And hilarity ensues in Synetic’s Jerome play.

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Performing Arts: ‘Threepenny’ Showstoppers

Performing Arts: ‘Threepenny’ Showstoppers

07 May 2014

REVIEW: Signature's Natascia Diaz among the standouts with 'Mack the Knife.'

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Performing Arts: A Prince of a Guy

Performing Arts: A Prince of a Guy

29 April 2014

REVIEW: Shakespeare Theatre takes on 'Henry IV' with Stacy Keach.

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Performing Arts: A Frolicking Good Time

Performing Arts: A Frolicking Good Time

24 April 2014

REVIEW: Fiasco’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” breathes life into Shakespeare’s ‘weakest’ play.

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Performing Arts:  The Fleming Charm

Performing Arts: The Fleming Charm

24 April 2014

REVIEW: Star soprano Renée Fleming joins the NSO for an evening of Strauss.

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Performing Arts: Golda Hour

Performing Arts: Golda Hour

22 April 2014

REVIEW: Tovah Feldshuh delivers powerful one-woman show in ‘Golda’s Balcony’ at Theater J.

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Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

Performing Arts: A Meeting of the Minds

10 April 2014

REVIEW: Arena's 'Camp David' an emotional walk down memory lane.

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Performing Arts:  Happy Birthday Verdi

Performing Arts: Happy Birthday Verdi

08 April 2014

REVIEW: The Washington Chorus celebrated the music of Giuseppe Verdi in grand style.

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Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

Performing Arts: More Than a Moment

01 April 2014

REVIEW: Lasting impressions with Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Brief Encounter.’

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Performing Arts: Common Ground

Performing Arts: Common Ground

31 March 2014

REVIEW: Theater J’s minimalist ‘The Admission’ tackles hard truths behind Middle East conflict.

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Performing Arts: Songs of Love and Justice

Performing Arts: Songs of Love and Justice

27 March 2014

Local choirs sing the power of social justice.

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Performing Arts: Luca Pisaroni in Recital

Performing Arts: Luca Pisaroni in Recital

10 March 2014

Rising bass-baritone dazzles in Vocal Arts DC debut at Kennedy Center.

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Performing Arts: Washington Ballet’s British Invasion

Performing Arts: Washington Ballet’s British Invasion

07 March 2014

The dance company’s latest performance interprets the music of rock’s most influential groups.

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Performing Arts: Big Mama

Performing Arts: Big Mama

20 February 2014

REVIEW: Kathleen Turner blasts through Brecht's 'Mother Courage and Her Children'

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Performing Arts: Social Butterflies

Performing Arts: Social Butterflies

05 February 2014

REVIEW: Shakespeare Theatre's 'Importance of Being Earnest' flits and flutters in fun.

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Performing Arts: A Voice in the Dark

Performing Arts: A Voice in the Dark

29 January 2014

REVIEW: Studio's 'Tribes' tackles the world of the hearing-impaired and asks us to listen.

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Performing Arts: The Tallest Man

Performing Arts: The Tallest Man

27 January 2014

REVIEW: Exploring a giant of a figure in Arena's 'Tallest Tree in the Forest.'

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Performing Arts: Silence Is Golden

Performing Arts: Silence Is Golden

21 January 2014

REVIEW: Taking a tight-lipped approach to Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night.’

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Performing Arts: With Great Honor

Performing Arts: With Great Honor

16 January 2014

Legendary opera soprano Martina Arroyo opens up on the defining moments of her career.

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Performing Arts: Just as Entertaining as Ever

Performing Arts: Just as Entertaining as Ever

07 January 2014

REVIEW: Signature delivers in Broadway classic ‘Gypsy.’

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Performing Arts: All Saints Sunday

Performing Arts: All Saints Sunday

11 December 2013

The Washington Chorus' large-scale "War Requiem" concert left audience frozen with emotion.

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Performing Arts: To the Big Apple

Performing Arts: To the Big Apple

25 November 2013

Hometown star Soloman Howard made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Oratorio Society of New York.

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Performing Arts: Tappin’ the Classics

Performing Arts: Tappin’ the Classics

25 November 2013

REVIEW: In 'Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life,’ an autobiography told through dance.

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Performing Arts: Mystery Woman

Performing Arts: Mystery Woman

22 November 2013

REVIEW: Keegan’s ‘The Woman in Black’ chills, thrills.

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Performing Arts: Viva L’Italia

Performing Arts: Viva L’Italia

07 November 2013

The Washington Bach Consort showcased the Italian influence in Bach's music in season opener.

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Performing Arts: Stuck in the Suburbs

Performing Arts: Stuck in the Suburbs

04 November 2013

REVIEW: Signature explores all-too familiar story in 'Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill'

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Performing Arts: Be Still My Teenaged Heart

Performing Arts: Be Still My Teenaged Heart

28 October 2013

REVIEW: Folger Theatre's 'Romeo and Juliet' captures complexity of young love.

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Performing Arts: Picture Perfect

Performing Arts: Picture Perfect

14 October 2013

REVIEW: Synetic turns Wilde's gothic "Picture of Dorian Gray" inside out.

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Performing Arts: A Gospel Celebration

Performing Arts: A Gospel Celebration

13 October 2013

"Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration" receives its Washington premiere at The Kennedy Center.

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Performing Arts: Celebrating Gospel

Performing Arts: Celebrating Gospel

02 October 2013

Rep. John Lewis, Bill Hearn and Richard Smallwood were honored at the fifth Evolution of Gospel.

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Performing Arts: Aging Gracefully

Performing Arts: Aging Gracefully

02 October 2013

REVIEW: Eric Coble's timely "Velocity of Autumn" grapples with age and family.

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Performing Arts: Motor City Memories

Performing Arts: Motor City Memories

24 September 2013

REVIEW: Woolly Mammoth's 'Detroit' brings economic crash into sharp focus.

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Performing Arts: Modern Love

Performing Arts: Modern Love

18 September 2013

Michael Kahn directed "Torch Song Trilogy" for Studio Theatre resonates more than 30 years later.

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Performing Arts: A Blast from the Past

Performing Arts: A Blast from the Past

04 September 2013

REVIEW: History remembered in Signature Theatre's 'Miss Saigon.'

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Performing Arts: So You Think You Can Dance?

Performing Arts: So You Think You Can Dance?

23 July 2013

REVIEW: Scena re-imagines Wilde’s ‘Salomé’ for the Atlas stage.

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Performing Arts: Second to None

Performing Arts: Second to None

19 July 2013

REVIEW: Can't-beat laughs in Second City's "America All Better!"

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Performing Arts: Gone South

Performing Arts: Gone South

17 July 2013

REVIEW: Few high points in overly hyped “Book of Mormon.”

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Performing Arts: At the White House

Performing Arts: At the White House

17 July 2013

Obama honored members of the arts community with the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

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Performing Arts: Underground Railroad

Performing Arts: Underground Railroad

09 July 2013

Renowned soprano Kathleen Battle took her audience on a deeply moving spiritual journey.

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Performing Arts: ‘De-Lovely’

Performing Arts: ‘De-Lovely’

20 June 2013

REVIEW: Much to love in Roundabout's 'Anything Goes' at Kennedy Center.

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Performing Arts: In Good Company

Performing Arts: In Good Company

10 June 2013

REVIEW: Signature injects fresh life into Sondheim classic.

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