Spring Arts Preview: Performance

March 7, 2019

Our writer on the performing arts points to spring shows of special interest, covering opera, choral, classical, jazz, rock, pop and country, as well as theater.

‘The Heiress’ at Arena Stage

February 19, 2019

Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, “The Heiress,” running through March 10, is based on Henry James’s 1880 novella “Washington Square.”

Actor of Many Parts: Joseph Carlson in ‘Kleptocracy’

February 15, 2019

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” Those lines […]

Holiday Performing Arts Preview

November 21, 2018

Not just a listing of holiday performances, this preview highlights holiday-time cultural events of all types, plus a couple picks as far away as February.

Playing Dick Gregory at Arena Stage

September 26, 2018

Audiences interested in finding out what it took — the sacrifices, the punishing obstinance, the imagination, the courage — to achieve not just diversity of a sort in America, but […]

It’s (Capital) Fringe Month!

July 9, 2018

Plays in the festival, which runs through July 29, are all uniformly and un-uniformly out of the mainstream, unique, fresh and original. Our writer’s system is to look for companies with odd names and plays with offbeat themes.

Anderson, Montevecchi Leave the Stage

July 5, 2018

Last month, the entertainment world lost a leading man and a leading lady with long, noteworthy careers: Stanley Anderson and Liliane Montevecchi.

Weekend Round Up July 5, 2018

Asian culture is on display, with an art opening at the Korean Cultural Center on Friday, the Chinatown Community Festival on Saturday and a festival of South Asian Dance on Saturday and Sunday.

Wilson’s ‘Two Trains’ at Arena Stage

March 8, 2018

With the coming of “Two Trains Running,,” starring Carlton Byrd, Washington theatergoers will see why August Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” is so fluid and appealing to all sorts of audiences.

Women’s Voices Theater Festival Returns to D.C.

January 8, 2018

A citywide collaboration that launched the 2015-16 season, the 2018 edition comprises 13 world premieres and 10 American or regional premieres.