Tasty ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Ford’s

April 4, 2024

The main human characters in the current Ford’s Theatre production of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” — the real star being a flesh-and-blood-eating plant — are not the four-eyed […]

Coming Up: ‘A Growth Season’ for Arena Stage

March 25, 2024

“Shortly, in a few weeks,” said Hana S. Sharif at The Georgetowner’s March 21 cultural breakfast, “I’ll be announcing my first season.” Of her seven months as Arena Stage artistic […]

Irish Film Festival Leaps In, Feb. 29 

February 22, 2024

How many Irish films can you name? Sorry, but “How Green Was My Valley” and “The Quiet Man,” American classics directed by John Ford (born John Martin Feeney), don’t count. […]

Arena Stage Artistic Director Hana Sharif to Speak, March 21

February 20, 2024

Hana S. Sharif, who became Arena Stage’s fourth artistic director in 2023, following the 25-year tenure of Molly Smith, will speak at The Georgetowner’s March 21 cultural breakfast at the […]

Artswatch : Rubenstein Leaves KenCen; NGA’s Cornell Trove; Helen Hayes Nominations

February 14, 2024

Rubenstein to Conclude Kennedy Center Chairmanship   Chair of the Kennedy Center’s board of trustees since 2010, philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group global investment firm, will step […]

Spring Visual Arts Preview

Building Stories   National Building Museum    Opened Jan. 21    Curated by children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and featuring […]

Spring Performing Arts  Preview

Duke Ellington 125   Born and raised in Washington, D.C., orchestra leader and composer Edward Kennedy Ellington was nicknamed “Duke” early on for his sense of style. These events celebrate the […]

Russian Tango at French Embassy, Feb. 2

February 1, 2024

For its next concert at the French Embassy, the Russian Chamber Art Society will present an “early Valentine’s Day” program of 20th-century tango music written by Russian and Ukrainian composers […]

New York Bound? Seek Out These 6 Art Shows 

December 7, 2023

Since the holiday season triggers trips to New York City, here are write-ups of six art exhibitions now at Manhattan museums — in north-to-south order — for your short list.   […]

World Premiere of ‘Grounded’ Opens WNO Season  

November 2, 2023

It made sense for “Grounded,” a Metropolitan Opera commission, to have its world premiere in Pentagon-adjacent Washington, D.C. Opening in the Kennedy Center Opera House on Oct. 28, the show […]