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 […]

Onstage, Georgetown: Plays Are Blooming

March 27, 2024

By Mark Edelman April showers may come your way, along with the tail end of those lovely cherry blossoms. Meanwhile, these plays are blooming in the coming months at theaters […]

Operatic ‘Renaissance Romances’ in McLean

March 7, 2024

The Washington Opera Society premiered a memorable operatic evening recently at the charming Carderock Falls Manor in McLean, Virginia. Robin Phillips served as the evening’s narrator, dressed in a grand costume […]

Shen Wei’s Artistic Vision Knows No Limit in ‘Dongpo: Life in Poems,’ at the Kennedy Center

Shen Wei, the award-winning Chinese-American choreographer, dancer, director, painter and poet, took a break from rehearsal Tuesday afternoon for his upcoming production, “Dongpo: Life in Poems,” and spoke to me […]

Onstage, Georgetown: March Into These Shows

February 21, 2024

Onstage, Georgetown by Mark Edelman Maybe it comes in like a lion, maybe it doesn’t. Either way, it’s the perfect time to check out these plays and musical in and […]

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 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 […]

Hold Hands With Your Sweetie at These Washington Area Shows

February 8, 2024

Onstage, Georgetown by Mark Edelman Valentine’s Day usually means flowers, candy, dinner and — if you’ve behaved yourself — a good night kiss. How about giving that special someone the […]

Valentine’s Day Food & Drink Specials

Valentine’s Day is here. Here are five local food and drink specials perfect for making romantic memories. Book the ‘Couples in the City: Monuments by Moonlight Experience’ at the Four […]

Weekend Roundup, Feb. 8 – 11

Happy weekend! So many options, including performances by The National Philharmonic and The National Chamber Ensemble. Celebrate Mardi Gras at The Wharf, enjoy a book talk on Phillis Wheatley at […]