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Jerry Herman, Conjurer of Dolly, Mame and Albin

Who else but Herman managed to put on the stage the flesh and blood personas, dressed like brassy Roman candles, to belt out songs that have become standards? 

Hirshhorn Premieres Marcel Duchamp Documentary

A new documentary about revolutionary 20th-century painter, sculptor and conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), “Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible,” was premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum on Nov. 23.

Weekend Round Up December 26, 2019

You can celebrate Kwanzaa on Friday at THEARC, then salute Vienna on Sunday at Strathmore. And "An Irish Carol" runs through New Year's Eve at the Keegan Theatre.

‘My Fair Lady’ at the Kennedy Center

The much-honored director Bartlett Sher has a gift and a flair for passing his creative wand over beloved, perhaps overly familiar gems and making them seem part of our contemporary lives.

Weekend Round Up December 19, 2019

The World Squash Cup finals will take place on Saturday and the official lighting of the National Menorah on Sunday (the first night of Hanukkah).

Holiday Macabre: ‘The Woman in Black’

The holidays may seem an unlikely time to enjoy a Gothic ghost story. Why relish in horror during the season of light? But there’s something...

Hirshhorn Premieres Marcel Duchamp Documentary

A new documentary about revolutionary 20th-century painter, sculptor and conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), “Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible,” was premiered at...

Holiday Macabre: ‘The Woman in Black’

A perennial favorite on the London drama scene, the play is at the newly named Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansburgh through Dec. 22.

Weekend Round Up December 12, 2019

It’s a weekend of snowmen, candy canes, candles and matchmakers. In Georgetown: a winter solstice concert at Dumbarton Church and the music of Phish (for kids) at Gypsy Sally’s.

Big Bird, But Not Spinney, at Kennedy Center Honors

Millions of fans had earlier in the day learned of the death of Caroll Spinney, the gentle puppeteer of two world-famous Muppets: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.