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Helen Hayes Nominees Announced

If you look at the data enmeshed in the announcement of the 2019 nominees, you get a pretty good sense of our local theater community — how it’s changed, its growth, its pulsating diversity and to some extent its uniqueness.

‘Twelve Angry Men’ at Ford’s

Directed by Sheldon Epps and running through Feb. 17, the production has added another layer to the proceedings. Six members of the cast are African American.

Russell Baker and Other Recent Losses

If Baker was one of the more prominent losses suffered by the rest of us this month, it was not as if death was taking a holiday. All kinds of people and some noted animals died.

Weekend Round Up January 31, 2019

This weekend at the Kennedy Center, American Ballet Theatre is in town to perform “Harlequinade.” Friday is International Gruit Day, Saturday is Groundhog Day and you know what Sunday is.

Weekend Round Up January 24, 2019

Closing this weekend: Dupont speakeasy the Sheppard and two musical shows in Arlington. Opening this weekend: art exhibitions at GU’s new de la Cruz Gallery and AU’s Katzen Center.

The Oscar Nominations: A Mixed Bag

It’s an odd lot, this lot of 2019 nominations, given that the two films that tied for the most nominations (10) you may or may not have heard of.

Channing: The One and Only Dolly

Legendary actress Carol Channing died on Jan. 15 at her home in Rancho Mirage, in California, not many days removed from hitting 98.

Weekend Round Up January 17, 2019

The #womenswave is coming this Saturday. Will you be marching? Musical celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr. will take place on Sunday in McLean and Manassas and on Monday at the Kennedy Center.

Director: ‘Miss Saigon’ Still Contemporary

As part of the revival's national tour, the current production of “Miss Saigon,” directed by Laurence Connor. is winding down its Kennedy Center engagement at the Opera House through Jan. 13. 

Tim Nelson’s Vision for the In Series

The current production, at the Source Theatre, "From U Street to the Cotton Club," marks the middle of the first season with Nelson as artistic director.