There is something very refreshing about being an audience to theatre outside of a theater. 4615 Theatre Company is  proving, as did the bar hopping runaway hit The Smuggler late last year, that theatre works perfectly well when set in a bar or ...

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Review: Joe Calarco’s A Measure of Cruelty from 4615 Theatre Company

There is something very refreshing about being an audience to theatre outside of a theater. 4615 Theatre Company is  proving, as did the bar hopping runaway hit The Smuggler late last year, that...

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Broadway Review: My Name Is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney

“Lonely was the first flavor I had tasted in my life, and it was always there, hidden inside the crevices of my mouth, reminding me.” That’s what Laura Linney as Lucy Barton tells us from her...

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Sheltered at Theater J raises the question – with terror, isolation and the pressure to assimilate rampant today, can we envision a Providence for ourselves and others

“Are we?  Are we human?” – a line of dialogue from Sheltered “Noah said ‘No, no you’re full of sin.  God’s got the key and you can’t get in.” – lyrics of “Didn’t It...

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Opera review: Glory Denied, a heartbreaking story of the Vietnam War and its aftermath

For many of us in the audience of UrbanArias’ new production, Glory Denied, the Vietnam War is not distant history.  Like the characters in this opera by Tom Cipullo, we carry that war inside us...

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Tonya Beckman on Spring Awakening at Round House and the relevance of the 2006 musical to teens and parents today

Bethesda-based Round House Theatre will be staging the groundbreaking musical Spring Awakening under the direction of Alan Paul. Previews begin January 22nd. Set in the late 19th century Germany,...

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