Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia Playhouse’

The Anacostia Playhouse’s Latest Bureaucratic Nightmare

Can't the Anacostia Playhouse catch a break?
Last week the playhouse's chief operating officer, Julia Robey Christian, went public on Twitter about the latest in a long line of bureaucratic hurdles that have threatened the theater since construction began last winter. According to Robey Christian, she and her mother, playhouse CEO Adele Robey, are unable to apply for [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Josh Burdette Edition

Longtime 9:30 Club staffer and the face of the 9:30 Club, Josh Burdette, has died. [Arts Desk]
Revisit Danny Harris' bio of Burdette [PoPville]
While staff mourns Burdette, the 9:30 Club's operators still have to open a venue this week: Lincoln Theatre opens its doors under its new manager, I.M.P., tomorrow night. [Post]
I.M.P. has also launched a [...]

With Broke-ology, Anacostia Playhouse Opens for Business

It's six hours before the first preview of Broke-ology at the Anacostia Playhouse and I'm sitting on the plush red couch at center stage. The couch's ultimate destiny, I'm told by Theater Alliance Artistic Director Colin Hovde, will be to grace a corner in his still-empty office upstairs. Hovde and Chief Operating Officer Julia Robey [...]

Arts Roundup: Bringing Down the House Edition

A ceiling collapsed during Friday's opening gala for the city's "Go-Go Swing" exhibit. [Arts Desk]
After guards patrol showings of The Butler at Silver Spring's Majestic theater, a patron accuses Regal Cinemas of discrimination. [Huffington Post]
The Butler also cleaned up at the box office this weekend. [New York Times]
Green paint at Lincoln Memorial now gone. [AP [...]

ToDo ToDay: Hiss Golden Messenger! Anacostia Playhouse!

North Carolina alt-country group Hiss Golden Messenger isn't a stranger to the "saxophone moment," à la those that punctuate Van Morrison's best albums. One of those moments creeps in on the band’s 2011 LP Poor Moon, toward the end of album opener "Blue Country Mystic," when the brass trots downstage to gently tug at the curtains. Songwriter and [...]

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Awards Shakeup Edition

Big local theater companies would like to see the Helen Hayes Awards divided into tiers for small and large companies. [Post]
Capital Fringe Festival adds site-specific works to the mix. [Capital Fringe via Survey Monkey]
Clearly writing for white, well-to-do theatergoers, Chris Henley assures D.C. Theatre Scene readers that Anacostia Playhouse is not dangerous. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Stereogum shows [...]

Arts Roundup: Oprah Edition

YOU GET $12 MILLION! -Oprah Winfrey to Smithsonian [Post]
(That's more than James Smithson, and less than David Koch.) [Post]
Anacostia Playhouse update: We've got façade alterations, people. [Washington Business Journal]
U Street outdoor movie series might show some local favorites. [DCist]
Related: Neighborhoods hopelessly addicted to dangerous outdoor-movie buzz. [Washington Business Journal]
Venue and nightspot RAS Restaurant and Lounge, [...]

Stage of Development: In Its New Home, the Anacostia Playhouse Finds a New Mission

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Anacostia's Arts Scene Is Growing

A month after the Anacostia Playhouse was originally slated to open, the city’s newest theater is finally starting to look like one.
Julia Robey Christian, the venue’s chief operating officer as well as the [...]

Arts Roundup: Black Whiskey Edition

The flea-market Renoir may not have come from a flea market after all. Friends of the Fouquet family say they saw the painting in Marcia Fouquet's home decades ago. [Post]
Sequestration budget cuts cancel the Washington Post's free concert series at Carter Barron. [Post]
Keegan Theatre's Mark Rhea has signed a contract to purchase the Church Street Theater [...]

Arts Roundup: When Shoes Attack Edition

Somebody call Tommy Wells: A man called police after a woman clunked him in the head with a shoe at Ibiza nightclub. [Examiner]
Arlington County libraries have begun lending out American Girl dolls—and there's already a six-month waiting list. [WJLA]
Listen: new material from D.C. electro-pop ensemble Misun [All Things Go]
The seventh annual DCist Exposed photo show [...]

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