Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia Playhouse’

Mendelson Denies Anacostia Playhouse’s Request for Emergency Legislation

Earlier this week, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson rejected Anacostia Playhouse's attempt to work around a parking requirement that's holding up construction on the theater.
As City Paper previously reported, the Ward 8 playhouse is facing significant delays due to a regulation that requires the playhouse to acquire 15 on-site parking spaces for its 150-person capacity [...]

Anacostia Playhouse Facing Delays

Audiences awaiting Anacostia Playhouse's opening in April may have to wait longer than expected. About two weeks ago, with demolition complete and building set to begin, the project hit a permit snag that has left the warehouse at 2020 Shannon Place SE locked and quiet with a "Stop Work" notice stuck to its door.
Before construction [...]

Why 2013 Could Be a Great Year for Arts in D.C.

Peace out, cynical 2012. We’re embracing optimistic 2013.
Last year, we saw the arts take a few hits: Artisphere booted its in-house theater company, WSC Avant Bard; Riot Act Comedy Theater closed; the Corcoran threatened to sell its building; Shakespeare Theatre’s landlord tried to jack up its rent by 700 percent; Red Palace shut its doors; [...]

Theater Alliance on Moving to Anacostia: “We’re Still Exploring Options”

Back in January, City Paper reported that the H Street Playhouse was being priced out of its digs on H Street NE, and it was looking for a home somewhere nearby—perhaps somewhere farther east around Bladensburg Road NE. But in July, Mayor Vince Gray broke the news at a press conference that the playhouse had [...]

Arts Roundup: “Baltimore Is Cooler Than D.C.” Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says D.C.'s arts scene "has gotten better, but honestly Baltimore has a way better arts scene and a way better music scene." [Brightest Young Things]
The Renoir painting found at a West Virginia flea market could fetch more than $100,000 at auction. [Post]
The Arlington Planetarium is reopening the weekend of Sept. 28-30, and [...]

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