Posts Tagged ‘Andy Shallal’

The Admission, Which Closes This Weekend, Reviewed

If you haven’t yet seen the controversial play that made its English-language debut at Theater J in March and raised the ire of local pro-Israel activists, here’s your last chance. After a sold-out “workshop” run at Theater J and a 22-show extension produced by Busboys and Poets at the Studio Theatre, The Admission is staging [...]

Busboys and Poets to Stage The Admission at Studio Theatre

After a 16-show run at the D.C. Jewish Community Center's Theater J, The Admission will return to the stage—this time at Studio Theatre's Mead Theatre, sponsored by Busboys and Poets.
According to a press release, the play, which confronts an alleged Israeli massacre of Palestinians in 1948, will be produced by Busboys proprietor (and ex-mayoral hopeful) Andy Shallal [...]

Arts Roundup: Pelecanos’ Manly Tank Top Edition

Arena Stage and Washington Post critic Peter Marks will host conversation series about issues in American theater. [Post]
Smokin' hot crime writer George Pelecanos endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [Loose Lips]
Fort Belvoir has the precious art—now it just needs a museum to put it in. [Post]
Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton is (again) transforming one of his 14th [...]

Arts Roundup: Poor Acoustics Edition

Ford's Theatre raises $77,000 for Covenant House. [AP]
Danny Glover endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [AP]
NSO in Your Neighborhood concerts begin today. [DCist]
Bye bye, emo band Monument. [DCist]
Watch this new House of Cards trailer. [DCist]
Photos from the Modern Moves Festival [BYT]
My God, poor acoustics at the symphony! [Post]
Sigh: U.S. Royalty on World Cafe [NPR]

Arts Roundup: Big Hot Mess Edition

Love's liquor license suspended for a whole lot of unpaid taxes. [Post]
Courtland Milloy: Howard University's YardFest is a shame. [Post]
Chris Brown's uncle doubts that his nephew would have hit that guy in front of the W Hotel. [WJLA]
Nevertheless, Brown checks into rehab after his D.C. arrest. [Post]
Blues Alley temporarily closes for repairs, cancelling some shows. [...]

Arts Roundup: Andy’s Reading List Edition

Rock the Bells is canceled. [WCP, Post, NYT, LA Times]
Gallerist Virginia Dwan pledges to donate 250 works to the National Gallery of Art, including works by Robert Smithson, Yves Klein, and Sol LeWitt. [Post]
Howard University business professor Gilbert Perkins is also DMV hip-hop educator Sage Salvo. [WAMU]
Books Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal thinks you should read [Washington Business Journal]
Plug: Go [...]

Arts Roundup: Barrypic Edition

You Put Me Out in Hollywood: The Reliable Source says a Marion Barry biopic starring Eddie Murphy is in development by HBO. Also attached to the made-for-TV film, the column reports, are Spike Lee as director and John Ridley as writer. Um: whoa. I don't even know what to say, other than don't screw this up, [...]

Get Your Zinn On

Tonight's dedication of the Howard Zinn Room at the Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville has quite a lineup, if radical politics is your thing:
Hosted by Jeff Zinn and Andy Shallal. Featured presenters: Bernice Johnson Reagon, Amy Goodman, Cornel West, Dave Zirin, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Laura Flanders, Marian Wright Edelman, Medea Benjamin, Regie Cabico, Judy Richardson, [...]

Arts Roundup: Was It Good for U? Edition

Theater of Dissent: In Sunday's WaPo, Peter Marks examines what happens when Theater J—prone to button-pushing as it is—pisses off certain supporters of the state of Israel and its ruling Likud party. In short: Last March, when Theater J hosted the Israeli Cameri Theatre's staging of Return to Haifa by the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, a [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Whiskey, Shakespeare, and German Photographers

Happy almost-September everyone! Hope you enjoy this weekday edition of Freestylin’ DC, where I’ll share some of the coolest and most interesting free and low cost events from my site, Free in DC.
After work, take the free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro over to the Kennedy Center for a free performance [...]