Posts Tagged ‘Arena Stage’

Camp David at Arena Stage, Reviewed

The Camp David Accords might never have been signed were it not for President Jimmy Carter’s golf cart. In Camp David, the world premiere play at Arena Stage, there’s no way for characters to negotiate the stage without it.
As Carter, Richard Thomas never seems more confident that he’s steering Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Ron [...]

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Mr. Lincoln’s Washington

Think of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as a movie version of those ubiquitous Metro ads advertising cheap flights from D.C. to Iceland. In this adaptation of James Thurber’s famous 1939 short story, Ben Stiller (who also directs) plays the eponymous hero, a shy photo editor at Life magazine who spends most of each [...]

After Big Companies Complain, Helen Hayes Awards Will Be Split Into Two Tiers

D.C. theater professionals and aficionados should prepare for an extra-long Helen Hayes Awards celebration come 2015. TheatreWashington, the organization that runs the awards, announced major changes to its signature event Tuesday night, including splitting its prizes for local theater troupes into two tiers based on the number of union actors in a particular production. As a [...]

Duel Purpose: For Fight Choreographer Robb Hunter, Bleeding Is Fundamental

Robb Hunter likes to give his neighbors a heads up before he starts firing automatic weapons in his house.
He’ll call up his neighbor, Carolyn, who runs a wind-chime business out of her home in their Fairfax neighborhood, and say, “‘I’m testing a fully automatic machine gun up here. Tell me if you can hear this.’ [...]

Arts Roundup: “Tennessee” Edition

Could the Caribbean Festival return to D.C.? [Tim Craig]
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a summer concert series on the National Mall. [Art 202]
Constellation Theatre teams up with 14th Street NW bars. [Washington Business Journal]
Alternative hip-hop group Arrested Development (of "Tennessee" fame) plays a benefit for N Street Village next week. [Borderstan]
Arena Stage's [...]

Arts Roundup: Bullet-Riddled School Bus Edition

A federal judge will decide who's the rightful owner of the Renoir purchased for $7 at a Harper's Ferry flea market in 2009. [WTOP]
A school bus riddled with bullet holes comes to D.C. [Post]
National Geographic CEO John Fahey will retire in 2014. [Bloomberg]
Arena Stage Associate Executive Director Chad Bauman leaves the company for Milwaukee Repertory [...]

Robert O’Hara Tweaks The Mountaintop for Arena Stage Co-Production

The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s award-winning play about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the night before he was killed at Memphis' Lorraine Motel, is enjoying a post-Broadway life at Arena Stage. But those who saw the work on Broadway should go into the new production with no preconceptions, because this version promises to be radically different.
In [...]

Arts Roundup: Signature Switcheroo Edition

Now there's a reason for Signature Theatre's cancelation of Crimes of the Heart: Two cast members left for personal reasons. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth announces its 34th season. [Post]
All the President's Men Revisited screening scheduled at Newseum for April 18; panel includes Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Robert Redford, Rachel Maddow, Jill Abramson, and other various celebrities and big-name [...]

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