Posts Tagged ‘Candide’

Why Do the Helen Hayes Awards Have So Many Ties?

On Monday night, as the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony reached its climax with the announcement of the top two prizes, there seemed to be one thing missing: drama.
Oklahoma!, Arena Stage's lavish and widely praised revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, and Candide, Shakespeare Theatre Company's inventive and widely praised revival of the Leonard Bernstein [...]

The Helen Hayes Awards: What We Learned

Last night was my first Helen Hayes Awards. This is what I learned.
There were too many ties: Five, in fact, including the top two prizes. Shakespeare Theatre Company's Candide and Arena Stage's Oklahoma split the outstanding resident musical category, while Folger's Hamlet and Woolly Mammoth's Clybourne Park split outstanding resident play. In that sense, the [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Choreographers’ Video Addiction, Blue Valentine, Trumpet Grrrl

Amanda Abrams leads off this week's arts section with her pronouncement that D.C. choreographers are overusing—and often misusing—video in their productions. Still, some have succeeded, and she shares some of their advice for successfully marrying dance and video.
Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews the Michelle Williams/Ryan Gosling drama Blue Valentine and the ponderous, seascape-heavy Alamar—two films involving [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 17

No deep reflections or wise words this week. Just housekeeping: If one of your tweets has been immortalized in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you are forever a member of the Twitter list. YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CULTURAL ELITE. Be cool about it, OK?

"I get a lot of compliments on my female figures"
"Though [...]

Naif on the Town: Candide, Reviewed

Candide hurls its characters from a storybook castle into a garden hedged ‘round by a new-earned knowledge of good and evil, and in the process it cracks open their heads and their hearts. Ours, too.
At least in Mary Zimmerman’s thoughtful, emotional production—are there two words that chime together better when the subject is theater?—this is [...]