Posts Tagged ‘Clybourne Park’

Shakespeare Theatre Company Earns a Tony

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will receive this year's Tony Award for Regional Theatre—the annual prize that the ceremony, which honors Broadway theater productions, hands to a company located outside the Great White Way. Shakespeare Theatre is the third D.C.-area troupe to receive the prize; Arena Stage won it in 1976 and Signature Theatre won it [...]

Arts Roundup: Clybourne Park Revisited Edition

Kwame Kwei-Armah, the new director of Baltimore's Centerstage, was disturbed by the treatment of race in Bruce Norris' Pulitzer-winning gentrification drama Clybourne Park, which had two successful runs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. (Arts Desk was disturbed, too.) The playwright is penning a response, Beneatha’s Place, which his company will mount next season along with a production [...]

Arts Roundup: Remount Fever Edition

The Woolliest Mammoth: The recent remount of the Pulitzer-winning Clybourne Park, which closed Sunday, is officially—and by a wide margin—the most lucrative production in Woolly Mammoth's 32-year history, the theater company announced yesterday. The boffo production played to 105 percent audience capacity and nearly tripled Woolly's previous single-day sales record, formerly held by a July [...]

There Goes the Neighborhood: Why Clybourne Park Doesn’t Do Right by Its Inspiration

“There’s no way to escape the fact that I’m a racist,” Bruce Norris told New York magazine this February, two months before his play Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. During his childhood, his family fled Houston in part because of school busing; until he was about 14, Norris said, his main exposure [...]

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 [...]

This Week in Theater: Reasons to Be Pretty, The Lisbon Traviata, and Clybourne Park

How invested an audience becomes in a play is always a key metric of its success, but Neil Labute's Reasons to Be Pretty at Studio Theatre may force viewers to step back from their emotions, if only for a second. The play, full of relatable characters and familiar situations, is ripe with tense moments and [...]