Posts Tagged ‘Folger Theatre’

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at Folger Theatre, Reviewed

Half a century later, the play that gave Stoppard his start is as forbidding as ever.

Fiasco Theater’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, Reviewed

Not since Gossip Girl went off the air has Washington been entertained by such young, attractive, well-dressed backstabbing New Yorkers.
Fiasco Theater, a small troupe that specializes in contemporizing the classics without electronic bells and whistles, has taken up residence at the Folger Theatre with a buoyant new production of Two Gentleman of Verona. The result [...]

The Life Despotic: Actor Drew Cortese on Richard III and What Could Have Been

In another life, Drew Cortese might have ended up a banker instead of a mendacious, murderous king.
The 38-year-old star of the Folger Theatre’s intimate, in-the-round production of Richard III began researching the role, after a fashion, almost 17 years ago. It was the summer before he was enrolled in the Tisch School of the Arts [...]

Stupid Fucking Bird Dominates 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees

In a presentation last night at National Theatre, TheatreWashington announced the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards nominees. Who cleaned up? Woolly's Stupid Fucking Bird caught the biggest worm, with eight nominations. Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Round House Theatre's Glengarry Glen Ross netted seven. Close behind them are several productions [...]

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: Dumb Pizza Band Edition

Macaulay Culkin's dumb pizza band will play Black Cat in March. [Post]
State Theatre robbed on New Year's Day. [WJLA]
Baltimore Museum of Art fights back against woman's claim to the stolen ("flea market") Renoir. [Post]
For Richard III, Folger Theatre will go in-the-round for the first time. [Post]
Former Smithsonian magazine editor Don Moser dies at age 81. [Post]
The [...]

Signature, Studio, and MetroStage Lead Winners at Helen Hayes Awards

Folger Theatre's The Taming of the Shrew and Signature Theatre's Dreamgirls took home the big two prizes at last night's Helen Hayes Awards, winning statues for outstanding resident play and outstanding resident musical, respectively. Signature's good night didn't stop there: The Shirlington-based playhouse won three more statues—two others for Dreamgirls, and the Charles MacArthur Award [...]

Arts Roundup: Married to Mike Daisey Edition

Antoine Jones, former owner of Kilis Cafe and Levels, awaits his fourth trial. [WJLA]
Library of Congress employee faces federal charges for allegedly sending horny men to his ex-girlfriend's home. [WTOP]
Happy third birthday, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra. [CapitalBop]
Magic Bullet No. 6 is here! [Magic Bullet]
Meet Jean-Michele Gregory, wife of Mike Daisey. [Post]
Folger Theatre announces its 2013-2014 season. [...]

Arts Roundup: The Mayor Does Austin Edition

Mayor Vincent Gray goes to SXSW... [Post]
...and DCist has some ideas for his itinerary. [DCist]
Pitchfork hands Deathfix's debut a respectable 6.4 rating. [Pitchfork]
Signature Theatre cans Crimes of the Heart, swaps in The Last Five Years. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
From the archives: Washington City Paper's coverage of go-go in the 1980s [Unveiled]
Gettysburg Address to be displayed at [...]

Folger Theatre’s Henry V, Reviewed

The Chorus' famous apology—"this unworthy scaffold," he calls the stage in his opening speech—provides the organizing principle of Robert Richmond's lean, consciously theatrical staging of Henry V at the Folger Theatre. That, and a sober sense of the price of power; Zach Appelman's charismatic young Henry grows up and sobers up convincingly before the audience's [...]

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