Posts Tagged ‘Folger Theatre’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Edition

The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards nominees are here! [Theatre Washington]
Toby's Dinner Theatre racked up eight nominations for its production of The Color Purple; Signature's Dreamgirls, Woolly's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and Folger's The Taming of the Shrew also fared well. [Post]
The Washington Performing Arts Society hires a new president: Stanford Live director Jenny Bilfield [...]

ToDo ToDay: Menzingers!

“I will fuck this up, I fucking know it,” goes the hook on “The Obituaries,” one of the most memorable songs from The Menzingers’ 2012 album, On the Impossible Past. Despite the pessimism, the Pennsylvania-based band has had a great couple of years, recently signing to punk heavyweight Epitaph Records and releasing one of last year’s [...]

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