Posts Tagged ‘ford’s theatre’

Arts Roundup: Mo Rocca Edition

Mo Rocca will moderate a panel at the big Kennedy Center arts summit this weekend. [AP]
Ford's Theatre crawls with feds at Violet's opening night. [Post]
Local artist Theodore Taylor wins an award for his illustrations in a hip-hop children's book. [Post]
Travis Morrison's The Burlies release an EP. [Arts Desk]
New artist studio space available for rent in Bethesda. [...]

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: Poor Acoustics Edition

Ford's Theatre raises $77,000 for Covenant House. [AP]
Danny Glover endorses Andy Shallal for mayor. [AP]
NSO in Your Neighborhood concerts begin today. [DCist]
Bye bye, emo band Monument. [DCist]
Watch this new House of Cards trailer. [DCist]
Photos from the Modern Moves Festival [BYT]
My God, poor acoustics at the symphony! [Post]
Sigh: U.S. Royalty on World Cafe [NPR]

After “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” How Low Can D.C. Museums Go?

Last week, the struggling Newseum opened one of the more blatantly pandering exhibits in local museum history: a show dedicated to Anchorman, the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle that's remained stubbornly fixed in the popular imagination, mostly for its litany of moronic one-liners (“I love lamp!”). Arriving just a month before the premiere of the movie’s [...]

Ford’s Theatre to Reopen Tomorrow Morning

Thanks to a generous donor, Ford's Theatre will reopen tomorrow morning, more than two weeks after the National Park Service closed the historic site as a result of the government shutdown. A press release sent this afternoon says that Ronald O. Perelman, a Ford's Theatre Society trustee and founding sponsor of the society's Lincoln Legacy Project, agreed to [...]

Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project Goes on, for Now Without Ford’s

Ford’s Theatre’s performance of The Laramie Project last Friday night was a full house, and the house was a house of God. Barred from performing in its own 661-seat space due to the federal government shutdown—the theater is partially funded by the National Park Service—Ford’s arranged to stage a pair of free performances just around [...]

Arts Roundup: Rest In Peace Edition

Go-go drummer and MedStar Washington Hospital Center employee Melvin "Butch" Lewis has died after exposure to Freon gas on the job. [TMOTTGoGo] [Post]
Rest in peace, local jazz great Butch Warren. [Arts Desk]
Ford's Theatre's The Laramie Project moves its remaining shows to a downtown church. [Arts Desk]
Park Police shut down the Sunday drum circle in Meridian Hill [...]

Ford’s Theatre’s The Laramie Project Relocates to First Congregational United Church of Christ

The Laramie Project is homeless no more: Ford's Theatre has found a full-time venue for the show, the company announced today. Performances scheduled from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15 will take place at First Congregational United Church of Christ, as will a previously announced free performance on Oct. 8. The only exception is the Sunday, Oct. 13 matinee, which will [...]

Arts Roundup: Gas Leak Edition

Shutdown feeds the hungry maw of the Capitol Steps. [Post]
Heurich House Museum closes because of gas leak. [PoPville]
Ford's Theatre will host free performances of The Laramie Project. [Arts Desk]
Four artists to see at (e)merge Art Fair this weekend [Arts Desk]
DJ Heat launches new website, dumbrappersneedteaching.com. [DRNT]

Ford’s Theatre Announces Free Laramie Project Performances

After being forced to pause its mainstage production of The Laramie Project due to the government shutdown, Ford's Theatre announced two free performances of the show yesterday evening. First Congregational United Church of Christ, the theater's downtown neighbor, will host shows on Friday, Oct. 4 and Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The theater's production of The [...]

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