Posts Tagged ‘h street playhouse’

Arts Roundup: Louie Edition

The former H Street Playhouse to become a CrossFit gym. [WBJ]
Members of Congress present a bipartisan bill that would look into establishing a National Women's History Museum. [Post]
Port City Brewing is brewin' up more Borracho beer. [Post]
Local blues player Chris Polk has died. [In a Blue Mood]
Anne Midgette mulls the significance of the Kennedy Center's new president. [...]

Arts Roundup: Minigolf Edition

A Yes! Organic Market for H Street Playhouse's old space? Maybe. [Frozen Tropics]
Former president Bill Clinton helps the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum commemorate 20 years. [Post]
This year's Tony Awards nominees include some productions first seen in D.C. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Minigolf returns to the National Building Museum. [Post]
In the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Benning [...]

Anacostia Playhouse Facing Delays

Audiences awaiting Anacostia Playhouse's opening in April may have to wait longer than expected. About two weeks ago, with demolition complete and building set to begin, the project hit a permit snag that has left the warehouse at 2020 Shannon Place SE locked and quiet with a "Stop Work" notice stuck to its door.
Before construction [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nomadic Massive, Backyard, and Saying Goodbye to H Street Playhouse

Nomadic Massive, a collection of touring MCs that first came together in Montreal, includes two white dudes with sunglasses, films grainy videos on public transit, and recites the line “word to my mother” with straight-faced self-seriousness. But in spite of their earnestness, the group’s members should be forgiven for being a decade late to Slum [...]

Why 2013 Could Be a Great Year for Arts in D.C.

Peace out, cynical 2012. We’re embracing optimistic 2013.
Last year, we saw the arts take a few hits: Artisphere booted its in-house theater company, WSC Avant Bard; Riot Act Comedy Theater closed; the Corcoran threatened to sell its building; Shakespeare Theatre’s landlord tried to jack up its rent by 700 percent; Red Palace shut its doors; [...]

Theater Alliance on Moving to Anacostia: “We’re Still Exploring Options”

Back in January, City Paper reported that the H Street Playhouse was being priced out of its digs on H Street NE, and it was looking for a home somewhere nearby—perhaps somewhere farther east around Bladensburg Road NE. But in July, Mayor Vince Gray broke the news at a press conference that the playhouse had [...]

Arts Roundup: “Baltimore Is Cooler Than D.C.” Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says D.C.'s arts scene "has gotten better, but honestly Baltimore has a way better arts scene and a way better music scene." [Brightest Young Things]
The Renoir painting found at a West Virginia flea market could fetch more than $100,000 at auction. [Post]
The Arlington Planetarium is reopening the weekend of Sept. 28-30, and [...]

H Street Playhouse Reveals New Anacostia Home: 2020 Shannon Place SE

H Street Playhouse, which Mayor Vince Gray announced last week would be moving to Anacostia, revealed its exact location at a press conference today: 2020 Shannon Place SE.
The warehouse—which is located directly behind The Hive, a communal work space—was used during the Lumen8Anacostia temporium event earlier this year. H Street Playhouse presented three short readings [...]

H Street Playhouse to Move East of the River

Today at a presolicitation event at the Lincoln Theatre organized by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Mayor Vince Gray dropped a whole bunch of arts news: One, the Lincoln Theatre is seeking a new operator. And two, H Street Playhouse, which started looking for a new, cheaper spot in January of [...]

Scena Theatre’s Hedda Gabler, Reviewed

Hedda Gabler would never be caught dead wearing a hair scrunchie. Even if Henrik Ibsen had written his seminal drama in 1989 instead of 1889, his fastidious, fashion-conscious protagonist would not hastily twist her hair back with a tacky, fabric-covered elastic.
Yet a scrunchie is just what Hedda wears in Scena Theatre’s production of Ibsen’s parlor [...]

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