Posts Tagged ‘hello dolly’

At a Party-Forward Helen Hayes Awards, Signature Theatre Takes Home Eight Prizes

"Stupid FUCKING Bird!"
Anyone who got to announce the name of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's "sort-of" adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull did so with devious relish last night at the 30th annual Helen Hayes Awards, especially when Aaron Posner's play, which was nominated for eight prizes, took home two of the biggest ones: outstanding new play or musical and outstanding [...]

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Palaces for the People” and Elephants Walking Around

They look striking from the outside, it’s true. But the reason many of the nation’s Beaux-Arts landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal and Carnegie Hall, are so beloved is the tile and mortar work of Rafael Guastavino Sr. The Spanish builder's tile-arch signature can be found in D.C. in the U.S. Supreme Court and the National [...]

Arts Roundup: D.C. Is Funny! Edition

The Post names stand-up comics Emily Ruskowski, Brandon Wardell, Tim Miller, and Reggie Melbrough D.C.'s maybe-next-big-things. [Post]
Recently, percussionist Go-Go Mickey left Rare Essence to join his ex-bandmates in Familiar Faces. Here's video from his first show with the group. [TMOTTGoGo]
Where's the next generation of arts donors? [Post]
ICYMI: Is the Corcoran getting better at PR? [Washington City Paper]
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Arts Roundup: Matchmaker, Matchmaker Edition

Ford's Theatre and Signature Theatre have announced the first cast members of their new co-production of Hello, Dolly! Broadway veteran Nancy Opel will star as Dolly Levi in the Eric Schaeffer-helmed musical, set to run at Ford's beginning in March. [Post]
The Francis A. Gregory Library on 36th Place SE will blow your mind. And maybe [...]

Sausage-Making, Friday Edition: How Theater Reviews Get Assigned at Washington City Paper

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