Posts Tagged ‘My Fair Lady’

Arts Roundup: Benny Blanco’s Bad Music Edition

A profile of 24-year-old Benny Blanco, the Reston producer who's responsible for some of the most inescapable pop-radio fodder [New York Times]
Peter Marks doesn't mince words in a critical piece about Arena Stage's local-playwright woes and Artisphere's recent ejection of its in-house theater company, WSC Avant Bard. [Post]
A vapid feature on expecting women in the [...]

My Fair Lady at Arena Stage and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Bier Baron, Reviewed

An acerbic academic gets wild and crazy with Old Scratch one midwinter's night, and that's not even the most unlikely event in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, a singular exercise in site-specific programming booked in at Bier Baron, a Dupont Circle pub, courtesy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Shipped in from Edinburgh complete with [...]

In Arena’s My Fair Lady, “Fair” Doesn’t Mean Lily White

When the curtains open on Arena Stage’s production of My Fair Lady tomorrow, the spotlight will be on a distinctly different leading lady: The role of Eliza Doolittle, the unrefined street hawker who sneaks her way into the elite upper class in turn-of-the-century London, will be played by Chinese-American actress Manna Nichols.
Arena's Artistic Director Molly Smith [...]

Four Things About Arena Stage’s 2012-2013 Season

Arts Desk won't make a habit of reporting on season announcements this year—there are, after all, more than 70 professional theater companies in the D.C. area. But Arena's unveiling of its 2012-2013 slate is interesting for a few reasons. Briefly:
1) Tazewell Thompson's new play Mary T. and Lizzy K. is scheduled to run March 15 to April [...]