Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare Theatre Company’

Dead Ringers: Some D.C. Theaters Rethink Their Cell Phone Policies

Not all District theaters want you to put your cell phone away during performances.

Get Free Tickets to Any Mainstage Shakespeare Theatre Company Show

The company's new FREE WILL program provides 1,000 tickets per production, free of charge, to the public.

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s As You Like it, Reviewed

A sub-par production, a misleading marketing campaign, and a crazy Oklahoma!-esque hoedown that feels entirely unearned.

Isango Ensemble’s Magic Flute and Venus and Adonis at Shakespeare Theatre, Reviewed

Classical operas played with impressive talent through a South African lens.

Buyer & Cellar at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Reviewed

Michael Urie is the kind of charmed storyteller who can get away with laughing at his own jokes. As an underemployed L.A. actor with a decidedly unusual day job, he'll drop some gem-sharp absurdity, pause to let the audience guffaw, widen his eyes in an "I-know-right?" acknowledgment, pull a face and stifle a giggle—and fuel [...]

Private Lives at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Reviewed

A star vehicle without stars, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives is more airily amusing than D.C. audiences might be inclined to expect. This comedy of marital manners, scribbled during a four-day bout of flu as a treat for Coward’s muse, Gertrude Lawrence, has mostly seen earthbound productions hereabouts. Joan Collins headlined [...]

Arts Roundup: Party Bus Edition

Money-losing LivingSocial will shutter its 918 F St. event space. [Post]
Phillips Collection scoffs at claims of forgery. [Post]
Corcoran awaits sale of valuable Monet. [Post]
Northeast Library reopens today. [DCist]
Shakespeare Theatre Company announces its 2014-15 season. [Post]
A profile of Robert Edsel, the guy who helped the Monuments Men film come to be. [Post]
Baltimoreans, get on the Wye [...]

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: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Mr. Lincoln’s Washington

Think of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as a movie version of those ubiquitous Metro ads advertising cheap flights from D.C. to Iceland. In this adaptation of James Thurber’s famous 1939 short story, Ben Stiller (who also directs) plays the eponymous hero, a shy photo editor at Life magazine who spends most of each [...]

Arts Roundup: Tramplings, Assault, a Bomb Threat, and Death Edition

Finding it tougher to afford actor housing and storage space in the District, Shakespeare Theatre Company is on track to purchase the former campus of Southeastern University. [Post]
Walking disaster Chris Brown arrested for assaulting a man outside the W Hotel; court date today. [Post, Post]
At Yardfest on Friday, a brief moment of chaos. [Arts Desk, [...]