Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare Theatre Company’

That’s Mr. Michael Kahn CBE to You

Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn just got a few fancy letters to tack onto his name: Yesterday, Kahn was inducted as an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Officially, he's Mr. Michael Kahn CBE now.
Honorary Commander is a rank shy of Knight Commander, and Kahn was born in [...]

ToDo ToDay: Trinidad James and Top Chef Alumni

Trinidad James’ credentials are easy to pick apart: He didn’t know how to rap until 2011, he made his name on YouTube, and his most successful mixtape bears the ridiculous acronym Don’t Be S.A.F.E. (Sensitive as Fuck Everyday). He’s a post-2Chainz, second-wave-of-gold-jewelry revivalist; I’ll be surprised if he’s on anyone’s radar this time next year. Yet [...]

Arts Roundup: Yay, Shakespeare! Edition

Judge rules that Shakespeare Theatre Company's landlord can't boot it from the Lansburgh Theatre [City Paper]
The controversial "Drum Major" inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial will be removed [AP via WTOP]
Bohemian Caverns can reopen today after being temporarily shut down after an alleged sexual assault in the building's Tap & Parlour bar. [City [...]

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wins In Legal Battle Against Landlord

Update Dec. 12: Read the preliminary injunction order after the jump.
The D.C. Superior Court has ruled in favor of The Shakespeare Theatre Company in its ongoing lawsuit against its landlord. In a preliminary injunction order signed today, the court barred the defendants—nonprofit group Lansburgh Theatre Inc. and building owner Graham Gund, among them—from raising rent [...]

Openings: Maida Withers and Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Even though the holidays are looming, this week's arts openings have managed to stay pretty nonseasonal. But this weekend is also heavy on short performances and shows—I can only assume because of the looming apocalypse. So get out there and enjoy a choreographed pillow fight and a scandalous French play while you still can.
D.C. choreographer [...]

Arts Roundup: Indulj Shut Down Edition

Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row [...]

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 [...]

Openings: Chuck Close and “The Civil War and American Art”

What's new this weekend in local arts.
Get out and absorb a little art before the countdown to Thanksgiving face-cramming begins. A couple of must-see shows are opening this weekend.
Today at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an exhibit opens that shows how famous American artists of the time period represented the Civil War and its aftermath. [...]

Shakespeare Theatre Company Heads to the Bar

After the success of Black Watch in 2011 and 2012, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will again work with the National Theatre of Scotland to host one of its productions as part of its STC Presents series. But when it opens next month, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart isn't bound for the Lansburgh or Harman Hall [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Years of the Cat

H Street NE, which transformed quickly from a dilapidated commercial strip to a hypergentrified attractant of quirky businesses, is not immune to controversy. But there's probably one H Street story most people could agree is a success: the tale of Al, the orange tabby who lived at Palace of Wonders—then later Red Palace—during the neighborhood's [...]

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