Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare Theatre Company’

Arts Roundup: Expensive Taste Edition

Man steals credit cards, buys $46,000 in work from a Georgetown art gallery. [City Desk]
Shakespeare Theatre Company will bring Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall to D.C. next year. [Post]
WAMU profiles Prinz-D, a local Gallaudet graduate who calls himself the first deaf rapper. [WAMU]
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin descend on Washington in the name of yoga. [Post]
Spin gives Dismemberment Plan's [...]

Shakespeare Theatre Company Settles with Landlord

Shakespeare Theatre Company has finally settled a dispute with its landlord over its tenancy in the Lansburgh Theatre, the theater company announced last week.
In a release sent Friday afternoon, Managing Director Chris Jennings writes, "I am pleased to announce that this week the Shakespeare Theatre Company has reached an agreement that ensures we will continue [...]

Arts Roundup: Butch Warren Edition

Shakespeare Theatre's conflict with its landlord remains unresolved, and raises questions about decades-old developer/nonprofit agreements that may not survive D.C.'s boom times. [Post]
Life stories from jazz bassist Butch Warren, recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer [Post]
Dutch artist Erik Van Loon wants 25o volunteers to help him with his elaborate tribute to D.C. [Post]
A movie theater near Nationals [...]

Reviewed: Nina Dunn at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is exhibiting two dozen of Nina Dunn’s photographs of Europe under the conceit that “if Shakespeare had a camera, what would he have captured?” Dunn’s images range geographically from France and Italy to Greece and Romania, but they waver between gaudily overproduced and lushly appealing.

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 [...]