Posts Tagged ‘signature theatre’

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Edition

Plus: Shake up for Dupont Underground project.

Arts Roundup: Sweaty Betty Edition

Plus: A "Freaky Friday" musical is coming to Signature Theatre

This Week in Reviews

The Revenant, West Side Story, and more...

Christmas Cabaret Smackdown! A Broadway Christmas Carol vs. Holiday Follies

Is a “Text Me Merry Christmas” song dedicated to millennials (who were nowhere in the audience) really necessary?

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 [...]

The Belt Way: Beaches at Signature Theatre, Reviewed

Midway through Sunday’s interminable Oscars broadcast, capping the ceremony’s yearly tribute to Hollywood’s recently deceased, Bette Midler inexplicably belted “Wind Beneath My Wings,” her tearjerker ballad from the 1988 movie Beaches. Midler sounded like she lost her voice around 1992, and synthesizers backed her husky vocals with over-the-top period schmaltz. Presumably, Oscar producer hoped the [...]

Arts Roundup: Jane Chu Edition

After a far too long delay, President Obama has nominated somebody for the National Endowment for the Arts' top post. His pick: Kansas City's Jane Chu. [Post]
Not every congressman is glued to House of Cards. [Post]
Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden, best pals. [Huffington Post]
Ever heard of The Playgirls? [Post]
The post reviews Hailu Mergia's Millennium [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Severely Anxious Edition

D.C. is getting a new record store—in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
Meet D.C.'s new library chief, Richard Reyes-Gavilan. [Post]
Hirshhorn makes some key new art acquisitions. (Warning: PDF file herein.) [Hirshhorn]
The Atlantic editor Scott Stossel talks about his severe anxiety and his new book, which is also about his severe anxiety. [Washingtonian]
Listen: Dismemberment Plan on World Cafe [NPR]
A [...]

Arts Roundup: Q and Not U, Metaphorically Speaking Edition

Shutdown forces Freer and Sackler galleries to shuffle around its planned yoga exhibit. [Express]
Montgomery County asks the U.S. Department of the Interior to reopen Glen Echo Park, which houses numerous nonprofit and arts groups. [Post]
Republic, the restaurant taking the place of Takoma Park's Video Americain, will host live music. [Post]
D.C. actor Erik Todd Dellums (The [...]

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