Posts Tagged ‘signature theatre’

After Big Companies Complain, Helen Hayes Awards Will Be Split Into Two Tiers

D.C. theater professionals and aficionados should prepare for an extra-long Helen Hayes Awards celebration come 2015. TheatreWashington, the organization that runs the awards, announced major changes to its signature event Tuesday night, including splitting its prizes for local theater troupes into two tiers based on the number of union actors in a particular production. As a [...]

Spin at Signature Theatre, Reviewed

Say you’re a musical-theater writing duo trying to recover from the devastating failure of your first Broadway flop. What do you do? You write a musical about a former boy band star trying to recover from the devastating failure of his solo career. And like your new character, you realize it’s time to take a [...]

ToDo ToDay: Spin at Signature! DC Loves Dilla!

Once. Ghost. Kinky Boots.Adapting movies into musicals is pretty much a meme on Broadway these days. Tonight, Arlington’s Signature Theatre continues the trend, but instead of hopping on the bandwagon, the creative team is jumping on a plane to Seoul. The new musical Spin is based on the hit Korean film Speedy Scandal and produced in collaboration [...]

Arts Roundup: Hirshhorn Shakeup Edition

After an inconclusive Hirshhorn vote on the Bloomberg Balloon/Bubble, Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek resigns. [Arts Desk]
Phil Kennicott's reaction: "If [Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne] Clough votes down the Bubble, it will send a clear and chilling message to other Smithsonian entities and to anyone who is courted to replace Koshalek." [Post]
Columnist John Kelly makes a D.C. [...]

Arts Roundup: Theater Bailout Edition

Odd: The Arlington County Board gives Signature Theatre a $250,000 grant to cover its outstanding tax debts. [ARLnow]
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is so-so—but sounds better at U Street Music Hall, writes Chris Richards. [Post]
What to look forward to at this year's Capital Fringe: more beer, barbecue sandwiches, cardboard art [Post]

ToDo ToDay: Company at Signature Theatre and a Daft Punk Listening Party

For its current production of Company, Sondheim's musical tribute to thirtysomething urban dwellers, Signature Theatre has dug deep into its own company: All of the actors have performed in at least two previous productions with the Arlington theater. A dark musical comedy about the woes of adult relationships might hit too close to home, [...]

Arts Roundup: The Real Housewives of Benning Road Edition

Introducing The Real Housewives of Benning Road. [TMOTTGoGo]
Alamo Drafthouse is searching for three new D.C.-area locations. [Washington Business Journal]
Theater J dedicates a performance to deceased D.C. Jewish Community Center parking-lot attendant Desmond Obamogie. [Theater J]
Record Store Day: a very mixed blessing for local record shops. [Post]
Michael Kahn returns to Signature Theatre for the first time in two [...]

Signature, Studio, and MetroStage Lead Winners at Helen Hayes Awards

Folger Theatre's The Taming of the Shrew and Signature Theatre's Dreamgirls took home the big two prizes at last night's Helen Hayes Awards, winning statues for outstanding resident play and outstanding resident musical, respectively. Signature's good night didn't stop there: The Shirlington-based playhouse won three more statues—two others for Dreamgirls, and the Charles MacArthur Award [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Palaces for the People” and Elephants Walking Around

They look striking from the outside, it’s true. But the reason many of the nation’s Beaux-Arts landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal and Carnegie Hall, are so beloved is the tile and mortar work of Rafael Guastavino Sr. The Spanish builder's tile-arch signature can be found in D.C. in the U.S. Supreme Court and the National [...]

Arts Roundup: Signature Switcheroo Edition

Now there's a reason for Signature Theatre's cancelation of Crimes of the Heart: Two cast members left for personal reasons. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth announces its 34th season. [Post]
All the President's Men Revisited screening scheduled at Newseum for April 18; panel includes Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Robert Redford, Rachel Maddow, Jill Abramson, and other various celebrities and big-name [...]

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