Posts Tagged ‘studio theatre’

Script Tease: Comparing Bachelorette the Movie to Bachelorette the Play

Midway through rehearsals last spring, the cast of Studio Theatre’s Bachelorette got some interesting news: Their little six-actor play was about to become a movie. Local actress Laura C. Harris thought it was cool that the film would star Kirsten Dunst, and other “people the public likes”—rom-com stars like Isla Fisher and James Marsden. But [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Fall Arts Guide!

Our arts section this week is bursting. Bursting! Why? It's Fall Arts Guide week. We've assembled a comprehensive guide to the most thought-provoking exhibits, film, and performers coming to town between through December, and we really recommend you read it. Skim our critic's picks and listings online, or pick up a copy of the real [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Dance Exchange Goes to the Mountain, Jasper Johns, Oddisee

Amanda Abrams leads this week's arts section: For her story, she embedded with the Dance Exchange during its 500-mile walk to the site of a removed mountain in West Virginia. Out of that journey, the troupe plans to create a piece called "How to Lose a Mountain." Jeffry Cudlin reviews "Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme," [...]

Arts Roundup: Magic Lantern Edition

The National Symphony Orchestra announces a June tour of Las Americas. [Post]
Bob Woodward: The Internet is not "a magic lantern" that lights up scandals. [Post]
The irksome Washington Post Social reader, which tells all your Facebook friends you've been reading studies about breast enlargement, weight loss, and/or Adele's love life, seems to be "working." [Porcupine]
Studio Theatre's [...]

Do the Fight Thing: More on Studio’s Sucker Punch

So I finally got to see Sucker Punch, Studio Theatre’s well-reviewed U.S. premiere of Roy Williams’s race-and-boxing-in-Thatcher’s England play, last weekend. Despite having written a whole feature about the production’s extensive fight choreography, I still found plenty to surprise me in the way the fights were staged.
I won’t review the show; I attended a [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: “Suprasensorial,” Garvey the Chosen One, Friends With Kids

Kriston Capps leads the arts section with his review of "Suprasensorial," the Hirshhorn's impressively scaled but thematically suspect look at the Latin American artists who (supposedly) anticipated California's Light and Space movement. (He's skeptical.) Joe Warminsky reviews Money Train, the new full-length from heroically raunchy rapper Garvey the Chosen One. Tricia Olszewski reviews two very [...]

Arts Roundup: Pumped-Up Edition

Peter Marks' take on the boxing in Studio Theatre's Sucker Punch [Post]
HuffPo UK spotlights photographer Martin Schoeller, whose images of female body builders are now showing at Arlington Arts Center in an exhibit curated by Jeffry Cudlin [Huffington Post]
If you drive past the old location of Clark Street Playhouse in Crystal City, you'll see something like this [Crystal [...]

Ring of Truth: In Studio Theatre’s Sucker Punch, the Sweet Science Is an Art

One of Hollywood’s most resilient little lies is that the collision of fist on flesh makes a loud noise. When John Wayne was doing the slugging, it was like a door slam. But when you train as a boxer, punches are loud only because you’re hitting a leather bag or leather mitts with leather gloves—a drum [...]

Synetic, Studio Lead Helen Hayes Awards Nominations

Well, now we know you can't spend your way to a Helen Hayes Awards sweep. The biggest musical on a D.C. stage last year, the Kennedy Center's new production of Follies, may have cost $7.3 million to mount, featured of retinue of Broadway leading ladies, and transfered to the Great White Way, but last night it [...]

Arts Roundup: Washingtonian Quittin’ Time Edition

Another One Bites the Dust: Does Washingtonian have a retention problem? Kyle Gustafson (disclosure: a former colleague) has announced that he's leaving his post as the magazine's online editor. "It wasn't working out for either party," he tells TBD. His departure comes just five months after he started; the website's previous editor, Sommer Mathis (also a [...]

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