Posts Tagged ‘studio theatre’

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 [...]

Arts Commission Announces 2012 Grants

In news that you'll almost certainly miss because WHO SENDS OUT A PRESS RELEASE AT 3:30 P.M. THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING????, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has announced its grant recipients for next year. The commission handed out $3.7 million this year, with the largest grants going to Studio Theatre, Sixth & [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Arthur Miller, Lars von Trier, Victoria F. Gaitán

Chris Klimek leads this week's arts section with his appreciative review of After the Fall—the cerebral, historically problematic Arthur Miller play that's in good hands at Theater J—and The Golden Dragon, a stacked-narrative German play involving one particularly impressive feat of dentistry. I chat with a bunch of particularly hardworking local literary geeks. Tricia Olszewski [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Dave Mann, “30 Americans,” Toast

I've got this week's cover story with a profile of Dave Mann, the eccentric indie rocker behind the city's hardest-to-explain rock festival, Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie. Jeffry Cudlin leads the arts section with a review of the Corcoran's "30 Americans," whose art, he says, is stunning, but whose argument is nowhere to be seen. In [...]