Posts Tagged ‘TheatreWashington’

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 [...]

Helen Hayes Awards Will Party Harder in 2014

Attendees at this year's Helen Hayes Awards will no longer be confined to their plush velvet seats inside the Warner Theatre. TheatreWashington, the organization that oversees the awards, announced this morning that the ceremony will take place at the National Building Museum on April 21. The venue change coincides with a previously announced overhaul of [...]

Arts Roundup: Ron Burgundy Edition

Can Anchorman help save the Newseum? [Post]
Anchorman exhibit enables idiotic Anchorman quoting. [Post]
T.G.I. Fridays wants to be a cluuuub; senior citizens protest. [City Desk]
After incident in D.C., Chris Brown checks out of rehab. [WJLA]
Gibson Guitar Room hosts a free dental clinic for musicians. [D.C. Music Download]
A history of Georgetown movie theaters [Greater Greater Washington]
TheatreWashington now [...]

Arts Roundup: Spy Museum Edition

Spy Museum moving to Carnegie Library, becoming nonprofit. [City Desk]
Wolf Trap raises a record $1 million. [Post]
TheatreWashington President and CEO Linda Levy pens an open letter to Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks, criticizing his coverage of the Helen Hayes Awards reforms. [TheatreWashington]
Artist chukwumaa mistaken for Navy Yard shooter in Georgetown. [Arts Desk]
How did D.C. [...]

Artistic Directors Respond to Helen Hayes Reforms

Immediately after TheatreWashington announced an overhaul of how the Helen Hayes awards are judged and distributed on Tuesday evening, reporters and theater-makers responded with questions and cautious optimism.
Following the small press event at the Washington Post building, groups chatted about whether dividing the awards into two tiers, rearranging the judging process, and nearly doubling the [...]

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 [...]

A Reborn Dance Metro DC Is on Its Way

I’d thought Dance Metro DC had simply disappeared. With increasingly fewer email updates arriving in my inbox, a dysfunctional website, and the annual MetroDC Dance Awards apparently postponed indefinitely, I figured the city’s dance service organization was just another arts-related casualty of the recession.
But it’s not the case—and that’s good news. “Nothing has dissolved,” Doug Yeuell [...]

Arts Roundup: Round House Kick Edition

Don't Go Back to Bethesda: Blake Robison, the producing artistic director of Round House Theatre, is leaving the suburban company at the end of this season for Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, reports Peter Marks. Robison came on board in 2005 and under his watch the company emphasized literary adaptations.
SEO-Proof Website Launches: theatreWashington launched its new website [...]

Helen Hayes No More

Back in April, the annual Helen Hayes Awards ended on somewhat mysterious note: The ceremony promised a "next chapter" in the history of the Helen Hayes organization, which puts on the awards show and promotes and advocates for D.C. theater. What that meant, I learned at the time, was that the organization planned to change [...]

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