Posts Tagged ‘woolly mammoth’

Stupid Fucking Bird to Return to Woolly Mammoth This Summer

On the heels of what might be the worst show it's ever produced, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is bringing back one of its best: Stupid Fucking Bird, playwright Aaron Posner's irreverent update of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which was a huge hit for the 34-year-old company last summer, will return with its original cast intact [...]

Arts Roundup: Straight to the Dome Edition

Watch Uber Wars, a new, libertarian-approved short film about the battle over the car service in D.C. [YouTube via Post]
The Smithsonian's Board of Regents begins its search for the next Smithsonian CEO. [AP]
Repairs to the Capitol Dome have begun. [AP]
Winners of the 2013 Mayor's Arts Awards announced. [Art 202]
Courtland Milloy endorses 12 Years a Slave. [...]

Arts Roundup: Poetry Sucks Edition

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company buys its downtown venue at a possibly very plum price. [Post]
In its final show, Parish Gallery pays tribute to its founder, Norman Parish, who's ailing from a brain tumor. [Post]
For Arlington taxpayers, libraries are a much better deal than Artisphere. [ARLnow]
Modern poetry, you suck a big one. Signed, this University of [...]

Arts Roundup: $21 Million, That’s My Number Edition

Toots and the Maytals singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is suing an alleged bottle-thrower for $21 million. [WTOP]
David Alpert thinks zoning tweaks will help local theaters find places to perform. [Post]
Could more local theaters learn from Woolly Mammoth's digital-engagement initiatives? [Post]
In the 1940s, what's now the 9:30 Club was Duke Ellington's. [Post]
The Shakespeare Theatre Company might [...]

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 [...]

Mike Birbiglia Talks Sleepwalk with Me and Mike Daisey

Mike Birbiglia is not timid about his personal life. After working the door the DC Improv and struggling as a comedian, he found his voice by telling stories with a gentle, sincere tone. In one of these stories, Birbiglia describes how his bizarre, potentially life-threatening sleepwalking problem became a catalyst for important changes in his [...]

Mike Daisey’s Agony and the Ecstasy Will Return to Woolly Mammoth, but Not as Non-Fiction

At this point, we might as well rename Arts Desk the Daily Daisey.
Today's bit of Mike Daisey news: In a statement today, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company says it still plans to stage a summer remount of Daisey's controversial monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a version of which was retracted by the [...]

Why Slate Is Wrong About D.C.

On Wednesday, Slate published a piece by Matthew Yglesias about why D.C. is, essentially, a terrible place for young, creative people to live.
The article has since flown about social media, causing many a sad emoticon and, apparently, excessive vomiting. The jab is all the more painful because there is some truth to it–D.C. is [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: FunkTV, Submarine, Cigarette

Marcus J. Moore leads this week's arts section with his profile of Regi Allen, a senior editor at Discovery Channel who's looking to start FunkTV, the first urban alternative television network, which hopes will be a home to forgotten Blaxploitation films, independent music, and an original program he calls Fried Chicken Cinema. In theater: Bob [...]

Don’t Have New Year’s Eve Plans? Don’t Despair

So, for the second time today, I'm referencing Michael J. West on the blog. In his Jazz Setlist post, he writes, "[I]f you're still looking for something to do that night, you're in trouble. Everything that's not sold out is ridiculously high-priced (which is why it's not sold out)." Well, I've gotta disagree. [...]

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