Theater Archive

How Garfield Became a Brand New Musical at Adventure Theatre

"Garfield represents the id we would all wish to be if societal rules didn't force us to be polite and kind."

Themed Double-Headers for Fringe’s Last Weekend

Two shows about people with hero complexes, two advertised with bared bottoms, and a night with Burning Man fanatics

Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at Maryland Lyric Opera, Reviewed

If you’re going to take liberties with famous works of literature, you might as well give us a happy ending or more sex and violence or something.

For Its Final Production, American Century Theater Gets Angry

"Even though we’re doing some of our best work now, it’s better to go out in a blaze of glory.”

A Response to the Wall Street Journal‘s Defense of Traditional Shakespeare

A Shakespeare production featuring women? What is this, amateur hour?!

Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles at Wolf Trap Opera, Reviewed

If you had a time machine, what would you do besides kill Hitler and stop George Lucas from making prequels?

Hey You, Why Not Write For Fringeworthy?

The 10th annual Capital Fringe festival is ramping up, and City Paper's Fringeworthy blog (formerly Fringe & Purge) is looking for fresh blood. Want to see the shows for free, sound off on The State Of Local Theater, and get bylines? Can you keep your thoughts brief and punchy like this? Fill out our application [...]

Eye-Popping Woolly Mammoth Posters Score Graphis Award

“We’re a cross between a really cool college professor and Banksy.”

The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Awards

Outstanding Use of Outdated Gender Norms, Outstanding Coddling, Outstanding Dick Joke, and more

A Double-Wide Helen Hayes Awards in Half the Time

Winners sprinted up and down the aisles, and Erin Weaver won big.