Theater Archive

Here They Come, A-Dramatizing: Five Shows To Check Out For the Holiday Season

From a modern take on the nativity story to a Jewish musical revue to a staged version of a classic NPR essay.

Appomattox at Washington National Opera, Reviewed

Go see Appomattox—especially if you’re not an opera fan.

Theater J Hires Adam Immerwahr as New Artistic Director

Nearly a year after firing Ari Roth, Theater J has hired Adam Immerwahr as its new artistic director.

The Tender Land at Gala Theatre, Reviewed

The In Series' latest opera—part of its "Made In America" series—is about as dull as life on the farm.

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?