Posts Tagged ‘arena stage’

Game of Groans: The Worst April Fools’ Jokes in D.C.

April Fools' Day! The day when everyone—no matter how humorless they are the other 364 days of the year—feels compelled to make a funny. (Not City Paper, though, at least until we figure out a way to top this one.) Today, unfortunately, may have been the least funny April Fools' Day yet. Some glaring perpetrators among [...]

Our Morning Roundup: DCPS Students Discover The Working Lunch

Dee Does The District doesn't appreciate a sad bit of race baiting reported from the marathon hearing on the DCPS teacher layoffs.
Harry Potter and the Urban School Nightmare despairs over their students' poor attendance. They write:
"Our school's enrollment is down, and attendance is lower than I've ever seen it. When I first started at my [...]

Update: Arena Stage Loses Legacy of Light‘s Carla Harting to Bike Accident

More on Carla Harting's bicycle mishap originally reported here.
“Break a leg” is the traditional, if superstitious, pre-curtain benediction for actors. It is not meant to be taken literally. Sadly, one of the stars of Arena Stage’s Legacy of Light, Carla Harting, suffered compound fractures in her left femur and tibia after getting hit [...]

Arena Stage Loses Carla Harting to Bike Accident

Carla Harting, the leading lady in Arena Stage's Legacy of Light, will be sitting out the production's remaining performances due to a broken leg. Woolly Mammoth's Jennifer Mendenhall will fill in for Harting through June 14, when the show ends.
Full press release after the jump. Bob Mondello's review of the Legacy of Light here.

Our Morning Roundup: First Dog Edition

*INDOGURATION UPDATE: Yesterday afternoon, following the President's latest round of cautious optimism, Ted Kennedy presented the Obama famiy with Bo, a six-month-old Portugese water dog .  The Post has video, a bombastic lede, and some Us Weekly-worthy niceties:
About 10 minutes later the First Family emerged again, racing up the hill, with the president doing a [...]

Woolly Mammoth Still Crazy After 30 Years

Maybe the recent theater-building frenzy has hit a wall, maybe economic reality has checked in, but D.C. theaters are cutting back a little for the 2009-10 season. In 2007-08, while the paint was still drying on Harman Hall, Shakespeare Theatre Company expanded from five to eight shows; next year they’re down to seven. And Arena [...]

With 33 Variations and Next to Normal, Arena Stage Gives Its Regards to Broadway

Next to Normal at Arena
D.C.’s Arena Stage has been doing its fair share of boasting lately. In less than two months, goes the hype, not one but two Arena shows will be running simultaneously on Broadway. As if that weren't enough, Arena is calling itself the first regional theater to claim this honor twice, [...]

Dress Like Princess Leia and Win Tickets or Perhaps a Poster

Princess Leia! Wasn't she the one who saved the universe despite being, like, C-3PO's daughter or something? Well guess what? PRINCESS LEIA IS BACK!!!!!
Except now she lives in the D.C. area and is you.
In anticipation of Leia-portraya Carrie Fisher's one-woman show Wishful Drinking, which will bow Sept. 5, Arena Stage is holding a Princess Leia [...]