“Olney Theatre Center’s production of “My Fair Lady” is a fresh, hot, and deliciously satisfying re-envisioning of Lerner and Loewe’s classic.” – Mark Beachy.
Synopsis: One of the most romantic scores of all time, featuring standards like “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “The Street Where You Live,” takes on new life in an intimate reimagining of the Tony Award®-winning classic My Fair Lady. Flower-seller Eliza Doolittle wages a romantic battle with uppercrust Henry Higgins, with surprising results in this production directed by Alan Souza, whose Camelot the Chicago Tribune called “genuinely revisionist… fascinating and fresh.” It’s 15 rounds of a musical heavyweight bout full of verbal fisticuffs and emotional gut-punches.
2. Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass at Theater J.
“I highly recommend that you do not miss this spectacular, thought-provoking production of what is surely Arthur Miller’s greatest and most personal work.” – Liz Ruth-Brinegar.
Synopsis: A riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play about being American, being married, and coming to terms with one’s own identity. Now extended through July 16th.
3. When We Were Young and Unafraid at The Keegan Theatre.
“I can’t think of a play more relevant…” – Stephanie House.
Synopsis: In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade or the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.
4. The Sound of Music’ at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.
“….enchanting and enjoyable performance loaded with enthusiasm and charm…” – Raychel Harvey-Jones.
Synopsis: The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Washington. The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy®, and Academy Award®–winning Best Score by Rodgers & Hammerstein, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song.
5. ‘The School for Lies’ at Lansburgh Theatre.
Running MAY 30 – JUL 09, 2017.
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Synopsis: From the comic imagination of STC favorite David Ives comes a timely take on Molière’s ruthless satire. A gleeful truth-teller, Frank is a French aristocrat who despises his society of liars and doesn’t mind telling them so. His well-aimed barbs wreak havoc in a world of pompous suitors and extravagant ladies, until rumors ricochet and alternative facts become reality.
Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, return to old stomping grounds in this uproarious update of one of the greatest masterpieces of French comedy. Outrageous gags and vicious couplets strike a hilarious balance of class and crass in this classic collision of Molière’s biting satire and Ives’s modern wit.