Playwright Allyson Currin and Director Jessica Lefkow have joined forces to present the World Premiere of Allysson’s new play Hercules in Russia at Doorway Arts Ensemble. I asked Allyson and Jessica to take us on their Herculean journey from writing the play, auditions, selecting and directing the cast, working with designers, rehearsals, cast changes, and finally attending to [...]
The Arlington Players to Stage ‘A Little Night Music’ at The Mead Center For American Theater at Arena Stage June 1-17, 2012
I really really wanted to know more about this new play that I have heard so much about lately. A young playwright and a young director are working together at Signature Theatre to bring a ‘terrifying’ examination of the ‘Generation Me’ to The Ark. Paul Down Colaizzo tells us about writing his play and working with Director Matthew Gardiner, and Matthew introduces us to his talented cast and gives us some insight into directing Really Really.
Theatre Kibbitz: Rita McKenzie on ‘Ethel Merman’s Broadway’ This Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 8 PM at Strathmore
I am a big fan of of two women of power – Ethel Merman and Rita Mckenzie. I can’t remember when I had such a great time interviewing anyone as when I just interviewed the sassy and hysterically talented Rita McKenzie, who will be singing lots of songs Ethel Merman made famous – this Saturday, January 21st at 8 PM – at The Music Center at Strathmore – in Ethel Merman’s Broadway starring Rita McKenzie.
The In Series deals a ‘royal flush’ of magic and love and great singing as Rick Davis directs a talented group of singers/comedians in the operatic double-header of Samuel Barber and Giancarlo Menotti’s A Hand of Bridge (1959), and Francisco Asenjo Barbieri’s The Little Barber [‘barberillo’] of Lavapies (1874, in Barber & Barberillo.
‘Pal Joey’ at The Kennedy Center Cancelled; ‘First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb’ Replaces it
The Kennedy Center today announced today that its much anticipated its production of Pal Joey, scheduled to run June 2-July 1, 2012 in the Eisenhower Theater, will be postponed indefinitely “due to scheduling conflicts.” Replacing it will be First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb, which had its debut at Signature Theatre in 2009.
Theatre Kibbitz: DC Area’s Benjamin Cook on Playing Michael in Billy Elliot the Musical at The Kennedy Center
Here are Maryland Theatre Guide’s staff’s favorite productions and performances during the 2011 theatre season (from January – December 2011). The productions and performances highlighted in bold received the most nods by the MTG staff. Congrats to all the shows and performances that made our lists.