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The leading men of "Follies" are now in place

The Kennedy Center's forthcoming "Follies" has its male leads. Broadway actor Danny Burstein and daytime soap star Ron Raines will tackle the roles handled respectively by Gene Nelson and John McMartin in the original 1971 production of this seminal...

By Peter Marks  | November 16, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  Follies Kennedy Center Sondheim  
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"Oklahoma!": Quick out of the gate

Off to what company officials say is the briskest sales pace in Arena Stage's history, the new revival of "Oklahoma!" is drawing the interest of New York producers, who are coming to Washington to scout director Molly Smith's well-received...

By Peter Marks  | November 10, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  arena oklahoma broadway  
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More casting of Kennedy Center's "Follies"

By Peter Marks The cast of the Kennedy Center's "Follies" is starting to fill out, with the disclosure this morning of the signing of several more actors to the $6 million revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, now scheduled...

By Peter Marks  | October 27, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  Follies Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim James Goldman  
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Studio Theatre completes a David Ives Hat Trick in D.C.

By Peter Marks Playwright David Ives is a popular guy these days in Washington; his wittily rhyming adaptation of Corneille's "The Liar" was a hit this past spring for Shakespeare Theatre Company. Next came a highly successful run at Theater...

By Peter Marks  | October 26, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  Studio Theatre David Ives Venus in Fur  
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New Laurey for Arena's "Oklahoma!"

Less than a week into preview performances of "Oklahoma!"--the production that marks the return of Arena Stage to its Southwest Washington campus after a $135 million makeover-- one of its lead actresses has had to withdraw. Arena officials said...

By Peter Marks  | October 25, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Theater  | Tags:  Oklahoma Arena Stage Laurey  
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Shakespeare in Russian at the Kennedy Center? Da!

By Peter Marks Declan Donnellan's all-male "Twelfth Night"--in Russian, no less--proves to be a stylishly madcap evening of Shakespeare. The production (with English surtitles) in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, comes to Washington for just two performances, the last of...

By Peter Marks  | October 23, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Peter Marks, Reviews, Theater  | Tags:  Kennedy Center Twelfth Night Cheek by Jowl  
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Bio: Peter Marks, Christian Pelusi , September 15, 2010
 
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