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Kennedy Center features Wednesday matinee of "Follies"

For those who like to leave the theater when it is still light outside, the Kennedy Center is featuring a Wednesday matinee of "Follies." The award-winning musical from the lyrical master Stephen Sondheim arrives at the center May 7. Starting...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 24, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center, Theater  | Tags:  Bernadette Peters, Eric Schaeffer, Follies, Stephen Sondheim, kennedy Center  
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Backstage: Arena Stage's 2011-12 season; Michael Kahn directs opera in Dallas

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. Arena Stage's 2011-12 season will include two world premieres, a mini-Eugene O'Neill festival, visiting productions from Chicago's Goodman Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a revival of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man."...

By Jane Horwitz  | February 16, 2011; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Theater  
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Much to admire in director Irene Lewis's 'The Homecoming'

Last call: Irene Lewis is in her final season after 20 years as artistic director of Baltimore's Center Stage (she was informed last spring that her contract would not be renewed after the 2010-11 season, despite the fact that she...

By Nelson Pressley  | February 6, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Theater  
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'Color Purple,' 'Rock of Ages' coming to National Theatre

"No mainstage shows publically announced at present," says the National Theatre's homepage, but according to a press notice that went out several days ago two touring Broadway musicals are indeed en route: "The Color Purple" (April 12-24) and "Rock of...

By Nelson Pressley  | February 4, 2011; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Memorial service to be held Saturday for Lou Stancari

Friends and colleagues of Lou Stancari, the award-winning Washington set designer, are holding a memorial service for him on Saturday at the National Museum of the American Indian. The service will be conducted from 2 to 5 p.m. in the...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 28, 2011; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Theater  | Tags:  Lou Stancari, Washington theater, photo archivist, set designer  
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Lincoln's coat returns to Ford's Theatre

The original wool overcoat worn by President Lincoln the night of his assassination in 1865 will be placed back on display next month, Ford's Theatre announced. The historic artifact is rotated off exhibition every six months because of the delicate...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | January 18, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, Theater  | Tags:  Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre, Lincoln overcoat, Washington museum  
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Older Entries in This Category »

2010 Kennedy Center Honors Watch: Herman, Jacqueline Trescott , December 3, 2010
Arena Extends "Oklahoma!", Jacqueline Trescott , November 18, 2010
The leading men of "Follies" are now in place, Peter Marks , November 16, 2010
"Oklahoma!": Quick out of the gate, Peter Marks , November 10, 2010
More casting of Kennedy Center's "Follies", Peter Marks , October 27, 2010
New Laurey for Arena's "Oklahoma!", Peter Marks , October 25, 2010
A theatrical manifesto: hands off the audience!, Peter Marks , October 12, 2010
Another show cancels performances, Peter Marks , October 9, 2010
'Brief Encounter': Mad about its style, Peter Marks , September 29, 2010
Shakespeare Records a Surplus, Jacqueline Trescott , December 1, 2009
 
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