Gary Tischler

'Pippin': Splashy, Non-stop Circus of a Revival

“Pippin” isn’t so much about the music, which resonates in the moment, as it is about show time. It’s the circus and the circus guys and girls who flavor this show at the National Theatre.

Sons and Fathers: John Rubinstein in 'Pippin,' Again

John Rubinstein is back in Washington, where everything started.

'Famous Puppet Death Scenes': Yes, Puppets Can Die

This is Woolly Mammoth’s kind of Christmas, or to be more accurate, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a group of long-time pals and puppeteers from our friends up north in Canada.

Bowser Heads to San Francisco to Push D.C. Olympic Bid

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has joined a delegation heading to San Francisco Dec. 16 to make a final pitch for the District as a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics.

George Stevens Steps Down As Kennedy Center Honors Producer

Longtime producer of the Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Jr., announced the surprise news himself: he is out as head of the Honors.

'The Tempest': McSweeny's Potent Brew Is Hypnotic and Fragile

Director Ethan McSweeny manages to pull quite a bit of the play’s rich diversity together in his bewitchingly engaging production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Sidney Harman Hall through Jan. 11.

Megan Hilty Brings Her 'Kennedy Center Christmas' Dec. 13

Megan Hilty is a big voiced but rangy song stylist with a blonde and curvy, glittery presence: she is the epitome of people born to the stage.

Theater Shorts: December 3

As You Like It Directed by Michael Attenborough, with Zoe Waites as Rosalind, the best and smartest of all of ...

Two Originals: Louis Jordan and Robert O’Hara

Washington theatergoers who like to take a little walk on the wild and Woolly (as in Woolly Mammoth) side are ...

Kennedy Center Honors

In 1978, the first Kennedy Center honorees were contralto Marian Anderson, dancer Fred Astaire, choreographer George Balanchine, composer Richard Rodgers ...

Donny and Marie Bring Vegas-Style Christmas Show to the Nation's Capital

Donny and Marie bring all the energy, glamor and pizzazz of a Vegas show to the National Theatre for their Christmas-themed show.

Ground Broken for Kennedy Center Expansion

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Kennedy Center officials broke ground on a new expansion that will extend to the Potomac River.

Michele Conley (1962 to 2014): A Braveheart Against Cancer

A fighter to the end, Michele Conley, founder of Living in Pink, a cancer research charity, died of cancer Nov. 28.

'Five Guys Named Moe': Heady Stew of Blues, R&B and Swagger

At Arena Stage, "Five Guys Named Moe" features five terrific singers with a lot of range, and even more moves, who dazzle with attitude.

Hometown Girl, Opera Singer Alyson Cambridge Extends Her Musical Presence

From Arlington, Va., and an alumna of Sidwell Friends, Alyson Cambridge will be at the Soul Train Awards Sunday and at “2014 Christmas Concert for the Troops” Monday at the Kennedy Center.

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