Gary Tischler

'Kiss Me, Kate': As Fresh as a Slap in the Face

Alan Paul of the Shakespeare Theatre Company knows his way around a Broadway musical. “Kiss Me, Kate” is a hands-down love letter to show biz and to those who holler, “Hey, I know, let’s put on a show.”

D.C. Police Chief 's New Rule: Civilians Can 'Take Gunman Down'

Poilce Chief Cathy Lanier says sometimes it's necessary to fight back, when confronted with an active shooter. Some have replied: But what about carrying our gun?

Anonymous 4: Heavenly Music at 6th & I Synagogue

Anonymous 4 will be back in Washington on Sunday with its sacred, medieval musical sounds—and songs from the Civil War.

'Appomattox': A Burning Operatic Canvas

In many important ways, “Appomattox,” the dramatically revised work by composer Philip Glass and librettist Christopher Hampton, is the most ...

Paris and Us: Tossed But Not Sunk

Each day it seems we wake up in a brand new, sometimes fearful world. It comes at us in headlines ...

A 'Cinderella' for Our Times at National Theatre

Kaitlyn Davidson seems perfectly suited for the role that she embraces with unabashed fervor in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”

'Appomattox' and Solomon Howard: Songs Echoing Through American History

The opera, "Appomattox,” envisioning meetings between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon Baines Johnson, echoes loudly in our times. 

The King’s Singers — 'World’s Greatest a Capella Group' — at St. John's Georgetown Nov. 15

The accent over the phone is English, and the background and history seem decidedly English, Oxonian or Cambridge to some ...

Debating the Debates: the Days of Our Political and Real Lives

Watching what’s going on in the world, in our country, in our own back yards over the last week ...

Michele Lee, TV Star, Broadway Razzler-Dazzler and One of a Kind, Comes to Kennedy Center

Michele Lee's gifts will be on display 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, at the Terrace Theater, when the two-time Tony Award and Emmy-nominated star brings her show, “Nobody Does It Like Me: The Music of Cy Coleman.”

Freer-Sackler's Raby: a Studious Man Firmly in the World of Art—and the World

Julian Raby of the Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art spoke at the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club Nov. 5.

Dusty Baker Introduced as Washington Nationals Manager

The Washington Nationals introduced their next manager Dusty Baker to the media at National Park Nov. 5 . It was a ...

Ambitious, Risky Start for Ari Roth’s Mosaic Theater

It was a dark and stormy Wednesday night on H Street at the Atlas Performing Arts Center — an entirely appropriate ...

'The Raven' and Other Spooky Stuff at Dumbarton Concerts

The spirit of Halloween, situated as it is in the heart of fall, has a way of lingering amid the ...

Fred Thompson (1942-2015): Lawyer, Senator, Actor, All-American With a Lot of Class

When you looked at Fred Thompson making small talk in a room full of Washington types, he looked like a ...

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