Gary Tischler

'Hair': Hippies in the Age of Millennials?

As "Hair" approaches its half-century mark, our critic recalls its early days -- and talks about today's involved production at the Keegan Theatre on Church Street.

'Spelling Bee': Still Small-Town and Seductive

Arts critic Gary Tischler finds “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as happily small-town, surprising and seductive as ever—and with Broadway verve.

Emotional Premiere: Carter and ‘Camp David’

Only in Washington. You go to see a play, and you’re in the middle of a historic moment about ...

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney: No Small Life

The irrepressible actor Mickey Rooney -- though short in stature -- lived his life large. Just ask his ex-wives.

With Bowser Win, D.C. Gets Ready to Enjoy Spring

Washington, D.C., is finished with its primary elections. Now onto the election, but first: springtime.

A Last Look at the Mayoral Candidates

The Democratic Primary race for Mayor of Washington, D.C., has been an unprecedented contest, characterized by turmoil, a large ...

Keb' Mo': Bluesman Is Keeping It Real

With modern blue that's like the old blues and with real life stories, Kevin Moore -- Keb' Mo' -- from Compton, Calif., arrives at Strathmore April 3.

Channel 9 Debate Is Over; Time to Vote April 1

Not sure if it was "Now or Never," but WUSA-9's mayoral debate on March 26 had a few quotable moments.

Hal Holbrook

Listening to Hal Holbrook in a phone interview, it’s easy to think that Mark Twain might still be alive ...

Hip-Hop at the Kennedy Center

On the heels of “World Stages: International Theater Festival 2014,” an eclectic festival of new theater, new styles and new ...

Virginia Williams: She Was Our Mama in Washington, D.C.

The tribute for Virginia Williams, mother of a Washington, D.C., mayor, at Duke Ellington School was full of music, song, stories and joy.

'Elixir of Love': You'll Want to Drink This Operatic Potion

In "Elixir of Love," Donizetti’s score is gorgeous, smooth, romantic and soaring. This opera has a little bit of everything in it.

March Madness Begins: Resistance Is Futile

Some early upsets, of course, for the NCAA Tournament, but American loses -- and Georgetown wins its first game, but it is in the NIT.

'Murdoch' and Much More at Kennedy Center's International Theater Festival

Yet another D.C. perk: "World Stages" at the Kennedy Center is a unique chance to see theater from around the world.

Richard Thomas: Playing the 39th President

The actor Richard Thomas knows a little about icons. He’s pretty close to being one himself.

After all, he ...

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