Gary Tischler

Kennedy Center Names First Female President

Chicago Symphony Orchestra president Deborah Rutter will succeed Michael Kaiser as the third president of the Kennedy Center, beginning Sept. 1.

Baryshnikov Propels 'Man in a Case' at Shakespeare Theatre

I kept thinking, as I watched Mikhail Baryshnikov navigate the stage of the Lansburgh Theatre in “Man in a Case ...

Nelson Mandela: the Miracle of South Africa

We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. In D.C., we may sign a book of condolences at the South African Embassy or the Wilson Building -- and attend a memorial service at the National Cathedral on Wednesday.

Half-Century-Old Classics, 'Forum' and 'The King and I' Are Acting Frisky

What seemed old is new and fresh again. Check "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (Ancient Rome) and “The King and I” (old Thailand), now playing.

It’s the Holdays: Simple Joys at Home and the City

We used to think of the “The Holidays” as encompassing perhaps what we could call the advent period, those days ...

On His Way: Meet Bruce Dow of ‘Forum’

Pseudolus is back in town at long last, and so is Bruce Dow.

Pseudolus can trace his lineage back to ...

1945-2013: Presevationist Joseph Grano, Defender of Rhodes Tavern

Joseph Grano lead the unsuccessful fight to save Rhodes Tavern on 15th Street from the wrecking ball in the 1980s. His lessons in historic preservation are remembered.

Baby Panda at the National Zoo Gets a Name: Bao Bao

The precious panda at the National Zoo gets a name, and everyone is happy: Bao Bao.

'If/Then': Bright, Talent-Laden Production Not Quite Ready

The highly anticipated "If/Then" is at the National Theatre before its Broadway debut next spring. Reviewer Gary Tischler praised the talent involved but added that some changes should be made in the show.

Restored Film on JFK Colors His and Our Lives

Friday, November 22, will be day of remembering all over Washington, D.C., and the country and the world, but ...

Remarkable 'American Voices' at Kennedy Center, Nov. 22 to 24

Step aside TV and online singing contests, it's gotten real -- and it's at the Kennedy Center this weekend: "American Voices."

Tapping to Maurice Hines

There is perhaps nothing so mysterious in show biz as the sound of tapping feet, or, in one of its ...

Shankar: Life and Sitar Together in Music

With "Traces of You," Anoushka Shankar continues her journey through life and music.

Vincent Orange, Andy Shallal Make Mayoral Race More Interesting

With the addition of Vincent Orange and Andy Shallal to the race for D.C. mayor, the table is set . . . almost. Mayor Vincent Gray has yet to say yea or nay to running for re-election.

'Sleeping Beauty': a Gothic Take on a Ballet Classic

Everyone knows about three of the most famous ballets in the world—“The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty,” all ...

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