Gary Tischler

'City of Conversation': An Echo and Warning on Political Passions

“The City of Conversation” plays really well on the stage as a very human family drama and as a political comedy-drama that echoes mightily in these crazed primary times,

Washington Ballet's Septime Webre to Depart

Septime Webre, the Washington Ballet’s dynamic artistic director for the past 17 years, has announced that he will be leaving the company in June.

Chinese New Year Arrives at Kennedy Center with Great Fanfare

It's the Year of the Monkey—and this weekend, Feb. 5 to 8, will be all about Chinese New Year and the arts in China at the nation's performing arts center.

American Lives: White House Protestor, Jefferson Airplane Founder

Two people—reminders of different times—passed away recently. One of them was a fixture near the White House for ...

How the Holocaust Stole the Future

This week, per the  Nov. 1, 2005 United Nations General Assembly Resolution which established Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance ...

Landing in Oz: The Last Debate Before Iowa Votes

Remember what Dorothy said to her dog? “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

No, we ...

A Snowy Morning with a Tennessee Williams Woman

“It is so extraordinary out there,” actress Madeleine Potter said Saturday morning after walking her dog, an English springer spaniel ...

Political Clout: Georgetown Graces the Stage

Now in preview performances at Arena Stage, “The City of Conversation” — Anthony Giardina’s play about a powerful Georgetown hostess ...

A Big Snow Storm That Let Us Get Small

The blizzard drowned out for a few days the noise of the chattering classes trying to drown out the sound of your breathing—those who claim they know you and what you want.

Nimble Massey More Than Handles His Parts in 'A Gentleman's Guide'

On stage, Massey is as steady as a rock, but he also oozes charm, sympathy and sex appeal in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” at the Kennedy Center.

Old and New Comedies in Town Fit for Our Times

These days, there’s plenty of comedy to be had in Washington—and not just in politics: “The Critics,” “The Real Inspector Hound” and “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love Murder.”

2016 Sounding Like the Year the Music Died: Now, Glenn Frey

This is the year of endings: Frey, co-founder of the Eagles, the soulful, rock-and-country-tinged, super band-hit machine of the 1970s, died Jan. 18 at the age of 67.

On MLK's Birthday, We Celebrate His Life, Words

This Monday, this city, this country will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have been 86 years old Jan. 15, had not an assassin’s bullet ended his life.

Obama's Last State of the Union: Stirring Valedictory

Nothing exists in a vacuum.  Not even, and especially, presidential State of the Union addresses.

President Barack Obama’s SOTU ...

Are We Not Entertained? The Bread and Circus of Sunday

Perusing the craziness of Sunday's TV moments, entertainment writer Gary Tischler draws for us a large arc of comment and insight that leads back to us.

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