Gary Tischler

WNO's 'Manon Lescaut': a Heroine We Believe In

Washington National Opera’s spring-season opener, "Manon Lescaut," matched with soprano Patricia Racette, tells the tale of ill-matched lovers.

TV Legends: Bonnie Franklin, Dale Robertson

In a communications-entertainment world where access to everything all of the time is a given, change is hardly ever noticed ...

Helen Reddy: 'Strong, Invincible Woman' at Wolf Trap

The singer who roared, "I am woman," Helen Reddy will perform at the Barns at Wolf Trap, March 7 and 8.

Van Cliburn: Musical Ambassador Extraordinary

At a time when the new teen music sounds of rock and roll had emerged with its own king in Elvis Presley, the classical music world produced the equivalent of a rock star in the person of pianist Van Cliburn.

Performing Arts Calendar

STILL HERE,
BUT NOT FOR LONG Here are our selections of some eclectic, shouldn’t-miss offerings now at local theaters ...

Oscars: Fatigue, Shame and Anne Hathaway

Our reviewer dreamed a dream about the 85th Academy Awards Presentations: was it Michelle or Michele and what about Anne Hathaway?

The Last 'Walking the Dog': a Tribute to Bailey and Barney

Barney, who fulfilled the role of first dog and his master’s best friend for two terms at the White ...

Simone Dinnerstein: Precise Aim at Bach's 'Variations'

Listening to Simone Dinnerstein talk about her life and her music-- as well as Johann Sebastian Bach, her relationship with ...

Wooly Mammoth's 'The Convert': Culture Clash and Mixed Loyalties

A powerful, thoughtful drama on colonization in Africa during the time of the British Empire is now at Woolly Mammoth Theatre.

“Metamorphoses”: Splashing Humor, Drama, Love Into Our Oldest Tales at Arena

Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses" arrives at Arena Stage with a big splash of Greco-Roman myths.

John Eaton: Pianist of the Great American Songbook

To hear timeless music of America, see John Eaton at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Saturday, Feb. 16, or Saturday, March 30.

Double Your Mamet at Roundhouse and Theater J

The Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Md., isn’t a huge, cavernous space. It’s both modern and inviting, a ...

The Parish Gallery, 22 Years Strong

Occasionally, an art gallery comes along that helps define a neighborhood’s culture. When Norman Parish saw a “Gallery Space ...

Hilary Hahn: Our Valentine for the Violin

Unsurprisingly, the phone rings right on time. I have some mixed expectations about the sound of Hilary Hahn’s voice ...

'The MoFo With the Hat': Profane Characters We Secretly Care About

Studio Theatre's "The Motherf**cker With the Hat" may be obscene, but it is a play worth seeing, says Gary Tischler.

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