Gary Tischler

A One-of-a-Kind Show in 'Once'

“Once” might not be enough times to see this the award-laden, almost fabled musical show now in town at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater through August 16.

Kennedy Center to Honor George Lucas, the Eagles and More

The Kennedy Center Honors will celebrate the Eagles, Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa and Cicely Tyson for their lifetime of contribution to America's performing arts.

Fringe Festival, Still Crazy After All 10 Years (in a Good Way)

Ever since the Capital Fringe Festival—which runs from July 9 to August 2 -- appeared, it has made yearly strides to become something more than a fringe thing.  

At the New Keegan: an Intimate 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

This “Cat” is directed and laid out to the point where every word counts. It has the ability to drag you in and make you hear the music of our times. 

Flags, Flags Everywhere

In all the major and epochal events that have occurred over the past few weeks, nothing—not even the SCOTUS ...

Dog Tag Bakery: We Can Bake It

FDR could have been speaking about Dog Tag Bakery, located on the perfectly named Grace Street, just past the C ...

Keegan Theatre Comes Full (Dupont) Circle

Barring unforeseen circumstances, by the time anyone reads this, the folks at the Keegan Theatre — which is to say, founders ...

Kennedy Center Names Senior Artistic Veep

Robert Kellett van Leer, former managing director of European arts consulting firm Wonderbird, will fill the newly created position of senior vice president of artistic planning at the Kennedy Center.

Chamber Dance Project Offers Flurry of Programs at the Lansburgh Theatre

The Chamber Dance Project, the innovative dance company founded by celebrated choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning, made a spectacular debut and became a D.C. resident last year. This year, CDP has even more to offer.

Big Names, Emotional Speeches Mark N Street Village Luncheon

At times, the annual N Street Village Empowerment Luncheon at the Mayflower felt like a buzzing, high-energy convention of a major national sorority. There were women everywhere, all kinds of women, united in a mission of making people’s lives better.

Charleston Slayings Stop Time, Blot Out the News, But Bring Us Together

Sometimes, a story—an event, really—stops everything, and a kind of murmuring, shocked stillness ensues in its wake. Such is the way with the Charleston massacre last week.

GALA Pushes the Envelope with New Musical, 'Las Polacas'

Over the 40-some years of its existence, GALA Hispanic Theatre, under the leadership of founders Hugo and Rebecca Medrano, has ...

Free Jazzer Ornette Coleman (1930-2015)

The 11th D.C. Jazz Festival ended Tuesday in an expansive stretch of concerts all over the bustling Washington landscape ...

Blaze of Glory

If you ever had the opportunity to sit within a couple of feet of Blaze Starr, the legendary queen of ...

A Contemporary Take on the Villainous 'Tartuffe'

This “Tartuffe,” it seems to me, is a kind of a draw, wherein the style of the play, a barrage of contradictory intentions, is trying to become the substance of the play.

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