Gary Tischler

'Widow' at Ford's: the Grief of Mary Todd Lincoln

“The Widow Lincoln” is a difficult play about a difficult person. Actress Mary Bacon portrays a Mary who is bewildered, keen, heavy with grief and charming and blustering, the White Houses bully.

'Gigi' Looks Ready to Leap From Kennedy Center to Broadway

Reworked by Heidi Thomas and Eric Schaeffer, this new "Gigi" comes into its own with Vanessa Hudgens, while mindful of the original 1958 movie.

A Tribute to the Lives Lived and Lost at the Holocaust Museum

The U.S. Holocaust Museum and Embassy of Hungary remembered the lives lived and lost during the Holocaust with performances last week.

Schiller’s Pair of Queens

It’s always an odd feeling interviewing actors you’ve seen on Washington stages in many guises. Such was the ...

Ernie Banks: a Baseball Legend Who Was Real

We remember baseball legend and Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, who died of a heart attack at 83 on Jan. 23.

'Penny,' Opera Centered on Autism, Makes Its Premiere This Weekend

The Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative continues to bear fruit and create a climate for new operas.

GOP? What GOP Takeover, Asks POTUS at SOTU

In a robust, sometimes rambling, Tony-the-Tiger speech, President Obama seemed to be announcing that things were swell, because his policies had been vindicated and worked during the Jan. 20 State of the Union before Congress.

New Blood Brings New Programs, Ideas to Kennedy Center, Washington Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts have some big initiatives for Washingtonians to look forward to in 2015.

Davies Takes on 'Tempest'-tossed Prospero

For Welsh actor Gerain Wyn Davies, playing Prospero in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" presents a challenge, but also an opportunity.

Septime Webre’s Cuban Dreams

Back in December, when the Obama administration announced it would be normalizing relations with Fidel Castro’s Cuba after 50 ...

Mary Bacon as Mary Lincoln: No Lady Macbeth

Actress Mary Bacon, her husband Andrew Leynse and their young son live in New York near Columbia University. Leynse is ...

Theater Shorts

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Choir Boy

A new play by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney, author of “The Brother/Sister Triology ...

The Golden Globes Continue to Amaze

The Golden Globe Awards show, the annual movie and television awards party, presented by 93 mostly obscure members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has became a must-watch Sunday night television event.

The Coolness of Rod Taylor and Hotness of Anita Ekberg

We lost Anita Ekberg and Rod Taylor this week. They were sexy and smart and not to be forgotten.

The Lives They Led: Cuomo, Brooke, Scott, Sprenger, Herrmann, Rainer, Dickens, Myerson

We remember the lives of those who passed away at the end of 2014 (and at the beginning of 2015).

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