Gary Tischler

Ari Roth: a Legacy on 16th Street, a Launch on H

We caught up with Ari Roth, until December artistic director of Theater J, a few days before he spoke at ...

Media Critic David Carr, 1956-2015

Most of us who practice – or practiced – what remains of the still enduring, alluring profession of journalism deal in stories ...

The Oscars: Washing Away Sins, Awarding the Favored

The 87th Academy Awards Show was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Feb. 22 with all the expected winner, especially "Birdman."

Robert Paterson and 'The Whole Truth': a Comic Opera Affair

In the world of opera, there’s an ongoing debate about “new” and “contemporary” works—what are they, who’s ...

After Theater J, Ari Roth Widens Vision With Mosaic

Ari Roth, now heading a new theater project after his 18 years with Theater J, sets his sights high for a vast array of dramatic tales to tell in the seasons ahead.

'Sleepy Hollow': the Washington Ballet Brings Fresh Energy to an American Classic

It is America’s first great ghost story by a beloved legendary author and involves a headless horseman—yes, there ...

Robert Earl Keen, 'Happy Prisoner' of Bluegrass at the Birchmere Tonight

Robert Earl Keen, the premier Americana music singer-songwriter and “Americana” star from Texas has a natural way of talking—and, we guess, writing.

'The Metromaniacs': Verbal Acrobatics—and Not About Metro

“The Metromaniacs” is such good fun and an outrageous evening of rhyming at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Renée Fleming: The People’s Diva

When soprano Renée Fleming appears in recital with Russian pianist Olga Kern at the Kennedy Center on Feb. 23, as ...

Georgetown’s Future: Dreams and Realities


The Washington watchword is change: change everywhere. Change in Adams Morgan, change in Petworth, Brookland, big ...

A High-volume, High-appeal 'Godspell' at Olney

"Godspell" remains a sweet show, with unflagging energy, and the audience of mostly past-40 types greeted it with enthusiasm. It’s as a commune of sorts being applauded in suburban Maryland.

Traditional Arab Music with Simon Shaheen at 6th & I Street Synagogue

Simon Shaheen is performing at the Sixth and I Street Synagogue, one of Washington’s more eclectic performance venues, through ...

'Dunsinane': Post-Macbeth, Post-Modern, Shakespeare-Like

“Dunsinane” is something of a theatrical marvel in our midst now at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Harman Hall through Feb. 21.

'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.

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