Gary Tischler

The Sorrows and the Triumphs of 'Werther'

The Washington National Opera production of Jules Massenet's "Werther" may seem over the top, but it is well worth it, says reviewer Gary Tischler.

Embassy Series Brings Iraqi Music to D.C. Audiences

With music as ambassador, Jerome Barry's Embassy Series brings us the music of Iraq and instruments from ancient Mesopotamia at the Iraqi Cultural Center on Dupont Circle.

D.C. Theater Gets Nod from Broadway; Shakespeare Theatre to Receive Tony Award

There is wider notice of Washington theater now that plays which began here are up for Tonys. Add to that a Regional Theater Tony for the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company. Its artistic director Michael Kahn will accept the award in New York on June 10.

Heads Up: 'Street Art Across America' From the Kennedy Center

If you're out and about in the city between May 6 and 12, whether you're walking, reading a newspaper or texting on the Metro or bus, or on a bench or eating at your favorite restaurant across the city, check it out. Look up! Look out!

‘Nabucco’ Succeeds in Being Grandiose and Close

We were almost late to the Washington National Opera premiere production of Giuseppi Verdi’s spectacular and inventive “Nabucco” last ...

'Nabucco,' Thou Shalt Be Known by Thy Lavish Costumes

For the Washington National Opera, it's a first-time production of the epic opera, directed by the electrifying young American Thaddeus Strassberger and conducted by Philippe Auguin, running April 28 through May 21 at the Kennedy Center's Opera House. For costume designer Mattie Ullrich, making her WNO debut, "Nabucco" is "a dream assignment."

The Exuberance of the Helen Hayes Awards

At this annual bash and awards show for the Washington theater community, actors, designers, directors and entire companies become winners but somehow never losers.

Celebrating Washington Theater and More, Tonight Through April 29

Everybody in Washington's theater community will show up tonight for the 28th annual Helen Hayes Awards at the Warner Theatre, but that's only the beginning for what this year is theatreWeek in Washington, which would be April 23-29.

3 Lives at Their Height in the 1970s Tell Our Contemporary Story

Deaths are like the things that happen in haunted houses, events when you hear of them that immediately bring back memories, stir up ironies and create flickering images or music that's stayed in your head for decades.

Dick Clark, Rock 'n' Roll Salesman Who Changed America

On April 18, Dick Clark passed away. In his 30-year tenure, he proved to be as influential in spreading rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley.

Sinatra + Tharp = Sexy Staging in 'Come Fly Away'

Pay attention, kids. The Chairman of the Board, Old Blue Eyes, the Voice is back and in the house. The house being the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center.

Norman Scribner, a D.C. Musical Giant in His Right

When Norman Scribner picks up the baton to conduct the Choral Arts Society of Washington and the National Symphony Orchestra ...

Theater Shorts: Shakespeare, Sinatra, O'Neill and Twist

Two Shrews, a mock Shakespeare trial, Sinatra and a tango or two, O’Neill still running strong and Arias with ...

'China Hand' Davies Could Read the Tea Leaves

When it comes to international affairs, there’s always a lot of talk about American Exceptionalism in political circles and not so much about exceptional Americans. In the cultural and art world, you hardly ever hear the phrase. You would have with John Paton Davies, Jr.

With All Votes Counted, Orange Will Keep Council Seat

It’s official. Vincent Orange will keep his at-large seat on the city council after a count of absentee and provisional ballots from the April 3 elections.

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