Gary Tischler

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.

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 ...

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Choir Boy

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

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