Gary Tischler

Our Daydream Believer, Davy Jones

The death of Davy Jones, the most popular member of the singing group, the Monkees, at age 66 was shocking. Who knew that even Monkees could age and become vulnerable to all the dangers of old age, like the heart attacked that felled Jones?

The End of 'Civilization' as We Know Us

In Jason Grote’s new play “Civilization (All You Can Eat),” now getting a sharp and haunting staging at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, everybody’s hungry all of the time. Hungry, not so much for food, as for the top-heavy buffet of life and stuff that’s out there like a sparkling city-as-a-mall, but now beyond the reach of our burdensome absurdly high-interest credit cards

It's Over: Romney Is Still the Winner

Even as the Michigan and Arizona Republican primaries have gone into the record books, I’m going on the record to say what I’ve been saying pretty much since around the primary days of Iowa and New Hampshire.The GOP primary race is over.

Checking Over the Helen Hayes Nominations

As usual, as always, the Helen Hayes Awards nomination announcements give great joy to those individual artists who have been nominated and generate a lot of grousing, head scratching and more than a little controversy.

The Thrills of the Oscars

Some highlights of the evening include Angelina Jolie’s gam thigh-high striking pose of grand dame movie star, Meryl Streep, who broke her almost three-decade losing streak and made her husband cry, and George Glooney, who didn’t win, but kissed Billy Crystal on the lips.

"Cosi fan tutte"

A review of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”. "Cosi fan tutte" will be running till March 15,2012 at The Kennedy Center.

The Enduring Influence of Eugene O'Neill

“He was America’s greatest playwright. He was the writer who influenced everyone who came after. He plumbed the deepest ...

BEST THEATER BETS -- COMING SOON

In addition to current offerings as well as the O’Neill Festival with all of its main attractions and special ...

Theater Here and Now

The Georgetowner just previewed what the Washington theater scene is bringing us in its upcoming spring season, but here are a few plays and shows running in the here and now that are worth a look:

Spring Music Highlights

Save The Date: Spring Music Highlights.

Up Close and Behind the Scenes with the Kennedy Center's Mickey Berra

Now in its 41st year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents itself in a rush of ...

Opera Star, But No Diva, Elizabeth Futral

Outside of the mad scene in “Lucia Di Lammermoor” or climbing Mount Everest every year to sing your favorite aria ...

Washington National Opera's Spring Season

Cosi Fan Tutte — Mozart’s dense, stylish, comic opera called by one critic a “mix of comedy and psychological pain ...

The Actor Who Sounds Like Lincoln and Became More

David Selby is not related to Abraham Lincoln, nor is he a Lincoln impersonator. He has been Lincoln, often, on stage, and he has written about Lincoln, most notably in a novel. He has undoubtedly dreamed about him.

Whitney Houston, Beyond the Fame Machine

Houston’s death sent a shock wave through the proceedings, through the land of music videos, and the gathering of pop, rock, hip hop, rap, country music stars and anybody (and is there anybody that hasn’t) who ever heard the first thrilling surge of “I Will Always Love You.”. The song and the images of Houston at her youthful, stunning, energetic peak were everywhere by Sunday and Sunday news time.

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