Gary Tischler

'Smokey Joe' and Randy Johnson's Musical Universe

Director Randy Johnson has another song fest at Arena Stage: “Smokey Joe’s Café, the Songs of Leiber and Stoller."

30th Helen Hayes Awards: Spreading the Wealth

No matter how much you change things, core things remain the same.

That was the case with the 30th annual ...

Soloman Howard’s Wizardry in WNO’s ‘Magic Flute’

Here’s a hot tip: “The Magic Flute” is coming.

Mozart’s last opera was a big hit at its ...

D.C.'s Own Passport Event Shows Off 50 Embassies

When "Passport DC" starts in May, visit a range of nations without ever leaving the city.

The City Ever Evolving

People in Washington – but probably in every city in the world – are always talking about change.

Hop into a cab ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Magical, Real Words of Beauty and Life

A great writer and master wordsmith, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, but his beautiful words live on to the delight of anyone who can think and feel.

'Hair': Hippies in the Age of Millennials?

As "Hair" approaches its half-century mark, our critic recalls its early days -- and talks about today's involved production at the Keegan Theatre on Church Street.

'Spelling Bee': Still Small-Town and Seductive

Arts critic Gary Tischler finds “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as happily small-town, surprising and seductive as ever—and with Broadway verve.

Emotional Premiere: Carter and ‘Camp David’

Only in Washington. You go to see a play, and you’re in the middle of a historic moment about ...

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney: No Small Life

The irrepressible actor Mickey Rooney -- though short in stature -- lived his life large. Just ask his ex-wives.

With Bowser Win, D.C. Gets Ready to Enjoy Spring

Washington, D.C., is finished with its primary elections. Now onto the election, but first: springtime.

A Last Look at the Mayoral Candidates

The Democratic Primary race for Mayor of Washington, D.C., has been an unprecedented contest, characterized by turmoil, a large ...

Keb' Mo': Bluesman Is Keeping It Real

With modern blue that's like the old blues and with real life stories, Kevin Moore -- Keb' Mo' -- from Compton, Calif., arrives at Strathmore April 3.

Channel 9 Debate Is Over; Time to Vote April 1

Not sure if it was "Now or Never," but WUSA-9's mayoral debate on March 26 had a few quotable moments.

Hal Holbrook

Listening to Hal Holbrook in a phone interview, it’s easy to think that Mark Twain might still be alive ...

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