Gary Tischler

Campaign 2016 Is Reshaping Both Political Parties

It's bye bye, Miss American party. We're drinking whiskey and wry -- because you're out of ideas and have lost your political appeal.

'Dear Evan Hansen': a Top-Notch Musical at Arena Stage

There’s only a couple of weeks left to see “Dear Evan Hansen,” a highly original, up-to-the-moment world premiere musical, in the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage through Aug. 23.

The GOP Debate: Trump Thumps and Thumped; Rubio, Kasich Gain

So little time, so much to do.

This was a momentous week in the world.  President Barack Obama gave a ...

Magic of 'The Magic Flute' and Madness of Verdi's 'Macbeth' at Glimmerglass

The Glimmerglass Festival at Cooperstown—in its 40th anniversary at Cooperstown in upstate New York this year—has a very ...

'Dear Evan Hansen': The Next Big Thing?

In a Broadway theater world where the search for the next big thing is always on, “Dear Evan Hansen,” the ...

Trump Factor: Presidential Egotism Exposed

Let’s talk about Donald Trump.

I know. I know. Let’s not.

Enough, too much, had already been said ...

Diana Krall at Wolf Trap—and a Diverse Second Half to the Season

If you spent your whole summer catching all or many of the performances and acts at the Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, you might just ran the gamut of every kind of musical genre that exists.

Stuart Ward Stars in 'Once' at the Kennedy Center

The minute Ward, with that rugged-sensitive two-day beard handsome-but-shy look, picks up a guitar, the audience and the rest of the people in the play notice him.

Doctorow, Bikel: 'Larger Than Life' Luminaries Who Enlightened Us

Novelist E.L. Doctorow and actor and musical performer Theodore Bikel passed away this week at the ages of 84 and 91, respectively, with "larger-than-life" legacies.

Chefs Go Fresh

You can’t say that the people involved in this year’s Chefs Go Fresh tour — in which a number ...

Cooperstown Memories: Baseball, Opera, Small Towns

Before we travel to a new place, we stuff our luggage full. We pack the things we know and remember ...

40th Season for Glimmerglass Opera

In this town, people are talking about Francesca Zambello.

This town being not Washington, D.C., where Zambello is artistic ...

A One-of-a-Kind Show in 'Once'

“Once” might not be enough times to see this the award-laden, almost fabled musical show now in town at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater through August 16.

Kennedy Center to Honor George Lucas, the Eagles and More

The Kennedy Center Honors will celebrate the Eagles, Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa and Cicely Tyson for their lifetime of contribution to America's performing arts.

Fringe Festival, Still Crazy After All 10 Years (in a Good Way)

Ever since the Capital Fringe Festival—which runs from July 9 to August 2 -- appeared, it has made yearly strides to become something more than a fringe thing.  

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