Gary Tischler

'Sleeping Beauty': a Gothic Take on a Ballet Classic

Everyone knows about three of the most famous ballets in the world—“The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty,” all ...

Already Here, Already Good: D.C.’s Hot Theater Tickets

R&J are here to stay—for a while—“Romeo and Juliet,” under the inventive direction of Aaron Posner with ...


From South Africa—“Mies Julie,” an adaptation by Yael Farber for the South African State Theatre of Strindberg’s “Miss ...

‘If/Then’ and Steve Traxler

These are heady days for the venerable National Theater. The oldest theater in town is looking better than it has ...

'Love in Afghanistan': a Strong Girl and an American Boy

Our critic found the female characters unforgettable, while the male characters got a little lost in the writing of "Love in Afghanistan."

Lou Reed: Pervasive Rock Pioneer

He influenced more rockers than we will ever know. The rock-and-roll original Lou Reed died at 71 over the weekend.

Celebrate Magpie's 40th Anniversary at Wolf Trap, Oct. 26

They’ll be celebrating a 40th anniversary for Magpie—aka Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino—at the Barns at Wolf ...

Old and New: Catching the Wind With Donovan

Writer and art critic Gary Tischler met with Donovan in Georgetown, a place the rock legend knows well.

Mark Twain Honor for Burnett

It was a love fest at the Kennedy Center Sunday, a magical red carpet ride, a fun and funny night ...

Fishman Feted

At the D.C. Jazz Festival Annual Trustee Gala Oct. 21 Charles Fishman, founder of the festival, was presented with ...

New Plays Show Washington's Fresh Take on Theater

WIth playwrights and directors enlivening the theater scene, Washington, D.C., has an artistic lot to choose from.

A Homecoming for Dance Theatre of Harlem and Jenelle Figgins

Duke Ellington graduate Jenelle Figgins returns as a dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Lasting Pain of the Shutdown: We, the People, Lost

Here is just one take-away from the government shutdown: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore."

Astronaut, Critic and Man of Letters, Pulitzer-Prize Novelist: Godspeed

A trio of Americans left us last week. Their lives and achievements ring strong and true past this life.

'La Forza del Destino': Overwrought, But Worth the Wild Ride

From everything we know, Francesca Zambello—in her first full season as Washington National Opera's artistic director—likes a ...

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