Gary Tischler

Joshua Bell at the Strathmore

At the outset, it needs to be said that I am not an expert or aficionado. I can’t even ...

Arabian Nights at Arena Stage

Mary Zimmerman is back. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Zimmerman’s "Arabian Nights" comes to Arena Stage fresh ...

"Return to Haifa" at Theater J

When is a theater company more than a theater company? When does a play become something more than a play ...

Obama’s Chance for Redemption

Has President Obama, in the hot political jargon of the day, regained his mojo? In other words: is the Barack ...

the Kennedy Legacy: JFK’s Inauguration Anniversary & remembering Sargent Shriver

For a while this month, you were forgiven if you saw the banners and towers of Camelot appear out of ...

Guns and Battlecries

So, how’s that “reload” slogan workin’ out for you, Sarah?

I know, I know, it seems like piling on ...

“Candide” at the Harman Center

Washington’s theater season ended in an embarrassment of riches, especially for anyone who loves full-bodied productions of musicals.

We ...

Anna Deavere Smith Does Not "Let Down"

At the end of “Let Me Down Easy,” Anna Deavere Smith’s provocative, shattering play about health care in America ...

Welcome, Mayor Vincent Gray

If you made it to the inauguration ceremonies for Mayor Vincent Gray at the Walter Washington Convention Center on a ...

The New Round of Political Appointments

The at-large-city council seat left vacant by Kwame Brown’s election to the Council Chairman position will be filled permanently ...

'Elvis at 21' at the National Portrait Gallery

It’s been 54 years since photographer Alfred Wertheimer spent time with a budding, national phenomenon named Elvis Presley, traveling with him to New York, Richmond, Virginia, on a train ride to Memphis and Elvis’ pre-Graceland home. Wertheimer's exhibition captures the most intimate and human photos of the King perhaps ever taken.

On Those We've Lost This Year

When famous people—or infamous, or near-famous, or almost forgotten-people die, they make you remember. You remember headlines, movies, songs ...

Carmen Cusack Brings it Home In 'South Pacific'

Cusack stars as the brimming-with-optimism Army nurse Nellie Forbush in 'South Pacific,' the role originated by the legendary Mary Martin in the 1940s original. Singing some iconic Rogers & Hammerstein songs like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair” and “Wonderful Guy,” this national tour has brought her home in a big way.

Walking The Dog: Joseph's House

Some twenty or thirty people—nurses, volunteers, aides, visitors, activists—had gathered at Joseph’s House at 6:30 in ...

'Hide/Seek'

Pity the National Portrait Gallery and its director Martin Sullivan.

Weeks after mounting the astoundingly comprehensive, direct and illuminating exhibition ...

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