Gary Tischler

'Les Mis' Celebrates 25 Years

Twenty five years ago, an unlikely phenomenon and juggernaut burst on the Broadway musical scene. It had a huge set including a giant barricade from which young revolutionaries battled the powers that be in a sort of Occupy Paris spectacle.

'A Bright New Boise'

For sophisticates, the very hip, cool and urban trendy, there are so many targets in Samuel Hunter’s “A Bright New Boise” (now at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre through November 13) to feel smug, snarky and snide about that it could have been a buffet of satire, enough material for a lifetime of Bill Maher monologues.

Patrick Hewes Stewart and Michael Kahn Draw Crowd

They roped off the street in front of the Verizon Center as thousands of Washington Capitals fans streaked into the building to see Ovie, Semin and other Russians at a hockey game. But for some people—hundreds in fact—that wasn’t the big deal on the street.

Georgetown Observer October 19, 2011

OGB Approves Washington Harbour’s Redesigns and Ice Rink

With a few questions on details, the Old Georgetown Board approved ...

The Nomination Conflagration

The weekly scramble that is the Republican Party’s race to the presidential candidate nomination is as muddled as ever ...

Karen Zacarias on the Drama of ‘Book Clubs’

I took the Green Line Metro to meet with Karen Zacarias for an interview at Arena Stage, where her play ...

Theo Adamstein: Photo Enthusiast for FotoWeek DC

In a time when everyone is seen as being passionate about something, be it ever so trivial, it’s not ...

Al Davis Dies at 85

The Department of THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THAT ANYMORE, professional football team owners division.

Washington is a town ...

'Occupy DC' Protesters Rally in Freedom Plaza (photo gallery)

Inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" protests in New York City, protesters gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington to "Occupy DC" on Thursday October 6. View our slideshow from that protest by clicking on the photo icons below. (All photos by Jeff Malet). View additional photos by clicking here.

The Performing Arts Column


We’re always talking about the richness of theater talent in Washington, but sometimes even we veteran ...

Apple Community Mourns the Loss of Steve Jobs

If there are a billion iPads in the world, then they all must have lit up Wednesday evening with the news, spread through social media wildfire, that Steve Jobs, the great guru of all things tech, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Madeleine Peyroux: A True Poet

Peyroux, who performed at the Music Center at Strathmore in September and has a new, highly-original album, “Standing on the Rooftop,” is hard to pigeon hole or categorize. When you tell her that, she seems pleased.

‘Parade’ Shows Our Past and Present Dark Sides

“Parade” (now at Ford’s Theatre through Oct. 30) sounds like a musical, it pretends to be a musical, it ...

The Fewer Terrorists, the Better

When the virulent and high-ranking al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed in target drone strike in Yemen last week, most ...

A Life of Achievement and Service

Roger Kennedy, the former director of the National Park Service, died last week at 85.

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