Gary Tischler

The Universal ‘Our Town’

On Feb. 4, Ford’s Theatre, the city’s singular historical theater, will hold a 75th Anniversary celebration for Thornton ...

Remembering Richard Nixon on His 100th Birthday

Richard Nixon was never easy to dismiss, forget, defeat, or ignore even unto death.

For a brief time last week ...

Golden Globes Do Not Disappoint

This year at the 70th Golden Globes, the jokes were confusing, and Jodie Foster made an exciting but anticlimactic non-announcement.

Writer Richard Ben Cramer Knew What It Took

Richard Ben Cramer, biographer of politicians and athletes, wrote the ultimate campaign book.

'Django,' a No-No

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" shows cinematic prowess in parts, but it lacks size and greatness.

Patti Page, Harry Carey, Jr.: Entertainers of Another Age

The deaths of Patti Page and Harry Carey, Jr., reflect the passing of an era in American arts and entertainment.

Our Unconquerable Memory of the Trojan War

Homer's epic -- told by one actor at Studio Theatre -- retains its power over our imagination.

Lives We Miss and Have Missed

The lives you have known and have missed -- and now miss -- will soon be part of last year but not forgotten.

Cody Slaughter as a Fresh Elvis: Keeping It Real

In “Million Dollar Quartet.” the young man with the very rock-and-roll name of Cody Slaughter is asked to portray Elvis ...

A Musical Education: 'Les Mis' and 'White Christmas'

If you want to get an idea of the diversity enshrined in what is loosely called "The Musical," past, present ...

'Million Dollar Quartet': Present at the Creation of Rock-n-Roll

Goodness gracious, I don’t know how much nostalgia an old body can handle.

These past few months have seen ...

Gingerbread Witch in 'Hansel and Gretel': O.K. for Kids

In his role for the opera, "Hansel and Gretel," Corey Evan Rotz plays a different kind of role: a witch.

Massacre at Newtown: A Defining Moment for America

The Dec. 14 shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., stunned America. We are in mourning. A defining moment is upon us: what will this nation do about it?

E. Faye Butler Comes on Strong in 'Pullman Porter Blues'

In "Pullman Porter Blues" at Arena Stage, E. Faye Butler leads the band on the train out of Chicago and takes the audience on a musical ride.

Adam Green Takes Puck for A Spin in ‘Midsummer’

This is another in a series of profiles and stories about actors who are performing iconic roles in and around ...

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