Gary Tischler

A Race to the Bitter End

Four years ago, two years ago, last year at this time, or even in the spring, if you suggested to ...

Good Vibrations

With Sarah Ruhl, who penned "The Vibrator Play" at Woolly Mammoth, you’re going to get ambushed at every turn with reveries, lyrical side trips, and unexpected behavior by almost all of the characters. And you'll love it.

Fall Festivals Downtown

Think of September. Think of fall, the falling of leaves, the recessional of summer, and the time before winter. Actually ...

Fenty and Gray Forge Ahead

There’s no question that education is probably the most important issue in this 2010 Democratic Primary election campaign. Mayoral candidates Fenty and Gray are giving it plenty of air time.

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 'Restore Honor' to Washington

Glenn Beck is coming to town. So is Sarah Palin. They’re bringing about 300,000 folks with them for a major conservative rally called “Restoring Honor,” a fevered brain child of Beck’s originally meant to be about honoring American servicemen.

Fall 2010 Performing Arts Preview

This fall in Washington, everything from vibrators to Verdi is taking the stage. Arts writer Gary Tischler picks the top performances you shouldn't miss.

All's Well for Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason, four-time Oscar nominee, farmer and classic actress, returns to the stage this fall in Shakespeare Theatre's production of "All's Well That Ends Well."

Arena's New Look

As Artistic Director Molly Smith puts it, “We are finally home again.” But Arena's home isn't exactly what it used to be — in fact, it's about to complete a colossal renovation that will soon light up Washington's theater scene once more.

A Trio of One-of-a-kinds

The Washington performing arts world runs the gamut. But we also have institutions, organizations and individuals that are beyond category.

New York Institution Carmine's Opens in DC

In Washington, nothing is official until the mayor cuts the ribbon. Or the pasta, as was the case for the last week's opening of Carmine’s, the classic New York restaurant.

At Kennedy Center, 'Poppins' Cleans Up House

Gary Tischler is not in the least embarrassed to admit that he really, really enjoyed myself at a recent performance of “Mary Poppins,” now at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House.

Dog Days

Georgetown's Dr. Lee Morgan seems like a man who has found his niche, not like a safety net, but rather a place to be everything all at once: a responsible community person who loves what he does.

A Reality Headache

There is a new mental health problem out there. We call it The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. Stress Syndrome.

Council Candidates Ruffle Tenant Feathers

The recent D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition city council candidates forum tried to pack in all the council candidates, including Brown and Orange, into one forum, a process that proved to be both unwieldy and illuminating.

The British Invade (Sort Of) at Strathmore

In August, The Music Center at Strathmore hosts its annual tribute gig, this year devoted to the turbulent '60s and the British Invasion.

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