Gary Tischler

Inaugural 2015: Back to the Future With Mayor Bowser

Mayor Muriel Bowser was inaugurated today as the Mayor of the District of Columbia at the Washington Convention Center. She is D.C.'s seventh elected mayor under home rule and its second female mayor.

60 Artistic Directors Protest Firing of Theater J's Roth

Ari Roth had been the artistic director of Theater J for 18 years, years in which he grew the theater—which is a part of the D.C. Jewish Community Center—into a formidable force among Washington theaters.

Near and Far: Those Who Left Us in 2014

The losses add up in different ways in different years. In our world in Washington, where local news is national news and vice versa, some losses loom larger than others.

WNO's 'Little Prince': a Perfect Fable for Kids and Grown-ups

“The Little Prince” is a kind of survivor’s fable which offers tools not only to use to forge ahead and enlarge heart and soul. Twelve-year-old Henry Wager sings movingly as a boy soprano, but it’s his stage presence that is undeniable.

'Pippin': Splashy, Non-stop Circus of a Revival

“Pippin” isn’t so much about the music, which resonates in the moment, as it is about show time. It’s the circus and the circus guys and girls who flavor this show at the National Theatre.

A Talk With 12-Year-Old 'Little Prince,' His Sister and Mom

Henry Wager is The Prince in the Washington National Opera Company’s family holiday production of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince,” composed by Rachel Portman and originally staged by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello

Sons and Fathers: John Rubinstein in 'Pippin,' Again

John Rubinstein is back in Washington, where everything started.

'Famous Puppet Death Scenes': Yes, Puppets Can Die

This is Woolly Mammoth’s kind of Christmas, or to be more accurate, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a group of long-time pals and puppeteers from our friends up north in Canada.

Bowser Heads to San Francisco to Push D.C. Olympic Bid

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has joined a delegation heading to San Francisco Dec. 16 to make a final pitch for the District as a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics.

George Stevens Steps Down As Kennedy Center Honors Producer

Longtime producer of the Kennedy Center Honors, George Stevens, Jr., announced the surprise news himself: he is out as head of the Honors.

'The Tempest': McSweeny's Potent Brew Is Hypnotic and Fragile

Director Ethan McSweeny manages to pull quite a bit of the play’s rich diversity together in his bewitchingly engaging production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Sidney Harman Hall through Jan. 11.

Megan Hilty Brings Her 'Kennedy Center Christmas' Dec. 13

Megan Hilty is a big voiced but rangy song stylist with a blonde and curvy, glittery presence: she is the epitome of people born to the stage.

Theater Shorts: December 3

As You Like It Directed by Michael Attenborough, with Zoe Waites as Rosalind, the best and smartest of all of ...

Two Originals: Louis Jordan and Robert O’Hara

Washington theatergoers who like to take a little walk on the wild and Woolly (as in Woolly Mammoth) side are ...

Kennedy Center Honors

In 1978, the first Kennedy Center honorees were contralto Marian Anderson, dancer Fred Astaire, choreographer George Balanchine, composer Richard Rodgers ...

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