Gary Tischler

‘Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín’ at Strathmore

“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” is never just a concert, a performance, a presentation of a masterpiece. The multimedia concert-drama ...

'Blue Note at 75' Through Sunday at Kennedy Center

Many of the giants of jazz recorded on the Blue Note label, and the Kennedy Center celebrates with an all-star concert this Sunday.

Providential President

It is one of the givens in the litany of American bedrock beliefs that many people dream of and aspire ...

The Weekend That Was: Correspondents, Opera, the Derby and Much More

Last weekend, one of the bigger events was the Correspondents' Dinner and parties surrounding it -- and that was but one aspect of a jam-packed Washington.

Kaneko's Art Energizes WNO's 'Magic Flute'

Call it the extra magical "Magic Flute." The reviewer and the kids in the audience loved the Washington National Opera production at the Kennedy Center.

'Smokey Joe' and Randy Johnson's Musical Universe

Director Randy Johnson has another song fest at Arena Stage: “Smokey Joe’s Café, the Songs of Leiber and Stoller."

30th Helen Hayes Awards: Spreading the Wealth

No matter how much you change things, core things remain the same.

That was the case with the 30th annual ...

Soloman Howard’s Wizardry in WNO’s ‘Magic Flute’

Here’s a hot tip: “The Magic Flute” is coming.

Mozart’s last opera was a big hit at its ...

D.C.'s Own Passport Event Shows Off 50 Embassies

When "Passport DC" starts in May, visit a range of nations without ever leaving the city.

The City Ever Evolving

People in Washington – but probably in every city in the world – are always talking about change.

Hop into a cab ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Magical, Real Words of Beauty and Life

A great writer and master wordsmith, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, but his beautiful words live on to the delight of anyone who can think and feel.

'Hair': Hippies in the Age of Millennials?

As "Hair" approaches its half-century mark, our critic recalls its early days -- and talks about today's involved production at the Keegan Theatre on Church Street.

'Spelling Bee': Still Small-Town and Seductive

Arts critic Gary Tischler finds “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as happily small-town, surprising and seductive as ever—and with Broadway verve.

Emotional Premiere: Carter and ‘Camp David’

Only in Washington. You go to see a play, and you’re in the middle of a historic moment about ...

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney: No Small Life

The irrepressible actor Mickey Rooney -- though short in stature -- lived his life large. Just ask his ex-wives.

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