Gary Tischler

A Look Back: Counting Our Blessings, Our Losses

Gary Tischler looks back at the dearly departed of 2013 and sees how what we recall says as much about them as it says about us.

At the Olney, Montalban, Morella Tackle Iconic Roles: King of Siam and Scrooge

Actors take on familiar characters with "The King and I" and "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,” both at the Olney.

Larry Cahn's Take on Walter Hobbs in 'Elf'

Veteran actor Larry Cahn becomes Walter Hobbs in "Elf" at the Kennedy Center, a role made famous by James Caan.

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner': Still Fresh in Obama's America

The audience at "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" at Arena made the play's experience even better.

A Season of Giving

In this our town, in the year of Our Lord 2013, nonprofit is a year-round word. It’s a definition ...

Winning Over the Children With Great Theater

Who says kids won’t sit still for an afternoon or evening at the theater?

Well, maybe not entirely still ...

Real Movie Stars: Fontaine, Parker and Totter

We lost a trio of classic Hollywood actresses: Joan Fontaine, Eleanor Parker and Audrey Totter, immortalized on the silver screen.

Acting Great Peter O'Toole Takes His Final Curtain Call

Known for "Lawrence of Arabia," "Becket" and many other films, Peter O'Toole lived large in film and in life.

Kennedy Center Names First Female President

Chicago Symphony Orchestra president Deborah Rutter will succeed Michael Kaiser as the third president of the Kennedy Center, beginning Sept. 1.

Baryshnikov Propels 'Man in a Case' at Shakespeare Theatre

I kept thinking, as I watched Mikhail Baryshnikov navigate the stage of the Lansburgh Theatre in “Man in a Case ...

Nelson Mandela: the Miracle of South Africa

We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. In D.C., we may sign a book of condolences at the South African Embassy or the Wilson Building -- and attend a memorial service at the National Cathedral on Wednesday.

Half-Century-Old Classics, 'Forum' and 'The King and I' Are Acting Frisky

What seemed old is new and fresh again. Check "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (Ancient Rome) and “The King and I” (old Thailand), now playing.

It’s the Holdays: Simple Joys at Home and the City

We used to think of the “The Holidays” as encompassing perhaps what we could call the advent period, those days ...

On His Way: Meet Bruce Dow of ‘Forum’

Pseudolus is back in town at long last, and so is Bruce Dow.

Pseudolus can trace his lineage back to ...

1945-2013: Presevationist Joseph Grano, Defender of Rhodes Tavern

Joseph Grano lead the unsuccessful fight to save Rhodes Tavern on 15th Street from the wrecking ball in the 1980s. His lessons in historic preservation are remembered.

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