Gary Tischler

Robert Paterson and 'The Whole Truth': a Comic Opera Affair

In the world of opera, there’s an ongoing debate about “new” and “contemporary” works—what are they, who’s ...

After Theater J, Ari Roth Widens Vision With Mosaic

Ari Roth, now heading a new theater project after his 18 years with Theater J, sets his sights high for a vast array of dramatic tales to tell in the seasons ahead.

'Sleepy Hollow': the Washington Ballet Brings Fresh Energy to an American Classic

It is America’s first great ghost story by a beloved legendary author and involves a headless horseman—yes, there ...

Robert Earl Keen, 'Happy Prisoner' of Bluegrass at the Birchmere Tonight

Robert Earl Keen, the premier Americana music singer-songwriter and “Americana” star from Texas has a natural way of talking—and, we guess, writing.

'The Metromaniacs': Verbal Acrobatics—and Not About Metro

“The Metromaniacs” is such good fun and an outrageous evening of rhyming at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Renée Fleming: The People’s Diva

When soprano Renée Fleming appears in recital with Russian pianist Olga Kern at the Kennedy Center on Feb. 23, as ...

Georgetown’s Future: Dreams and Realities


The Washington watchword is change: change everywhere. Change in Adams Morgan, change in Petworth, Brookland, big ...

A High-volume, High-appeal 'Godspell' at Olney

"Godspell" remains a sweet show, with unflagging energy, and the audience of mostly past-40 types greeted it with enthusiasm. It’s as a commune of sorts being applauded in suburban Maryland.

Traditional Arab Music with Simon Shaheen at 6th & I Street Synagogue

Simon Shaheen is performing at the Sixth and I Street Synagogue, one of Washington’s more eclectic performance venues, through ...

'Dunsinane': Post-Macbeth, Post-Modern, Shakespeare-Like

“Dunsinane” is something of a theatrical marvel in our midst now at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Harman Hall through Feb. 21.

'Widow' at Ford's: the Grief of Mary Todd Lincoln

“The Widow Lincoln” is a difficult play about a difficult person. Actress Mary Bacon portrays a Mary who is bewildered, keen, heavy with grief and charming and blustering, the White Houses bully.

'Gigi' Looks Ready to Leap From Kennedy Center to Broadway

Reworked by Heidi Thomas and Eric Schaeffer, this new "Gigi" comes into its own with Vanessa Hudgens, while mindful of the original 1958 movie.

A Tribute to the Lives Lived and Lost at the Holocaust Museum

The U.S. Holocaust Museum and Embassy of Hungary remembered the lives lived and lost during the Holocaust with performances last week.

Schiller’s Pair of Queens

It’s always an odd feeling interviewing actors you’ve seen on Washington stages in many guises. Such was the ...

Ernie Banks: a Baseball Legend Who Was Real

We remember baseball legend and Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, who died of a heart attack at 83 on Jan. 23.

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