Gary Tischler

Scena Theatre Revives "Salome" for an American Audience

In their 25th anniversary season, Scena Theatre revives a troubled, misunderstood classic by Oscar Wilde, proving once again their importance to Washington's cultural fabric.

National Archives Host Shirley Jones

Movie and television star Shirley Jones steals the stage, once again, in an interview with Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday in the National Archives William McGowan Theater.

Chicago Cop and Television Crook Dies at Age 69

Saying goodbye to Dennis Farina, beloved cop and actor, well known for his work on Law and Order.

'This Town' Is In Our Town, Just Not Where We Live

The gossipy, readable "This Town" zooms in on its little power center of political-media-lobbyist D.C. to the dismay of a few and the delight of all.

Veto This Bill, Mr. Mayor

The District Council has passed the so-called “Living Wage” legislation. Like so many issues we talk about today, it is ...

Malmaison: Napolean's first, Popal's third

Zubair Popal thinks for a moment before talking about the role of his older son Omar in the family’s ...

Culture Tricksters: 'Book of Mormon' and 'Rocky Horror'

What? The cravin', crazed Frank N. Furter and the gleeful me-boy Mormon Elder Price in the same sentence?

What again ...

'Rabbit Hole': Grief Without Solace at Keegan

Keegan's "Rabbit Hole" is an emotionally gripping story of a four-old boy's death and its effect on his family.

What to See: a Preview of Fringe Festival Favorites

The Capital Fringe Festival offers a wide offering of all things theatrical. Arts & entertainment editor Gary Tischler gives his preview of some of the shows.

The Man Behind 'One Night With Janis': Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson is often described as a director, but this is something like calling a chef a cook. Creator isn ...

Lives They Led: Examples of America's Best

This past week, we lost folks, young and old, who showed us the best of who we are.

It Sounds Cool, Too: 'Frozen Planet' at Wolf Trap

At Wolf Trap June 28, "Frozen Planet" is a unique musical and visual experience from composer George Fenton.

James Gandolfini: More Than Tony Soprano, and Yet . . .

Actor James Gandolfini died June 19. He was best known for his mobster character, Tony Soprano.

'Anything Goes': Broadway Babe Rachel York Runs the Show

Cole Porter's sassy, salty musical, now at the Kennedy Center, is see-worthy.

'Stupid F#*@ing Bird': Chekhov's 'Seagull' Worked Over

O.K., so Chekhov's "Seagull" gets a silly name change. It's not quite the same anyway.

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