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Don’t pass on Signature Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’

Don’t pass on Signature Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Theresa Wood) “Sex with Strangers” may be one of the best comedy/dramas I’ve seen this year — an engaging yet challenging, hilarious yet deliciously sexy, stylishly clever and utterly modern relationship conundrum performed [...]

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

Synetic Theater deftly brings ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to the stage

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Johnny Shryock) Synetic Theater has taken H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and morphed it into a frighteningly realistic maelstrom of horrors, just in time for Halloween. For [...]

‘Evita will bring tears to your eyes

‘Evita will bring tears to your eyes

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Richard Termine) When we discuss Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber we are entering the pantheon of the most beloved collaborators ever to hit the stage, and their blockbuster “Evita” certainly is one [...]

Be prepared to laugh and cry at MetroStage’s beloved ‘Three Sistahs’

Be prepared to laugh and cry at MetroStage’s beloved ‘Three Sistahs’

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Chris Banks) Presented three times by producing artistic director, Carolyn Griffin, Thomas W. Jones II’s award winning musical comedy/drama “Three Sistahs” will launch MetroStage’s 30th season, having become one of its most beloved [...]

Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

Old Town Theater closed, put up for sale

By Erich Wagner After closing the historic Old Town Theater — supposedly temporarily — over the summer, owner Rob Kaufman has put the century-old venue up for sale. A listing on online real estate [...]

‘Streetcar Named Desire’ barrels into Little Theatre of Alexandria

‘Streetcar Named Desire’ barrels into Little Theatre of Alexandria

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Matthew Randall) The South of playwright Tennessee Williams was a passionate, yet unhurried, hotbed of emotion. His characters were real — too real for some when “A Streetcar Named Desire” premiered on Broadway [...]

Studio Theatre’s ‘Belleville’ is sure to surprise even the most jaded theatergoer

Studio Theatre’s ‘Belleville’ is sure to surprise even the most jaded theatergoer

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Igor Dmitry) In Amy Herzog’s “Belleville,” — now playing at Washington’s Studio Theatre — the viewer is afforded a plate glass window through which to view the seemingly idyllic Parisian life chosen by [...]

Signature Theatre’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ whisks audiences to Victorian Paris

Signature Theatre’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ whisks audiences to Victorian Paris

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Christopher Mueller) It has been 16 years since Signature Theatre, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer, mounted Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Sunday in the Park with George.” [...]

An acrobatic ode to women in ‘Amaluna’

An acrobatic ode to women in ‘Amaluna’

By Jordan Wright (Courtesy photo) In a few weeks, National Harbor will host Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna,” a production loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which [...]

‘The Lion King’ is a crowning musical and visual achievement

‘The Lion King’ is a crowning musical and visual achievement

By Jordan Wright (Photo/Joan Marcus) “Disney’s The Lion King” roars onto the stage with a procession of African wildlife in its opening number “Circle of Life.” Director Julie Taymor, who also serves as costume designer as [...]