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Relive the glory and glamour of Motown at Signature Theatre

Relive the glory and glamour of Motown at Signature Theatre

By Jordan Wright Riddle me this: Do goose bumps get goose bumps? Well, yes, if Nova Payton is singing her pipes out. Payton plays Effie White in Signature Theatre’s production of “Dreamgirls” — a career-establishing role [...]

A show-stopping holiday season

A show-stopping holiday season

By Jordan Wright What merriment is in store for us at the theater this holiday season? Well a few shows are naughty (R-rated) just as others are nice (G-rated), but check my quirky ratings for special [...]

The Lab at Convergence’s ‘The Soul Collector’ easily amasses fans

The Lab at Convergence’s ‘The Soul Collector’ easily amasses fans

By Jordan Wright “The Soul Collector” brings us into the Cleveland, Ohio junk-strewn home of two black men, Darnell and his uncle Cedric, struggling under the burden of emotional scars and doomed dreams until a supernatural [...]

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks shop

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker talks shop

Interview by Derrick Perkins Between an election cycle rife for lampooning and final say over what he puts to pen and ink, POLITICO’s editorial cartoonist Matt Wuerker admits he’s got it pretty good. So good, in [...]

Former teen heartthrob heads to The Birchmere

Former teen heartthrob heads to The Birchmere

By Jordan Wright In a career spanning six decades, David Cassidy has worked in television, theater and concert halls as a musician, actor, songwriter, singer, director and producer. That’s a lot of crossover. But when you’re [...]

A memorable ‘Medea’

A memorable ‘Medea’

Spoiler alert: The plot of “Medea” will be revealed here. For those without knowledge of Greek mythology, you may want to stop reading. Others — whose memories of Jason and Medea may be a tad rusty [...]

‘Swim Club’ debuts with a splash at Port City

‘Swim Club’ debuts with a splash at Port City

For whatever reason the thought of attending a class reunion can turn even the most sensible woman into a bundle of nerves. Will an old flame turn up? How can I lose 10 pounds in two [...]

‘Heaven Can Wait’ clears early acting hurdles

‘Heaven Can Wait’ clears early acting hurdles

The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of Harry Segall’s stage play, “Heaven Can Wait,” got off to a rocky start Monday night when the play’s co-producer and assistant director Mary Ayala-Bush had to jump into the [...]

Alexandria chef Cathal Armstrong tapped to lead St. Patrick’s Day parade in D.C.

Alexandria chef Cathal Armstrong tapped to lead St. Patrick’s Day parade in D.C.

Dublin native and famed Alexandria restaurateur Cathal Armstrong will headline Washington’s 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, organizers announced this week. Armstrong, the man behind the meal at Restaurant Eve, Virtue Feed and Grain and The [...]

‘Really Really’ is a cautionary tale from Generation Me

‘Really Really’ is a cautionary tale from Generation Me

Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo wants his audiences to know that his play was inspired by three seminal moments in his young life. The first was seeing “Doubt,” a play by John Patrick Shanley that filled him [...]