Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Washington, D.C.

2016-2017 Theatre Season in Washington, D.C.

Arena Stage | Center Stage | Everyman Theatre | Folger Theatre | Ford's Theatre | Hippodrome | John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Keegan Theatre | MetroStage | Mosaic Theater Company of DC | National Theatre | Olney Theatre Center for the Arts | Rep Stage | Round House Theatre | Shakespeare Theatre Company | Signature Theatre | Studio Theatre | Synetic Theater | Theater Alliance | Theater J | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company |


Arena Stage
Mead Center for American Theater, Sixth and Maine Ave.
202-488-3300

The Originalist
Encore run
July 7, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Kreeger Theater

Native Gardens
September 15, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Kreeger Theater

The Price
with Hal Linden
October 6, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Kogod Cradle

The Pajama Game
October 27, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Fichandler Stage

Nina Simone: Four Women
November 10, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Kreeger Theater

Sovereignty
January 12, 2018 - February 18, 2018
Kreeger Theater

The Great Society
February 2, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Fichandler Stage

Hold These Truths
February 23, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Kogod Cradle

Two Trains Running
March 30, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Fichandler Stage

Snow Child
April 13, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Kreeger Theater


Center Stage
700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore MD
410-332-0033

The Christians
September 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Shakespeare in Love
October 19, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Lookingglass Alice
November 30, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Skeleton Crew
January 25, 2018 - March 4, 2018

George Orwell's Animal Farm
March 1, 2018 - April 1, 2018

A new play TBA
written and directed by Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah
May 3, 2018 - June 10, 2018


Everyman Theatre
315 W. Fayette St., Baltimore MD
410-752-2208

M. Butterfly
September 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Intimate Apparel
October 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

The Revolutionists
December 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Long Day's Journey into Night
January 31, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Aubergine
March 14, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The Book of Joseph
May 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018


Folger Theatre
201 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington DC
202-544-7077

Antony and Cleopatra
October 10, 2017 - November 19, 2017

The Way of the World
Theresa Rebeck's adaptation of the play by William Congreve
January 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The Winter's Tale
March 13, 2018 - April 22, 2018



Ford's Theatre
202-347-4833

Death of a Salesman
September 22, 2017 - October 22, 2017

A Christmas Carol
November 16, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Jefferson's Garden
January 19, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The Wiz
March 9, 2018 - May 12, 2018


Hippodrome
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore MD
800-982-2787

Love Never Dies
October 3, 2017 - October 8, 2017

The Color Purple
October 17, 2017 - October 22, 2017

The Lion King
November 16, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 15, 2017 - December 16, 2017

Waitress
January 30, 2018 - February 4, 2018

School of Rock
March 20, 2018 - March 25, 2018

An American in Paris
May 1, 2018 - May 6, 2018

On Your Feet!
June 5, 2018 - June 10, 2018


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW, Washington DC
800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600

Cabaret
Roundabout Theatre production
July 22, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Eisenhower Theater

The King and I
Lincoln Center Theater production
July 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Opera House

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Wilderness
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017

The Book of Mormon
October 24, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Gobsmacked!
November 24, 2017 - November 26, 2017

The Second City's Twist Your Dickens
December 5, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Private Confessions
part of the Bergman 100 Celebration
December 6, 2017 - December 9, 2017

An American in Paris
December 12, 2017 - January 7, 2018

The Illusionists
December 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018

On Your Feet!
January 9, 2018 - January 28, 2018

The Humans
January 9, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Broadway Center Stage: Chess
February 14, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (1776-2016)
March 6, 2018

Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights
March 21, 2018 - March 25, 2018

After The Rehearsal & Persona, part of the Bergman 100 Celebration
April 19, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
June 6, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Hamilton
June 12, 2018 - September 16, 2018

The Color Purple
July 31, 2018 - August 26, 2018


Keegan Theatre

When We Were Young and Unafraid
June 17, 2017 - July 8, 2017

Big Fish
August 5, 2017 - September 2, 2017

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Stones in His Pockets
September/October 2017

Top Girls
November 2017

An Irish Carol
December 2017

Unnecessary Farce
January/February 2018

Chicago
March/April 2018

The Undeniable Sound of Right Now
May 2018

Other Life Forms
June/July 2018

The Bridges of Madison County
August 2018


MetroStage
1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA
703-548-9044

Anne & Emmett
July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017

The Wizard of Hip (or When in Doubt Slam Dunk)
August 17, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Are You Now or Have You Ever BeenÂ…
October 5, 2017 - November 5, 2017

Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush
November 21, 2017 - December 24, 2017


Mosaic Theater Company of DC
1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993

The Devil's Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith
August 24, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Vicuña & An Epilogue
November 1, 2017 - November 26, 2017

The Real Americans
in rep with Draw the Circle
November 10, 2017 - December 22, 2017

Draw the Circle
in rep with The Real Americans
December 1, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Queens Girl in Africa
January 4, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Paper Dolls
March 29, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies (encore run)
May 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018

The Vagrant Trilogy May 31, 2018 - June 24, 2018


National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC
202-628-6161

Mean Girls
world premiere musical
October 31, 2017 - December 3, 2017

The Piano Guys
December 13, 2017 - December 16, 2017

Les Misérables
December 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Something Rotten!
February 6, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Waitress
May 15, 2018 - June 3, 2018


Olney Theatre Center for the Arts
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney MD
301-924-3400

In the Heights
co-produced with Round House Theatre
September 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Mainstage

Our Town
October 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Annie
November 8, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Mainstage

Aubergine
February 7, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Mainstage

Every Brilliant Thing
February 28, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

The Crucible
April 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Mainstage

The Invisible Hand
May 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

On the Town
June 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Mainstage

The Hypocrites' productions of The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore
In rep
July 11, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab


Rep Stage
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia MD
410-772-4900

The Heidi Chronicles
September 6, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
November 1, 2017 - November 19, 2017

All She Must Possess
February 7, 2018 - February 25, 2018

True West
April 25, 2018 - May 13, 2018


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda MD
240-564-1100

In the Heights
co-produced with Olney Theatre Center, at Olney
September 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

I'll Get You Back Again
October 4, 2017 - October 29, 2017

The Book of Will
November 29, 2017 - December 24, 2017

Handbagged
January 31, 2018 - February 25, 2018

"Master Harold" ... and the Boys
April 11, 2018 - May 6, 2018

The Legend of Georgia McBride
June 6, 2018 - July 1, 2018


Shakespeare Theatre Company

Othello
Free for All
August 15, 2017 - August 27, 2017

The Pinter Plays: The Collection and The Lover
September 26, 2017 - October 29. 2017
Lansburgh Theatre

Twelfth Night
November 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Sidney Harman Hall

Hamlet
final Shakespeare play directed by retiring Artistic Director Michael Kahn
January 16, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Sidney Harman Hall

Noura
February 6, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Lansburgh Theatre

Waiting for Godot
Druid Theatre production
April 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Lansburgh Theatre

Camelot
May 22, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Sidney Harman Hall


Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington VA
703-820-9771 or 800-955-5566

A Little Night Music
August 15, 2017 - October 8, 2017

An Act of God
October 3, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Crazy for You
November 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018

4,380 Nights
January 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Light Years
February 6, 2018 - March 4, 2018

John
April 3, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Girlfriend
April 17, 2018 - June 10, 2018

The Scottsboro Boys
May 22, 2018 - July 1, 2018


Studio Theatre
1501 14th St. NW, Washington DC
202-332-3300

Wig Out!
July 12, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Studio X

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Skeleton Crew
September 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Main Series

The Effect
October 4 - October 29, 2017
Studio X

A Short Series of Disagreements Presented Here in Chronological Order
written and performed by Daniel Kitson
November 2017
Studio X

Curve of Departure
November 29, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Main Series

The Wolves
January 17, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Main Series

Translations
March 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Main Series

Vietgone
April 15, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Studio X

The Remains
May 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Main Series

An additional TBA
Studio X


Synetic Theater
1800 S. Bell St., Arlington VA
866-811-4111

The Adventures of Peter Pan
October 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Hansel and Gretel
Synetic Family Theater presents
December 1, 2017 - December 23, 2017

The Trial
January 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Titus Andronicus
April 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Synetic New Voice Series
July 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018


Theater Alliance
2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC
202-241-2539

Word Becomes Flesh
Encore run
September 7, 2018 - October 8, 2017

The Raid
February 8, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Flood City
May 10, 2018 - June 17, 2018


Theater J
D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW, Washington DC
202-777-3210

Sotto Voce
October 3, 2017 - October 29, 2017

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
November 29, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Everything Is Illuminated
January 11, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Becoming Dr. Ruth
February 21, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Roz and Ray
April 3, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Trayf
May 30, 2018 - June 24, 2018


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D St. NW, Washington DC
202-393-3939

An Octoroon
Encore run
July 18, 2017 - August 6, 2017

The Arsonists
September 5, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)
created by The Second City
November 11, 2017 -December 31, 2017

Familiar
February 5, 2018 - March 4, 2018

The Ars Nova Production of Underground Railroad Game
April 4, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Botticelli in the Fire
May 28, 2018 - June 24, 2018


Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


- Updated 7/4/17. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor


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