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  1. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Pacific Overtures - 6/2/05
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    ... Pacific Overtures Virginia’s Signature Theatre has a history of producing Stephen Sondheim musicals. This season they have chosen to mount Pacific Overtures and it is the last Sondheim musical that will be performed in its old space. With music and lyrics by ...


  2. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - The Velvet Sky - 2/12/06
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    ... Velvet Sky Also see Tracy's review of Trying Like After Ashley, which opened the season at Washington’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the company’s current production, The Velvet Sky, is a drama about family dysfunction centering on a boy in his early teens. But, ...


  3. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Midwives - 2/12/06
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    ... Midwives Also see Susan's review of The Velvet Sky Midwives, the current production at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Md., promises much more than it ultimately delivers. While director Mark Ramont obviously believes in the material, and Alma Cuervo shimmers in ...


  4. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - The Heiress - 2/22/06
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    ... The Heiress Effie Johnson and Jeffries Thaiss The well-appointed new mainstage at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Md., provides an appropriate, jewel box-like setting for the production of The Heiress that opens the 2006 season. The production, well cast and ...


  5. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - A Midsummer Night's Dream - 11/7/06
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    ... David Marks (Bottom), Megan Dominy (Peasblossom), Roxi Trapp-Dukes (Cobweb), and Deborah Hazlett (Titania) The Folger Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a thorough delight for everyone, except perhaps the grimmest of ...


  6. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - 13 Rue de l'Amour - 5/21/07
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    ... classic among French farces, and director John Going has created a textbook example of the genre in his production at Olney Theatre Center in the Maryland suburbs of Washington. The setting is intentionally cartoonish, the plot runs as smoothly as a finely tuned ...


  7. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Of Mice and Men - 10/3/07
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    ... Of Mice and Men Also see Susan's review of A Lesson Before Dying Christopher Lane and Richard Pilcher The Olney Theatre Center production of Of Mice and Men is a solid piece of work, a straightforward reading of John Steinbeck's 1937 play about two itinerant ...


  8. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. -The Book Club Play 2/18/08
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    ... The Book Club Play Connan Morrissey and Lise Bruneau During its season of literary adaptations, Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, is venturing into new works with The Book Club Play. This affectionate yet satiric look at people who love to read is ...


  9. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Doubt 2/20/08
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    ... with matters beyond the literal actions depicted onstage. In his vision of Doubt that opens the 2008 season at the Olney Theatre Center in suburban Washington, director John Going allows these metaphorical levels to shine through the surface drama: the clash that ...


  10. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - The Titans 7/2e/08
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    ... the authenticity of The Titans, the drama about the Cuban Missile Crisis receiving its world premiere at American Century Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. However, the work may be better as a work of history than as theater. It's episodic, which could be expected ...


  11. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Rabbit Hole 8/20/08
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    ... surprisingly funny play about unthinkable loss, is receiving a radiant production in its Washington area premiere at the Olney Theatre Center in the Maryland suburbs. Director Mitchell Hébert demonstrates a light touch with his five actors, whose performances depend ...


  12. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 4/22/09
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    ... see Susan's reviews of Native Son and See What I Wanna See Bill Largess, Matthew Detmer and Kathryn Kelley Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, and director Jerry Whiddon have created a solid production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, anchored by Matthew ...


  13. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Looped 6/9/09
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    ... Moore Show" and "Rhoda" will be delightfully surprised by Looped, Arena Stage's current production at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. Harper erases all memories of the wisecracking New Yorker in her engrossing performance as Tallulah Bankhead, the ...


  14. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Eclipsed" 9/15/09
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    ... Piece of My Heart Uzo Aduba, Liz Femi Wilson, Ayesha Ngaujah Eclipsed, the season opener at Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, shines a bright and sensitive light on the lives of women in the shadows of upheaval in Africa. Playwright Danai Gurira, who grew ...


  15. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "The Last Cargo Cult" 1/18/10
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    ... experiences and insights into the unlikeliest of topics: in the case of The Last Cargo Cult, now at Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the spiritual underpinnings of the global financial crisis. In a performance that lasts almost two hours with no ...


  16. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Permanent Collection" 2/10/10
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    ... playwright should not avoid turning up the heat. In Thomas Gibbons' Permanent Collection, the current production at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, the playwright is so busy being even-handed that he minimizes the dramatic potential, especially when one ...


  17. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Orestes: A Tragic Romp" 2/15/10
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    ... happens next is the subject of Orestes: A Tragic Romp, the luminous play receiving its world premiere at Washington's Folger Theatre. Playwright Anne Washburn calls her work a "trans ...


  18. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Little Shop of Horrors" 3/23/10
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    ... Little Shop of Horrors At first glance, Little Shop of Horrors might not seem the kind of show for Ford's Theatre in Washington to present. Where's the dramatic scope, the historical and philosophical questions regarding the roles of people in a society, the legacy ...


  19. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Clybourne Park" 3/24/10
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    ... of Little Shop of Horrors Clybourne Park, the play by Bruce Norris receiving its Washington premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, demonstrates that a play can consider uncomfortable truths and still be hilarious. Norris takes his inspiration from Lorraine ...


  20. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - Arcadia 5/17/09
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    ... Arcadia Also see Susan's review of Legacy of Light Erin Weaver and Cody Nickell The exquisite Folger Theatre in Washington may be the perfect setting for Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's reflection on mathematics, history, landscape architecture, and the inability of people ...


  21. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "In the Next Room or the vibrator play" 9/1/10
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    ... premiered in New York, the title appeared on the marquee as In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has decided to change the emphasis in its billing, giving the most prominence and largest type to the word "vibrator." ...


  22. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Misalliance" 10/13/10
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    ... Susan's review of Sabrina Fair Director John Going's production of George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, now at the Olney Theatre Center in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, is beautifully appointed but remains somehow earthbound when it should soar. Shaw's 1909 play ...


  23. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Ameriville" 10/27/10
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    ... of the performance art troupe called UNIVERSES have a lot to say, and their original work Ameriville, now at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, gives them a chance to say it loudly, vividly, with immediacy, and often in four-part harmony. The 95-minute show ...


  24. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "ReEntry" 10/23/11
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    ... Larry Mitchell and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris One of the Marines who recounts his war experiences in ReEntry, at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, through October 30, tells how ancient Spartan warriors had to undergo a purification ritual before resuming ...


  25. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Strange Interlude" 4/4/12
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    ... Strange Interlude Francesca Faridany and Ted Koch Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude was a sensation at its premiere in 1928, both for its expansive structure—in nine acts with a run time of more than five hours; the original production incorporated a dinner ...


  26. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Double Indemnity" 6/6/12
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    ... within a theatrical framework, and is the experiment worth the trouble? In the case of Double Indemnity, now at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, the answer to both questions is yes. Daniel Conway's atmospheric projections and Matthew M. Nielson's sultry ...


  27. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" 7/22/12
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    ... Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (Encore Run) Mike Daisey In 2010, when Mike Daisey came to Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to premiere The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, neither he nor the theater knew the controversy that would result from his ...


  28. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "The Motherfucker with the Hat" 2/4/13
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    ... The Motherfucker with the Hat Also see Susan's reviews of Ladies Swing the Blues and Our Town Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, has a reputation for stating things plainly and not worrying about the possibility of offense. For that reason, Studio—unlike many other ...


  29. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Washington, D.C. - "Glengarry Glen Ross" 2/13/13
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    ... Ross, but David Mamet's impassioned look at real-estate salesmen fueled by desperation is as vivid as ever. Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland, and director Mitchell Hébert have brought together a group of fine individual actors who create lightning when they ...


  30. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - Little Shop Of Horrors - 1/16/03
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    ... Shop of Horrors this summer on Broadway, it is interesting to go back and re-examine this show, now playing at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook Terrace. Based on the film by Roger Corman, the plot involves a simple "nerd" who discovers the mystical powers of a plant ...


  31. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "The Glory of Living" - 10/24/05
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    ... The Glory of Living Profiles Theatre Darrell W. Cox and Kelly O’Sullivan Sometimes it’s the tiniest of details that can take an audience into the world they’re seeing on stage. For me, with my 200-channel digital cable and two-TiVo-box home entertainment network, ...


  32. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "The Life" - 6/6/07
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    ... The Life Bohemian Theatre Ensemble Aaron Holland and Tawny Newsome Cy Coleman's last show, The Life, was something of an anomaly among that composer's work. With its story of Times Square hookers and pimps in the mid-'70s, it's much darker than his other musicals. ...


  33. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" - 5/15/09
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    ... The Lieutenant of Inishmore Theatre Northlight Also see John's Addams Family Preview Keith Gallagher, Jamie Abelson, Cliff Chamberlain, John Judd, Matt DeCaro and Andy Luther We might wonder what goes through the minds of those who create violence. Are they mad, ...


  34. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "Graceland" - 6/6/09
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    ... Graceland Profiles Theatre Also see John's review of The Crowd You're In With and Richard's review of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Brenda Barrie and Eric Burgher The Graceland of this play has nothing to do with Elvis or Paul Simon's hit song of the same ...


  35. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "Up" - 7/8/09
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    ... Up Steppenwolf Theatre Company Also see John's review of Boleros for the Disenchanted Ian Barford and Tony Hernandez In 1983, a Californian named Larry Walters attached 45 helium-filled weather balloons to a lightweight patio chair and flew, rising to some 16,000 ...


  36. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "High Fidelity" - 8/21/09
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    ... High Fidelity Route 66 Theatre Company at Piper's Alley Theatre Michael Mahler, Stef Tovar and Jonathan Wagner With Chicago sending so many productions to New York over the past two years, it may be the next step is to forward some Broadway flops back to Chicago ...


  37. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "Animal Crackers" - 10/2/09
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    ... Animal Crackers Goodman Theatre Also see John's review of Yeast Nation (the triumph of life) and Richard's review of Fake Clockwise from top: Ora Jones, Ed Kross, Joey Slotnick, Molly Brennan, Jonathan Brody The well-heeled audiences and highly professional staff ...


  38. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "The Mercy Seat" - 10/12/09
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    ... The Mercy Seat Profiles Theatre Co. Darrell W. Cox and Cheryl Graeff Profiles has been the Midwestern home of the work of Neil LaBute for several years now, and his pieces are a perfect match to the sensibilities of this edgy storefront company. LaBute's realistic, ...


  39. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "In the Heights" - 12/18/09
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    ... In the Heights Cadillac Palace Theatre Also see John's review of American Buffalo Kyle Beltran Somewhere in between the marketing blitz for the big budget six-week Chicago run of Young Frankenstein and the excitement of the pre-Broadway tryout of The Addams Family, ...


  40. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "Detroit" 9/27/10
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    ... Detroit Steppenwolf Theatre Also see John's review of Sunday In the Park With George Laurie Metcalf, Kate Arrington and Kevin Anderson There are many visions of a bleak America in the future that I can recall from films: Manhattan island as a future-day Alcatraz in ...


  41. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - To Master the Art 11/4/10
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    ... To Master the Art TimeLine Theatre Company Also see John's review of The Seagull Joel Gross, Karen Janes Woditsch and Craig Spidle One might wonder if a stage biography of the author and TV cooking star Julia Child is necessary just a year after the successful ...


  42. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "The Merchant of Venice" 3/21/11
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    ... The Merchant of Venice Bank of America Theatre Also see John's review of God of Carnage Kate McCluggage and F. Murray Abraham In the first half of the last century, it was still common for the great actors of the day to tour in productions of the classics, bringing ...


  43. Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "The Front Page" 4/19/11
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    ... The Front Page TimeLine Theatre Company Also see John's review of White Noise P.J. Powers and Terry Hamilton Today's Chicago Tribune often seems barely thick enough to line the birdcages of a mid-sized PetSmart store, but this classic comedy written in 1928 by ...


  44. Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - In the Parlance - 5/14/01
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    ... In the Parlance Theatre Review by Matthew Murray In the Parlance, the new play by Richard Harland Smith now playing at the Pulse Theatre, is a sequel to Smith's gangster-themed 1994 one-act Prelude to a Hit. According to the program, Smith refers to it as "an oral ...


  45. Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Chris & Adelmo: The Second Coming - 12/16/06
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    ... Chris & Adelmo: The Second Coming Theatre Reviews by Matthew Murray From comic operas to opera comics? Stranger things have happened. At least wannabe yuksters Christopher Cain and Adelmo Guidarelli have got the right, legit-voiced stuff to sell their self-titled ...


  46. Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Dr. Knock, Or The Triumph of Medicine - 5/10/10
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    ... Dr. Knock, Or The Triumph of Medicine Theatre Review by Matthew Murray No one, but no one, unearths theatrical curiosities the way the Mint Theater Company does. Take, for example, its newest production: Doctor Knock, or the Triumph of Medicine. It was a smash in ...


  47. Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - Lucky Duck - 3/18/12
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    ... Lucky Duck Theatre Review by Matthew Murray Lucky Duck Cast Photo by J. Robert Schraeder/Coterie Theatre. If TV shows like American Idol ruffle your feathers and most children's stage shows bore you and your family to tears, that's understandable. But don't let ...


  48. Talkin' Broadway - "Neverland" Part 8
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    ... Billy flew up the subway station steps, crossed Eighth Avenue and ran across Fourteenth street. He was running late, the curtain was about to go up for an off-Broadway production of Marat Sade. He took his seat just in time and when the lights came up, there was ...


  49. Talkin' Broadway Broadway Review: Via Dolorosa
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    ... Via Dolorosa Theatre Review by Fergus McGillicuddy NEW YORK - March 18, 1999 The question is obvious. Why would anyone, eager for an evening's entertainment at the theatre and in their right minds, want to spend 55 bucks for a ticket to see David Hare, the British ...


  50. Talkin' Broadway Broadway Review: True West
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    ... True West Theatre Review by Thomas Burke NEW YORK - March 10, 2000 A few weeks ago, when I read the announcement that Sam Shepard’s True West - which opened last night at the Circle In The Square theatre - would delay its opening to allow Philip Seymour Hoffman and ...



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