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Judyisms: ‘How I Dealt With Burnout’

For someone with a really, really good life, nice home, talent that reveals itself in many areas, a radio show that I adore doing and people (I hear) adore listening to, healthy family and pets … even with all that life can be a bit disturbing sometimes. Why I constantly ask myself? I had absolutely no […]

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From Arena Stage to The Booth: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’ Interviews: Part 2: Meet Director Molly Smith and Cast Members Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella

This upcoming Monday night-on April 21st-The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble opens on Broadway at The Booth Theatre. It’s been an exciting journey so far for the play that entertained enthusiastic audiences at Arena Stage. Audiences in DC and critics alike applauded the glorious performances of Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella. Here […]

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‘Golda’s Balcony’ at Theater J

There’s not a long list of great actors who, through their indelible bravura depiction of a great historical figure in a solo performance, warrant substituting the word “is” for “as,” in billing like “So-and-So Is Famous Person.” On audiences’ mental marquees, the actor and the role become one, such that people come to know and […]

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Catch This! McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Interviews-Part 2: Alex Stone, Jack Posey, and Lily Lord

In Part 2 of ‘Catch This! McLean High School’s’ Catch Me If You Can Interviews, meet cast members Alex Stone, Jack Posey, and Lily Lord. Tell me a little bit about your character. Alex Stone: Frank Abagnale, Jr. is a kid. Between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, he steals more than two million dollars by passing […]

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Fiasco Theater’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ and ‘Cymbeline’ at Folger Theatre-Part 2: Fiasco Theater Company’s Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jessie Austrian

In Part 2 of Fiasco Theater’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ and ‘Cymbeline’ at Folger Theatre: meet Fiasco Theater Company’s Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jessie Austrian. Joel: When did Folger contact you about bringing Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cymbeline to their theatre and why did you accept? Jessie: We first began talking to Beth […]

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‘Bullets Over Broadway’ at The St. James Theatre

Don’t Speak! Be Silent! Just listen! Bullets Over Broadway is a blast and and you’ll go bananas over the high-kicking and toe-tappin’ choreography of Tony winner Director/Choreographer Susan Stroman, the hilarious one-liners of Woody Allen, the stunning costumes by William Ivey Long, the clever scenic design by Santo Loquasto, the beautiful lighting by Donald Holder, Peter Hylenski’s sound design, Paul […]

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