| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:35 AM
If you want proof that truth can be stranger than fiction, check out Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife." It's a documentary-style play based on interviews the contemporary American playwright did with an elderly transvestite who lived openly during the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Frankie Valli made it seem so easy, spinning out those distinctive falsetto notes in hit songs as lead singer for the Four Seasons, starting 51 years ago with "Sherry." But what came naturally to Valli takes honing for the guys who have to approximate his...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:03 PM
It's talky, contrived and a little creaky, but John Logan's "Red," the two-actor play on the boards at Everyman Theatre, is also remarkably absorbing, even uplifting. Who knew art history could be so much fun?
Sorry, that sounds flip. And "Red" is...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Laurel Mill Playhouse is proving just how many stage lives belong to Bones Maurer, the black cat who debuted recently in "Bell, Book, and Candle." This time around, the four-legged thespian serves as the central plot device in the Playhouse's current...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If you like musicals packed with songs delivered by a vibrant cast boasting a certified star at the helm, all surrounded by cool stagecraft, then hasten to the National Theatre for the pre-Broadway tryout of “If/Then.”
If you’re more...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
How successful is Colonial Players' current production of "Annie?" Well, after the first weekend, available seats for this heart-warming family-friendly show were all but sold out — including a recently added matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 8....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Tidewater Players celebrates1960s Baltimore — big hair, the Buddy Deane dance show, and integration — in their production of "Hairspray."
The 2003 musical, inspired by Baltimorean John Waters' 1988 film, won eight Tony Awards,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Dignity Players' current production of "Art" is a near-flawless effort — a must-see work for everyone who values friendship and realizes what art contributes to life.
Yasmina Reza's 1998 Tony Award-winning play depicts how our perception of and...
| Jul 13, 2013
"The Book of Mormon" has to be the most subversive Broadway musical in history.
All those other supposedly radical shows, the ones with nudity or such tough subjects as mental illness, just can't hold a candle to this insanely brilliant concoction about...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:43 PM
For the Pasadena Theatre Company, the recent opening of the musical "Annie" at the Chesapeake Arts Center was a homecoming celebration.
The show marks the first Pasadena Theatre and Chesapeake Arts partnership, but the two share a rich past —...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:01 PM
"Les Miserables" made history long ago.
The legendary musical won eight Tony Awards in 1987 — including Best Musical and Best Original Score, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. It's the fourth-longest-...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore...