Performing Arts

Performing Arts

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Helen Hayes Award Logo.

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WASHINGTON, January 27, 2015 – Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards, which were announced live and via streaming...

Cast of WNO's world premiere opera "Penny."

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WASHINGTON, January 25, 2015 – The Washington National Opera (WNO) staged its third annual one-act opera world premiere event this past weekend at the...

Opera in the Outfield.

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WASHINGTON, January 22, 2015 – We’re all at the point during yet another gloomy Washington winter where we’re longing for a break, just like...

"Merry Widow," opening scene.

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WASHINGTON, January 28, 2015 – This past Saturday’s “Met in HD” simulcast of Franz Lehar’s popular 1905 operetta “The Merry Widow” (“Die lustige Witwe”)...

Who's sleeping in Rodolfo's bed?

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WASHINGTON, January 14, 2015 – Score another hit for the In Series’ latest venture in community “pocket opera.” The music of Vincenzo Bellini has...

Three cops in "Cops."

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ARLINGTON, Va., January 12, 2015 – Arlington’s distinctive American Century Theater Company launched the second half of its final season with a literal bang....

Little Prince and Pilot.

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WASHINGTON, December 25, 2014 – The Washington National Opera’s still relatively new Christmas tradition—celebrating the holiday season annually with a children’s or family opera—may...

Theater Alliance movers and shakers.

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WASHINGTON, December 24, 2014 – Founded as part of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in 1993 as the sole theater-in-residence of the H Street...

"Black Nativity" (Center-Left to Right) Shanté M. Moore, Addison Switzer, Elton Pittman. (Credit: C. Stanley Photography.)

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WASHINGTON, December 20, 2014 – Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity is the famous writer’s unique re-telling of the birth of Jesus Christ with an entirely...

Meistersinger crowd scene.

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WASHINGTON, December 17, 2014 – Last Saturday’s matinee performance of Richard Wagner’s gargantuan opera, “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” which was simulcast live to movie...