Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Theater and dance.
"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...

Scene from "The Tempest."

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WASHINGTON, December 18, 2014 – At the After Party for the Shakespeare Theater’s current production, a wily old theater veteran insisted to me that...

Arena's Five Moes.

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WASHINGTON, December 13, 2014 – Such is the drawing power of DC’s preeminent theater company that Clarke Peters himself would bless the opening of...

Little Buttercup. (Margaret Gawrysiak)

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FAIRFAX, Va., December 6, 2014 – The Virginia Opera finally got the full house they deserved last weekend. The Norfolk-based company sailed into the...

Daughters of the Bloody Duke.

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WASHINGTON, November 28, 2014 – The Washington National Opera’s plucky American Opera Initiative continued at the Kennedy Center last Friday, unveiling its now customary...

Members of Fifth House Ensemble.

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CHICAGO, December 4, 2014 – There was a time not so long ago when the new music offerings in Chicago were narrow in availability...

HMS Pinafore hero and heroine.

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FAIRFAX, Va., December 3, 2014 – The Virginia Opera —along with a very modern major-general—returns to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts this...

Image courtesy Arena Stage.

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WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014 – As a public service, CDN is reprinting below a news release from Arena Stage at the Mead Center for...

Cast of the 'Met in HD's "'Il barbier di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville.")

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WASHINGTON, November 25, 2014 – This past Saturday’s “Live in HD” simulcast of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber...