Photo by Scott Suchman

Kevin McAllister, Jobari Parker-Namdar, Nova Y. Payton, Rayshun LaMarr Purefoy and Ashley D. Buster in the Ford’s Theatre production of Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Photo by Joel David Santner

The cast of Taffety Punk Theatre Company's production of Hamlet, The First Quarto.

Photo by Margot Schulman

Christopher Wilson and Courtney Ferguson in Imagination Stage's production of Sinbad: The Untold Tale.

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Justin Weaks, Katherine Renee Turner, Katie Ryan, Frank Britton, Sharisse Taylor, and Danielle Hutchison in Theater Alliance's production of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea.

Photo by Stan Barouh

Carey Rebecca Brown and Dorea Schmidt in Olney Theatre Center's production of Carousel.

  • With great sadness we note the passing of PJ Paparelli who served as Associate Artistic Director at the Shakespeare Theatre Company before serving as Artistic Director at Perseverance Theatre, Juneau, and American Theater Company, Chicago.

  • Upcoming spring galas include GALA Hispanic Theatre's Noche des Estrellas, on May 19; Scena Theatre's cocktail gathering at the Goethe Institute on May 21; and Washington Stage Guild's A Marvelous Party on June 4.

  • theatreWashington has launched a nationwide search for its new CEO and President. Details are available here.

  • Faction of Fools Theatre Company has named Toby Mulford its new Producing Artistic Director. Mulford previously served as the company's Managing Director and succeeds founder Matthew R. Wilson in his new role.

  • Adventure Theatre MTC has been named a Harold Oaks Honoree, recognizing "significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the United States."

  • New plays and musicals open in the Washington area every week. For this week's calendar - and complete show information - check out theatreWashington's listings at Opening This Week.


Theatre Roundup

Weekend Roundup: You Can't Beat the Classics

Each week, theatreWashington provides you with a thematic list of things to do for the upcoming weekend. This week's Roundup features six shows that explore the unforgettable classics from William Shakespeare to Arthur Miller and beyond....

10 Questions

Take Ten: Dallas Tolentino

Appearing in The Fire and the Rain at Constellation Theatre Company through May 24, Dallas Tolentino has been acting, fighting, and...

The Art of the Actor

Olney Theatre Center: At Home with Valerie Leonard

Actress Valerie Leonard is among the Washington area’s greatest treasures. She starred in lead roles in New York City for 20 years before moving to the region, where she has appeared in a vast range of shows from Brecht’s A Man...