I’ve been working in the Washington theatre community for two decades now, which means I’m just a few years shy of actually seeing Helen Hayes at the Helen Hayes Awards. I wish I’d been there back in 1992, when she made her last appearance, at the age of 91. More than that, I wished I’d seen her at work, creating a role, moving an audience as only she could.



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During a recent Twitter exchange, Washington Post Theatre Critic Peter Marks (@petermarksdrama) commented: "You cannot credibly make claim to being America's no. 2 theater town if most nommed musical comes from...

I love Thanksgiving. For forever it has been my very favorite holiday; the anticipation of waking up on that Thursday morning when we didn't have to go to school, sitting on my parents’ bed and reveling in The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade — while the smells of Thanksgiving dinner preparations were already underway. My brother was



Alexandra Linn (back, as Annie Oakley) sings "There's No Business Like Show Business" with James Soller, Scott Wasserman, and Conner Lewis in Cape Cod's College Light Opera Company's 2010 production of Annie Get Your Gun.

As actors, our income relies on our versatility of course — our ability to play any part offered. We all know well the line on audition sheets, “Will you accept any role?” Our response is usually Just about, especially while we are just



Seventh inning balloon ceremony at Koshien Stadium.

In a last gasp of summer freedom, I traveled to New York this past weekend to fill a long-recognized gap in my theatregoing experience by seeing Porgy & Bess. Like much of the rest of my summer, the trip had a theatrical element. What surprised me was that the following lyrics from the show’s standard Summertime (first performed in 1935) managed to describe perfectly my summer of 2012: