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WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SHOPLIFTERS, WITH
JAYNE HOUDYSHELL, BEGINS AT ARENA STAGE
SEPTEMBER 5
September 5, 2014

Playbill
Carey Purcell

The world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a satirical comedy about class and privilege in society, begins performances September 5th… Read more

IN THE SHOPLIFTERS AT ARENA STAGE,
JAYNE HOUDYSHELL PLAYS AN
UNAPOLOGETIC PILFERER
September 4, 2014

Express
Kristen Page-Kirby

Jayne Houdyshell was looking for something new. The Tony Award-nominated actress had spent "years and years and years" working in regional theaters… Read more

JAYNE HOUDYSHELL AND DELANEY WILLIAMS
FROM THE SHOPLIFTERS
September 4, 2014

DC Theatre Scene
Christopher Henley

Last week, in the Molly Smith Study, a high-ceilinged first-floor room at Arena Stage looking out onto Maine Avenue, Jayne Houdyshell and Delaney Williams spent their lunch break talking to me… Read more

CREATIVE COUPLINGSeptember 3, 2014

Washington Blade
Patrick Folliard

In theater, longtime collaboration is not uncommon. For Canadian playwright/director Morris Panych and his husband… Read more

THE SHOPLIFTERS AT ARENA STAGE RAISES
QUESTIONS AND FORMS CONNECTIONS
THROUGH COMEDY
September 2, 2014

Broadway World
Benjamin Tomchik

Arena Stage, D.C.'s venerable theatrical institution along the Potomac River, has established a reputation over its last 64 seasons for presenting works that challenge… Read more

JAYNE HOUDYSHELL IS AN UNLIKELY
ROBIN HOOD IN THE SHOPLIFTERS AT ARENA STAGE
August 31, 2014

Theater Mania
Hayley Levitt

Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell built her career on the regional-theater circuit performing in over 200 plays from Lousiville, Kentucky, to Chicago… Read more

“TO LIFE!” ARENA STAGE WILL PRESENT FIDDLER
ON THE ROOF
IN THE ROUND; CASTING ANNOUNCED
August 20, 2014

Playbill
Carey Purcell

The classic musical Fiddler on the Roof will be presented in an in-the-round staging by Arena Stage this fall. Read more

JENNA SOKOLOWSKI: ENJOYING THE RUSH
STARRING IN ARENA'S THE SHOPLIFTERS
August 19, 2014

Women Around Town
Charlene Giannetti

Shoplifters are the bane of the retail industry, clever, and in some cases, desperate people who walk off with an estimated $35 million each day… Read more

LOCAL ACTORS AND PROMINENT WASHINGTONIANS
CAST IN OUR WAR AT ARENA STAGE
August 13, 2014

Theater Mania
Bethany Rickwald

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in conjunction with National Civil War Project, has commissioned Our War, a theatrical event and collection of short stories… Read more

BELTWAY TAKES THE STAGE IN OUR WARAugust 13, 2014

Politico
Lucy McCalmont

A number of D.C. notables will be taking the stage this fall to take part in a theatrical production to read monologues about the Civil War. Read more

IN REHEARSAL WITH JAYNE HOUDYSHELL,
DELANEY WILLIAMS & MORE FOR ARENA STAGE'S
THE SHOPLIFTERS
August 6, 2014

Broadway World
BWW News Desk

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premier of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters… Read more

ARENA'S MUSICAL THEATER TRAINING COMPANY
FOCUSES ON THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT
July 21, 2014

Women Around Town
Charlene Giannetti

Where do musical theater stars come from? A few seem to land on stage with little or no formal training. Most, however, spend years honing their singing… Read more

WIN A FREE WEDDING COURTESY OF ARENA STAGEJuly 16, 2014

Washingtonian
Valeria Boucas

Dreaming of a lavish wedding but don't quite have the budget? You're in luck: Arena Stage is giving one local couple the wedding of their dreams… Read more

JAYNE HOUDYSHELL AND JONATHAN HADARY
JOIN ARENA STAGE 2014-15 SEASON
July 9, 2014

Theater Mania
Hayley Levitt

Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage has announced the first handful of Broadway and stage veterans set to join its upcoming 2014-15 season… Read more

JAYNE HOUDYSHELL AND JONATHAN HADARY
WILL HIGHLIGHT 2014-15 SEASON AT ARENA STAGE
July 9, 2014

Playbill
Carey Purcell

Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage has announced additional casting for its upcoming season. The season will kick off this fall with Morris Panych's world-premiere comedy The Shoplifters starring Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell (Romeo and Juliet, Follies) in the role of Alma. The production begins performances Sept. 5 and continues through Oct. 19… Read more

ART BEAT: HEALING WARS AT ARENA STAGEJune 12, 2014

WAMU Art Beat
Lauren Landau

Liz Lerman says she aims to deliver both information and emotion in her theatrical dance piece Healing Wars, which is at Arena Stage through June 29. A small cast uses dance and dialogue to portray doctors, soldiers, loved ones and even a Grim Reaper-like spirit who is fatigued by her ceaseless work. Lerman says the characters in her piece migrate between the American Civil War and our current wars, but find themselves affected by some of the same issues… Learn more

LIZ LERMAN ON HEALING WARSJune 12, 2014

WYPR
Tom Hall

Last week, Liz Lerman premiered her latest theatrical dance piece, Healing Wars, which is an examination of how healers deal with the wounds of battle. The production is part of a larger, national project that pairs performing arts organizations with academic institutions across the country… Learn more

HEALING WARS EXPLORES AFTERMATH OF WARJune 11, 2014

WUSA9
Andrea Roane

Healing Wars is currently running through June 29 at Arena Stage, and director and choreographer Liz Lerman sat down with Andrea Roane to discuss this world premiere… View more

Bill Pullman, star of Healing Wars, visits FOX5June 10, 2014

FOX5
Kevin McCarthy

It's a story about healing in the aftermath of war, and it comes at a time when the treatment veterans receive is front and center in the national media's spotlight. The show is called Healing Wars, and it's playing now at D.C.'s Arena Stage. Star of the show, Bill Pullman, joined FOX5 for a preview… Read more

BILL PULLMAN ON HEALING WARS AT ARENA STAGEJune 9, 2014

Politico
Lucy McCalmont

Healing Wars, which runs at D.C.'s Arena Stage from June 6 through 29 and features Pullman, is described as a "theatrical dance piece." Pullman explained the production is like "seeing a visual poem." The play focuses on the Civil War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Pullman said. Rather than playing a specific role or character, Pullman said he plays a composite of surgeon physicians in wartime… Read more

BILL PULLMAN AND LIZ LERMAN
SHARE STORIES OF WAR AND HEALING
June 6, 2014

Theater Mania
David Gordon

Bill Pullman, star of films like Spaceballs and Independence Day, isn't someone you'd expect to appear in a dance piece. Yet the well-known and recognizable actor is doing just that, along with his dancer wife, Tamara, in a new show devised by choreographer Liz Lerman called Healing WarsRead more

HEALING WARS TRACES THE NATION'S
STEPS IN COPING WITH COMBAT'S TOLL
June 6, 2014

Washington Post
Nelson Pressley

Actor Bill Pullman, rehearsing a dance piece upstairs at Arena Stage, gracefully sinks into a crouch. So does his wife, dancer Tamara Hurwitz Pullman. Moving slowly, they gracefully sweep their left arms in a leftward direction. In tandem, they stretch toward the floor… Read more

RECOLLECTIONS OF WARRIORS,
REDEPLOYED INTO DANCE
June 4, 2014

New York Times
John Anderson

During naval service in the Middle East, Paul Hurley lost a leg. Now he's joined a dance company. “I don't really consider myself a dancer,” this 28-year-old veteran said, smiling. But what he's involved in is more than a dance… Read more

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ PAYS TRIBUTE TO ROCK CLASSICSMay 30, 2014

Washington Times
Emily Cary

Arena Stage once again celebrates the American spirit in its season closer, Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, the powerhouse show that opened in 1995 on Broadway to become the longest-running musical revue and earned a Grammy Award for the original cast recording… Read more

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: “TEACH ME HOW TO SHIMMY”May 29, 2014

Playbill.com
Matthew Blank

Smokey Joe's Café rocks out in a new production at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage. Cast member and dance captain Ashley Blair Fitzgerald shares a recent two-show day… Read more

U.S. NAVY VETERAN PAUL HURLEY
JOINS CAST OF HEALING WARS
May 28, 2014

Theater Mania
David Gordon

Paul Hurley, a United States Navy veteran injured while attached to the Mobile Security Squadron 3 Detachment in Bahrain, has joined the cast of Healing Wars, a new theatrical dance piece from choreographer Liz Lerman at Arena Stage… Read more

HEALING WARS EXPLORES ROLE OF HEALERS IN WARMay 23, 2014

WAMU Metro Connection
Rebecca Sheir

In Healing Wars, Lerman has brought on performers to play multiple roles, including nurses, medics and soldiers, from a number of historic wars, from the Civil War to today. The day I head to Southwest D.C. to attend a rehearsal, Tamara Hurwitz Pullman is portraying legendary Red Cross founder Clara Barton, and detailing a dream the nurse actually had more than 45 years after the Civil War ended… Read more

IN WAR, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODIES?May 19, 2014

DC Theatre Scene
Lonnie Firestone

Liz Lerman is the sort of artist who constantly finds herself fascinated. The veteran choreographer and MacArthur "Genius" has conceived and choreographed dance productions for nearly 40 years, yet she still gets excited when discussing how movement can tell a story. Her new choreographic work, Healing Wars, is a prime example… Read more

A RISING STAR TO WATCH IN SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉMay 23, 2014

Washington Post
Lonnae O'Neal Parker

Michael J. Mainwaring, 20, has so much star power he's shakin' wit it. It's his legs, his shoulders, the way he moves his arms and how he belts out a song. It's like he's missing a hinge, physically and metaphysically, so he inhabits every bit of stage and turns up the electric… Read more

E. FAYE BUTLER PERFORMS LIVE ON NBC4May 20, 2014

NBC4
Barbara Harrison

Smokey Joe's Café brings its smokin' songs — and singer E. Faye Butler — to Arena Stage, now through June 8… View more

ELLICOTT CITY NATIVE IN SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉMay 13, 2014

Howard County Times
Gwendolyn Glenn

Dressed in skinny jeans, flats, a white shirt and still wearing her stage makeup, the petite Ashley Blair Fitzgerald sits cross-legged in a small conference room after her matinee performance in Smokey Joe's Café at Arena Stage in Washington. The show is the Ellicott City native's debut performance at the southwest D.C. theater and Fitzgerald said she's enjoying being a part of the production… Read more

LEVI KREIS AND THE CAST OF SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ CELEBRATE OPENING NIGHTMay 9, 2014

Theater Mania
Hayley Levitt

On Thursday, May 8, Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage celebrated the opening night of the Leiber and Stoller musical revue Smokey Joe's Café, directed by Randy Johnson of Broadway's recent A Night With Janis Joplin. Take a look at Tony Award winner Levi Kreis, who stars in the D.C. production, along with his fellow cast members as they enjoy the special evening… Read more

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ HITS ARENA STAGEMay 8, 2014

FOX 5 Morning News
Holly Morris

Smokey Joe's Café at Arena Stage is a musical jam packed with a dozen rock and roll songs, a live band and an award-winning cast… View more

SMOKEY JOE'S AND
RANDY JOHNSON'S MUSICAL UNIVERSE
May 1, 2014

The Georgetowner
Gary Tischler

Randy Johnson, the director-playwright and three-ring-circus master of theater, knows his way around icons—iconic performers, singers and musicians, iconic music, iconic people, iconic times and events… Read more

PLAYWRIGHTS AND DIRECTORS
JOIN PETER MARKS IN THE SUMMIT
May 2, 2014

DC Theatre Scene
Brett Abelman

Now that the three-part Summit series at Arena Stage has concluded, the agenda is clear: this has been an investigation into the unbalanced social and financial economy of the American theatre, both broadly and as it functions here in D.C. specifically… Read more

ROBERT BARRY FLEMING NAMED NEW
DIRECTOR OF ARTISTIC PROGRAMMING
April 30, 2014

Broadway World
BWW News Desk

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's Artistic Director Molly Smith announces that theater artist Robert Barry Fleming has joined the company as Director of Artistic Programming… Read more

SYMON IS BACK IN RESIDENCEApril 29, 2014

Washington Post
Rebecca Ritzel

There may be some famous actors roaming around Arena Stage these days, but the real celebrity, anyone on staff can tell you, has four legs and can eat in any theater he wants, just as long as he does his business outside… Read more

TONY WINNER LEVI KREIS IS GETTING
BACK TO HIS MUSICAL ROOTS IN
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ
AT ARENA STAGE
April 26, 2014

Theater Mania
Bethany Rickwald

Singer/songwriter Levi Kreis may have only one Broadway credit, as Jerry Lee Lewis in the 2010 musical Million Dollar Quartet, but that career-making stint was enough to earn him a Tony Award… Read more

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, FEATURING TONY WINNER
LEVI KREIS, BEGINS PERFORMANCES APRIL 25
AT ARENA STAGE
April 25, 2014

Playbill
Carey Purcell

Smokey Joe's Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller begins previews April 25 prior to an official opening May 8 at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage… Read more

LEVI'S CAFÉ COMMITMENTApril 24, 2014

Metro Weekly
Doug Rule

If it weren't for Brenda Lee, Levi Kreis would likely not be making his D.C. theater debut with Smokey Joe's Café at Arena Stage… Read more

LEVI'S LOVESApril 23, 2014

Washington Blade
Patrick Folliard

Levi Kreis will be the first to tell you that his heart does not belong to Broadway. But that doesn't mean the out singer/actor has turned his back on musical theater… Read more

LEGENDARY SONGWRITER MIKE STOLLERApril 22, 2014

WBIG
Lisa Berigan

What a treat talking to legendary songwriter Mike Stoller this morning! Leiber and Stoller have written so many of the biggest anthems in rock and roll history… Read more

ASHLEY BLAIR FITZGERALD AND NOVA Y. PAYTON
CELEBRATE THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
April 21, 2014

Woman Around Town
Charlene Giannetti

Not many fans know by name the songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. But begin to list their many songs—“Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me,” “Love Potion #9,” to name a few… Read more

TALKING UP SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ
AT ARENA STAGE – PART 2
April 20, 2014

Broadway World
Jeffrey Walker

Part two of our interview with director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse of Arena Stage's Smokey Joe's Café… Read more

TALKING UP SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ
AT ARENA STAGE – PART 1
April 19, 2014

Jeffrey Walker
Broadway World

The toe-tapping musical retrospective highlighting the legacy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Smokey Joe's Café is heating up the rehearsal rooms of Arena Stage preparing for an April 25 opening… Read more

CAMP DAVID AT ARENA STAGEApril 17, 2014

NewsChannel 8 – Let's Talk Live
Melanie Hastings

The first play based on the peace summit at Camp David in 1978 is now playing at the Mead Center for American Theater… Read more

WHAT KIND OF HOUND DOG ARE YOU?April 16, 2014

Washington Post
Roger Catlin

In honor of Smokey Joe's Café beginning performances at Arena Stage on April 25, here is a quiz that instead picks your brain about the work of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, on whose timeless songs the musical revue is based… Read more

THE LESSONS OF CAMP DAVIDApril 15, 2014

Washington Post
Ruth Marcus

The line between determination and delusion can be obscure. Sometimes, the distinction emerges only in retrospect, like a Polaroid image slowly appearing… Read more

INTERVIEW WITH RANDY JOHNSON,
DIRECTOR OF SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ
April 10, 2014

DC Rock Live
David Hintz

Arena Stage is home again to a Randy Johnson directed rock 'n' roll musical. He dazzled DC audiences during two runs of One Night with Janis Joplin in recent years before that show moved on to Broadway… Read more

INTERVIEW WITH E. FAYE BUTLERApril 9, 2014

WEAA 88.9 FM
Marcellus Shepard

FORMER PRESIDENTS MAKING
THEIR WAY BACK INTO THE NEWS
April 6, 2014

CBS Face the Nation
Bob Schieffer

Face the Nation looks at some former presidents who have recently resurfaced thanks to art exhibitions, stage plays, and more… Watch the video

RICHARD THOMAS STARS AS
JIMMY CARTER IN CAMP DAVID
April 6, 2014

FOX News Sunday
Chris Wallace

A 1978 historic effort has been turned into a play featuring a familiar face. Camp David tells the story of how then-President Jimmy Carter and his wife spent 13 days at the presidential retreat, struggling to negotiate a peace treaty between the Egyptian president and Israeli prime minister… Watch the video

HISTORY AND FAITH COLLIDE
ON STAGE IN CAMP DAVID
April 5, 2014

NPR Weekend Edition

In the new play Camp David, President Jimmy Carter muses, “Put an Arab and a Jew on a mountaintop in Maryland and ask them to make peace. What was I thinking?”… Listen to the story

CARTER EMOTIONAL
AFTER WATCHING CAMP DAVID
April 4, 2014

NBC Nightly News
Brian Williams

The Carters returned to Washington, D.C., for the opening of the play Camp David, which dramatized the 1978 negotiations that led to the Camp David Accords… Watch the video

CAMP DAVID PEACE TALKS HIT THE STAGEApril 4, 2014

MSNBC
Andrea Mitchell

Richard Thomas and Lawrence Wright join to discuss their new play, Camp David, which focuses on the 1978 Camp David peace talks between Israel and Egypt… Watch the video

NEW PLAY CAMP DAVID
RETRACES 1978 PEACE ACCORD
April 4, 2014

Associated Press
Brett Zongker

Thirty-six years after President Jimmy Carter made peace between Egypt and Israel, Camp David is now both history and theater… Watch the video

JIMMY CARTER'S EMOTIONAL NIGHT AT CAMP DAVIDApril 4, 2014

Washington Post Reliable Source
Liz Seymour

It doesn't happen every day – not even when you're a former president. But from Row F at the Arena Stage Thursday evening and in the midst of a star-studded Washington crowd, former President Jimmy Carter was given a rare glimpse of himself… Read more

JIMMY CARTER'S HISTORIC
CAMP DAVID
ACCORDS DRAMATISED
April 4, 2014

BBC
Jane O'Brien

It was an emotional night for President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn who attended the world premiere of Camp David, a play about the tense negotiations that resulted in the 1978 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt… Read more

PHOTO FLASH: PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER
AND MORE ATTEND CAMP DAVID'S OPENING NIGHT
April 4, 2014

BroadwayWorld
BWW News Desk

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world-premiere historical drama Camp David, penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright and directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith… Read more

JIMMY CARTER RAVES OVER CAMP DAVIDApril 3, 2014

Politico
Lucy McCalmont and Patrick Gavin

For the premiere of the Arena Stage's Camp David on Thursday night, it was former President Jimmy Carter who received multiple standing ovations for what he called, “a really emotional experience,”… Read more

NEW PLAY DEPICTS DRAMA
OF MIDDLE EAST PEACEMAKING AT CAMP DAVID
April 3, 2014

PBS NewsHour
Judy Woodruff

In 1978, all eyes were on then-President Jimmy Carter when he brought bitter enemies together at a secluded presidential retreat. Now the drama of their 13-day summit has been translated to a new stage play… Read more

A FRONT-ROW SEAT AT CAMP DAVIDApril 3, 2014

Next Avenue
Richard Harris

It was easy to get swept up in such a heady moment. In March 1979, as a 25-year-old production assistant with NPR, I was standing on the north lawn of the White House, witness to an improbable moment in history… Read more

CARTERS RETURN TO CAPITAL, ONSTAGEApril 2, 2014

New York Times
Sheryl Stolberg

Jimmy Carter was never a creature of Washington, and so after he lost re-election in 1980 – “I was involuntarily retired,” he often says – he seldom looked back. But on Thursday night, Mr. Carter will return to the capital… Read more

CAMP DAVID AT ARENA STAGEApril 1, 2014

NBC 4
Barbara Harrison

Camp David, playing now on Arena Stage, tells the story of the 1978 peace summit between President Jimmy Carter and the leaders of Israel and Egypt. Star Richard Thomas and playwright Lawrence Wright join Barbara Harrison to talk about the play… Read more

JIMMY CARTER, A LONGTIME THEATER FAN,
TO ATTEND WORLD PREMIERE OF CAMP DAVID
April 1, 2014

Washington Post
Rebecca Ritzel

Thursday night in Southwest Washington, former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will file through security checks and take their seats at Arena Stage for the red-carpet world premiere of a new play, Camp DavidRead more

ACCORDS WITH HISTORYApril 2014

American Theatre Magazine
Lonnie Firestone

Journalist-turned-playwright Lawrence Wright dramatizes an historic Middle East agreement—indeed, one of the only ones—in Camp DavidRead more

PLAY STAGES CAMP DAVID PEACE ACCORDSMarch 18, 2014

Politico
Patrick Gavin

Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage is turning its attention to a news event straight out of the Jimmy Carter years: The Camp David peace accords… Read more

ARENA'S CAMP DAVID TRIED TO TURN THE GRIND
OF DIPLOMACY INTO THE STUFF OF DRAMA
March 14, 2014

Washington Post
Peter Marks

When practiced deftly, diplomacy is likened to an art. But can it also be an entertainment? The question is being taken up at the moment at Arena Stage, where a journalist-playwright and a quartet of veteran actors are hard at work… Read more

NEW PLAY TAKES ON
SIGNING OF CAMP DAVID ACCORDS
March 7, 2014

MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews sits down with Emmy-award winning actor Richard Thomas to discuss Thomas' new role as President Jimmy Carter in the play Camp David. Read more

THE PEACEMAKERS' STORYMarch 2014

Washingtonian
Sophie Gilbert

It's hard to imagine many dramatists getting access to a former President and First Lady while researching a production. But few have Lawrence Wright's résumé… Read more

A FIRST LOOK AT THE ASSEMBLED CAST
OF CAMP DAVID AT ARENA STAGE
March 6, 2014

TheaterMania
Bethany Rickwald

Arena Stage's upcoming world premiere of Camp David, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright, has released its first preproduction photos… Read more

FOR KATHLEEN TURNER, SUCCESS
REQUIRES THE COURAGE TO FAIL
March 2, 2014

NPR Weekend Edition

Kathleen Turner has been a film star and stage star, vamp and tramp, comic and deadly. It's been a long, dramatic arc for Turner, whose voice now is both as warm and furry as whiskey and as hard as the shot glass that holds it… Read more

ARENA STAGE GETS POLITCAL | CAMP DAVIDMarch 1, 2014

On Tap
Monica Boland

Arena Stage invites audiences to experience a landmark moment in American diplomacy in the Middle East. Camp David tells the story of the 1978 Camp David Accords, a 13-day negotiation between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat… Read more

MEET THE PLAYWIRIGHTS OF
ARENA STAGE'S PLAYWRIGHTS' ARENA: PART 1
February 28, 2014

DC Metro Theater Arts
Joel Markowitz

The Playwrights' Arena is a new play initiative developed by the American Voices New Play Institute. In Part 1 of our interviews with the six local playwrights who are members of Arena Stage's The Playwrights' Arena, meet Jacqueline E. Lawton… Read more

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A DAY AT ARENA STAGE
WITH MEG GILLENTINE OF MOTHER COURAGE
February 28, 2014

Playbill
Matthew Blank

Broadway's Meg Gillentine (The Producers, Cats) is currently starring as Yvette in Arena Stage's production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Kathleen Turner. She documents a recent day at the theater… Read more

COMING TO A THEATER
NEAR YOU: SCALIA! THE PLAY!
February 26, 2014

Washington Post
Peter Marks

For anyone who finds the persona of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a little bit theatrical, Arena Stage thinks it has found the perfect play… Read more

AT WASHINGTON THEATER, IMAGINING SCALIAFebruary 26, 2014

New York Times
Felicia R. Lee

One highlight of the 65th season at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., is to be The Originalist, a political drama by John Strand… Read more

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF AND MORE
SET FOR ARENA STAGE'S 2014-2015 SEASON
February 26, 2014

Theater Mania
David Gordon

Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its 2014-2015 season… Read more

D.C.'S ARENA STAGE TO PRODUCE
PLAY ON JUSTICE SCALIA
February 26, 2014

Associated Press
Brett Zongker

The drama of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will reach the Washington theater stage with a new play premiering next year… Read more

20 QUESTIONS WITH KATHLEEN TURNERMarch Issue

American Theatre Magazine
Rob Weinert-Kendt

After a thriving career as a Hollywood leading lady, Kathleen Turner has become a more-or-less full-time stage artist, with recent appearances on Broadway… Read more

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN PREVIEWFebruary 24, 2014

WUSA9

Mother Courage and Her Children starring Kathleen Turner runs through March 9th at Arena Stage… Read more

KATHLEEN TURNER MAKES
MUSICAL DEBUT AT ARENA STAGE
February 21, 2014

NBC4
Barbara Harrison

Kathleen Turner stars in Mother Courage and Her Children, a musical set during the Thirty Years War, playing at Arena Stage Jan. 31-March 9… Read more

PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: ARENA STAGE'S
MOTHER COURAGE
STAR NICHOLAS RODRIGUES
February 20, 2014

Playbill
Matthew Blank

Nicholas Rodriguez stars as Eilif in Arena Stage's new musical adaptation of Mother Courage and Her Children in Washington, DC. He fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits… Read more

DANIEL BEATY: WRITER AND PERFORMERFebruary 18, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts
Josephine Reed

Daniel Beaty's play and bravura performance in The Tallest Tree in the Forest shines a light on the artistry and activism of Paul Robeson… Read more

SERIAL MOTHERFebruary 13, 2014

Metro Weekly
Doug Rule

“When I got the script for Serial Mom, I couldn't believe it,” Kathleen Turner says. “I kept picking it up and throwing it down. And saying to my husband, ‘You're not going to believe this!’” Read more

HALLIE FOOTE AND KHALED NABAWY
JOIN ARENA STAGE'S CAMP DAVID
February 11, 2014

Playbill
Carey Purcell

Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright's historical drama Camp David, which will begin performances March 21… Read more

HALLIE FOOTE AND KHALED NABAWY
JOIN THE WORLD PREMIERE CAST OF
CAMP DAVID
AT ARENA STAGE
February 11, 2014

TheaterMania
Hayley Levitt

Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage has announced complete casting for the world premiere historical drama Camp David, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright and directed by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith… Read more

PHOTO FLASH: KATHLEEN TURNER
CELEBRATES OPENING NIGHT OF
MOTHER COURAGE
AT ARENA STAGE
February 11, 2014

TheaterMania
Hayley Levitt

On February 6, Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage celebrated the official opening of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, starring two-time Tony nominee Kathleen Turner in the title role… Read more

PHOTO CALL: MOTHER COURAGE
AND HER CHILDREN
OPENS IN DC
February 11, 2014

Playbill
David Gewirtzman

Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Tony and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner, opened at Arena Stage Feb. 6… Read more

PHOTO FLASH: FIRST LOOK AT OPENING
NIGHT OF MOTHER COURAGE
AT ARENA STAGE
February 10, 2014

Broadway World
BWW News Desk

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage… Read more

MOTHER COURAGE!February 7, 2014

BisNow
Alfredo Flores

Last night we went to the opening of Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage starring Kathleen Turner… Read more

ANN RANDOLPH LAUNCHES GOOD GRIEF TOUR
AT WASHINGTON, D.C.'S ARENA STAGE
February 7, 2014

Theater Mania
Hayley Levitt

Writer/performer Ann Randolph's one-woman comedy Loveland will join the 2013-14 Kogod Cradle Series at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater… Read more

ARENA STAGE PRESIDENT & MRS. CARTER
NAMED HONORARY CHAIRS OF
CAMP DAVID
RED CARPET PREMIERE
February 6, 2014

Broadway World
BWW News Desk

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie have announced President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter will serve as Honorary Chairs of The Camp David Red Carpet Premiere… Read more

ARENA STAGE'S MOTHER COURAGE,
STARRING KATHLEEN TURNER, OPENS FEB. 6
February 6, 2014

Playbill
Carey Purcell

Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Tony and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner, officially opens at Arena Stage Feb. 6… Read more

DANIEL BEATY: GROWING TALL AMONG THE TREESFebruary 4, 2014

DC Life Magazine
Gigi Smith

It is rare to find in one man all the characteristics that embody the definition of performing acts. However, Daniel Beaty is our modern day one man show… Read more

NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ – THE GOOD SONFebruary 3, 2014

Woman Around Town
Charlene Giannetti

New Yorker Nicholas Rodriguez is fast becoming one of Washington's favorite actors, earning rave reviews and winning fans for his performances in productions at Arena Stage… Read more

THE MANY MOVING PARTS OF MOTHER COURAGEJanuary 30, 2014

Washington Post
Stephanie Merry

Even the smallest theatrical production can present logistical nightmares. Mother Courage and Her Children is no small theatrical production… Read more

RON RIFKIN, LEVI KREIS AND RICHARD THOMAS
JOIN CAST OF ARENA STAGE PRODUCTIONS
January 29, 2014

Playbill
Carey Purcell

The world premiere of the historical drama Camp David at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will feature Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas… Read more

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: ARENA STAGE'S
MOLLY SMITH GIVES BRECHT A NEW SPIN
January 27, 2014

Playbill
Robert Simonson

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith searches for the fun in Brecht as she stages a music-filled Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Kathleen Turner… Read more

MOVE MASTER: VCU VETERAN
FIGHT DIRECTOR COACHES ACTORS
January 26, 2014

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Celia Wren

“Keep wailing, keep wailing! Keep wailing until they go by!” movement director David Leong urges as a satirical pageant of woe unfurls in a rehearsal room in Washington… Read more

KATHLEEN TURNER AND MOLLY SMITH
ON MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
January 24, 2014

DC Theatre Scene
Christopher Henley

“It's the greatest anti-war play of all time,” Molly Smith said about Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. Smith, Artistic Director of Arena Stage, is directing a cast led by film and stage star Kathleen Turner… Read more

FOR 44 D.C.-AREA THEATER COMPANIES, NEW PLAYS
BY WOMEN WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE IN FALL 2015
Janaury 23, 2015

Washington Post
Peter Marks

Forty-four Washington theater companies announced Thursday that each will produce a world-premiere play by a female dramatist in the fall of 2015, one of the more audacious and ambitious responses by an American city to the gender gap in high-profile jobs in the arts… Read more

A 'QUICK 5' WITH MOISÉS KAUFMANJanuary 23, 2014

Maryland Theatre Guide
Elliot Lanes

Moisés Kaufman is the director of The Tallest Tree in the Forest which is currently playing at Arena Stage. He has previously directed at Arena with his plays 33 Variations (premiered at Arena) and The Laramie Project CycleRead more

DANIEL BEATY'S SOLO SHOW, THE TALLEST TREE
IN THE FOREST
, OPENS AT ARENA STAGE
January 21, 2014

TheaterMania
Hayley Levitt

Solo performer Daniel Beaty celebrated the official opening of his new show, The Tallest Tree in the Forest, at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage… Read more

ERIN WEAVER- LISTENING TO MOTHER COURAGEJanuary 20, 2014

Woman Around Town
Charlene Giannetti

As an actress, Erin Weaver has always been a good listener and her upcoming role as the mute daughter, Kattrin, in Arena's Stage's Mother Courage and Her Children, will certainly put that skill to good use… Read more

KATHLEEN TURNER'S COMPANY:
GINSBURG, CONGRESSIONAL THEATER-LOVERS
January 17, 2014

Bloomberg
Stephanie Green

Kathleen Turner and Rep. Marcia Fudge made an unlikely pair last night at Arena Stage. The husky-voiced actress and the Ohio Democrat united for their mutual passion: theater, and its role as an agent of change… Read more

ARENA STAGE FEATURES
PLAY ON PAUL ROBESON'S LIFE
January 17, 2014

Associated Press
Brett Zongker

A new play exploring the life of artist and civil rights activist Paul Robeson is opening at Washington's Arena Stage… Read more

DANIEL BEATY IN THE TALLEST TREE
IN THE FOREST
AT ARENA STAGE
January 17, 2014

Washington Post
Roger Catlin

Growing up in a Dayton, Ohio, in a family he describes as “rife with addiction and incarceration,” the actor and playwright Daniel Beaty says he didn't learn about Paul Robeson until he got to Yale… Read more

PHOTO FLASH: SNEAK PEAK AT KATHLEEN TURNER
IN ARENA STAGE'S MOTHER COURAGE
January 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld
BWW News Desk

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater… Read more

DANIEL BEATY DISCUSSES
ARENA STAGE'S THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST
January 16, 2014

Express
Christina Cauterucci

Before the benign celebrity activism of George Clooney and Bono came into vogue, there were the outspoken politics of Paul Robeson… Read more

‘THE SUMMIT’ AT ARENA STAGE:
THREE EVENINGS FOR THEATER LOVERS
January 15, 2014

Washington Post
Peter Marks

Several months ago, Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage, approached me with an intriguing offer: organizing and moderating a series of discussions, with theater people and topics of my choosing, onstage before an audience at her theater… Read more

BRAVE HEARTJanuary 16, 2014

DC Modern Luxury
Katie Bianco

The legendary Kathleen Turner returns to the nation's capital this January for a turn in the title role of Mother Courage and Her ChildrenRead more

KATHLEEN TURNER MAKES
HER MAIDEN VOYAGE IN BERTOLT BRECHT'S
ANTI-WAR EPIC MOTHER COURAGE
January 10, 2014

TheaterMania
Hayley Levitt

After an acclaimed fall 2012 run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage, two-time Tony nominee Kathleen Turner… Read more

10 REASONS FOR THEATER LOVERS
TO LEAVE NEW YORK IN 2014
January 8, 2014

TIME Magazine
Richard Zoglin

Reason #5: Camp David (Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., Mar. 21-May 4)
This venerable D.C. theater is an appropriate host for the premiere of a historical drama about the Middle East peace agreement hammered out in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin… Read more

FACTION OF FOOLS, PLAYWRIGHTS' ARENA
AND MORE SET FOR ARENA STAGE'S
KOGOD CRADLE SERIES IN 2014
January 6, 2014

BroadwayWorld
BWW News Desk

The 2013/14 Kogod Cradle Series continues in the new year with the Helen Hayes Award-winning Commedia dell'Arte troupe Faction of Fools, who are bringing their devilish sense of humor and trademark masked comedy style to Thornton Wilder's classic Our TownRead more

BARTENDERS, BOOKS & BEST PLAYS!January 6, 2014

Bisnow
Margot Machol

We finally got to see Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at Arena Stage on its last weekend in DC, and are we glad we did! We didn't think anyone could top the original movie… Read more

‘A QUICK 5’ WITH ANDREA FRYE AND EUGENE LEEJanuary 3, 2014

MD Theatre Guide
Elliot Lanes

Happy 2014 everyone!! Andrea Frye and Eugene Lee are currently performing in Arena Stage's highly acclaimed production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in the roles of Mary Prentice and John Prentice Sr. respectively… Read more

DON'T CALL HIM THEO: MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER
ON LIFE AFTER COSBY (PART 2)
January 3, 2014

NPR
David Greene

Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is best-known for the role he played in the '80s, as Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show. He's so well-known for that role, in fact, that even now… Read more

MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER ON GROWING UP
ON THE COSBY SHOW (PART 1)
January 2, 2014

NPR
David Greene

Actor Malcolm Jamal Warner may be best known for his role as Theo on The Cosby Show. Now he's starring in a stage production based on the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. In the first of a two-part interview… Read more

STAGE TUBE: BEHIND-THE-SCENES
WITH KATHLEEN TURNER & MORE
January 2, 2014

BroadwayWorld
BWW News Desk

Artistic Director Molly Smith tackles a unique, in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war play Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater… Read more

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A DAY AT ARENA STAGE
WITH BETHANY ANNE LIND OF GUESS WHO'S
COMING TO DINNER
December 25, 2013

Playbill
Matthew Blank

Stage and screen actress Bethany Anne Lind is currently starring as Joanna Drayton in Arena Stage's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner… Read more

MAURICE HINES TAPS DOWN MEMORY LANEDecember 23, 2013

Washington Informer
Stacy M. Brown

Performing in the nation's capital has always been akin to being at home, said acclaimed tap dance star Maurice Hines… Read more

A NEW SPIN ON GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNERDecember 20, 2013

NBC 4 Washington
Barbara Harrison

Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Bethany Anne Lind discuss their roles in a new adaptation of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, at Arena Stage now through Jan. 5… Read more

Additional Stories

TONY NOMINEE KATHLEEN TURNER TO LEAD BRECHT'S MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN AT ARENA STAGE
– Broadway.com
MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER STARS IN GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
– Fox 5 Morning News
ARENA STAGE'S MOTHER COURAGE, STARRING KATHLEEN TURNER, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CAST
– Playbill
ARENA STAGE'S VOICES OF NOW PROGRAM HEADED TO INDIA
– Washington Post
LEARNING FROM AUGUST WILSON. TODD KREIDLER REMEMBERS HIS FRIEND AND MENTOR
– DC Theatre Scene
ARENA STAGE PARTNERS WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE TO SEND NINE STAFF MEMBERS TO INDIA
– Theater Mania
ELEASHA GAMBLE- DISPLAYING THE POWER OF VOICE IN THE POWER OF TWO AT ARENA STAGE
– Woman Around Town
VELOCITY OF AUTUMN FINDS BROADWAY HOME
– New York Times
VELOCITY OF AUTUMN ACCELERATES TO BROADWAY
– Washington Post
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER ARRIVES AT ARENA STAGE
– Capitol File
BEST WASHINGTON, D.C. THEATER OF 2013: SUPERLATIVES EDITION
– Washingtonian
TODD KREIDLER ON RE-WRITING GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER FOR THE STAGE
– DC Theatre Scene
MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER TACKLES A CLASSIC SIDNEY POITIER ROLE
–The Root
‘A QUICK 5’ WITH SHERRIE MARICLE
– MD Theatre Guide
MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER AND THE CAST OF GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER CELEBRATE OPENING NIGHT AT ARENA STAGE
– Theater Mania
ARENA STAGE HOSTS SPECIAL DINNERS WITH SURPRISE GUESTS
– Capitol File
DANIEL BEATY TO STAR IN THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST AT ARENA STAGE
– BroadwayWorld
The Manzari Brothers discuss Tappin' Thru Life
– MAJIC 102.3
Photo Flash: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
– BroadwayWorld
Malcolm-Jamal Warner takes on memories of Sidney Poitier
– Theater Mania
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: A Modern Twist
– On Tap Magazine
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Still Relevant after all these Years
– Woman Around Town
Maurice Hines on his life in Tap
– DC Theatre Scene
MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE
– FOX 5
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner
– Playbill
Arena Stage Free Performance for Military Families
– ABC 7 News
On the spot: Malcolm-Jamal Warner
– Express
Sherrie Maricle and Diva-Celebrating Big Band Sound
– Woman Around Town
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
stars in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
– Washington Post
Maurice Hines taps thru Memories
– Theater Mania
Photo Flash: Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life
– Broadway World
Molly Smith talks Arena Stage's new programs
– Capitol File
MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER ON GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
– Washingtonian
Who's Next: Leo and John Manzari
– Washington Life
ON THE SPOT: MAURICE HINES
– Express
TAP-DANCING SIBLINGS IN TAPPIN' THRU LIFE
– Washington Post
ON TAP
– Metro Weekly
TAPPIN' THRU TIME WITH A LEGEND: INTERVIEW WITH MAURICE HINES
– DC Metro Theater Arts
‘A QUICK 5’ WITH DAWN URSULA
– Maryland Theatre Guide
ARENA STAGE AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE TO PARTNER ON NEW PLAY
– TheaterMania
Maurice Hines on the Arch Campbell Show
– Arch Campbell Show
Tall enough to see the truth
– American Theatre Magazine
Charles Randolph-Wright looks beyond the headlines
– PBS NewsHour
Love in Afghanistan at Arena Stage
– Kojo Nnamdi Show
Curtains up on new theater in Washington
– Washington Post
Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life, Directed by Jeff Calhoun
– Playbill
New Plays show Washington's fresh take on theater
– The Georgetowner
Photo Flash: First look at Love in Afghanistan
– Broadway World
Arena Stage premieres Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life
– WAMU 88.5
The Depths of Deception
– Express
Cross-Country Highlights
– Broadway.com
PHOTOS: BROADWAY LEGEND MAURICE HINES
IN MASTER CLASS AT HOWARD
– DC Theatre Scene
HOW IT ALL STARTED WITH MAURICE HINES
– Sirius XM News
Broadway director Charles Randolph-Wright returns to D.C. with a play about love and war
– Washington Post
Maurice Hines searches for next young tap star
– Theater Mania
Slate's 'Dear Prudence' post-show talk
– BroadwayWorld
Lydia R. Diamond named resident playwright
– Playbill
Year of living famously
– DC Modern Luxury
Maintaining Mystery
– Washington Blade
Estelle Parsons is living life at top speed
– DC Theatre Scene
‘A quick 5’ with Stephen Spinella
– NY Theatre Guide
Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella shine bright at opening
– Broadway.com
Photo Flash: The Velocity of Autumn’s Opening Night
– Broadway World
Highlights of The Velocity of Autumn
– Broadway World
Rick Foucheux, Meg Gillentine and Nehal Joshi Join Cast of Arena Stage's Mother Courage, Starring Kathleen Turner
– Playbill
It’s full speed ahead to Arena Stage
– The Washington Post
An inside look at The Velocity of Autumn
– TheaterMania
Estelle Parsons plays
a volatile old lady
– Express
First Look at Love in Afghanistan
– TheaterMania
Love in Afghanistan, by Motown director Charles Randolph-Wright
– Playbill
Estelle Parsons talks
about her role
– Woman Around Town
Velocity of Autumn,
starring Estelle Parsons
and Stephen Spinella
– Playbill
The Velocity of Autumn opens Friday at Arena Stage
– NBC4
Estelle Parsons stars
at Arena Stage
– The Beacon
An Interview with
Playwright Eric Coble
– DC Metro Theater Arts
Estelle Parsons on Playing
a 79-Year-Old Suicide Bomber
– Washingtonian
Photo Flash: Estelle Parsons & Stephen Spinella in Rehearsal
– Broadway World
Velocity of Autumn set to open at Arena Stage in September
– Playbill.com
A SECOND CHANCE TO SEE
MY FIRST ROCK IDOL
– Next Avenue
JANIS JOPLIN, FROM
ARENA STAGE TO BROADWAY
– Metro Weekly
2013-14 KOGOD CRADLE SERIES TO FEATURE 11 NEW WORKS OF THEATER
– Broadway World
NEW WORK AT ARENA STAGE
– Washington Post
Mary Bridget Davies from
One Night with Janis Joplin
– Metro Scene
Sabrina Elayne Carten
of One Night with Janis Joplin
– Metro Scene
One Night with Janis Joplin
– NBC Washington
One Night with Janis Joplin
at Arena Stage
– Let’s Talk Live
Video: One Night
with Janis Joplin

at Arena Stage
– Washington Post
Janis Returns
– Washington Blade
The Man Behind One Night With Janis Joplin: Randy Johnson
– The Georgetowner
Questionnaire: Mary Bridget Davies – Bringing Janis Joplin
to Broadway
– Woman Around Town
One Night With Janis Joplin is a lifelong relationship for star Mary Bridget Davies
– Washington Post
ARENA STAGE’S ‘JANIS JOPLIN’
TO HEAD TO BROADWAY
– Washington Post
MARY BRIDGET DAVIES WILL ROCK OUT ON BROADWAY IN A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
– Broadway.com
HIGHTLIGHTS OF MARY BRIDGET DAVIES IN ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
– Broadway World
ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN OPENS AT ARENA STAGE
– WUSA 9
ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN RETURNS TO ARENA STAGE JUNE 21
– Playbill.com
COSBY SHOW STAR COMING TO ARENA STAGE
– The Washington Post
LAURA AND MICHAEL JOPLIN TALK ABOUT THEIR LIFE WITH JANIS
– DC Theatre Scene
PHOTO FLASH: FIRST LOOK AT MARY BRIDGET DAVIES
IN ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
– Broadway World
INTERVIEW WITH SABRINA ELAYNE CARTEN, STAR OF ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, AT ARENA STAGE
– DC Rock Live
FORMER ‘THE VOICE’ CONTESTANT HITS ARENA STAGE
– The Washington Examiner
REVIVING A TRIBUTE
TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
– The Washington Examiner
E. FAYE BUTLER AND NOVA Y. PAYTON TO STAR IN SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ AT ARENA STAGE
– Broadway World
ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
– On Tap Magazine
OTHER DESERT CITIES BRINGS DELIGHTFUL DRAMA, DYSFUNCTION TO ARENA STAGE
– WTOP
IN OTHER DESERT CITIES, A FAMILY HISTORY LUSH IN SECRETS
– PBS NewsHour
ARENA PROVIDES A STAGE FOR THE STAGES OF GRIEF
– Washington Post
INTERVIEW WITH OTHER DESERT CITIES CAST MEMBER LARRY BRYGGMAN
– WUSA 9
FOR JON ROBIN BAITZ, ALL POLITICS IS VERBAL
– Washington Post
OTHER DESERT CITIES CELEBRATES ITS OPENING NIGHT AT ARENA STAGE
– TheaterMania
A QUICK 5 WITH KYLE DONNELLY
– Maryland Theatre Guide
Other Desert Cities
at Arena Stage
– Washington City Paper
Other Desert Cities—It’s all in the family
for Helen Carey and Emily Donahoe
– Woman Around Town
Arena’s Other Desert Cities, begins April 26
– Playbill
John Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities at Arena Stage
– Washington Examiner
A conversation with Joaquina kalukango
– Keeping it Reel with Film Gordon
Wright, at his Mountaintop, playing MLK
– The Georgetowner
Was Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. a regular guy?
– NPR—Tell Me More
MLK Jr. Lives Again on Arena Stage
– Washington Examiner
Katori Hall’s Story of Martin Luther King Jr., The Mountaintop, comes to Washington
– Washington Post
PHOTO FLASH: KATORI HALL AND MORE ON OPENING NIGHT AT THE MOUNTAINTOP
– Broadway World
Arena Stage Unveils The Mountaintop
– Capitol File
The Humanity of MLK
– Washington Blade
The little-told story of Elizabeth Keckly and Mary Todd Lincoln
– Ms. Magazine
Mary T. and Lizzy K. at Arena Stage
– Capitol File
Climbing The Mountaintop
– Woman Around Town
The Mountaintop offers inspiring view of MLK at Arena Stage
– Washington Examiner
Arena Stage premieres Mary T. & Lizzy K.
– Playbill
Robert O’Hara tweaks The Mountaintop
for Arena Stage co-production
– Washington City Paper
Arena’s Other Desert Cities to be populated by Larry Dryggman, Helen Carey, Emily Donahoe and more
– Playbill
Mary T. and Lizzy K.: History’s unlikely friendship
– NPR
Familiar folks make up a play's Good People
– NPR
Mary T. & Lizzy K.: The Lincoln White House revisited
– The Washington Examiner
Metamorphoses shines spotlight on African-American actress
– The Washington Informer
AN INTERVIEW WITH MARY ZIMMERMAN
– National Endowment of the Arts
Katori Hall: Young, gifted and fearlessly redefining theater
– Washington Post
PLAY ABOUT MARY LINCOLN'S SEAMSTRESS IS DRESSED FOR SUCCESS
– Washington Post
MOVING ON IN
– American Theatre
PLAY INSPIRES JOB FAIR
HELD AT ARENA STAGE
– FOX5
CONVERSATION:
MARY ZIMMERMAN'S METAMORPHOSES
– PBS Newshour
COLLEGES, THEATERS TO CREATE NEW CIVIL WAR PLAYS
– Washington Examiner
ARENA STAGE ANNOUNCES
10 PRODUCTIONS FOR ITS 64TH SEASON
– TheaterMania
ARENA STAGE PRESENTS
GOOD PEOPLE
– WUSA9
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
SET FOR ARENA STAGE
– New York Times
METAMORPHOSES OPENS
AT ARENA STAGE
– NBC4
Civil War anniversary
spurs artistic collaboration
– Washington Post
Arena Stage plans
ambitious season full of big names
– Washington Post
MARY ZIMMERMAN BRINGS HER MASTERPIECE TO WASHINGTON
–Capital File
SURVIVING, SOUTHIE-STYLE
–DC Theatre Scene
A LOVE STORY: METAMORPHOSES
MAKES VALENTINE'S DEBUT
– Roll Call
Metamorphoses requires
a transformation for Arena Stage
– Washington Post
DIRECTOR MARY ZIMMERMAN
ON STAGING METAMORPHOSES
– Washingtonian
MARY ZIMMERMAN CONTINUES HER METAMORPHOSES
– TheaterMania
METAMORPHOSES NOW PLAYING
AT ARENA STAGE
– In The Capital
ALL ABOUT THE LAST CENTURY
– Washington Jewish Week
JACKIE MAXWELL TALKS
ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE
– Woman Around Town
WHAT MAKES PEOPLE TICK
– Washington Examiner
New play about Lincoln seamstress
debuting in Washington
– Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Keckley takes
to the stage, again
– New York Times
Arena Stage
Playwrights' Arena announced
– Broadway World
Arena Stage finds its Gods
– Theater Mania
For local playwriting,
more seeds are sown
– Washington Post
Behind the scenes:
Pullman Porter Blues
– NBC4
Arena Stage presents Metamorphoses
– Broadway World
E. Faye Butler comes on strong
– The Georgetowner
Pullman Porter Blues
packed with classics
– FOX5 Morning News
A Family's train trip
through time
– PBS NewsHour