Ari Roth is No Longer the Artistic Director at Theater J-Updated with 2nd Peter Marks Article and Cast Video Reading A Statement from Tony Kushner

Ari Roth. Photo courtesy of theatreWashington.
Ari Roth. Photo courtesy of theatreWashington.

Ari Roth is no longer the Artistic Director of Theater J, as reported by Peter Marks in The Washington Post. Read it here.

Peter Marks has posted another article. Read it here.

Here are other articles reacting to Ari Roth’s dismissal:

The NY Times. 

The Washingtonian.

The Jewish Daily Forward.

Mosaic Theater of DC on facebook.

Watch this video from the cast of  Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a key to the Scriptures reading a statement from Tony Kushner  and expressing their concern about about the firing of Ari Roth to the audience after a performance of the show.

We look forward to covering Ari’s new Mosaic Theater Company‘s productions and wish him well in this new endeavor.

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Joel Markowitz is the Publisher and Editor of DCMetroTheaterArts. He founded the site with his brother Bruce to help promote the vast riches of theatre and the arts in the DC Metro area that includes Maryland, Virginia, and DC theater and music venues, universities, schools, Children's theaters, professional, and community theatres. Joel is an advocate for promoting the 'stars of the future' in his popular 'Scene Stealers' articles. He wrote a column for 5 years called ‘Theatre Schmooze’ and recorded podcast interviews for DC Theatre Scene. His work can also be seen and read on BroadwayStars. Joel also wrote a monthly preview of what was about to open in DC area theatres for BroadwayWorld. He is an avid film and theater goer, and a suffering Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Joel was a regular guest on 'The Lunch and Judy Show' radio program starring Judy Stadt in NYC. Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Group in the DC area in 1990, which had a 25-year run when it took its final curtain call last year. Joel is a proud member of The American Critics Association.


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