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The love of Black men for each other heats ‘The Hot...

The play is courageous and funny and repeatedly confronts us with monologues that plumb existential depths.

A Black woman’s stunning life story in ‘From the Mississippi Delta’...

Each vignette, whether joyous or harrowing, is steeped in gorgeous prose and a very genuine mix of melancholy and humor.

Sally Struthers shines in ‘Nunsense’ at Riverside Center for the Performing...

The show is silly and fun, and the performances are all top-notch.

Synetic Theater remounts its stunning ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The wordless adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy is a feast for the eyes, ears, and imagination.

Scena Theatre opens transfixing and exhilarating ‘Beckett Shorts’

The anthology of four dark comedies is an overview of the renowned playwright’s themes and techniques.

Wonder and humor thrive in ‘Native Gardens’ at Silver Spring Stage

Subtle and charming, Karen Zacarías' love letter to the DMV finds drama in the characters' own backyard.

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre is a joyous delight

The show is overflowing with compassion and heart. It reminds us what the world could be.

Aaron Sorkin’s scintillating rethink of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Kennedy...

'Arguably the most important and profound play on stage today.' By JOHN STOLTENBERG

A marvelous ‘Broadway in the Park’ brings old and new to...

On a perfect summer evening, Tony winners and local favorites star in Signature Theater and Wolf Trap's second annual concert collaboration.

Pipeline Playwrights’ heartfelt and timely ‘Heartland’ to stream on demand

A play inspired by the Supreme Court case involving the Westboro Baptist Church, whose members demonstrated at the funeral of a gay serviceman.

‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ musical with puppets triumphs at Imagination Stage

The show is not 'dumbed down.' It is sophisticated, believing that children are intelligent enough to grasp its concepts and themes, and they absolutely do.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Kennedy Center opens us to our...

Aaron Sorkin's reimagining of Harper Lee's novel set in the 1930s is urgent and exhortative about the need to take sides against racism and ignorance now.

‘In His Hands’ at Mosaic asks if it’s OK with God...

The two leads — Michael J. Mainwaring as Daniel and Josh Adams as Chris — are spellbinding together. Their unabashed attraction is palpable.

The acclaim and agony of a great Black actor, in STC’s...

Amari Cheatom as Ira Aldridge gives a performance at Shakespeare Theatre Company of unparalleled skill and insight.

John Williams’ movie-magic music marks his 90th birthday at Kennedy Center

The concert of iconic film scores by the living legend featured collaborators, celebrities, and the 93-piece National Symphony Orchestra.

‘Reframing the Narrative’ at KenCen spotlights Black excellence in ballet

Two distinct programs featured three companies that center Black and Brown dancers, choreographers, and artistic directors.

Splendid ‘Messiah the Musical’ has a hope and a prayer for...

Exhilarating music, dance, orchestration, and fine acting make for a winning opera.

Flying V’s ‘.DOCS’ makes meme-ing into fun and memorable online theater

Combining the fantastical world of giant monsters and IRL fandom culture, '.DOCS' creates an immersive interactive space you'll want to play in.

‘Fantastagirl and the Math Monster’ allays kids’ fears at Adventure Theatre

The bold and bright musical aimed at the elementary school set has some good advice for anyone.

Excellent acting enlivens ‘Sophisticated New Ones’ at Unexpected Stage

In a dusty old antiques and repair shop, the setting for Keith Powell’s new drama, a mother and son confront hope and change, loyalty and betrayal.