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Immersive ‘Rent’ at ArtsCentric sings with a full heart and soul

A talented cast brings Jonathan Larson’s prize-winning musical to relatable life.

‘Hamilton’ is back at Kennedy Center as invigorating as ever

Watching performers masterfully step into these characters and tell their story is breathtaking.

‘Spamalot’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre is silly and stupid and hilarious

With clever wordplay and brilliant sight gags, the laughs come fast and furious.

‘Spanking Machine’ at 1st Stage is both damn funny and healing

In her moving, mindful, and deeply witty solo show, Marga Gomez uses storytelling and stand-up to talk about growing up Queer, Cuban, and Catholic.

Cirque du Soleil’s fantastical ‘Kurios’ is a heart-stopping marvel

A show about the richness of human imagination in a once-upon-a-time where science meets art.

Sterling Playmakers’ visually stunning ‘Ragtime’ unmasks the American Dream

This 'musical of epic proportions' — in a production with standout performances — serves as a needed reminder of the human impact of hatred.

‘Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life’ at...

Keith Alessi's remarkable one-man show is truth-telling as much as storytelling.

Unforgettably powerful ‘American Prophet’ is on fire at Arena

Inspiring new musical based on Frederick Douglass’ revolutionary speaking and writing evokes his public and private life.

A commanding performance of a police officer in ‘Wanda’s Way’ at...

The impressive and versatile Deidra LaWan Starnes solos in a hard-hitting and heartbreaking play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings.

TikTok rocks KenCen with Barlow & Bear’s ‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’

Broadway stars shine performing the Grammy-winning concept album live in concert with National Symphony Orchestra.

Standup comic brings ‘My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy’ to...

The show is at its best when Brad Zimmerman shares his whole, vulnerable self — but at times he pushes the audience away.

Anthony Green’s entertaining and moving ‘When Boys Exhale’ returns to DC

A fervent, authentic, and hysterically funny portrait of the deep humanity of queer Black men.

Blue Man Group leans into weirdness and wonder on tour at...

They do their thing (whatever that is) the visually stunning way that only they can.

Roundup of 2022 Capital Fringe Festival reviews

Check out which shows are BEST OF FRINGE.

Riotous imagination casts a spell on Folger’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

...and the magnificent Playhouse, built inside the Great Hall of the National Building Museum, is a theatrical wonderland.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Green Machine’ by Jim McNeill

A well-paced dramatic comedy about a pop-up pot shop in Mt. Pleasant.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘SWB – Strangers With Benefits’ by Shadia...

A riveting relationship drama, a remarkably moving parable about the components of human connection.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Interrupted’ by Hyla Matthews

An optimistic and funny solo performance that brings us together around the artist's loss and pain.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘All the Feels: An uplifting cabaret’ by...

A show true to its name: a group of friends have a karaoke party and sing about the highs and lows of pandemic life and the state of the world.

2022 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Gate’ by Robbie Gringras

A gripping 45-minute solo show that captures Arab–Israeli tensions with compassion and a touch of humor.