A Young Cast Takes the Stage In A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Photo of Bruce Dow by Scott Suchman

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is truly young at heart. More than half of the professional cast is under 40 and led by 29-year-old STC Associate Director Alan Paul. This youthful take on the 1962 Broadway classic runs from November 21 to January… read more »

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner | A Modern Twist

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Art courtesy of Arena Stage

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was one of the first films to face the issue of race relations head on. Nearly five decades later, Arena Stage presents the contemporary stage adaptation of the classic 1967 film in a production that confirms the subject of race is still relevant. The heartfelt play, which runs from November… read more »

Organist Cameron Carpenter Makes his Kennedy Center Debut

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Contemporary organist Cameron Carpenter will take the stage at the Kennedy Center on October 16 for his first solo recital at the District’s premier performing arts center. The 32-year-old musician will focus on his new solo work, Music For An Imaginary Film, during his upcoming performance. Carpenter’s work, which is still being completed, will premiere… read more »

The Social Theater Goers Guide

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It’s time to kick the misconception that DC area plays are expensive, or for an older generation. The District is brimming with affordable theater productions that push the envelope and keep the attention of a lively party-going crowd.  From audience participation to post-show drinks, theaters are doing more than ever to bring in new crowds… read more »

Birch & Barley’s Chef Kyle Bailey

Chef Kyle Bailey courtesy of Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Chef Kyle Bailey brings new meaning to food and craft beer pairings. As the executive chef of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Birch & Barley, ChurchKey and the brand new GBD (Golden Brown Delicious), Bailey is devoted to keeping his menus fresh and innovative. From an impressive beer collection at Birch & Barley to the fried… read more »

Comedian Wayne Brady Gets Serious About Music

Wayne Brady photo courtesy of Bridge and Tunnel Entertainment

Music and comedy go hand in hand for improv star Wayne Brady. This summer, the Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated actor, singer and television personality is filming the final season of How I Met Your Mother, reprising his role on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and recording his latest R&B and soul album. On August 10th, the… read more »

Country Musician Joe Bachman Sings for Our Troops

Joe Bachman photos by Martelli Photography

Joe Bachman loves performing for live audiences. The Nashville-based modern country/pop musician has played between 200 and 250 shows a year since the start of his career more than a decade ago. On August 15th, Bachman will perform for over 500 local military veterans and their families at Nationals Park as part of the annual… read more »

Irish-Latin Band La Única Breaks the Mold

Photo by Brooke Tredwell

Diversity is the driving force behind Irish-Latin band La Única. It seems only fitting that the two South American and three Irish American musicians who first got to know each other over several bottles of Corona and Guinness settled on the name La Única, which translates in Spanish to “The One and Only.” “It’s great… read more »

The Bryan Brothers Return to the Citi-Open

Photo by Ron Angle

The most successful doubles team in the history of tennis will visit the District from July 27 to August 4 to play in the 2013 Citi Open. Identical twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan are the current world number one doubles team and have won the Washington title for three consecutive years, from 2005 to… read more »

A Commedia Romeo & Juliet

Photo by Clinton B Photography

Faction of Fools Theatre Company returns to the Capital Fringe Festival this summer with an original production of Romeo and Juliet. What makes this version of the Bard’s famous tragedy about two young lovers completely unique? It’s a comedy. As the premier Commedia dell’Arte theatre company in the area, Faction of Fools is well-known for… read more »