BWW News Desk
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a biting comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common. Noted Canadian playwright and director Panych, a two-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, makes his Arena Stage debut with an expertly drawn cast of oddball characters and a high-stakes battle of wills involving a career shoplifter whose life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous rookie security guard and his ambivalent mentor. The Shoplifters runs September 5 – October 19, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater.… Read more
Washingtonian Bride & Groom
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—currently valued at $80,000. The giveaway is inspired by the theater's fall production of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In case you need a refresher on the story, it tells of milkman Tevye, who struggles to reconcile his cultural traditions with his three daughters' desire to choose their own husbands… Read more
Jonathan Hadary and Ann Arvia will star as Tevye and Golde in Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof. Directed by Molly Smith and featuring choreography by Parker Esse, the Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick musical runs October 21-January 4 in the Fichandler Stage.
Staged in the round (with Jerome Robbins' original choreography adapted for that setting), the production will also feature Dorea Schmidt as Tzeitel, Hannah Corneau as Hodel, Maria Rizzo as Chava, Shayna Blass as Shprintze, Maya Brettell as Bielke, Joshua Morgan as Motel, Michael Vitaly Sazonov as Perchik, Kurt Boehm as Fyedka, Erick Devine as Lazar Wolf, and Valerie Leonard as Yente/Grandma Tzeitel.… Read more
For a glimpse behind the scenes at Arena Stage, make sure to check out our blog–Stage Banter! Written and curated by Arena Stage artists, Stage Banter is a one stop destination for interesting tidbits. From in-depth articles about upcoming productions to one-on-one interviews, Stage Banter has it all.