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2015/16 Season

The Originalist, a New Play About
Justice Antonin Scalia by John Strand

The New York Times
Adam Liptak

In December, after more than a year of research and reflection, Edward Gero went to see an argument at the Supreme Court. He was in the final stages of preparing to portray Justice Antonin Scalia onstage, and it was time to see his subject in his element. Mr. Gero, a seasoned actor steeped in Shakespeare, felt right at home. “The level of listening in that room was astonishing,” he said. “The only thing analogous to that is being in a theater with a good show.” And Justice Scalia, who dominates Supreme Court arguments with probing questions laced with sarcasm, gave a fine performance… Read more

Another Pitch Perfect part for Ben Platt

The Washington Post
Rebecca Ritzel

Embracing your weirdness, and being accepted by your peers despite it, is a major theme of Pitch Perfect, the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2 and Dear Evan Hansen, a new musical starring Platt and debuting at Arena Stage this summer in what is probably a pre-Broadway tune-up. The buzzworthy Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Smash, A Christmas Story) wrote the music and lyrics, and Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) the book. Michael Greif, who brought both If/Then and Next to Normal to Washington on their way to New York, will direct… Read more


Let's Talk Live
Melanie Hastings

Do you have a budding artist in your home? Well this summer, you can let your creative kids flourish at Arena Stage's multi-arts summer day camp. Rebecca Campana and Brandon Glass were here with more about Camp Arena Stage. And joining them was Carmelo Torres, one of their campers from last year… Read more

Behind the Scenes at Arena Stage

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WAMU: 65 Years
of Dramatic Devotion

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