The New York Times
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
The Washington Post
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
Tony winner Phylicia Rashad will serve as honorary chair for the opening night celebration of Katori Hall's The Blood Quilt on May 7 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Rashad will serve in the title alongside event chair Shawna Watley… Learn more
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