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10 Questions — Eric Suttonby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: When I was in 7th grade, the local high school held auditions for junior high kids to appear as orphans in their upcoming production of Oliver. I had lofty dreams of stardom, even at a young age

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Remembering Our Friends in the "Lonely Planet"by Manny Strauss

A decade ago, actor Eric Sutton was making a name for himself in the Washington area theatre community with memorable roles in Round House’s production of The Drawer Boy and in Theater J’s production of Jump/Cut, among others....

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Carolyn Coleby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: I think it was Miss Saigon. My mom was embarrassed because she didn’t realize the opening scene involved prostitutes, and I was definitely the youngest person in that entire audience.

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Carolyn Cole: Making Her Moves on DCby Ellyn Wexler

For Carolyn Cole, the third time was not the charm. In fact, it took the steadfast singer-actress some 40 auditions within nine years to get the role she coveted. Admittedly “frustrated,” she says, “I had come to terms with the fact that it would...

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10 Questions — Nova Y. Paytonby Manny Strauss

  1. First show you saw:
    The Wiz (national tour) with Stephanie Mills.
  2. First involvement in a theatrical production:
    I was 3 yrs old and a flower in a...

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Nova Y. Payton: A Star that Shines Brightby Ellyn Wexler

More than seven years before her birth, Nova Y. Payton’s fate was sealed. The DC native has proven her mother’s prescience in deciding to name her not-yet conceived daughter after a bright star. Payton just received a Helen Hayes Award for...

Theatre News

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Receive Regional Tony Awardby Manny Strauss

One week after the 28th Helen Hayes Awards, Washington theatre continues to receive national recognition: The American Theatre Wing announced today, May 1, 2012, that the Shakespeare Theatre Company has been named the 2012 recipient of the...

The Theatre Experience

A Community Celebrating Craftby Cristen Kennedy

On Monday night I had the privilege of attending the Helen Hayes Awards and what a night it was! I moved to Washington DC from NYC in August of 2011. For all of the theatre being done in NY, there is little to no sense of community or belonging...

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Linda Levy Grossman's Testimony on Funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (4/26/12)by Linda Levy

Good afternoon. My name is Linda Levy Grossman. I’m the President and CEO of theatreWashington. We represent, promote, and support Washington area theatres, theatre . . .

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The 28th Helen Hayes Awardsby Deryl Davis

April 23, 2012 was a night for celebrating Washington area theatre and theatreWashington, dropping names, and making proclamations. An opening musical number headlined by Awards hosts and actresses Felicia Curry and Holly Twyford highlighted the...

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