Theatre Review: Oliver!

Even if you aren’t a Broadway know-every-word-by-heart nerd like me, you’ll be toe-tapping along to Arena Stage’s excellent production of Oliver!, whisper-singing “food, glorious food” and “boy for sale” under your breath along with the cast. The minimalist revival of the 1960 musical based on… Read More

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Erma Bombeck was the pithy, and prolific humorist who lifted the veil of 1950s housewifery, lampooning “the world’s second oldest profession” of raising a family in the suburbs. If you were not a follower of her newspaper column, At Wit’s End offers a crash course… Read More

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

The Kennedy Center production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical offers what Broadway seekers crave: snazzy stagecraft and sleek production numbers, such as “1650 Broadway Medley,” a composite recording session featuring immortal pop groups performing their biggest hits. All arrayed in an eye catching two-story… Read More