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I mentioned in this space the other day that “personal distractions” were among the things that had kept me from posting for three weeks. The main one is the fact that I have fallen in love.  The woman in question is Cheril Mulligan, a theater-and-film buff from and lifelong resident of Long Island. We became acquainted through Twitter, on which she tweets under a pseudonym, and “Three on the Aisle,” the theatrical podcast that I do with Peter Marks and Elisabeth Vincentelli. We got to k...
Tags: Art, Stephen Sondheim, Manhattan, Adam Driver, Long Island, Ajblogs, HILARY, Liv Tyler, Bill Evans, John Hiatt, Noah Baumbach, Joao Gilberto, Rio Bravo, Cheril, Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli


How Broadway Is Working COVID Safety Into All Its Operations

Actors’ Equity is requiring vaccinations. COVID safety officers are being added to production teams, and a leading epidemiologist has been hired to train them. Peter Marks looks into how the new measures are being put into practice. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks


A 2020 Best Theatre List Requires Expanding Your Mind

Peter Marks: “Putting the most positive spin I can muster on the stricken field I cover — identifying the best of what has transpired in the worst of theatrical times — requires a look beyond play X and musical Y.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks, 12.09.20


Biden’s Cabinet Needs A ‘Dr. Fauci For The Arts’

Peter Marks: “Now, more than ever, we need a secretary of arts and culture. As President-elect Joe Biden rolls out his circle of close advisers, the notion is gaining momentum among leaders and advocates of nonprofit groups and for-profit companies: that someone should be named to coordinate arts funding, unite assorted agencies and underline the value of arts and entertainment to the nation’s financial, social and psychological well-being.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Joe Biden, Biden, Issues, Fauci, Peter Marks, 12.02.20


Peter Marks: What I Learned Watching An Experiment Unfold

“Rex Daugherty — whose work I’ve reviewed several times — and I were both interested in how artists and critics could learn more about each other’s functions, could demystify our roles in some small way. Social media has brought many reviewers into far closer proximity with theater artists than ever before. It occurred to us that exploring how the mistrust that often develops between critics and artists might be mitigated was worthwhile, especially when live theater has been sidelined and many ...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks, 09.30.20, Rex Daugherty


A New Wave Of BIPOC Leaders Takes Charge At U.S. Theater Companies

Peter Marks: “The hires and promotions mark what may be a turning point for a field coming to grips with a challenge from Black, Latinx, Asian American and other racial and ethnic groups: to examine its White bias and bring more diversity into its leadership ranks.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks, 09.17.20, U S Theater Companies


Two D.C. Stage Companies Create Video Responses To City’s Black Lives Matter Protests

The projects, The 51st State from Arena Stage and an anthology of short videos that Studio Theatre simply calls creative responses to the August 28 March on Washington, “have propelled stage artists in new directions,” writes Peter Marks, “to memorialize galvanizing public events … [with] the fresh lens these companies have been able to train on their convulsed city.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, Theatre, Peter Marks, 09.16.20


Washington Post’s Theater Critic Ends Up With A Hairdressing Degree (What Twitter Hath Wrought, Part MMMDCLXII)

Peter Marks: “Some people warn that you enter the bilious environs of social media at your peril. But I say, power up your device and be Zen about whatever transpires. Because you just might innocently scroll down one morning and end up with an honorary doctorate in hairdressing from a large chain of salons in Ireland.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington Post, People, Ireland, Peter Marks, 08.04.20


One Of Off-Broadway’s Top Theatres Announces A Season With Artists But Without Plays

“In place of what most theatergoers have come to regard as a ‘season,’ the New York Theatre Workshop — the birthplace of Rent [and Slave Play], among other landmarks — is offering what you might call a 2020-21 un-season. A programmatic embodiment of the possible, fueled by the percolating brains of more than two dozen playwrights, directors, actors and performance artists.” Peter Marks explains how it will work. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, Peter Marks, 07.16.20


Theatre Has Moved Online. Maybe Not All Of It Should Have

Peter Marks: “The good news is, you can now access plays and musicals of every style online, from every part of the country and many other places around the globe, a lot of itfree. The bad news is, you can access plays and musicals of every style online.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, Peter Marks, 04.10.20


For The American Shakespeare Center, COVID Could Be An Existential Threat. Here’s How The Company’s Holding It Together

The replica Elizabethan theatre in the Shenandoah Valley normally thrives, in the usual hand-to-mouth way, with a mix of school groups and out-of-town visitors. Now both are gone indefinitely. Peter Marks traveled to Staunton, Va. to see how the ASC is coping. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Shenandoah Valley, Asc, Peter Marks, 03.17.20


Peter Marks: America’s Top Theatre This Year

“This year will be remembered as a transitional one for American theater, as a new generation of leaders settled in at some of the nation’s top nonprofits, including Washington’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Maria Goyanes taking over from Howard Shalwitz) and Shakespeare Theatre Company (Simon Godwin, succeeding Michael Kahn).” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Washington, Theatre, America, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Peter Marks, Simon Godwin, Howard Shalwitz, 12.10.19, Maria Goyanes


How Disney Became A Live-Theater Powerhouse

It started with Beauty and the Beast on Broadway in 1994, followed up three years later by The Lion King. Yet Disney Theatrical Group didn’t become a corporate behemoth churning out pale copies of movie franchises. (Whatever you may think of The Lion King, you can’t call it pale.) Peter Marks talks with Disney Theatrical Group chief Thomas Schumacher about the secrets of that success. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Disney Theatrical Group, Thomas Schumacher, Peter Marks, 10.23.19, Lion King Yet Disney Theatrical Group


The Occupational Hazards Of Theatre Criticism (It Can Get Messy)

Peter Marks recounts such difficulties as having a seat mate (an aging comedy star, no less) unable to contain his enthusiasm, having another seat mate unable to contain his dinner, and having your own seat refuse to hold you. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks, 04.17.19


America’s Most Famous Constitutional Scholar Meets The Creator/Star Of ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’

Laurence Tribe, who’s taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years and is familiar to many a public TV and radio listener, went to see Heidi Schreck’s hit theater piece in its pre-Broadway run in Manhattan’s East Village. He loved it, and he wanted to meet her. And so he did, after a Broadway performance of the show last month. Journalist Peter Marks got to come along. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, Broadway, Manhattan, Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe, Heidi Schreck, Peter Marks, 04.11.19


Nancy Pelosi Has Stepped Into The Role Of Supporter-In-Chief Of The Arts

Peter Marks: “In the absence of a White House that welcomes the nation’s preeminent composers, painters, scholars and singers to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and let’s face it, many of them would probably say no thanks — Pelosi seems more and more inclined to cast herself as the ceremonial head of state for the arts.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, White House, People, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Pennsylvania Avenue, Peter Marks, 04.03.19


A Theater Critic Reviews The Michael Cohen Congressional Hearing

Peter Marks: “Sometimes, cheap theatrics are redeemed by a memorable line. In the desultorily expanded version of Twelve Angry Men that played out Wednesday on Capitol Hill with Michael Cohen in the hot seat, Rep. Jamie Raskin came up, gratifyingly, with a gem.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Capitol Hill, Michael Cohen, Jamie Raskin, Peter Marks, 02.27.19


Does The Injustice In America Make You Want To Scream? Head To Off-Off-Broadway

One piece that Peter Marks saw there let the audience do exactly that. “But the activity struck me as a vocalization of what I’ve been sensing in theaters all year: a potential for imminent explosion, wrought by the grappling with injustices that make many onlookers want to, well, scream.” — The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, Broadway, Peter Marks, 12.28.18


Can North America’s Shakespeare Theatres Expand Their Audiences Without Losing Their Reason For Existing?

Peter Marks: “One can sense, in visiting … companies and talking to leaders of classical theaters across North America, a revolution in how to package Shakespeare is not only gradually gaining momentum but is also being viewed as essential. At Stratford, for instance, an ethos prevails of theater as not simply a passive entertainment. More and more, it’s a conveyance for other social and intellectual activities on the sprawling festival campus.”
Tags: Art, Theatre, North America, Shakespeare, Audience, Stratford, Peter Marks, 08.23.18


When, And Why, Theater Audiences Fall Asleep In Their Seats

Peter Marks: "It is every patron's right, I suppose, to consume theater in any way they see fit, as long as it is not a nuisance to others. The steady mechanical breath of sleep can be an audible distraction at a quiet play, and yes, a throat clearing or a whispered word of correction is […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, Peter Marks, 05.10.18


Ten Ways To Be The Most Obnoxious Possible Theatergoer

Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks offers a foolproof guide.
Tags: Art, Washington Post, Theatre, Audience, Peter Marks, 02.01.18


Director of Marketing and Communications

Round House Theatre, dubbed “the current meteor in DC theatre,” by Peter Marks of The Washington Post is one of the leading professional theatres in the Washington, DC area, and seeks a strategic thinker, marketer and leader to serve as Director of Marketing and Communications. The Director will create, develop, and execute short-term and long-term strategic marketing plans to develop and grow an annual audience of more than 40,000, and ticket revenue in excess of $1.5 million. Reporting to the ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Washington Dc, The Washington Post, Bethesda, Round House, LORT, Marketing and Communications, Peter Marks, Silver Spring MD Round House


Can Tina Fey Make Over 'Mean Girls' Into A Hit Musical?

She's been working with composer Jeff Richmond (her husband), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde: The Musical), and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Book of Mormon), and the result begins its D.C. tryout next week, with the Broadway opening planned for next spring. Peter Marks looks in on a rehearsal.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Tina Fey, Casey Nicholaw, Nell Benjamin, Jeff Richmond, Peter Marks, 10.25.17


Top AJBlogs Posts For The Weekend Of 10.01.17

Hyde Park Jazz Fest, summer’s last dance (photos) Chicago’s  Hyde Park Jazz Festival  in the first days of fall (Sept. 23 & 24th) which were unusually hot, is an exceptional event, curated for creative artistry, local and otherwise, drawing a highly diverse crowd Late afternoon ...  read more AJBlog: Jazz Beyond Jazz Published 2017-10-01 From Belgium, A Love Supreme A Love Supreme  by Salva Sanchis, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/ Rosas comes to the U.S.  A Love Supreme.  (L to R): Thomas Vantuy...
Tags: Art, America, Chicago, United States, Belgium, Patti Smith, Maria, Puerto Rico, Ajblogs, Los Angeles Review of Books, POC, Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli, 10.01.17, Hyde Park Jazz Fest, Love Supreme A Love Supreme


Talking To The Folks Who Do One Of The Hardest Jobs On Broadway: Understudy

Peter Marks meets Donna Migliaccio, Patti LuPone's understudy in War Paint, and the subs from Come From Away, who each have to have five roles committed to memory.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Peter Marks, 08.10.17, Donna Migliaccio Patti LuPone


Theater Talk: The Critics Chime in on Their Favorite Shows of the Season

This week THEATER TALK presentsthe Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Greyjoins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' Flatiron Books. The episode also features a sur...
Tags: New York Post, Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Tony, Michael Musto, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Michael Riedel, Susan Haskins, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Theater Talk, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Joel Greyjoins


Critics Rehash the Season, Joel Grey Stops by This Week's THEATER TALK

This week THEATER TALK presents Part Two of the Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Grey joins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' Flatiron Books. The episode also ...
Tags: New York Post, Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Tony, Michael Musto, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Joel Grey, Michael Riedel, BWW News Desk, Susan Haskins, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Elisabeth Vincentelli


Critics to Rehash the Season & Joel Grey to Stop by This Week's THEATER TALK

This week THEATER TALK presents Part Two of the Season's-End Critics panel - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of THE WALL Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - discussing the notable plays of Spring 2017 on Broadway. Then, Tony winner Joel Grey joins co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins to talk about his revealing memoir, 'Master of Ceremonies' Flatiron Books. The episode also ...
Tags: New York Post, Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Tony, Michael Musto, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Joel Grey, Michael Riedel, BWW News Desk, Susan Haskins, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Elisabeth Vincentelli


Critics Marks, Teachout, Vincentelli and Winer Set for THEATER TALK's 'Season's-End' Episodes

Season's-End Critics, Part One - with Peter Marks of The Washington Post, Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli of The New York Times amp The New Yorker, and Linda Winer of Newsday - features the venerable critics reviewing the past season and discussing theater coverage in the Digital Age. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Terry Teachout, Winer, BWW News Desk, Peter Marks, Linda Winer, Elisabeth Vincentelli, Teachout Vincentelli


Will 'Dear Evan Hansen' Clean Up At Tonys?

Peter Marks of Washington, DC: "It comes down to the two shows with Washington pedigrees, both of which I feel great affection for. They’re both exciting, superbly staged and have powerful emotional cores. 'Come From Away' is a heartbreaking production about an extraordinary incident; 'Dear Evan Hansen' is an extraordinary production about a heartbreaking incident. […]
Tags: Art, Washington, Theatre, Washington Dc, EVAN HANSEN, Peter Marks, 06.09.17, Will Dear Evan Hansen



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