Category Archive for: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, this Neil Simon favorite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince. Laughter on the 23rd Floor takes a look at the backstage chaos that goes into writing and producing a show during the 1950’s golden age of television.

PRESS RELEASE: The Crucible

KEEGAN SET FOR U.S. RUN OF THE CRUCIBLE Opening October 22 at Church Street Theater October 6, 2011: The Keegan Theatre kicks off their 15th Anniversary season with Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible.  Off a successful 3 week tour of Ireland, The Crucible opens October 22, 2011, at the Church Street Theater. The Crucible, a

PRESS RELEASE: Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias Hits Keegan Stage July 23 June 27, 2011, Washington, DC- The Keegan Theatre closes its 2011 season with Robert Harling’s comedy-drama STEEL MAGNOLIAS, running July 23rd through August 21st at the Church Street Theater. STEEL MAGNOLIAS focuses on the camaraderie of six Southern women who talk, gossip, needle and harangue each other through the

PRESS RELEASE: Spelling Bee

THE KEEGAN THEATRE PRESENTS “THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE” Running June 4 – July 3, 2011 The Keegan Theatre presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, running June 4th through July 3rd at the Church Street Theater. This six-time nominated Tony Award winning musical tells the story of five eccentric kids vying

PRESS RELEASE: Five More Years in Dupont, 2011-2012 Plans

May 10, 2011—Keegan THeatre announced today that the company has signed a lease renewal to extend its residency at Church Street Theater through 2017. “We are thrilled to be making this announcement,” says Rhea.

Keegan is extremely proud to be Dupont Circle’s professional theater company, and honored that audiences have supported our work here so enthusiastically. Signing a lease for five more years is an honor and an extremely fulfilling milestone for us.”

Final planning is underway for Keegan’s 2011-2012 season, the company’s fifteenth. Keegan will open its season with Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, which the company is taking to Ireland in September on its annual international tour.

PRESS RELEASE: National Pastime

On Saturday, April 9, The Keegan Theatre opens NATIONAL PASTIME, a world premiere musical comedy written by Tony Sportiello (book) and Al Tapper (music and lyrics). A reading of NATIONAL PASTIME took place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in New York in May 2010. Producers from Chicago and New York are joining forces with the Keegan Theater for this limited five-week engagement prior to its moving onward.

PRESS RELEASE: Basra Boy

A one-man tour de force, BASRA BOY features Josh Sticklin playing all the characters, a thrilling challenge for actor and director alike. “This play speaks to me on many levels,” says Isaac. “It’s about Belfast, our troubled youth, our attitudes toward the war in the Middle East. But the core of this play is a fascinating story of friendship, a story that is uniquely poignant, I think, because one actor portrays both friends.”

PRESS RELEASE: The Weir

THE WEIR, called “beautiful and devious” by The New York Times, will be directed by four-time Helen Hayes nominee and Keegan Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea. The cast of THE WEIR are no strangers to the stage or to Irish theater, with 15 Ireland tours, 5 Helen Hayes nominations, and dozens of roles in Irish works between them.



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