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MD Theatre Guide: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

One thing leaps out right away at the Keegan Theatre’s production of “Bridges of Madison County”—this is one of the most gorgeously sung shows of the season. Led by the impeccable Susan Derry as Francesca Johnson and Dan Felton as Robert Kincaid, the music is at times transcendent. Derry sings with her usual power and

DC Metro Theater Arts: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

The Keegan Theatre’s production of this swirling musical [The Bridges of Madison County] with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman is an aching exploration of the lives we lead, the loves we chose, and the bridges we cross. Leading the way as Francesca was the powerhouse Susan Derry. Despite her

BroadwayWorld: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Sometimes a show comes along on Broadway that leaves you saying, “Hmm I wonder what it would be like without the large scale production?” The 2014 Jason Robert Brown/Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County is one of those shows. DC’s Keegan Theatre’s venue is way more intimate than a Broadway theatre is so it is

DC Theatre Scene: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

From Kurt Boehm’s direction and nuanced yet sure performances of the leads to Michael Innocenti’s evocative gorgeous lighting and Patrick Lord’s projections, Keegan Theatre’s The Bridges of Madison County injects spine and humor into a sentimental journey and brings the heartland to life. Having just returned from a family reunion in the Midwest – well, not Iowa

The Washington Post: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

“Bridges” can be ravishing, and the ace in this staging is Susan Derry, whose operatic soprano is exactly right for Francesca, the Italian war bride pining away in 1965 Iowa after 20 years of marriage. Derry is wonderful with Francesca’s anxieties when her family leaves for a state fair and a handsome National Geographic photographer shows

MD Theatre Guide: OTHER LIFE FORMS

“Other Life Forms,” now playing at the Keegan Theatre, is a profound examination of what it means to be human, as seen by someone who (probably) isn’t. The world premiere by Brandon McCoy, directed by Shirley Serotsky, has the rare charm of being both thoughtful and funny, prompting both laughs and questions in equal measure.

BroadwayWorld: OTHER LIFE FORMS

Dating is rough. “Other Life Forms,” which premiered at the Keegan Theatre this week, opens with this reminder. The audience is witness to two very different internet dates: Ben and Molly in one restaurant, and Jeff and Leslie in another. … As one date settles into comfortable conversation and the other spirals wildly out of control,

DC Metro Theater Arts: OTHER LIFE FORMS

When asked recently what he hoped audiences will get from watching Other Life Forms, playwright Brandon McCoy answered, “I hope they laugh, and I hope they have a really good time.” Mission accomplished! McCoy’s new work – a world premiere now at the Keegan Theatre — is a funny, adroit look at contemporary love brought to life

The Washington Post: OTHER LIFE FORMS

Swipe right on the dating comedy ‘Other Life Forms’ The blind-date comedy “Other Life Forms” is an amiable getaway — cheerful, bouncy, and with a bright sci-fi twist that once upon a time might have earned writer Brandon McCoy a scriptwriting invitation from “Mork and Mindy” or “Third Rock From the Sun.” McCoy isn’t blazing

MD Theatre Guide: THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW

Cultural shifts and changes in the zeitgeist make great grist for art and entertainment, and Laura Eason’s enjoyable play, The Undeniable Sound of Right Now is no exception. A close look at a transitional moment in music history, Eason’s play makes its D.C. premiere at The Keegan Theatre in an intimate, well-crafted production featuring great music



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