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Press Releases September 11, 2018

Keegan’s Boiler Room Series Turns Heat Even Higher for New Voices in 2018-19

Year 2 Brings Increased Audience Accessibility and a Robust Expansion of the WOMXN on Fire Festival September 11, 2018: Now in its second official year of supporting new works, today Keegan Theatre’s Boiler Room Series launches its international, national, and local searches for new plays. From thousands of entries, five plays will be selected to

Press Releases August 28, 2018

Keegan Opens 22nd Season with John Strand’s LINCOLNESQUE

August 28, 2018: The Keegan Theatre kicks off its 2018-19 season with John Strand’s political comedy, Lincolnesque. Set on Capitol Hill during a mid-term election, Strand’s play examines the ways that language can unify and inspire, and the connections we seek — with our own better natures as well as with each other — as we strive to

Announcements Press Releases August 17, 2018

Keegan Selected as Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management Program

Keegan Theatre will participate in $43 million program Washington, DC, August 17, 2018 — The Keegan Theatre today announced that it is a recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) grant program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh

Reviews August 14, 2018

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

Special Feature August 10, 2018

DCMTA In the Moment: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Iowa can seem such a mythical place. That crossed my mind as I took in the Keegan Theatre’s top-notch production of the bittersweet, mystical romance of The Bridges of Madison County. Sure, Bridges is sentimental in its outlook, but no more so than say the male-oriented movie Field of Dreams, also set in the cornfields of a mythical Iowa–a movie

Reviews August 10, 2018

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

Reviews August 9, 2018

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

Reviews August 9, 2018

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

Reviews August 9, 2018

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

Special Feature August 7, 2018

DCTS: Kurt Boehm talks about Keegan’s answer to this summer of hate, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

“This is a good time for this piece to be in this city,”director Kurt Boehm says of The Bridges of Madison County, now onstage at Keegan Theatre. No matter what side of the political aisle you are on, you can’t deny there’s an underbelly of hate going on. This show does the opposite and gives a permission


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