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Announcements Press Releases October 1, 2018

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Keegan’s AS YOU LIKE IT

Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s musical adaptation opens November 1 October 1, 2018:  The Keegan Theatre’s 2018–19 season continues with the announcement of the cast and creative team for Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Directed by Josh Sticklin and Cara Gabriel, with music direction by Tiffany Underwood Holmes and

Reviews September 27, 2018

DC Theatre Scene: LINCOLNESQUE

Lincolnesque is a look back at a man and a time and a look at the here and now, when the high-minded words and ethics—integrity, honor— of the 16th President are seen as an innovative take on politicking. The script is funny, full of long runs of dialogue barbed with truths that catch your breath and make

Reviews September 27, 2018

DC Metro Theater Arts: LINCOLNESQUE

In Lincolnesque, a play written by John Strand and directed by Colin Smith, the art of lying for one’s country succeeds in fusing a deceptively light touch and inside-the-Beltway political humor with profoundly deep messaging that goes straight to the heart. Lincolnesque’s timeliness hits the bullseye. Brandon McCoy as Francis brings a boyish innocence to his delusional

Reviews September 27, 2018

The Washington Post: LINCOLNESQUE

The widely lamented awfulness of right now is why the Dupont Circle troupe Keegan Theatre has brought back [John Strand’s] “Lincolnesque,” a dark fantasy about a noble speechwriter who breaks down and starts channeling Abraham Lincoln’s loftiest prose. With “Lincolnesque,” the Keegan audience gets no sense that the seemingly of-the-moment show is over a decade old.

Announcements Press Releases September 26, 2018

Keegan Announces New Outreach Initiatives for 22nd Season

September 26, 2018: The Keegan Theatre is pleased to announce initiatives designed to make Keegan a more inclusive and accessible destination for patrons and artists alike. Launching now, at the start of Keegan’s 22nd season, these efforts have been developed to help Keegan promote equity, diversity, and inclusion through art and action – a central element of the

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


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