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Reviews March 13, 2019

DC Theatre Scene: HANDS ON A HARDBODY

Sure, it might not immediately resonate as stereotypical Broadway fodder, but Hands on a Hardbody actually makes a lot of sense as an idea for a musical. The show was based on a documentary of the same name, had a brief Broadway run in 2013 and is known for helping launch the career of “The

Announcements Awards February 5, 2019

Keegan Theatre Receives 10 Helen Hayes Nominations

On Monday, February 4, 2019, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington’s announcement of nominees for the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 13, 2019. Keegan is

Reviews January 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld: THE BALTIMORE WALTZ

The Keegan Theatre’s The Baltimore Waltz is a confrontation of mortality, a hilarious farce, an exposé of the limits of the medical system, a noir thriller, and crucially, a flawlessly staged and acted production. The play’s many facets and refusal to map its themes on to a traditional three act structure might frustrate the more literally-minded. But

Announcements Press Releases January 24, 2019

Keegan Theatre Announces Action to Support People Living with HIV/AIDS

Benefit Performance for Whitman-Walker, Food Drive for Food & Friends January 24, 2019:  The Keegan Theatre is proud to announce a pair of initiatives during the run of THE BALTIMORE WALTZ to help support Washington, DC-area community members affected by HIV/AIDS, including a special benefit performance for Whitman-Walker Health and a special food drive for

Reviews January 24, 2019

DC Metro Theater Arts: THE BALTIMORE WALTZ

If The Baltimore Waltz, an early work by Paula Vogel, sounds playful and a bit off the rails –  well, it often is. Vogel suffuses this work with comic banter, funny episodes, and a whole lot of sex. It’s sure to charm even the steeliest of audience members, but that’s only one side of the coin. The

Reviews January 23, 2019

The Washington Post: THE BALTIMORE WALTZ

Excellent cast steps up in THE BALTIMORE WALTZ The Baltimore Waltz prances in circles around its subject, which is the death of playwright Paula Vogel’s brother, Carl, in 1988. Vogel’s approach to her grief — a nation’s grief, as the country grappled with lost lives during the AIDS epidemic — was to fantasize. The 90-minute

Announcements Press Releases January 21, 2019

Cast and Creative Announced for Regional Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY at Keegan

January 21, 2019:  The Keegan Theatre continues its 22nd season with the announcement of the cast and creative team for the regional premiere of the musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY. Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name, HANDS ON A HARDBODY features a catchy combination of blues, rhythm

Announcements Press Releases December 22, 2018

Cast Announced for Paula Vogel’s THE BALTIMORE WALTZ at Keegan

December 22, 2018:  The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team of Paula Vogel’s award-winning dramatic farce THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, opening on January 19, 2019.  Directed by Keegan Theatre Artistic Director Susan Marie Rhea, THE BALTIMORE WALTZ features Helen Hayes Award-winning actor Michael Innocenti (Carl), Brianna Letourneau (Anna) and Ray Ficca (The Third Man). Brianna

Reviews December 22, 2018

DC Metro Theater Arts: AN IRISH CAROL 2018

With a heart as cold as the blustery winds blowing people in and out the door, An Irish Carol by Matthew J. Keenan finds David, a pub’s miserly owner, confronted by guests of his past and glimpses of his future on a chilly Christmas Eve. This modern-day A Christmas Carol adaption, directed by Mark A. Rhea, looks at one

Reviews December 17, 2018

DC Theatre Scene: AN IRISH CAROL 2018

[In Keegan’s An Irish Carol,] the Irish pub becomes purgatory and confessional, a place both of escape and a place one can call home. It’s a “carol” true enough, but one for 21st century adults. An Irish Carol was written by company member Matthew J. Keenan (who also designed a most authentic pub as set) and was


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