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The Scottish Play (The Olivier Way)

British stage and screen legend Laurence Olivier had always hoped to produce his own film version of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. Now, decades after Olivier's death, a researcher has stumbled across his lost screen treatment of "the Scottish play."

Rebecca Luker Has 'Got Love' For Jerome Kern

The Broadway star has a new album, I Got Love: Songs of Jerome Kern, which features songs by the great Broadway composer. The collection came out of a live show Luker performed at the Manhattan club 54 Below.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shakespeare's R&J

WAMU 88.5 is proud to be a media sponsor for Signature Theatre's production of Shakespeare's R & J, a retelling of the classic Romeo & Juliet, which runs Feb. 5-March 3 on the company's Arlington stage.

Lean & Hungry Theater presents a Spanish-infused adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."
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Lawmakers Lay Groundwork For Acquiring Dulles Greenway

Facing ever-increasing tolls on the 14-mile stretch of the Dulles Greenway, Virginia legislators may vote this week on a provision that would allow them to acquire the struggling toll road.


25 Years Strong, 'Phantom Of The Opera' Kills And Kills Again

Invited guests packed the Majestic Theater on Saturday night to celebrate the longest-running Broadway musical ever. Times have changed, but the Phantom, that tortured genius who haunts the Paris Opera House, creating havoc and causing the chandelier to fall, has endured.

Dementia Takes The Stage In 'The Other Place'

In the Broadway play The Other Place actress Laurie Metcalf ("Jackie" on the TV show "Roseanne") plays a scientist suffering from the dementia she studies. Playwright Sharr White discusses the play and the challenge of presenting complicated science on a theater stage.