On Stage In Our Region

On Stage In Our Region

From swordplay to political dramas to musical theater, we look at what’s hitting stages this season.

Enthusiastic theatergoers say it’s not news to them: with around 80 professional theater companies in our region, Washington has long claimed it's second only to New York in the number of productions staged each year. The recent Helen Hayes Award nominations highlight the variety of work putting Washington on the map when it comes to both new productions and classic plays. From onstage swordplay to political dramas to musical theater, we look at what’s hitting stages this season.

Guests

Trey Graham

Arts editor, NPR Digital; Theater critic for WETA and the Washington City Paper

Linda Levy Grossman

President and CEO, Helen Hayes Awards

Jojo Ruf

General Manager, National New Play Network

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