Theater

"Woody Sez": A Musical On The Life Of Woody Guthrie

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Woody Guthrie's folk anthems are iconic American music. We learn about a new musical, now at Theater J, that explores Guthrie's life and music.

"Love In Afghanistan" At Arena Stage

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

In this new play by Charles Randolph Wright, an American hip-hop star and an Afghan interpreter navigate romance in chaotic, war-torn Afghanistan.

Affordable Theater In The D.C. Region

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Despite the many types of theater and a range of ticket prices, many see a night out at the theater as a luxury. We explore how theaters are working to change that perception.

Capital Fringe Festival

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Now in its eighth year, the Capital Fringe Festival is underway, with more than 130 shows in venues across D.C. We get highlights from the festival and speak with some of the performers.

Ballet Russes

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

Though few outside the ballet world here know his name,Serge Diaghilev revolutionized dance and music with the Ballet Russes, a radically modern dance company he created in the early 20th century.

"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Kojo chats with satirist and writer Armando Iannucci, who most recently has been lampooning Washington's political culture through the HBO program "Veep."

On Stage In Our Region

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

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

Debating Government Arts Funding

Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

As the showdown over averting the "fiscal cliff" heats up, funding for the arts isnt making headlines. But arts organizations fear big cuts, while conservatives hope to make their case for the separation of art and state. We explore the future of public arts funding.

"The Entertainer"

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:23 p.m.

Lyle Talbot's Hollywood career spanned four decades, from near-stardom alongside Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis to roles in Ed Wood's famously terrible B-movies. Margaret Talbot's new book paints a portrait of her father and Tinseltown's golden years in "The Entertainer."

Rain Pryor

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.

An artist with one of the most recognizable names in show business is bringing new visibility to a small theater company in Baltimore.

Red Hot Patriot: Kathleen Turner

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner stars in a one-woman show on the life of firebrand Texas journalist Molly Ivins.

When Theater Meets Foreign Policy: Cultural Diplomacy

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 at 1:25 p.m.

What can foreign policy wonks learn from theater geeks (and vice versa)? Meet a well-respected Iraqi playwright who is in Washington to explore this question.

On Stage In Our Region

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

From "Xanadu" and Shakespeare to the "Music Man," we've got the picks of what's on this season, and what's coming up this summer.

"The Taming of the Shrew" Meets The Spaghetti Western

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

This new production of Shakespeare's comedic battle of the sexes is a Wild West love story, including a "Blind Balladeer," whose original songs play off the show's themes.

Winter Theater Show

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

A host of theatrical offerings is on stages now across our region, including Shakespeare with a Caribbean twist, the arrival of "Billy Elliot" in DC, and holiday shows for all tastes. We also speak with Robert Aubry Davis, WETA's "Around Town" critic-turned-performer, now in the role of "Edna" in Signature Theater's production of the musical "Hairspray."

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.