Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Washington, D.C.

Current Theatre Season in Washington, D.C.

Arena Stage | Center Stage | Everyman Theatre | 1st Stage | Folger Theatre | Ford's Theatre | Hippodrome | John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Keegan Theatre | MetroStage | Mosaic Theater Company of DC | National Theatre | Olney Theatre Center for the Arts | Rep Stage | Round House Theatre | Shakespeare Theatre Company | Signature Theatre | Studio Theatre | Synetic Theater | Theater Alliance | Theater J | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company |


Arena Stage
Mead Center for American Theater, Sixth and Maine Ave.
202-488-3300

Jitney
September 13, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Right to Be Forgotten
October 11, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Newsies
November 1, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Ken Ludwig's Dear Jack, Dear Louise
November 21, 2019 - December 29, 2019

A Thousand Splendid Suns
January 17, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Mother Road
February 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Celia and Fidel
February 28, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Seven Guitars
April 3, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Toni Stone
April 23, 2020 - May 31, 2020


Center Stage
700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore MD
410-332-0033

Miss You Like Hell
September 12, 2019 – October 13, 2019

Thoughts of a Colored Man
October 10, 2019 – November 10, 2019

Men on Boats
November 29, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally
February 6, 2020 – March 1, 2020

Where We Stand
April 2, 2020 – April 26, 2020

Bakkhai
April 30, 2020 – May 24, 2020


Everyman Theatre
315 W. Fayette St., Baltimore MD
410-752-2208

Proof
September 3, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Radio Golf
October 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Murder on the Orient Express
December 3, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Be Here Now
January 21, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains
March 3, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Berta, Berta
March 17, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Cry It Out
March 31, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Awake and Sing!
May 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020


1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons VA
703-854-1856

Trying
September 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Airness
Co-production with Keegan Theatre
December 5, 2019 - December 29, 2019

The Royale
Co-production with Olney Theatre Center
January 30, 2020 - February 23, 2020

A New Brain
March 26, 2020 - April 19, 2020

The Waverly Gallery
May 7, 2020 - June 7, 2020


Folger Theatre
201 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington DC
202-544-7077

1 Henry IV
September 3, 2019 – October 13, 2019

Amadeus
November 5, 2019 – December 22, 2019

The Merry Wives of Windsor
January 14, 2020 – March 1, 2020



Ford's Theatre
202-347-4833

Fences
September 27, 2019 - October 27, 2019

A Christmas Carol
November 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Silent Sky
January 24, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Guys and Dolls
March 13, 2020 - May 20, 2020


Hippodrome
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore MD
800-982-2787

Xanadu
September 29, 2019

The Phantom of The Opera
October 9, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Randy Rainbow Live
November 2, 2019

Disney's Aladdin
November 13, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Nutcracker
December 13, 2019 - December 14, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar
December 17, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Cats
January 21, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Wicked
February 12, 2020 - March 8, 2020

The Band's Visit
March 17, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
April 14, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Dear Evan Hansen
May 5, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Miss Saigon
June 2, 2020 - June 7, 2020


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC
202-467-4600

Shear Madness
Ongoing
Theater Lab

Disney's Aladdin
August 31, 2019 – September 7, 2019
Opera House

Dear Evan Hansen
August 31, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Eisenhower Theater

What the Constitution Means to Me
September 11, 2019 – September 22, 2019
Eisenhower Theatre

Cats
September 17, 2019 – October 6, 2019
Opera House

Broadway Center Stage: Footloose
October 9, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Eisenhower Theater

Kid Prince and Pablo
October 19, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Family Theater

Balancing Bodies
October 31, 2019 – November 2, 2019
Terrace Gallery

World Stages—The Manganiyar Seduction
November 1, 2019 – November 2, 2019
Eisenhower Theater

Get'm
November 2, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Studio R

Egg-Tion Hero
November 9, 2019 – November 10, 2019
Studio F

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical)
November 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Family Theater

The Second City's Love, Factually
December 3, 2019 – December 29, 2019
Theater Lab

Come from Away
December 10, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Eisenhower Theater

My Fair Lady
December 17, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Opera House

Glimpse
January 11, 2020 – January 12, 2020
Terrace Gallery

Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal
January 29, 2020 – February 2, 2020
Eisenhower Theater

World Stages: Grey Rock
January 30, 2020 - February 1, 2020
Terrace Theater

World Stages: Huff
February 6, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Family Theater

World Stages: Heroine
A Female Soldier's Story
February 12, 2020 - February 14, 2020
Family Theater

World Stages: The Clemency of Titus
February 13, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Eisenhower Theater

Yao Yao
February 29, 2020 – March 1, 2020
Family Theater

Jesus Christ Superstar
April 14, 2020 – April 26, 2020
Opera House

Broadway Center Stage: Bye Bye Birdie
April 23, 2020 – April 27, 2020
Eisenhower Theater

Pokon: An Unstoppable Game Of Growth
April 24, 2020 – April 26, 2020
Family Theater

The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus
April 30, 2020 – May 2, 2020
Family Theater

Royal Shakespeare Company: the Taming Of the Shrew
May 6, 2020 – May 10, 2020
Eisenhower Theater

Havana Hop
May 9, 2020 – May 10, 2020
Family Theater

Tiny Beautiful Things
June 2, 2020 – June 28, 2020
Terrace Theater

Hamilton
June 16, 2020 – September 20, 2020
Opera House

Once on This Island
June 23, 2020 – July 12, 2020
Eisenhower Theater

NSO Pops: Bernstein's On the Town In Concert
June 25, 2020 – June 28, 2020
Concert Hall

A Monster Calls
July 21, 2020 – August 9, 2020
Eisenhower Theater

To Kill A Mockingbird
August 25, 2020 – September 27, 2020
Eisenhower Theater


Keegan Theatre
1742 Church St NW, Washington DC
202-265-3767

Legally Blonde
August 3 - September 8, 2019

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West by God
September 27, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Airness
November 8, 2019 - November 30, 2019

An Irish Carol
December 12, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Boy
February 7, 2020 - March 7, 2020

Memphis
April 10, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Yoga Play
June 5, 2020 - June 27, 2020

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
July 24, 2020 - August 23, 2020


MetroStage
1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA
703-548-9044

TBA
The company is preparing to move to a new location.


Mosaic Theater Company of DC
1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993

Fabulation, or the Re-Education Of Undine
August 21, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Theory
October 23, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Eureka Day
December 4, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Pilgrims Musa & Sheri: In the New World
Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival
January 16, 2020 – February 16, 2020

Inherit the Windbag
March 11, 2020 – March 29, 2020

The Till Trilogy
Part I, The Ballad of Emmett Till; Part II, That Summer in Sumner; Part III, Benevolence
April 1, 2020 - June 21, 2020


National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC
202-628-6161

Mike Birbiglia's The New One
September 24, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville
October 8, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Rent
20th Anniversary Tour
November 12, 2019 - November 17, 2019

John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons
November 21, 2019 - November 23, 2019

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries
November 29, 2019

The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays
December 3, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof
December 10, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Jersey Boys
December 17, 2019 - January 5, 2020

The Simon & Garfunkel Story
January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020

The King's Speech
February 11, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Bandstand
March 3, 2020 - March 8, 2020

The Last Ship
Starring Sting
March 27, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
April 7, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Blue Man Group
May 8, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
July 22, 2020 - August 2, 2020


Olney Theatre Center for the Arts
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney MD
301-924-3400

Cabaret
August 29, 2019 - October 6, 2019

The Diary of Anne Frank
September 17, 2019 - September 24, 2019

The Royale
Co-production with 1st Stage
September 25, 2029 - October 27, 2019

Kiss of the Spider Woman
October 11, 2019

Dragons Love Tacos
October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Singin' in the Rain
November 8, 2019 - January 5, 2020

A Christmas Carol
November 29, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Pete the Cat
January 11, 2020 - January 12, 2020

Miss You Like Hell
January 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020

The Amateurs
March 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Dessa Rose
March 26, 2020

The Humans
April 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Judy Moody and Stink
April 25, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Pippin
June 10, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Brigadoon
July 24, 2020


Rep Stage
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia MD
410-772-4900

Souvenir
September 5, 2019 – September 22, 2019

E2
By Bob Bartlett
World premiere
October 31, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Kill Move Paradise
February 20, 2020 – March 8, 2020

Dames at Sea
April 30, 2020 – May 17, 2020


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda MD
240-564-1100

Schools Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
September 18, 2019 - October 13, 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
November 20, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Spring Awakening
January 22, 2020 - February 24, 2020

Cost of Living
April 1, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Big Love
May 20, 2020 - June 21, 2020

HateFuck
June 10, 2020 - July 3, 2020


Shakespeare Theatre Company

Everybody
October 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

NEXTsteps
October 23, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Peter Pan
World-premiere adaptation by Lauren Gunderson
December 3, 2019 - January 12, 2020

The Woman in Black
Dec 4, 2019 - December 22, 2019

The Amen Corner
February 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Timon of Athens
February 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Romantics Anonymous
April 7, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Much Ado About Nothing
May 5, 2020 - June 14, 2020


Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington VA
703-820-9771 or 800-955-5566

Assassins
August 11, 2019 – September 29, 2019

The British Invasion
August 20, 2020 – August 31, 2019

A Chorus Line
October 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Gun & Powder
January 28, 2020 – February 23, 2020

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes
February 18, 2020 – March 29, 2020

Camille Claudel
March 24, 2020 – April 19, 2020

Nijinsky's Last Dance
April 14, 2020 – May 24, 2020

Signature Seminar: Musical Revolution in the Age of Aquarius
April 22, 2020 – May 17, 2020

Hair
May 19, 2020 – July 12, 2020


Studio Theatre
1501 14th St NW, Washington, DC
202-332-3300

Doubt: A Parable
September 4, 2019 - September 10, 2019

White Pearl
November 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Pipeline
January 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Pass Over
March 4, 2020 - April 15, 2020

Fun Home
May 13, 2020 - June 14, 2020


Synetic Theater
1800 S. Bell St., Arlington VA
866-811-4111

The Tempest
September 25, 2019 – October 20, 2019

The Snow Queen
December 4, 2019 – December 29, 2019

The Phantom of the Opera
Paata Tsikurishvili
February 5, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Life Is a Dream
April 22, 2020 - May 17, 2020

The Servant of Two Masters
June 17, 2020 - July 12, 2020


Theater Alliance
2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC
202-241-2539

Day of Absence
October 5, 2019 – November 3, 2019

This Bitter Earth
February 22, 2020 – March 22, 2020

The Blackest Battle
May 16, 2020 – June 14, 2020


Theater J
D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW, Washington DC
202-777-3210

Love Sick
September 4, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Occupant
Edward Albee
November 7, 2019 – December 8, 2019

Sheltered
January 9, 2020 - February 2, 2020

The Wanderers
February 19, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Becoming Dr. Ruth
March 27, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Compulsion or The House Beyond
June 5, 2020 - June 28, 2020


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D St. NW, Washington DC
202-393-3939

Fairview
September 9, 2019 - October 6, 2019

What to Send Up When It Goes Down
October 30, 2019 - November 10, 2019

The Second City: She the People - The Resistance Continues!
December 1, 2019 - January 5, 2019

Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017
February 10, 2020 - March 8, 2020

There's Always the Hudson
April 6, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Teenage Dick
June 1, 2020 – June 28, 2020


Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


- Updated 9/1/19. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor


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