Towson residents react to Recher Theatre becoming a nightclub.
Seeing a show at the Recher Theatre has been somewhat of a rite of passage for teenagers growing up in Towson for the past 16 years. The venue has hosted a plethora of acts, from legend Iggy Pop to...
Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director Center Stage/playwright Beneatha’s Place.
Through June 16, Center Stage presents The Raisin Cycle—two plays (performed in rotating repertory) inspired by A Raisin in the Sun. The first, Clybourne Park, is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning play...
Our own Beach House performs with Yo La Tengo at The Lyric.
Who says you can’t go home again? While in the midst of a world tour, dream-pop duo Beach House, pictured, stops by its native Baltimore to play the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric on...
Baltimore celebrates the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two special events this month.
First up is the play The Mountaintop, which brings alive the man himself as he unwinds after delivering what would be his final speech in Memphis in early April, 1968. In room 306 of the Lorraine...
John Waters performs in the latest version of his cult classic.
The tagline for Hairspray could read something like, “Your favorite movie, now a musical, now a movie, now a . . . symphony concert?” That’s right, John Waters’s beloved 1988 film about racial...
Everyman makes a bold move to the Westside and taps into theater history.
Before giving a tour of Everyman Theatre’s new home on W. Fayette Street, artistic director Vincent Lancisi pauses beside a table of artifacts in the construction office next door. The items on the...
Louis C.K. spends New Year’s Eve here, and gives fans a discount.
If your idea of ringing in the New Year consists of belly laughing to crass comedy, then Louis C.K. is your man. The stand-up comedian will be performing two shows at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony...
Actor Clarke Peters came to Baltimore for The Corner and The Wire; he stayed for the people.
As soon as Clarke Peters steps off the porch of his North Baltimore row home, a passerby does a double take, stops in his tracks, and flashes a smile. “Hey, I know you,” the guy tells Peters. “Well,...
Center Stage portrays the famous poet like we’ve never seen.
Edgar Allan Poe has been interpreted many ways—by John Astin, John Cusack, even on The Simpsons. But, starting October 17, Center Stage will show us a different Poe in The Completely Fictional—...
New artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah not only wants to transform Centerstage—he wants to redefine Baltimore.
Kwame Kwei-Armah knows Baltimore. In fact, he knows it much better than you'd expect a transplanted Brit would. In fact, Kwei-Armah, who's just starting his new gig as Centerstage artistic director,...