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Since Show Boatpremiered at The National Theatre in 1927, D.C. stages have hosted dozens of pre-Broadway tryouts for shows big and small. 22 shows that Arena Stage developed in some way have made the move from D.C. to New York. Other D.C.-area nonprofit theaters, including Signature Theatre and Ford’s Theatre, have since done the same thing. That D.C. can and does support a variety of Broadway-bound productions is well-documented. But the question that remains is why?


  • Mayor Bowser: Virginia and Maryland should fund Metro now. [WBJ]

  • Man behind Howard shooting scare was an angry former medical student. [WJLA]

  • Man who fatally stabbed a Metro passenger in 2015 will enter a guilty plea today. [Post]

  • Yes, there are people who actually are from D.C. [WAMU]

  • As RFK Stadium prepares to close, relive its finest soccer moments. [WTOP]

  • D.C. among the cities most vulnerable to identity theft. [NBC4]

  • Suspect steals thousands in quarters from D.C. gas station vacuum machines. [Fox5]

  • Today in historic landmark debates: A Pepco substation in Tenleytown. [GGW]

  • Meet the D.C. Retro Jumpers, a group bringing double Dutch back to city streets. [Post]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, byJeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • ICYMI: D.C. Council debates regulating the waterways around The Wharf. [WTOP]

  • The case for D.C. as Amazon’s HQ2.[WUSA9]

  • As well as a fashion hub. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • How to address segregation in public charter schools. [GGW]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Listen to a new track from local thrash-punk band Red Death. [NPR Music]

  • Smithsonian will partially fund its anthology of rap and hip-hop on Kickstarter. [DC Music Download]

  • Lisa Marie Thalhammer responds to claims she ripped off her Open Arms mural. [DCist]

  • The Welders’ latest production is an immersive, semi-autobiographical show by designer Deb Sivigny. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Hilton brothers’ next bar is called Gaslight Tavern. [WCP]

  • These are your Edible DC magazine award winners. [Edible]

  • Japanese newcomer Nobu deemed obnoxious in 1.5 star review. [Post]

  • This new triple-decker steakhouse will also serve breakfast. [Eater]

  • The staff of Plume explains what it takes to run a Michelin-starred restaurant. [WTOP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper)

  • Staff writer Andrew Giambrone is on vacation. Housing Complex links will resume on Oct. 24.

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