What do you do when you’re a theater with a hole in your schedule but little time or money to fill it? You snap up the rights to off-Broadway’s most in-demand two-person show. The Last Five Years, currently a hot ticket in New York, opens tonight at Signature Theatre. The semiautobiographical musical by Jason Robert Brown follows a couple over five years, from courtship through marriage and eventually divorce. But there’s a twist: the guy sings about the romance from beginning to bitter end, while the girl tells her story in reverse. Read more >>> The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs to April 28 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40-$77. (703) 820-9771. signature-theatre.org. (Rebecca J. Ritzel)
A new European-based Italian chain called La Tagliatella opened in Clarendon yesterday. The restaurant will serve 20 Neapolitan-style pizzas, including one with foie gras, duck ham, Taleggio cheese, mushrooms, and a wine and caramelized onion reduction. Being that this is Clarendon, there will also be happy hour specials at the bar. One of the more bizarre Italian-inspired cocktails is the “caprese martini” with basil vodka, tomato, lemon, basil, and mozzarella. La Tagliatella, 2950 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. (571) 257-4600. latagliatella.us. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Argentine and Uruguayan supergroup Bajofondo, which includes two-time Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla, brings the music of the Rio de la Plata to Washington tonight. 7 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $35.
Malian musician and storyteller Cheick Hamala Diabate performs traditional tunes with several special guests tonight at Bossa. 9:30 p.m. at Bossa, 2463 18th St. NW. $5.
L.A.-based sound collectors Fol Chen present their collected works tonight at the Black Cat Backstage. 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
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