The Kennedy Center hosts more than 40 D.C.-area theater companies Sep. 5-7 in a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals. This three-day event gives audiences a look at new works being prepared for Washington premieres in the 2015–2016 theater season.
This fall, as part of the citywide Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the Kennedy Center presents a full-scale production of Darius & Twig adapted by playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings; two readings of works by Lisa Loomer and Naomi Iizuka; Millennium Stage performances of works by Andrea Assaf and Caroline Clay; original showcases by female members of the Welders and FRESHH Inc.; and a panel discussion with an introduction by Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter about the inclusion of all women’s voices.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The September-October issue features Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, Juliette Binoche in Antigone, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, plus performances of contemporary dance, jazz, family theater, and more.
The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors recipients, chosen for their lifetime artistic achievements, are: American rock band the Eagles, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson. The 38th annual Honors Gala will take place on Sunday, December 6, 2015 and will be broadcast on CBS on December 29, 2015 at 9 p.m., ET/PT.
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