For the 2015-2016 season, Comedy at the Kennedy Center features an expanded lineup of events including nationally renowned comedians, the Center’s first District of Comedy Festival, and a Kennedy Center commission from Chicago’s legendary comedy theater, The Second City. Sponsored by Capital One, the season will feature unique presentations such as an evening of comedy and jazz with Dick Gregory, an all-star tribute to Joan Rivers, a concert by comedienne Jane Lynch, and much more. Tickets go on sale to members on Nov. 23 and to the general public on Dec. 2 (unless otherwise noted).
As part of Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, the Kennedy Center is seeking new play submissions for Tiny Plays for Ireland and America. In March 2016, six “tiny” plays (500 words or less) that are representative of John F. Kennedy’s legacy as it lives on today will be selected for staged readings in the Terrace Gallery May 24 & 25, 2016, and a performance at the Irish Arts Center in New York City on May 26. Selected playwrights will receive a $500 honorarium, a pair of tickets to attend their play in DC and NYC, round-trip travel and hotel accommodations, an invitation to participate in a post-show Q & A, and a bound copy of all plays selected for performance. Additional submission criteria and official rules can be found here.
Patrons will now have the option to go online to the Kennedy Center Pre-Paid Parking Portal to purchase date-specific pre-paid event parking at a rate of $20 (a $3 savings) for access to the Kennedy Center garage. The first event date for which vouchers may be purchased is Thu., Nov. 5. Blackout dates apply. Vouchers may either be printed from an email confirmation or scanned directly from a mobile device at the garage entrance. Effective Mon., Nov. 2, access to the Kennedy Center Parking Garage has changed due to the commencement of construction for the Expansion Project.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The November-December issue features Matilda The Musical, Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour, Renée Fleming and Patricia Barber in concert, holiday performances including The Joffrey Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, and more!
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