The Kennedy Center

Summer at the Kennedy Center

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Hannah Gadsby - Douglas

Jun 25 – 27, 2019

Tasmania’s own Hannah Gadsby, who has come to the world’s attention through her multi-award winning stand up show Nanette on Netflix, makes her Kennedy Center debut with her new show Douglas.

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Betty Buckley in Hello, Dolly!

Jun 25 – Jul 7, 2019

Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly!—the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” 

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The Second City's America; It's Complicated!

Jun 25 – Aug 11, 2019

Comedy legends The Second City return to the Kennedy Center with an all-new, all-hilarious show that reaches way, way across the aisle for non-stop equal opportunity laughs.

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Kanan Gill

Sat, Jun 29, 2019

Kanan Gill’s latest special Teetar is a personal, observational and deeply stupid follow up to 2017’s Keep It Real. In this hilarious one-hour show, he juggles ideas from Julius Caesar’s death to marching to bands and his building societies. The show also explains what “Teetar” means.

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Eric Roberson

Sat, Jun 29, 2019

Grammy®- nominee, singer, songwriter, producer, and Howard University alum Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds, and mainstream radio. Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/Soul music, Eric has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green, and countless others to headlining sold-out tours across the country.

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The Band's Visit

Jul 9 – Aug 4, 2019

With a Tony®- and Grammy®-winning score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together. The Washington Post says, “it’s the best musical on Broadway! Beautiful music, beautiful story, beautiful acting.” 

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Summer Rooftop Happy Hour Series

Jul 11 – Aug 1, 2019

Brewery meets music meets rooftop! Enjoy FREE happy hours on the Roof Terrace featuring cocktail specials, free tastings from local breweries, and killer contemporary performances.

Mo Willems & the Storytime All-Stars present: Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime!

Sat, Jul 13, 2019

In this hysterical concert variety show, favorite performers from TV, movies, and stand-up present Mo Willems's books as sketch comedy. Age 5+

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Freestyle Love Supreme

Jul 16 – 21, 2019

The improv brainchild of Anthony Veneziale, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Thomas Kail, Freestyle Love Supreme is a stage show like no other. MCs, musicians, and beatboxers take the audience on a completely improvised musical ride all based off audience suggestions. See it before the show goes to Broadway! 

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Disney's Aladdin

Jul 18 – Sep 7, 2019

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle.  

Best ticket availability on weekdays and Sunday nights.


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Tituss Burgess in Concert

Sat, Jul 27, 2019

Just announced! Emmy®-nominated actor, musician, and writer Tituss Burgess is one of the most dynamic and downright impressive entertainers of today. In addition to his work on Broadway, Burgess starred as Titus Andromedon in Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and as the scene-stealing D'Fwan in NBC’s 30 Rock. For one night only, he brings his one-of-a-kind talent to the Concert Hall to perform hits from the stage and screen.

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Postmodern Jukebox

Fri, Aug 2, 2019

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Aug 6 – Sep 8, 2019

Ticket Note: Seats often become available at the last minute. To check availability, stop by in person at the box office, or call Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600

Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award®, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.  The Washington Post calls Dear Evan Hansen “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.”

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Squeeze – The Squeeze Songbook Tour

Sat, Aug 17, 2019

The premier UK rock band embarks on a new tour playing their greatest hits.

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