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Shear Madness


Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,200 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

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Broadway Center Stage: The Music Man

Feb 6 - Feb 11, 2019

Starring Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell, this American favorite and winner of six Tony Awards® follows traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa. Don't miss this Broadway classic featuring 28 performers and 20 musicians onstage! Broadway Center Stage performances are presented in a semi-staged concert format. 

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Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2019

Making its U.S. premiere, this collaboration between Denmark’s artistic incubator Hotel Pro Forma and the Latvian Radio Choir daringly explores the Anthropocene, a new geological age characterized by the harsh impact of humanity on our vulnerable eco-system. 

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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Feb 15 - Feb 17, 2019

This "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is "electrifying!" (Newsday). 

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Tap Dogs

Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2019

Dein Perry's global dance sensation Tap Dogs hits the road on an international tour of jaw-dropping new surprises. An adrenaline-pumped cast turns traditional tap dancing upside-down and into the ultimate night out. 

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WORLD STAGES: Cirkus Cirkör: Limits 

Mar 6 - Mar 9, 2019

“Boundaries are meant to be crossed. Limits are meant to be exceeded!” From Tilde Björfors and Sweden’s Cirkus Cirkör, Limits will turn perspectives on their heads.

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Sundance Institute—Theater from the Middle East and North Africa: Jogging

Mar 12 - Mar 13, 2019

A Lebanese woman follows a daily routine of jogging to keep herself safe from obesity, bone diseases, and anxiety, creating a connection between her intimate personal space and the city. Conceived and performed by Hanane Hajj Ali, winner of the Vertebrae Prize for Best Actor at the 2017 Edinburgh Theatre Festival

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WORLD STAGES: The Last Supper

Mar 14 - Mar 16, 2019

Making its U.S. premiere, this darkly comedic satire highlights the harsh indifference of the bourgeoisie in Egypt and the hollow exchanges which masquerade as human connection. 

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Sundance Institute—Theater from the Middle East and North Africa: Love, Bombs & Apples

Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2019

WINNER of OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION at Theatre Bay Area Awards 2018! This is the comic tale of four men from different parts of the globe experiencing a moment of revelation. Featuring actor Asif Khan. 

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Broadway Center Stage: The Who's Tommy

Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2019

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. 

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Betty Buckley in Hello, Dolly!

Jun 4 - 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!” 

On Sale 3/12/2019

Byhalia, Mississippi

Jun 11 - Jul 7, 2019

Don’t miss this new Kennedy Center production of playwright Evan Linder’s uncompromising exploration of race, family, and betrayal in the American South, which won Chicago’s prestigious Jefferson Award in 2016 for Best New Work.

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Jun 11 - Jun 23, 2019

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award®–winning musical comes to the Kennedy Center in an all new production from Lincoln Center. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family. 

On Sale 2/27/2019

The Band's Visit

Jul 9 - Aug 4, 2019

This critically acclaimed new musical celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing, and laughter can connect us all. “One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.”—The New York Times

On Sale 2/27/2019

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. 

On Sale 3/18/2019

Dear Evan Hansen

Aug 6 - Sep 8, 2019

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.”

On Sale 3/27/2019