Jul 18 - Aug 20, 2017
Two worlds collide in Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I, winner of four 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. The timeless story of Anna Leonowens and the king of Siam is "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine)!
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 8:00 PM
The Kennedy Center presents a special one-night-only celebration of the indelible and lasting impact Bernstein's work had on American culture through the Broadway stage.
On Sale 5/31/2017
Oct 12 - Oct 15, 2017
This pulsating new multimedia documentary theater work—derived from the real-life stories of six families exploring issues of mental health, addiction, and gender and sexual identity—features an evocative folk rock score, video projections, and emotionally charged movement.
Oct 24 - Nov 19, 2017
The nine-time Tony®-winning Best Musical follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2017
This mind-blowing, next-generation vocal show—the latest sensation from the UK—features reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of vocalists. Gobsmacked! weaves stories through all forms of a cappella, guaranteeing audiences will leave with a song in their hearts and smiles on their faces.
Dec 5 - Dec 31, 2017
Experience Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol like never before—with this holiday favorite from The Second City! The legendary comedy troupe brings its infamous improvisational skills and sketch comedy mastery to the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Dec 6 - Dec 9, 2017
U.S. premiere! Ingmar Bergman’s wife and muse, celebrated director Liv Ullmann, expands Bergman's 1996 film into a stage adaptation of poignant, non-linear series of “confessions” which delve into the realms of infidelity, family relationships, loneliness, and the weighty results of keeping secrets deep within.
Dec 12 - Jan 7, 2018
Inspired by the Academy Award–winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris has captivated both audiences and critics, winning four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Choreography. Its stunning combination of classic music, timeless story, breathtaking dance, and state-of-the-art design results in a spectacular production the New York Times declares "outshines anything else currently on Broadway."
Dec 27 - Jan 7, 2018
Direct from Broadway, the world’s best-selling magic show returns to the Kennedy Center after sell-out shows in 2015! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.
Jan 9 - Jan 28, 2018
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you inside their real-life story, with some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century.
Jan 9 - Jan 28, 2018
Stephen Karam’s uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play akes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. As darkness falls and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.
Feb 14 - Feb 18, 2018
The pawns in this dramatic rock opera form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion, and the assistant who is torn between them. Follow the machinations and manipulations from Bangkok to Budapest in a semi-staged concert performance.
Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 8:00 PM
Take a walk through American history with fabulous entertainer Taylor Mac! A recent winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, his work uses songs of the time to chronicle our country from its founding in 1776 to today in a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of American culture and dysfunction.
Mar 21 - Mar 25, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony®-winning first Broadway musical tells the story of a vibrant community on the brink of change in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood in this semi-staged concert performance.
Apr 19 - Apr 22, 2018
Two Ingmar Bergman screenplays are brilliantly reimagined for the stage by celebrated director Ivo van Hove. This theatrical double-bill delving into the messy lives of theater artists features searing performances to match the layered psychological drama of Bergman’s texts.
Jun 6 - Jun 10, 2018
Follow the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch in this semi-staged concert performance as he uses a powerful little handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.
Jun 12 - Sep 16, 2018
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.
Jul 31 - Aug 26, 2018
2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).
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Additional support for International Theater is provided by the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.