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Upcoming Events: Theater

2014-2015 Season

  • May 1 - Sep. 30, 2015

    Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.



  • Jun. 16 - Aug. 16, 2015

    The smash musical and nine-time Tony Award winner returns! The Broadway phenomenon from the creators of South Park has been hailed as "the best musical of this century" by the New York Times.

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  • Jul. 7 - Aug. 16, 2015

    Theatrically breathtaking, the eight-time 2012 Tony Award–winning musical tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

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2015-2016 Season

  • Sep. 18 - 19, 2015

    This semi-autobiographical reflection tells the powerful story of a man who moved to a new country to escape a civil war. As he loses himself in a new context, he realizes that his childhood emigration has begun to compromise his self-knowledge.

    On Sale 6/10/15



  • Sep. 25 - 26, 2015

    Through song, poetry, text, and video, this new song cycle created by Tony and Obie Award winners Stew & Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange) irreverently explores the surprising connection between the music-myths of both Wagner and the blues.

    On Sale 6/10/15



  • Oct. 6 - 25, 2015

    Follow the inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stardom--from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

    On Sale 8/5/15



  • Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Following her show-stopping appearance in the Kennedy Center's Follies and acclaimed Spotlight concert in 2013, Terri White returns to deliver another "vocally sure and beautifully tough" (The Washington Post) performance. 



  • Oct. 22 - 25, 2015

    Academy Award–winning stage-and-screen actress Juliette Binoche portrays Antigone in a contemporary version of Sophokles's riveting tragedy, translated anew by T.S. Eliot Prize–winning poet Anne Carson.



  • Oct. 23 - 24, 2015

    Set in the height of the British slave trade, this new play tells the unusual and gripping tale of Ignatius Sancho--a man of his time, but seemingly out of place, who nonetheless achieved the distinction of being both wholly African and wholly British.

    On Sale 8/5/15



  • Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Known as the original Fantine in Broadway's Les Misérables and for her Tony-winning role in City of Angels, Randy Graff "doesn't strut around the stage… she simply stands, sings from her big heart, and beguiles" (Playbill).



  • Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 7:00 PM

    An ever-energetic entertainer from Broadway to television and film, the "fearless" (The New York Times) Emmy and Tony nominee makes her Kennedy Center debut.



  • Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Sporting a "one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere" (New York Times), the Tony-winning original Frankie Valli of Broadway and Hollywood's Jersey Boys returns to take the solo spotlight.



  • Dec. 15, 2015 - Jan. 10, 2016

    Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

    On Sale 9/9/15



  • Jan. 13 - 30, 2016

    This Tony-winning musical comedy tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by-- you guessed it--eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way.



  • Mar. 4 - 6, 2016

    As the latest chapter in Laurie Anderson's ongoing exploration of the American narrative and how it is told, this collection of songs and stories about contemporary culture crosses borders between dreams, reality, and the elusive world of information.

    On Sale 12/2/15



  • Mar. 11 - 12, 2016

    Marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, this work explores the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People escaping war and abandoning their lives in the search for freedom with an alien and unknowable future.

    On Sale 12/2/15



  • Fri., Mar. 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

    The Tony Award–winning original Eponine in Les Misérables on London's West End and Broadway makes her Kennedy Center debut. As Playbill proclaims, it's "all but impossible to not love this petite powerhouse of an entertainer!"



  • Jun. 14 - Jul. 10, 2016

    It's Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this Tony-winning musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind

    On Sale 3/30/16



  • Jun. 28 - Jul. 17, 2016

    Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, this two-time Tony winning musical tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid.

    On Sale 3/30/16



  • Jul. 13 - Aug. 20, 2016

    Bigger and better than ever before! This fresh and dazzling production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's perennial classic comes to D.C. as part of a brand-new North American tour.

    On Sale 2/11/16



All programs are subject to change.