Upcoming Events: Theater
May 1 - Sep. 29, 2013
Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 11,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.
May 25 - Jun. 23, 2013
Finn Wittrock, Sarah Wayne Callies, Julie Halston, and Shuler Hensley star in this new production of Ferenc Molnár's play, directed by Gregory Mosher and featuring a new translation by Richard Nelson.
Jun. 11 - Jul. 7, 2013
Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, Roundabout Theatre Company's production features some of musical theater's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick out of You," "You're the Top," and, of course, "Anything Goes."
The Book of Mormon
Jul. 9 - Aug. 18, 2013
Nine 2011 Tony Awards say it's the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, "It's the funniest musical of all time." And the New York Times says, "It's the best musical of this century." It's The Book of Mormon.
Million Dollar Quartet
Sep. 24 - Oct. 6, 2013
The smash Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet returns, inspired by the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock ‘n' Roll," brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Oct. 29 - Nov. 10, 2013
In this crowd-pleasing musical based on the hit film, a wannabe diva witnesses a crime and hides out in a convent. Under Mother Superior's watchful eye, she helps her fellow sisters find their voices, not to mention her own.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Tommy Tune
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, 7:30 PM
"The quintessential Broadway song and dance man" (Variety), Tommy Tune hits the Terrace Theater stage, high-stepping through his nine-time Tony Award–winning career and celebrating more than 50 years on the Great White Way.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, 7:30 PM
Last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2007 with the NSO Pops, Emmy winner Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song, Lost in Yonkers) brings her "lusty vibrato [and] disarming charm" (New York Daily News) to the Kennedy Center.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Patina Miller
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 7:30 PM
Fresh from 2012's First You Dream at the Kennedy Center, and soon in Broadway's Pippin revival, Tony nominee Patina Miller (Sister Act) returns with her "funky, spunky stage presence and great comic timing" (Telegraph).
Elf The Musical
Dec. 17, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014
One of Hollywood's most beloved holiday hits is born again--on stage! Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who leaves the North Pole to find his true identity. This modern Christmas classic will make everyone embrace their inner elf.
Dec. 25, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2014
Celebrating the hit movie's 30th anniversary, this inspiring stage musical adaptation includes all your favorite songs, from "Flashdance--What a Feeling" and "Maniac" to "Gloria" and "I Love Rock and Roll," plus 16 original songs!
Peter and the Starcatcher
Jan. 28 - Feb. 16, 2014
Winner of five Tony Awards, this innovative and imaginative prequel to Peter Pan--based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson--takes a hilarious, swashbuckling romp through the Neverland you never knew.
An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin
Feb. 18 - 23, 2014
Two of Broadway's most venerated performers join again after their 1980 Tony-winning performances in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Evita. "A sublime show!" says the New York Times.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Brian d'Arcy James
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
"A remarkably versatile actor equally at home in splashy musicals" (New York Times), two-time Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Next to Normal, Sondheim at 80 at the Kennedy Center) joins Barbara Cook's cabaret series.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Megan Hilty
Fri., May 2, 2014, 7:30 PM
"The new princess of Broadway" (Time), Megan Hilty (Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 9 to 5, TV's Smash), follows her acclaimed NSO Pops concerts last season with an intimate evening in the Terrace Theater.
Jun. 14 - Jul. 13, 2014
Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls), this new Kennedy Center revival of the hit musical follows the story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, as they grow from circus attraction to famous stage performers.
Disney's The Lion King
Jun. 17 - Aug. 17, 2014
Winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the African Pridelands to life with "Circle of Life" and many more great songs.
All programs are subject to change.