Theater: 2008-2009 Events
Blanche and Beyond Starring Richard Thomas
Sep. 24 - 26, 2008
Adapted by Steve Lawson from the personal letters of Tennessee Williams, this one-man show starring Richard Thomas delves into the life of one of America's great playwrights.
Broadway: Three Generations
Oct. 2 - 5, 2008
The Kennedy Center celebrates three generations of Broadway songwriters with star-filled evenings combining abridged concert versions of three representative musical classics: Girl Crazy, Bye Bye Birdie, and Side Show.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "Quintessence: An Evening with Betty Buckley and Kenny Werner"
Oct. 3 - 4, 2008
Tony winner Betty Buckley (Cats) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.
DRUID: The Shadow of the Glen & The Playboy of the Western World
Oct. 22 - 25, 2008
Galway, Ireland's internationally acclaimed award-winning DRUID theater company presents two of Irish playwright John Millington Synge's greatest works.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "Songs for the Theater: The Next Generation" with Rebecca Luker
Sat., Nov. 8, 2008, 7:30 PM
Tony nominee Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.
Nov. 11 - 30, 2008
This Tony-nominated play starring Stacy Keach recounts one of the most powerful television interviews of all time. How did British talk-show host David Frost elicit the apology the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon?
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "How Can I Keep From Singing?" with Victoria Clark
Sat., Dec. 6, 2008, 7:30 PM
Tony winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.
Legally Blonde The Musical
Dec. 16, 2008 - Jan. 11, 2009
Nominated for seven 2007 Tony Awards, Legally Blonde makes its D.C. premiere. Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her, Elle sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law.
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Dec. 23, 2008 - Jan. 4, 2009
This grand showcase of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music features vocalists, backed by an onstage symphony, singing his biggest and most memorable hits.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "An Evening with Liz Callaway"
Fri., Jan. 9, 2009, 7:30 PM
Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Baby) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "Opposite You" with Jason Danieley & Marin Mazzie
Sat., Feb. 14, 2009, 7:30 PM
Celebrating ten years together, Broadway's golden couple performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.
Alive from Palestine: Stories Under Occupation
Feb. 26 - 27, 2009
Created by Palestinian artists as a response to the conflict in their homeland, Alive from Palestine features actors from the Al-Kasaba Theater & Cinematheque in Ramallah telling their diverse life stories.
Richard III: An Arab Tragedy
Mar. 6 - 7, 2009
In this world of tribal allegiances, family in-fighting, and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention at the heart of Shakespeare's play take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context.
Mar. 14 - 15, 2009
This production chronicles an important period in Tunisia's history, spanning 50 years from the country's independence to 2006.
Apr. 18 - May 17, 2009
The Kennedy Center presents an all-new production of Ragtime, the Tony-winning musical based on an E.L. Doctorow novel that intertwines three distinct families' stories in turn-of-the-century New York.
The Color Purple
Jun. 30 - Aug. 9, 2009
American Idol winner Fantasia reprises her starring role of Celie in the National Tour of the soul-stirring Broadway musical based on the book by Alice Walker that tells an unforgettable story about hope and the power of love.
Jul. 7 - Aug. 2, 2009
Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening makes its D.C. premiere featuring an original score by Grammy-nominated recording star Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.