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Past Events: Theater

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Faith Prince

    Fri., Oct. 31, 2014, 7:30 PM
    2014-2015 Season
    Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, Bells Are Ringing) returns to the Kennedy Center with her comedic wit and "sublime yet unaffected vocal virtuosity" (Newsday).

  • Evita

    Sep. 30 - Oct. 19, 2014
    2014-2015 Season
    Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning musical tells the remarkable story of Eva Peron's rise from Argentina's slums to First Lady through some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "High Flying, Adored."

  • The Actors Fund Benefit Special Performance: Disney's The Lion King

    Wed., Jul. 30, 2014, 1:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season

  • Disney's The Lion King

    Jun. 17 - Aug. 17, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    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.

  • Side Show

    Jun. 14 - Jul. 13, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls), this new Kennedy Center reimagining of the hit musical follows the story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, as they grow from circus attraction to famous stage performers.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Megan Hilty

    Fri., May 2, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    "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.  

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Brian d'Arcy James

    Fri., Mar. 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    "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.

  • An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin

    Feb. 18 - 23, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    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 USA Today.

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

    Jan. 28 - Feb. 16, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    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.

  • Flashdance--The Musical

    Dec. 25, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    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 "I Love Rock and Roll," plus 16 original songs!

  • Elf The Musical

    Dec. 17, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014
    2013-2014 Season
    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.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Patina Miller

    Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Fresh from 2012's First You Dream at the Kennedy Center, and in Broadway's Pippin revival, Tony winner Patina Miller (Pippin) returns with her "funky, spunky stage presence and great comic timing" (Telegraph).

  • American Voices: Musical Theater Master Session with Sutton Foster

    Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, 11:00 AM
    2013-2014 Season
    Observe Tony winner Sutton Foster as she coaches pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes David Caddick, Sutton Foster; Joan Lader, David Lai, and Tara Rubin.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Lucie Arnaz

    Fri., Nov. 8, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Recently seen at the Kennedy Center during the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Emmy winner Lucie Arnaz (They're Playing Our Song, Lost in Yonkers) brings her "lusty vibrato [and] disarming charm" (New York Daily News).

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Tommy Tune

    Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    "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.

  • Sister Act

    Oct. 29 - Nov. 10, 2013
    2013-2014 Season
    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.

  • Million Dollar Quartet

    Sep. 24 - Oct. 6, 2013
    2013-2014 Season
    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.

  • The Book of Mormon

    Jul. 9 - Aug. 18, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    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.

  • Shear Madness

    Jul. 1 - Sep. 29, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    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.

  • Anything Goes

    Jun. 11 - Jul. 7, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    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 Guardsman

    May 25 - Jun. 23, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    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.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Adam Pascal

    Fri., May 10, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Known for playing Roger Davis in Rent the musical (and the movie), Broadway veteran Adam Pascal (Aida, Memphis) brings his gritty power to Barbara Cook's Spotlight.

  • Nordic Cool 2013: Royal Dramatic Theatre, Sweden: Fanny and Alexander

    Mar. 7 - 9, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Fanny and Alexander, its brilliant stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-winning feature film.

  • Nordic Cool 2013: Tampere Workers' Theatre, Finland: The Warmblooded

    Mar. 2 - 3, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    Once the proud owners of a small farm, the Kotalas now live beneath the overpass of a forgotten highway alongside a motley crew of drunks and Romanian gypsies in this warm-hearted tale.

  • Nordic Cool 2013: National Theatre, Norway: Hedda Gabler

    Feb. 26 - 27, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    Norway's National Theatre performs Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, a powerful and emotionally potent portrayal of a woman's alienation from and suffocation by the bourgeois society of which she has become a part.

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