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Past Events: Theater

  • Once

    Jul. 7 - Aug. 16, 2015
    2014-2015 Season
    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.

  • The Kennedy Center The Book of Mormon

    Jun. 16 - Aug. 16, 2015
    2014-2015 Season
    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.

  • The Kennedy Center If All the Sky Were Paper

    May 21 - 22, 2015
    2014-2015 Season
    In honor of Memorial Day, the Kennedy Center presents Andrew Carroll's compelling drama about the wartime experience, taken from actual letters penned by troops and their loved ones.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Malcolm Gets

    Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
    2014-2015 Season
    Praised as a "suave musical theater actor" (The Washington Post), Tony Award nominee Malcolm Gets (Amour, Merrily We Roll Along, HBO's Grey Gardens) returns, following his Kennedy Center debut in 2010's The Lisbon Traviata.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: LaChanze

    Fri., Feb. 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
    2014-2015 Season
    One of the bright stars in Broadway's If/Then, "unfailingly charming" (The New York Times) Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island) makes her Kennedy Center debut.

  • Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape

    Feb. 6 - 7, 2015
    2014-2015 Season
    Conceived, written, and directed by Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi, this D.C. premiere work centers on "Tokyo Rose," English-speaking female radio announcers who broadcasted Japanese propaganda programs during World War II aimed at Allied forces.

  • Gigi

    Jan. 16 - Feb. 12, 2015
    2014-2015 Season
    Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Eric Schaeffer directs a world premiere production of Lerner and Loewe's musical comedy, where true love between a free-spirited young woman and a wealthy young playboy must overcome the conventions of turn-of-the-century Paris.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Will Chase

    Fri., Jan. 9, 2015, 7:30 PM
    2014-2015 Season
    A Tony Award nominee for his "magnetic" (The New York Times) performance in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Will Chase (Rent, Miss Saigon, TV's Smash and Nashville) makes his Kennedy Center debut.

  • The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible

    Jan. 6 - 11, 2015
    2014-2015 Season
    It's the world's best-selling magic show, direct from Broadway! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the talents of seven incredible Illusionists with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Dec. 16, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
    2014-2015 Season
    Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel's favorite son features Broadway stars and American Idol sensations, husband-and-wife duo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Andrea McArdle

    Fri., Dec. 5, 2014, 7:30 PM
    2014-2015 Season
    Best-known for originating the title role of Annie on Broadway, Tony Award nominee and "theater legend" (The Huffington Post) Andrea McArdle possesses a "voice that carries to the rafters" (The New York Times).

  • 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).

  • The Kennedy Center production of Little Dancer

    Oct. 25 - Nov. 30, 2014
    2014-2015 Season
    With a powerhouse creative team featuring Susan Stroman, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty, this world premiere Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture.

  • 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.

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