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Past Events: Theater

  • 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.

  • Nordic Cool 2013: 'TEATRET,' Denmark: August

    Feb. 23 - 24, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    August is a touching, fragile, and incredibly funny wordless comedy about the basic things in life. Four individuals go for a walk in a dark, empty space. Here, they come across small bits of life with which we all struggle.

  • Nordic Cool 2013: Vesturport, Iceland: Metamorphosis

    Feb. 20 - 22, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    This hugely acclaimed production of Kafka's Metamorphosis combines breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action as the recently transformed Gregor lithely negotiates a gravity-defying split level set.

  • Nordic Cool 2013: Winter Guests, Norway: Bird in Magic Rain with Tears

    Feb. 20 - 21, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    This multimedia two-act play that revolves around the intertwined fates of three characters--a conceptual artist grieving over her son's death, a boy-prostitute searching for the truth about his past, and a terminally ill businessman longing for love.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Terri White

    Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    From her smash debut in Barnum to scene-stealing turns in Chicago and the Kennedy Center's own revival of Follies, actress and singer Terri White returns to light up Barbara Cook's theater cabaret series.

  • The Kennedy Center Million Dollar Quartet

    Dec. 18, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    Million Dollar Quartet is the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of 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.

  • Irving Berlin's White Christmas

    Dec. 11, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013
    2012-2013 Season
    The classic holiday movie White Christmas comes to the stage at last! This brand new musical shines with classic Irving Berlin hits like "Blue Skies," "How Deep is the Ocean?," and, of course, the unforgettable title song.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Judy Kuhn

    Fri., Dec. 7, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    A Tony nominee for her role as Cosette in Les Misérables, Kennedy Center favorite Judy Kuhn (Kennedy Center Honors, Sondheim Celebration) returns to grace Barbara Cook's Spotlight.

  • Jekyll & Hyde

    Nov. 20 - 25, 2012
    2012-2013 Season
    American Idol finalist and Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) joins with Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox in this thrilling revival of Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse's musical.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Linda Lavin

    Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Tony Award–winning actress Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound, Best Leading Actress in a Play), last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2011 in Follies, returns to perform in Broadway legend Barbara Cook's theater cabaret series.

  • War Horse

    Oct. 23 - Nov. 11, 2012
    2012-2013 Season
    Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play, War Horse is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets that bring to life galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

  • DruidMurphy Full Cycle: Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark, Famine

    Sat., Oct. 20, 2012, 1:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Tony Award–winning Druid Theatre Company presents the story of Irish emigration through a three-play cycle of works by renowned Irish dramatist Tom Murphy--Famine, A Whistle in the Dark, and Conversations on a Homecoming.

  • DruidMurphy: Famine

    Oct. 19 - 20, 2012
    2012-2013 Season
    The villagers of Glanconnor face the real prospect of starvation as the second crop of potatoes fails in 1846. Presented by Tony-winning Druid Theatre Company as part of a three-play cycle of works by renowned Irish dramatist Tom Murphy.

  • DruidMurphy: A Whistle in the Dark

    Oct. 18 - 20, 2012
    2012-2013 Season
    The uprooted Carney family tries to adapt aggressively to life in an English city in 1960. Presented by Tony-winning Druid Theatre Company as part of a three-play cycle of works by renowned Irish dramatist Tom Murphy.

  • DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming

    Oct. 17 - 20, 2012
    2012-2013 Season
    It's the 1970s and Michael, after a ten-year absence, suddenly returns to County Galway from New York. Presented by Tony-winning Druid Theatre Company as part of a three-play cycle of works by renowned Irish dramatist Tom Murphy.

  • Songs of Migration

    Oct. 17 - 20, 2012
    2012-2013 Season
    Created by internationally acclaimed South African trumpeter, composer, and lyricist Hugh Masekela, Songs of Migration is a musical tribute to the great songs of migrants across the African continent.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Maureen McGovern

    Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    From movie star to vocal sensation, Maureen McGovern has performed Gershwin at Carnegie Hall, numerous roles on Broadway (Little Women, Threepenny Opera), and now in Broadway legend Barbara Cook's intimate cabaret series.

  • The Addams Family

    Jul. 10 - 29, 2012
    2011-2012 Season
    The Addams Family brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to life. It's a "classic, full-tilt, fast-paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!" (Chicago Tribune).

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Barbara Cook

    Jun. 15 - 16, 2012
    2011-2012 Season
    The silvery soprano who knows how to work the spotlight, legendary Broadway star Barbara Cook (Candide, The Music Man, She Loves Me) takes the stage in her own series for the final Spotlight performances of the season.

  • Memphis

    Jun. 12 - Jul. 1, 2012
    2011-2012 Season
    This four-time Tony Award winner, including Best Musical, begs you to turn up the dial. Inspired by actual events, Memphis introduces a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.

  • First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb

    Jun. 8 - Jul. 1, 2012
    2011-2012 Season
    Come hear the music play! Celebrate the songwriting team who created Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, and many more in this musical revue featuring a cast of 6 backed by a 23-piece orchestra.

  • The Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company

    May 17 - 19, 2012
    2011-2012 Season
    Last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2008 as part of the JAPAN: culture + hyperculture festival, the Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company brings three kyogen works.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Aaron Lazar

    Fri., May 4, 2012, 7:30 PM
    2011-2012 Season
    Broadway actor and singer Aaron Lazar (Les Misérables, A Little Night Music, The Light in the Piazza) performs in this theater cabaret series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • Come Fly Away

    Apr. 18 - 29, 2012
    2011-2012 Season
    Ol' Blue Eyes' greatest hits soar in a new way in Twyla Tharp's Broadway musical Come Fly Away. Live music and Sinatra vocals swirl in with "fast, flashing, remarkably intricate dances" (The New York Times) in this swinging show.

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