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Past Events: Theater

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey

    Fri., Jun. 4, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Husband and wife duo John Pizzarelli (Dream) and Jessica Molaskey (Parade) perform in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • Thurgood

    Jun. 1 - 20, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    Laurence Fishburne stars in Thurgood written by George Stevens Jr., the dramatic retelling of the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Laura Benanti

    Fri., Apr. 30, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • Terrence McNally's Nights at the Opera: Master Class

    Mar. 25 - Apr. 18, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    Award-winning actress Tyne Daly stars as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Tony-winning Master Class, which depicts the diva reminiscing on the triumphs and tragedies of her life and career. Part of Terrence McNally's Nights at the Opera.

  • Terrence McNally's Nights at the Opera: The Lisbon Traviata

    Mar. 20 - Apr. 11, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    Deriving its title from an unauthorized recording of a Maria Callas performance in Lisbon which became a collector's item, The Lisbon Traviata reflects on romantic obsession and diva worship. Part of Terrence McNally's Nights at the Opera.

  • Terrence McNally's Nights at the Opera: Golden Age

    Mar. 12 - Apr. 4, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    The Kennedy Center presents the D.C. premiere of Terrence McNally's Golden Age, a backstage drama surrounding the premiere of Bellini's final opera I Puritani. Part of Terrence McNally's Nights at the Opera.

  • Young Frankenstein

    Dec. 15, 2009 - Jan. 10, 2010
    2009-2010 Season
    The classic Mel Brooks movie Young Frankenstein is ALIVE in a spectacular new musical production direct from Broadway. The Tony-winning trio behind The Producers teams up for this wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Karen Akers

    Sat., Dec. 12, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Tony Award nominee and nightclub legend Karen Akers (Nine) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • August: Osage County

    Nov. 24 - Dec. 20, 2009
    2009-2010 Season
    Estelle Parsons stars as the matriarch of an extended clan approaching meltdown in August: Osage County, the gripping and darkly funny tale that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: An Evening with Christine Ebersole

    Sat., Nov. 14, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Two-time Tony Award winner and Broadway star Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    Oct. 29 - Nov. 21, 2009
    2009-2010 Season
    Cate Blanchett stars as Blanche DuBois in the U.S. premiere of Sydney Theatre Company's production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Liv Ullmann.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Jane Krakowski

    Sat., Oct. 3, 2009
    2009-2010 Season
    Tony Award–winning actress, dancer, and singer Jane Krakowski (Nine) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • Spring Awakening

    Jul. 7 - Aug. 2, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    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.

  • The Kennedy Center Spring Awakening

    Jul. 7 - Aug. 2, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    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.

  • The Color Purple

    Jun. 30 - Aug. 9, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    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.

  • Ragtime

    Apr. 18 - May 17, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    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.

  • Khamsoun ("Fifty")

    Mar. 14 - 15, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    This production chronicles an important period in Tunisia's history, spanning 50 years from the country's independence to 2006.

  • Richard III: An Arab Tragedy

    Mar. 6 - 7, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    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.

  • Alive from Palestine: Stories Under Occupation

    Feb. 26 - 27, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    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.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "Opposite You" with Jason Danieley & Marin Mazzie

    Sat., Feb. 14, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Celebrating ten years together, Broadway's golden couple performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "An Evening with Liz Callaway"

    Fri., Jan. 9, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Baby) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Dec. 23, 2008 - Jan. 4, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    This grand showcase of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music features vocalists, backed by an onstage symphony, singing his biggest and most memorable hits.

  • Legally Blonde The Musical

    Dec. 16, 2008 - Jan. 11, 2009
    2008-2009 Season
    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.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: "How Can I Keep From Singing?" with Victoria Clark

    Sat., Dec. 6, 2008, 7:30 PM
    2008-2009 Season
    Tony winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) performs in this theater cabaret performance series curated by Broadway legend Barbara Cook.

  • Frost/Nixon

    Nov. 11 - 30, 2008
    2008-2009 Season
    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?

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