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Past Events: Theater

  • Carnival!

    Feb. 17 - Mar. 11, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    This new Kennedy Center production revives the classic 1961 musical based on the film Lili, in which a young orphan girl joins a traveling circus.

  • Bill Irwin and Kathleen Turner in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Jan. 4 - 28, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The divine Kathleen Turner and the dazzling Bill Irwin reprise their roles from the electrifying 2005 Broadway production of Edward Albee's masterpiece.

  • The Light in the Piazza

    Dec. 19, 2006 - Jan. 7, 2007
    2006-2007 Season
    The six-time Tony-winning musical tells the story of a mother and daughter traveling through Italy, and the daughter's romance with a handsome Italian man, despite the mother's objections.

  • Twelve Angry Men

    Oct. 3 - 22, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    Richard Thomas and George Wendt star in the Tony-nominated production of the critically acclaimed 2005 Broadway revival.

  • Waiting for Godot

    Oct. 3 - 5, 2006
    2006-2007 Season
    Two tramps meet by the roadside, and endlessly wait for someone--or something--named Godot.

  • The Reduced Shakespeare Company: All the Great Books (abridged)

    Jul. 11 - 30, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    From a reduced Proust to a short Longfellow, "this trio of modern Marx Brothers will have you in stitches" (The Boston Herald) as they compress 83 of history's preeminent tomes into ninety-eight minutes.

  • The Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete History of America (abridged)

    Jul. 5 - 28, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    600 years of history is covered in 6,000 seconds! The three cultural guerillas of the Reduced Shakespeare Company take audiences on a ninety-minute roller coaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American history.

  • Little Women, the Broadway Musical

    Jun. 27 - Jul. 23, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Join the remarkable March sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--as one of America's most beloved books soars to the stage starring Maureen McGovern.

  • Love-Lies-Bleeding

    Jun. 17 - 25, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-produces Don DeLillo's riveting drama as part of The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays.

  • Mame

    May 27 - Jul. 2, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Tony and Emmy winner Christine Baranski stars as madcap Mame in an all-new Kennedy Center production of the delightful musical.

  • Royal Shakespeare Company: The Canterbury Tales, Part 2

    Apr. 19 - May 7, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The RSC presents a brand-new adaptation of Chaucer's timeless classic about a boisterous and bawdy storytelling competition.

  • Royal Shakespeare Company: The Canterbury Tales, Part 1

    Apr. 15 - May 6, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The RSC presents a brand-new adaptation of Chaucer's timeless classic about a boisterous and bawdy storytelling competition.

  • The Subject Was Roses

    Jan. 7 - 29, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    A young man returns from WWII to find his parents are strangers--to him and each other--in this powerful drama that won the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award(r) in 1965.

  • The Kennedy Center Wicked

    Dec. 21, 2005 - Jan. 15, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    The untold story of the witches of Oz is the most spellbinding new Broadway musical in years.

  • Hairspray

    Jul. 13 - Aug. 21, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Winner of nine 2003 Tony Awards(r), Broadway's blockbuster musical comes to the Kennedy Center.

  • Red, White and Tuna

    Jun. 24 - Jul. 10, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    In this hilarious sequel to the hit comedies Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams return for their side-splitting spoof of rural America.

  • Royal Shakespeare Company: Hecuba

    May 21 - Jun. 12, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave makes her Washington debut as the Queen of Troy in Euripides’ classic tragedy.

  • Mister Roberts

    Mar. 12 - Apr. 3, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    This 1948 Tony Award®-winning American comedy is a tale of unusual heroism during World War II.

  • Marc Blitzstein's Regina

    Mar. 10 - 12, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Tony®-winning actress and singer Patti LuPone stars in a semi-staged concert version of this soaring musical drama.

  • The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Dec. 28, 2004 - Jan. 2, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Broadway stars sing his greatest hits plus songs from his new musical The Woman in White and the film version of The Phantom of the Opera.

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

    Dec. 7 - 26, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    This six-time Tony® winner takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City.

  • On Golden Pond

    Sep. 28 - Oct. 17, 2004
    2004-2005 Season
    Tony® winners James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams star in a brand-new production of this intimate family drama.

  • Tennessee Williams Explored: Glass Menagerie

    Jul. 17 - Aug. 8, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    A new Center production of Williams’ masterwork portrays a family’s struggle to hold on to its illusions.

  • The Producers

    Jun. 23 - Aug. 22, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    The smash Broadway hit musical based on the classic Mel Brooks movie comes to the Opera House stage for an extended run.

  • The Kennedy Center The Producers

    Jun. 23 - Aug. 22, 2004
    2003-2004 Season
    The smash Broadway hit musical based on the classic Mel Brooks movie comes to the Opera House stage for an extended run.

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