The Kennedy Center


Bernstein on Broadway

Friday, September 22, 2017 8:00 PM

Leonard Bernstein at 100 Theater

Don't miss this special one-night-only celebration of the indelible and lasting impact Bernstein's work had on American culture through the Broadway stage, featuring a who's who of Broadway stars, an orchestra, and a chorus. 

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NOTE AS OF 9/19 AT 9:30 AM: A small number of limited-view seats are currently available by calling the box office (202 467-4600) or by purchasing in person. 

Bernstein on Broadway

Some of Broadway’s brightest stars come together for this one-night-only performance celebrating the indelible and lasting impact Leonard Bernstein’s work had on American culture through the Broadway stage!

Three-time Tony Award®–winning director Kathleen Marshall and music director Rob Fisher will lead Mikaela Bennett (The Golden Apple at Encores!), Santino Fontana (Cinderella, Act One), Matthew Hydzik (the Kennedy Center production of Side Show), Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Beth Malone (Fun Home), and Laura Osnes (Bandstand, Cinderella) in an extraordinary evening of Bernstein’s music for the theater. Joining them will be an ensemble of Broadway triple-threats including Max Clayton, Kim Fauré, Keven Quillon, Shina Ann Morris, Brandon Rubendall, Samantha Sturm, Erica Sweany, and Anthony Wayne.

Bernstein on Broadway will feature the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and Choral Arts Society of Washington as more than 75 performers fill the Eisenhower Theater with the unforgettable music of West Side Story, Wonderful Town, and Candide. The performance will also include the irresistibly tuneful score and dancing from On the Town, as well as selections from Bernstein’s MASS, originally commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of the Kennedy Center in 1971.

Performance Timing: Act One - 55 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act Two - 55 min.

Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100
Beginning September 2017, the Kennedy Center will be the centerpiece for the launch of a yearlong international centennial celebration of iconic American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990). His prolific work in nearly every genre has made him one of the most enduring and celebrated artists of all time, and we invite you to join us to honor his legacy by experiencing some of his most cherished works.