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Disney's Aladdin

Aug 20 – Sep 7, 2019

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle.  

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Dear Evan Hansen

Aug 20 – Sep 8, 2019

Ticket Note: Seats often become available at the last minute. To check availability, stop by in person at the box office, or call Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600

Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award®, Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls Dear Evan Hansen “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.”

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Shear Madness

Ongoing

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,200 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

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What the Constitution Means to Me

Sep 11 – 22, 2019

Heidi Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway last fall before transferring to Broadway this spring and receiving two Tony Award® nominations (Best Play, Best Actress in Leading Role in a Play). 

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Cats

Sep 17 – Oct 6, 2019

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory.”

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Shear Madness

Ongoing

Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 13,200 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

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Broadway Center Stage: Footloose

Oct 9 – 13, 2019

Set to the rockin' rhythm of the film’s Oscar®- and Tony®-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. 

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Kid Prince and Pablo

Oct 19 – Nov 3, 2019

Mark Twain’s classic The Prince and the Pauper is reimagined as a digital age American Hip Hop story. By standing in one another’s shoes, Kid Prince and Pablo unearth discoveries that could start a whole new revolution. Ages 9+

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Balancing Bodies

Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2019

Take a seat in a rolling office chair as an ordinary space transforms into a universe full of surprises and twists. Dance/theater company Woest from the Netherlands brings this interactive show balancing foolishness and seriousness. Ages 9+

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WORLD STAGES—The Manganiyar Seduction

Nov 1 – 2, 2019

Conceived and directed by Roysten Abel, The Manganiyar Seduction brings together more than 40 singers and instrumentalists from the Rajasthani deserts performing traditional Manganiyar music in an astonishing audio-visual feast.

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GET'M

Nov 2 – 3, 2019

Three television hosts fight over one microphone in this imaginative production full of silly misunderstandings, a puppet show, and hilarious hide-n-seek. Ages 3+

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EGG-tion HERO

Nov 9 – 10, 2019

Will two museum attendants succeed at keeping a special egg safe? Join Dutch theater/dance company Maas for a hysterically egg-cellent time! Ages 3+

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical)

Nov 23, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020

Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, this world premiere Kennedy Center commission features a script by Mo Willems, creator of the best-selling “Pigeon” picture books, along with Muppet Babies executive producer Mr. Warburton, plus music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer of Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! Ages 5+

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The Second City's Love, Factually

Dec 3 – 29, 2019

Back by popular demand! From the twisted minds at The Second City comes this fast-paced romp that mingles the classic movie’s most beloved (and despised) characters and moments in an original take sure to warm your icy heart.

On Sale 9/12/2019


Come From Away

Dec 10, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020

A Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. 

On Sale 9/12/2019


My Fair Lady

Dec 17, 2019 – Jan 19, 2020

From Lincoln Center Theater comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady

On Sale 9/12/2019


Glimpse

Jan 11 – 12, 2020

Dive into an enchanted world in which music, artists, images, and technology interact with one another. Ages 2–4

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Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal

Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2020

Tony Award® winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) stars in this unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. 

On Sale 9/12/2019


WORLD STAGES—Sundance Institute: Grey Rock

Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2020

A D.C. premiere! A play about the inalienable right to dream: A Palestinian man decides to build a rocket to the moon in a shed. 

On Sale 9/12/2019


WORLD STAGES—Huff: featuring Cliff Cardinal

Feb 6 – 8, 2020

A U.S. premiere! Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, Huff is a daring solo show by award-winning Cree actor and playwright Cliff Cardinal, one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian theater.

On Sale 9/12/2019


WORLD STAGES—The Clemency of Titus (with Havana Lyceum Orchestra)

Feb 13 – 15, 2020

After stand-out performances at the Kennedy Center’s Artes de Cuba festival in 2018, the multi-award-winning Havana Lyceum Orchestra and one of Latin America’s most cutting-edge theater directors Carlos Diaz join forces for a Cuban adaptation of Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito.

On Sale 9/12/2019


YAO YAO

Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2020

Yao accidentally pulls a thread that leads to a magical world blending reality and imagination! South Korea's Brush Theatre uses interactive screen technology and live music to capture the whimsical adventure that follows. Ages 3–7 

On Sale 9/12/2019


Jesus Christ Superstar

Apr 14 – 26, 2020

Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a worldwide fan base. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. 

On Sale 11/12/2019


Broadway Center Stage: Bye Bye Birdie

Apr 23 – 27, 2020

A loving send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock and roll, this Tony®-winning musical remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. 

On Sale 9/12/2019


Pokon: An unstoppable game of growth

Apr 24 – 26, 2020

Three performers storm the stage whirling, twirling, hiccupping, tumbling, and singing. Dutch dance company De Dansers presents this mesmerizing performance for children and grown-ups who can’t keep still. Ages 5+

On Sale 11/12/2019


The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus

Apr 30 – May 2, 2020

The desert will come to life in surprising new ways when Sheila meets wild animals who share their story. This one-woman show starring Tia Shearer returns after being workshopped at the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices festival in 2018. Ages 7+

On Sale 11/12/2019


On Sale 11/12/2019


Havana Hop

May 9 – 10, 2020

Young Yelia dreams of making it big—if only she can conquer her stage fright. One actress portrays three generations of lively women in this interactive show written, directed, and performed by Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Paige Hernandez. Ages 2–10

On Sale 11/12/2019


Dreamer: A South African Journey

May 9 – 24, 2020

Follow the journey of Aene, inspired by the real life and music of singer and songwriter Tuelo Minah. As Aene chases her dreams from girl to woman, apartheid South Africa to America, she'll find they might come at a greater cost. Ages 9+

On Sale 11/12/2019


Tiny Beautiful Things

Jun 2 – 28, 2020

Based on the best-selling book by Strayed (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail) and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), this “incredibly moving” (Time Out) play is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers.


Hamilton

Jun 16 – Sep 20, 2020

Hamilton returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House for 14 weeks in the summer of 2020.


Once on This Island

Jun 23 – Jul 12, 2020

“What a delight it is to enter the world of Once on This Island!” raves the New York Times. Winner of the 2018 Tony Award® for best revival of a musical, Once on This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. 

On Sale 2/25/2020


NSO Pops: Bernstein's On the Town in Concert

Jun 25 – 28, 2020

Don’t miss the NSO in a show-stopping, semi-staged version of Leonard Bernstein’s first Broadway musical hit! The story follows the adventures of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave during WWII and features classic numbers such as “New York, New York,” “Lonely Town,” and “Some Other Time.”


A Monster Calls

Jul 21 – Aug 9, 2020

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought to the stage in a powerful new adaptation by visionary director Sally Cookson.


To Kill a Mockingbird

Aug 25 – Sep 27, 2020

Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin has adapted Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork for the stage with spectacular, universally praised results, creating "a modern American classic" (The Hollywood Reporter) and the most coveted ticket of the Broadway season. 

On Sale 2/25/2020