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The Second City's Love, Factually

Dec 6 – 29, 2019

Love, Actually—whether you love it, hate it, or have never even seen it, you’ll definitely love this romantic romp that parodies the film along with many other classic holiday rom-com moments. 

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

Dec 7, 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+. There is a four (4) ticket limit per household for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!) 

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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. 

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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

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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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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.
Note: Please see single ticket on-sale dates schedule below.

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Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal

Jan 29 – Feb 3, 2020

Just announced! Tony Award® nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) joins Tony Award® winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) for Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal.

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WORLD STAGES—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. 

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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.

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WORLD STAGES—Heroine: one female soldier's story

Feb 12 – 14, 2020

A U.S. premiere! On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sgt Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Can peace ever be possible?

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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.

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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 

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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. 

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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. 

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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+

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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+

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Royal Shakespeare Company: The Taming of the Shrew

May 6 – 10, 2020

Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare's fierce comedy of gender politics on its head in this ‘landmark production’ (Evening Standard) that offers a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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