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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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The Second City's Love, Factually

Dec 3 – 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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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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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. 

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Norm Lewis

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Following his acclaimed performance as Harold Hill in last season's Broadway Center Stage production of The Music Man, Tony® nominee Norm Lewis returns to the Kennedy Center for his own Renée Fleming VOICES concert!

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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. 

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. 

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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.

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.

On Sale 11/12/2019


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


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