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Cats

Sep 22 – 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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What the Constitution Means to Me

Sun, Sep 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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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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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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Renée Fleming VOICES: Gavin Creel

Thu, Oct 3, 2019

Gavin made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie, earning him his first Tony® nomination. He has since received a Tony Award® for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! with Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce, and starred on Broadway as Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles and Claude in Hair.

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Broadway Center Stage: Footloose

Oct 9 – 14, 2019

Everybody cut Footloose! The Kennedy Center presents an all-new, semi-staged concert production of everyone's favorite rock'n'roll musical. Featuring J. Quinton Johnson as Ren McCormack, Isabelle McCalla as Ariel Moore, Michael Park as Reverend Shaw Moore, and three-time Tony Award® nominee Rebecca Luker as Vi Moore, with four-time Tony Award® nominee Judy Kuhn as Ethel McCormack.

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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.

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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! Recently seen in the NBC broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” he's starred in Broadway's Porgy & BessThe Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Side Show, Miss Saigon, and The Who’s Tommy, and made history as the first African American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. His other television credits include The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gotham, The Blacklist, and Blue Bloods, as well as his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on the hit drama Scandal.

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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