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My Fair Lady

Sun, 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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Shear Madness


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

Tony Award® winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) and Tony Award® nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) join original Broadway director Michael Greif for Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal.

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BOUNDLESS: AFRICA - Not All Canoes Sail Back Home

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Play reading followed by a panel discussion

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BOUNDLESS: AFRICA - A Voice in the Wind

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

BOUNDLESS: AFRICA  A Voice in the Wind
Written and performed by Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri with a guest musician

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Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Panel discussion with Lesley Arimah and Jennifer Makumbi. Moderated by Ellah P. Wakatama (OBE)

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BOUNDLESS: AFRICA - At Home, From Home, Home and Away

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Conceived around the concept of a dinner party, the audience will enjoy a meal seated alongside local writers as well as writers from the diaspora.

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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. 

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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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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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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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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