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Upcoming Events: Theater

2013-2014 Season

  • Disney's The Lion King

    Jun. 17 - Aug. 17, 2014 | Buy Now
    Winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney's The Lion King returns! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice's score brings the African Pridelands to life with "Circle of Life" and many more great songs.

  • The Actors Fund Benefit Special Performance: Disney's The Lion King

    Wed., Jul. 30, 2014, 1:30 PM | Buy Now

  • The Illusionists

    Jan. 6 - 11, 2015 | On Sale 10/1/14
    It's the world's best-selling magic show, direct from Broadway! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the talents of seven incredible Illusionists with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

2014-2015 Season

  • The Kennedy Center Shear Madness

    Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 11,500 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

  • Evita

    Sep. 30 - Oct. 19, 2014 | On Sale 8/6/14
    Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning musical tells the remarkable story of Eva Peron's rise from Argentina's slums to First Lady through some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "High Flying, Adored."

  • The Kennedy Center production of Little Dancer

    Oct. 25 - Nov. 30, 2014 | On Sale 8/6/14
    With direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this brand-new Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Faith Prince

    Fri., Oct. 31, 2014, 7:30 PM | On Sale 8/6/14
    Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, Bells Are Ringing) returns to the Kennedy Center with her comedic wit and "sublime yet unaffected vocal virtuosity" (Newsday).

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Andrea McArdle

    Fri., Dec. 5, 2014, 7:30 PM | On Sale 10/1/14
    Best-known for originating the title role of Annie on Broadway, Tony Award nominee and "theater legend" (The Huffington Post) Andrea McArdle possesses a "voice that carries to the rafters" (The New York Times).

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Dec. 16, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015 | On Sale 9/10/14
    One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel's favorite son features Broadway stars and "American Idol" sensations, husband-and-wife duo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Will Chase

    Fri., Jan. 9, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 10/1/14
    A Tony Award nominee for his "magnetic" (The New York Times) performance in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Will Chase (Rent, Miss Saigon, TV's Smash and Nashville) makes his Kennedy Center debut.

  • Gigi

    Jan. 16 - Feb. 12, 2015 | On Sale 10/1/14
    Eric Schaeffer directs this world premiere revival of Lerner & Loewe's classic musical! This comedic tale of a young woman groomed to be a playboy's companion, until the two unexpectedly fall in love, won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Picture.

  • Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape

    Feb. 6 - 7, 2015
    Conceived, written, and directed by Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi, this U.S. premiere work centers on "Tokyo Rose," English-speaking female radio announcers who broadcasted Japanese propaganda programs during World War II aimed at Allied forces.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: LaChanze

    Fri., Feb. 13, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 11/19/14
    One of the bright stars in Broadway's If/Then, "unfailingly charming" (The New York Times) Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple, Once on This Island), makes her Kennedy Center debut.

  • Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Malcolm Gets

    Fri., Mar. 27, 2015, 7:30 PM | On Sale 11/19/14
    Praised as a "suave musical theater actor" (The Washington Post), Tony Award nominee Malcolm Gets (Amour, Merrily We Roll Along, HBO's Grey Gardens) returns, following his Kennedy Center debut in 2010's The Lisbon Traviata.

  • The Book of Mormon

    Jun. 16 - Aug. 16, 2015 | On Sale 3/16/15
    The smash musical and nine-time Tony Award winner returns! The Broadway phenomenon from the creators of South Park has been hailed as "the best musical of this century" by the New York Times.

  • Once

    Jul. 7 - Aug. 16, 2015 | On Sale 4/1/15
    Theatrically breathtaking, the eight-time 2012 Tony Award–winning musical tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

All programs are subject to change.