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Upcoming Events: Theater

2015-2016 Season

  • Sep. 29 - Dec. 31, 2015

    Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 12,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing.

  • Oct. 6 - 25, 2015

    Follow the inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable rise to stardom--from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

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  • Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Following her show-stopping appearance in the Kennedy Center's Follies and acclaimed Spotlight concert in 2013, Terri White returns to deliver another "vocally sure and beautifully tough" (The Washington Post) performance. 

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  • Oct. 22 - 25, 2015

    Academy Award–winning stage-and-screen actress Juliette Binoche portrays Antigone in a contemporary version of Sophokles's riveting tragedy, translated anew by T.S. Eliot Prize–winning poet Anne Carson.

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  • Oct. 23 - 24, 2015

    Set in the height of the British slave trade, this new play tells the tale of Charles Ignatius Sancho--a man born on a slave ship who eventually became an actor, musician, and the first black person of African origin to vote in Great Britain.

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  • Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Known as the original Fantine in Broadway's Les Misérables and for her Tony-winning role in City of Angels, Randy Graff "doesn't strut around the stage… she simply stands, sings from her big heart, and beguiles" (Playbill).

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  • Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 7:00 PM

    An ever-energetic entertainer from Broadway to television and film, the "fearless" (The New York Times) Emmy and Tony nominee makes her Kennedy Center debut.

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  • Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 7:00 PM

    Sporting a "one-in-a-million high tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere" (New York Times), the Tony-winning original Frankie Valli of Broadway and Hollywood's Jersey Boys returns to take the solo spotlight.

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  • Dec. 2, 2015 - Jan. 10, 2016

    From Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s.

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  • Dec. 15, 2015 - Jan. 10, 2016

    Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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  • Jan. 13 - 30, 2016

    This Tony-winning musical comedy tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by-- you guessed it--eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way.

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  • Mar. 4 - 6, 2016

    As the latest chapter in Laurie Anderson's ongoing exploration of the American narrative and how it is told, this collection of songs and stories about contemporary culture crosses borders between dreams, reality, and the elusive world of information.

    On Sale 12/2/15

  • Mar. 11 - 12, 2016

    East coast premiere! Marking 40 years since the Vietnam War's end, composer-performer Vân-Ánh Võ uses music, spoken word, live media, and more to explore the journeys of the Boat People escaping war and abandoning their lives in search of freedom.

    On Sale 12/2/15

  • Fri., Mar. 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

    The Tony Award–winning original Eponine in Les Misérables on London's West End and Broadway makes her Kennedy Center debut. As Playbill proclaims, it's "all but impossible to not love this petite powerhouse of an entertainer!"

    On Sale 12/2/15

  • May 18 - 19, 2016

    Seán O'Casey's classic in the repertoire of Irish drama comes to life once more in the Abbey Theatre's production directed by Sean Holmes.

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  • May 19 - 21, 2016

    Audiences are immersed in an atmospheric chamber of multiple speakers and ambient lights, experiencing Samuel Beckett's first radio play, All That Fall, directed by Gavin Quinn.

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  • May 25 - 26, 2016

    riverrun is Olwen Fouéré's adaptation and performance of the voice of the river Liffey ("Life," Anna Livia Plurabelle) in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

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  • Jun. 14 - Jul. 10, 2016

    Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this Tony-winning musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

    On Sale 3/30/16

  • Jun. 28 - Jul. 17, 2016

    Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, this two-time Tony winning musical tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid.

    On Sale 3/30/16

  • Jul. 13 - Aug. 20, 2016

    Bigger and better than ever before! This fresh and dazzling production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's perennial classic comes to D.C. as part of a brand-new North American tour.

    On Sale 2/11/16

All programs are subject to change.