Upcoming Events: Theater
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Megan Hilty
Fri., May 2, 2014 | Buy Now
"The new princess of Broadway" (Time), Megan Hilty (Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 9 to 5, TV's Smash), follows her acclaimed NSO Pops concerts last season with an intimate evening in the Terrace Theater.
Jun. 14 - Jul. 13, 2014 | Buy Now
Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls), this new Kennedy Center reimagining of the hit musical follows the story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, as they grow from circus attraction to famous stage performers.
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.
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.
Sep. 30 - Oct. 19, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Jan. 17 - Feb. 15, 2015
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
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
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
The smash musical and nine-time Tony Award winner returns! The Broadway phenomenon from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q has been hailed as "the best musical of this century" by the New York Times.
Jul. 7 - Aug. 16, 2015
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.