Here’s what’s canceled and postponed in DC-area theater amid Coronavirus pandemic

The following theaters have announced changes to their programming as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you have tickets to a show, please consult the theater’s website or call the box office for the most accurate information.

Limiting and canceling performances will put great financial pressure on theaters and arts professionals. If you have purchased a ticket that you will not use, consider donating the price of the ticket to help the theaters stay afloat during this downturn.

This list was originally published on March 12th, 2020. The list has been continuously updated as we receive information. The most recent update was made at 5 pm on Monday, March 30th.

1ST STAGE (TYSONS, VA)
On March 17, 1st Stage announced that it would be pausing all productions (A New Brain and The Waverly Gallery) and closing the theatre to the public effective immediately. Ticket holders and season subscribers are being encouraged to exchange their tickets for a performance at a later date or convert their ticket purchase into a donation. 1st Stage has made it a priority in this time of uncertainty to compensate the production personnel most impacted by this sudden closure. All performers, designers, and technicians for A New Brain and The Waverly Gallery will be paid their full contract salary as scheduled.

4615 THEATRE (PERFORMING IN WASHINGTON, DC AT DANCE LOFT)
Performances of Museum 2040 will continue through this weekend. The last performance will be on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC (GLEN ECHO, MD)
Adventure Theatre will shut down all classes and all performances beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Classes will resume Sunday, March 29, 2020 in line with public schools. The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats will shut down and all future performances are canceled.

ALDERSGATE COMMUNITY THEATER (ALEXANDRIA, VA)
Aldersgate’s production of On Golden Pond, originally scheduled to open on March 20th, is postponed indefinitely. The theater hopes to mount the production later this spring.

ALLY THEATRE COMPANY (PERFORMING AT JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM IN MT. RANIER, MD)
All remaining performances of Rasheeda Speaking will be postponed effective immediately.

AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA (WASHINGTON, DC)
The American Pops Orchestra will be postponing the NextGen competition. The performance will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER (STAUNTON, VA)
American Shakespeare Center announced on Monday, March 16 that it will shut down for the next two and a half months, suspending its current Actors’ Renaissance season of four shows, canceling the Spring Season of four shows (including a world premiere), releasing all of our actors from their contracts, and furloughing our staff. From the theaters: “We’ve looked at the problem from every angle, and this is the only path to save our organization and position us to return and help rebuild and rejuvenate our local economy with the Marquee Summer season that we hope will begin performances in June.” ASC is encouraging patrons to turn their pre-purchased tickets into a donation by calling the box office at 877-MUCH-ADO (877-682-4236).

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (WASHINGTON, DC)
All theater productions at American University are suspended until May 5th.

ANACOSTIA PLAYHOUSE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Anacostia Playhouse has shut down all operations through March 31st. This impacts the following shows: Theater Alliance’s This Bitter Earth, the monthly Shakespeare for the Young Puppet Show, The Anacostia Playhouse New Play Festival Silenced Voices and the upcoming Young Playwrights’ Theater production Silence is Violence. Anacostia Playhouse is accepting donations that can be made here.

ARENA STAGE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Arena Stage has suspended all remaining performances for its 2019/20 Season, as well as select special events and community engagement programs. Celia and Fidel, Seven Guitars and Toni Stone have been postponed to the 2020/21 Season. The previously announced productions of Theresa Rebeck’s Enlightenment, Mike Daisey’s The Change and Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs from the Table of Joy have been rescheduled to the 2021/22 Season. Their building will be closed through at least March 29th.

ARTS ON THE HORIZON (ALEXANDRIA, VA)
Arts on the Horizon is postponing all performances of the production By the Seashore, which was to run from March 20-April, 4, 2020. By the Seashore will be rescheduled for Summer 2020. Dates are currently being finalized with the venue. Details will be emailed once plans are solidified. Arts on the Horizon is also canceling all education workshops and programming through March 31st, including Parent Night Out, which was scheduled for March 28th. Refunds will be issued for the March Parent Night Out and the By the Seashore performances over the next 5 business days.

Note from the theater: If you would like to assist Arts on the Horizon during this difficult time, please consider donating your ticket; you will receive a tax receipt for the total ticket value. You may do so by emailing info@artsonthehorizon.org with your full name and by simply saying “donate my ticket(s).” If you did not purchase tickets, but would like to make a donation, click here: Make a Donation. Arts on the Horizon is working to maintain our operations during this crisis and your charitable donation will help us meet our obligations, including to our artists and staff.

ARTS BARN (GAITHERSBURG, MD)
The Arts Barn will be closed effective March 14 and until further notice. performances of The Spitfire Grill are also canceled, effective March 14th. A final performance of The Spitfire Grill will take place on March 13th.

ATLAS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (WASHINGTON, DC)
All public performances and events scheduled at the Atlas from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 31 will be canceled.

AVANT BARD THEATRE (ARLINGTON, VA)
After announcing on March 12th that performances would go on as scheduled, Avant Bard reversed course on March 13 and announced that all performances in Avant Bard’s Spring Repertory (Ada and the Engine & Suddenly Last Summer) would be canceled effective immediately. If you have questions or if you would like a ticket refund, please email the box office at boxoffice@avantbard.org or call (703) 418-4808. If you can not attend, consider donating the cost of your ticket.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (PERFORMING IN BALTIMORE AND BETHESDA, MD)
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is canceling all concerts and other public events through Saturday, March 21, 2020, at both the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore. Ticket holders for these canceled performances will be contacted with instructions by the Ticket Office.

BEST MEDICINE REP (GAITHERSBURG, MD)
Best Medicine Rep will cancel the free reading of Bridgette Dutta Portman’s La Fée Verte on Sunday, March 22, 2020. The production of The Fifth Date, scheduled from April 3 through May 3, 2020, is also canceled. If you have already purchased a ticket, whether as a subscriber or an individual, the theater will be reaching out to you shortly about refunds or donations.

BOWIE COMMUNITY THEATRE (BOWIE, MD)
Bowie Community Theatre has canceled its production of August Wilson’s Fences.

BRAVE SPIRITS THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Brave Spirits has suspended performances of Shakespeare’s Histories for the time being. The final performance will be the opening night of Henry the Fifth on Saturday, March 14 at 8pm. This weekend’s performances of Henry the Fourth Part 2, Henry the Fourth Part 1, and Richard the Second, however, will not be happening. Other performances through March 29th are canceled. We hope to be able to continue the run with our April dates. Please feel free to contact us here at the box office to arrange refunds or exchanges for any future performances.

CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (FAIRFAX, VA)
GMU has extended its earlier decision to cancel gatherings and events through May 18, 2020. Therefore, all performances and events scheduled in College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) venues, including the Center for the Arts (Fairfax) and the Hylton Performing Arts Center (Manassas) are cancelled through May 18, 2020. Some performances and events will be rescheduled. Details regarding new dates will be shared at a later time. Ticket holders for the previously scheduled upcoming performances will be contacted by the ticket offices. Options for ticket holders include transferring the value of remaining ticket(s) into the 2020/2021 seasons; considering a tax-deductible donation for the value of the ticket(s); or refunds as requested. Information on ticket procedures, including a ticket exchange request form can be found on the following web pages.
Center for the Arts: https://cfa.gmu.edu/plan-your-visit/covid-19-updates
Hylton Performing Arts Center: https://hyltoncenter.org/plan-your-visit/covid-19-updates If patrons have tickets to a Mason student or faculty events, they are asked to call the Center for the Arts Ticket Office, for exchange/return options or use the online form. Center for the Arts Ticket Office: 703-993-2787/cfatix@gmu.edu
Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office: 703-993-7759/hylton@gmu.edu – A number of performances at the Center for the Arts and Hylton Center are offered by independent organizations. Ticket exchanges and refunds are at the discretion of those organizations.

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (BALTIMORE, MD)
Chesapeake will perform The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) through this weekend and close the show on Monday, March 16. Further ticket sales have been suspended for this weekend’s performance and they will be switching to an open seating plan to encourage further social distancing through Sunday’s performance. All March matinee performances of Romeo and Juliet are suspended but the studio will remain open for classes.

THE CLARICE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (COLLEGE PARK, MD)
All performances and events scheduled until at least May 22, 2020 are now canceled. If you have a ticket to any of these performances, click here for more information about returns. For questions or concerns, please email: tickets-theclarice@umd.edu. The Clarice Ticket Office will be closed indefinitely, pending updates from the University and State government. The Guest Experience team will be monitoring email to tickets-theclarice@umd.edu while closed, but responses may be delayed.

CREATIVE CAULDRON (FALLS CHURCH, VA)
All performances at Creative Cauldron have been canceled through May. This affects ticket buyers who purchased Cinderella’s Dream and Always Patsy Cline. These shows will be rescheduled when the restrictions on gatherings are lifted.

Educational programs through May are suspended, including Spring Break Camp from April 6 – 10th. They are currently working on making a “virtual” camp option available through on-line webinar platforms. If you have a child enrolled, they will reach out to see if this is of interest to you.

DARK HORSE THEATRE COMPANY (FAUQUIER CO & HERNDON, VA) 
Dark Horse has announced the delay of their production of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation, which was scheduled for 4/17-5/9. All performances and in person rehearsals through 4/18 are canceled.

EVERYMAN THEATRE (BALTIMORE, MD)
Performances of Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains will continue as scheduled Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. The remainder of the New Voices Festival and all other programming will be postponed until a yet to be determined date. Check back by visiting this website or calling our box office, and if you were unable to attend a performance for any reason we will honor your tickets another time.

FLYING V THEATRE (PERFORMING IN BETHESDA, MD)
All Flying V programs and events for March have been postponed. This includes tonight’s Combat Gym “That *IS* A Knife”, “The Best Disney Song Ever” set for Monday, March 16; both performances of “The Infinite Wrench” set for Friday, March 20; and the Neo Futurist’s Workshop, Mike Quackenbush’s Seminar, and Flying V Fights: Pro Wrestling – Fight or Flight 2 set for Saturday, March 21.

FOLGER THEATRE/FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY (WASHINGTON, DC)
Folger has postponed or canceled all programs through May 15th. The box office will reach out in the coming weeks to all ticket-holders with information about any performances that are postponed. Email folgerboxoffice@folger.edu with questions or concerns.

FORD’S THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Ford’s Theatre Society is further altering its programming schedule. All performances of Guys and Dolls have been canceled and the production will be rescheduled for spring 2021, with dates to be announced. The musical Man of La Mancha, originally announced as the spring 2021 production, will be postponed to a future season. Patrons with tickets to Guys and Dolls performances should visit the Ford’s Theatre website (www.fords.org) to see their options for receiving account credit, donating the value of their tickets to Ford’s Theatre Society or receiving a refund. The National Park Service has closed the Ford’s Theatre historic site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House). The Society’s Aftermath Exhibits are closed. The Society’s History on Foot walking tours and performances of One Destiny scheduled through May 17 have also been canceled. All Guided Tours of Ford’s Theatre are canceled through May 17.

GALA HISPANIC THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
The production of GALita’s Rigoberta, ¿dónde estás? has been canceled.
The main stage production of Tía Julia y el Escribidor has been postponed until next season.
The 2020 Noche de Estrellas on April 6 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts has been postponed to a date to be determined.
The Paso Nuevo after-school program has been suspended until April 1.
The Stories from the Park ‘N Lots story circle on March 21 has been canceled.
The GALA staff will be working remotely until April 1.

GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON, DC
All performances of this weekend’s scheduled Genderosity have been postponed to June 6-7, 2020.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (FAIRFAX, VA)
GMU has extended its earlier decision to cancel gatherings and events through May 18, 2020. Therefore, all performances and events scheduled in College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) venues, including the Center for the Arts (Fairfax) and the Hylton Performing Arts Center (Manassas) are cancelled through May 18, 2020. Some performances and events will be rescheduled. Details regarding new dates will be shared at a later time. Ticket holders for the previously scheduled upcoming performances will be contacted by the ticket offices. Options for ticket holders include transferring the value of remaining ticket(s) into the 2020/2021 seasons; considering a tax-deductible donation for the value of the ticket(s); or refunds as requested. Information on ticket procedures, including a ticket exchange request form can be found on the following web pages.
Center for the Arts: https://cfa.gmu.edu/plan-your-visit/covid-19-updates
Hylton Performing Arts Center: https://hyltoncenter.org/plan-your-visit/covid-19-updates If patrons have tickets to a Mason student or faculty events, they are asked to call the Center for the Arts Ticket Office, for exchange/return options or use the online form. Center for the Arts Ticket Office: 703-993-2787/cfatix@gmu.edu
Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office: 703-993-7759/hylton@gmu.edu – A number of performances at the Center for the Arts and Hylton Center are offered by independent organizations. Ticket exchanges and refunds are at the discretion of those organizations.

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER (GREENBELT, MD)
All upcoming performances of Shipwrecked are canceled. Tickets that were pre-purchased will be refunded or exchanged.

HEXAGON (PERFORMING AT SYNETIC THEATER IN ARLINGTON, VA)
Hexagon, in consultation with Synetic Theater, has decided to cancel the remaining performances of One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State effective immediately. Hexagon still plans to donate all proceeds to SMYAL. Information with respect to refunds will be circulated in the coming days. Should you have any questions, please reach out to our Audience Relations team at (202) 333-SHOW.

HIPPODROME THEATRE (BALTIMORE, MD)
The Hippodrome Theatre will postpone all performances of the Celtic Woman Celebration (The 15th Anniversary Tour) and The Band’s Visit. From the theater: IF YOU ARE A TICKET HOLDER FOR ONE OF THESE EVENTS, PLEASE HOLD ONTO YOUR TICKETS AS WE WORK TO RESCHEDULE THEIR PERFORMANCES IN BALTIMORE. We will be in touch in the next 7-14 days with more information on the status of this event.

HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (MANASSAS, VA)
GMU has extended its earlier decision to cancel gatherings and events through May 18, 2020. Therefore, all performances and events scheduled in College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) venues, including the Center for the Arts (Fairfax) and the Hylton Performing Arts Center (Manassas) are cancelled through May 18, 2020. Some performances and events will be rescheduled. Details regarding new dates will be shared at a later time. Ticket holders for the previously scheduled upcoming performances will be contacted by the ticket offices. Options for ticket holders include transferring the value of remaining ticket(s) into the 2020/2021 seasons; considering a tax-deductible donation for the value of the ticket(s); or refunds as requested. Information on ticket procedures, including a ticket exchange request form can be found on the following web pages.
Center for the Arts: https://cfa.gmu.edu/plan-your-visit/covid-19-updates
Hylton Performing Arts Center: https://hyltoncenter.org/plan-your-visit/covid-19-updates If patrons have tickets to a Mason student or faculty events, they are asked to call the Center for the Arts Ticket Office, for exchange/return options or use the online form. Center for the Arts Ticket Office: 703-993-2787/cfatix@gmu.edu
Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office: 703-993-7759/hylton@gmu.edu – A number of performances at the Center for the Arts and Hylton Center are offered by independent organizations. Ticket exchanges and refunds are at the discretion of those organizations.

IMAGINATION STAGE (BETHESDA, MD)
Imagination Stage will cancel or postpone all classes, performances, and events from March 14 – 27, 2020.

JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM (MOUNT RAINIER, MD)
Facilities will be closed from March 16th through March 29th.

KENSINGTON ARTS THEATRE (KENSINGTON, MD)
KAT has postponed their May production of And Then There Were None, and the new dates will be Friday, July 17th – Sunday, July 26th, 2020. If you have purchased tickets for the May performances of And Then There Were None, you may exchange them for tickets in July. If you are unable to attend the performance in July, KAT will happily exchange your ticket(s) for Of Mice and Men in Winter 2021. If neither of these will work, they will refund your ticket purchase. For exchanges/refunds, please e-mail managingdirector@katonline.org. As a small non-profit, all volunteer theatre, they depend on ticket sales as our main source of support, so please consider donating to KAT to help cover costs while they are dark. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated.

LA TI DO (WASHINGTON, DC)
LA TI DO is suspending all of its spring events and rescheduling them for summer.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE (FREDERICK, MD)
MET’s annual fundraiser, Retro Prom, initially scheduled for March 28 has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 22. MET will suspend all operations effective Monday, March 16th. The theater will reopen “as restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.”

MERRIWEATHER PARK AT SYMPHONY WOODS (COLUMBIA, MD)
All events are canceled at the Chrysalis and at Merriweather Park through the end of May.

METROPOLITAN BALLET THEATRE (ROCKVILLE, MD)
MBT’s upcoming performances of “La Boutique Fantasque – The Magic Toyshop” have been canceled. The goal is to reschedule the performance for later this spring.

MONUMENTAL THEATRE COMPANY (PERFORMING IN ALEXANDRIA, VA)
Monumental’s production of Head Over Heels will close on Monday, March 16, 2020. One additional performance has been added for Saturday, March 14 at 2 pm. Additional performances may take place in April. If you would like to exchange your tickets for a performance this weekend, you may do so by clicking the “exchange” link at the bottom of your confirmation email. You may also reach out to the box office via email. Full refunds will be issued for all tickets purchased for performances March 19 through 23.

MOSAIC THEATER (WASHINGTON, DC)
Mosaic is suspending the rest of the 2019-2020 Season and moving Inherit the Windbag and The Till Trilogy to the upcoming season. The Till Trilogy will move to June 2021. Inherit The Windbag will come back in the summer, dates TBA. Tickets purchased for Inherit the Windbag and The Till Trilogy will still be valid and may be exchanged into these productions next season. In the weeks to come, Mosaic will contact you with instructions and a custom code to reserve your tickets at no additional cost. There is no additional action required at this time to exchange your tickets.

NEXTSTOP THEATRE COMPANY (HERNDON, VA)
NextStop Theatre has officially suspended all operations and will postpone the upcoming production of Noises Off until such time as it once again becomes safe to reopen. Please contact the box office at (866) 811-4111 with any questions.

NEW ORCHESTRA OF WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON, DC)
NOW has postponed scheduled events in April and early May.

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER (OLNEY, MD)
All upcoming performances of The Amateurs and Judy Moody and Stink are canceled. Performances of The Humans will be postponed and new dates announced as soon as possible. Pending further developments, revisions to the performance schedules for 2 Pianos 4 Hands and Pippin are possible and we will share those schedules when available. Olney’s 2020-21 Season will be announced as soon as changing schedules allow. Ticket holders for canceled performances may receive credit to be used on a future Olney Theatre Center production or convert their purchases into a tax-deductible donation to Olney Theatre. The best way to contact the theater right now is by email at boxofficesupervisor@olneytheatre.org. Include the order number on your ticket or confirmation email.

REP STAGE (COLUMBIA, MD)
Rep Stage has canceled its upcoming production of Dames at Sea, set to begin May 2nd. Flex members may use their remaining tickets towards the 2020–2021 season with no added fees.

RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (FREDERICKSBURG, VA)
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star (opening 3/25) is rescheduled to open on 4/15, with a closing date to be determined. The Little Mermaid, Jr. (opening 4/2) has been postponed indefinitely. Meredith and the Rave-Ons (4/19) will be rescheduled to a later date TBA. Murder for Two (opening 5/27) is canceled. Riverside Center Box Office associates will contact season/ticket holders for canceled performances directly to discuss their options.

ROUND HOUSE THEATRE (BETHESDA, MD)
Round House Theatre has canceled the rest of the 2019-2020 Season, including the upcoming Gala featuring Kelli O’Hara. The productions affected by this cancellation are Cost of Living, Big Love, and Hatef*ck. Cost of Living will now be produced in September 2021.

Some education programs will finish online, some will be postponed, and some will follow the guidance of Montgomery County Public Schools. At this time, Summer Camps will proceed as planned.

SCENA THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Scena Theatre’s Ajax is closed effective immediately.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY (WASHINGTON, DC)
STC will suspend all public programming immediately through April 19.

The Amen Corner and Timon of Athens are now officially closed. Patrons with tickets to either show will receive an automatic credit for the value of their tickets, which may be applied to any STC performance through the end of the 2020/21 Season. This credit will appear on accounts automatically and patrons do not need to call the Box Office at this time.

The start date of Emma Rice’s musical romantic comedy Romantics Anonymous will be postponed until April 21 and the presentation will be limited to a three-week run. Patrons with tickets to canceled performances of Romantics Anonymous will be notified of their new performance dates in the coming weeks.

The rehearsals for STC’s production of Much Ado About Nothing have been suspended. The play will be postponed until the 2020/21 Season. Patrons with tickets to Much Ado About Nothing will be notified of their new performance dates when the schedule for the show has been determined.

STC is also postponing NT Live screenings, rescheduling rentals by outside organizations, and canceling all Development and Engagement and Education events through April 19.

At this time, the summer Mock Trial remains scheduled for June 22 and Will on the Hill is still slated for June 15.

The most up-to-date information about this closure will always be available on our website (ShakespeareTheatre.org) and social media platforms. We expect a high volume of calls to the Box Office and ask patrons to remain patient as we seek to update everyone in as timely a manner as possible.

SIGNATURE THEATRE (ARLINGTON, VA)
Signature Theatre has closed its doors to the public through the beginning of June. Patrons who hold tickets for cancelled performances of Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes will be able to experience this sold out production in an innovative way with streaming video. In the coming week, Signature Theatre will release a high-quality video of the production that was filmed at the final performance. Camille Claudel will be moved to the 2020/21 Season. Dates will be announced later this spring/summer. Nijinsky’s Last Dance will be postponed to this summer. Dates will be announced at a later time. Hair will be postponed to this summer. Dates will be announced at a later time. Not A Day Goes By: Signature Turns 30 cabaret originally scheduled in June/July 2020 has been cancelled due to the other changes in the schedule. Signature’s 2020 Stephen Sondheim Award Gala will be postponed from April 6, 2020 until June 29, 2020.

SILHOUETTE STAGES (COLUMBIA, MD)
Silhouette Stages has canceled all performances Calendar Girls.

SILVER SPRING STAGE (SILVER SPRING, MD)
SSS is closing its building through April 29th. This will affect Lobby Hero, which was scheduled to open on April 3rd, and the rest of the 2019-20 season. They have also canceled their one-act festival. Playwrights who have submitted for the festival will be contacted soon about our plans going forward. Auditions for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night are also postponed.

SPOOKY ACTION THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Spooky Action is canceling the remaining scheduled performances of The Realistic Joneses through April 5. The canceled performances will be rescheduled for June. Dates and times will be available soon on the Spooky Action website. Patrons who have purchased tickets for performances that are now canceled may contact the theater to reschedule for performances in June, request a refund or convert the price of tickets to a tax-deductible donation to help the theater in this challenging time.

STUDIO THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Studio Theatre announced on March 13 that it will suspend its production of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over effective Tuesday, March 17. A post-show talkback scheduled after the Sunday, March 15 matinee has been canceled. Studio Theatre will have limited Box Office hours beginning Tuesday, March 17. The box office will be open Tuesday – Friday from Noon – 4 pm. They are planning to continue with Tony-winning musical Fun Home as scheduled: May 13 – June 21, 2020.

SYNETIC THEATRE (ARLINGTON, VA)
Synetic announced that it will postpone its production of Life is a Dream/La Vida es Sueño indefinitely. Performances were scheduled to begin on April 22. Synetic will also be closing the public spaces of its facility for the next two weeks.

TAFFETY PUNK THEATRE COMPANY (WASHINGTON, DC)
Taffety Punk has indefinitely postponed their production of Georgette Kelly’s In the Belly of the Whale. They have issued refunds to ticket holders already, and are working to come up with a realistic timeline to re-engage with this production.

TEATRO DE LA LUNA (WASHINGTON, DC)
Teatro de la Luna has suspended all performances and events until further notice.
Los eventos y funciones de Teatro de la Luna se suspenden hasta proximo aviso.

THEATER J (WASHINGTON, DC)
Theater J has canceled its upcoming production of Becoming Dr. Ruth. If you have purchased tickets to or have a subscription package that includes Becoming Dr. Ruth, Theater J’s Ticket Office will reach out to you this week.

The EDCJCC will be closed for all public programming with plans to reopen on April 1. They plan to produce the final show of the season, Compulsion or the House Behind by Rinne Groff, set to begin performance June 5.

THEATRE WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON, DC)
TheatreWashington, the organization that oversees the Helen Hayes Awards, announced that the Helen Hayes Awards ceremony would be postponed from its planned May 18 date to a date to be determined in late August. The Victor Shargai Memorial Celebration, originally scheduled for March 30th, has also been canceled.

THE ESSENTIAL THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
The scheduled performance of Harriett Tubman: The Chosen One has been postponed until further notice.

THE IN SERIES (WASHINGTON, DC)
The IN Series has canceled its production of Rigoletto at Atlas Performing Arts Center, originally scheduled from April 11-19. From the theater: “We have launched a campaign through the Catalogue for Philanthropy to compensate the artists of Rigoletto who have been diligently preparing these roles for months and whose home and family budgets count on the income they anticipated from these performances. Please consider joining our cause with a donation of any size to ease the burden of this cancellation on our artists.”

THE KEEGAN THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
MEMPHIS has moved to the March/April slot of the 2020-21 season. YOGA PLAY has been canceled from this year’s mainstage season, but will be performed as a staged reading after the theater reopens. Headlining Keegan’s reopening this summer will now be HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Specific performance dates for HEDWIG have not yet been set and ticket sales are currently on hold until the COVID-19 crisis has subsided. Stay tuned to www.keegantheatre.com for HEDWIG announcements. Like so many other organizations around DC, ticket sales make up a significant portion of Keegan’s annual revenue, and the company will sustain a financial hit with the suspension of performances. Visit www.keegantheatre.com to make a donation online or to find information on setting up a recurring donation, supporting HEDWIG as a sponsor, or transferring ticket costs for canceled performances to a donation or Keegan credit.

THE KENNEDY CENTER (WASHINGTON, DC)
All public performances and events scheduled at the Kennedy Center through May 10 have been canceled. Until further notice, the Kennedy Center campus and its facilities, including the restaurant, café, and other food service will be closed to visitors. However, staff will be on hand to continue basic business operations. Kennedy Center programmers are exploring options for rescheduling artists and productions for a future date where possible.

Ticket holders for performances scheduled to take place through May 10th have the following options:

  • Exchange your tickets for a future date or alternate show (where possible)
  • Donate your tickets, and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value
  • Exchange your tickets for a Kennedy Center gift certificate, or
  • Receive a full refund for the value of the ticket and associated fees

Kennedy Center Box Office agents will be ready to accommodate individual patrons’ needs. However, due to anticipated volume, we ask for your patience as we address each and every case. For assistance, please contact the Box Office at (202) 416-8540 between 10 am and 5 pm daily or email BoxOffice-AdvanceSales@Kennedy-Center.org.

THE NATIONAL THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
The National Theatre announced the following on March 17th:

  • Sting starring in The Last Ship, originally scheduled for March 27 – April 5, 2020, will not play as planned. Instead, we are working to reschedule THE LAST SHIP for a yet-to-be-determined future date. All tickets purchased through the National Theatre Box Office and Etix will remain valid for the future engagement of THE LAST SHIP once scheduled.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, scheduled for April 7-12, 2020 (originally April 7-26, 2020), has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. All tickets purchased through the National Theatre Box Office and Etix will be automatically refunded.
  • Baby Shark Live!, scheduled for June 5-7, 2020, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. All tickets purchased through the National Theatre Box Office and Etix will be automatically refunded.

Those patrons who purchased tickets via other channels should contact their point of purchase directly about refund policies. Please contact the National Theatre Box Office at info@thenationaldc.com (preferred) or (202) 628-6161 with questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience while Box Office and administrative hours are limited.

TOBY’S DINNER THEATRE (COLUMBIA, MD)
Shrek, The Musical will be rescheduled to a later date TBD.

WASHINGTON IMPROV THEATRE – WIT (WASHINGTON, DC)
WIT is suspending all public activities until the end of March, effective immediately.

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS (WASHINGTON, DC)
All ticketed performances in all venues through May 10 have now been canceled. If you have tickets to one or more of the canceled performances, WPA will contact you shortly via email concerning your options for the value of your ticket purchase.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD (WASHINGTON, DC)
WSG is postponing the scheduled opening of Gino DiIorio’s Sam and Dede, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant until the 2020-2021 season. If you have purchased tickets to a canceled performance you can contact info@stageguild.org for assistance.

WE HAPPY FEW (WASHINGTON, DC)
We Happy Few will be canceling the entire run of The Count of Monte Cristo. If you have purchased tickets to The Count of Monte Cristo at any of our venues, here are the steps you can take:

  • Exchange your tickets for tickets to Cyrano (running May 13- June 6): To do this, please either call 719.685.6827 or email boxoffice@wehappyfewdc.com and our box office manager, Keith will assist your exchange.
  • Refund your tickets: Please contact Brown Paper Tickets within 2 weeks by emailing support@brownpapertickets.com. Be sure to include your confirmation number, if possible. If you need assistance with this process, please contact our box office manager Keith at boxoffice@wehappyfewdc.com
  • Reserve your ticket toward a future performance: The price of your ticket will be considered a contribution to We Happy Few to help support us through this crisis, and if/when we remount The Count of Monte Cristo you will have a ticket reserved for you.

WOLF TRAP (VIENNA, VA)
Wolf Trap has postponed the remainder of performances, classes, and events at the Center for Education and The Barns at Wolf Trap through May 3, 2020. Hold on to your tickets, as all current tickets will be honored on the rescheduled performances.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY (WASHINGTON, DC)
Woolly Mammoth has suspended the World Premiere of There’s Always the Hudson, set to begin April 11th. You may donate the cost of held tickets. The box office will be reaching out to process refund requests, or you can email tickets@woollymammoth.net. The venue plans to move forward with Teenage Dick.

WORKHOUSE ARTS CENTER (WASHINGTON, DC)
Effective Friday, March 13, the Workhouse Arts Center is suspending all public activities through March 31.

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YOUNG ARTISTS OF AMERICA (PERFORMING AT STRATHMORE IN BETHESDA)
YAA will postpone its production of Beauty and the Beast with Alan Menken. The performance (originally scheduled for March 28) has been rescheduled for June 12, 2020, at 7:30pm, at the Music Center at Strathmore. Alan Menken is committed to the project and remains extremely supportive. His attendance at the event will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS’ THEATRE (WASHINGTON, DC)
Young Playwrights’ Theatre has indefinitely postponed its production of Silence is Violence, originally scheduled for April 9th through May 2nd.

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