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Page to Stage Festival 2018: A Complete Listing of Shows

UPDATE: Click here for an interactive guide to the Page-to-Stage Festival. A very helpful tool in planning your visit. The Kennedy Center's 17th annual Page...

Review: ‘The Color Purple’ at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it,” said the character Shug...

Review: ‘Harry Shearer: Up To Eleven’ at The Kennedy Center

My father first showed me This Is Spinal Tap when I was about fifteen. It was immediately one of my absolute favorite films. I've...

Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations’...

Ain’t too many surprises in Ain’t Too Proud, the new jukebox musical about the supergroup The Temptations and their rise to meteoric heights. Their...

Review: ‘Hamilton’ at the Kennedy Center Lives Up to the Hype

Legacy. It is the central theme of Hamilton. One has to ask—could Lin-Manuel Miranda have known while penning this masterpiece that Hamilton would one...

Kennedy Center to Honor World Refugee Day with Free Performance by...

In a special Kennedy Center Millennium Stage performance commemorating World Refugee Day on June 20, 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...

Review: ‘Ever in the Glades’ at the Kennedy Center

Whether we grew up in the heart of DC, Manhattan, Evanston, on a midwestern farm, or in the Everglades, we all seemingly arrive at...

Review: ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ at the...

The Kennedy Center advertises its Broadway Center Stage series as presenting shows in a “semi-staged concert format.” For Frank Loesser’s 1961 satire of mid-20th...

Review: ‘Lea Michele & Darren Criss – the LM/DC Tour’ at...

Cue the dramatic backdrops because the lights of Broadway were sparkling this past Sunday at the Kennedy Center in DC. Crackling with infectious energy,...

Breaking News: Kennedy Center Announces ‘Hamilton’ Ticket Lottery in Washington, DC

The Kennedy Center Announces a #HAM4HAM Hamilton ticket lottery in Washington, DC. 40 tickets will be sold for $10 each to every performance at...

Review: ‘Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’ at the...

In 2018, our list of living legends is dwindling. So to be in the same room with one of the greatest comediennes of all...

Review: Malpaso Dance Company at the Kennedy Center’s “Artes de Cuba”...

Make no mistake about it, there were no missteps in the lusciously agile performance of the Malpaso Dance Company at the Kennedy Center on...

Review: ‘Hamlet’ by the Royal Shakespeare Company

The fabled Royal Shakespeare Company brought its Hamlet to the Kennedy Center this week, in a production fully worthy of its glittering reputation. The...

Review: ‘The Barber of Seville’ at the Kennedy Center

The current production of the Washington National Opera –Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville plays like a frenetically captivating musical dreamscape of schemers, clowns,...

Interview: Composer Gregory Spears Unpacks Thoreau in Upcoming DC World Premiere

On Saturday, April 28th at The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, Vocal Arts DC will present their newly commissioned, world premiere of composer Gregory Spears'...

Review: Tracy Morgan at The Kennedy Center

Following up his nationwide tour, Picking Up the Pieces, and Netflix special, Staying Alive, actor, writer, producer and comedian Tracy Morgan, celebrated for in his...

Preview: The Kennedy Center’s 2018-19 Season Brings Theater Front and Center

We were promised surprises – guest artists and other treats - at the Kennedy Center’s 2018-2019 Theater Season announcement Tuesday in the Center’s cozy...
Improvised Shakespeare Company. Photo courtesy of the artists.

Review: ‘The Improvised Shakespeare Company’ at The Kennedy Center

The Improvised Shakespeare Company is a show that has been performed to sold out, jam-packed houses in its Chicago hometown since 2005, and in New York...

Review: ‘Works by Balanchine, Martins, and Peck’ by New York City...

In this era of #MeToo, a review of the New York City Ballet can’t begin without noting the allegations of abuse against now-retired Ballet...

Review: Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ by The National Symphony Orchestra

A nominally ecclesiastical work written by an essentially non-religious man, the Verdi Requiem has come, in the nearly century and a half since its...

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