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The Book of Mormon  
The Kennedy Center The Book of Mormon
 
Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney's Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now, with standing-room only productions in London, on Broadway and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

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Cirque du Soleil - Varekai  
Patriot Center Cirque du Soleil - Varekai
 
Cirque du Soleil's Varekai whisks you away to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A solitary young man parachutes into a magic forest, where he meets fantastic creatures and embarks on an adventure full of extraordinary and whimsical experiences. In the Romany language -- the language of the Gypsies -- "varekai" means "wherever," and this fantastic journey pays tribute to the wandering spirits who began the circus tradition, roaming entertainers whose travels might take them anywhere. As the show's hero explores the forest, you'll travel with him to witness high-flying aerial acts, astounding acrobatics, hilarious clowns and the Icarian games: an ancient circus art that presents a thrilling display of human juggling as the performers catapult through the air and make unbelievable landings on their partners. This fantastical adventure spectacle takes place at the Patriot Center.

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Once  
The Kennedy Center Once
 
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.

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Peter Pan  
Tysons Corner Center Peter Pan
 
Fly off to Neverland with the Darling children in this innovative, fully immersive production of Peter Pan, which The Boston Globe called "truly jaw-dropping." Held in the one-of-a-kind Threesixty Theatre located at Tysons Corner Center, this exciting new take on J.M. Barrie's classic tale sets the actors down right in the middle of the audience, combining theater-in-the-round with a 360-degree projected backdrop to create dazzling flying sequences 40 feet in the air. Chock-full of action and enchanting puppets, this is Peter Pan for the 21st century. Experience all the fun and adventure of this beloved story like never before.

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UniverSoul Circus  
National Harbor UniverSoul Circus
 
Celebrating 21 years under the big top, UniverSoul Circus features music, theatrical performances, incredible circus acts and loads of fun. You'll see flashy Caribbean dancers from Trinidad, acrobats and high-flying trapeze artists from China, mind-boggling contortionists from Ethiopia, funny clowns from South Africa and Guinea, plus lions, zebras and much more. Coming to National Harbor, and led by energetic host Lucky, UniverSoul Circus will challenge your imagination with fun, funky and bold performances that reflect a wide range of cultural diversity.

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1776, The Musical  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia 1776, The Musical
 
The groundbreaking event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence...if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

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American Moor  
Anacostia Playhouse American Moor
 
Written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb -- an actor most recognizable for his considerable TV work, including The Young and the Restless, Andromeda and All My Children -- this one-man show uses Shakespeare's character of Othello to examine the experience and perspective of black men in America. A classic character whose every fiber is ripe for interpretation, Othello represents both a strong, courageous warrior and a jealous, manipulated and passionate man -- metaphors Cobb cleverly explores to articulate the modern black man's life. At its core, American Moor is focused on racial issues, but this Anacostia Playhouse production is also about American theatre, the power and importance of art, and the nature of pure love. Often funny, but just as often tragic, Cobb's powerful solo show aims to inspire thoughtful conversation on the harmful effects that privileged perspective has on us all.

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas  
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
 
This musical comedy is based on the true story of the Chicken Ranch, a legendary Texas brothel that remained open for almost 70 years while the law looked the other way. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by governors, senators, mayors and even victorious college football teams, Miss Mona's cozy bordello thrives in the small town of Gilbert -- until a puritan nemesis in the guise of a crusading do-gooder focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution and tries to bring it down. Rockville Musical Theatre presents the fun musical romp that is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.

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The BFG  
The National Theatre The BFG
 
From author Roald Dahl's beloved story comes the stage adaptation of the dreamy adventure and unlikely friendship between a 12-year-old orphan and a big friendly giant. Sophie discovers the BFG outside of her bedroom window late one night and travels with him to his home in giant country. There she's introduced to his jumbly world that features fizzy drinks that bubble downward, jars filled with good dreams that the BFG delivers to children, and a host of not-so-nice giants hungry for "human beans." Dahl's story is a children's literature favorite, and this 90-minute adaptation brings a careful balance of spooky charm and kid-friendly humor. Catch 2014's most-nominated theatrical production as it makes its giant leap to The National Theatre in D.C. this summer! Score your tickets now during Goldstar's pre-sale.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  
Keegan Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American icon Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire), still sizzles with all the passion and greed that first made it famous. The timeless drama unfolds over the course of one sultry evening, as a prominent Southern family is pushed to the brink when tender memories are recalled and life-altering secrets are revealed. Wealthy Southern plantation owner Big Daddy's family has gathered to celebrate his 65th birthday, while sparing him the news that he's dying of cancer. As one son, a former football hero, mysteriously retreats from his desirable but sexually frustrated wife, his money-hungry brother and sister-in-law plot to secure more than their fair share of the family fortune. The Keegan Theatre inaugurates its newly renovated DC theater with this American masterpiece.

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code name: CYNTHIA  
Anacostia Arts Center code name: CYNTHIA
 
Pallas is proud to bring Code Name: Cynthia to Washington, DC for its premiere production. Set during World War II, Betty Thorpe (Code Name: Cynthia) is a stunning beauty and master spy. She is blackmailed into seducing the enemy to save civilization from a ruthless dictator - and her own delicate world from falling to pieces. Based on the true story of an American patriot, Washington, DC becomes a chessboard where honor, sex, and political ethics are up for grabs as the fate of the free world hangs by a thread. Directed by Pallas Founder and Associate Artistic Director Tracey Elaine Chessum, this production is sure to be gripping and unforgettable.

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Dear Evan Hansen  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Dear Evan Hansen
 
Best known for his role as underdog Benji Applebaum in the two Pitch Perfect movies, Ben Platt takes a break from filming to tackle the title role in Dear Evan Hansen, the world-premiere musical coming to D.C.'s Arena Stage this summer. Set to an original score by Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Showtime's Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), Dear Evan Hansen is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need -- friends, family and a place to call home.

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Family Holiday  
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) Family Holiday
 
Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick hosts a staged reading of Family Holiday, a humorous study of family dysfunction penned by prolific local actor, director and playwright DC Cathro. The play focuses on R.J., who goes home for the holidays to have a nice, relaxing time with his family and best friend. His loved ones, however, have other plans. Secrets are revealed and R.J. is stuck in the middle of this fast-paced holiday farce for modern times. See a bit of your own family's foibles mirrored before your eyes as you take advantage of this unique opportunity to see a theatrical work in progress.

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Garfield, The Musical With Cattitude  
Adventure Theatre MTC Garfield, The Musical With Cattitude
 
Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays. He deserves it for being the best cat ever! But, it seems that all his friends – Arlene, Odie, Jon and even his nemesis, Nermal, seem to have forgotten. Feeling rejected, Garfield ventures out to find adventure, but quickly learns that “home is where the heart… and the food is.”

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The God of This World  
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) The God of This World
 
A blend of The Importance of Being Earnest, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and 3rd Rock from the Sun, the new stage comedy The God of this World debuts as a part of the METLab 'Plays in Progress' series. Playwright Don Thompson (Democracy: A Work in Progress) explores the hilarious dynamics between a stressed-out, divorced lawyer and his unemployed blogger daughter whose obsession with aliens has reached strangely intimate levels. Add in the daughter's poly-amorous friend, a corrupt financier, a financial physicist, and a skittish and pregnant dog and the result is both heady and hilarious. Even so, given such insanity, can love really triumph in the end? Find out during this world premiere at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

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IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus  
Round House Theatre IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus
 
IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus is a theatrical collage on the theme of circus set against a backdrop of hard times. In a kaleidoscopic homage to classic circus characters and images of the 1930s and 40s, Happenstance Theater applies virtuosic theatricality to a circus of the imagination.

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Into the Woods Jr.  
Hylton Performing Arts Center Into the Woods Jr.
 
An adaptation of Tony Award-winners Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd) and James Lapine's (Passion) Broadway hit, Into the Woods Jr. has been redesigned specifically with young performers in mind. A whimsical, adventurous musical, the story centers around a baker and his wife who wish for a child and, unable to conceive, set off to break a witch's curse. Along their journey, they encounter quite a few favorites -- including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and, of course, his beanstalk. Delivering a fresh spin on several of the timeless fairy tales penned by the Brothers Grimm, this show at Reston's Hylton Performing Arts Center features catchy songs, funny plot twists, just a bit of dancing, and a cast of talented young actors and singers.

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The Island  
MetroStage The Island
 
The Island devised by Athol Fugard and actors John Kani and Winston Ntshona, and directed by Thomas W. Jones II. Originally seen at MetroStage in 1991, The Island will also return in honor of our 30th anniversary. It depicts the psychological and physical abuse suffered by black political prisoners in South Africa, using the prisoners anticipated performance of the Greek drama Antigone as a symbolic means of political protest. Depicting the conflict of the individual versus the state, whether it be classic Greek, South African apartheid, or certain contemporary situations-clearly a timeless theme. Doug Brown returns to reprise his role of Winston, and has also appeared in Mooi Street Moves, another South African play that MetroStage produced in 1993.

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Journey of a Bombshell  
Anacostia Arts Center Journey of a Bombshell
 
The most successful female bandleader of the Big Band era, Ina Ray Hutton rose to fame conducting the all-girl Melodears before moving on to become the first woman to conduct male bands as well. In Journey of a Bombshell, writer/actor Melissa Ritz tells Hutton's story, from her humble beginnings on the South Side of Chicago to her eponymous TV show in the 1950s. But her 30-year entertainment career was threatened by a secret she couldn't afford to reveal at the time. This one-woman show was hailed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as "an evocative journey through time that's not to be missed."

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Laugh Station: Cuerpo  
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) Laugh Station: Cuerpo
 
As if being frozen in a state of cryostasis for the past year wasn't insane enough, the fearless and wacky Laugh Station crew is back for its most insane adventure yet: Cuerpo. Will our heroes save the innocent townspeople from the clutches of a gas-huffing madman? Can the top secret federation weapon be recovered in time for happy hour? And, maybe most important of all, do bodily fluids really float in outer space? Find out these answers -- and so much more -- as Laugh Station's Cuerpo offers insight into the troupe's mind-altering origin story at Maryland Ensemble Theatre.

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Leto Legend  
John Swayze Theatre Leto Legend
 
Season 7 comes to a close as a Hub commissioned work makes its way to full production with Leto Legend by Kristen LePine and directed by Helen Pafumi. Charlie is a full time mom, writer and superhero. How does she do it all? And more importantly, is there a way for her to stop? The mythical and modern collide in this comedy about today’s superwoman.

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Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  
Medieval Times - Baltimore Castle Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
 
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill. At Medieval Times expect lots of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, and displays of extraordinary horsemanship as part of an exciting story set in Medieval Spain.

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A Midsummer Nights Dream  
Synetic Family Theater A Midsummer Nights Dream
 
Midsummer returns mid-Summer! Spearheaded by Director Paata Tsikurishvili, Synetic masterfully brings back their highly lauded rendition of the classic play, utilizing dance, acrobatics, and mime to create a fun and relatable adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy. Don’t miss this fantastical, darkly playful game of love, mistaken identity and the supernatural. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was nominated for nine Helen Hayes Awards in 2010 and received the Award for Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play.

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Occupied Territories  
Anacostia Playhouse Occupied Territories
 
Occupied Territories is the story of the complexity and persistance of memory, decades after war. With text sparked by Trojan Women, Occupied Territories exposes a world where a man must finally face his past, his God, his family. Highly physical, Occupied Territories tears away easy boundaries to question how bodies, minds, and souls are vast territories altered by our relentless history of War.

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The Producers  
Olney Theatre Center The Producers
 
Based on the hit 1968 film of the same name, this Mel Brooks comedic masterpiece follows the hilarious adventures of washed-up Broadway producer Max Bialystock, and his mousy accountant Leo Bloom, as they scheme to get rich quick by producing the most notorious flop in the history of show biz! The Producers won a record twelve Tony Awards©, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Musical Score.

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Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age  
Randolph Road Theatre Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age
 
Unexpected Stage Company presents the reimagined love story, set in an adult living community, that reverses the roles of parents and children. This fresh new take on the classic tragedy aims to explore what happens when Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love in their seventies

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Prog Metal Version  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Prog Metal Version
 
There's nothing more heavy metal than a demon barber wreaking havoc on unsuspecting victims. Such is the case in the new progressive-metal reimagining of the famous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Landless Theatre Company brings you an exclusive production of this audacious work -- which was nominated for three 2015 Helen Hayes Awards -- at D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. This musical amplifies the wickedly dark play with energizing progressive-metal arrangements and orchestrations that is sure to rock your core. Finally, a theatrical play where you can say to yourself, "That is so metal."

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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife  
Theater J The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
 
Playwright Charles Busch developed an underground following with his campy send-ups of the movie stars of yesteryear in shows like Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die! But when he turned to writing about contemporary "Upper West Side matrons," the result was a Tony-nominated smash hit The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Meet Marjorie Taub, a typical resident of one of Manhattan's priciest neighborhoods. Despite a wealthy, compassionate husband and all the free time in the world, she's headed straight for the nuthouse. After a meltdown in the Disney Store, Marjorie promptly dives into a midlife crisis. But when an enigmatic old friend turns up and decides to stay a while, the world of this "Allergist's Wife" is shaken in ways that surprise everyone.

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Tartuffe  
Sidney Harman Hall Tartuffe
 
Few scoundrels are as roguish, charming or hilarious as Tartuffe, an impostor who insinuates himself into the home of Orgon and his family, quickly throwing the entire household into chaos. As Orgon's infatuation with his guest and his phony piety grows, Tartuffe's deception threatens to turn downright destructive in this beloved comic masterpiece. Banned in Paris in 1664, Tartuffe is one of Moliere's best loved -- and most clever -- comedies. This production stars Steven Epp, recent winner of a Helen Hayes Award for his work in The Servant of Two Masters.

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This Lime Tree Bower  
Writer's Center This Lime Tree Bower
 
It is the off-season at a coastal chipper north of Dublin as three young men recall recent events including a false accusation, a career embarrassment, and a bold act of retribution. Conor McPherson's early jewel combines the drama, comedy, and quotidian details which provide the audience with his deep insight into the human condition. ...no sound is dissonant which tells of life. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Twelve Angry Men  
Gunston Arts Center Twelve Angry Men
 
Court TV has never broadcast a trial half as exciting as the one decided by the jurors of Twelve Angry Men. Over the course of one monumentally tense afternoon, a dozen ordinary citizens decide the fate of a teenager alleged to have murdered his own father. What initially appears to be an open-and-shut case proves to be anything but, as passions are ignited and prejudices are revealed. Perhaps the best courthouse drama ever written, Reginald Rose's original teleplay inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a critically acclaimed Broadway show. Back in 1994, Twelve Angry Men was The American Century Theater's very first show -- now, that acclaimed production's director returns with a talented cast to present it once again.

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Verdi's Aida in Concert With Met Opera Performers  
Filene Center - Wolf Trap Verdi's Aida in Concert With Met Opera Performers
 
Giuseppe Verdi's Aida is one of the most loved and most frequently performed of all operas. Composed at the request of the King of Egypt for the opening of the Suez Canal in 1871, the opera tells the tragic tale of a love triangle in which an enslaved Ethiopian princess' passionate love for the military leader Radames is doomed when he's ordered to marry the Pharaoh's daughter. This production includes several Wolf Trap Opera alumni who've performed at New York City's Metropolitan Opera -- soprano Marjorie Owens, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Carl Tanner. In this concert opera performance, there are no costumes, sets or props to distract you -- just the majestic voices of the singers and the powerful music of the National Symphony Orchestra, as directed by Daniele Callegari. Aida is sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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The Who's Tommy  
Hylton Performing Arts Center The Who's Tommy
 
Although not the world's first rock opera, The Who's Tommy is certainly one of the best known and most popular. The story of a boy who goes deaf, dumb and blind after witnessing a murder, Tommy has won six Tony Awards and melted the minds of many a rock fan. In this electrifying new production at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, you'll follow the boy through birth, blindness, drugs and pinball wizardry. Along the way, he learns about fame, forgiveness, redemption and rock 'n' roll.

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Whose Wives Are They Anyway?  
Bowie Playhouse Whose Wives Are They Anyway?
 
Farces are traditionally French fare -- but playwright Michael Parker has taken the continental comedy and 'Mercanized it. And that means, in true red-white-and-blue fashion (our red, white and blue, that is, and not the French tricolor), Parker has supersized everything: more door slamming, more cross-dressing and more high jinks. Most important, Whose Wives Are They Anyway? offers way more laughs. When two business buddies go off on a golf weekend sans their wives, things get sticky quick when they unexpectedly meet their new boss. Things get stickier still when she blithely mentions that "no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife would ever work for me." So the guys must produce partners pronto, and (naturally) their solutions are harebrained ... and totally hilarious. Now Bowie Community Theatre presents Whose Wives Are They Anyway? at Bowie Playhouse.

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