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  Theatre In DC Top Rated Plays List - The Highest Rated Shows In The DC Area
The "Theatre In DC Top Rated Play List" is a list of the top rated plays now running in the DC area based on what the current reviews are saying. To see all of the play reviews go to Review Round-Up.

Ragtime  
Ford's Theatre Ragtime
 
Famous historical characters and a rich score propel Ragtime through a spectacular re-creation of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, this 13-time Tony-nominated musical paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of three diverse families whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. With music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the show boasts a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally and such iconic songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day" and "Make Them Hear You." See this unforgettable musical at Ford's Theatre.

BroadwayWorld- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Highly Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
The Georgetowner- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 

 
Parade  
Keegan Theatre Parade
 
Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning Parade dramatizes the racially-charged trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager wrongly accused of brutally raping and murdering a 13-year-old worker under his charge. As press whips the public into an outraged frenzy, Frank's only hope lies in a brave crusade for justice led by the Southern wife he never understood, among a people that never understood him. This transformational story -- based on an actual case -- is part murder mystery and part social commentary about a country whose behavior is often at odds with its declarations of equality. Experience this powerful musical at the Keegan Theatre in Washington DC.

Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Highly Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended

 
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Mnemonic  
Anacostia Playhouse Mnemonic
 
You can't tell the story of humans without telling the story of migration -- and the new play Mnemonic does just that. Featuring innovative design, contemporary technology and striking visuals, this Theater Alliance production will explore interconnectedness in a world where people are constantly moving. See it when it takes the stage of The Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C.

Washington Post- Somewhat Recommended
BroadwayWorld- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Highly Recommended

 
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Intelligence  
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Intelligence
 
Inspired by true events, Intelligence is a fictionalized account of a covert operative who, tasked with protecting the national security of the United States post-9/11, is racing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq when the unthinkable happens. With the country at war, her cover is blown and she must navigate a media frenzy, the CIA's search for answers and her diplomat husband's dogged pursuit of the truth. Intelligence is a political thriller that explores the cost of deception and the consequences of speaking truth to power.

Washington Post- Recommended
Metro Weekly- Highly Recommended
Talkin Broadway- Recommended
DCTheatreScene- Somewhat Recommended
DC Metro Theater Arts- Recommended
MD Theatre Guide- Somewhat Recommended

 

 

To see the reviews of all plays go to Review Round-Up.