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Blippi The Musical
Blippi The Musical Mar 23

You and your whole family are going to have so much fun, dancing, singing and meeting amazing new friends LIVE on stage in your town! Wow look at that! It's a plane, a tractor, a fire truck and a train, just some of the many discoveries we're going to make together!

Ben Butler
Ben Butler Mar 23 - Apr 16, 2023
Washington Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre

A Union general, a lawyer before the Civil War, commands a fort in not-yet-seceded Virginia. When a runaway slave arrives making an eloquent plea for sanctuary, whose laws must the general follow? When secession happens, he looks for every loophole he can to avoid returning the young man to the Confederacy. Based on a true story and an area premiere.

Grease Mar 24 - Jun 11, 2023

It's still the word! One of the world's favorite musicals hits the stage in a high-octane production featuring all the hit songs you love, including: "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "You're the One That I Want," and "Hopelessly Devoted To You." Danny, Sandy and the coolest gang of students from Rydell High take you back to the 1950's when drive-in movies, sock-hops and tough talkin' Pink Ladies defined a generation. Grease and Toby's go together like a wop bam boom!

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches Mar 24 - Apr 23, 2023

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama Angels in America is one of the great epic American plays of this past century. We meet Louis and Prior and Harper and Joe, two couples whose relationships are on the rocks; the former because of Prior's AIDS diagnosis and Louis' inability to cope with illness, and the latter because of Joe's closeted homosexuality and Harper's incessant fears and hallucinations. The brilliant Hungarian director and filmmaker Janos Szasz will stage Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches in-the-round 30 years after its Broadway premiere.

Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea
Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea Mar 24 - Apr 16, 2023

Once upon a time, a rain cloud fell in love with a human. Dolan, who bears an uncanny resemblance to author Hans Christian Andersen, tries to tell this simple and sweet story, but characters in the story keep turning into figures from Dolan's own history of turbulent relationships.

The Griegol
The Griegol Mar 25

New Zealand's Trick of the Light Theatre shares an eerie, elegant wordless tale about death, love, grief and monsters. After a child's granny passes away, she starts to suspect she is being pursued by the smoke demon shapeshifter from the old woman's stories. In the tradition of Spirited Away and Coraline, The Griegol is a mythic, gorgeously rendered dark fantasy for lovers of theater that conjures magic and laughter out of silhouettes, puppetry, live music and animation.

Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy Mar 25

See Bill Bellamy's stand-up comedy live at The Theater! The hilarious actor has been featured on several feature films, TV shows and comedy specials including HBO's 'Def Comedy Jam' and 'Insecure'. Get your tickets now! Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and was soon making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Push The Button
Push The Button Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2023

In a town beset by the sordid shenanigans of a prank-prone Villain, justice finally seems to be served when the celebrated Hero accuses Villain of the worst crime of all: Pushing the Button. But when the dutiful Journalist starts asking the right questions, will convicting the Villain prove to be the wrong answer? This playful and poignant parody of modern morality will ask its audiences to question their very notions of right and wrong, crime and punishment, truth and narrative. But most of all, it will beg the question: "Who Pushed the Button??"

On the Far End
On the Far End Mar 28 - May 7, 2023

Muscogee leader Ella Jean Hill traces her family's history from the Trail of Tears to her grandfather's allotment in central Oklahoma. In an astonishing one-woman play, she shares her story-the Native boarding school she fled on foot, her marriage to a young Bengali scholar, and the advocacy that became her life's work. With On the Far End, a reference to the landmark 2020 Supreme Court opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma that upheld the sovereignty of the Muscogee territories, one of America's leading playwrights (Sovereignty; Manahatta) weaves a deeply personal account of one family-her own mother-in-law's-and a legacy of broken promises between nations.

Jennifer Who Is Leaving
Jennifer Who Is Leaving Mar 30 - May 7, 2023

Nan is working the night shift, fielding periodic calls from her retired husband with questions about reheating dinner and where his car keys are. Jennifer is trying to tune out Joey, her elderly patient who is relishing getting on her last nerve. And Lili is stressing out about her upcoming SATs. Set in a Dunkin Donuts on the side of a Massachusetts highway, Jennifer Who Is Leaving is a familiar and hilarious exploration of the expectations placed on women; the physical, mental, and emotional labor of being a caregiver; and what happens when we reach our breaking point.

The Nosebleed
The Nosebleed Mar 31 - Apr 23, 2023

Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of our parents? Through a series of absurd autobiographical vignettes, Aya Ogawa's THE NOSEBLEED delves into the sh*t show of parenthood, as both a parent and a child - and what it takes to forgive. A trip to their home country of Japan, a child's nosebleed, and the hit reality TV show The Bachelor come together in this "wackily funny, psychologically insightful" (The New York Times) theatrical tribute to Ogawa's father, with surprises like a healing ritual for the audience and a transcendent appearance by a 20th century icon.

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story
Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story Apr 1 - Apr 2, 2023

Ten-year-old Belinda loves to tell stories, but when she's in the basement preparing for a party upstairs, she'll have to get creative. Using everyday objects like a teapot and doily, Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. Glass Half Full Theatre from Austin, Texas, presents its award-winning "story within a story" using puppetry, Spanish, and English.

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Apr 6 - Apr 9, 2023

Boasting such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "On the Street Where You Live," MY FAIR LADY tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a "proper lady." But who is really being transformed?

Our Town
Our Town Apr 7 - Apr 30, 2023

Our thoughtful and creative take on this charming Pulitzer Prize winning drama by Thorton Wilder is an American classic that will leave you reminiscing on days gone by. Our Town‘s narrator, the Stage Manager, takes the audience to a kinder, simpler and perhaps wiser time in a small American village.

Aurora's Wedding
Aurora's Wedding Apr 7 - Apr 9, 2023
The Washington Ballet at Capital One Hall

Join us for a 90 minute family friendly performance featuring Act III of The Sleeping Beauty. Fans of Puss-in-Boots, Red-Riding-Hood, Princess Florine and all the classic characters will be delighted by this magical menagerie. Plus, TWB will perform Balanchine's Theme & Variations, the iconic classic ballet for new & seasoned fans alike.

Les Miserables
Les Miserables Apr 11 - Apr 29, 2023

In December 1986, the Kennedy Center hosted the pre-Broadway run of what has become, undisputedly, one of the world's most popular musicals. And now we are bringing her home. Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables. Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and 22 languages, this brilliant production has taken the world by storm and has been hailed as "Les Mis for the 21st Century" (Huffington Post), "a reborn dream of a production" (Daily Telegraph) and "one of the greatest musicals ever created" (Chicago Tribune). Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. This epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

The Wilting Point
The Wilting Point Apr 13 - Apr 30, 2023

In WILTING POINT, we travel with Mina Melo, the producer of the award-winning podcast Clime, back to Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Southern Colorado where she is reluctantly adapting Clime as a series for a new streaming entertainment company. The series producer wants Mina to pick up with an unsolved murder investigation, but Mina is determined to tell a story about how climate-related water shortages and drought are threatening the community's way of life. Mina spends time with Tuca, a seventh-generation acequia farmer, Tuca's grandchild River, a rising youth climate activist, and Tuca's son Udo, a recently separated Marine who faces the choice of taking over the farm, or forcing Tuca to sell.

Finding Neil Patrick Harris
Finding Neil Patrick Harris Apr 14 - Jun 9, 2023
Nu Sass Productions at CAOS on F Gallery

When frenemy nail techs Cha-Cha and Katie are privileged to hear a favorite customer's bizarre dying wish, they set off to make it come true. In their quest to find Neil Patrick Harris, they discover that what they've been searching for has been right in front of them.

Aladdin Apr 19 - Apr 30, 2023

Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

The World Goes Round
The World Goes Round Apr 19 - May 21, 2023

In musical theatre, the team of John Kander & Fred Ebb produced iconic songs for unforgettable characters like Roxy in Chicago, the Emcee in Cabaret, Zorba, Chita Rivera's Spider Woman - not to mention Liza Minelli's signature number for the film New York, New York. The World Goes Round brings together some of their greatest hits from a life in the theatre that serves as a tribute to their careers, and their overriding faith in humans to persevere through good times and bad.

Mojada Apr 20 - May 7, 2023

Alfaro takes the chilling ancient Greek tale of Medea and re-imagines it in a Los Angeles Mexican-American immigrant community. After sacrificing nearly everything to begin this new life, Medea and her family weigh their love for each other against their drive to succeed. Mojada is an intense and passionate play, full of romantic fervor, magical realism, and a tense, gripping sense of foreboding that drives the characters ever forward towards more and more irreversible acts of love and violence.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk Apr 20 - May 21, 2023

Enjoy this multimedia Legacy production that tells the story of a lazy lad whose life changes because of some magic beans! Using rod puppets and full masks and costumes, TPC fans may recognize The Giant from our annual Nutcracker show.

On Your Feet!
On Your Feet! Apr 21 - Apr 23, 2023

ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent-and each other-to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new exhilarating original musical winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring "IT'S A HIT!" and The New York Times cheering, "The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!"

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker Apr 21

Beloved funnyman Chris Tucker continues to keep audiences in stitches with his on-screen roles and hilarious stand-up act. Tucker keeps it classy at his live shows, treating audiences to family-friendly anecdotes from his time on the set of beloved films like Friday and Rush Hour before turning to current events and pop culture. Whether he's impersonating his grandmother or his late friend Michael Jackson, Tucker's razor-sharp wit and impeccable comic timing make for an unforgettable night of laughs on his must-see tours.

The Good Liar
The Good Liar Apr 22 - May 13, 2023

A gasp-per-minute mentalism performance unlike any other show you've seen. Brian Curry will pretend to read people's mind and it has more twists than a Hitchcock film. Your ticket to an amazing night out. Appearing on TV, in newspapers, and on cruise ships on all 7 continents. Brian is a major force in the magic and mentalism world. See why Brian Curry received DC City Paper 's 'Performing Artist of the Year' award.

Bill Maher Live On Stage
Bill Maher Live On Stage Apr 22

As fearless as any stand-up to take the stage, Bill Maher has never been shy about letting audiences know what he's thinking. With the razor-sharp wit he's brandished since his start in New York's comedy scene in the late '70s, Maher's candor has made him not just a comedy icon but one who's keenly attuned to the ever-changing worlds of politics and popular culture. In his regular live appearances, Maher flaunts the same caustic but clear-eyed humor that's made HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher a television institution since 2003. Skewering idiocies, banalities and hypocrisies from across the political spectrum, Maher doesn't flinch from controversial topics of the day, and he finds laughs in subjects that other comedians don't dare to touch.

Passing Strange
Passing Strange Apr 25 - Jun 18, 2023

A young man discovers his musical calling and sets off for Europe, leaving behind his mother and comfortable suburban life. In his rebellion filled with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, he yearns for something in life that he thinks can only be found in art.

The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield
The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield Apr 28 - May 21, 2023

After being part of a mass graves commission sent to Bosnia to document war crimes, American psychologist Kate goes to a NATO rehabilitation facility in Germany where she meets Dorra, who is heavily traumatized and pregnant from a gang rape during the 1990s war. Kate's Harvard-trained psychology skills fail in her attempts to reach Dorra, who initially refuses to speak. But after an evening of intoxicated frenzy casting out the demons of centuries-old ethnic hatred, the women's relationship changes and Kate's own trauma is revealed. The play is a bold exploration of gender-based violence as a weapon of war, exposing the hatred and xenophobic tribalism at the heart of ethnic violence.

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: Restless Leg Tour
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: Restless Leg Tour Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2023

Former Saturday Night Live costars and real-life pals Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will launch their first live comedy tour together.

Open Apr 28 - May 26, 2023
Nu Sass Productions at CAOS on F Gallery

A woman called The Magician seems to pantomime a myriad of tricks, but her act reveals she is attempting the impossible-to save the life of her lover, Jenny. Impossible as it may seem, this Magician's magic act may be our last hope against a world filled with intolerance and hate.

Each Kindness
Each Kindness Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2023

Learn that a little kindness goes a long way. Every time the new girl Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya. This world premiere concert features Education Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Woodson reading Each Kindness onstage to music composed, arranged, and performed by six members of celebrated string production company Rootstock Republic, along with projections of E.B. Lewis' striking artwork. With this live musical exploration of Each Kindness, the story's powerful anti-bullying message will resonate with audiences long after they've left the theater.

Steve Trevino - Americas Favorite Husband Tour
Steve Trevino - Americas Favorite Husband Tour Apr 28

Comedian Steve Trevińo is "America's Favorite Husband." He can "speak wife fluently," he never calls "the guys" for help on a home project, and he knows better than to "make his own decisions," since decision-making is a privilege reserved solely for his wife, Renae. His relatable approach affirms his status as one of the country's fastest-rising comics, viewed over 223 million times, selling out shows coast-to-coast, amassing over 2 million total social media followers, and headlining specials for Amazon, NETFLIX, Showtime, and more.

Chico Bean
Chico Bean Apr 29

Anthony Jamal Bean, better known as (Chico Bean) is a American comedian, actor, singer, writer, rapper, and producer best known for being one of the recurring cast members since Season 5 of the improv comedy show Wild 'N Out on MTV, VH1 and MTV2. He is also known for creating and starring in "The Freestyle Funny Comedy Show" alongside former cast members Darren Brand and B-Daht. Bean is also known for being apart of the podcast "85 South Show" with cast members DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Clayton English.

Exclusion May 5 - Jun 25, 2023

A reluctant historian is thrown out of her element when her acclaimed book about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 is optioned by a larger-than-life Hollywood mogul with a track record for making smash-hit TV shows. The professional bleeds into the personal when she finds herself weighing the historical facts against her own awakening ambitions. In a hilarious workplace comedy with teeth, tensions rise and deals are made during an awards ceremony in a twist you won't see coming.

Good Bones
Good Bones May 10 - Jun 11, 2023

Aisha's moved back to the block, but the neighborhood's changed. She's an urban planner, returning to her hometown, renovating a townhouse that's seen better days. Aisha tries to convince her husband to spring for crown molding and endures the noise that blares from the street all night. But when their contractor is caught up in an act of violence a block away, Aisha's homecoming becomes more complex than she expected. A Studio-commissioned play by 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames, Good Bones explores gentrification and belonging, displacement and upward mobility, and being haunted by a legacy you're only just beginning to understand.

Spamalot May 12 - May 21, 2023

Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot follows King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail, but with singing, dancing, cows, rabbits, and yes… a shrubbery. With music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, and book and lyrics by Eric Idle, Monty Python’s Spamalot is a giddy good time that proves chivalry is “not dead yet”—in fact, it’s never been funnier.

Beetlejuice May 16 - May 28, 2023

It's showtime! Based on Tim Burton's dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that's out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is "SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!" (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it's a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd May 16 - Jul 9, 2023

Returned to London following a wrongful banishment, barber Sweeney Todd's thirst for vengeance against the corrupt judge who sent him away leads him on a murderous spree. Aided by his downstairs neighbor, baker Mrs. Lovett, the two concoct an unappetizing scheme as they terrorize the city.

Hurricane Diane
Hurricane Diane May 18 - Jun 10, 2023

Prepare yourself for Hurricane Diane! Enter the garden of a suburban New Jersey cul-de-sac home where the Greek god Dionysus has arrived in the form of Diane, a lesbian permaculture gardener from Vermont. She's got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity, and her secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Who better to begin with than four suburban New Jersey housewives? Playwright Madeleine George brings us a riotous evisceration of the blind eye we turn to climate change and the bacchanalian catharsis that awaits us . . . in our backyards.

Goddess May 25 - Jun 25, 2023

From award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh (Merry Wives, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play), composer Michael Thurber (Merry Wives), and director/conceiver Saheem Ali (Merry Wives, Nollywood Dreams) comes an exuberant new musical brimming with magical secrets. Following its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Goddess tells the story of a mysterious singer who arrives at Moto Moto, a steamy Afro-jazz club in Mombasa, Kenya. She casts an entrancing presence on everyone at the club, including a young man who has returned home from America. Will the big plans for his life-stepping into a political legacy and marrying his fiancee-be upended? Inspired by the myth of Marimba, who created beautiful songs from her heartbreak, Goddess is a rousing tale of romance, the supernatural, and the quest of stepping into one's true identity.

Madagascar The Musical
Madagascar The Musical May 26

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman May 26

Join Nick Offerman for a night of deliberative talking, mirth, and music. An evening that compels listeners to chuckle while also causing them to honestly countenance the aspects of humanity about which we have to laugh so that we don't attack one another with shovels. If the evening is light on dance, the audience has only themselves to blame.

Incendiary May 29 - Jun 25, 2023

BREAK FREE: Tanya is a Black mother determined to break her son, Eric, out of death row - or die trying. She'll need guns, to get her hair done, and to f*ck some people up. As time ticks towards the fateful date of Eric's execution (and birthday), the play explodes into a collision of the hilarious and tragic. In this world premiere, playwright Dave Harris harnesses the storytelling techniques of comic books and video games to explore the complexities of generational trauma and daring heroism with his singular, satirical style.

Hadestown Jun 6 - Jun 18, 2023

Written by indie singer songwriter Anais Mitchell and brought to vivid life by experimental theatre director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), the musical began its life as a touring concert and concept album before taking to the stage at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. Based on the beloved Greek myth of Orpheus and his supernatural journey into the underworld, Mitchell and Rachel give the story a uniquely modern and American sensibility - their Hades is a fearsome King of The Underworld cum factory fat cat boss that torments lost souls with endless mechanic toil. Orpheus is cast as a struggling musician and the post-apocalyptic, depression-era world he lives in is tormented with wild seasons that smack of climate-change.

One Jewish Boy
One Jewish Boy Jun 7 - Jul 2, 2023

In this bittersweet, sophisticated and quick-fire new British comedy about antisemitism, Jesse, a nice Jewish boy, falls in love with Alex, a nice mixed-race girl. The love between them is pure and absolute, but Jesse has never been able to shake off the vicious attack that changed him forever. Navigating any relationship is difficult enough, but what happens when you factor in politics and rising prejudice? This provocative play received a massive antisemitic response when the UK production opened in 2018; posters were defaced, and the writer received death threats. Don't miss the US premiere of this urgent and unflinching comedy, which pits the impact of hatred against the power of love.

The Last Match
The Last Match Jun 8 - Jun 25, 2023

Played out under the bright lights of the U.S. Open Semifinals, The Last Match pits rising Russian star Sergei Sergeyev against American great Tim Porter in an epic showdown that follows two tennis titans through pivotal moments in their lives both on-and-off the court . This deep and intimate exploration of humanity and motivation, set against the backdrop of tennis, serves a perfect parallel to the back-and-forth play of life's wins and losses.

The Lion King
The Lion King Jun 22 - Jul 29, 2023

More than 100 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Washington, D.C.'s best-loved musical returns to the Kennedy Center! Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this landmark musical features some of Broadway's most recognizable music crafted by Tony-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

1776 Jun 27 - Jul 16, 2023

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. This new production of the Tony Award-winning musical reexamines a pivotal moment in American history with a cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity.

Fun Home
Fun Home Jun 28 - Jul 30, 2023

Alison is 9, begging her father to play with her. She is 19, overcome by the aching and joyous pain of first love. She is 43, an out lesbian hunting for the truth of her brilliant, volatile, and closeted father's life and death. She is all three at once, trying to untangle the central mystery of her childhood: How did she survive their shared hometown, when her father could not? With a score that ranges from exuberant '70s pop to aching melodies and dissonant harmonies of characters longing to be known, Fun Home is the Tony Award-winning story of a daughter and father, of coming out and coming to terms with a life shaped by a family's secrets.

Fela! Jul 7 - Aug 13, 2023

Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center combine forces for an epic co-production of the award-winning musical Fela!, the first professional production anywhere in the world since its national tour more than ten years ago. It's 1978, and we meet musician, activist, and global superstar Fela Anikulapo Kuti at his farewell show at the Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria. After losing his own mother in a dictator's violent attack, Fela's final act in Nigeria is to use his iconic music-a spirited blend of traditional African drumming, jazz, and funk-to tell his story of survival and global revolution through Afrobeat and floor-shaking dance. The Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated musical "captures the spirit of rebellion...that dwells within all of us" (The New York Times) in the inspiring true story of one man's fight against corruption and oppression.

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong Jul 18 - Aug 13, 2023

Called "the funniest play Broadway has ever seen" (The Huffington Post), this classic murder mystery by award-winning Mischief is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "comic gold" (Variety) sure to bring down the house.

Cambodian Rock Band
Cambodian Rock Band Jul 18 - Aug 27, 2023

It's 2008 and a father-daughter duo are heading to Phnom Penh; she to prosecute a notorious Cambodian war criminal, he 30 years after escaping then-Communist rule. In a psychedelic theatrical extravaganza set to some of the country's most popular rock music, including from Dengue Fever, Cambodian Rock Band shines a light on the country's vibrant '70s rock scene and how an entire generation of musicians was purged by the Khmer Rouge, as it brings long-buried family secrets back to life.

Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller Jul 30

Not exactly comedians but more than just magicians, Penn & Teller bring a quirky combination of laughs and illusions to every performance. You're ready to laugh before they even trot out their tricks, with the big, brash Penn Jillette towering over his staid, unspeaking partner Teller. And once they dip into the bag of tricks they've been perfecting since the 1970s, you're simultaneously dazzled and delighted. Whether they're working with things like magic bullets, nail guns, and straitjackets, or just employing a seemingly ordinary deck of cards to demonstrate some sleight of hand, the duo can make you doubt your own senses as they appear to make the impossible happen right before your eyes. Sometimes they toss a touch of danger into the mix, and sometimes they simply play the whole thing for laughs, but whatever illusion they're unveiling, Penn & Teller can always pull it off.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical Aug 2 - Sep 24, 2023

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive Oct 13 - Nov 12, 2023

When the Commander-in-Chief publicly calls his wife a "See You Next Tuesday," all H-E-Double Hockey Sticks breaks loose. In this searingly funny Broadway hit, POTUS follows how seven women of dramatically different backgrounds minimize the damage done by male arrogance and political posturing, in an endearing homage to the women who keep things running behind the scenes.

Swept Away
Swept Away Nov 25 - Dec 30, 2023

When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship off the coast of New Bedford, Mass., the four survivors face a reckoning: how far will they go to stay alive? And can they live with the consequences? With music and lyrics from The Avett Brothers ("America's Biggest Roots Band," Rolling Stone), whose 2004 "Mignonette" was inspired by an 1884 shipwreck and the struggle of four men to survive, Swept Away is an electrifying, soul-stirring exploration of how facing tragedy can open the door to forgiveness... if only we'll let it.

Tempestuous Elements
Tempestuous Elements Feb 16 - Mar 17, 2024

Born into slavery in North Carolina, Anna Julia Cooper was a visionary Black feminist and educator in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, and only the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree. Tempestuous Elements-the 11th in Arena Stage's Power Play cycle-shines a light on Cooper's tumultuous tenure as Principal of Washington, D.C.'s historic M Street School where she fought to keep Black education alive, despite the racism, gossip and sexism that threatened to consign her efforts to obscurity.

Unknown Soldier
Unknown Soldier Mar 29 - May 5, 2024

Cleaning out her grandmother's home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers the photograph of an anonymous soldier tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Unknown Soldier, a sweeping, elegiac musical from Daniel Goldstein and the late Michael Friedman on a woman's journey to unearth the secrets of her family's past... and which will chart her future.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence
The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence Jun 6 - Jul 14, 2024

Using its hallmark style of percussive dance-theater, Step Afrika!'s The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence tells the story of one of the largest movements of people in United States history, when millions of African American migrants moved from the rural South to the industrial North in the 1900s to escape Jim Crow, racial oppression, and lynchings. Inspired by Jacob Lawrence's iconic 60-panel "The Migration Series" (1940-41), this signature work from the award-winning dance company uses the images, color palette, and motifs in the painting series to tell this astonishing story through pulsating rhythms and visually stunning movement.