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Wicked Dec 8 - Jan 22, 2023

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One--born with emerald green skin--is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time" (USA Today).

Step Afrika's! Magical Musical Holiday Step Show
Step Afrika's! Magical Musical Holiday Step Show Dec 9 - Dec 18, 2022

As the world's first holiday show highlighting the African American tradition of stepping, Step Afrika's! Magical Musical Holiday Step Show is a feast for the eyes and ears. Fabulous and furry friends from the Arctic Kingdom - Popper the Penguin and Polo the Polar Bear - along with DJ Nutcracker ensure a fun and exciting experience for the entire family!

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge Dec 9 - Dec 18, 2022

Witness the trial of the century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and sues Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, and a long list of other crimes. Will Ebenezer rediscover the true meaning of Christmas and learn that the spirit of giving lives in our hearts every day, not just once a year?

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus Dec 9 - Dec 18, 2022

This play is a thoughtful retelling of the story of a young girl who wrote a letter to The New York Sun more than 100 years ago asking if Santa Claus exists and the newspaper's response to her. Virginia's desire to get answers to her question is what moves this story along as it joyfully reminds the grown-ups in the audience that we might learn a thing or two if we listen to the young voices questioning the world around us more. Keeping the sprit of giving connected to this holiday at its center, this play will touch us all through its focus on our shared humanity.

Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller Dec 10

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.

A Soldier's Play
A Soldier's Play Dec 13 - Jan 8, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller has rocketed back into the spotlight thanks to this 2020 Tony-winning Best Revival. In 1944, on a Louisiana Army base, two shots ring out. A Black sergeant is murdered, triggering a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America. Broadway's leading man Norm Lewis stars in the show Variety calls "a knock-your-socks-off-drama."

Jane Anger
Jane Anger Dec 13 - Jan 8, 2023
Shakespeare Theatre Company at Michael R. Klein Theatre

It's 1606 and Shakespeare (Michael Urie) is plagued...with writer's block. London's theatres are closed and the actual plague has the Bard stuck in quarantine with his "young" apprentice, Francis (Ryan Spahn). In through the window climbs Jane Anger (Amelia Workman), a Cunning Woman and a writer of her own merit with a dream to change history. As Jane tries to assist Shakespeare in writing King Lear, Jane and Anne Hathaway (of Stratford, not Hollywood, played by playwright Talene Monahon) take matters into their own more than capable hands. The New York Times raves, "The production has a liveliness that the exceptional cast runs away with, delivering Monahon's mile-a-minute gags with zest."

An Irish Carol
An Irish Carol Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2022

AN IRISH CAROL is an homage to Dickens' classic - told as only the Irish can. This comic and touching play, set in a modern Dublin pub, follows one evening in the life of David, a wealthy pub owner who has lost touch with his own humanity in the interest of self-protection and material success. But on this Christmas Eve - challenged by a voice from the past, provoked by those in the present, and faced with the reality of a lonely future - David's life may change forever.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Cirque Dreams Holidaze Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2022

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the stage in this popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family!

A Magical Cirque Christmas
A Magical Cirque Christmas Dec 16 - Dec 18, 2022

The Christmas tale begins as the Guardian of Time, who manages the changing of the seasons with his giant magical clock, finds himself less than thrilled to face the countdown to the 2022 holidays. In other words, he's not feeling it. An optimistic, magical Christmas fairy played by the glamourous and comedic magician Lucy Darling whom David Copperfield calls "a true original - hilarious and delightful; An EXCEPTIONAL new talent in magic" appears to help but despite her best intentions, causes time to go haywire when she breaks the clock.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2022

There isn't a venue in the country with more holiday spirit than Olney Theatre Center - or should we say holiday spirits? This 90-minute musical revue, celebrates them all, from the ones you know on down to those little-known gems like Festivus and National Microwave Day. Backed by a five-piece band, Olney Theatre veterans Kaiyla Gross, Patricia Hurley, Nick Lehan, and Da'Von T. Moody will share holiday memories and songs of the season, from holiday standards like "Winter Wonderland" to pop music in the spirit of the season. So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or nothing at all, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is for you.

Nutcracker Dec 22
Virginia National Ballet at Capital One Hall

Virginia National Ballet presents The Nutcracker! Don't miss this magical production featuring beautiful scenery and costumes, and wonderful choreography danced by Virginia National Ballet's professional company of international dancers. This traditional holiday favorite is a popular production in the region that always sells out early and is perfect for the whole family. VNB is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season in 2022-23. The company recently won Inside Nova's Best of Prince William 2022, they won the Seefeldt Award in 2019 and were voted Best of NOVA 2017 by Northern Virginia Magazine.

A Family Christmas
A Family Christmas Dec 24

Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! We'll take you on a merry tour of sing-alongs and Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph! This one-hour concert is perfect for children ages 5 and up.

Two Jews Walk Into a War...
Two Jews Walk Into a War... Jan 11 - Feb 5, 2023

Ishaq and Zeblyan are the last remaining Jews in Afghanistan. They share the only remaining synagogue that has not been destroyed by the Taliban, and a vital mission to repopulate the Jewish community in Kabul. PLUS, they hate each other. Can this cantankerous couple commit to one incredible act of faith to keep their community alive without killing one another first? Part The Odd Couple and part Waiting for Godot, Two Jews Walk Into a War... is a ripped-from-the-headlines, modern day vaudeville full of schtick, sorrow, and survival.

English Jan 11 - Feb 12, 2023

"English Only." It's 2008 in Karaj, Iran and four adult students are studying for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, the key to their green card, medical school, family reunification. Playing out in awkward lessons of word games and mistranslation, English is both a comedy of miscommunication and a look at the ways speaking a new language can expand your world and change your voice. A hit in its 2021 New York premiere, Studio presents playwright Sanaz Toossi in her Washington, DC debut.

Ride the Cyclone
Ride the Cyclone Jan 13 - Feb 19, 2023

Part comedy, part tragedy and wholly unexpected, this wildly imaginative story delivers surprises at every turn and is destined to become a cult musical. The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. A mechanical fortune-teller invites each to tell their story of a life interrupted, offering the chance to come to terms with their fates. At once quirky and smart, edgy and beautiful, Ride the Cyclone ultimately reveals the resilience of the human spirit in spite of senseless tragedy.

Cats Jan 17 - Jan 22, 2023

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater-"Memory". Winner of 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Miserables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

Hairspray Jan 20 - Jan 22, 2023

You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960's Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Endgame Jan 26 - Feb 19, 2023
Washington Stage Guild at Undercroft Theatre

A quartet of characters inhabit a nearly empty room, surrounded by nothing, it seems. Do they want it to end, or can they go on with their limited lives? A profound and eerie masterpiece from Beckett, the author of WAITING FOR GODOT and HAPPY DAYS, the latter seen at WSG in 1990.

Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard Feb 1 - Feb 8, 2023

Alone in her Hollywood mansion with little more than celluloid memories, former silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond remains what she has always been: the greatest star of all. For Broadway Center Stage, Tony-winning powerhouse Stephanie J. Block takes on the iconic role. Based on the 1950 film noir, Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece-winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical on its release-weaves a compelling tale of romance, obsession, and faded glory.

Anastasia Feb 3 - Feb 5, 2023

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

seven methods of killing kylie jenner
seven methods of killing kylie jenner Feb 4 - Feb 26, 2023

BREAK THE INTERNET: When Forbes Magazine declares Kylie Jenner a "self-made" billionaire, Cleo takes to Twitter to call out white women who co-opt and profit from Black culture. Soon online discourse spills into reality, blurring the tenuous lines between internet personas and who we are IRL. On the internet, actions don't always speak louder than words.

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots Feb 10 - Mar 19, 2023

The uplifting Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit by superstar Cyndi Lauper lands on the Olney Theatre Mainstage in spike heels and ready to strut. Charlie Price is desperately trying to save his family's shoe factory, when an encounter with Lola, a London drag queen in need of a quick repair for her boot, unites them in a new business venture. In order for their plan to work, the macho culture of Charlie's economically depressed industrial hometown is going to have to co-exist with the gender-fluid exuberance of Lola and her queens. Hilarious and moving, Kinky Boots is an optimistic, 21st Century tale of finding community and family in unlikely circumstances.

The High Ground
The High Ground Feb 10 - Apr 2, 2023

A Black man in an army uniform stands his ground atop Tulsa's Standpipe Hill, bearing witness to the destruction and desecration of Tulsa's Greenwood District - but other forces, both friendly and hostile, conspire to remove him. A play in conversation with Tulsa, Oklahoma's 1921 race massacre, The High Ground offers a complex portrait of what it means to bear witness, to resist and to move forward from devastation.

Selling Kabul
Selling Kabul Feb 21 - Apr 2, 2023

In 2013, a sister secretly shelters her translator brother from an increasingly powerful Taliban while he awaits the ever-delayed arrival of a promised American visa. On the eve of his son's birth, the walls begin to close in, threatening him, her and everyone they love in a heart-racing expose with devastating echoes to the present day.

King Lear
King Lear Feb 23 - Mar 26, 2023

Caught in a carousel of memory, the head of a dysfunctional royal family grapples with power-hungry children and the threat of losing the empire he created. Real and imagined worlds coalesce, creating a political and personal horror that threatens to swallow the mind of the monarch. The incomparable Patrick Page (Hadestown, The Gilded Age) returns to STC as the once-revered king caught in an emotional hurricane ravaging his home, head, and heart.

Clyde's Mar 1 - Apr 2, 2023

No one would accuse Clyde of having a soft heart: Sure she hires former convicts for the greasy kitchen of her truck-stop sandwich joint, but she knows what they owe her and holds that power tight. Her line cooks might be stuck, but their hopes haven't flickered out yet, fed by tentative connections and a fierce competition to create the perfect sandwich. Pulitzer-Prize winner Lynn Nottage's sweet and savory comedy trades in wonder, Wonder Bread, and the healing powers of food.

How The Light  Gets In
How The Light Gets In Mar 2 - Mar 19, 2023

This beautifully touching and deeply human story centers around four disparate people who build a community of healing and hope. Set against the inviting backdrop of a Japanese garden, the play is told like a fairytale. Each of the characters take their turn in telling this heartwarming story of love and recovery.

War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds Mar 3 - Apr 8, 2023

In a world premiere, Synetic Theater brings its stunning and immersive style to H.G. Wells' renowned novel of devastation and faith in the midst of catastrophe. This multimedia fusion of acrobatics, music, and movement makes us question who we are and what is truly worth fighting for. The ultimate story of otherness, War of the Worlds will enter the Synetic canon in 2023 with a world-premiere production helmed by Paata Tsikurshvili. H.G. Wells' science fiction story shocked late-19th century readers with its otherworldly depiction of extraterrestrials invading Earth, and has since inspired countless re-envisionings, including Orson Welles' sensational radio broadcast in 1938 and Steven Spielberg's film of the same name. In this latest iteration, War of the Worlds leaps off the page and onto the stage through Synetic's wordless Physical Theater style and its signature immersive, multimedia production design.

Pacific Overtures
Pacific Overtures Mar 7 - Apr 9, 2023

In 1853, after 200 years of stability, Japan faces an American expedition determined to open the "floating kingdom" to trade. The isolationist island's reckoning with the unwelcome western influence is brilliantly illuminated through a kaleidoscope of stories about sailors, samurai, "someone in a tree" and two friends who choose radically different paths.

Gloria: A Life
Gloria: A Life Mar 8 - Apr 2, 2023

Gloria: A Life is more than a play-it's a celebration of human connection. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice and championing the voices of others, her call for equality is as urgent as ever. In this exploration of the iconic feminist's extraordinary legacy and the women who inspired her (including Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Flo Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, and Wilma Mankiller), the first act tells her story, and the second invites the audience to share their own. Gloria Steinem's stirring and uplifting narrative is a necessary reminder of the importance of speaking up and speaking out. Directed by Holly Twyford (Becoming Dr. Ruth), Gloria: A Life honors one of the most inspiring women of our time.

In Every Generation
In Every Generation Mar 8 - Apr 9, 2023

This 2019 winner of the National Jewish Playwriting Contest takes place over the course of four Seders - the ritual meal for the holiday of Passover. Sisters Dev and Yael join their mother and her parents, Holocaust survivors Davide and Paola, to recite the traditional lines, "Now we are slaves, next year may we be free people." But as the story moves back and forth in time - from Davide and Paola's first Passover in America after the war, to a dystopian future that's all too possible, the question of how to be free - from memories, oppression or the weight of obligation has no easy answers. Told with the wicked humor present only in the most loving of families, Ali Viterbi's wildly imaginative play breaks new ground to grapple with the very meaning of freedom and history.

Blue Mar 11 - Mar 25, 2023

Proof that opera can be powerfully contemporary, Blue dives head first into the Black Lives Matter movement with the tragic story of a black police officer whose son is killed by a fellow officer. The Tony-winning composer of Fun Home teamed with the acclaimed director of Porgy and Bess to write the gut-punch of a score.

Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill Mar 14 - Mar 26, 2023

Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE-everything we've been waiting to see in a Broadway show- is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette's world-changing music.

Shout Sister Shout
Shout Sister Shout Mar 15 - May 13, 2023

Inspired by Gayle F. Wald's book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new musical tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe-one of America's most influential rock, R&B and gospel crossover singers and guitarists. Ambitious, courageous and uncompromisingly public, Tharpe became a pioneer of the women's movement for racial and sexual equality and musical legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s and 40s and beyond. Dive into Cheryl L. West's spirited, authentic and emotionally charged story about a charismatic music forerunner and the authentic roots of rock-and-roll.

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!

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches Mar 23 - 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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!"

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.

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.

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.

A Nice Indian Boy
A Nice Indian Boy May 24 - Jun 25, 2023

A meet-cute at the local temple brings Naveen face-to-face with the man of his dreams: a fellow Marathi-speaking Hindu who loves the same Bollywood films and can cook a mean dal makhani. If his parents were ever going to accept him bringing home a boyfriend, Keshav would be that boy except - he's white, raised by Indian foster parents who adopted him. But they're madly in-love and so off they head to the Gevaskar house, where Naveen's white boyfriend isn't the only surprise ready to walk through the door. This inter-generational, inter-cultural comedy presents a warm portrait of an Indian family wrestling with tradition, masculinity, and acceptance.

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.

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.

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.