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John  
Signature Theatre John
 
When you picture a B&B, you probably see a charming Victorian, a cozy fireplace, lots of doilies and tchotchkes strewn about. But for Elias and Jenny, the young Brooklyn couple at the center of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's John, there's nothing quaint about their little getaway. With their relationship in trouble, the couple checks in only to be greeted by a cheerful yet somehow ... off innkeeper. Soon, it becomes apparent that they're not alone. Shot-through with Baker's wit and lyrical beauty, with shades of the supernatural, John is "so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light" (The New Yorker). Now you can experience it at Signature Theatre in Arlington.

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Newsies  
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia Newsies
 
Based on the Disney movie, and set in New York City at the turn of the century, this Tony Award winning, high energy musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, the leader of a ragged band of "newsies." Jack dreams of a better life but when publishing titans raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, he rallies "newsies" from across the city to strike for what's right.

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Shear Madness  
The Kennedy Center Shear Madness
 
"Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.

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The Wiz  
Ford's Theatre The Wiz
 
Ease on down the road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they try to figure out how to get Dorothy back to Harlem. The funky Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score, The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." This Tony-winning musical is coming to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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#poolparty  
Joe's Movement Emporium #poolparty
 
#poolparty is a thought-provoking play about the history of swimming pools, the desegregation of a private swim club, and how the legacy of racism in the water continues to affect us all. See Jennifer Mendenhall's play at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier.

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The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence  
Silver Spring Stage The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
 
These four constant companions -- Watson, the trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; Watson, the loyal engineer who built Bell's first telephone; Watson, the unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; and Watson, an amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love -- become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute and cautionary tale dedicated to the people and machines upon which we all depend. See The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence at Silver Spring Stage.

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Botticelli in the Fire  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Botticelli in the Fire
 
This ambitious ancient-modern mashup shows the spark of the culture war between Italian Renaissance artist and smoldering sensualist Sandro Botticelli, who's in the midst of painting his famed Venus on a half-shell, and the conservative priest who's challenging the relaxed morality of Lorenzo de Medici's Florence. That real-life historical conflict led to the "bonfire of the vanities" -- the burning of "sinful" items like art and books. Inspired by these actual events, Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill gives Botticelli an apprentice/lover (none other that Leonardo da Vinci), and then traps him between the church and the powerful Medicis, forcing him to make an impossible choice. This American premiere of Botticelli in the Fire closes out the Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 38th season.

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle  
Source The Caucasian Chalk Circle
 
In its first major D.C. production in nearly 30 years, Bertolt Brecht's epic adventure comes to vibrant life in an innovative new production at D.C.'s Source. As corruption and violence rage in the Caucasus Mountains (giving the play its distinctive name), one woman's heroism in saving an abandoned baby is put on trial. But what's at stake is the entire social order. Constellation Theatre Company's 360-degree immersive staging gives you a front-row seat to Brecht's brilliant scenes -- from the heroine's desperate tiptoe across a precarious rope bridge to the frantic courtroom drama that decides everyone's fate. With a cast of 14 actors playing more than 60 vivid characters -- and propelled by a rock-inspired score performed live by a three-piece band -- the play recalls a time much like our own, one of political and social revolution, but fortified with a promise of compassion and hope.

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The Crucible  
Olney Theatre Center The Crucible
 
In Arthur Miller's classic play about the Salem witch trials, unseen and unseeable evil stalks the town, threatening to destroy the lives of the God-fearing colonists. A clique of young girls are the only ones capable of unmasking the terror allegedly caused by hidden witches and devil's consorts. The girls uncover ugly truths, settle old scores and leave behind a trail of destruction. Since its premiere in 1953, a masterful allegory for the rise of McCarthyism in the late 1940s, The Crucible has become an American classic. Experience the timeless and poignant tale at Olney Theatre Center's mainstage.

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Fly by Night  
1st Stage Theatre Fly by Night
 
A star-crossed prophecy, and a lot of music -- just not a lot of light -- make up the latest production from 1st Stage Theater in Tysons. In this darkly comic rock-fable, a melancholy sandwich maker's humdrum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly by Night is a tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

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Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies
 
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's "breathtakingly on-point" (Washington Post) comedy Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies returns for a special encore remount after its sold-out run became one of the first breakout D.C. hits of 2017. This irreverent examination of growing up Black in America features two unlikely allies -- Marquis and Tru. Suspecting that Marquis has lost his "blackness," Tru pens a manual entitled "Being Black for Dummies," which sends the two on a whirlwind journey through a world of cheerleaders, 2Pac, Nietzsche, Apollo and Dionysus. This searing satire is back to challenge notions, break boundaries and leave you questioning your own perceptions of race. Catch Hooded at the Atlas Performing Arts Center's Sprenger Theatre.

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How I Became A Pirate  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater How I Became A Pirate
 
Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob, as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can't find on any map. The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure at the Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, which includes a kid-friendly lunch of either a slice of oven-baked cheese pizza or an all-beef hot dog.

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I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English)  
MetroStage I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English)
 
Most likely the only New Zealand-born Jewish Canadian comedian you'll ever come across, Deb Filler delivers her newest one-woman show to MetroStage's female-centric Spring Solo Series. Filler's latest tour-de-force play, I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), finds her with a guitar and a grab bag of lovable characters, sharing stories of her encounters with three Lennys: Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Cohen and another musician called Lenny. Wahington Jewish Week raves she's "a master of mimicry." She's received rave reviews for the show in Toronto, London, Sydney, Jerusalem, NYC and L.A., and was last seen at MetroStage baking challah live on the stage while performing as 27 different people in Filler Up.

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Legally Blonde The Musical  
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater Legally Blonde The Musical
 
Elle Woods appears to have it all. But her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater in Hagerstown is ridiculously enjoyable, from start to finish.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride  
Round House Theatre The Legend of Georgia McBride
 
What do you do when your Elvis act gets the axe? With a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his signature jumpsuit for sequins and start strutting his stuff around the Florida panhandle as the area's newest drag queen. A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice, this production of The Legend of Georgia McBride at Bethesda's Round House Theatre will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog inside of us all.

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Madagascar Jr.  
Children's Theatre of Annapolis Madagascar Jr.
 
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage for the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar Jr. -- A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite 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. This production features young actors from Children's Theatre of Annapolis.

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Master Harold... and the boys  
Round House Theatre Master Harold... and the boys
 
Here's a picture you wouldn't imagine in 1950 South Africa: Two black men and a white boy joking and dancing together. Defying the harsh realities of apartheid, Harold's black workers are more than just his employees -- They're his friends. Faced with the return of his alcoholic father, Harold must weigh his father's racist outlook against the respect he has for his companions. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1982, and initially banned in South Africa, "Master Harold" ... and the boys remains one of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written. Come see it at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Symphonic Metal Version]  
Logan Fringe Arts Space The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Symphonic Metal Version]
 
Metal, mystery and mayhem ensue in The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Symphonic Metal Version], a raucous reenactment of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel where the audience picks a new ending every show. Landless Theatre Company, creators of the Helen Hayes nominated Sweeney Todd [Prog Metal Version] and 2008 Musical Pick of the Fringe Diamond Dead), team up with Rupert Holmes to turn his Tony-winning musical up to 11 in their latest MetalTheatre treatment at the Logan Fringe Arts Space in D.C. The Fringe Arts Bar opens one hour before each performance.

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Paper Dolls  
Atlas Performing Arts Center Paper Dolls
 
In Paper Dolls, a group of five Filipino guest workers living in Tel Aviv spend their days caring for elderly Orthodox men and their nights performing in nightclubs as drag queens -- and the craziest part is, this karaoke musical is based on a true story! First profiled in an acclaimed 2006 documentary, the workers must contend with an immigration system that denies them citizenship and will deport them if they lose their jobs, while still enjoying the socially accepting atmosphere of Tel Aviv compared to the Philippines. See the American premiere of this vibrant, thought-provoking musical at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C.

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The Remains  
Studio Theatre The Remains
 
It's been ten years since Kevin and Theo's wedding -- one of the first legal same-sex marriages in the country. In celebration of their ten year anniversary, the couple hosts a dinner party for their families, inviting loved ones over to their gorgeously renovated condo for an evening of philosophical conversations and overcooked lasagna. But when Kevin and Theo reveal the secret behind their seemingly perfect relationship, their guests gain a whole new perspective on the couple's historic marriage. Star Trek: Discovery's Maulik Pancholy stars in Ken Urban's The Remains at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Roz and Ray  
Theater J Roz and Ray
 
It's 1976, and Ray, a newly single parent, has only one goal: Keep his twin boys alive. Both of Ray's sons are hemophiliacs, which means that in addition to the regular stresses of single parenthood Ray must also contend with endless hospital trips, rigorous testing and frequent blood transfusions. When Ray meets Roz -- an optimistic and caring doctor with a miracle treatment for his sons' condition -- he thinks that he's found his savior. But miracles aren't always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. See why the Chicago Tribune deemed this a "very powerful play," when it comes to the stage of Theater J in Washington, DC.

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Saint Joan  
Folger Theatre Saint Joan
 
The martyred heroine of France fought and defeated the besieging English at Orleans, was captured and taken prisoner in Burgundy, and put on trial and burned at the stake -- all by the age of 19. Depicted as neither witch, saint nor madwoman in George Bernard Shaw's compelling story, Joan of Arc is but an illiterate farm girl whose focus on the individual rocks the church and state. Led by director Eric Tucker, four actors perform over 25 roles in Bedlam's riveting, stripped-down production of Saint Joan at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC.

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Top and Bottom  
DC Arts Center Top and Bottom
 
Rainbow Theatre Project presents Top and Bottom, the hit of the New York Fringe Festival. Two hunks display all of their charms as they celebrate the splendors of gay dating in this alluring comedy. Top and Bottom explores an encounter between two young men who want to explore their sexual bondage fantasies. The only problem? They're a bit klutzy, a bit nerdy, and not totally sure what they're doing! A sure-fire crowd pleaser for bachelorette parties, girls and boys nights out or just a roaring good time for anyone who appreciates the male form ... and a good laugh.

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Translations  
Studio Theatre Translations
 
It's 1833, and change is coming to rural County Donegal. While a hodgepodge group gathers at an Irish-language hedge school to study classics of Greek and Latin literature, British army engineers arrive to map the country, draw new borders and translate local place names into the King's English. Languages and histories collide, kindling romance and inciting violence. A modern classic from an Irish master, directed by Studio Theatre's Belfast-born Associate Artistic Director, Translations reminds us how personal the political can be. Watch it all unfold at Studio Theatre's Metheny Theatre in Washington, DC.

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The Undeniable Sound of Right Now  
Keegan Theatre The Undeniable Sound of Right Now
 
Picture Chicago in 1992. If you can't (or need a refresher), The Undeniable Sound of Right Now will take you back to that moment when Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love ruled and Moby was not too far behind. The story follows Hank, a man struggling to keep his legendary rock club alive in the midst of changing times and musical tastes. As if that wasn't hard enough, his daughter Lena brings home her new DJ boyfriend. Will Hank learn to adapt or will he crumble under the destructive power of The Next Big Thing? Prepare for some outrageous comedy and major blasts from the past when The Undeniable Sound of Right Now makes its D.C. premiere at Keegan Theatre.

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Underground Railroad Game  
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Underground Railroad Game
 
Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today's lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation's history, tackling race, sex and power in this kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy for mature audiences. Ars Nova, a company committed to developing outside-the-box thinking and supporting innovative, genre-bending work, was dubbed a "fertile incubator of offbeat theater" by The New York Times. Ars Nova presents Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game at Washington, DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Are you ready to play?

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Vietgone  
Studio Theatre Vietgone
 
In a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas circa 1975, two bereaved Saigon natives find love in a strange new land. So goes Vietgone, a bold new romantic comedy by "geek theater" impresario Qui Nguyen, an artist famous in New York for productions packed full of martial arts, sword fights and puppetry. Based on the lives of his own parents, Vietgone is a slightly more subtle affair, but still reflect Nguyen's irreverent humor and hip-hop-influenced aesthetic as it criss-crosses between the traumatic evacuation of Saigon and a turbulent yet passionate tale of love in the rural United States. See this wildly imaginative new work at Studio Theatre in D.C.

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Waiting for Godot  
Lansburgh Theatre Waiting for Godot
 
Widely regarded as the most significant play of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot is something every theater lover should see at least once. What playwright Samuel Beckett built with this work was a monument -- not of stones, but of words -- to the mysteries of existence, and his towering achievement moves and unsettles audiences like no other play. On a lonely road beneath a barren tree, two vagabonds wait for a man named Mr. Godot. As the evening unfolds, a desperate, humorous and unchanging universe is revealed, delighting and challenging all those who experience it. Directed by the Tony Award-winning Garry Hynes, Waiting for Godot makes its regional premiere at Lansburgh Theatre.

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Waitress  
The National Theatre Waitress
 
Inspired by the beloved film from Adrienne Shelly and brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the Broadway hit Waitress starts serving up treats at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. With original music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave") and direction from Tony winner Diane Paulus, this is a vibrant tale of a waitress and pie maker who dreams of leaving her small town and loveless marriage. When a baking contest and a new doctor offer a chance at a fresh start, she must summon the strength to build her new life in a play EW calls "a little slice of heaven."

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The Winter's Tale  
Folger Theatre The Winter's Tale
 
Transporting you from Sicilia to Bohemia and safely home once more, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is a spellbinding tale of jealousy, prophecy and redemption that celebrates the magic of story-telling and the power of forgiveness. Lose yourself in this fantastical play filled with love and loss at Folger Theatre in D.C.

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