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First Camp Arena Stage Open House to be held January 2018

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Arena Stage will host its first Camp Arena Stage Open House on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). The open houes will featuring sample workshops and classes taught by Camp staff, and an opportunity to have all of your Camp questions […]

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Felicia Curry will play Sweet Thing

Arena Stage announces casting for Nina Simone: Four Women

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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced casting for its upcoming production of Nina Simone: Four Women. Harriett D. Foy (Amélie) is set to take on the title role, alongside Felicia Curry as Sweet Thing, Theresa Cunningham as Aunt Sarah, Toni Martin as Sephronia, and Darius Smith as Sam Waymon. Velvet-throated […]

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Carrie-Mae-Weems coming to Kennedy Center

Carrie Mae Weems’ ‘Grace Notes: Reflections For Now’ comes to Kennedy Center

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present Grace Notes: Reflections For Now, Carrie Mae Weems‘ meditative and provocative new work which explores grace in the face of racism and violence. Weems, an acclaimed photographer and multimedia artist, has created and narrates a performance rooted in music, song, video, dance, and spoken […]

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2017 tony awards nominations announced

2017 Tony Awards nominations revealed; ‘Great Comet’ leads all nominees

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The nominations in 24 competitive categories for the 71st Annual Tony” Awards® were announced today, May 2, 2017 by Tony Award-winning actress Jane Krakowski and past Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson at the Tony Award Nominations ceremony, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Marking 71 years of excellence […]

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Actor Kevin Spacey to host Tonys in June

Kevin Spacey will host 71st Annual Tony Awards

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The Tony Awards announced today that Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey will host the 71st Annual Tony® Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Spacey’s first time hosting the Tonys.The Tony Awards […]

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Madame Butterfly at Kennedy Center

Washington National Opera presents Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at Kennedy Center

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Washington National Opera concludes its’ 2016–2017 season with one of the most beloved operas in the repertory, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, May 6– 21, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. The opera features dazzling sets and costumes by Japanese American production designer Jun Kaneko. This new-to-Washington production from Opera Omaha and San Francisco Opera is directed by Leslie Swackhamer and conducted […]

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Raisin in the Sun in April

Arena Stage announces full cast of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

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The full company has been announced for Arena Stage’s upcoming production of A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Tazewell Thompson. Presented in the Fichandler Stage, Lorraine Hansberry’s American classic will run March 31 and play through May 7. Leading the cast are Will Cobbs (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Walter Lee Younger […]

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The Gospel at Colonus musical begins in February

Avant Bard theatre presents ‘The Gospel at Colonus’ this February

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The legendary African American musical, The Gospel at Colonus, a soaring celebration of transcendence and the fragility of life, will be presented by the Avant Bard theatre from February 23, 2017 to March 26, 2017. The musical will be performed at the Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two 2700 South Lang Street Arlington, VA. The Gospel at […]

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