Kennedy skeds Bard, tuners

RSC pacts to appear annually for 5 years

WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday.

In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, beginning with a booking at the center’s Eisenhower Theater April 21-May 18, 2003. Production plans have not been finalized. The venture is supported by a $250,000 grant from the Prince of Wales Foundation.

The staged concerts include revivals of the 1943 musical “Carmen Jones,” with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and the 1937 musical “Babes in Arms,” by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

The center’s theater slate will also include a new revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Tell Me on a Sunday,” the comedy “Stones in His Pockets” and a visit by the Reduced Shakespeare Co. T he season is less extensive than usual because of a yearlong renovation to the center’s Opera House, slated to begin in December.

More Legit

  • Patricia Morison Dead: 'Kiss Me Kate'

    Patricia Morison, Stage Star of 'Kiss Me, Kate', Dies at 103

    WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday. In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, […]

  • Prince Harry Meghan Markle

    Who's on the Royal Wedding Guest List?

    WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday. In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, […]

  • In the Heights

    'In the Heights': Warner Bros. Wins Movie Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Musical

    WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday. In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, […]

  • School of Rock

    'School of Rock' Captures the Heart and Soul of Messy Adolescence

    WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday. In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, […]

  • From left, creators David Henry Hwang,

    David Henry Hwang Hopes Hillary Clinton Will See 'Soft Power'

    WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday. In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, […]

  • LaChanze

    Stagecraft Podcast: LaChanze on 'Summer,' Tony Boosts and Dream Roles

    WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday. In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, […]

  • Frozen Broadway

    'Frozen' North American Tour to Start at Hollywood Pantages

    WASHINGTON — A new residency agreement with the Royal Shakespeare Co. and staged concert versions of two musicals are among the highlights of the 2002-03 theater season for the Kennedy Center unveiled Monday. In a unique partnership for the RSC, the venerable troupe will make annual appearances at the center for the next five years, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content