"Of all the musicals I ever worked on that didn't quite succeed, 'Allegro' is the one I think most worthy of a second chance," composer Richard Rodgers wrote. The 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein show…
With President Bush and other luminaries looking on, the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performed at the Kennedy Center yesterday in a concert billed as "the music of hope and the sweet, sweet…
The Kennedy Center literally rolled out the red carpet Sunday for this year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors: James Brown, Carol Burnett, Loretta Lynn, Mike Nichols and Itzhak Perlman.
The Shakespeare Theater has unwrapped plans for a new $77 million facility being billed as the centerpiece of this city's first affordable, midsized performing arts center serving theater, music and…
Just in time for its boffo Kennedy Center Honors, the center has pulled the wraps off of its Opera House following an 11-month, $20 million renovation.
Patricia Clarkson, Sally Field and Dana Ivey will play key roles in the Kennedy Center's upcoming festival of plays by Tennessee Williams.
Washington actor Floyd King is a man of a thousand zany expressions, all of them employed to perfection in the Signature Theater's hysterical revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the…
It was a "9 to 5" reunion when Lily Tomlin received the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Sunday.
Ford's Theater opens its season with a sensitive, profoundly deliberate production of John Steinbeck's sweeping Dust Bowl drama. David Cromer's staging occasionally teeters on the tedious, but it's…
Arena Stage has settled on a plan for its $100 million expansion. The 43-year-old complex will be converted into a sweeping facility with new and revitalized performance spaces and residences for…
Max Reinhardt's 1935 filming of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," is grist for Ken Ludwig's latest farce, a defiantly corny yet amusing escapade that is given a classy sendoff by Arena Stage. Chaos erupts…