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ADDITIONAL INFO

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KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS VENUE INFORMATION

Built in 1971 to realize the late President Kennedy's ambitions to bring culture to the American public, the Center has seen over 300 productions across ballet, theater and concerts created and stage at the complex. December 2014 saw the start of an ambitious expansion project that would reopen access from the Center to the Potomac River, as well as easier access to lower Georgetown and provide more space for visitors and performers to engage with.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Booking until Jan 04

  • National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

    Booking until Dec 21

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Opens Feb 03, 2015

  • The Book of Mormon

    Opens Jun 19, 2015

  • Once

    Opens Jul 07, 2015

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Kennedy Center Opera House

Until January 4, 2015

Joseph is the Biblical saga of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. Brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this enduring musical returns to US stages in 2014 to charm audiences with its high energy score and will star American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young!

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Until December 21, 2014

Undoubtedly one of the Western world's most popular oratorios, Handel's triumphant and moving 'Messiah' is considered the definitive live Christmas concert experience. As with past years the National Symphony Orchestra will not fail to delight and inspire presenting the nearly 300 year old master-work with the orchestraand a first class chorus, to create an unforgettable celebration!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Kennedy Center Opera House

February 3-8, 2015

The 56-year old AA American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states, as well as 71 countries on six continents. Often engaged as an ambassador for modern American dance, the troupe saw its first such engagement in 1962 as part of John F Kennedy's south east Asian and Australian tour. Whilst its repertoire is known primarily for its jazz influences, chief creative director Robert Battle has added to the dances by welcoming collaborations with other eminent choreographers, which reflects the company's ever-expanding body of work.

The Book of Mormon

Kennedy Center Opera House

June 19-August 16, 2015

With NINE Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and top New York critic calling it the best new musical of the century, this is one show you won't want to miss.

Once

Eisenhower Theater

July 7-August 16, 2015

The creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh to bring the hit independent film Once, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the hit song "Falling Slowly", to the stage.

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